How soon can I travel after surgery?

travel after surgery

There seems to be a few misconceptions regarding travel after surgery. We’d like to clear that up. In general, if you’re feeling well, travel after surgery is fine. Here are some things to keep in mind though.   Travel after surgery: is it safe? One of the more curious questions I get is whether it’s […]

Should I gain weight before my BBL?

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When posting our surgery on Snapchat, many of our viewers have asked if they should gain weight before their BBL. The idea is that if they eat more and gain weight, there will be more fat available to inject into their buttocks. What do you think?   Gain weight before my BBL? Good idea or […]

How price transparency makes the doctor more sympathetic

If you’ve read this blog before, you know how we promote all of the benefits of price transparency. By allowing consumers to know the cost of healthcare before receiving non-emergent care, they can make better decisions. And since more consumers have high deductible health plans now, they’re shouldering more of the financial responsibility. But did […]

Limitations on liposuction

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If you’re considering liposuction to remove excess fat, do your research to ensure you’re a good candidate. What makes a good candidate? A good candidate is related to why you want liposuction in the first place.   Why are you getting liposuction? Sure you’d like to get rid of some fat. Liposuction is great for […]

Medications to pack when traveling abroad

When traveling abroad, you need to be prepared for almost any eventuality, not least of all, illness or minor malady.  Consider the fact that if you need a prescription, even for something minor, you would have to go to an emergency room to get it. You can’t expect your hotel to have an in-house doctor like […]

SESPRS: A family affair

The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS) just had their annual meeting. Aside from getting the opportunity to speak about price transparency in healthcare, my favorite topic, I learned something about the organization that was unexpected.   What makes the SESPRS meeting unique? I understand that a plastic surgery meeting doesn’t hold much […]

5 myths of breast augmentation

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Here’s the list you’ve been waiting for! Five myths that many believe about breast augmentation, fed by bad info on the internet. The post below will help you wade through that information so you can make a better decision for yourself.   1. After I have a breast aug, I can no longer breastfeed Not […]

How Snapchat helps non English speaking patients

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Sure Snapchat provides many benefits as can be seen here. But I learned a new benefit this past week. It’s a great visual tool for non English speaking patients as well. Think about any non English speaking or English-not-as-a-first-language speaking patient. Even if you have an interpreter it’s very hard for the patient and doctor […]

How easy is it to treat a gummy smile?

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BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin are very popular injectable treatments that relax the muscles causing wrinkles in the face. But did you know these can also be used to treat a gummy smile like the patient above? The ‘before’ is on the left the after is on the ‘right.’ Thanks to this lovely patient for sharing her […]

Need to tighten the abdominal wall during a tummy tuck? [video]

tighten the abdominal wall

A tummy tuck is a pretty standard cosmetic procedure now. While liposuction will remove excess fat and tighten the skin to some extent, a tummy tuck ensures that all of the excess skin is removed. But there’s more than just the skin. There’s also the deeper abdominal wall which is made up of tough tissue […]