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Healthy Body Healthy Mind

Healthy Body Healthy Mind

Healthy Body Healthy Mind Advice from Dr. Cat Being healthy shouldn’t be unhealthy. Fitness and health trends have become so popular over the last decade that we sometimes spend so much time working on our health and fitness that we don’t have the time to enjoy it or even worse, that eating and living healthy becomes an obsession that in

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June 18, 2018

Excess Skin Removal Surgery Procedure

Excess Skin Removal Surgery Procedure

Dr. Cat Begovic Excess Skin Removal Surgery Procedure A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery is designed to remove excessive skin and fat as a result of weight gain or pregnancy. These conditions often cannot be improved with diet or exercise especially if there is a lot of skin and underlying muscles have been stretched. Even some of the thinnest patients

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June 11, 2018

How To Stay Focused On Your Goals

How To Stay Focused On Your Goals

Today is the day you stop letting someone get comfortable with putting you down. You need to keep being you and stay focused on your goals no matter what. Never shrink yourself for someone else’s comfort. You have to remind yourself that you can go as far as your mind lets you. I’ve had more than my share of people

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June 4, 2018

How To Tighten Loose Skin After Pregnancy

How To Tighten Loose Skin After Pregnancy

Can Diet and Exercise Tighten Loose Skin After Pregnancy? Many people ask me if diet and exercise can bring together or tighten abdominal muscles that have been pulled apart from pregnancy or weight fluctuations. Sometimes people are unfairly judged for having plastic surgery and are told just to go to the gym. I cannot stress enough how in many circumstances plastic

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May 28, 2018

Dr. Cat Begovic – Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Cat Begovic – Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Cat Begovic Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon I know many of you are new followers and probably not all of you are familiar with who I am so I would like to make this post to introduce myself. I’d also like to know a little bit about you as well so feel free to comment below and let everyone know

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May 21, 2018

Botox And Fillers Are Technical Arts

Botox And Fillers Are Technical Arts

Placing Botox and fillers requires the same meticulous attention to detail as any surgical procedure. Communication, understanding the look a patient is trying to achieve, and creating a custom plan based on each person’s anatomy is extremely important. Because Botox and fillers seem to be everywhere – even in your local strip mall – many people take it for granted

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May 14, 2018

Nose Plastic Surgery Requires Extreme Finesse

Nose Plastic Surgery Requires Extreme Finesse

Nose Plastic Surgery Is Life Changing Rhinoplasty is one of the surgeries that is truly life changing. It helps brighten the face and my patients feel it really helps them feel more confident. Especially in today’s society where selfies and lighting show even the tiniest of irregularities or bumps, this can make people feel extra sensitive. Rhinoplasty requires extreme finesse

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May 7, 2018

Vaginal Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Vaginal Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

As a woman myself, I am particularly sensitive to women seeking vaginal cosmetic surgery procedures. Often women live with discomfort, embarrassment, avoidance of certain tight fitting clothing and feel self conscious in their relationships because of labial asymmetry, protuberance, or excessive labial show. Labiaplasty (labia reduction and shaping) is becoming more popular and one of the most common procedures I

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April 30, 2018

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

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