Breast lift or implants or both [video]

breast lift or implants
Do you have droopy breasts? Do you need a breast lift or implants? Maybe both? Keep reading to understand your options. And keep in mind, you don’t have to have implants…but you may want them!   Breast lift or implants? When a patient has droop to their breasts, they know it because the nipple has dropped below the IMF or inframammary fold. This is the...
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Silicone, Saline and Structured (Ideal) Breast Implants

You have options when it comes to breast augmentation. Now you can choose from silicone, saline or structured breast implants. Continue reading to understand the differences.   Breast implants: Know your options Even though you may be more familiar with silicone and saline, we’ll still review these. Silicone implants are sturdier and stronger than they were in the past.   In the 1990’s there was......
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Can you do a hysterectomy and tummy tuck at the same time? [video]

hysterectomy and tummy tuck
Combination 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 hysterectomy and tummy tuck. This is a potential combination procedure.     Combining a hysterectomy and tummy tuck As a woman gets older, she may...
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3 ways to publish your prices with BuildMyBod Health [video]

publish your prices
It’s official! Price transparency in healthcare is closer to reality. President Trump released new rules requiring hospitals to publish their charges and negotiated rates. You may be thinking, “oh this doesn’t affect me! It only affects hospitals and their employed physicians.” But make no mistake, this affects all physicians. Including those providing outpatient services! You may also be thinking, “that’s too complicated because of different insurers and negotiated...
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Don’t offer specials. Offer commitment instead!

specials
It’s that time of year again for plastic surgeons and other cosmetic physicians: running specials! And even though it’s tempting, try to avoid them. Don’t get me wrong, specials aren’t the most awful thing a doctor can do. But if they’re run too often, or their timing is too predictable, then the patient loses that sense of urgency and will wait until the next time...
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The Skinny BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift)

skinny bbl
As plastic surgeons, we hear it from patients all the time…do I have to gain weight for a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). For those not familiar, a BBL is a procedure wherein your plastic surgeon takes fat from the torso via liposuction and injects the fat back into the buttocks. And the answer is “no,” you don’t have to gain weight. You can get great...
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Compete on price transparency, not price! [video]

price transparency
Whenever I discuss the concept of price transparency with other healthcare providers, the first thing they say is, “I don’t want to compete on price!” I simply don’t understand why the premise of price transparency automatically leads to the assumption that you have to compete on price.   Healthcare doesn’t follow the rules of a free market system The idea of price transparency in healthcare...
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One step closer: Price transparency in healthcare [video]

price transparency in healthcare
It’s official! Price transparency in healthcare is closer to reality. President Trump released new rules requiring hospitals to publish their charges and negotiated rates. You may be thinking, “oh this doesn’t affect me! It only affects hospitals and their employed physicians.” But make no mistake, this affects all physicians!     Why price transparency in healthcare will affect everyone You see, as hospitals begin to show their prices,...
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