The difficulty in diagnosing Breast Implant Associated Illness (BIAI)

breast implant associated illness

ShareIf you’re considering a breast augmentation, then you’ve no doubt heard about two potential medical issues. One is Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, or ALCL, and the other is Breast Implant Associated Illness, or BIAI. ALCL, which you can read about … Continue reading

As COVID cases increase, so too must the public’s tolerance for them

COVID cases increase

ShareRemember back in March and April when the fear of COVID shut down everything, including elective medical care, gyms and large gatherings? The hope was that we could quickly and “easily” stop COVID in its tracks. But as COVID cases … Continue reading

For better or worse, this is the best time to get cosmetic surgery

best time for cosmetic surgery

ShareHere we are, emerging from  the acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic, entering the unknown chronic phase. There is much we still don’t know about the virus, including why some become symptomatic but others remain asymptomatic. Even with these unknowns, … Continue reading

What’s not going to happen if there’s a new surge of coronavirus

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Share Let’s review the initial response to the first wave of coronavirus by hospitals, city and state governments. Hospitals cancelled elective cases. Cities and states ordered a shelter in place order, shut down restaurants and closed parks and beaches.   … Continue reading

Hospitals and surgery centers not performing cosmetic surgery

performing cosmetic surgery

ShareHere in San Francisco, the city and health department issued a directive on May 15th allowing elective surgery. In the directive, it was very clear elective surgery, including cosmetic surgery and dental procedures, could move forward. For this reason, we … Continue reading

America has to reopen for business… but not at the same time

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ShareThis post may ultimately sound self serving because I’m recommending something that benefits my city and my business. But it doesn’t make these recommendations any less appropriate. San Francisco is ready to reopen for business at the end of the … Continue reading

Did J Lo get plastic surgery? I say no! [video]

j lo get plastic surgery

Share This year’s Super Bowl was disappointing for many reasons. Being from Louisiana, it was disappointing the Saints weren’t in the big game. With San Francisco as my adopted home, it was also disappointing that the 49er’s lost. But what … Continue reading

5 myths about aesthetic medicine

myths about aesthetic medicine

ShareAs a plastic surgeon, I’ve heard many myths about aesthetic medicine. It doesn’t matter how often they’re repeated, it still doesn’t make them true. But consumers and potential patients certainly think they’re true after hearing them so many times. So … Continue reading

Postop recovery on a budget [video]

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ShareYou just had an expensive cosmetic procedure and now you’re ready for the aftermath, the postop recovery. There are two options here: buy everything and do everything the internet tells you or, watch the video below. There are good reasons … Continue reading

Making Peace with Social Media in Your Practice

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Share Dr. Kaplan, founder/CEO of BuildMyBod Health recently wrote an article on social media for the benefit of healthcare providers. Many are reluctant to use social media in their practice but Dr. Kaplan explains how they’re missing out on an … Continue reading