Massive Weight Loss in San Francisco

Today, I had the pleasure of discussing Body Contouring with a group of patients that have undergone or will undergo surgery to allow for massive weight loss. We met at the James Flood Building on Market Street in San Francisco on a beautiful Saturday morning. These patients attended because they wanted to know what they could do with the excess skin that many continue to......
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Fillers Don’t Have to Hurt!

I attended a lecture this evening for the dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the area on the topic of fillers. Fillers, as you may or may not know, are injections used to enhance a variety of areas in the face that contribute to the appearance of facial aging. Fillers were originally used to just fill in deep creases like the “parentheses” lines that extend from......
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Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Can Learn a Lot from Hair Salons!

At first glance, you may think that cosmetic plastic surgeons and hair salons are only related in that both are businesses dedicated to beauty but when it comes to customer outreach, hair salons “got it going on!” Customer Relationship Management or CRM is a growing industry. Salesforce.com is a company most responsible for making CRM a household word. While the folks at Salesforce.com would suggest......
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Split Earlobe Repair

Did your nephew pull your earring through your earlobe?! Do you wear dangling earrings so much so that it has stretched the piercing too large? Well, it doesn’t have to be a permanent problem. A split earlobe repair is the answer. While most men wouldn’t understand the difficulty of finding a pierced earring that doesn’t fall out of a stretched-out earlobe or having to wear......
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Lip Implants vs Lip Fillers

If you’re considering “plumping” up your lips, you now have a choice in how you do this. I previously wrote about lip injections with Juvederm or similar type of filler. As I mentioned in that post, the benefits of lip injections is lower cost and the results are temporary if you’re not happy. But the downside is that it’s not permanent and therefore injections need to......
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The Permanent Smile

Below is a fascinating technique (note: fascinating does not suggest good or bad, morally justifiable or reprehensible…it just means, well, fascinating) to turn up the corners of the mouth if someone has a naturally downturned smile and thus, give them a permanent smile. If you have a naturally downturned mouth, it could give other the wrong impression that you’re angry or have a bitchy resting......
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Price Transparency: Hiding Behind the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

For those of you that read this blog, you know by now that BuildMyBod, the host of this blog, represents price transparency in the world of cosmetic surgery. Want to know how much cosmetic surgery will cost before going in for a lengthy consultation with your plastic surgeon? You come to BuildMyBod to find your plastic surgeon and check out the costs before going in......
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Juvederm Voluma – The Latest Volumizer!

If you’re a man or woman that has noticed reduced volume in the parentheses lines of the face or dark circles under the eyes, you may want to read this. If you’ve ever had a filler such as Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane or Radiesse, you may also want to read this. Allergan, the makers of Juvederm Ultra (a filler for parentheses lines in the face that......
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Portrait of a Cardiac Pioneer

The NY Times recently published a very interesting article about Dr. Helen Taussig and her infamous portrait…well maybe not infamous, because until now, I don’t think anyone was aware of the portrait commissioned by the doctors that worked and studied under her. Fifty years ago, Jamie Wyeth, son of the famous artist Andrew Wyeth, painted a portrait of Dr. Taussig, who conceived of the idea......
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Trending: Zookeepers Performing Cosmetic Surgery on Zoo Animals?!

I write articles for my blog about three times a week and luckily, so far, I always find inspiration from a patient I’ve met or an article I’ve read. And this morning was no different. I was reading through my email and came across an e-newsletter that contained various articles related to my field – cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery.   There are many e-newsletters......
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