Postop garments

postop garments

After various cosmetic surgical procedures, your doctor may recommend postop garments. But what are they meant to accomplish and is it required. Not all surgeons agree. Regardless, if you have a breast augmentation, tummy tuck or liposuction, chances are you’ll … Continue reading

Breast Augmentation Revision [video]

breast augmentation revision

For those of you considering breast augmentation, read this primer here. But for those who’ve already had that and are now considering a breast augmentation revision, continue reading!   What does a breast augmentation revision entail? A breast augmentation revision … Continue reading

Why board certification is the first of many questions to ask your doctor

board certification

Does your heart doctor or kidney doctor have appropriate board certification? This probably isn’t much of an issue. Reason being that you were referred to that doctor by your primary care doctor or the emergency room. And for those doctors … Continue reading

5 Unexpected Ways Snapchat Transformed My Practice

snapchat

My practice began experimenting with Snapchat in September of 2016. While I wasn’t sure if it was a passing fad or not, I teamed up with Dr. Miami as an “influencer” within the plastic surgery space. Snapchat may eventually be … Continue reading

No drain tummy tuck [video]

no drain tummy tuck

During a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon will raise the abdominal skin off of the abdominal wall. This is done to “get some slack” on the excess skin in the process of removing it. Separating the excess skin from the … Continue reading

Pitfalls of breast aug wish pics!

wish pics

It’s a totally reasonable thing to do. Patients, when going in to see their plastic surgeon, bring “wish pics.” That is, a photo of someone (doesn’t have to be famous), that’s had the operation and the results they’re looking for. … Continue reading

Considering breast aug or fillers? You need to know about biofilm!

biofilm

Like movies? Biofilm is the most important film you’ve never heard of! Biofilm is the technical name for the slime that bacteria secrete. It’s a problem in the case of breast implants and fillers. We generally worry about blatant infections … Continue reading

Why patient leads after midnight lead nowhere

patient leads

I’m not sure about other industries but within the healthcare space, cosmetic practices are generating leads from many different “channels.” By that, I mean we get leads through our website contact submission form, a BuildMyBod Price Estimator wishlist or questions … Continue reading

Patients are filming their own surgery! Yeah, that happens! [video]

patients are filming their own surgery

A lot of doctors are having trouble with the intrusion of social media into the clinical arena. Whether it be during a consultation or surgery, patients want to, anonymously or not, share their experience. And yeah, patients are filming their … Continue reading

Smokers and Surgery

smokers

As a plastic surgeon I require patients to stop smoking before their cosmetic surgery. Since the surgery is elective, I can delay their surgery in case they continue to smoke.   Check smokers’ compliance There are urine and blood tests … Continue reading

That time I posted boobs on LinkedIn [video]

linkedin

I recently wrote an article for LinkedIn about women either opting for smaller breast implants or feeling satisfied with naturally smaller breasts. The topic was germane to how society perceives women with large vs small breasts and how this affects … Continue reading

How long does it take Botox and fillers to work? [video]

best bang for your buck

Botox and fillers are pretty commonplace these days. To reduce wrinkles caused by overactive muscles in the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes (crow’s feet), Botox is your weapon of choice. For deep lines like the parentheses extending … Continue reading