The Myth of Recovery

After discussing a cosmetic procedure during a consultation, the final two questions in every consult is 1) how much does it cost? and 2) how long is the recovery? The answer to price is simpler than it used to be as can be seen here. In regards to recovery, the patient tends to follow up […]

2015 Pricing Report from BuildMyBod [infographic]


It’s that time of year again! BuildMyBod, your source for cosmetic surgery pricing information, as provided by physicians themselves, has released it’s pricing report for 2015. These are the most complete, accurate estimates you’ll find for out-of-pocket procedures of interest.   The 2015 BuildMyBod Plastic Surgery Pricing Report [infographic]     New to the pricing […]

Oscars 2015: The Red Carpet

What a breath of fresh air…no botched plastic surgery to ridicule this year at the Oscars 2015! The usual show of embarrassing plastic surgery may be a thing of the past. Are we evolving into a new era of plastic surgery that looks natural and refreshing, not deformative?   Pleasing photos of actors and actresses […]

Can CoolSculpting replace liposuction?

If you haven’t heard, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical technique for fat reduction of stubborn pockets of fat around the abdomen, flanks and thighs. While it’s not meant to be a replacement for liposuction, many patients ask if CoolSculpting can indeed provide the same results as liposuction. My standard answer is that CoolSculpting can reduce the […]

Dissolving Unwanted Fillers in the Face

Whether you’re getting filler in the lips, cheeks or under the eyes to fight the effects of aging, you could get too much of a good thing! While most injectible fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero work great and patients are thrilled, sometimes things can be fuller than expected.   In some cases, the filler […]

Selfie Makeover with Instagram Filters

As you can see here on Good Morning America, here and here, selfie makeovers using Instagram filters is a new trend. And unlike many trends within cosmetic surgery, this one is actually a healthy trend!   What patients are doing is taking a selfie on Instagram and then using one of Instagram’s filters, whether it be Sierra or Inkwell, […]

Avoiding the vertical scar in a breast lift

Unfortunately for many women, they aren’t a candidate for a straightforward breast augmentation and need a lift as well. So instead of simply making one small incision in which to insert the breast implant, they need additional incisions to remove excess skin and accomplish a breast lift (mastopexy) at the same time. Then the question […]

Posting prices doesn’t equate to price shopping

Many doctors and healthcare providers don’t like posting their prices online. The most common reasons cited are they don’t want consumers price shopping or their competitors to see how much they charge. But this is shortsighted.   If you don’t post pricing online, then the consumers that come in for a consultation with their plastic […]

Sheldon Silver and cancer doctor linked in scandal

I just read a story in the NY Daily News regarding the embattled Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, who held the reins over that institution for the last 20 years. For those of you that don’t know, he’s been charged by the US Attorney’s office for corruption and accepting bribes over […]

Founder of BuildMyBod on Good Morning America!

On Thursday, February 5th, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, CEO of BuildMyBod appeared on Good Morning America. Rather than speaking about his role as the founder of BuildMyBod’s online marketplace, he was in the role of a plastic surgeon. He weighed in on the latest trend where patients are using Instagram filters to show their doctor how […]