Dr. Kaplan joining NewBeauty on Instagram Live!

We’re very excited to announce that Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, board certified plastic surgeon and founder/CEO of BuildMyBod Health will be NewBeauty Magazine’s guest on Instagram Live! So tune in Tuesday, November 10th at 9am PST. If you’re reading this after November 10th, click here for the recording.   Dr. Kaplan on Instagram Live with New Beauty This is huge and you don’t want to miss......
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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. To be clear, that 733 figure is not this year.......
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Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Her Boob Job

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Chrissy Teigen becomes the latest famous person to open up about getting a boob job. She joins the ranks of Kaley Cuoco, Victoria Beckham and Anna Faris. For what it’s worth, does it really matter anymore? It’s not shocking and that’s a good thing.   Chrissy Teigen and her boob job As time passes, the news of someone getting a boob job has lost its sheen...
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Did J Lo get plastic surgery? I say no! [video]

j lo get plastic surgery
This year’s Super Bowl was disappointing for many reasons. Being from Louisiana, it was disappointing the Saints weren’t in the big game. With San Francisco as my adopted home, it was also disappointing that the 49er’s lost. But what wasn’t disappointing? The appearance of J Lo and Shakira! These women are defying age. And the question on everyone’s mind is, did J Lo get plastic...
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5 myths about aesthetic medicine

myths about aesthetic medicine
As a plastic surgeon, I’ve heard many myths about aesthetic medicine. It doesn’t matter how often they’re repeated, it still doesn’t make them true. But consumers and potential patients certainly think they’re true after hearing them so many times. So here is the truth!     5 myths about aesthetic medicine 1. Liposuction – Myth: After lipo, I’ll get fat in other parts of my...
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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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Breast implants: the smaller the better! [video]

the smaller the better
I know it’s tough to resist but when it comes to breast implants, the smaller the better. Everyone thinks you have to go big or go home but it’s not really necessary. There are benefits to smaller implants and additional risks with bigger implants.   The smaller the better With bigger implants, the patient may get stretch marks. Bigger implants also stretch out the breast...
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Allergan removes textured breast implants from market [video]

textured breast implants
Allergan, the maker of Botox, Juvederm and breast implants is removing their textured breast implants from the market. The news was first reported by the NY Times. Keep reading to get the details of why they’re being removed from the market and what it means for you.   Textured breast implants First, this doesn’t apply to all implants. It doesn’t apply to saline or silicone...
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5 myths about breast augmentation debunked [video]

myths about breast augmentation
1. They cause cancer Breast implants don’t cause the typical type of breast cancer that the vast majority of women have. A very rare form of cancer known as lymphoma, which is more of an overgrowth of lymphatic tissue like lymph nodes that can occur anywhere in the body, can also appear, under certain circumstances, around a breast implant.   Specifically, implants with a textured...
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Breast asymmetry correction with implants and lift [video]

breast asymmetry correction
Breast asymmetry correction is one of the most complex breast procedures around. The complexity is due to the myriad of ways to fix the asymmetry. It’s not just a matter of size, but also of shape. And then you have to get the nipple in a symmetrical position!   Video of breast asymmetry correction As the video shows, there are many steps to correcting breast...
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