Get Coveted Mommy Makeover Results…And Keep Them!

mommy makeover

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 […]

The best IV therapy and vitamin injections

IV therapy

As internal health and overall wellness continue to be top of mind, the number of supplements available to consumers shows no signs of slowing down. But not everyone wants to down a palmful of pills daily to get a dose of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they may be lacking. So instead, IV vitamin therapy […]

Everything You Need to Know About Waterless Skincare

Waterless Skincare

Korea is the birthplace of nearly every big beauty trend. First, it gave us the 10-step skincare routine, BB and CC creams, and even snail serums—yes, you read that right. Now, the latest innovation to hit our shores by way of the Eastern world is waterless beauty, which is just what it sounds like—beauty and […]

Botox, Xeomin or Jeuveau during pregnancy and breast feeding

botox during pregnancy

First off, thanks to Professor Emily Oster for the inspiration behind this article. In over 1000 articles I’ve written for this site, I’ve never directly tackled the issue of botulinum toxin (the active ingredient in the popular anti-wrinkle injections behind BOTOX®, XEOMIN® and Jeuveau® (#newtox)).   I did write about this topic, albeit tangentially, in […]

What’s with all the letters? A helpful guide to titles in American healthcare.

Navigating the world of medicine in America can be a challenge for many people, and even understanding who is providing your care can be confusing. During an average visit to your doctor, you’ll likely interact with a receptionist at the front desk, a medical assistant or nurse who brings you to the exam room to […]

Avoiding blood clots in the legs during and after surgery

blood clots

During plastic surgery, one of the biggest concerns patients and their surgeon’s have is the potential for the development of blood clots in the patient’s legs. These are referred to as a DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis. The pathophysiology, or the reason these clots develop, has to do with three possible factors. 1) Stasis, or […]

Preventing Post Op Complications

postop complications

Post op complications are a risk everyone must consider when planning surgery. While there is no surefire way to prevent 100% of post op complications, there are ways to reduce your risk of some of these issues.   What are some post op complications I should be aware of?   Fever Fever is a vague […]

Postop Recovery Tips

postop op tips

No matter what procedure you’re having, you’ll need to prepare for some physical (and possibly emotional) limitations after surgery. Set yourself up for success with a few insider tips, as recommended by former surgical patients.     A few things I wish I knew before surgery   Post-op constipation is real. The combination of narcotic […]

Beware of Medical Tourism [video]

medical tourism

Greg: Hey, this is Greg from Big Bay Mornings on 99.7 NOW. And I’m back here with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bae. Hey, Dr. Bae.   Dr. Bae: Hey, Greg.   Greg: What’s going on?   Dr. Bae: Things are good. We are seeing patients regularly, busy. Everybody’s like kind of getting their COVID […]

The pandemic is over… time to move on

pandemic

I’ve had enough. I’m over it. We did what we could. Never before has a pandemic pathogen met its match so quickly. In America, the first shelter in place was in San Francisco on March 16th, 2020 and the first vaccination shot occurred on December 14th, 2020. Within the same year, actually within 9 months. […]