Breast Augmentation Revision [video]

For those of you considering breast augmentation, read this primer here. But for those who’ve already had that and are now considering a breast augmentation revision, continue reading!   What does a breast augmentation revision entail? A breast augmentation revision can mean many things. First it depends on what the problem is. Did the implants bust or leak? Then a revision would mean an exchange......
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Why board certification is the first of many questions to ask your doctor

Does your heart doctor or kidney doctor have appropriate board certification? This probably isn’t much of an issue. Reason being that you were referred to that doctor by your primary care doctor or the emergency room. And for those doctors to be included within your insurance network or have permission (privileges) to work within that health system, they must be vetted first. That vetting is......
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5 Unexpected Ways Snapchat Transformed My Practice

My practice began experimenting with Snapchat in September of 2016. While I wasn’t sure if it was a passing fad or not, I teamed up with Dr. Miami as an “influencer” within the plastic surgery space. Snapchat may eventually be replaced with Instagram Stories or some other technology, but the combination of “real-time” video and social media is transformative. Here are 5 ways that Snapchat......
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No drain tummy tuck [video]

During a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon will raise the abdominal skin off of the abdominal wall. This is done to “get some slack” on the excess skin in the process of removing it. Separating the excess skin from the underlying abdominal wall creates a space that can fill with fluid after the operation. That’s why many doctors insert drains after the operation to remove......
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Pitfalls of breast aug wish pics!

It’s a totally reasonable thing to do. Patients, when going in to see their plastic surgeon, bring “wish pics.” That is, a photo of someone (doesn’t have to be famous), that’s had the operation and the results they’re looking for. But reasonable intent can translate into unreasonable expectations.   What’s wrong with wish pics? Patients bring in their wish pics all the time. It’s definitely......
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Considering breast aug or fillers? You need to know about biofilm!

Like movies? Biofilm is the most important film you’ve never heard of! Biofilm is the technical name for the slime that bacteria secrete. It’s a problem in the case of breast implants and fillers. We generally worry about blatant infections from bacteria but in the case of implants and fillers, biofilm can cause problems other than a frank infection. Curious? Keep reading.   Biofilm and......
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Why patient leads after midnight lead nowhere

I’m not sure about other industries but within the healthcare space, cosmetic practices are generating leads from many different “channels.” By that, I mean we get leads through our website contact submission form, a BuildMyBod Price Estimator wishlist or questions through social media. Some leads go somewhere, others go nowhere. Patient leads coming in after midnight are the ones going nowhere!   Advertising only works......
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What Is Lip Augmentation & How Do You Avoid Duck Lips?

Fillers have been on the market for years, and surgeons have refined their techniques, so there’s no reason to overdo lip augmentation. The purpose of most cosmetic procedures is to restore self-confidence and a youthful, revitalized appearance. The best cosmetic surgery is invisible, meaning your friends and family never notice you had work done. They just think you look relaxed, healthy, and at the top......
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How Long Does Botox® Last?

Botox® is an injection that can help reduce or eliminate wrinkles, treat headaches and some jaw tension issues, and reduce aging skin symptoms. Many patients are interested in trying Botox® but worry they must commit to a lengthy treatment process. One of the top questions from patients considering this treatment is “How long does Botox® last?”    How Long Does Botox® Last? Patients concerned about......
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How Does Botox® Work?

Botox® has been around for years, and every year increases in popularity. It’s become so popular that most people have heard of it, whether on TV, from friends, or in a magazine. However, not everyone understands precisely what the procedure entails. A common question that plastic surgeons receive from new patients is “How does Botox® work?” Many people falsely believe it works in a similar......
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