MD GLAM products are some of the most hydrating on the market and they are for all skin types. I've had many customers who have sensitive skin tell me that they have great results. The active ingredients in the day and night cream like Vitamin C help to even and fade pigmentation. The important thing for people with sensitive skin is the cleanser. Many cleansers overstrip the skin of natural protective oils. @mymdglam has minerals from the Dead Sea which strongly moisturizes as it cleanses. That prevents sensitivity and irritation. If you have sensitive skin, I highly recommend the cleanser. MD GLAM products are also great for pores. Large pores are created from a buildup of oil and dead skin cells that get trapped in the pore. The MD GLAM deep pore cleanser is effective but also hydrating and the SCRUB helps unroof pores helping to remove trapped oil and skin cells. The NIGHT moisturizer that has Vitamin C, glycolic acid and salicylic acid helps build collagen to help improve the appearance of pores and it’s amazing for the eye area. The night cream is so rich and ingredients really help replenish your skin. I actually use the night cream as an eye cream by placing a thicker layer. The night cream really builds collagen and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Also, the low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid will hydrate the thin eye skin. It will feel different from anything you have tried before. I think most women spend hundreds of dollars on products that don’t work or that they don’t like- I personally used to have 10+ jars and bottles of products I only used a few times and then left them unused in my bathroom cabinet. Therefore I have created a simple set of skincare essentials that is effective, luxurious, and feels amazing. MD GLAM products are also paraben-free, sulfate-free, petrochemical free and cruelty free. Take advantage of our short HALLOWEEN SALE that expires tomorrow, OCTOBER 23 at midnight. Enter code: BOO25 at the checkout on MDGLAM.com for 25% off. @mymdglam
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery is designed to remove excessive skin and fat as a result of weight gain or pregnancy. This often cannot be improved with diet or exercise especially if there is a lot of skin and underlying muscles have been stretched. Even some of the thinnest patients have excessive skin that a tummy tuck can help with.
I encourage my patients to bring an underwear or bikini bottom they want to wear so I can try to hide the incision under it. I make my incision very low and take the time to create a thin incision and as perfect a closure as possible. I consider the belly button to be one of the most important parts of the tummy tuck. I take extra time to make a beautiful oval shaped natural looking "innie" belly button with a dip above it and contouring the abdomen creating a look of “abs”. Drains are placed for 1-2 wk. Most of my patients feel back to normal at around 1 week after their tummy tuck and are usually off prescription pain medication after a day.
This patient is a young mom who post pregnancy had excess skin with stretch marks and loosening of the abdominal wall and muscles. This surgery restored her abdominal muscles, removed and tightened her excess skin and allow her to fit in her clothing more comfortably. At her 3 month follow up she told me how excited she was to be in a bikini for the first time in years on a family vacation they have coming up. I believe abdominoplasty is one of the most life changing and dramatic surgeries I perform and it gives me so much joy to have the privilege of performing these transformations on my patients. @surgeon#plasticsurgery#tummytuck
Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, is for a woman experiencing health problems and/or extreme self-consciousness associated with very large, heavy breasts. The goal is to give the woman a more attractive contour with smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.
After breast reduction surgery, many of my patients feel like they have been given a new life – their overly large breasts no longer weigh them down preventing them from activities they wished they could participate in and they feel lighter and better able to get around.
Incisions are made around the pigmented nipple-areolar complex and extend vertically below the nipple and in the fold under the breast. The nipple-areolar complex is moved upward to the desired location. The incisions are covered with a light dressing.
Afterward, the breasts are placed in a surgical bra that will hold them symmetrically during initial healing. Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medications. Many of my patients have almost no pain at all and require only a few pain pills after their reduction mammoplasty. Scars will fade in 12-24 months. Breast reduction surgery will likely reduce, but not eliminate the ability to breast-feed. There is a risk of decreased nipple sensation or changes in nipple color, but these rarely happen.
Breast reduction surgery produces the most dramatic results of all plastic surgeries. It ends the physical discomfort of large breasts and makes your body appear more evenly proportioned, and clothes fit better. Some of my happiest patients are breast reduction patients. This is personally one of my favorite procedures to perform because it is often life changing for patients. @surgeon#breastreduction#plasticsurgery
When you are well prepared and an opportunity comes your way that is perceived as your 5 minutes of luck but unless you’ve won the lottery it’s rarely a coincidence. All the hard work you invest in everything you do, persistently pushing through difficulties, constantly becoming better and learning more are all going to affect how your future may look like. When Flo-Jo set the 100m world record in 1988 it took her 10.49 seconds but each second took years of hard work and preparation. Hang in there and your time will come too.
Sometimes you just have to give yourself pep-talks - like hey look at me, don’t be sad, you look great, you got this, it’s not too much cleavage, that cake didn’t really count as carbs since I ate it standing, totally not your fault that the alarm didn’t go off on time...
Don't be afraid to be yourself. When you are true to yourself, it will allow you to be unaffected from any negative judgments. Every single person is unique and creates their own path in life that is just as valid and important as anyone else's. Express yourself in whatever way makes you feel joy and don't let the fear of judgement stifle your style or your inner glow and keep you from being yourself.
When I was younger, because I didn't fit a lot of the stereotypes that people expected of me, I had to face a lot of judgement. Being at Harvard or even Med school, sometimes I honestly felt like Elle Woods, where fellow classmates told me that I shouldn't dress up or wear makeup to class; that it was Harvard, not fashion school. At this point in my life, I feel that I've earned the right to be who I am. Have a great start of the week and thank you all for all your sweet comments and messages.
I love this. Always encourage anyone who is trying to improve emotionally, physically, spiritually or financially. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us improves too.
Remember the rough time you thought you’d never get through? Well you did, and you can do it again and again. When life gets overwhelming, just take a deep breath, try to smile, and remember that everything will work out as it’s meant to be.
Great skin is like everything else; it takes work and maintenance. This is especially the case for facial skin which is exposed daily to environmental toxins, UV, and other factors that contribute to permanent damage, aging, dark spots, and wrinkles. Maintaining our skin can be time consuming, expensive and also confusing since so many skincare brands out there push heavy marketing making us believe that we need a ton of different products. My main goal with my skincare line @mymdglam was to make it simple, effective, and safe for women to maintain a daily skincare routine with only 4 products. The ultimate Anti-Aging Super-Kit by MD GLAM is all you need for your daily skin care routine. It contains: DMAE Antioxidant Day Moisturizer
Hyaluronic Acid Night C-Complex
Deep Pore Foaming Cleanser
Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub
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This weekend, let go of everything that didn’t go right this week, all the things people said that upset you, and focus instead on all the positive and on what you are becoming. Be selfish for a day with your energy, time and thoughts.
Ladies, I know that it's often hard to find time to exercise, and sometimes difficult to find motivation to do cardio or make the trip to the gym. Don't let that stop you from exercising - there are many activities that can get your heart rate up and also strengthen your muscles no matter where you are or the setting. Find something fun whether it be hiking, playing sports, or if lifting weights is your thing - go do it!!! Start where you are and work with what you have. If you have no access to the gym use your own body weight. If you own a kettle bell or a dumbbell or resistance bands there are many exercise you can do. Sometimes if I'm running late in the morning and can't make it to the gym, I'll run up and down my stairs for 30 min and then do sets of jumping squats and abs. It's just really all about being creative and making that first step. @fitsurgeon#fitmom#fitmd
Sorry in advance for the tough love
As a young woman you have to learn how to and when to put your goals and education before your emotions. That whole drama and love thing will leave you unfocused, without a degree and depending on someone else.
Looking at some of my cases and before and after photos makes me realize that all those all-nighters trying to finish a paper, that organic chemistry exam that was extra challenging, spending Saturday night in the anatomy lab dissecting a cadaver, that 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 were all worth the struggle. All those heavy and painful moments are now long gone and I was able to get through them and so can you - we all have them so always stay strong and focused no matter what. @surgeon
I feel so blessed to do something that I love every day. I consider it a great privilege to be a part of a woman's transformation that helps them feel more confident, brings their body back after pregnancy, helps them create better curves to fit into their dream wedding dress, or gives them a little kickstart towards living a healthier and more fit lifestyle.
Brazilian Butt Lift involves 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 and abdomen – the final result is an overall much more aesthetically beautiful body. The ideal 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 three to six hours depending on the number of areas that fat is harvested and is performed under general anesthesia. Surgery fee: $1750-$3000 per area of liposuction plus $3500-$5000 for fat transfer. Plus OR and anesthesia. Precautions : No pressure to butt for 4-6 wks. Must sleep on stomach and use special pillow
Recovery: Most patients off prescription pain meds 2-3 days. Most return to work 3-4 days. Exercise: Walking immediately. Ok for more intense cardio 2-4 wks. 4 wks ok to lift any areas not operated on. 6 wks healed - all exercises ok Snapchat: beautybydrcat
Before and after photos: beautybydrcat.com @surgeon #plasticsurgeon#plasticsurgery#bbl#brazilianbuttlift
Let me be very clear, I’m not talking about passing judgment on people or their circumstances. I know we are all a work in progress and we have all done things that we regret. We are doing a disservice if we let people we care about engage in poor decision making and behavior that will only lead them on a downward spiral and set them up for failure. When you communicate from a place of love and respect, you should never apologize for having high standards. Self respect is power.
Expecting to get a good job without studying hard or working hard is like expecting to win a marathon without running it. Many people don't reach their goals because they don't define them. Changing your mind each year about what you want in life will keep taking you back to square one. It's good to explore different options to find what you want to do, but then once you have decided, commit to it and put your whole heart into it with confidence. Eliminate your doubt. There are thousands of great careers and options out there and they all have pros and cons. Define what you want and give your 100% and stop looking left or right to see what others are doing and wonder if you chose wrong. Doubts kill dreams. Stick to your goals, work hard, harder than anyone you know, and believe in yourself, and if you don't believe, then pretend you do and at some point you will. You can't control things getting easier or harder or if obstacles fall in your path but you are in charge of you being able to get better. They say it's easier to become successful if you are having fun in what you do. To me it has always been fun if I'm extremely good at what I do and I have become good at what I do by always knowing what I want and that's to become the best possible plastic surgeon. Discover your destiny and then push yourself along your path and don't let anyone or anything slow you down. Have a great Monday and an amazing week ahead. @surgeon#surgeon#mondaymotivation#plasticsurgeon