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

breast explant surgery

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

vet your surgeon

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 […]

Why I Love My Operating Room

Some patients might not think twice about where a doctor operates, be it in an en suite operating room or a local hospital. Patients have enough on their minds, like the anxiety of having an elective procedure, the costs, recovery, and results, which can weigh heavily on them. But truth be told, where surgery is […]

Life After Lash Extensions: What I did after developing an allergy

lash extensions

You love the look of eyelash extensions. You’ve tried lash growth serums in the past, but extensions give you the instant gratification you want! At least, that was the case for me. Because of my naturally short and sparse lashes, I’ve always been self-conscious and felt that I looked like a little baby boy. But […]

I told you so (warning, graphic photos)

laser lipo

In this recent Medscape article, the FDA has announced that the heat-based device Renuvion/J-Plasma, which has been used for skin tightening after tummy tucks or liposuction, “has not been determined to be safe or effective for any procedure intended to improve the appearance of the skin.” The device is cleared by the FDA for “general […]

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 […]