President Trump officially signs price transparency executive order

President Trump officially issued a price transparency Executive Order yesterday. The price transparency executive order will require hospitals, insurers and doctors to disclose their negotiated rates. This will have direct and indirect consequences.   The effect of a price transparency executive order Despite President Obama’s efforts with the “Unaffordable Care Act,” this Executive Order will actually […]

Will more competitors force Botox to lower it’s price?

This recent Wall Street Journal article highlights the increasing competition in the neuromodulator market. A neuromodulator is the fancy term for a chemical used to relax facial muscles, thereby reducing wrinkles, ie Botox! In most industries, when you have more competition, that benefits the consumer by forcing lower prices. Will these competitive forces cause Botox […]

Why would patients agree to be on social media?

Packed into that question of why patients would agree to be on social media is a different question people really want to know. Do doctors incentivize patients to agree to be on social media? In other words, do they give the patient something to get them in front of the camera?   Agree to be […]

BuildMyBod Health founder speaking at Becker’s 17th Annual Spine Conference

BuildMyBod Health founder, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan will speak at Becker’s 17th annual spine conference in Chicago. As one of the largest industry meetings that help hospitals and ambulatory surgery center’s (ASC’s) achieve first-in-class best practices, this is recognition of the new-found importance of price transparency in healthcare.   Becker’s Conference Agenda BuildMyBod Health founder and plastic surgeon, […]

How to make Botox last longer? Triple the dose!

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Patients often ask me how they can make their Botox last longer. In other words, how can they make their facial wrinkles stay away for more than three to six months. And not just the typical lines treated with Botox like in between the eyebrows. But also the forehead lines and crow’s feet. Well, here’s […]

What are the dangers of Botox injections?

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Non surgical treatments to stay looking young are all the rage right now, in the past and future. And of those non surgical treatments, Botox to reduce wrinkles, is the most popular. But what are the dangers of Botox injections? And when referring to Botox, this includes all so-called neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and […]

Even a 5’4″ woman that weighs 105 pounds is a BBL candidate!

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We’ve all seen the questions online or on social media when it comes to who is or is not a BBL candidate. Do I have enough fat for a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift)? Do I need to gain weight? We finally have the answer! As long as you’re healthy and your doctor agrees, even a […]