Why tax season is the time to schedule your cosmetic surgery

Tax season officially culminates tomorrow, April 15th (or maybe technically April 18th this year) when you file your taxes. And let’s just assume you’re filing your taxes on time! Aside from getting past the anxiety of taxes, this is actually a great time of year. Why? Because this is the time to get that mommy makeover or aesthetic touchup that you’ve been considering.   What’s......
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BuildMyBod Health to release eCommerce feature [video]

BuildMyBod Health, the price transparency platform that allows consumers to check pricing on healthcare services and generate leads for doctors will release a new eCommerce feature. By using the website at BuildMyBod.com or the Price Estimator on an individual doctor’s website, consumers can purchase non-surgical services online.   Why online purchasing? You may ask, why buy healthcare services online if you have to go to......
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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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Smokers and Surgery

As a plastic surgeon I require patients to stop smoking before their cosmetic surgery. Since the surgery is elective, I can delay their surgery in case they continue to smoke.   Check smokers’ compliance There are urine and blood tests that can screen for the by-products of nicotine to ensure compliance.   While patients think they’re supposed to quit smoking due to the risks of......
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