Weight loss hack: semaglutide instead of Ozempic and Wegovy

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If you’re concerned about paying for the weight loss medication Wegovy, you may have another option. The active ingredient in Wegovy is semaglutide. This compound is a glucagon like protein (GLP-1) that was first used commercially in Wegovy’s predecessor, Ozempic, from the same pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk. Ozempic was first approved in 2017 as a […]

New Regulations for IV Hydration Therapy Coming Your Way!

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The market for elective intravenous (IV) hydration therapy has seen a dramatic increase in demand over the last few years. Established clinics and meds spas have begun offering the service, and an influx of free-standing retail IV bars and mobile services have popped up all over the country. But this explosive growth has gone mostly […]

Update on Breast Implants

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new safety communication about squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas in the capsule around breast implants.   BIA-SCC and BIA-ALCL Breast implant associated squamous cell carcinoma and breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma are very rare. In fact, the incidence of these disease processes is […]

The Current State of Social Media, According to Dr. Miami

In social media’s heyday, few doctors showed up consistently on the now popular platforms. But all of that has changed, and medical practices of every kind are now dialed into at least one form of social media, making it a primary marketing tactic. One of the first board-certified plastic surgeons to find success on social […]

5 Safe-for-All-Skin-Tones Treatments to Do This Summer

There’s no better way to spend your summer than enjoying time outdoors. But that also means more-than-normal amounts of sun exposure, which can harm the skin in more ways than one. That’s why doctors often recommend avoiding specific skin treatments, like some lasers and heavy resurfacing procedures in the summer, which can cause increased sun […]

9 Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Procedure Trends Made Famous by Social Media

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We’ve all seen social media’s impact on viral dances, bread baking recipes, and flash-in-the-pan skincare and makeup trends. Even aesthetic treatments and procedures are not exempt from the virality of Tik Tok and Instagram. A quick scroll floods your feed with jaw-dropping before-and-after images and videos highlighting every cosmetic procedure under the sun, from non-invasive […]

The Biggest Trends in Male Surgery Right Now

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Women aren’t the only ones flocking to their plastic surgeon’s office to undergo treatment for whatever bothers them. Men are equally as concerned with how they’re aging. In the early 30s, testosterone levels start to decline by about one percent per year, giving way to skin and body changes that progress with natural aging. So […]

Everything You Need to Know if You’re Considering Breast Ex-Plant Surgery

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Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. In 2020, more than 193,000 women chose to have breast augmentation to increase their breast size, shape, or volume. But not every breast augmentation patient is a ‘lifer.’ Many of them, including celebrities, remove their breast implants years later via breast ex-plant surgery. In fact, […]

Why you need to vet the surgeon you find on social media

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It’s happened to all of us. You jump on social media for a quick peruse and quickly fall down the rabbit hole of the scroll. The next thing you know, you’ve saved, taken screenshots, and maybe even DM’d a handful of surgeons whose before-and-after images and mind-blowing videos have you wanting to sign up for […]

Get Coveted Mommy Makeover Results…And Keep Them!

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Mommy Makeover transformations can dramatically change a patient’s confidence and lifestyle. Here’s my potentially not-so-controversial opinion: If you’re even remotely considering plastic surgery, think of that as the first step to a lifestyle change. Doing so will not only contribute to having spectacular results, but you’ll start instilling healthy habits to maintain those results long […]