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a practice by John P. Schilling, MD, FACOG

Women’s Center. Cosmetic Surgery Center. Anti-Aging Medical Spa.

“A higher level of everything you’ve come to expect in health care.” ~John P. Schilling, MD

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Dr. Schilling discusses; pelvic organ prolapse & urinary incontinence.

Is it at the TOP of your mind? Adding volume to your breasts.

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s a new season is approaching, many of us start making various changes in our routines. Preparing our skin for the new season is essential in order to be able to look our best at any given moment. Although subtle, a few changes in our skin care rituals can make a great difference in the way our skin looks, so learn to prepare your skin for the spring season in a few easy steps. As seasonal changes start to emerge, our skin is faced with various different challenges. Moisturizing is by far the most important aspect we should take care of. Although moisturizing regularly is just as important during spring as it is during winter, it is generally smarter to switch to a lighter moisturizer. Sunscreen remains an absolute must during the warmer months, so looking for a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 is recommended. A moisturizer with SPF is also a good alternative for those who are looking for versatile products. Exfoliating regularly is another essential ritual you should not neglect. The number-one way to keep your skin looking healthy is by removing the buildup of dead cells on the skin’s surface, which, in turn, will provide newer, more radiant skin.

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Facials have long been used as an easy way to impart the skin with a healthy look —simply because they remove dull skin, revealing new, more radiant layers underneath. Last but not least, paying attention to your diet and exercise regimen and striving to make better choices is another aspect that will have an impact on the way your skin looks. Make sure to include plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables, drink a lot of water and exercise regularly to improve the way your skin looks from within. Remember, we were born with skin in the best shape it will ever be and virtually perfect. But years of sun exposure, lifestyle choices and other external factors and skin conditions can damage your complexion and rob it of that glow we all desire. It’s up to each one of us to fight against these aging factors to look our best at any age. If you need a little more one-on-one help to get your skin in shape, suggestions on the right product for your skin, or other age-defying products and services we offer, be sure to come in for a complimentary consultation with our licensed aesthetician.

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he truth for some women is that self-confidence is often tied to the perception of how good or bad they look. This may seem very shallow, but this is not always the case. A confident feeling of your outside appearance is a projection of one’s inner self for so many women. For most women, even a bad hair day can defeat your self-confidence. Breast enhancement is not for every woman, and many women feel perfectly satisfied and content with their breasts just the way they are, but for those who lack confidence may be curious to find out more about this cosmetic surgery, read on...

Reasons vary as to why a woman would want breast augmentation surgery; small breasts, saggy breasts, loss of volume after childbirth or breast-feeding, you may dislike how you look in a bathing suit, you don’t want to be seen undressed in front of your significant other, or you may just feel your breast are ugly, whatever the reason, do you feel this subject is always at the top of your mind? If you are still reading this — before you decide to have a consultation, first you must be honest with yourself about your expectations and what you intend to gain. A deep examination of your motives should be essential when considering this procedure. Then, after careful thought write down your questions and concerns and discuss them with Dr. Schilling at your consultation. Dr. Schilling will listen to your concerns and discuss your expectations. If you decide to proceed, an examination of your breasts will be necessary to determine if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation. Upon examination he will take measurements, observe your skin health and laxity, discuss options of sizes, shapes, and types of implants, along with the risks of the procedure and recovery. The most important thing to remember is that getting breast implants is a personal decision and if you feel that it would make you feel better, come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Schilling. Visit our website to view the Photo Gallery of Before and After’s, see more cosmetic surgery procedures including: Lipo-Abdominoplasty (tummy-tuck), Liposuction, Fat Transfer and Buttocks Enhancement, and more.

Typical Reasons Women Choose Breast Augmentation

The simple reason women want to get a breast augmentation is that they are dissatisfied with their breast size. Augmentation makes breasts bigger and fuller. Some women want breast augmentation to improve the balance of their figure or to enhance their self-image. Other women want the surgery to restore breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss. •

Enhancing breast size when women feel that their breasts are too small or not in proportion with their overall body contour

Achieving a more proportionate breast symmetry in size and contour

Restoring breast volume and firmness for women after weight loss, pregnancy, or breast-feeding

Improving breast shapes for women that have sagging or have lost skin elasticity (a reason that frequently involves breast lift surgery, too)


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Dr. Schilling discusses: pelvic organ prolapse & urinary incontinence.

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any women with prolapse avoid going to the doctor because they are embarrassed or afraid of what the doctor might find, but prolapse is very common and is nothing to be ashamed of at any age. Patients describe many symptoms which are related overall to Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). The most common are: heaviness and pressure in the vaginal and rectal areas; protrusion of tissues through the vaginal opening; difficulty in pushing out bowel movements; leaking urine (incontinence) or going to urinate frequently because the bladder is not emptying properly.

What is uterine prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor muscles become weak or damaged and can no longer support the pelvic organs. The womb (uterus) is the only organ that actually falls into the vagina. When the bladder and bowel slip out of place, they push up against the walls of the vagina. While prolapse is not considered a life threatening condition it may cause a great deal of discomfort and distress.

There are a number of different types of prolapse that can occur in a woman’s pelvic area and these are divided into three categories according to the part of the vagina they affect: front wall, back wall or top of the vagina. It is not uncommon to have more than one type of prolapse. In women with prior hysterectomy, it is still possible for the top of the vagina to fall down, even though the uterus is no longer there. This is called a post hysterectomy (“after hysterectomy”) vaginal prolapse. This system can fail in different places. Depending on the location of the damage, a different part of the pelvic organs may prolapse.

What happens if a prolapse is found?

COMMON SYMPTOMS of Pelvic Organ Prolapse  A feeling of pelvic pressure  Painful intercourse  A feeling as if something is falling out of your vagina

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Your treatment will depend on the type of pelvic organ prolapse you have. Dr. Sea or I may recommend first treating your prolapse without surgery. In some people, if symptoms significantly affect quality of life, surgery is eventually necessary. We can discuss all these options at your visit.

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If surgery is necessary, Dr. Sea or I use minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery to treat most types of pelvic organ prolapse. Minimally invasive surgery allows us to make smaller incisions and can shorten your hospital stay. Talk to us about why one procedure may be better for you than another, what the surgical approach will be, and what materials will be used. Also ask us about the long-term success for your planned procedure.

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Have a conversation with us.

Before your appointment, it may help to make a list of symptoms, concerns and questions. Take the list with you to your appointment. It may be difficult at first to talk about your symptoms, and some women find the examination uncomfortable, but it only takes a few minutes. And by having your symptoms checked you are taking an active role in your health and well-being. Make an appointment to continue this conversation. Visit our Women’s Center to discuss your questions. 770.474.7151

 Spotting vagina

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problems, involuntary release of urine or frequent urge to urinate especially at night.

 Problems with bowel move-

ments, constipation or needing to support the back of vaginal wall to have a bowel movement.


Schilling Healthcare Spring 2013 Newsletter