Taking over an existing plastic surgery practice

existing plastic surgery practice
Tomorrow, I’ll be part of the Late Career Boot Camp at the American Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, discussing my experience taking over an existing plastic surgery practice in 2013. In preparation, I gathered some great data points and observations for my presentation. I’ll share a few of these observations below.   Valuation of an existing plastic surgery practice The Late Career Boot Camp has...
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Be Patient, Your Breast Implants Will Drop! [Video]

breast implants will drop
There’s nothing more angst-ridden for a patient (and their plastic surgeon) than waiting for breast implants to drop. But as the case below demonstrates, breast implants will drop, eventually. It may take some time and in rare cases, a revision may be necessary to get them perfectly symmetrical. But in all cases, the implants will drop at least to some extent.   Breast implants will...
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Dr. Kaplan speaking at OAASC today!

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The OAASC (Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers) has invited the BuildMyBod Health Founder and CEO, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, to present at their annual multi-disciplinary conference on Thursday September 20th at 2:30pm.   The OAASC The mission of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers is to: Enhance the quality of care in Ohio ambulatory surgery centers. Provide legislative and regulatory representation for ambulatory surgery...
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Botox and Xeomin for Migraines, TMJ, Gummy Smile & More

botox an xeomin
BOTOX® and XEOMIN® are similar injections that many doctors use to treat wrinkles to the face. They work by relaxing muscles that cause those wrinkles. But today, we’re going to focus on some of the less common uses of Botox and Xeomin.   Treating migraines with Botox and Xeomin Not everyone is a candidate for migraine treatment with Botox and Xeomin. But if your migraines...
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What’s the Cleveland Clinic up to? A lot!

cleveland clinic
I just attended the Fall meeting of the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Board of Directors. The biannual meetings of the Board of Directors provides an opportunity for the Clinic to show alumni from around the country, what various departments are up to. The alumni in turn, disseminate that information to their respective communities. As you’ll see in the three snippets below, there’s plenty of activity.  ...
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Put the swimming bitmoji on the liposuction canister. Wait, what?!

bitmoji
The language spawned by social media is bizarre to say the least. Snaps, posts, likes, tags, giphys, stickers and the almighty bitmoji. We’re not talking about just lingo or coined terms within social media. It’s the combination of lingo with normal everyday speech that make for very strange, surreal conversations.   So many bitmoji, so little time A typical day within a practice that heavily...
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To BBL or not to BBL?

bbl
For the uninitiated, BBL is short for Brazilian Butt Lift. Some think it’s only an operation for those starring in a J. Lo  or Pitbull video. “Butt” it can be appropriate for more patients than you’d expect.   Who’s a candidate for a BBL? Due to popular culture, it’s not surprising most people think a BBL must result in a bootylicious derriere. But as the patient...
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Just like $h!t happens, postop wounds happen! [video]

postop wounds
It’s an unfortunate fact of surgery that postop wounds can occur. Doesn’t necessarily mean the patient or the doctor did anything wrong. Even with a high intake of protein before or after surgery to improve wound healing, wounds can still occur. The important thing is that most of the time, it’s all going to be fine.   How to take care of postop wounds With...
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How I became the Real Dr. Bae (@realdrbae)!

real dr. bae
The Real Dr. Bae moniker started in August/September of 2016. Snapchat was taking off. Dr. Miami (Michael Salzhauer) started the craze that brought social media into the operating room. It was decried as inappropriate by aging doctors stomping their canes. What they didn’t realize was the world was changing. Things they thought were sacred were still sacred, but not in the way they envisioned.  ...
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