Watch the Founder/CEO of BuildMyBod pitch at THE Aesthetic Show Shark Tank [video]

In July, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, Founder/CEO of BuildMyBod Health took part in a Shark Tank style pitch event. As their prize, BuildMyBod won a marketing package in an upcoming issue of THE Aesthetic Guide. What does BuildMyBod do, you ask? Even if you didn’t ask, here’s the gist.   BuildMyBod Health: A primer BuildMyBod Health […]

Don’t freak out about these things after surgery

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Having surgery soon? It’s a stressful time, so remember these things after surgery to reduce your anxiety level. Some of these postop issues are very normal and should not be a cause for alarm. Even if you’re not going through surgery yourself, someone may be depending on you as their caregiver. So heed this advice […]

What exactly IS a Mommy Makeover?

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A Mommy Makeover is just a fancy name for a combined procedure that consists of a breast augmentation and/or mastopexy (breast lift), along with liposuction and a tummy tuck. What? It sounds like a lot, but this combination is quite common for women who want to fix deflated breasts and get rid of excess, hanging […]

What the Health: My two cents

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Become a vegan! That’s the message of the recent documentary from Netflix, What the Health. This is a purposely incendiary documentary in the same vain as Super Size Me, the  documentary claiming – wait for it – that McDonald’s food is bad for you! In other words, this documentary tells us some things we already […]

Memories of the 1979 solar eclipse

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I remember Monday, February 26th, 1979 like it was yesterday! The night before, my father lectured me on the importance of not looking directly at the sun during the next day’s solar eclipse. In fact, the next morning, the day of the solar eclipse, I wondered if his hour long preparatory remarks had been a […]

BuildMyBod Founder Speaking at FMMA Annual Meeting

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, founder/CEO of BuildMyBod Health and Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery will be giving a keynote presentation today at the Free Market Medical Association Annual Meeting.   FMMA: Join the Healthcare Revolution According to the FMMA website, “The Free Market Medical Association’s goal is to Unite and strengthen the benefits of free market healthcare. […]

A BBL can be tasteful – even in your 50’s!


I know the idea of a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL seems odd for someone in their 50’s. You automatically think of big booties from hip hop videos or Kim K. But when you really think about it, an “older” woman getting a BBL for a ptotic or droopy butt is no different than getting […]

No vertical scar breast reduction [video]

no vertical scar breast reduction

When you have excessive breast tissue causing back pain or difficulty fitting into clothes, a breast reduction may be appropriate. One of the main drawbacks with a breast reduction is the vertical scar that extends down the front of the breast from the areola. If you’re a candidate, a no vertical scar breast reduction may […]

The Booty is all the Rage!

From J.Lo to Kim Kardashian, having a prominent, round booty with a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is one of the most talked about plastic surgery procedures over the last few years. So how is it really done?   How to get a rounder booty! The best way to achieve these results is by fat injections […]

What happens when your silicone implant ruptures? [video]

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As you can see from the video below, it’s very hard to rupture a silicone implant. Deforming the implants takes a great deal of pressure and rupturing them – well forget about it! Significant force, or a sharp object is necessary. This is why the “gummy bear” silicone implants are safer and more popular than […]