The evolution of the butt [video]

butt

ShareIt’s amazing to see how the ideal of what the butt and a woman’s shape “should” be, has evolved over time. How did we arrive at this current state of butt-obsession! Of course it’s a double standard and an objectification … Continue reading

Nipple reduction vs areola reduction (sort of like Ford vs Ferrari) [video]

nipple reduction

ShareMany patients confuse the anatomical landmarks of the nipple and the areola. In other words, they use the terms as though they’re the same thing. This confusion is clear when discussing a breast augmentation. Most patients believe that one option … 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]

postop recovery

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

World Association of Gluteal Surgeons (WAGS) Annual Meeting

world association of gluteal surgeons

Share It’s here! The first annual World Association of Gluteal Surgeons’ annual meeting. WAGS, as it’s known, is a new organization of surgeons from around the world that promote safe techniques for the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). In addition to … Continue reading

Can you do a hysterectomy and tummy tuck at the same time? [video]

hysterectomy and tummy tuck

ShareCombination procedures are nothing new. Breast augmentation with a tummy tuck is a mommy makeover. Facelift with upper eyelid lift for facial rejuvenation. But combining procedures between completely different specialties is less common. In this case, we’re referring to a … Continue reading

3 types of a Mommy Makeover [video]

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ShareThe term Mommy Makeover is thrown around quite a bit amongst plastic surgeons and patients considering the procedure. But what is it? At its most basic meaning, a Mommy Makeover is a procedure to the breasts and abdomen to give … Continue reading

Which breast lift technique is right for you? [video]

breast lift technique

ShareIn this post, you’ll read about the breast lift and which breast lift technique may be right for you. The video below provide visual examples of each. They have their pros and cons but most importantly, the type of incision … Continue reading

Three ways to treat your abdominal bulge after pregnancy

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Share Anyone that’s had a child (one or multiple) is familiar with the upper abdominal bulge after pregnancy. This may resolve a few months after pregnancy or it may remain. That bulge is due to three things and therefore, requires … Continue reading

BuildMyBod Founder wins award at THE Aesthetic Show 2019 [video]

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Share We’re proud to announce that our founder/CEO, Jonathan Kaplan, who also happens to be a board certified plastic surgeon, recently won an award at THE Aesthetic Show 2019!   Best Surgical Body Shaping Enhancement at THE Aesthetic Show 2019 … Continue reading