Options in Lip Augmentation

Considering lip augmentation? Now that Kylie Jenner has popularized this trend, let’s talk about your options. You have permanent silicone lip implants and fillers on the market along with fat injections.   Lip augmentation: Fillers, lip implants and fat As seen in this photo above, lip implants are a great option. While these are performed under […]

Reasonable expectations with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting has been a part of my practice for over two years now. At this point, I know it works. It works consistently and we can see a result of some sort 99.9% of the time. The tricky part for a minority of patients is not whether they will see a result…the tricky part is […]

Will removing breast implants cure Lyme Disease?

Crystal Hefner, wife of Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, recently had her breast implants removed as reported here. The article initially suggests her symptoms of food intolerance, back/neck/shoulder pain, memory loss and fatigue was diagnosed as Lyme Disease. However, after more research, she diagnosed herself with “breast implant disease” and decided to have the implants removed. […]

Preoperative Clearance Before Cosmetic Surgery

During a consultation for a cosmetic procedure, we ask patients about their medical history. Diabetes. High blood pressure. Medications. If they have more than one major medical illness, we require preoperative clearance from their primary doctor or cardiologist. The patients, at least lately, are taken aback and aggravated that there’s another hoop they have to […]

Breast Augmentation with Round Implants on Snapchat [video]

In this post, we were all about shaped breast implants. But let’s not forget about their older, more seasoned “sister” – the round breast implant. The round implant is still the most common implant used in breast augmentation and will be for the foreseeable future. Interestingly, most patients come in for their consult asking for […]

Social Media in the Operating Room

When I was in residency, I thought the hardest thing to do was learn how to do a facelift. Once I got into practice, the hardest thing to do was learn how to run a business, since ultimately, a medical practice is a business that cares for patients. Now I realize, the hardest thing to […]

Bustin’ out with shaped breast implants! [video]

Here in the United States, the most common type of breast augmentation is performed with round implants…but shaped breast implants are catching up! Regardless of what implant you choose, the same risks apply as you can read in this post. So the question is, why are more women choosing shaped breast implants? They tend to […]

Liposuction vs Gynecomastia Correction

Calling all men! Do you think you have gynecomastia (excess male breast tissue) or maybe it’s just excess fat? The underlying problem will determine what operation is right for you.   If you have excess breast tissue, referred to as gynecomastia, this means you have fibrous tissue commonly associated with breasts, not fat. Because it’s […]

BuildMyBod Founder Speaking at THE Aesthetic Show

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, founder/CEO of BuildMyBod Health and Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery will be speaking twice this weekend at THE Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas.   Two Practice Management Presentations at THE Aesthetic Show On Saturday, he’ll give a 20-minute presentation on Mastering the Art of Google Searches. This topic will be helpful to new […]

Arm Lift: Before and After Photos and Cost

The arm lift is becoming a very popular procedure according to recent statistics. Whether it’s a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other body contouring procedures, the arm lift is here to stay. One of the biggest drawbacks is the scar along the inside of the arm. But if you have “bat wings” the scar […]