Liposuction isn’t a license to binge!

I recently had a patient that came in for liposuction. Wonderful patient accompanied by a very cool wife. She was a great caregiver after his liposuction to his torso. He had a pretty straightforward recovery, and a lot of that had to do with excellent family support, specifically from his wife.   And while most […]

Purchasing healthcare online: The next frontier

  As consumers shoulder greater responsibility for a portion of their healthcare via high deductible health plans (HDHP), they’ll start to be more discerning as to what they purchase. Back when most charges were covered by insurance, there was no incentive to make intelligent purchases. With more out-of-pocket expenses, the consumer has every reason to […]

Price transparency at your fingertips

Who would have thought it possible just a few years ago?! Price transparency in healthcare was a thing considered to hard to accomplish. But now it’s here! BuildMyBod has found a way to give consumers and physicians what they want. Consumers get pricing info from doctors near them and doctors get a consumer lead for […]

Medical Slang: Turkey Neck

Turkey neck is a pretty harsh term in my opinion but it does adequately describe a sagging neck. In general, the neck can suffer from excess skin or excess fat but in the case of a turkey neck, it’s all of the above.   These issues are treated in different ways. The patient to the […]

Time for plastic surgeons to look in the mirror?

I recently returned from a plastic surgery meeting with many of the leading plastic surgeons in the field. This particular meeting focused on cosmetic, not reconstructive, procedures. I’m talking about non-surgical services like Botox or fillers but also surgical procedures such as facelifts, eyelid lifts, breast augmentation and tummy tucks just to name a few. […]

BuildMyBod CEO speaking at ASAPS meeting today!

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is hosting their annual meeting from May 14th to May 19th in Montreal. Today, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, the CEO/Founder of BuildMyBod will be presenting his results showing the effectiveness of doctors providing their pricing online.   These unprecedented statistics on the power of price transparency as a […]

New treatment for a double chin

As I discussed the other day here, the Kybella injection to dissolve under-chin fat and remove your double chin is coming out in June. Here’s a quick refresher of what it can do.   Kybella uses the chemical deoxycholic acid to dissolve fat. This isn’t a new chemical, it’s naturally produced in the body, but it is […]

Medical Slang: Muffin Top

In a new series of blog posts, we’ll be highlighting common slang terms within the medical field and discussing their causes and treatments. First up: the muffin top!   The muffin top, as humorously depicted to the left is excess fat in the flank area that hangs over the tops of your jeans. Sure you […]

Full body liposuction

Full body liposuction is a great way to remove unwanted pockets of fat from various parts of the body. However, it shouldn’t be misunderstood to be a type of weight loss. It’s natural to assume extensive liposuction could achieve weight loss but that’s not safe and probably not a reasonable expectation.   When performing liposuction, […]

Dissolve fat with an injection!

The latest and greatest is here! Now it’s time to see if the new Kybella treatment to dissolve fat in the neck/under the chin is all it’s cracked up to be. A recent NY Times article talks about this newly approved injection that can dissolve fat with injections but no surgery.   Kybella uses the […]