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Myths About Silicone Breast Implants

Myths About Silicone Breast Implants

There are many myths floating around the internet about silicone breast implants. One of the top ones is that women think that their breast implants need to be changed routinely or they go bad – every 10 years in fact. This is not the case – really, implants only need to be removed and replaced if there is a problem.

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August 20, 2018

Botched Plastic Surgery

Botched Plastic Surgery

The Dangers of Botched Plastic Surgery Procedures I keep seeing social media flooded with images of oversized butts that are clearly not the result of genetics or squats. I’m concerned that because these images are so prevalent that people are starting to think this is normal and think butt injections aren’t a big deal. In my practice I have seen

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August 13, 2018

The Truth About Natural & Organic Skin Care Products

The Truth About Natural & Organic Skin Care Products

Natural & Organic Skin Care Products Labelling BE AWARE of Natural & Organic labeling. Those are two words that many companies have found to do miracles for their marketing strategy. A lot of people ask me if MD GLAM @mymdglam products are organic and natural. I did investigate having 100% certified organic products – especially since most of the food I eat

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August 6, 2018

A Medical Doctor And A Human Being

A Medical Doctor And A Human Being

Are my post too superficial, boastful, materialistic and posting pictures of me buying shoes make me look bad as a medical doctor and a human being? Apparently that’s the case according to some people who took the time to passionately express their opinion via multiple public channels. Okay, here is the truth behind those “vacuous” posts. Before I started using

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July 30, 2018

Finding Breast Cancer Early

Finding Breast Cancer Early

The Importance Finding Breast Cancer Early Today I went for my annual mammogram and ultrasound. I cannot stress to all women out there how important it is to get annual screening. Mammograms don’t prevent breast cancer, but they can save lives by finding breast cancer as early as possible. Some women wonder about the risks of radiation exposure due to mammography.

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July 23, 2018

How To Reduce The Appearance Of Scars

How To Reduce The Appearance Of Scars

I believe that the closure of surgical incisions is one of the most important steps to reduce the appearance of scars. But, in addition to the technical aspects of a meticulous closure, the postoperative scar management process significantly affects the appearance of scars as well. During my initial consultation with each patient, I do a thorough medical history and physical

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July 16, 2018

Follow Your Dreams – Achieve Something Great

Follow Your Dreams – Achieve Something Great

Follow Your Dreams and What You Truly Want In Life We all have that time in life where we reach a crossroad – giving up something good to achieve something great. The left photo is me after winning Miss Boston. I was told by the program directors that I would likely win Miss Massachusetts and they expected me to take

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July 9, 2018

Strong Body Strong Mind

Strong Body Strong Mind

Dr. Cat Begovic: Strong Body Strong Mind  It has been a very very intense past week with many large surgical cases so my days started early and ended pretty late followed by more administrative work while also trying to eliminate Mom guilt and spend time with my family. I absolutely love what I do and if I did anything else

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July 2, 2018

Tummy Tuck Recovery

Tummy Tuck Recovery

I get many questions about tummy tuck recovery. Although it looks like it might be painful, my patients have an extremely quick recovery. I have several technical tricks I use in my surgery and also am extremely gentle when operating so my patients have little to no bleeding, minimal bruising, and very little pain. Most of my patients take only

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June 25, 2018

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

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