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Category Archives: Plastic Surgery in the News

Goodbye Camel Toe, Hello Designer Vagina

Published on December 14, 2015 by
Genital surgery

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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Labiaplasty – Summertime Perfect Bikini Body

Published on May 22, 2015 by
Labiaplasty

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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Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck Cosmetic Procedure

Published on May 15, 2015 by
Abdominoplasty

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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Is Jen Selter’s butt real?

Published on April 27, 2015 by



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

Kylie Jenner Challenge

Published on April 22, 2015 by

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. https://www.facebook.com/AccessHollywood/videos/10155449941685433/

Dr. Cat on “The Doctor’s”

Published on April 13, 2015 by

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.

John David Glaude video and loose skin after massive weight loss

Published on November 11, 2014 by

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

Cheap Plastic Surgery May Be the Most Expensive

Published on October 10, 2014 by

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

Nip Tuck for Two: Couples Plastic Surgery

Published on October 4, 2012 by

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 –

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

Published on June 8, 2012 by

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

Beware of Illegal Silicone Injections – They Can be Deadly

Published on October 29, 2011 by

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

FDA releases updated safety data on silicone breast implants

Published on July 7, 2011 by

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

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

Published on March 25, 2011 by

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

UCLA plastic surgeons perform first hand transplant in California.

Published on March 22, 2011 by

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

The importance of a pre-op history and physical exam

Published on December 15, 2010 by

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