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Moms on Plastic Surgery

Posted on March 29, 2016 | by
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Childbirth, breastfeeding, child rearing, and aging transform our lives mentally, emotionally, and physically. As a plastic surgeon, wife, and mother of three children, I have had a front-row seat to many body transformations. Can you relate? If so, you’re definitely not alone. The Huffington Post recently featured an honest, open-minded portrayal of plastic surgery for moms in the article “On… click to read full post

Recap of Skin Tight Episode Six: Ariel & Chantae

Posted on February 18, 2016 | by
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The sixth episode of TLC’s Skin Tight followed the journeys of Ariel and Chantae as they underwent skin removal surgeries to restore a normal appearance after massive weight loss. Between the two of them, Ariel and Chantae lost almost 600 pounds, and their transformations were incredible. For our episode six recap, we’d like to hand the reigns over to Examiner.com,… click to read full post

Recap of Skin Tight Episode Five: Tanya & Brian

Posted on February 9, 2016 | by
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Skin Tight was back this week with even more jaw-dropping transformations. In case you missed it, here’s what happened with this week’s featured pair, Tanya and Brian. The Results of Brian’s Massive Weight Loss At his heaviest, Brian weighed 625 pounds—and it didn’t make life easy. After a lengthy battle with depression, alcoholism, and excessive emotional eating (and with the… click to read full post

Recap of Skin Tight Episode Four: Lindsey & Derek

Posted on February 5, 2016 | by
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Another episode, another round of amazing transformations. Join us as we take a look at Lindsey and Derek’s journeys on episode 4 of Skin Tight. Lindsey’s Incredible Transformation At age 29, Lindsey can boast an incredible 140 pound weight loss with just diet, exercise, and determination alone. Unfortunately, she wasn’t left with the body she expected after all of her… click to read full post

Recap of Skin Tight Episode Three: Melissa & Jeff

Posted on January 25, 2016 | by
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This week on Skin Tight, we joined Melissa and Jeff on their journey with skin removal surgery. Their transformations were incredible and their stories heartwarming; keep reading to see what happened. Melissa’s Story Melissa, a 34 year old Californian, weighed over 400 pounds at her heaviest. When she decided she was ready for a change, she committed to regular exercise… click to read full post

Getting to Know Dr. Bekanich Outside of the Operating Room

Posted on January 24, 2016 | by
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Typically, the internet is our main tool for learning about our surgeons—and that information is generally limited to their professional life. In my opinion, it’s equally important to know a little bit more about the human side of the person you are considering putting so much trust in. So what about me, Dr. Amy S. Bekanich, outside of my CV? Here are… click to read full post

Recap of Skin Tight Episode Two: Megan & Yalena

Posted on January 15, 2016 | by
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The second episode of TLC’s Skin Tight introduced us to Megan and Yalena, two mothers bogged down by the excess skin left behind after significant weight loss. Meet Megan Megan, a 34 year old mother of three, lost an overwhelming 246 pounds after her gastric bypass surgery—but things weren’t quite as she thought they would be. “I can’t move on with… click to read full post