Changes in My Body
During the past 23 years, Christinas Clinic has served more than 19,000 patients. This experience has allowed us to notice larger scale changes in the patients’ physiological appearances and learn how long term habits and lifestyle have helped to formed them. In scientific terms, an observation so comprehensive in scale and length is called a longitude study.
Changes in bodies
Some lifestyle changes bring about mutations in the soft tissue: muscle, fat tissue and skin. Other changes can turn out to be more radical. These distort the skeleton – the main structure of the body – which in turn affects the development of the soft tissue.
Lifestyle issues often seem temporary. A child with a backpack hanging from one shoulder or a phase of high heels during teenaged years may seem like a short extract from history. What may not be visible to us, is visible to the surgeon, however, who may need to use skilled-backed methods to mask these blemishes.
Many asymmetries in the body are not on the surface, but lie somewhere deeper. A woman may desire a surgery to even out her breasts, but it is indeed not the breasts that are perched askew, but her whole chest. If the framework and foundation is misshapen and lopsided, it is often difficult to build a stable house on top of it.
The skeleton needs vitamin D
Our skeletons tend to warp over time, especially among those who live in the north, since vitamin D is essential for the development of bones, and in northern regions there is a significant deficit of daily sunshine. Adding a dose of vitamin D supplements should therefore be considered, among children as well as adults, to reduce harm to the skeleton and avoid complications in the future.
Plastic surgery helps to lift or reduce the soft tissue, but it cannot make up for the limitations caused by bone deformations. This fact is often overlooked by patients, and it carries with it unrealistic hopes, wishes and disappointment.
In the following series of articles we would like to discuss major concerns, misunderstandings, myths, possibilities, etc., that our patients have had over the past 23 years. We give advice on how to take care of one’s body in a permanent way, and what the surgeons can do to solve some major and common problems.
Dear customers and visitors, we would also like to hear your opinion. What are the concerns and topics you would be especially interested in? Write your ideas in the comments section, and our surgeons or their assistants will answer your questions.