Many of my tummy tuck cases include hernia repairs. They sometimes occur when the muscles are pulled apart during pregnancy or with weight gain and a tear occurs in the muscle fascia resulting in abdominal contents protruding through the tear. Some people are born with hernias. Sometimes these tears or holes occur from previous surgeries. If there is a large hernia or concern that there may be intestine or bowel trapped in the hernia, I team up with a general surgeon who specializes in hernia repair and is as passionate about hernia repairs as I am about plastic surgery for the best possible outcome for the patient. This clip is from yesterdays tummy tuck case. Make sure to watch the entire case on @beautybydrcat IG stories and my Snapchat: beautybydrcat.
Tummy tuck cost: The price varies greatly with complexity and total OR time but on average is $20,000-25,000. @surgeon #plasticsurgery#tummytuck#herniarepair
Round II of breast silicone implant demonstration staring @alexdiciero . You can watch the full version of this video on my YouTube channel. YouTube.com/MakeYouPerfect @surgeon ———
The thing that most women wonder when it comes to breast augmentation is about is what size they should pick. First of all I tell everyone that every body is different, so if your friend or someone you saw on the internet got one size, it may or may not look good on you. I personally do AT LEAST 2 sizing exercises with my patients where they try the ACTUAL implant in a non padded bra under their clothing. If needed, I tell my patients they can come in to do that as many times as they need until they feel comfortable before choosing the size. There are always limitation with each person's anatomy as to what range will fit properly on their body and also considerations based on what type of look they are trying to achieve and that is what I discuss and help my patients with. Check my website beautybydrcat.com for before and after photos. @surgeon#plasticsurgery#surgeon
I’m so excited to announce the pre-release of a limited number of MD GLAM’s ultimate anti-aging super kit gift-sets. In honor of my birthday today I’m releasing only 100 sets. I will personally sign all 100 of them. Be one of the first to get these luxurious gift sets - once the 100 are gone they won’t be available until Christmas. Order online on MDGLAM.com @mymdglam
Today I’m turning 41 and I feel more alive than ever. There is no real reason to fear aging. As a matter of fact, most people today including myself believe that 40 is the new 20. It is becoming accepted that a person of this age has fewer limitations with regards to health and lifestyle options than those of previous generations. People are living longer lives and, with proper lifestyle changes, can be as healthy, fit and vital, not to mention youthful in appearance and physique, for many of these years. Skating is a passion of mine and I used to train as a competitive figure skater twice a day before and after school since I was 4. Today I decided to pick it up again after 20 years (so please pardon my rustiness) to share my love of skating with my daughter who stepped on the ice for the first time.
Age is not defined by the days you have spent here in life but how big your will is.
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. In most cases, the problem involves implant leaks or scar tissue forming around the implant, known as “capsular contracture”. This scar tissue makes the breast feel firm, distorted, or uncomfortable. In the surgery, the scar tissue, or capsule, will be removed.
Leaks are another reason to replace implants. If a woman has saline implants, it will be obvious if there is a leak. The implant slowly deflates as the saline solution leaks out. If a woman has silicone implants, she may not detect a leak since the gel is highly cohesive - meaning that is sticks to itself and doesn’t run loose like liquid. This is why the FDA recommends screening for silicone leaks 3 years after implant placement and then every 2 years. Sometimes there are symptoms such as hard lumps, distortion of the breast or implant, swelling, burning, or hardening of the breast. If that happens, the implant should be removed.
That being said - silicone implants are very strong and can sustain a lot of pressure. They do not explode on airplanes (another myth) and you can lie on them. This fun video we recently filmed demonstrates the durability of silicone implants. @surgeon#plasticsurgery#breastimplants#breastaugmentation
The path to achieving your dreams and goals is never easy, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and when you reach it, it will be brighter than you ever imagined. Keep pushing yourselves towards your dreams, never let anyone discourage you, use mistakes or failures to help you grow and be stronger, and use obstacles as motivation to try even harder. The dream will someday become a reality and it's totally worth it! #SchoolisCool#plasticsurgery#bosslady
“She wears too much makeup, probably because she is ugly.”
“She drives a nice car, it’s probably her husband’s or her dad’s.”
“Her skirt is too short, she should dress her age.”
“She is smiling, what is she hiding behind that fake happiness?”
“She has a good job, she didn’t get there by working hard.”
“She has an opinion. Oh, she is a bitch.”
Those are some of the stereotypes I’ve personally or some other women I know have encountered. We are not the only ones - it’s still very common, even in 2017. So let me tell you something. It’s nothing else but pure hate and jealousy.
The hate is not about you but about those who hate because you represent something they don’t have. Continue smiling and shining because you are doing something right that makes many people think about you. Have a great weekend. Dr. Cat
Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s problems. It takes away today’s joy and strength. Worry is the interest payed in advance on a debt you may never owe. Sometimes we have to take a step back and not force things to happen. If you try to control everything, and then worry about the things you can't control, you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of frustration and misery. Learn, improve, explore, experience and enjoy, every single day, one tiny step at a time.
Aww I can’t believe how big our baby Sherlock is. Adopting her from the shelter three years ago was one of the best things ever. She was so little and scared and had been living on the street. She has brought so much joy to our family and is so sweet and gentle with our daughter. If you ever decide to adopt a cat you won’t regret it #adoptacat