Nonsurgical Makeover with Radiesse and Belotero

Radiesse and Belotero

When a patient is considering a makeover of the non-surgical kind, they’re probably thinking of individual treatments. Like just Botox/Xeomin or just fillers. Well, I think consumers and their doctors need to start thinking in terms of combining treatments…in particular Radiesse and Belotero.   Fillers are great to fight back age and provide a more […]

Get rid of your double chin!

double chin

Non-surgical is the buzzword these days within the realm of cosmetic surgery. And treatment of the double chin is no different! There are two new options for treatment of neck fat: CoolSculpting with the CoolMini applicator and Kybella.   Let’s start with Kybella. Kybella is composed of a chemical that destroys fat cells. This injectible […]

Cleavage: It drives men crazy!


While it may seem surprising, some women aren’t looking for larger breasts when they request breast augmentation. They’re actually looking for a more well-defined cleavage.   As long as you have reasonable expectations, breast augmentation can in fact improve the appearance of your cleavage but it all depends on what you started with! You see, […]

A new era in chin augmentation!

chin augmentation

Chin augmentation is life changing! Maybe not life-saving but certainly life changing when you look at the results to the left and below. With new technology, implants can do things that would have required cutting the jaw bone in the past.   To understand what has changed, some background is necessary. By making a small […]

How to check a doctor’s credentials online [video]

board certified

When it comes to finding the right doctor for your cosmetic procedure, what training they’ve had and what board certifications they have can be very confusing. In this post and video below, we’ll give you the tools needed to make you better equipped to check doctor’s credentials in the future.   Some examples will show […]

IntrepidNow interview with Founder of BuildMyBod

In today’s post, we’re resharing a podcast conducted by Joe Lavelle of intrepidNow, a media company creating incredible content to dramatically improve the sales and marketing efforts of their clients. Here you go:   “Dr. Kaplan joined us to tell us about the great work that BuildMyBod is doing to ensure healthcare price transparency and also to discuss […]

Anesthesia for Cosmetic Surgery

anesthesia for cosmetic surgery

While anesthesia has improved over the last century and become less of a potential danger, patients are still worried about having “general” anesthesia. Luckily, there are many options when it comes to anesthesia for cosmetic surgery.   First off, depending on the type of cosmetic surgery, you may not even need general anesthesia. General anesthesia […]

Topical Botox

topical botox

The topical Botox wars are heating up! What, you didn’t know you could quit getting injections of Botox and just lather a Botox cream on your wrinkles?! Well, you can’t…at least not yet. Allergan, the maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic, the injectable drug that can smooth away wrinkles like the crow’s feet around the eyes or […]

What to look for in a hair transplant surgeon

hair transplant

A friend recently asked me if I do hair transplants in my plastic surgery practice. I told him that I do not even though it was part of my training in plastic surgery. He asked if I could help him do the research in finding a hair transplant surgeon for himself, and I obliged.   […]

Interview with a Breast Augmentation Patient [podcast]

breast augmentation

After seeing a patient for one procedure or another and after going through all of the details, they often ask to speak to a patient that went through the same journey. Breast augmentation is no different. Finding a former breast augmentation patient to speak to a new patient is not difficult. But you do worry […]