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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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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Botox vs Xeomin vs Dysport vs Jeuveau [video]

Botox vs. Xeomin Vs. Dysport Vs. Jeuveau
In the video below, I try to succinctly, and with as little confusion as possible review the various neuromodulators on the market. Neuromodulator is the catch all term for Botox and Botox-like products. These are injections that relax overactive muscles in many areas, including the ones that cause wrinkles in the face. Let’s discuss the similarities and differences with Botox vs Xeomin vs Dysport vs Jeuveau....
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That time my website traffic dropped from 11.8K to 4.5K

website traffic
My website traffic didn’t drop overnight but pretty close. From the beginning of April to the end of June 2019, the number of visitors to my website went from 11,800 users to 4,500 users. That’s a 62% drop. All thanks to Google, the premier search engine, releasing a wide ranging algorithm update on March 12th, 2019.   YMYL (your money or your life) This Google...
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President Trump officially signs price transparency executive order

price transparency executive order
President Trump officially issued a price transparency Executive Order yesterday. The price transparency executive order will require hospitals, insurers and doctors to disclose their negotiated rates. This will have direct and indirect consequences.   The effect of a price transparency executive order Despite President Obama’s efforts with the “Unaffordable Care Act,” this Executive Order will actually have an effect on the cost of care. Obama simply...
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Dr. Kaplan speaking at Becker’s 17th Annual Spine Conference

becker's 17th annual spine conference
BuildMyBod Health founder, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan will speak at Becker’s 17th annual spine conference in Chicago. As one of the largest industry meetings that help hospitals and ambulatory surgery center’s (ASC’s) achieve first-in-class best practices, this is recognition of the new-found importance of price transparency in healthcare.   Becker’s Conference Agenda BuildMyBod Health founder and plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan will be discussing how price transparency can...
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How to make Botox last longer? Triple the dose!

botox last longer
Patients often ask me how they can make their Botox last longer. In other words, how can they make their facial wrinkles stay away for more than three to six months. And not just the typical lines treated with Botox like in between the eyebrows. But also the forehead lines and crow’s feet. Well, here’s the answer, sort of. A study was performed with a...
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What are the dangers of Botox injections?

botox last longer
Non surgical treatments to stay looking young are all the rage right now, in the past and future. And of those non surgical treatments, Botox to reduce wrinkles, is the most popular. But what are the dangers of Botox injections? And when referring to Botox, this includes all so-called neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and Jeuveau (aka #newtox or Evolus – still not sure which...
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Even a 5’4″ woman that weighs 105 pounds is a BBL candidate!

We’ve all seen the questions online or on social media when it comes to who is or is not a BBL candidate. Do I have enough fat for a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift)? Do I need to gain weight? We finally have the answer! As long as you’re healthy and your doctor agrees, even a thin patient can be a BBL candidate. Just check out......
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Trump’s Price Transparency Executive Order

price transparency executive order
  According to the Wall Street Journal, President Trump will issue an Executive Order this week regarding price transparency. The price transparency executive order will require hospitals, insurers and doctors to disclose their negotiated rates. This will have direct and indirect consequences.   The effect of a price transparency executive order Despite President Obama’s efforts with the “Unaffordable Care Act,” this Executive Order will actually have...
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