Addicted to Tanning; 15-Minute Facelift
A young mom obsessed with tanning gets a glimpse into a potentially dark future. Then, see a cutting-edge gastric surgery that helped a mother and her two daughters drop a collective 175 pounds. Plus, a new, nonsurgical procedure that promises to take years off your face … in just 15 minutes!
Health Scare Experiment: Addicted to Tanning?
When Kori was 14 years old, she started browning her pale skin in indoor tanning beds. "Everyone was doing it," Kori says, explaining that she just wanted to fit in with her friends.
Now 27, Kori says she continues to visit the tanning salon up to six times a week, sometimes several times a day. Given the nickname "tanorexic" by her friends, Kori says she never uses sunblock or any product with SPF in it, but rather, coats herself in baby oil to get the best tan possible.
Kori says being pale makes her feel depressed and overweight. "When I look in the mirror, and I don't see a tan, I feel like I can see every flaw that's standing out. When I'm white and I haven't laid in the tanning bed, it makes me really depressed. And the pictures I see, I feel bigger, fatter — I just don't feel attractive at all."
At the urging of friends and family, however, Kori agrees to participate in a The Doctors Health Scare Experiment, where oncologist Dr. Lawrence Piro will show Kori the dramatic damage she could do to her eyes, her face and her lifespan, if she continues to tan.
Family Undergoes Bariatric Surgery
Crystal and her daughters, Candra and Clarissa, have gained weight together and now, these tight-knit family members say they would like to lose it together, with each undergoing gastric sleeve surgery the same day!
The women turn to bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz, who will cut out 80 to 90 percent of each woman's stomach, then staple the remaining portion of the stomach to form a tube. The part of the stomach that is removed is responsible for producing a hormone — ghrelin — that makes people feel hungry. With its removal, those same driving feelings of hunger are abated.
Candra — who suffers from high blood pressure, depression, knee problems and back pain — is looking forward to the surgery for medical reasons, as well as personal ones. "Having the sleeve done with my mom and my sister, it feels like I'm not alone," she explains.
• This procedure is not for everyone. Please consult your physician or other healthcare professional to determine if bariatric surgery is right for you.
A 15-Minute Facelift?
Isabel, 49, says she "never got the memo" about feeling her age. But, with several friends at least 15 years younger than she is, she fears her sagging skin will make her look a lot older. "When we go out, I don't want to feel like I'm their mom," she explains.
Isabel is excited to try a new, non-invasive procedure, created by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yan Trokel, that mimics a surgical facelift, without the patient having to undergo surgery. The Y-Lift Plus will give Isabel a complete face makeover, from the temples to the jawline, in about 15 minutes.
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