Liposuction

Liposuction – What is Liposuction?

 Watch the short two minute video below from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons which explains exactly what liposuction is.

Liposuction aka Lipoplasty

Liposuction is a surgical procedure also known as lipoplasty.  A liposuction procedure removes, cuts or sucks out excess fat deposits out of your body, which will make your body thinner and more aesthetically shapely.  Many studies have shown that when a person looks better, they feel better about themselves, have a more positive outlook on life, are more active and enjoy an improved self-image.  Liposuction can indeed make you look better, feel better and be more confident.

Liposuction procedures can be helpful to get rid of excess fat storage in the belly, abdomen, hips, waist, thighs, upper arms, back, chest, calves, ankles, back and butt.  For many people, diet and exercise alone is just not enough to get rid of excess fat and flab that has been accumulated over many years.

Liposuction can be done as a single procedure – or liposuction can be used along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.

Liposuction BellevueLiposuction is NOT a Cure All for Everything

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and should not be used as a substitute for proper nutrition and appropriate daily exercise.

Liposuction should not be used as a treatment for cellulite.  Cellulite is the dimpled or loose, saggy skin that can appear on your hips, thighs and ass.  Cellulite is an issue that is completely different than excess fat storage and is treated differently by the Best Plastic Surgery in Bellevue.

Is Lipoplasty Right for You?

You may be a good candidate for a lipoplasty procedure if you:

  1. Are a healthy adult
  2. Do not have any serious medical conditions that could keep your body from healing.
  3. Do not smoke.
  4. Have a positive outlook on life.
  5. Are properly educated on the risks and benefits of the surgery.

Liposuction may be right for you if you are negatively affected by excess fat on your body that has not changed despite proper nutrition and exercise.

Select a Head Named Partner of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Exclusive Select A Head Mayhem Drum Displays to be Available at Mayhem Shows

Select a Head, has announced their official partnership with this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Celebrating their 8th year as the world’s biggest traveling heavy metal music festival, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival lineup includes Slayer, King Diamond, HellYeah, The Devil Wears Prada, WhiteChapel, Thy Art is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her to the Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice and will include 26 cities throughout US and Canada.

Offering patent-pending Drum Displays, Select a Head’s partnership with the upcoming Mayhem Festival will include exclusive Mayhem Drum Displays which are a must-have for every fan. As a Mayhem sponsor, Select a Head will be offering Mayhem festival goers the opportunity to purchase the exclusive Mayhem heads on-site for a discounted rate. Those who are not able to attend can still purchase the Drum Displays from Select a Head online.

Additionally, two Mayhem Festival Drum Displays will be signed by the bands playing Mayhem and given away at the end of the festival to two lucky winners. Attendees can register to win at the Select a Head booth at each show OR on Facebook.

Select a Head will also offer additional Logo Drum Displays at their Mayhem booth including from Korn, Queensryche, Stryper, World Gone, Within Reason, George Lynch, Jeff LaBar of Cinderella, Lynch Mob,  Metal Church and Metal Cowboy.

Ray Luzier from Korn touts Select a Head as “”One of the ultimate souvenirs that you could own by your favorite band. It looks so bad ass hangin’ in my studio, like a kick drums literally busting out of the wall!! My friends all trip out when they come over & rant over it. Sticks, picks & photos are cool, but get yourself a Select a Head, truly a unique display & support of your fav band!!”

“Mayhem is a perfect festival to showcase Select a Head and the various artists we work with,” commented Steve Kenkman, founder of Select a Head. “People must see and hold our displays in order to really appreciate them and understand that they’re not just drum heads, but works of art that literally pop off your wall.”

Jupiter Hotel in Portland Re-Launches Website with All New Innovative Hospitality Features

Jupiter Hotel Portland OregonJupiter Hotel Newly Redesigned JupiterHotel.com includes Twitter friendly content, custom interactive map, and Portland, Oregon artisan trip planner features.

Jupiter Hotel, a mid-century modern boutique property in Portland, Oregon, today announced the re-launch of its website, www.jupiterhotel.com, showcasing a refreshed look and feel, as well as a new user-friendly layout. The new site’s fully responsive design continues to highlight the hotel’s innovative, customer and community-focused approach to hospitality.

“The Jupiter Hotel is considered the epicenter of Portland, Oregon’s Southeast Cultural District. Offline, we have worked hard to create a place that has a sense of community for Jupiter’s tribe. The goal with our new website, JupiterHotel.com, is to do the same thing online,” explains hotel General Manager, Al Munguia.

Just a few of the rich features on this site include:

  • Shareable content. Almost every sentence is 140 characters or less, optimized for sharing on a guest’s favorite social network.
  • Responsive platform. A completely new navigation is feature rich and allows the guests to quickly and efficiently move throughout the website with ease, on desktop or any mobile platform.
  • Interactive tools. Photos on the ‘rooms’ and ‘deals’ pages are gray until moused over, both to create a focus on the main photo, and also to give a feeling and an enticement to go deeper and get more information.
  • Interactive Portland events calendar and nearby map. The calendar seamlessly integrates with the user’s; guests can quickly plan their next trip to PDX. The map feature is searchable by interest, location and business.

The Jupiter Hotel is home to a diverse group of urban explorers. With the help of Christian Harder Photography, their team spent 5 days capturing the essence of the property and its community. Telling the story of the Jupiter Hotel, as it relates to place, community, and its fans, was an important aspect in the planning and creation of the new website. Designed as an extension of the lifestyle, experiences, staff knowledge and community that is fostered in and around the Jupiter Hotel, www.jupiterhotel.com’s additional purpose is to bring awareness to the neighborhoods, artists, farmers, craft distillers, microbrewers, bands, and the many individuals who help craft Portland into the city that it is today.

About The Jupiter Hotel:

The Jupiter serves as a home-on-the-road for modern travelers, cultural creatives and business nomads looking to indulge in urban life. The 81 modern guestrooms, connect guests to the vibrancy of Portland at affordable rates. The hotel has been featured by national magazines such as Elle Décor, Travel + Leisure, GQ and more. Travelers looking for a unique experience in urban hospitality find their destination at the Jupiter Hotel, located at 800 E. Burnside, Portland, OR. Reserve a room today at http://www.jupiterhotel.com or call 877-800-0004.

Select a Head Named Partner of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Select A Head Mayhem FestivalExclusive Select A Head Mayhem Drum Displays to be Available at Mayhem Shows

Select a Head, has announced their official partnership with this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Celebrating their 8th year as the world’s biggest traveling heavy metal music festival, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival lineup includes Slayer, King Diamond, HellYeah, The Devil Wears Prada, WhiteChapel, Thy Art is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her to the Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice and will include 26 cities throughout US and Canada.

Offering patent-pending Drum Displays, Select a Head’s partnership with the upcoming Mayhem Festival will include exclusive Mayhem Drum Displays which are a must-have for every fan. As a Mayhem sponsor, Select a Head will be offering Mayhem festival goers the opportunity to purchase the exclusive Mayhem heads on-site for a discounted rate. Those who are not able to attend can still purchase the Drum Displays from Select a Head online.

Additionally, two Mayhem Festival Drum Displays will be signed by the bands playing Mayhem and given away at the end of the festival to two lucky winners. Attendees can register to win at the Select a Head booth at each show OR on Facebook.

Select a Head will also offer additional Logo Drum Displays at their Mayhem booth including from Korn, Queensryche, Stryper, World Gone, Within Reason, George Lynch, Jeff LaBar of Cinderella, Lynch Mob,  Metal Church and Metal Cowboy.

Ray Luzier from Korn touts Select a Head as “”One of the ultimate souvenirs that you could own by your favorite band. It looks so bad ass hangin’ in my studio, like a kick drums literally busting out of the wall!! My friends all trip out when they come over & rant over it. Sticks, picks & photos are cool, but get yourself a Select a Head, truly a unique display & support of your fav band!!”

“Mayhem is a perfect festival to showcase Select a Head and the various artists we work with,” commented Steve Kenkman, founder of Select a Head. “People must see and hold our displays in order to really appreciate them and understand that they’re not just drum heads, but works of art that literally pop off your wall.”

Jupiter Hotel in Portland Re-Launches Website with All New Innovative Hospitality Features

Jupiter Hotel Portland OregonJupiter Hotel Newly Redesigned JupiterHotel.com includes Twitter friendly content, custom interactive map, and Portland, Oregon artisan trip planner features.

Jupiter Hotel, a mid-century modern boutique property in Portland, Oregon, today announced the re-launch of its website, www.jupiterhotel.com, showcasing a refreshed look and feel, as well as a new user-friendly layout. The new site’s fully responsive design continues to highlight the hotel’s innovative, customer and community-focused approach to hospitality.

“The Jupiter Hotel is considered the epicenter of Portland, Oregon’s Southeast Cultural District. Offline, we have worked hard to create a place that has a sense of community for Jupiter’s tribe. The goal with our new website, JupiterHotel.com, is to do the same thing online,” explains hotel General Manager, Al Munguia.

Just a few of the rich features on this site include:

  • Shareable content. Almost every sentence is 140 characters or less, optimized for sharing on a guest’s favorite social network.
  • Responsive platform. A completely new navigation is feature rich and allows the guests to quickly and efficiently move throughout the website with ease, on desktop or any mobile platform.
  • Interactive tools. Photos on the ‘rooms’ and ‘deals’ pages are gray until moused over, both to create a focus on the main photo, and also to give a feeling and an enticement to go deeper and get more information.
  • Interactive Portland events calendar and nearby map. The calendar seamlessly integrates with the user’s; guests can quickly plan their next trip to PDX. The map feature is searchable by interest, location and business.

The Jupiter Hotel is home to a diverse group of urban explorers. With the help of Christian Harder Photography, their team spent 5 days capturing the essence of the property and its community. Telling the story of the Jupiter Hotel, as it relates to place, community, and its fans, was an important aspect in the planning and creation of the new website. Designed as an extension of the lifestyle, experiences, staff knowledge and community that is fostered in and around the Jupiter Hotel, www.jupiterhotel.com’s additional purpose is to bring awareness to the neighborhoods, artists, farmers, craft distillers, microbrewers, bands, and the many individuals who help craft Portland into the city that it is today.

About The Jupiter Hotel:

The Jupiter serves as a home-on-the-road for modern travelers, cultural creatives and business nomads looking to indulge in urban life. The 81 modern guestrooms, connect guests to the vibrancy of Portland at affordable rates. The hotel has been featured by national magazines such as Elle Décor, Travel + Leisure, GQ and more. Travelers looking for a unique experience in urban hospitality find their destination at the Jupiter Hotel, located at 800 E. Burnside, Portland, OR. Reserve a room today at http://www.jupiterhotel.com or call 877-800-0004.

Press Release Site for Bellevue and Eastside Businesses

Hello all you Eastsiders!

It’s my quest to make sure that everyone in business on the Eastside (of Lake Washington) knows that there is a free resource to help you get the word out about your business.  It is the all new Free Press Release site at EastsideBusiness.com.

You can just send your media releases to PR(at)EastsideBusiness.com and your press release will show up on a well read and well ranked site.  It will not only help let people know about any news, awards, specials, etc that your business may be having, but it will also help give your site better Google Juice – a step towards better ranking, showing up higher in the search engines and ultimately getting your website more traffic and your company more business.

Give it a try today.  What do you have to lose?  It’s free!

BTW – if you are an Eastsider and are on Twitter, check out Eastsiders on Twitter @Eastsiders.

New Post About Eastside Business – Guess It’s About Time

Wow – it looks like I should be writing here more often.  Last post was 2012 and before that it was 2007.  Guess this is my 2nd post here in 8 years …

Well, there has been been quite a bit going on for Eastside Business.  Bellevue Business Journal has been getting a lot of visitors and web traffic and has actually been in demand for advertisers and people who want to get found on Google and the search engines.

Bellevue Business Directory was also building some momentum.  Then it happened.  My web hosting account was hacked and many of my sites went down.  I’d spend a bunch of time to fix them and then it would happen again.  I literally lost more than two weeks trying to keep ahead of those fricking bastards.

In the end, I decided to change hosting companies and that worked … for a couple of days.  Now there are all under attack again and it’s hard to keep up – although I have.

I’m getting tired of playing defense and not being able to write and post all the cool stuff people send me about their businesses in Bellevue and on the Eastside of Lake Washington.  Yesterday I revisited my account here at Blogger and realized that I have some long running blogs here.  Could it be possible to actually move my sites to Blogger where they will be safe and sound (and protected by Google)?

In the meantime you can visit Eastside Business Journal, the all new Eastside Business Directory, BellevueBusinessJournal.com and the all new Free Press Release Site at EastsideBusiness.com.

Oh by the way, if you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube Channel – please do!  I’m in a subscriber contest with Stacia Loo and really want to win!

AT&T to Invest Approximately US$3 Billion in Mexico to Extend Mobile Internet to 100 Million Consumers & Businesses by Year-End 2018

Mexico President Pena Nieto with AT&T CEO Randall StephensonIn a meeting today with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson announced that AT&T plans to invest approximately US$3 billion to extend its high-speed, mobile Internet service to Mexico, covering 100 million people in Mexico by year-end 2018. This is in addition to the US$4.4 billion AT&T invested earlier this year to acquire Iusacell and NEXTEL Mexico.

“We are building a network in Mexico that is capable of bringing innovation and economic vitality to the country, just as we have done in the U.S.,” Stephenson said. “We plan to deliver high-quality, high-speed mobile Internet service to Mexico, creating the first-ever North American Mobile Service Area covering 400 million people and businesses in Mexico and the U.S.  This seamless network will link together our two countries’ economies, people and cultures like never before.

New Plans and Features for Customers

AT&T expects the first phase of its state-of-the-art, high-speed mobile network will be complete in the next six months and cover 40 million Mexicans, about one-third of the population. By the end of 2016, AT&T expects its mobile Internet service will reach 75 million people, nearly two-thirds of the population. AT&T plans to reach 100 million people by year-end 2018.

Next month, AT&T will introduce new plans for its Mexican customers that take advantage of the company’s North American Mobile Service Area. The new plans let Mexicans  use their individual plans — including voice, data and text messaging — while in the U.S. Customers on these new plans will also be able to use their available community minutes to call friends and family in the U.S. who are on the AT&T network. It’s one phone, one plan, covering two countries.

AT&T will also offer other features for its customers in Mexico, including Google Play billing, a first in Latin America. Customers with Google Android devices can download apps, books, movies, music and games with just one click — no credit cards needed — and have it added to their monthly wireless bills.

Commitment to Customers and the Community

AT&T is committed to delivering a great experience to its customers in Mexico. During the summer, the company will begin rolling out Nuestra Promesa (Our Promise). It encourages all employees to commit to a higher level of customer experience. AT&T based Nuestra Promesa on the service excellence standard it has in the U.S. That standard has earned the company multiple national awards for purchase experience and customer care.

In his talks with President Peña Nieto, Stephenson reiterated AT&T’s commitment to all Mexican citizens. “We believe in taking care of the people in the communities where we live and work,” he said. “As a start, we’ll launch our “It Can Wait” campaign in Mexico City in the months ahead to discourage people from texting while driving. No text is worth a life. That’s a message we’ll send to all wireless users across Mexico. The dangers of texting and driving are just as serious in Mexico as they are in the United States.”

AT&T will also be the first Mexican wireless carrier to collaborate with the Alerta Amber (Amber Alert) initiative at a national level. Iusacell, Nextel and Unefon users will receive text messages when a child is missing or abducted in their area.

And, AT&T will invest to help more students in Mexico succeed in school and prepare for the workforce. This commitment will include corporate contributions and work with outstanding non-profit organizations focused on education. AT&T will introduce new learning opportunities for high school students to develop job skills that prepare them for work and teach them about different careers.

Investing in AT&T’s People

Stephenson also recognized AT&T’s employees in Mexico for their contributions to the company’s success. “Everything that we’ve accomplished and our future plans for Mexico depend on one thing: Our people,” he said. “Our employees are critical to our success, and we’ll support them by making AT&T a great place to work in Mexico.”

Stephenson set a goal for AT&T to be one of the best employers in Mexico. To reach this goal, AT&T will introduce a number of programs to support its workforce. In 2016, AT&T will offer tuition support to help employees pursue educational opportunities to advance their careers.

The company is also committed to diversity, with a focus on women and people with disabilities. AT&T plans to launch a Mexico chapter of the Women of AT&T employee resource group later this year and to collaborate with colleges to recruit female students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. AT&T has already moved quickly to expand opportunities for women: Today, women hold 25 percent of leadership positions in the company’s Mexico operations, up from 10 percent when the company entered the market earlier this year.

AT&T to Invest Approximately US$3 Billion in Mexico to Extend Mobile Internet to 100 Million Consumers & Businesses by Year-End 2018

Mexico President Pena Nieto with AT&T CEO Randall StephensonIn a meeting today with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson announced that AT&T plans to invest approximately US$3 billion to extend its high-speed, mobile Internet service to Mexico, covering 100 million people in Mexico by year-end 2018. This is in addition to the US$4.4 billion AT&T invested earlier this year to acquire Iusacell and NEXTEL Mexico.

“We are building a network in Mexico that is capable of bringing innovation and economic vitality to the country, just as we have done in the U.S.,” Stephenson said. “We plan to deliver high-quality, high-speed mobile Internet service to Mexico, creating the first-ever North American Mobile Service Area covering 400 million people and businesses in Mexico and the U.S.  This seamless network will link together our two countries’ economies, people and cultures like never before.

New Plans and Features for Customers

AT&T expects the first phase of its state-of-the-art, high-speed mobile network will be complete in the next six months and cover 40 million Mexicans, about one-third of the population. By the end of 2016, AT&T expects its mobile Internet service will reach 75 million people, nearly two-thirds of the population. AT&T plans to reach 100 million people by year-end 2018.

Next month, AT&T will introduce new plans for its Mexican customers that take advantage of the company’s North American Mobile Service Area. The new plans let Mexicans  use their individual plans — including voice, data and text messaging — while in the U.S. Customers on these new plans will also be able to use their available community minutes to call friends and family in the U.S. who are on the AT&T network. It’s one phone, one plan, covering two countries.

AT&T will also offer other features for its customers in Mexico, including Google Play billing, a first in Latin America. Customers with Google Android devices can download apps, books, movies, music and games with just one click — no credit cards needed — and have it added to their monthly wireless bills.

Commitment to Customers and the Community

AT&T is committed to delivering a great experience to its customers in Mexico. During the summer, the company will begin rolling out Nuestra Promesa (Our Promise). It encourages all employees to commit to a higher level of customer experience. AT&T based Nuestra Promesa on the service excellence standard it has in the U.S. That standard has earned the company multiple national awards for purchase experience and customer care.

In his talks with President Peña Nieto, Stephenson reiterated AT&T’s commitment to all Mexican citizens. “We believe in taking care of the people in the communities where we live and work,” he said. “As a start, we’ll launch our “It Can Wait” campaign in Mexico City in the months ahead to discourage people from texting while driving. No text is worth a life. That’s a message we’ll send to all wireless users across Mexico. The dangers of texting and driving are just as serious in Mexico as they are in the United States.”

AT&T will also be the first Mexican wireless carrier to collaborate with the Alerta Amber (Amber Alert) initiative at a national level. Iusacell, Nextel and Unefon users will receive text messages when a child is missing or abducted in their area.

And, AT&T will invest to help more students in Mexico succeed in school and prepare for the workforce. This commitment will include corporate contributions and work with outstanding non-profit organizations focused on education. AT&T will introduce new learning opportunities for high school students to develop job skills that prepare them for work and teach them about different careers.

Investing in AT&T’s People

Stephenson also recognized AT&T’s employees in Mexico for their contributions to the company’s success. “Everything that we’ve accomplished and our future plans for Mexico depend on one thing: Our people,” he said. “Our employees are critical to our success, and we’ll support them by making AT&T a great place to work in Mexico.”

Stephenson set a goal for AT&T to be one of the best employers in Mexico. To reach this goal, AT&T will introduce a number of programs to support its workforce. In 2016, AT&T will offer tuition support to help employees pursue educational opportunities to advance their careers.

The company is also committed to diversity, with a focus on women and people with disabilities. AT&T plans to launch a Mexico chapter of the Women of AT&T employee resource group later this year and to collaborate with colleges to recruit female students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. AT&T has already moved quickly to expand opportunities for women: Today, women hold 25 percent of leadership positions in the company’s Mexico operations, up from 10 percent when the company entered the market earlier this year.

First Tesla Post on Blogger

I started the blog I’m Getting a Tesla about a year ago now and really love writing on it – although I haven’t done much writing there lately because all of my sites have been attacked by hackers.  It really sucks – sucks time, sucks money and worst of all it sucks A LOT of energy.

Since I have continually been screwed up by the hack attack on many different servers, I’m toying with the idea of moving ALL (at least most) of my blogs here to Google.

Afterall, Blogger is owned by Google.  How can I lose?  (Do not answer that and forget that I ever asked).