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Category : Plastic Surgery in the News

Breast Reduction Beverly Hills

Ariel Winter Thrilled About Her Breast Reduction Results

“Modern Family” star Ariel Winter is enjoying a much-improved quality of life ever since she got her breast reduction. Ariel had felt self-conscious about her oversized breasts and had been frequently experiencing a great deal of pain because of them. Ariel’s not alone in these type of symptoms. Women with excessively large breasts frequently come into my office complaining of

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February 9, 2016

Genital surgery

Goodbye Camel Toe, Hello Designer Vagina

Fashion trends have gone towards tighter and more revealing clothing. More and more women spend a lot of time in leggings, workout pants, or tight capris as part of their daily wear. Because even the smallest contour fullness can be visible in these clothes, there has been an increase in popularity in procedures to make the groin area flat and

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December 14, 2015

Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty – Summertime Perfect Bikini Body

Summertime goes hand-in-hand with sunshine, the beach and bathing suits. As a woman, I understand how wearing revealing swimsuits and other clothing can be an uncomfortable and sensitive issue. For many women, labial asymmetry, protuberance and excessive labial show can make the idea of wearing form-fitting clothing unpleasant. The labiaplasty is a resculpting procedure that has grown in popularity. The

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May 22, 2015

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck Cosmetic Procedure

As a mother, I know how pregnancy can cause a lot of physical changes. In fact, one of the most common causes for sagging skin and excess flab around the abdomen is pregnancy. There are many mothers who are looking to regain a flatter, tighter stomach. With an abdominoplasty, you can make that goal come true.   Most people will

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May 15, 2015

Is Jen Selter’s butt real?



After posting some pictures of Brazilian Butt Lift on Facebook and Instagram, I got a bunch of questions online about popular celebrities who have very full butts and skinny legs, especially Jen Selter.  They wanted to know whether or not her butt was real! 

I have never met or examined Jen myself, and she is not a patient of mine

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April 27, 2015

Kylie Jenner Challenge

Many young people have started to follow a new Instagram trend #kyliejennerchallenge. By creating extreme suction with a shot glass or similar device to plump their lips. This can cause pain, bruising, and scarring around the mouth. If you are looking for fuller and poutier lips, there are many FDA approved procedures that are safe and effective. Video Link

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April 22, 2015

Dr. Cat on “The Doctor’s”

Today I was a guest host on “the Doctor’s TV” show for the episode “Hot Headlines”. Myself and co-hosts, Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Andrew Ordon, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, and Dr. Rachel Ross talked about patient requests for celebrity look-alike plastic surgery, silver selfie’s, #girlswhodip, and also whether or not parents would choose to have their children use marijuana vs alcohol.

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April 13, 2015

John David Glaude video and loose skin after massive weight loss

Tummy tuck after massive weight loss Today’s news reports a 21 year old John David Glaude who lost 160 pounds and posted a video of himself showing the excess skin that resulted. This courageous young man wanted to show others how to embrace themselves through all life changes. Through lap band, weight loss surgery, or simple diet and exercise, massive

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November 11, 2014

Cheap Plastic Surgery May Be the Most Expensive

Patients who seek cheap or discount plastic surgery to save money often end up with unsatisfactory results requiring multiple corrective surgeries. Dr. Catherine Begovic who specializes in revision liposuction surgery has noted an increase in the patients seeking revision surgery for asymmetries, irregularities, and and other problems caused by incorrectly or poorly performed liposuction surgery. On March 31, 2014, the

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October 10, 2014

Nip Tuck for Two: Couples Plastic Surgery

This last month I performed plastic surgery on two sets of couples. One was a young couple in their early thirties who had recently gotten engaged and wanted to do a little body reshaping with liposuction before their wedding in the spring. The other couple was a military wife and husband. The husband had initiated the plastic surgery visit –

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October 4, 2012

50th anniversary of silicone breast implants – 1st ever breast implant recipient shares her experience.

Photo courtesy of Radar Online Timmie Jean Lindsey is now an 80 year old great grandma. She was the first patient to receive silicone breast implants in 1962 from the surgeon who invented them. Amazingly enough, her original implants have never leaked or ruptured, but she does have some scar tissue. She said that her breast tissue only started to

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June 8, 2012

Beware of Illegal Silicone Injections – They Can be Deadly

This week a 30 year old woman was rushed into the hospital short of breath and coughing blood and almost died after being injected in her buttocks and other areas with liquid silicone at a house party. The silicone was not medical silicone found in implants, but instead liquid silicone similar to the type that one could purchase in hardware

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October 29, 2011

FDA releases updated safety data on silicone breast implants

On Wednesday 6/22/11, the Food and Drug Administration announced that early findings from an analysis of safety issues and adverse events associated with silicone-gel breast implants revealed no new concerns. Therefore, the agency said it will allow the devices to remain on the market. The Los Angeles Times (6/23, Mai-duc) stated that the FDA said the analysis conducted on more

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July 7, 2011

Breast implant operations have increased 40% in the last 10 years

New data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that breast enhancement surgery continues to increase. Last year, surgeons performed 296,203 breast implants – a 2% increase from 2009 and a 39% increase since 2000. Overall, doctors performed 13.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2010, a 5 % increase compared with 2009. How does this relate to you? If you

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March 25, 2011

UCLA plastic surgeons perform first hand transplant in California.

I’d like to share a remarkable story from the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery department at UCLA where I received my training. When it comes to Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, many people instantly think of cosmetic surgery – breast augmentations, rhinoplasty, lip filler, botox. Although that makes up a large part of many plastic surgeons’ practice, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is

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March 22, 2011

The importance of a pre-op history and physical exam

Before performing any procedure, minor or major, my number one priority is the patient’s safety. An important part of the process is a pre-op medical clearance. I make sure an internist checks each patient’s complete medical history and physical condition. I do this to make sure that he or she is healthy enough to undergo general anesthesia. I also personally

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December 15, 2010

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