Smokers and Surgery

quit smoking

Courtesy Getty Images. 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 that can screen for the by-products of nicotine to ensure compliance.   While […]

How young is too young for a labiaplasty?


Labiaplasty, the correction or removal of excess skin to improve the appearance of the labia is a very personal decision. You may think it’s ridiculous that women are worried about the labia minora. Making that decision for yourself is fine but that’s the point – it’s a very personal decision. Here are some reasons why […]

The Latest in Lip Fillers [video]

lip injections

If you think your lips are too thin or want to slightly plump them up, you have options. Several options. We’ll review the pros and cons below of different types of lip fillers.   Lip Fillers are your Friends! We’ll use the term “filler” loosely to mean anything that plumps up the lips. Typically lip […]

Botox/Xeomin for Bell’s Palsy [video]

Bell's Palsy

Do you know anyone with Bell’s Palsy? It’s a condition that results in a sudden onset of paralysis/droop to one side of the face and affects 40,000 Americans every year. It’s believed to be caused by the same herpes virus that causes a cold sore.   In 85% of patients that get Bell’s Palsy, the […]

That time I posted boobs on LinkedIn [video]


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 women in the workplace. The responses illustrated in the post’s comments were illuminating!   What […]

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 from the nose down to the corners of the mouth, fillers work best. But when […]

Are smaller breasts really a new trend?

smaller breasts

In this article from, “they” and “those in the know” are suggesting that women are requesting smaller breasts now. Specifically, more women are requesting to downsize their previous breast augmentation procedures.   Why are women requesting smaller breasts? This isn’t brand new information. In fact, we discussed Victoria’s Secrets sagging fortunes in the larger […]

Track BuildMyBod Leads Through Google Analytics

That’s right! Whether it’s you or your digital marketing firm tracking your leads via Google Analytics, you can track all of your leads, including BuildMyBod “wishlists,” in one place.   Similar to tracking website submission forms or other referring traffic, you can also track leads from your BuildMyBod Price Estimator in Google Analytics. Sure you can take a deeper dive […]

MedResults Network Webinar: Price Shoppers and Lead Generation

Watch a recording of the MedResults Network webinar on BuildMyBod here.   For those of you that follow this blog, you know we believe in price transparency. It’s great because it give the consumer instant pricing information on healthcare services. And with the BuildMyBod Health Price Estimator, the doctor gets the patient’s contact info for […]

2017 BuildMyBod Health Pricing Report [infographic]

pricing report

In our fifth year now, BuildMyBod Health is releasing their 2017 BuildMyBod Health Pricing Report. This is an extensive review of pricing from the largest doctor-provided pricing database around. Doctors, including those in private practice and those affiliated with surgery centers disclose out-of-pocket costs in healthcare. New this year, our Pricing Report includes not only […]