Nutrition Supplement Pyramid with VitaMedica®!

Nutrition Supplement PyramidThe VitaMedica® Nutrition Supplement Pyramid is based on 4 key recommendations for establishing a solid and complete nutrition program:

1. Take a high quality multivitamin and mineral supplement to cover gaps in your every day diet.

2. Make sure you are adding good quality Omega-3 fatty acids.

3. Take extra phytonutrients for enhanced free-radical protection (antioxidants!).

4. Add additional nutrients to meet to your specific health and wellness goals.

Remember to call and set up a free consult with our Nutritionist!

The Importance of Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation with VitaMedica®

Did you know that our bodies temporarily go through an array of changes and transformations following any type of surgery?  Fueling our bodies with key nutrients does not only aid in the healing process, but it can also significantly decrease recovery time.  This is imperative for those who need to be back on their feet and get back to their daily routines quickly – or for those who just want to show off their new, fabulous self!  Allowing your body to heal correctly will give you optimal results much faster; and at Sugar Land Plastic Surgery, we want to make sure you are as healthy as possible following surgery and otherwise.

We are so proud and excited to bring on our newest line of vitamins from VitaMedica!  We now have 2 vitamin lines: VitaMedica Recovery, and VitaMedica Wellness.  We’ll discuss both lines to better inform you on the key nutrients these formulas have to supports the healing process, as well as give you a better quality of life.


vita_RecoveryVitaMedica Recovery

The VitaMedica Recovery line is made up of several categories, which helps us individualize which products our patients will need in their specific situation.  The most popular being the Arnica Montana line for bruising and inflammation.  Arnica Montana is a European flowering plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for several centuries.  It is best acclaimed for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties.  Arnica Montana is crucial for more invasive surgeries but can also be extremely beneficial for less invasive treatments, like Botox® or Juvederm injections.  Our Arnica Montana is medical grade and contains 30X the amount of healing nutrients when compared to a similar over the counter product.  Our healing support program contains Arnica Montana, along with Bromelain and Quercetin.  Bromelain is an enzyme found in the stem of a pineapple that has miraculous anti-inflammatory properties.  Bromelain and Arnica Montana work synergistically to treat and heal up to twice as fast than taking nothing at all.  If you are investing in your surgery, it is wise to add this into your treatment package for optimal recovery.  We also have a relieving and soothing Arnica Montana topical cream which can be included in your package.  At Sugar Land Plastic Surgery we want to make sure you have an optimal recovery process, and we want you to look your absolute best as SOON as possible; taking the proper supplements for recovery is super easy and well worth it!

Our full Recovery Support Program includes all three supplements (Clinical Support, Bromelain with Quercetin, and Arnica Montana 30X).  This program is ideal for our older patients undergoing any type of surgery, and for all patients going through an extensive surgery.  Extensive surgeries include a rhytidectomy, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty, breast reduction & reconstruction, liposuction, and all body sculpting procedures.  This program provides the perfect nutritional support for an ideal recovery!


vita_WellnessVitaMedica Wellness

VitaMedica has also brought on a wellness line for our patients.  We want to make sure our patients look amazing from the inside out.  That includes making sure you are getting all of the right nutrients, because when your insides are healthy, your outside shows it!  It is so very important to stay at optimum health so that you can truly look and feel your best.  Our wellness vitamin lines include:

  • Anti-Aging Formula
  • Clear skin Formula
  • Essentials Formula
  • Energy Support Formula
  • Bone Support Formula
  • Phytonutrient Complex Formula
  • Omega 3 Formulas
  • Probiotic-8
  • Healthy Skin Formula
  • Glucosamine Sulfate

Come speak to our Nutritionist to help pick out the perfect vitamin regimen for your individual needs!

New Year, New You!

Happy New Year

Happy 2013! The 2012 Holiday season is officially over! Time to take down decorations, write thank-you notes, and tell your family to finally go home… (kidding!). The beginning of a New Year is one of our favorite times of the year at Sugar Land Plastic Surgery. We like to think of it as a chance to start over with a fresh, clean slate. This is a time to focus on you. Be selfish, Christmas is over! The Holiday of “giving” has come to an end so no need to feel guilty. We want to help you feel good about yourself in whatever way we can. A few of the most common New Year’s Resolutions this year include losing weight, eating healthy, taking better care of yourself, increasing self confidence, enjoying life to the fullest, spending more time with family, quit smoking, and becoming better organized. While we can’t help you with the latter few, here are a couple of ways SLPS can assist with making some of your resolutions last!

Losing weight and eating healthy

Losing weight and eating healthy:

We are proud to introduce Nutrition services at Sugar Land Plastic Surgery, including a medical grade vitamin line and Nutrition Counseling with our very own Clinical Nutritionist.  Whether following a cosmetic procedure or focusing towards your overall health, we are here to help you out in the long run.  We strive to meet every individual’s beauty, health and wellness needs, and together can come up with a customized plan to help you achieve your specific goals.  Nutrition consults are free, so call us to set up an appointment and jump-start your journey to a more healthy and beautiful life!

Taking care of your skinTaking better care of your skin:

Give your skin the treatment it deserves this year with our exclusive medical grade skin care products.  Whatever your concern may be, we have the perfect solution for you.  Our skin care experts can help you address: aging skin, acne, vascular skin, hyperpigmentation, delicate and sensitive skin, rosacea, KP, or all of the above.  Call us to set up a free skin analysis with our VISIA Complexion Analysis System and let us help you come up with an individualized skin care regimen that’s specifically formatted for you!

Self-confidenceIncreasing self confidence:

Our appearance can often have a big impact on our self-confidence, poise, and self-esteem.  Looking for a quick fix?  Botox® and injectable fillers can make a dramatic difference in your appearance and give anyone a substantial confidence boost.  Don’t just trust anyone for these treatments, Dr. Nguyen has an artistry background which helps to give you the absolute best results.  Looking for something a bit less invasive?  We have several skin care and laser services with the best technology and products on the market.  Skin care and laser services include: microdermabrasions, a variety of chemical peels, bio-boost eye treatments, laser hair, vein, and tattoo reduction, pigmented lesion correction, and IPL photo facials.  We also offer complementary make-overs following any skin care treatment with our amazing mineral make-up line, Glo Minerals.  Check out our Glo Minerals post to learn more about the make-up line!

What are your resolutions this year?  Comment below and receive an EXTRA 10% off any skin care product for the month of January!

Blast That Belly Fat!

Still working on that perfect beach bod? Well aren’t we all?  If surgery is not something you are interested in, tweaks to your diet may be all you need.  Recently undergone a tummy tuck or liposuction?  Make sure you are able to achieve your maximum results with a proper balanced diet.  Whatever your situation may be, try incorporating these five ‘bellyblaster’ super-foods into your diet and exercise regimen.

1. Jalapeños
What they do: increase cellular metabolism & suppress appetite
How they do it: Jalapeños contain capsaicin, a compound that is solely responsible for converting stored fat into energy. Researchers at the University of Maryland recently discovered the jalapeño’s are capable of raising an individual’s metabolism by 25% for 3 hours after ingestion! They are also great for suppressing appetite because they are so spicy.

2. Grilled Shrimp
What they do: convert the metabolic pathway of adipose cells to apoptosis. Translation-they literally make fat cells self-destruct. They also suppress appetite.
How they do it: a study conducted at the University of Milan discovered that shrimp increases our bodies ability to burn fat by over 200% by increasing leptin production. Leptin a crucial fat burning hormone; it is also the hormone that signals our bodies that we are satisfied and to stop eating.

3. Green Onions
What they do: help flush out toxins by speeding liver function
How they do it: just one serving of this super vegetable contains enough sulfur to activate key detoxification enzymes in our liver. These enzymes convert fat deposits and toxins into water-soluble molecules that can easily be flushed and eliminated from the body.

4. Coconut Oil
What it does: improve thyroid performance
How it does it: coconut oil is very rich in medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which amp up the production of T3. T3 is a hormone produced by the thyroid and is responsible for boosting out metabolism significantly. Many individuals with thyroid issues are lacking this key hormone, which unfortunately leads to potential weight gain. Try swapping butter and oil for coconut oil the next time you cook or bake, you can barely taste the difference!

5. Green Tea
What it does: activates fat-burning enzymes and revs up your metabolism
How it does it: the polyphenols in green tea activate the fat burning enzymes in fat cells. Making it iced has even greater benefits! Sipping 3 cups of iced green tea daily can DOUBLE your weight loss on any diet plan. Also, adding lemon helps boost the absorption of green tea’s active fat-burning ingredients by over 75%!

Have a certain area of concern?  Come see us at Sugar Land Plastic Surgery to discuss all of your surgical and cosmetic options with Dr. Nguyen and his staff!