It warms my heart each time I see a woman support, encourage and empower other women. We need more of that. One way or another that energy will come come back at you. If one woman fails, we all fail. If one woman wins, we all win. Have a good night #womenempowerment
Natural breast augmentation is where fat is liposuctioned from different parts of the body and transferred to the breast. Natural breast augmentation is limited when compared to implants since it does not create a lot of upper pole fullness like an implant or allow you to go up multiple cup sizes - on average most patients go up one cup size. This is because the fat grafts are small and they have the consistency of a thick liquid. This patient underwent liposuction of her legs and 300cc of fat was transferred to each breast. To see the full video please go to my Snapchat: beautybydrcat.
Most importantly, like any fat transfer procedure, results are EXTREMELY technically dependent and the fat must be harvested very carefully and gently and placed very precisely and without overstuffing the tissues, creating too much pressure that might kill the fat.
The consultation for natural breast augmentation is extensive since not every patient is a candidate and it is important to make sure this procedure will meet patient expectations.
Natural breast augmentation
Surgery fee: $1700-3000 per area of liposuction plus $3500-$5000 for fat transfer plus price of OR and anesthesia Precautions : No pressure to breast for 4-6 wks Recovery: Most patients off prescription pain meds 1-2 days. Most return to work 3-4 days. Snapchat: beautybydrcat
Before and after photos: beautybydrcat.com
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Happy Sunday everyone. It's a beautiful day here in Los Angeles and today I got to enjoy it - the small things that we easily take for granted such as sunshine and the birds singing. I remember throughout Harvard, medical school, and two surgical residencies I never got to do those things. Instead I'd put the shades down on my windows to not be tempted to go out and instead stay in and study or if I needed a change of scenery, go to a coffee shop on a Sunday with my earplugs and study. I used whatever trick I possibly could to always stay on track and not get sidetracked. I knew that there were great things waiting ahead and that sometimes, sacrifice in the short term was necessary. I found joy and satisfaction from learning and the feeling that I was getting closer to my dreams. I'm so happy for the dark window shades and for the late Sundays with my books at coffee shops as they truly help me now notice small things in life that I truly appreciate.
Happy Birthday to my amazing husband @binais . From the moment we met I knew that you were "the one" even though I didn't believe that such a thing existed - when you know, you know. True love is worth waiting for and I was waiting my whole life for you. Thank you for your love and always putting me and our family first. Thank you for supporting me and encouraging me through all the hard times and the challenges, and also helping me enjoy and celebrate the amazing moments in my life to the fullest. Words cannot express the amount of admiration, love, and respect I have for you. I feel so blessed to know you and love you and call you my husband.
Breast implant revision surgeries are some of the most challenging surgeries I perform. I have developed specific techniques to repair problems and complications that developed from previous breast implant surgery. Common problems I have fixed are recurrent scar tissue (capsular contracture) making the breasts hard and painful, asymmetry, the implants falling into the armpit because the original pocket was too big, or bottoming out - the implant falling down onto the abdominal skin or asymmetries with the muscle. Each patient must be approached with a detailed understanding of their anatomy and with meticulous surgical planning. I always tell my patients that their very first breast augmentation surgery is the most important in order to avoid these complications which is why I take the time and care to make a precise pocket, check my patients from different angles and positions, create as much muscle symmetry as possible and take numerous steps to avoid capsular contracture.
Brazilian Butt Lift is where fat is transferred to the Butt to create a curvier, more feminine and hourglass shape. It is removed by liposuction from areas of of the body where there is excess fat, usually the waist and back to the buttocks to build volume and fill in hollows and create a full and round shape.
Many patients genetically have disproportionate fat distribution where there is more fat in the waist and their buttocks is deflated and often has deep dents. Even with diet and exercise, they would always have more fat cells in the waist and less in the butt. Even women with large glutes built from working out sometimes have hollows on the sides of their butt genetically from the muscle shape. Fat transfer helps restore more feminine proportions by having the fewest fat cells around the waist and proportionately more in the butt. My patients know they still need to diet and exercise but often this surgery helps jump start a healthier lifestyle and helps motivate them to diet and exercise.
Here is the Snapchat video of my lipo with BBL surgery from yesterday. I removed around 4 Liters of fat and transferred around 1.4 Liters to the butt. More on my Snapchat beautybydrcat Also follow my medical account @surgeon
If you start your day feeling overwhelmed with life think of 5 things that you are thankful that you have in your life. It will help you steer you away from negative thoughts and get you through the day. Your mind is a powerful thing. When you start filling it with positive thoughts you'll start seeing a positive change. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Dr. Cat
I never truly knew or could possibly grasp what being a mother truly meant until I had my daughter @l4layla. While going through medical school and my two residencies I pretty much gave up all hope that I'd ever be a mother and have a family of my own. I was extremely focused on my career and thought that I would have to sacrifice marriage and having a family. I kind of just blocked it out and told myself that some people were destined to be alone and that success had a price. When I think about it now, it's pretty sad actually. So today on Mother's Day, I'm taking the time to reflect on motherhood and how much joy, happiness, and unforgettable moments my baby girl has brought to my life. She has also helped me understand my own mother better and by being a mom myself I can now appreciate so many things my mom has done for me; staying up late to read story after story even though she was tired after working all day, driving me to all my various activities and lessons, changing her job so she would have more time to care for me and my brother, helping me though all the drama of being a teenager and always being there for me when I was stressed out at school or any time I ever needed help. Moms juggle many responsibilities always put everyone else before themselves, selflessly giving to their children and families. But there is nothing like the joy of a smile, warm snuggle hug, and hearing "I love you" that makes it all worth it. I have immense respect and admiration for all moms out there. Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there. You are the backbone of every child and family out there and you are all appreciated
Beautiful tummy tuck results. It's always a special feeling to put before and after photos side by side and see how far my lovely patients have come
Today I'm doing two cases:
1. Breast aug with mastopexy for tuberous breast and front bra roll Lipo
2. Labiaplasty with clitoral hood reduction.
Make sure to watch live on my snapchat: >> beautybydrcat @surgeon
Sometimes you fall off the wagon for a few weeks, sometimes you promise yourself you are going to kick ass on Monday and by the middle of the week you feel down again or you slack on some of your goals. You know what, you are going to be ok. Every day is a new day and a fresh start. Think happy thoughts, go to the gym, drink plenty of water, and fuel your body with good food. Keep your head high and your coffee strong. We’ve got this. This image is from my @ironmanmagazine cover story this month. #plasticsurgeon#surgeon#mdglam#staystrong
As a plastic surgeon, I work in a field that is easily judged, misconstrued, and often seen as superficial. That is usually so far from the truth. I meet so many wonderful women who have unselfishly given themselves to their families, work, and society. They come to me to get help to improve their quality of life whether it's a medical condition, beauty enhancement, or just to do something for themselves for once that will help their appearance, self esteem, or confidence. Regardless of what it is, they all have one thing in common; they are beautiful, kind, and often selfless souls. I feel blessed for the closeness I have with my patients and our relationships that go beyond the unbelievable trust and respect we share. Let's not forget that our inside beauty and kindness is what matters the most at the end of the day and before anyone judges, people should know that many are afraid to come out of their shell because they don't feel good about their outside appearance and it's always easy to say that we should love ourselves for who we are, but let's be realistic! We don't work like that. Most of us can't command ourselves to do that! And no one should ever be criticized for doing something that makes them feel prettier or more confident. Prejudices, judgments, online bullying, calling people out, unwanted non-constructive criticism are all things that should end up on our list of things that we need to work on eradicating. Dr. Cat @surgeon#surgeon#plasticsurgery#mdglam#plasticsurgeon