When I started modeling as a teen in the early nineties, being super skinny was in. I remember being told by my agent that I had too many muscles, looked too athletic, and to stop working out. Being dictated how to look and what the norm was of course created a certain level of insecurity at that age and made me always question the way I looked. I felt like I never truly enjoyed going to the beach or to the pool in a bikini. Over the last few years, being athletic has become more popular, and being skinny has been replaced by having more curves. So here is my revenge to the fashion industry and all body shamers and dictators of body types. Now at 40, I never loved my body more and I just wished I realized that earlier and didn't give as much power to those who were judging me as I did. One thing I realized is that we should all just stop worrying about the trends and embrace our individual bodies for who we are, each beautiful in our own way. Having inner confidence radiates timeless beauty through all of us. #mdglam@surgeon@mdglam
The best gift you can give to your child is your time, patience, and the ability to dream big. Some of my fondest memories as a child were spent in the library expanding my imagination. As a mother, I feel blessed to show my daughter the world and explore different ideas through books.
Found this photo from a few years back (I won't tell you what year lol) and while looking through them I can't help but noticing that thankfully, I've been able to preserve the appearance of my skin. Skin aging and exposure is very unforgiving - once the facial skin gets sun damaged, wrinkled, hyperpigmented and dry, it's very difficult to recover. Prevention is key when it comes to skin. Here are 6 simple and honest skin and beauty tips on the go that will help you slow down the aging process of your skin and keep your skin flawless for many years to come:
1. Wash your face morning and evening with warm water.
2. Use moisturizer daily
3. Drink plenty of water
4. Eat foods heavy in antioxidants
5. Start #Botox early before you start getting wrinkles to prevent them from forming
6. Be careful with the sun exposure. At least try to avoid being in the sun between noon and 3pm when the sun is the strongest. Always wear sunscreen and sunblock and don't forget to re-apply.
As far the skincare goes I'm confident to say that my own line @mdglam is superior in quality and feeling to anything else I have ever tried and I have been an avid skincare user since I can remember. -Dr. Cat
I feel so blessed to have patients from all over the world. We have a travel concierge to help our patients with everything, a plastic surgery aftercare center, and other resources to make their stay an amazing experience. This year we will be introducing additional concierge services to improve the patient experience and also make the entire process easier and less stressful for patients and their families from both out of town and and locally. Here are parts of my Snapchat story from yesterday. Before you follow me please note that graphic content may appear in my snap stories. You'll find me under my Snapchat username beautybydrcat @surgeon beverlyhills #surgeon#plasticsurgery#plasticsurgeon#bbl#lipo
Happy Monday. Never rely on anyone else but yourself. Although it may be tempting to sit back and let someone take care of you; working hard and being able to make it on your own is more than just money, it's about freedom. I've had more than my share of people trying to discourage me from pursuing my dream of becoming a surgeon but I never let them faze me or throw me off course. It only pushed me to work harder. It hasn't been easy - I gave up every weekend and vacation in high school to studying or doing extra projects to help me get into Harvard; in college waking up at 4 in the morning, taking a bus to Harvard Med School to set up my research project, taking another bus to the projects where I taught elementary students, then classes all day and working 2 jobs including being a lab TA for Bio and Physics; residency where I would operate all day then drive into the ER multiple times in the night to take care of hand and facial trauma cases. Anything worth achieving is worth fighting for. If you are in the grind pursuing your dreams, it's totally worth it. The sacrifice and hard work only make success sweeter. #surgeon#mondaymotivation#goaldigger#plasticsurgeon
This young woman wanted her breasts to look larger and fuller, yet natural.
Breast augmentation with implants is the single most popular cosmetic surgery in the country. It can give your figure better balance, make clothes shopping more fun, and enhance your natural curves. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at our surgical center under general anesthesia.
4 Breast Implant Questions To Discuss:
1. Saline implants vs. Silicone implants
2. Breast implant sizes
3. Location of Incision
4. Over or under the muscle
When it comes to plastic surgery my goal is to offer you the best possible results without looking like you had any “work” done. I truly believe that plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement is about bringing out the best in you.
Selecting Your Breast Implant Size:
In our office we have a wide range of sizes that you can put in your bra and test out (the best way to pick your new size). Everyone's anatomy is different so this helps you see what fits best on your frame. I’ll have you feel the difference between saline and silicone breast implants and we will talk about the differences. Generally speaking, silicone breast implants tend to have a more natural feel but they are more pricey than saline and the FDA recommends an MRI to screen for any leaks after placement (3 years after and then every 2 years.) Saline implants have more rippling and feel less natural but are easy to monitor for any leaks. To schedule your consultation click on my contact info in @beautybydrcat bio Swipe left to see more photos.
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 come easy and I, like everyone else, have had to struggle and fight. It took an enormous amount of sacrifice, studying, and always doing extra to go above and beyond to get a perfect SAT score, then to get into and graduate from Harvard, then medical school at UCLA, and then two competitive surgery residencies (16 years total). Just like anyone else, I had moments along the way where I felt tired, discouraged, frustrated, or that the finish line felt too far. Maybe it was during that all-nighter trying to finish a paper, maybe it was that organic chemistry exam that was extra challenging, maybe it was spending Saturday night in the anatomy lab dissecting a cadaver, maybe it was the 5th page in the middle of the night covering facial and hand trauma in the ER having not slept for 2 days in my surgery residency. Whatever that moment is that is bringing you down, we all have them.
I often get emails and messages from students or young people asking for advice on life or how to become a surgeon. The best advice I can give is to always stay strong and never give up. In those moments when you feel the most tired, the most frustrated, or the most disappointed - dig deep and find the strength to keep pushing ahead. Know that those moments are the ones that define you and your future success. The biggest steps are the hardest to climb but once you do, you have climbed so much higher. If the path towards your dreams were easy, then anyone could achieve them. What will set you apart is your ability to overcome the most challenging moments, and embrace them. Know that you have the strength within you. Ambition, determination, perseverance, and hard work. #mdglam#surgeon#nevergiveup#bosslady