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Let’s Talk About Pain

With any surgery, you will experience some discomfort or pain. You have also likely read and heard a great deal about our current crisis with opioid (narcotic) use and the recent law passed in state of Oklahoma that limits the number of opioid pills a physician can prescribe to manage acute post-operative pain.   What …Read More

New Year, New You…Reflections on turning 50

New Year Resolutions As we begin the New Year, many of us will make New Year’s resolutions – lose 10 pounds, eat better, save more money, etc. Some, we will stick with, and others we won’t. We make these promises to ourselves because the beginning of the year conjures images of hope and starting anew, …Read More

Having Patience With Plastic Surgery Results

At the end of surgery, it isn’t uncommon for one of the nurses or the anesthesiologist to comment “she looks good”, “she’ll be so happy,” or “you did a great job.” The immediate impulse is self-congratulatory, or in today’s world, to take a picture and post the results on Instagram or other social media platforms …Read More

Why I got the FemTouch laser….

This statement can be taken two ways – as a personal testimonial as to why I had the laser treatment and as a business testimonial about why I chose to purchase the laser for my practice. The answer to the question actually applies to both aspects. First, what is the FemTouch? FemTouch is non-surgical treatment …Read More

Weight Lifting and Breast Augmentation

By Bryanne Schwartz Bryanne is the scrub nurse/office nurse for Dr. Anu Bajaj here at Bajaj Plastic Surgery. Having recently undergone a breast augmentation herself, Bryanne shares her experience and explains how she was able to weight train shortly after her procedure. When most women consider getting a breast augmentation done, one of the first …Read More

Can I do push-ups after a breast augmentation?

by Anu Bajaj, M.D Recently, a patient asked me this question. The other related question that I’ve also been asked is, “Can you do a Chaturanga after a breast augmentation?” The question may be a concern if the implants are placed underneath the pectoralis (or chest) muscle. I remember that as a resident, I would …Read More

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

Many different techniques are available for breast reconstruction. These include implant-based reconstruction, and autologous tissue-based reconstruction techniques (breast reconstruction using your own tissue). While an implant-based reconstruction offers patients a shorter surgery and recovery period, implants are temporary devices and will not last a patient for her lifetime. Also, most studies have shown that implants …Read More

Risks vs Benefits

What happens when the outcome of a surgery isn’t what you had expected or hoped for? I hear (or rather see) this question all the time — I can scroll through Real Self and read the questions which others have posted about what is normal, what can be expected from surgery, and if a revision …Read More

Why I only do one DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery in a week

Some have asked why I limit the number of DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgeries to only once a week – for me, it is about balance. My patients may not realize it but I spend many sleepless nights worrying about their outcomes. After a DIEP flap, I frequently lose sleep that night as I worry …Read More

Fat Transfer to the Breast

Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in America. However, implants can be unappealing to some women for a variety of reasons. Women who are not interested in breast implants but still want slightly larger breasts frequently ask about fat grafting to the breast. Fat transfer to the breast is …Read More

Ariel Winter Exudes Confidence After Revealing Her Breast Reduction

Ariel Winter, the 17 year old star of the TV hit, Modern Family, recently revealed that earlier this summer, she underwent breast reduction surgery. In her interview with Glamour Magazine, Ariel talks candidly about her decision to undergo breast reduction. Struggling with the emotional and physical burden of her size 32F breasts, Ariel made the …Read More

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