Study hard, work hard, believe, and you will achieve your dreams. Success, spotlight, glit and glam includes also being able to disappear for a while and work on your goals. This time is the most critical and important. This is the time when things are quiet, you don't get any credit or compliments for what you do, and things can look like a dark tunnel without any light at the end. This is the time when you have to believe in yourself the most and this is the time when you are creating your success and your dreams are in making. Stay on track, stay in school, stay focused, you are almost where you want to be. Happy beginning of the week and I hope you like this short clip from my @ironmanmagazine cover shoot from yesterday. Dr. Cat #mondaymotivation#plasticsurgeon#fitnessmodel
I had a great day shooting for @ironmanmagazine today. For those of you who didn't know, I am the co-publisher and co-owner of the magazine with my husband @binais. It was probably the coldest and rainiest day ever in LA, but I love working with my husband and we always have fun together no matter what the scenario. Looking at my photos reminds me of all the hard work I put in to get to where I am now and also makes me think about where I'm headed. No matter where you are along your path, it is always important to enjoy the moment and appreciate what you have. I am so excited to see all the final images and also tell you more about our vision for the magazine in the interview and cover feature which will be in print soon.
Busy but fun day today. Make sure to check my IG stories and beautybydrcat to see what I'm up to. Have a great Friday and an awesome weekend
Thanks to my glam squad today:
Breast reduction surgery is one of the most rewarding surgeries I perform. Because of their large and heavy breasts, many patients have chronic back and neck pain, feel limited with the types of exercise and activities they can do, and also feel self conscious in certain clothing and have difficulty finding comfortable bras. Breast reduction removes excess breast tissue and lifts it creating a better shape. There is a scar but it usually heals in a thin white line that fades over time and most people feel that the improvement in the size and shape are life changing. I believe that the key details in this surgery are creating a natural round shape, a size that is proportionate with the rest of the body, making the breast and nipples as symmetric as possible, making the nipples perfect round circles, and making the scar as thin as possible. #attentiontodetail
Cost: $14,500-18,000 depending on complexity and total OR time
Recovery: Pain meds for 2-3 days, drains on average 5-7 days
️♀️. Exercise: after 2 weeks ok for mild cardio, six weeks resume regular exercise
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that buttock implants were the fastest growing type of cosmetic surgery in 2015, and, overall, there was a buttock procedure every 30 minutes of every day, on average.
Here are the top procedures related to the bottom in 2015:
1.Buttock augmentation with fat grafting (14,705 procedures, up 28 percent from 2014 to 2015)
2.Buttock lift (4,767 procedures up 36 percent from 2014 to 2015)
3.Buttock implants (2,540 procedures up 36 percent from 2014 to 2015)
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 Brazilian Butt Lift is combined with liposuction to other areas – usually the flanks or abdomen – the final result is an overall much more aesthetically beautiful body. The ideal shape feminine shape is a thin waistline and a back that curves gently into a full buttocks. You will need to have enough fat to donate from other areas of your body to create a nice shape to your buttocks. The fat that survives transplantation will give long term results and with a proper healthy diet and exercise, the liposuctioned areas will preserve their shape.
A Brazilian Butt Lift procedure takes anywhere from two to five hours depending on the number of areas that fat is harvested and is performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made inconspicuously in the depression between the buttocks and back.
Surgery fee: $1500-3000 per area of liposuction plus $3500-$5000 for fat transfer. Plus OR and anesthesia. Precautions : No pressure to butt for 4-6 wks. Recovery: Most patients off prescription pain meds 2-4 days. Most return to work 3-4 days. Exercise: Walking immediately. Mild cardio first 2 wks. Ok for more intense cardio 2-4 wks. 4 wks ok to lift any areas not operated on. 6 wks healed. Snapchat: beautybydrcat
Before and after photos: beautybydrcat.com
310-858-8808 to book your consultation. #bbl#plasticsurgery#liposuction#buttlift#brazillianbuttlift#mdglam
It's absolutely amazing how powerful books are. Walking around Hogwarts village today at Universal Studios made me think of J. K. Rowling and what she has created by reading, believing, and writing. She lived in poverty before finishing her first Harry Potter book that turned into a world wide success selling over 400 million copies. It's so inspirational and made me think of this quote: "I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book." - J.K. Rowling #harrypotter
Spent Friday night at my favorite bar - the gym. I just found out that gyms are ghost towns around midnight Check out my IG stories to watch my full workout. Main focus on arms, secondary abs and legs plus cardio. @mdglam#fitmom#fitmd
Big city girl. I grew up in Delaware (you can say I'm almost a country girl), lived in Boston throughout my Harvard college days and finally Los Angeles captured my heart. I moved here full of dreams and ambition. I absolutely loved it from the very start. Most people were from somewhere else and drawn to LA by their dreams. Many times, I have felt like an outsider when I wasn't in school or in the hospital. I remember that one time I rushed into a coffee shop during my 3rd year medical school rotation wearing my white coat and someone told me, it's not Halloween yet (granted - it was October). When I explained that it wasn't a costume, they actually argued with and questioned me because they couldn't imagine I was actually in medical school or doctor in training. I went to the same coffee shop just a few weeks ago, got a coffee, sat down and smiled, remembering the journey, hard work, sacrifice, and all the people who tried to discourage me but also the people who helped me in my quest to becoming a surgeon. 20 years later, all my dreams have come true and being a surgeon is better and more rewarding than I ever imagined it would be. Dreams do come true! I love LA #dreambig#plasticsurgeon
The New Year often brings a desire for change and for action. Often that desire is related to transforming one's appearance. The decision to undergo plastic surgery is usually not taken lightly and for many this is one of the biggest life decisions. Therefore it is very very important to choose your surgeon wisely, to educate and inform yourself, and to also be clear and understand what your reasons are for seeking plastic surgery procedures.
There are many reasons why people consider plastic surgery. Contrary to what many people think, patients don't always seek plastic and cosmetic surgery for the aesthetic purposes and benefits. Many plastic surgery procedures can improve your physical and mental health as well as your looks. For example, the breast reduction surgery that is shown in this video improves the body's shape and proportions, but it may also relieve physical discomfort like neck and back pain and skin irritation from disproportionately large breasts. Many patients feel more comfortable and less self conscious due to the new feelings of self-confidence their new look inspires. It is not unusual to feel greater control over your life, become more willing to take on new challenges, or take charge of your life in a whole new way. I have performed many tummy tucks and labiaplasties (vaginal rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery) and almost every patient has reported a tremendous increase their quality of life, dating, and their relationships.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports of the 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2015, the top 5 were:
Breast augmentation (279,143 procedures)
Liposuction (222,051 procedures)
Nose reshaping (217,979 procedures)
Eyelid surgery (203,934 procedures)
Tummy tuck (127,967 procedures)
The procedures in this video are some of my latest before and after photos of patients I saw last week. Note that some of them are taken only a few weeks post surgery which is why there is still some swelling or steristrips.
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When it comes to skincare, consistency is key. I never skip a day cleansing my skin and applying my night moisturizer. I never skip a day applying my day moisturizer and sunsceeen and I exfoliate consistently twice a week with my scrub. Just like you brush your teeth every day, take a shower, caring for your skin with consistent maintenance is just as important! That is why I have created a complete and easy to follow essentials kit that every woman can use. There is a DAY and NIGHT moisturizer, daily cleanser, and scrub for extra exfoliation. I also know that if products are sticky, greasy, or smelly it's hard to force yourself to use them. That is why MD GLAM @mdglam products absorb quickly, are non greasy, smell fresh, and feel amazing! You will look forward to applying them and really feel like you are pampering yourself.
Some of you have asked me if I use my own MD GLAM skincare line. Of course!! That's primarily why I created it. I was tired of trying different products that didn't work or that I didn't like. Also, patients and friends always asked me what products they should use and I could never recommend anything because I needed to believe in them 100% and know that they were effective. Since I am a scientist with a background in molecular biology, I care about the actual scientific data. I always wanted to know the exact ingredients since little details like the pH, ingredients stability, chemical formula, and ingredient particle size matter. I'm sure by know you know how picky and OCD I am about all the details!! I'm absolutely obsessed and in love with my products and I want to thank all of you who have expressed the same enthusiasm in your reviews and positive feedback! @mdglam#mdglam
Thank you everyone for all your DM's. I really appreciate all the comments and questions I receive! I thought it might be helpful to provide some general guidelines for everyone so you can get the information you need.
1. For pricing and quotes the best thing is to set up a consultation. Every patient's anatomy is different and often patients need a different surgery than what they think. For example sometimes patients are interested in liposuction but actually need a tummy tuck, or they want breast implants but actually need a lift. The OR time also varies based on each person's anatomy. My office can give rough estimates for each particular so please call or email the office for one.
2. Scheduling. For any scheduling questions please call or email the office. Also, please plan ahead. My next available appointment is end of March/April and I book surgeries several months in advance after that initial visit. If you do have a special occasion like a wedding or reunion or if you are traveling, we always try to accommodate patients - please let us know if this is the case - the sooner you can schedule the better. We also have a waiting list so if you want to be put on the waiting list let us know. The consultation fee is $350 and it is applied to any procedure you schedule. The consultation fee is required to schedule an appointment. This ensures a commitment for patients to show up to their consultations and also that they are serious about having a procedure. We cannot do free consults because I do all consultations myself and there are limited appointment slots since I'm in surgery 3-4 days a week, so patients who are serious about having a procedure have to be prioritized. Otherwise patients would have to wait forever to get an appointment!
3. If you have had surgery with another surgeon and are having post op issues or concerns - please contact your own doctor.
4. For general questions and Q&A suggestions- I love these! I will try to answer as many questions as I can.