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How Vitamin C Benefits Skin

How Vitamin C Benefits Skin

Vitamin C Benefits Skin  Vitamin C is a water soluble antioxidant and is naturally found in the skin to protect it. Exposure to harmful UV rays and toxins in the environment creates free radicals that damage collagen as well as other components of skin. Antioxidants like Vitamin C neutralize free radicals and protect the skin. There have been many scientific

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April 23, 2018

Breast Implant Shapes: Finding The Right Fit

Breast Implant Shapes: Finding The Right Fit

Different Types of Breast Implant Shapes The moderate, moderate plus, high profile, and ultra high profile are all different types of shapes of implants. The moderate is the most flat shape, the high profile more round with more projection, and the moderate plus in between. The ultra high has the most projection and is the most round. For each volume,

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April 16, 2018

Is it Safe to Exercise While Being Sick?

Is it Safe to Exercise While Being Sick?

Is it Safe to Exercise While Being Sick? In general, moderate, consistent exercise is fine when you have mild cold symptoms. It can lower stress hormones and also help reduce nasal congestion and relieve some cold symptoms. The rule of thumb that most doctors recommend is exercise is okay if all symptoms are “above the neck” such as runny nose,

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April 9, 2018

My Cosmetic Procedures

My Cosmetic Procedures

I am very open with my patients on the cosmetic procedures I’ve had done. I have had breast augmentation and liposuction of my inner thighs and knees about 15 years ago, and I have routinely been doing Botox since my 20’s. I remember before my breast augmentation having to struggle with clothes and padded bras and being self conscious in

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April 2, 2018

Botox vs Dermal Fillers

Botox vs Dermal Fillers

How Botox and Fillers Can Improve Your Selfie Game Most of us love taking selfies and we all know most of the tricks like finding good lighting and taking the picture slightly above eye level to open up the eyes and highlight the contours of the face, but for advanced selfie taking, Botox and fillers can take you to that next level.

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March 26, 2018

Dr. Cat’s Beauty Tips for BuzzFeed Readers

Dr. Cat’s Beauty Tips for BuzzFeed Readers

Beauty Tips and Secrets Daily Moisturizing This exercise is the best defense against dry skin. Applying lotion right after you step out of the shower seals in the moisture that your skin has just absorbed. People with dry skin may need to moisturize more often than people with regular or oily skin. However, that is not to say that people

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March 20, 2018

Choosing Breast Implant Size

Choosing Breast Implant Size

When it comes to choosing breast implant size, it’s important to take everything into consideration – your profession, hobbies, and the look you are going for. Also, a size that may look good on one person may look totally different on your frame. I take a lot of time helping my patients with choosing their breast size. I take all

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March 12, 2018

Breast Enlargement Creams

Breast Enlargement Creams

Breast Enlargement Creams: Do they work? Dr Cat Answers Yesterday I got a DM from one of my Snapchat followers who saw what she thought was one of my breast augmentation before and after pictures being used as an ad for a Breast Growing Cream. Honestly – does anyone really believe they can take a pill or rub cream on

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March 5, 2018

Essential Qualities for Success

Essential Qualities for Success

Dr Cat’s Essential Qualities Needed for Success in Life I believe that ambition, determination, perseverance, and hard work are some of the essentials to success. I am blessed to be where I am now with my career and my life but I also think it is important for people to remember that success does not come overnight, nor does it

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February 26, 2018

Breasts Can Lose Their Shape And Firmness

Breasts Can Lose Their Shape And Firmness

BREAST LIFT SURGERY, OR MASTOPEXY, restores a more youthful appearance to a woman’s breasts. Over the years breasts can lose their shape and firmness due to pregnancy, nursing and loss of skin elasticity, causing them to sag. Many of my patients lost a lot of weight, resulting in deflated, sagging breasts. Mastopexy will raise and reshape breasts—slowing the effects of

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February 20, 2018

Treating Scars Within Six Months

Treating Scars Within Six Months

Some of the most common requests I receive focus on removing excess or unwanted fat from the body. For a majority of these concerns, I perform liposuction, which is designed to remove fat and reshape parts of the body. Other popular procedures I perform are designed to reshape, augment or enhance parts of the body, like tummy tuck, breast augmentation

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February 20, 2018

About Liposuction Procedures

About Liposuction Procedures

As summer approaches, so does the increase in my liposuction procedures. Most patients indulged a little too much during the holidays and after their New Year’s resolution for January came and went, many people need a little more help in those hard to lose places. My liposuction patients range greatly in size, shape, and lifestyle. Some of my patients are a little

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February 19, 2018

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Procedure

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Procedure

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Procedure As a woman, I know the importance of having a full buttocks for the overall contour and proportion to the body. A Brazilian Butt Lift involves a natural fat transfer to the buttocks. In contrast to buttocks implants, your own fat is soft, natural feeling, and won’t shift overtime like many implants do. Because a

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February 12, 2018

Breast Implants With A Lift

Breast Implants With A Lift

Breast Implants Not Only About Having Large Breasts This patient had deflation of her breasts after pregnancy. She told me she always had to wear a padded push up bra and really wanted to feel comfortable in a bikini. She had breast implants with a lift (breast augmentation 325 cc silicone implants with vertical mastopexy), which allowed her to feel

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February 5, 2018

How Common is Labiaplasty Surgery?

How Common is Labiaplasty Surgery?

Labiaplasty Surgery Growing in Popularity Although cosmetic surgery of the vagina – labiaplasty – is not a topic that many people discuss, it is one of the most common procedures I perform and specialize in and one that really improves women’s quality of life.  I have developed a special technique that allows for precise reshaping, has a nearly invisible scar, and

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January 29, 2018

Labiaplasty with Clitoral Hood Reduction

Labiaplasty with Clitoral Hood Reduction

Surgery days are always the most fun. I start at the crack of dawn with the excitement and anticipation of my day. I touch base with my surgery staff and anesthesiologist to make sure all the equipment I need is ready and they all know the plan – positioning, any important details about the patient and the case, and post

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January 22, 2018

Breast Implant Complications

Breast Implant Complications

Technical Steps To Reduce Breast Implant Surgery Complications When performing breast implant surgery, there are many specific technical steps I take to reduce complications like capsular contracture – when hard scar tissue forms around implants. One of these is using the Keller funnel with all of my silicone implants. Capsular contracture has been associated with bacterial microfilm on the implant.

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January 15, 2018

Choose A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Choose A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

The Importance of Choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon This may be a funny meme but this is actually a serious post. Please please do your research and watch out for cheap plastic surgery deals that seem too good to be true whether here in the US or out of the country. Make sure your doctor is board certified in plastic

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January 8, 2018

Workout On A Busy Schedule

Workout On A Busy Schedule

There is always a way to get in a workout on a busy schedule. Maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle should be one of our top priorities in life as it can help us being the kind of person we strive to be at work, at home with our families. Here are a few tips that definitely help me on

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January 1, 2018

Vaginal Plastic Surgery Procedures

Vaginal Plastic Surgery Procedures

Vaginal Plastic Surgery Specialist Dr Cat Can Help You Just like other parts of our bodies, all women have different looking vaginas. Looking different from one another is what makes us unique individuals. There is no specific definition or shape that describes a normal or abnormal looking vagina – they vary immensely. However, sometimes the shape and the size of the

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December 25, 2017

Plastic Surgery Procedure Good Christmas Present?

Plastic Surgery Procedure Good Christmas Present?

Does Plastic Surgery Procedure Make a Good Christmas Present? Have you been wondering whether or not it would be acceptable to get someone a plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure as a Christmas present? This month, I have had many friends and husbands purchase gift certificates for their loved ones as presents, so it seems that it’s become socially acceptable. Botox,

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December 18, 2017

The Difficulties in Being a Woman in Medicine

The Difficulties in Being a Woman in Medicine

I found this photo of me receiving a research grant award during my Head and Neck residency and it brought back some memories. I remember how I always wished there were more women in medicine and how sometimes a mainly male dominant environment can intentionally or non-intentionally be hostile and sexist. Many co-workers and supervisors have the attitude that women

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December 15, 2017

Natural Breast Augmentation Procedure, Recovery and Cost

Natural Breast Augmentation Procedure, Recovery and Cost

Natural breast augmentation is where fat is liposuctioned from different parts of the body and transferred to the breast.  There are advantages and disadvantages when compared to breast implants.  The advantages are that it is your own natural tissues and you don’t have to worry about possible complications with implants like capsular contracture.  The disadvantages are that the amount of volume that you

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December 11, 2017

Butts are the new boobs!

Butts are the new boobs!

Focus Has Shifted From Boobs To Butts Butt shots on Instagram are the trend and now the norm! Having that full, perfectly curved behind is almost a new currency when it comes to Instafameous celebs and popular social media models. Everyone is focusing on butts nowadays and my practice has reflected the trend. This last year has been the year

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December 4, 2017

Tummy Tuck Procedure: 26cm Of Skin Removed

Tummy Tuck Procedure: 26cm Of Skin Removed

Tummy Tuck Procedure: This is how 26cm (10.2 inches) of skin removed during a tummy tuck looks like. Make sure to check out my snapchat today: Beautybydrcat for more awesome live videos and photos. Unfortunately Instagram censors a lot of graphic content so Snapchat is still the place to go if you are interested in seeing my surgeries. And before

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November 27, 2017

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