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Sun Exposure on New Scars

April 23rd, 2024

Sun Exposure on New Scars. With summer around the corner, it’s wise to review the best way to assure a well-healed scar and minimize redness.  All surgery leaves a scar, including cosmetic surgery. However, cosmetic surgery scars are designed to be less visible. Most of us have either had or observed minor injuries or a read more

Dr. Bashioum Hosts Garden Guests: Almost Time to Plant Again

April 4th, 2024

Fondly remembering summer and it’s almost time to plant again! I had special guests visit my garden, Sushi Chef extraordinaire Billy Tserenbat from Billy Sushi and Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine food blogger Stephanie March. Of course it was an occasion that called for a glass of wine while we toured the unusual fruits and vegetables that read more

Happy Facelift Patient

March 19th, 2024

Gregg writes: I am a 66 year old male and had a facelift. When I was looking into getting some work done I selected several Doctors in the area and had a consult with them. Dr. Bashioum and his team made me feel the most comfortable. I continue to be very pleased with the work read more

Throwback Thursday: KQ in Vegas

March 7th, 2024

Who remembers the good ol’ days with Tom and the KQRS Morning Show crew in Las Vegas? Silly antics abound from listeners was the signature of the Morning Show audience! Doubt it would fly these days… Tom’s new podcast is a tad more subdued!

Cosmetic Surgery as Sculpture

February 26th, 2024

The artistic aspects of cosmetic surgery cannot be stressed enough. Sculpture is the cornerstone of all cosmetic surgery whether I am adding, removing or rearranging tissues. The quality of result is not dependent on what is removed but rather knowing what is left behind, as in sculpture. I find that by observing the classic principals read more

Our Funny CLIO Award TV Commercials

February 2nd, 2024

We caught national attention and caused a mild media controversy by airing this pair of digitally animated commercials on local television. The artsy campaign was locally produced along with the unusual original music scores. Watch both commercials here. Posted on one of our previous posts.

Lake Minnetonka Ice Melting: Beware

January 29th, 2024

As a reminder, the Minnesota DNR does not measure ice thickness on Minnesota lakes. Your safety is your responsibility. It is especially important now after our unseasonably warm temps! Be careful of thinning ice!

Mommy Makeover vs Granny Makeover

January 4th, 2024

Generally, the mommy makeover is requested after unwanted changes in the body are due to pregnancy, commonly the breasts and tummy. However, the granny makeover request, actually a misnomer, is simply due to unwanted changes caused by aging. Patients may vary widely, both in age and problem areas seeking attention. So, let’s discuss problem areas read more

Saline Breast Implants Surge in Popularity over Silicone

December 19th, 2023

Saline Breast Implants Surge in Popularity over Silicone.                         Breast implants don’t last a lifetime. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, manufactures and the FDA recommend that people with all silicone gel breast implants have them replaced every 10 years. Many of my patients with silicone breast read more

When is the Ideal Time to Have a Mommy Makeover?

December 7th, 2023

When is the ideal time to consider a Mommy Makeover? I often see women in my office wondering about this question. So here are some factors to consider when thinking about having a Mommy Makeover. Firstly, the 2 surgeries that are involved include breast surgery restoration and tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. It is crucial to read more

New Google 5-STAR Review

October 24th, 2023

Katy writes: “Great experience!” Dr. Bashioum replies: Good Morning Katy, Thank you kindly for  your 5-Star Review! I will look forward to sharing your comment with staff today after my Tuesday contribution on the Tom Barnard Family Podcast this morning. Thanks again for brightening my day, -Dr. Ralph W. Bashioum

Facelift Tuneup: a Nipntuck Refresher

October 11th, 2023

Updating Facelifts: Are you thinking about having a secondary Facelift? How do I know I’m ready? This is a common question of my patients after 8-10 years when skin laxity or sagging of the skin occurs, simply due to additional aging. Patients become quite accustomed to their refreshed look and begin considering a little nipntuck read more

Proper Ice Application after Cosmetic Surgery

September 7th, 2023

Proper ice application to reduce pain, swelling and bruising after cosmetic surgery is considered helpful. However, there are safety guidelines for properly applying ice during recovery. Caution needs to be used to avoid damage to delicate incisions and the surrounding tissue. I recommend that my patients use ice and some water in sealable plastic bags, read more

Fishing on Lake Minnetonka!

September 6th, 2023

Successful catch and release fishing for Grandkids on nearby Wayzata Bay this Labor Day weekend. Boys must have caught a dozen small fish and had tons of fun. What a joy to be able to share walking to the docks, swim at the beach or play on the playground! The train is also a big read more

I Want to Look Younger, but Not Different!

August 16th, 2023

Patients are generally clear about what type of results they are looking for with a facelift when scheduling an appointment. They express a desire to still look like themselves, minus the wrinkles and sagging. During our consultation we discuss the aesthetics of cosmetic surgery, specifically as it relates to the aging face and neck. Most read more

Am I a candidate for Mommy Makeover/Weight Loss Makeover?

July 25th, 2023

The cornerstone of the Mommy Makeover is an abdominoplasty, or more commonly called a Tummy Tuck. Pregnancy is not the only cause for women seeking a tummy tightening surgery and breast restoration surgery combo. General weight fluctuations also contribute to excess belly fat/skin, which is commonly accompanied by stretched or laxity of the skin and read more

My Fresh Wayzata Garden Corn

July 23rd, 2023

Nothing better than BBQ’d fresh-picked corn. *No soaking and I leave the husks on and it is always moist and tender.

Facelift Surgery After-Surgery Instructions

July 18th, 2023

Facelift Surgery After-Surgery Instructions Everyone at the Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center in Wayzata, is proud of the postoperative care of our patients and we strive for the very best surgical result possible. If patients have any questions of any kind at any time, they are instructed to please call us. It is our pleasure to read more

Top Doc Award for 2023

July 10th, 2023

I am honored to again earn the designation of Top Doc this year, a distinction conferred on physicians by a vote of our peers for Minneapolis St Paul Magazine’s July Issue. I have immense gratitude for my amazing staff who work tirelessly to provide the personal care we strive to provide. Congratulations to the “Rising read more


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