The pandemic is over… time to move on

pandemic

I’ve had enough. I’m over it. We did what we could. Never before has a pandemic pathogen met its match so quickly. In America, the first shelter in place was in San Francisco on March 16th, 2020 and the first vaccination shot occurred on December 14th, 2020. Within the same year, actually within 9 months. […]

Why I canceled my trip to Hawaii [video]

canceled my trip to Hawaii

Greg: Hey, this is Greg here from Big Bay Mornings on 99.7 NOW, and I’m here with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bae. Well, wow, Dr. Bae, you’re looking more handsome than ever.   Dr. Bae: Thanks so much, Greg. Good to see you.   Greg: Did I embarrass you? I hope not.   Dr. Bae: […]

Bae Break with Greg: What is breakthrough COVID? [video]

breakthrough Covid

 Greg: Hey, this is Greg here with Big Bay Mornings on 99.7 Now. And of course I am here with a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bae. How you doing Dr. Bae?   Dr. Bae: I’m great, Greg. Good to see you.   Greg: It is good to see you too, especially now. I mean, […]

Bae Break with Greg: Vaccine mandate for patients

vaccine mandate

Greg: Hey, this is Greg here from Big Bae mornings and 99.7 Now. And I’m back with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bae. How you been, Dr. Bae?   Dr. Bae: I’m good ,Greg. I’m thankfully healthy. No signs of COVID, doing well.   New vaccine mandate Greg: That is good. Well, that leads me […]

Beware of Medical Tourism [video]

Greg: Hey, this is Greg from Big Bay Mornings on 99.7 NOW. And I’m back here with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bae. Hey, Dr. Bae.   Dr. Bae: Hey, Greg.   Greg: What’s going on?   Dr. Bae: Things are good. We are seeing patients regularly, busy. Everybody’s like kind of getting their COVID […]

The difficulty in diagnosing Breast Implant Associated Illness (BIAI)

If you’re considering a breast augmentation, then you’ve no doubt heard about two potential medical issues. One is Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, or ALCL, and the other is Breast Implant Associated Illness, or BIAI. ALCL, which you can read about here, is a more limited issue that has affected a total of 733 people globally. […]

As COVID cases increase, so too must the public’s tolerance for them

covid cases increase

Remember back in March and April when the fear of COVID shut down everything, including elective medical care, gyms and large gatherings? The hope was that we could quickly and “easily” stop COVID in its tracks. But as COVID cases increase and the pandemic drags on, it’s clear this won’t have a quick resolution. Citizens […]

So we’re to believe some mass gatherings are ok during a pandemic?

mass gatherings

Early on in this pandemic, the recommendations from the CDC and state authorities were pretty clear when it came to mass gatherings: don’t have them. In fact, the CDC reiterates this guidance in an update from July 7th, 2020. The highest risk of spread of the coronavirus comes from “large in-person gatherings where it is […]

For better or worse, this is the best time to get cosmetic surgery

best time to get cosmetic surgery

Here we are, emerging from  the acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic, entering the unknown chronic phase. There is much we still don’t know about the virus, including why some become symptomatic but others remain asymptomatic. Even with these unknowns, the world must press on, doing our best to adjust our lives and maintain some […]

What’s not going to happen if there’s a new surge of coronavirus

new surge of coronavirus

Let’s review the initial response to the first wave of coronavirus by hospitals, city and state governments. Hospitals cancelled elective cases. Cities and states ordered a shelter in place order, shut down restaurants and closed parks and beaches.   These techniques were able to mitigate some of the worst predictions. 100,000 deaths instead of 2 […]

Hospitals and surgery centers not performing cosmetic surgery

performing cosmetic surgery

Here in San Francisco, the city and health department issued a directive on May 15th allowing elective surgery. In the directive, it was very clear elective surgery, including cosmetic surgery and dental procedures, could move forward. For this reason, we began performing cosmetic surgery in our in-office AAAASF accredited operating room the following Monday, May […]

Ice cream shop : takeout food :: cosmetic surgery : elective surgery

cosmetic surgery

Think back to your SATs. Remember the analogies? The goal was to determine the relationship between the first pair of words and then choose the second pair of words that had an equivalent relationship. In the title above, ice cream shops are to takeout food as cosmetic surgery is to elective surgery. In other words, […]