Limitations on liposuction

If you’re considering liposuction to remove excess fat, do your research to ensure you’re a good candidate. What makes a good candidate? A good candidate is related to why you want liposuction in the first place.   Why are you getting liposuction? Sure you’d like to get rid of some fat. Liposuction is great for that! But are you doing it to lose weight or......
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SESPRS: A family affair

The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS) just had their annual meeting. Aside from getting the opportunity to speak about price transparency in healthcare, my favorite topic, I learned something about the organization that was unexpected.   What makes the SESPRS meeting unique? I understand that a plastic surgery meeting doesn’t hold much interest for anyone outside of the field of plastic surgery.......
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Need to tighten the abdominal wall during a tummy tuck? [video]

A tummy tuck is a pretty standard cosmetic procedure now. While liposuction will remove excess fat and tighten the skin to some extent, a tummy tuck ensures that all of the excess skin is removed. But there’s more than just the skin. There’s also the deeper abdominal wall which is made up of tough tissue called fascia, and muscles. This also plays a part in......
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Saggy breasts worse after breastfeeding or pumping?

When you’re a plastic surgeon, “cocktail conversation” at a party can involve any and all topics. How much recovery do I need after a neck lift? Can you get rid of my cankles? Breast pumping, not breastfeeding, resulted in my saggy breasts! This particular party patron made the last comment as a matter of fact. I was a little embarrassed that I didn’t “know” that pumping......
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BuildMyBod Founder to speak at Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo 2017

BuildMyBod Health is very excited to announce that founder/CEO, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan will be speaking at the upcoming Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo 2017. The expo will take place in Phoenix on May 13th and 14th.   What’s Dr. Kaplan talking about at the Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo Click on the image above to enlarge. As you’ll see, Dr. Kaplan will discuss price transparency and how to set......
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How to avoid duck lips with lip filler [video]

Lip augmentation is a very common procedure with many options to plump up your lips. And even though it’s a relatively easy procedure, the most common concern is that you’ll end up with duck lips. Why does that happen? Can’t a person recognize they’ve had too much filler or able to avoid that appearance in the first place?   Do patients actually want duck lips?! I......
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Overnight stay after cosmetic surgery…necessary?

Often patients ask when they will be go home after their cosmetic surgery. I will explain that they’ll go home mid or late morning or early afternoon depending on the procedure. There’s a look of surprise in their face because they ask, “oh, the same day?!” And I explain that an overnight stay will not be necessary. Just as they are surprised they’re going home......
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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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BOTOX® or XEOMIN® for treatment of sweaty palms [video]

Excessive sweating is a problem for many patients. This condition affects the armpits, soles and palms. In particular, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of the palms can be very debilitating. Consider if you always had very sweaty palms – how many times a day would that affect you in private or social situations. Turning the knob on a door while your hand continues to slip. Holding hands......
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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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