Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat) [similar]

😷 Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills πŸ‘“ Harvard & UCLA grad πŸ’• Wife, Mom, Publisher, creator of MD GLAM πŸ“² (310)858-8808 πŸ‘»: beautybydrcat

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

I know many of you are new followers and probably not all of you are familiar with who I am so I would like to make this post to introduce myself. I'd also like to know a little bit about you as well so feel free to comment below and let everyone know a little bit about you - who knows - you may meet a new friend in the comment field haha. I'm 40 years old and I live in Los Angeles, California. I have spent most of my life reading books (I sound like Belle). I'm a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - I'm Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology. I graduated from Harvard University with Honors in Molecular and Cellular Biology and went to UCLA for medical school. One of the fun facts about me is that I scored a perfect score on my SAT's even though at the time I thought I did poorly on it - pretty much the way I've felt with all my tests in my life lol.

I completed 2 surgical training programs - one in Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery for 6 years and then completed a second residency in Plastic Surgery both at UCLA. I have been in private practice here in Beverly Hills since 2010. I absolutely love love love what I do. I also love to workout, travel, and spend as much time as possible with my mini-me baby girl Layla and my hubby Binais. I love to share my passion for plastic surgery and life through Snapchat and Instagram. I like to be honest and transparent about everything in my life and pretty much Snapchat everything, so feel free to add me beautybydrcat. I'm also obsessed with skincare and have been long before I started my own skincare brand MD GLAM. I also love to see young girls pursue their education as I believe this is one of the best ways for them to have a bright future and to change the world. Oh yeah, I also love to get glammed up, wear high-heels, and to complain that I have nothing to wear 😜. I'm also not the best at answering text messages or making time to socialize with friends but would totally help them out with anything they needed even at 2am. Hmm what else...not sure but I'll comment below if I come up with anything else. πŸ˜€

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Just a quick reminder. πŸ’–

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

In order to stand out, you have to be willing to do a job that you feel is beneath you and a job that is above you. In order to be given an opportunity to step in and cover for someone else who is above you, just being extraordinary smart, talented, and having the proper degree won't always do the trick. By stepping up and doing a job that might be beneath your skill level and qualifications, you are passing a life test and showing your true worth and value as a professional. Always do your best job and be passionate about anything you do. It’s that attitude and behavior, that will get you ahead. There is no such a thing as a small task or an insignificant responsibility. Have a great Monday. Today's surgeries: Breast Aug With Lift & Labiaplasty. @surgeon #plasticsurgeon #surgeon #mondaymood

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Keep moving forward until your view looks like your favorite screensaver. Dr. Cat

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You who have followed me for a while know that some of my surgery days have early starts at 6am and can be as late as 11pm. I wear scrubs, hair bun and sneakers for 15h straight. Loop marks on my forehead, sweat and scrubs don't really make me feel very feminine after 15h so yes whenever I get a chance I love doing my makeup, hair, wearing nice clothes and just feeling feminine and taking myself less serious on weekends πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ€£

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Hope you are having a great Saturday. Earlier today I saw my post-op patients from yesterday's surgeries. If you watched my Snapchat you probably know that my day started at 6am and ended at around 9pm but I'm very happy with the results of all surgeries. Here is a BBL on a patient - the lower photo is one day after surgery. She is still extremely swollen but had very little bruising and was already off all pain medications. Before surgery the patient had a lot of hollowing in the side of her buttocks and fullness around her waist. She wanted a dramatic but natural looking change to her shape to create a smaller waist and more curves to her hip and butt. @surgeon #plasticsurgery #bbl

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A psychic once asked me if I wanted to know about my future. I told her that I do my own reading and showed her my medical books. It's much easier to predict your own future when you know what you want. Have a great weekend. Dr. Cat

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Placing Botox and fillers requires the same meticulous attention to detail as any surgical procedure. Communication, understanding the look a patient is trying to achieve, and creating a custom plan based on each person's anatomy is extremely important. Because Botox and fillers seem to be everywhere - even in your local strip mall - many people take it for granted as easy or simple. Botox and filler are technical arts and they should make people look like a refreshed, refined, or more glam version of themselves. They shouldn't distort the anatomy in a way that makes someone have crazy joker eyebrows, oversized duck lips, or chipmunk cheeks that don't move. When performed correctly and artfully, they can take years off of or add a beautiful smooth glow to someone's face. Video from today's in office procedures with my lovely patients. #plasticsurgery #botox #filler @surgeon

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1993 - wearing my crown after winning Miss Delaware Teen USA
2017 - wearing my invisible crown and my favorite outfit after a consultation with one of my awesome patients. #timeline #tbt #plasticsurgeon #missteenusa

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Make no apologies for following your heart. A woman on a mission needs no permission. #plasticsurgeon

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The entire surgery process is fun - from the consultation, pre-op to the actual surgery - but there is something very special about the reveal. Seeing the happiness on my patients' face or sharing with them tears of joy when they see their amazing transformation is absolutely one of the most rewarding things I experience. I always look forward to the reveal, waiting in anticipation, excited to show them their results. This patient had rhinoplasty to take down a nasal bump and to refine the tip. This was one of my most fun reveals. #rhinoplasty #plasticsurgery @surgeon

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You don't always need to be strong; sometimes we grow in our weakest moments. You don't always need a plan; sometimes you just need to let go, trust, and see what happens. You can't always be nice without setting boundaries; that's when many take advantage of you. You can't always be productive; sometimes it's ok to kick back and do nothing. You don't always have to care if people don't like you. Let them deal with that problem and just be yourself. It has been a busy day today with two surgeries so I wasn't able make my Monday post earlier but I wanted to remind you that you are going to be ok even if you are not having the most amazing day or week. Maybe that's exactly what amazing is - not having to be 100% amazing at all the time. Dr. Cat

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I wanted to wish a Happy Father's Day to two incredible men in my life - my husband and my dad. I have so many fun childhood memories with my father - fishing with him in the summer, playing catch in the back yard, how excited he was when he took the training wheels off my bike and I rode by myself for the first time, our long talks when driving in the car, and having him help me with my homework. I also remember how he woke me up every morning with a big hug and a kiss telling me "I love you," and putting my socks on my feet as I ate breakfast. There were so many times my father went out of his way for me and I always knew I could count on him.
Seeing how amazing my husband is with my daughter reminds me so much of my relationship with my own father and I feel so much love and joy in my heart when I see them together. My daughter lives life to the fullest when she is with my husband - between the fun games he creates and plays with her, the pranks and surprises they plan together, the songs they make up in the car, the funny stories he makes up speaking as the cat or her toys, and all the things he teaches her - the laughter and love on her face is so priceless. No matter how busy he is, she always comes first. I feel so blessed that my daughter has such a dedicated father and I know that he would do anything on earth for her.
I am so thankful and appreciative for my father and my husband. Happy Father's Day today and every day.

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Our baby girl graduated junior kindergarten this last week and will be starting in kindergarten this summer. We are so proud of her and truly lucky that she loves science, art, music and homework so much. She said she wants to go Harvard to keep the family tradition ❀️ @l4layla @binais

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I'd love to know. Comment below and let me know where you are from. ❀️

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From today's surgery as seen on my Snapchat: beautybydrcat. This is a young mom who lost 130lbs. As a result of her pregnancy and weight loss, this patient has a lot of extra skin. Her stomach muscles have also loosened. Abdominoplasty will help remove the excess skin and tighten the abdominal wall creating a beautiful and tight abdominal contour. This is one of my favorite surgeries because it is so life changing! Patients are always afraid of the post op pain and scarring, but I do my best through gentle and meticulous technique to ensure an almost painless recovery and an ultra low and thin surgical incision. Patients usually only need Tylenol after surgery and recover very well! @surgeon #tummytuck #plasticsurgery #mommymakeover

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If you really want to fly you have to let go of things that weigh you down. Whether it's doubt, betrayal, guilt or fear. You either hold on to it or let it go, the amount of work is the same.
Never wait until you feel 100% ready. If we wait until we are ready we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives. I can't promise you'll get everything you want but I can promise nothing will change if you don't try. Just go for it. You can't play it safe all the time. If you win, it'll put a smile on your face for a while. If you lose you'll get wiser. ❀️

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Even though I'm always trying to stay positive, the one thing I have an issue with is scales. The scale can only give you a numeric reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. You are more than just a number on a scale or a stubborn love handle on your waist. It's part of you, not the other way around. Healthy eating, working out, and the mirror has always been more honest than just the number on the scale. If you like what you see in the mirror, the scale is irrelevant.
Today is a brand new day and you have a fresh start. Start it strong. Out with negativity, in with positivity. #fitmom #fitmd

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Never feel that you are missing out on anything when you are working on your goals and dreams. Many times that means lost friends, missed parties, sleepless nights, and leaving your comfort zone. People won't get it and that's ok - it will all be worth it once you get that phone call or text from someone you haven't seen in 10 years asking for medical advice. The night is still there, the parties are still the same just different music, and now you have your own VIP section. Oh and the friends, if they were your true friends they would have never stopped supporting you and would have been by your side the whole way - so nothing missed there either. Temptation and challenges are the wall that stands between you and your goals and dreams. You are the one that has the latter and you decide if you are going to use it to jump the wall or chop it and use it as fire wood chop. - Dr. Cat #mondaymotivation

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When I was growing up - I loved my extracurricular activities, especially when it came to the classics - piano, dance, French, and art. Some of my fondest memories were performing but also I would get lost in the music, dance, and art and it allowed me to express myself in a different way. Now as a mom, it gives me so much joy to see my own daughter enjoying some of the same things. Of all the things she does, dance is her favorite. I feel so blessed to be able to watch her performance, cheer her on, and support everything she does @l4layla ❀️
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