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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Dr. Kaplan talks Cardi B and her liposuction with 99.7 Now! (video)

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Did you hear? Cardi B recently cancelled her concerts for the rest of May due to prolonged recovery from liposuction. But is it as simple as that? Dr. Kaplan of Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery (aka @realdrbae on Instagram and Snapchat) recently shared his thoughts with the morning show over at 99.7 Now, the Bay’s #1 for all the hits.   Cardi B and her liposuction...
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Why we look at more than just BMI [video]

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As more consumers research cosmetic surgery online and watch surgery on social media, there’s one thing they keep hearing. That their plastic surgeon won’t operate on them if their BMI (body mass index) is greater than 30. BMI refers to the “magic number” that takes into account your weight in kilograms and your height in centimeters.   BMI has its advantages in the sense that...
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Why work out if you can get lipoetching?!

Obviously we wouldn’t minimize the importance of a healthy diet and workout regimen. But if after that, you don’t have the washboard abs you’re looking for, lipoetching may be for you.   What is lipoetching? Believe it or not, lipoetching is using what is normally a bad technique, in the right context. When performing liposuction, the surgeon sucks out as much fat as possible. At......
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Popular procedures for men

Cosmetic surgery isn’t a taboo subject anymore. Also, it’s not just for the wealthy. And finally, it’s not just for women. More men are getting cosmetic services (surgical or non-surgical) than ever before. But what procedures are they getting? Based on the procedures that men are most commonly requesting pricing on through the BuildMyBod Price Estimator, these are the most popular procedures for men these......
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Should I gain weight before my BBL?

When posting our surgery on Snapchat, many of our viewers have asked if they should gain weight before their BBL. The idea is that if they eat more and gain weight, there will be more fat available to inject into their buttocks. What do you think?   Gain weight before my BBL? Good idea or bad? Unless you’re underweight, there’s probably never a good time......
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Things to know after your Brazilian Butt Lift [video]

Don’t worry. Even if you’re not considering a Brazilian Butt Lift, this article provides helpful postoperative insights for any procedure. But for those wondering what a Brazilian Butt Lift is, you can read more here. However, this is the short version: after performing liposuction to any area of the body, the fat that’s collected is placed back into the buttocks.   Helpful hints after a......
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Clever ways to hide your surgical scars

Getting surgery and want to hide your scars? Whether you’re getting surgery for medically necessary or cosmetic reasons, here are a few ways you can better hide your scar. Keep in mind that it’s ok to ask your surgeon about hiding scars but  don’t demand it. While you may be most worried about scars, they’re worried about ensuring the best access to perform your surgery......
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Tummy Tuck with Abdominal Wall Tightening

Your typical tummy tuck includes liposuction to the abdomen, removal of excess skin and often-times, abdominal wall tightening. It’s not always necessary but it’s important for the patient to be aware of this aspect of the procedure. The tummy tuck tightens the abdominal skin but the abdominal wall is a whole different animal.   When is abdominal wall tightening necessary Here are some new words......
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Postop garments

After various cosmetic surgical procedures, your doctor may recommend postop garments. But what are they meant to accomplish and is it required. Not all surgeons agree. Regardless, if you have a breast augmentation, tummy tuck or liposuction, chances are you’ll be wearing one of these.   What’s the purpose of postop garments It’s not clear why postop garments became such an integral part of cosmetic......
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