Renee’s DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Fighting Breast Cancer
Renee was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 and had to endure chemotherapy, many surgeries, and a multitude of treatments. The radiation from one of the treatments harshly affected her breast, and she needed to have a mastectomy. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing Renee’s breast cancer survival story and how we …Read More
Body Contouring After Dramatic Weight Loss
Losing over 100 pounds is a major accomplishment. However, once you reach your goal weight, you may be left with lingering excess skin around your stomach, legs, or buttocks that could make you feel like your weight loss journey is incomplete. To restore a naturally-shaped figure and achieve a leaner shape, body contouring after massive …Read More
How Much Do You Charge for Botox and Fillers?
Almost daily, my office receives calls about how much we charge per unit of Botox or per syringe of filler. Frequently, callers are confused by our answer. I wanted to take this opportunity to explain a little about my approach. In today’s world, all of us would like a way to look fresher and younger …Read More
Breast Implant Reductions and Removals: What You Need to Know
In 2015, more than 38,000 breast implant removals were performed, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This number increased to over 49,000 in 2018. Some women asked for their breast implants to be replaced with smaller ones, while others chose to have their implants removed and not replaced. So why are women …Read More
How to Have a Healthy Recovery After Plastic Surgery
For each patient, recovery after surgery is different and truly requires patience. But there is one thing in common — everyone has a recovery journey. Naturally, all of us want the shortest, easiest recovery time that is possible. However, in order to have a positive recovery experience, you have to take care of yourself after …Read More
What Is an ERAS Protocol?
What Does ERAS Stand For? ERAS stands for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. These protocols are designed to improve the patient’s experience before, during, and after surgery and have increasingly become more common in different surgical specialties during the past 10 years. The end goal is to perform surgery with a rapid recovery and low complication …Read More
Breast Implants and BIA-ALCL
This past week, breast implants were in the headlines: “Breast Implants—Recalled Worldwide.” The New York Times, as well as other news outlets, ran numerous articles about this event. The headlines were in response to Allergan’s recent recall of Biocell textured implants and tissue expanders. Allergan issued this recall based on concerns that textured implants are …Read More
When is the Best Time of Year to Have Plastic Surgery?
There’s a lot to think about when you’re booking your plastic surgery appointment. From finances to work schedules, to large events and seasonal holidays, there are plenty of factors to consider. We often get questions about when’s the best time to schedule a surgical procedure. Although there’s hardly ever the “perfect” time for anything in …Read More
Why I Chose to Purchase MiraDry for My Practice
In June of 2018, Dr. Bajaj purchased the MiraDry system to add to her practice. As a new service, some staff members and Dr. Bajaj herself tried out MiraDry to help better discuss how it works and how it many affect patients. After offering this service for a year, Dr. Bajaj would like to …Read More
The Surgical Effect on Emotions: Are They Worth it?
Whether you expect it or not, it is normal to feel as if your emotions are out of control as you begin the surgical process. After the initial decision is made to have surgery, you may continue to experience many highs and lows during this process. Surgery will affect everyone differently. And you or your …Read More
How Do You Choose a Plastic Surgeon?
As I return home from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic meeting, I’m reflecting on something that I heard at the meeting — “The surgeon is key.” This statement was actually made in reference to Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) and why or how it occurs, but I think it is also an important statement …Read More