Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat) [similar]

😷 Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills 👓 Harvard & UCLA grad 💕 Wife, Mom, Publisher, creator of MD GLAM 📲 (310)858-8808 👻: beautybydrcat

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

4 weeks post-op tummy tuck with hernia repair. My patient looks amazing. So happy for her. ❤️ @surgeon #tummytuck #plasticsurgery

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

Evening skating with my mini me. @layla ⛸️❄️

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

I found this photo of me receiving a research grant award during my Otolaryngology residency and it brought back some memories. I remember how I always wished there were more women in medicine and how sometimes a mainly male dominant environment can intentionally or non-intentionally be hostile and sexist. Many co-workers and supervisors have the attitude that women do not belong in the operating room. A female surgeon must be tougher, stronger, smarter, and just better than anyone else, just to measure up to her male colleagues. Even then, that doesn’t guarantee her acceptance. Statistics show that they make less than their male counterparts and are promoted less - they have also shown that female doctors are much less frequently addressed as “Dr. “ and instead called by their first name.
Surgery and medicine in general are an admirable line of work. When a girl aspires to become a surgeon, it seems like a dream come true. Going to work is a pleasure…until she runs into the difficulty that is being a female surgeon. Inherent in the position is prejudice, discrimination, and sexual harassment. Being a female surgeon is extremely difficult, and most of the difficulty comes from within the job and residency itself.
In addition to the above, being good at her job does not guarantee her acceptance in the male-dominated career. Jealousy, gossip, sexual tensions, and other issues can make it impossible for her to ever feel comfortable in her job.
Many female surgeons have the ability to brush off insults, real and imagined, and go about their jobs with positive attitudes. These women put up with slights, gossip, hurtful comments, and worse. Some women just give up on their dreams and community suffers the loss when it loses a good female doctor or a surgeon.
Never feel intimidated. Never feel that you don’t belong at what you love to do because you are a woman and most importantly, never keep quiet if you feel that you are not being treated right. (Note: People in this photo have nothing to do with my reference to the above, the photo just symbolizes the loneliness I experienced as a female medical student and surgical resident) #surgeon #womenempowerment

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” - Albert Einstein

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

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

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

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

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

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

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

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.❤️

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

It’s been a while since I’ve done a throwback post so here is one. Trying to motivate myself to hop on that stair-master before bed 🤷🏻‍♀️ #throwbackthursday #fitsurgeon

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

haha that smile of relief though🤣. Can you hear the neck crack? Healing my body after hours of surgeries with chiropractic adjustments of my spine and neck.

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

I just call it warm up before dinner🤣

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

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

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

Breast implants are more durable than you think! Today we had fun filming different scenarios testing the strength of silicone breast implants. Video coming soon. This was one of my favorites ❤️

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

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

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

It’s that time of the year again 💕

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

“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

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

Never lose energy, ambition, or hope because things are not going as fast as you want them to.

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

Being strong doesn’t always mean you have to fight the battle. True strength is being adult enough to walk away from the nonsense with your head held high. - Unknown

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

When you feel your outfit is on point so you post two photos of it in one post 🤣. Before our date this weekend ❤️

Dr. Cat Begovic (@beautybydrcat)

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. ❤️
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