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Posts for: June, 2021

By Dr. Christina M McAlpin
June 24, 2021
Category: Otolaryngology
Tags: Body Contouring  

Non-surgical body contouring is an innovative way to get rid of stubborn fat. It's minimally invasive with minimal risks. How much change can you expect in your body from body contouring in Los Angeles, CA? Your doctor, Dr. Christina McAlpin will fill you in.

What Is Non-surgical Body Contouring

Non-surgical body contouring uses minimally invasive procedures such as ultrasound and cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells and give you a contoured shape. Following your diet and exercise regimen strictly can help you reach your weight loss goals sooner than you think. However, despite losing all that weight you might still be unsatisfied with how your body turned out. Stubborn fat in problem areas such as your abdomen, love handles, arms, and chin could still make you self-conscious. You can improve the appearance of cellulite from fat deposits with body contouring.

What Body Contouring Can Do for You

Burn Stubborn Fat Spot training to lose fat in specific areas of your body is impossible. However, with body contouring in Los Angeles, CA, you can target fat loss in specific areas of your body. So, that double chin that has refused to go despite all your weight loss efforts now has a solution with non-surgical body contouring.

Tighten Lose Skin and Reduce Appearance of Cellulite Fat deposits around your butt and thighs can have a lumpy or bumpy appearance. Cellulite might make you self-conscious and stop you from trying on outfits that show off your thighs. Consider getting non-surgical body contouring in Los Angeles, CA.

Types of Body Contouring Procedures

Your doctor can perform the following procedures to help reduce the appearance of cellulite:

  • Ultrasound treatment
  • Cryolipolysis

Both treatments cause the death of fat cells. After a while, your body absorbs and eliminates the dead cells to reveal the contoured body beneath. For ultrasound treatment, your doctor treats the target area with ultrasound energy. Cryolipolysison, on the other hand, freezes the fat cells to death.

Want to learn more about the benefits of non-surgical body contouring in Los Angeles, CA? Call (213) 745-4060 to schedule your consultation with Dr. McAlpin.

By Dr. Christina M McAlpin
June 23, 2021
Category: ENT Care
Tags: Ear Infection  

An ear infection is a prevalent cause of hospital visits for young kids. The common occurrence and abundant research into ear infections mean that there are numerous available treatment options. Your doctor, Dr. Christina McAlpin, can tell you What signs of ear infections to look out for in Los Angeles, CA.

Ear Infection Symptoms

For adults, it's usually a lot easier to tell if you have an ear infection. You might experience:

  • Reduced hearing
  • Fluid in ear
  • Ear pain and pressure

If you have kids, you might have to look out for other ear infection signs such as:

  • Excessive crying
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Tugging on the ear
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Ear pain
  • Loss of balance

Ear Infection Diagnosis

Your doctor can diagnose your ear infection in Los Angeles, CA, based on your symptoms. When in doubt, your doctor might investigate your ear further with an otoscope. The otoscope allows them to check for fluid build-up behind your eardrum. In some cases, a puff of air from a pneumatic otoscope could also be necessary for diagnosis. Advanced tests for an ear infection that your doctor might carry out include:

  • Tympanometry
  • Acoustic reflectometry
  • Tympanocentesis

Ear Infection Treatment Options

For children younger than 6 months old, your doctor will recommend antibiotics, usually Amoxicillin. Antibiotic therapy helps prevent the spread of the infection. Older children above 6 months and adults, might not need antibiotics immediately so your doctor might ask you to simply monitor the condition. Home therapies such as applying a warm compress to their ears could help relieve discomfort. You could also consider over-the-counter pain medication and ear drops to reduce your pain while you watch and wait.

If your ear infection persists, your doctor might put you on antibiotics to tackle the infection. Chronic ear infections that seem to go on for months or years might benefit from a myringotomy to release fluid buildup.

Are you having symptoms of ear infections in Los Angeles, CA? Dr. McAlpin will help you get the best available treatment for your condition when you call (213) 745-4060 to schedule your appointment.