Seek Out a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon…Even for Laser Hair Removal

A recent study in the journal, JAMA Dermatology reviews lawsuits filed after receiving skin treatments with a medical-grade laser. The most common procedure leading to a lawsuit was laser hair removal. The study reviewed whether lawsuits increased when the treatment was provide by a NPO (nonphysician operator). Take a look at these very telling statistics from the study: “Despite the fact that approximately only one-third......
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CareCredit and Medical Credit Cards

As a consumer interested in various veterinary or medical services that are typically out-of-pocket, you may pay for those services with a credit card. But if you don’t have a credit card due to a less-than-stellar credit rating, you may have to turn to a medical credit card. These come in the form of iCare and CareCredit. These medical credit cards have come under fire......
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BuildMyBod on CNBC!

Just a quick update, a feature on BuildMyBod will be aired on CNBC today! Check it out throughout the day. Here’s a quick peek:     Click here for the original blog post written by Dr. Jonathan Kaplan for BuildMyBod.?  ...
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Controversy in Posting Plastic Surgery Pricing

Why is it so hard to find pricing on plastic surgery. Sure there are websites that list national averages but that’s not what you want. Not only are those averages often EXcluding operating room fees and other ancillary fees, but what if you want multiple procedures. Do you add the low end of ranges or the high end of ranges for those procedures. More importantly,......
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Google Voice Transcription: Fail

I recently operated on a patient in our accredited in-office OR and after she went home, I gave her my cell phone number as I do for all of my patients. But since I moved from Louisiana and still have a Louisiana area code, I gave her my Google Voice phone number. If you’re not familiar with Google Voice, this is how it works. You......
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High Tech San Francisco, High Tech Patients

San Francisco and it’s inhabitants never cease to amaze me. After every operation I perform on patients in my cosmetic plastic surgery practice, I always call the patient at home the evening after surgery to check on them. I’ve done this for the last 6 years in Louisiana and I’ve never “forgotten” a patient. One of the things I noticed was how quickly patients bounce......
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Marilyn Monroe – Did she have plastic surgery?!

It’s front page news on the Drudge Report! Or maybe you read it directly from the source on London’s Express daily? We may finally have proof that Marilyn Monroe did indeed have plastic surgery to achieve that “natural” bombshell appearance! While I recognize you weren’t fixated on whether she had surgery or not, apparently proof that she had surgery is of interest to someone out......
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Online Booking and Gilt City are a Perfect Marriage!

Since I’m relatively new in San Francisco (only 4 months!) and taking over Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery now that the previous helmsman, Dr. Donald Brown, is sailing off on a medical mission trip, I want to be sure and keep the practice thriving. Luckily Dr. Brown has many loyal patients that trust his judgement in bringing me on, but just to be safe, I want......
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Plastic Surgery Costs Radio Show Recap

If you missed it, I was interviewed by Michele Garber, the NipTuck Coach on BlogTalk Radio yesterday. The audio can be heard here. While I’m not very objective, I thought it was very informative, even if it was a little self-serving on my part! I did shamelessly promote by website BuildMyBod.com but in my defense, the topic of the show was plastic surgery costs, and......
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Learn About Plastic Surgery Pricing on BlogTalk Radio!

Tune in tomorrow Friday, October 4th at 11:30am for The NipTuck Coach Show on Blog Talk Radio. By following this link here, you can listen to The NipTuck Coach, Michele Garber, discuss plastic surgery pricing and costs with Dr. Kaplan. So go to this page and click “remind” at the top of the page so you don’t miss this exciting discussion on Friday (tomorrow)! Also, you......
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