Knowledge is important. But knowledge without vision and imagination to apply it is pretty useless. Any achievement regardless of size or chosen field has to start in your mind. You have to visualize and see yourself being that person. Talking to many young women, one the biggest frustrations for most of them is not having enough resources to pursue their dreams. Here is the deal - stop thinking about what you don't have and work with what you have. If you are reading this right now, you probably are already on your way somewhere in life whether you know it or not, otherwise you wouldn't be reading my record-long social media captions. You are a huge reservoir of talent and only you can tap into it. Set short term and long term goals. Divide them into a series of small goals. Every day you should have one goal that your should meet. It absolutely doesn't have to be a large one but putting together 365 met goals in one year can lead to something wonderful. Have a kickass Monday. Don't forget that you are awesome. Dr. Cat.
Pablo Picasso once said: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Growing up I spent a tremendous amount of time on arts and music. My parents made sure that I had a broad curriculum that helped me discover a variety of talents. I'm so thankful for that. Even though I didn't pursue classical music or art professionally, it still helps me even today break away from every day life and clear my mind for an hour or two a week playing a piece or painting. Although those moments are fleeting, I have fully enjoyed the moment - find little breaks in life that you treasure and they will fill you with joy. Hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Dr. Cat
Many people ask me what the difference is between my product containing Vitamin C versus other skincare products. Vitamin C must be formulated in a way that is stable to be absorbed into the skin and be effective. This is particularly tricky when mixed with other ingredients. There must also be a high enough concentration of Vitamin C present to be effective. Also, only certain molecular forms of vitamin C can be absorbed in the skin and be effective. All of these details are important. As a molecular biology graduate from Harvard and published skin researcher, I cared a lot about these details and I worked extensively with my manufacturer to make sure the Vitamin C in my products was exactly the way I wanted it. When formulated correctly, Vitamin C is one of the most effective anti-aging and skin health ingredients. @mdglam Vitamin C products are stable and effective due to the unique compositions and methods of its ingredient blends.
Here is how Vitamin C works. Exposure to harmful UV rays creates free radicals which damage collagen as well as other components of skin integrity - antioxidants like Vitamin C neutralize free radicals and protect from this damage. There have been many double blind placebo controlled studies that have shown that Vitamin C increases collagen in the skin and the integrity of the extracellular matrix of the skin. Studies using optic profilometry which measures skin surface profiles have demonstrated that Vitamin C improves skin texture, fine wrinkling, roughness, and skin elasticity. Vitamin C, which combined with Vitamin E is more effective, is one of the key ingredients in the MDGLAM NIGHT moisturizer. #mdglam#surgeon#skincare#plasticsurgeon#antiaging
Ref: Huang CK, et. al. The Truth About Over the Counter Anti-Aging Products: A Comprehensive Review. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. July/August 2007
Off to a wedding but will do a quick @mdglam Skincare Saturday Q&A. Check in to my IG stories and Snapchat @beautybydrcat for the answers to your questions. Hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday! Lots of love! #mdglam#wedding#skincare
Happy Friday everyone! I feel so happy to have a few days to rest and spend time with my family. When it's so busy during the week, I feel like the time just flies by. Every time my daughter greets me with a huge hug and hangs on my leg, whenever I stare into her cute face as she tells me a story about something, and just watching her as she sleeps, eats, dances, and enjoys her life, it fills my whole heart with joy. I really try to use the weekends to catch up on spending time with her - I feel like she's growing up so fast and I'm trying to hold on to every moment. Being a mom is the greatest accomplishment in my life and I love every moment! #momlife#busymom#weekendvibes#surgeon
If a man fails, he'll be given a second chance. If a woman fails they'll say that women don't have what it takes. We have to work twice as hard to be considered on the same level. Luckily that’s easy, even while wearing heels Always choose to be a survivor instead of a victim and remember that there is no force equal to the strength of a determined woman.
We don’t need to be someone we are not, we don’t need to be told what to wear or where we belong. Do not confuse our femininity for weakness. Embracing our gentle and quiet spirit is a strength that only women can understand. Never see another woman as a competition, remember that her success is every woman’s success and her failure is every woman’s failure. womensupportingwomen #strongwomen
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.
At your consultation, I will evaluate your personal anatomy to see if you are a candidate for this procedure. 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 #liposuction#BBL#buttlift#snapchat#plasticsurgery#surgery#surgeon
@mdglam Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub is infused with potent Papaya Extract and Glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells revealing new, healthy skin. Vitamin C, E, and Aloe help provide antioxidant and moisture to the skin to protect it during the exfoliation process. This scrub will leave the skin with a smooth and satin finish. #mdglam#skincare
Happy Valentine's Day to my one, my only, my true love. I believe there is "the one" and I feel so incredibly blessed that I found my "one." For all of you who have known me before I met my husband - you know what a skeptic I was when it came to love. You know that before I met him, being married and having a family wasn't even a consideration. I was all about my career - I thought that being a successful surgeon meant that I had to sacrifice and that having a family or finding someone that would support my dreams was not possible. When I met my husband, it was truly life changing - honestly, the best thing that ever happened to me. When you find true love, you can't escape it - your whole soul and being exists for it. There are very few men in the world who lift their women up, celebrate in their successes, pick them up when they are down, tell them they can achieve anything when they doubt themselves, and are a true partner in life. Thank you my love for being there for me during the hardest and most trying times in my life. Thank you for standing with me when we had nothing but ambition and dreams and our love for each other. Thank you for being the person who I'm always excited to share all my "good news" with, thank you for being the person to wipe my tears and hug me when I was discouraged. I would not be where I am today and I would not be the person I am if not for you. Thank you for blessing me with the most amazing gift of all, our daughter. I love you more every day @binais
This pretty much describes my smile when I read your comments. For real - I genuinely enjoy reading so many messages from you guys and many of your messages really make me so happy. A young girl who was about to drop out of her school because she couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel told me that that I made her change her mind and stick to her dream. That was seriously touching. Another one from a mom who just started her weight loss journey; a patient sending me pictures with her new date from their vacation (her first date in years) after regaining confidence after surgery. You guys are awesome! As long you don't get tired of me and my posts, I'll stick around and try to share moments from my daily life, surgeries, and fitness. Love - Dr. Cat
Don't worry about being successful, aim to be valuable. When you are valuable, success will find you. You will always attract what you believe you're worth. Our value is always in the ability of doing things for others. Becoming a Plastic Surgeon was such a long process and for most of the 16 years it took after high school, education and training was non-glamorous. Then after that, there was immense work and effort in starting a practice from scratch. If my only passion and drive was success, there is no way I could have gone through this process. To be honest, many times I just felt like giving up and just getting whatever low stress job I could get with very little responsibility. What kept me going was the hopeful eyes of patients and their family members waiting with anticipation to tell them that everything was going to be ok. I was standing there, just a girl who could make a difference by what I was doing. That was valuable. I felt a purpose and something bigger than my temporary weakness that would very quickly turn into strength. #plasticsurgeon#doctor#mdglam
Fake? Me fake? I love my followers. You guys give me an equal amount of positive vibes and energy as you tell me that I give you. But here and there, I get a few trolls/haters or whatever internet calls them. I'd prefer to call them “imposer of their own self-loathing on others" filled with misogyny. Many of you would probably wonder why I even bother paying attention to them. I don’t. Us good people many times hope that with enough love we can fix haters by trying to positively argue them into getting some common sense. I’m sorry but they can’t be fixed. History is full of them and some have done some horrible things in their life. This message is for you, the loving caring people out there - the message is do not waste your time by arguing with them. When someone shows you their true colors, believe them. Just block them out completely (thank you social media for that button that exists for a reason) and focus on the positive people out there. Love always wins over hate, good over bad - you know how the story goes. Oh and for the record (since I know some haters will read this), I’m not fake darling, my implants are made of real FDA approved American manufactured silicone and my forehead filled with neurotoxin produced by the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin or Botox. They are both more real and genuine than your negative dispositional attitude.
Nowadays there are many women who need revision breast implant surgery - in particular removal of breast implants or changing them to a smaller size with a lift. This scenario often occurs because in their initial surgery, they went with a overly large implants to try to fill deflated breasts or to try to avoid a lift (even though they really needed one). However this usually results in an even heavier, droopier feeling and look.
This patient previously had 400cc implants placed and felt that her breasts were too large, pendulous, and heavy. She felt self conscious as a mom with overly large breasts being around her teenagers and their friends and didn't want implants anymore. I performed a breast implant removal with capsulectomy (removal of scar tissue around the implant) and a lift which created a perky, youthful and naturally full shape. She looks and feels amazing! #plasticsurgery#breastrevision
If you missed my Skincare Saturday Q&A I have filmed a longer version and uploaded it up on my YouTube channel: YouTube.com/DrCatBegovic. Also I wanted to remind you about @mdglam Valentine's Special. Receive 25% your entire order when you use the code LOVE25 at the checkout on MDGLAM.com