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Another 5-Star Rating!

September 4th, 2018

5 star Rating

Our happy patients writes a 5-Star Google Rating on Aug 21,2018 Jean writes: “I had a Breast Lift in 20007 by Dr Bashioum and Love it! So when I wanted a Tummy Tuck there was No other place to consider! I love the staff! and Dr B! and now with my Tummy Tuck it’s been about a week I am sore..and yes I do get emotional and cry but I am NOT sorry I did it and I know it will only get better from here! So exited to see even better results in about 4-6 months… I know it will be worth it, if you are considering Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery you can’t go wrong here!”

Dear Jean, we are so thrilled with your 5-Star rating. It is personally gratifying to see returning patients that once again put their trust in us for their surgery. Any surgery may include a bout of crying, which is a natural hormonal reaction and we coach patients in this possibility. Yes, you are correct that your Tummy Tuck results will be fully realized in about 4-6 months and we are delighted that you are already happy with your choice. Thank you for taking time to write your review and please don’t hesitate to call me anytime with any questions or concerns. It was a pleasure to see you again. Best regards, Dr. Ralph Bashioum

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BEWARE OF PHOTO FILTERS: “Selfie-itis”

August 15th, 2018

Selfie Filters example

BEWARE OF PHOTO FILTERS: “Selfie-itis”

Do you use photo filters on social media like Instagram or Snapchat? There is new data suggesting that the extreme use of glamor filters on social media might cause BDD or Body Dysmorphic Disorder. According to the Mayo Clinic, BDD is described as intensely obsessing over your appearance and body image, repeatedly checking the mirror, grooming or seeking reassurance, sometimes for many hours each day. So when a person gets used to seeing themselves in Selfies that are not accurately representative of how they really look, dissatisfaction of personal appearance might start to take hold. In the past, expensive photo altering programs used to be available only to Hollywood stars, to create clear skin, flawless hair, and slenderized body parts. Retouched photos filled glossy pages of popular magazines. Now in this hyper digital age, social media users are turning to relatively inexpensive custom filters to look perfect, like the one above. Plastic Surgeons, including myself, are seeing more patients not happy with their online photos. It is important to know the warning signs when a fun hobby becomes an unhealthy obsession. When BDD leads to obsession and the inability to function adequately in your daily life, causing significant distress, there may be a problem. Perhaps it is time to consult with a mental heath professional, not a cosmetic surgeon. Physicians, as well, need to be aware of what I call Selfie-itis.

Screenshot above- RetouchMe: Body & Face Edition, Beauty app for Perfect Selfie

by Alexander Lozitsky

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