Full vs Mini tummy tuck, necklift and facelift

mini tummy tuck

The following distinctions between full vs mini for any procedure does not necessarily apply to all doctors. Doctors, like any apprenticeship training model, do what their teachers taught them. And if their teachers distinguished between a full vs mini ‘whatever,’ it doesn’t mean all doctors will make the same distinctions. But hearing from one doctor […]

Neck lift vs mini neck lift [video]

neck lift

Definitions differ from doctor to doctor on a procedure and the “mini” version of said procedure. Same thing with neck lift and a mini neck lift. However, these general principals hold true in regards to a neck lift regardless of treating surgeon.   So what’s the difference between a neck lift and a mini neck […]

Follow Dr. Kaplan of BuildMyBod and PHPS on Spotify!

What’s got two thumbs and has great operating room-related playlists on Spotify? This guy! That’s right, Dr. Kaplan, AKA @realdrbae on Snapchat, founder of BuildMyBod Health and board certified plastic surgeon at Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery has, with the help of his office staff, created seven playlists on Spotify that reflect the operation he’s performing […]

The Mini Necklift!

If you’re the right candidate, you can get a necklift without the big painful scars behind the ears! It all breaks down like this: depending on what’s “wrong” with your neck – excess skin, excess fat or a lax neck muscle (platysma) – will determine which procedure is best for you.   Which necklift is […]

Is the FDA taking away your right to get a Brazilian Butt Lift?!

As you may be aware, many patients are requesting fat injections  for a Brazilian Butt Lift and other treatments that reuse and recycle their own fat. Fat injections are a great way to use your own fat gathered through liposuction, which is then placed into the butt or face to plump up that area. In the […]

Mother of the Bride

Everyone always throws out terms like bridalplasty to describe various plastic surgery procedures that a bride receives before her big day…what about the mother of the bride?! The mother of the bride wants to look her best as well. Here are a few things the mother of the bride can do to shine but not […]

Anesthesia for Cosmetic Surgery

anesthesia for cosmetic surgery

While anesthesia has improved over the last century and become less of a potential danger, patients are still worried about having “general” anesthesia. Luckily, there are many options when it comes to anesthesia for cosmetic surgery.   First off, depending on the type of cosmetic surgery, you may not even need general anesthesia. General anesthesia […]

How long will my Botox last?

Botulinum toxin, which comes in the form of the original BOTOX® Cosmetic, Xeomin and Dysport, is a godsend for many with wrinkles. In the past, wrinkles could only be treated with surgery like a browlift or facelift but now, surgery can be pushed off for longer.   Botox (including all brands), relaxes the muscles in […]

Hiding facial cosmetic scars

For all of the different types of facial cosmetic procedures, it’s really amazing how well the scars can be hidden. It’s all about placement!   If you look at all facial cosmetic operations, the placement of the scars all have one thing in common: subtlety. Clearly no one wants it to be obvious that you’ve […]

Medical Slang: Turkey Neck

Turkey neck is a pretty harsh term in my opinion but it does adequately describe a sagging neck. In general, the neck can suffer from excess skin or excess fat but in the case of a turkey neck, it’s all of the above.   These issues are treated in different ways. The patient to the […]

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