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Plastic Surgery Decoded is an educational podcast, with understandable, relatable information that is presented from the unique perspective of this experienced surgeon. It is a great way to learn about specific procedures, as well as general concepts. Interesting and helpful, this podcast appeals both to prospective patients, and to anyone else who is simply curious!
 
Go beyond the doors of the operating room to learn about plastic surgery and non-surgical medical aesthetics with Houston board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bob Basu. Over the course of his plastic surgery career, Dr. Basu has performed over 16,000 cosmetic procedures. He advocates for his patients as a national leader in cosmetic surgery and patient safety. He is also an internationally-recognized speaker with over 80 presentations and publications under his belt. Most recently, he publish ...
 
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Let’s face it, the ubiquitous celebrity and influencer promotion of cosmetic procedures can affect us all. It’s human nature to emulate those we admire or view as attractive. But how much of the results are real, or are safe, or will last the test of time? Because we know, like anything else, trends go in and out of style. For this episode, Dr. Gre…
 
How much do you know about what a plastic surgeon can really do? Sure, lots of cosmetic procedures, but it’s much more than that. Sometimes life-changing outcomes can occur. This episode highlights that variety, and brings you a few surprising and often heartwarming STORIES along the way. Dr. Spencer Eagan and I had a great conversation about this …
 
Chances are that at some point, you, or perhaps someone you know, has experienced concern about the appearance of the upper arms. Sure, you may work out or modify your diet to try to get the look you want, but this may not be fully successful, because the issues can be more than just muscle tone and fat. What can you do with extra, saggy skin?! Pre…
 
The lips are an essential component of perceived attractiveness. And Lip lifts are certainly having a moment. But what is a lip lift, and who might want it? In this episode, Dr. Gerald O’Daniel explains how lips can show tell-tale signs of aging, and what can be done when lasers and injectables are just not enough. Best of all, he discusses his own…
 
Many people, and even some physicians, don’t know much about the surgical treatment choices for lymphedema, a potentially devastating problem. And, they especially don’t realize the role that a plastic surgeon can play! Now is your chance to learn more about this interesting topic, as Dr. James Butterworth shares his knowledge and experience with u…
 
In this special crossover episode, we present the entirety of Dr. Basu’s interview with fellow plastic surgeon Dr. Regina Nouhan on her podcast Plastic Surgery Decoded. Dr. Basu departs from his usual role as the host, walking Dr. Nouhan and her audience through the Internal Bra Technique, who the best candidates are, which concerns it targets, and…
 
In choosing a plastic surgeon, might their gender make a difference? How? It’s an interesting question that begs a closer look, as there have been some studies exploring this very issue. For episode 59, we have assembled a talented trio who give us their points of view as female surgeons. Listen in as Dr. Sheryl Young, Dr. Michelle DeSouza, and Dr.…
 
Yes, facelifts are popular! But they can be a little intimidating, too. There are so many different types popularized these days, that it’s hard to sort one from another, much less try to figure out which might be most helpful to you. Deep-plane? The SMAS technique? Or even a “mini”??? Plus, what else can be done with a facelift? And when is it too…
 
Medical aesthetician Iman joins as special guest from the Post Oak office to share her three favorite treatments from the medical spa. Iman shares the process, recovery, results, and best candidates for each of these non-surgical treatments including HydraFacial, CoolSculpting, and Emsculpt. Whether you’re wanting to target fine lines, acne scarrin…
 
Some issues aren’t often talked about, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be. A perfect example is the concept of Revision Surgery in plastic surgery, which covers a broad swath, ranging from a little touch-up to a complete re-do. But really, the possibility of this, in all its different forms, is essential to know about. That’s why it’s so great…
 
Dr. Basu and Madison discuss the recent case of a patient whose lip filler migrated and what to do if this happens to you, along with the latest filler trends including a less full lip and enhancement of the jawline. For the jawline, Madison shares which product is fluid enough to withstand the facial expressions we make on a daily basis. Was your …
 
These days, we are bombarded with options for various “providers” who offer to perform our aesthetic, cosmetic, or other appearance-changing procedures. But how do we know who’s qualified to do these? Is it OK for non-physicians to do procedures? And are some credentials more significant than others? Find out what’s what, and who’s who, by listenin…
 
It’s exciting when there’s an innovative technique to talk about, and this one could be a game-changer for patients desiring breast rejuvenation. Listen in as Dr. Bob Basu from Houston discusses his “Internal Bra” technique. He explains how this procedure differs from those past, and he shares who the best candidates are. We also hear a touching st…
 
Many have been curious about not only what’s new in plastic surgery, but also what’s “mainstream”. What procedures do Most people have done? And what are the reasons that tip them to move forward? The yearly anticipated ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) report is now out! And here to help interpret its findings is the ASPS president-elect…
 
How much do you know about “Prejuvenation”? It’s one of the hottest topics in facial plastic surgery right now. Listen to learn all about it in this episode’s conversation with the accomplished Dr. Rod Rohrich in Dallas, TX. We discuss some of the options for Prejuvenation, as well as some of the basic things that everyone should already be doing. …
 
The field of Hand Surgery is not something the average person associates with Plastic Surgery, but it is indeed a subspecialty. And no, I don’t mean cosmetic rejuvenation of the appearance of the hand, though that really is a thing! What we’re talking about when we refer to hand surgery is the surgical specialization in treating the problems, disea…
 
Mommy Makeover -- the term is used a lot, but what’s involved, exactly? Is it always the same procedure? While the earlier Episode 16 gives an easy-to-understand overview of the basics, in This episode of PSD, we speak with Dr. Camille Cash, practicing in Houston, who gives HER take on the subject, answering many questions that people have, like: W…
 
It’s rare that we can tap into the experience and foresight of a plastic surgery “Great” — especially one who has practiced and contributed to the ever-expanding sphere for decades. But this episode of PSD does just that! Dr. Foad Nahai gives us a concise and perceptive overview of where we’ve been and where we’re headed in this exciting and growin…
 
Many of us have seen our profile in a picture and have pondered what we’d love to be different. Of course, the nose plays a prominent role, but also the chin, cheeks, and neck are important in the harmony of the profile. Profile contour-changing procedures, both surgical and non, are sometimes collectively known as Profileplasty. In Episode 49, we …
 
What if a person could have breast enhancement WITHOUT an implant?? This is intriguing to those who are implant-shy and seek to avoid them, as well as those who already have implants, and wish to remove them. In this episode we hear from Dr. Bradley Calobrace, who has extensive experience in this area. In our interview, he sheds light on new techni…
 
Want to know what’s trending in Aesthetic Procedures for Men? Episode 47 will tell you. These days, visual impressions have become more important to any gender, and the options for men are rapidly expanding. Recently I had an opportunity to interview the engaging Dr. Doug Steinbrech, an expert in the field, and that was too good to pass up. Take a …
 
Technology in Plastic Surgery: What does that mean, and what advances have been made? In this episode, we answer those very questions, and benefit from the insight of Dr. Jason Pozner, a highly-accomplished, board-certified plastic surgeon, with Sanctuary Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton. He discusses the latest cutting-edge devices, and often has had…
 
Over the years, implants have been so pivotal to breast enhancement surgery and to breast reconstruction after cancer. Yet it’s essential to be familiar with potential associated problems, like rare but serious ALCL lymphoma, as well as Breast Implant Illness. This does not mean implants shouldn’t be used; however awareness is key. Previous Episode…
 
Lasers, and other machine-based skin treatments, are immensely popular these days, and becoming even more so, practically by the day! For basic understanding of them, you can refer back to helpful Episode 20, but for today’s episode we have a special interview with laser treatment expert, Dr. Jay Burns. He explains his rational for choosing certain…
 
There are 2 things we wonder about Cellulite… What is it, really? And can it be effectively treated? Look no further than this episode of Plastic Surgery Decoded for the answers, including input from Dr. Grant Stevens, who has a fair amount of expertise in the subject. Take a listen now…By Dr. Regina Nouhan
 
Facelift in the office, while awake, yet numbed-up and comfortable, is a nice alternative for those who are anxious about “going under” general anesthesia. A fair amount can be accomplished this way. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Keith Hodge with Monarch Plastic Surgery (monarchps.com), who shares his thoughts about the benefits and safety of thi…
 
What is Beauty? What is Attractiveness? We take note of it in others, and want it for ourselves. In this episode you’ll learn about the traditional standards, and some paradoxes, too. We’ll also speak with journalist Esther Honig (www.estherhonig.me) about a project she worked on several years ago exploring varying ideals of beauty, which yielded s…
 
It’s disappointing when you’ve had breast augmentation and the results don’t last as long as you had hoped. Weakened breast tissue is often the cause, and factors like having children, losing weight, or even genetics play a huge role. The Internal Bra Technique is the answer, and can give you back the look you desire. With 17 years of expertise in …
 
After a lifetime trapped in her body, Charisse changed her relationship with food and lost 192 pounds. Left with painful loose skin, she researched plastic surgeons with body lift experience in Houston and reached out to Dr. Basu for help. Over 300 pounds at her heaviest, Charisse recalls the moment on a cruise ship that pushed her to change her li…
 
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a wildly popular booty-enhancing fat transfer procedure with a bit of a crazy reputation, thanks to social media and recent headlines like the New York Times article titled “Why is a Brazilian Butt Lift Dangerous?” On this episode of Behind the Double Doors, Dr. Basu covers how the BBL should be safely performed to preven…
 
We’re talking about current TRENDS in Plastic Surgery, broken down into 5 categories, for ease of discussion, including trends about What procedures are done, How they are done, and new Strategies in treatment. We’ll also touch on what happens when a trend falls out of favor AFTER you’ve had the procedure! Worth a listen! Please note that this Epis…
 
Master aesthetic injector Denae Murphy, RN, BSN, shares her secrets for creating natural, beautiful lips and lets us in on how to get unbeatable pricing on lip filler treatments with loyalty programs like Alle, Aspire, and the B. Exclusive VIP program. Denae and Dr. Basu discuss how they keep the lip injection procedure pain free, what side effects…
 
Madison Nieberlein, PA-C has a multifaceted skill set that is put to excellent use across all of Basu Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, from the operating room where she assists Dr. Basu in surgery, in clinic where she helps patients in those critical moments before and after surgery, or in the medical spa where you might find her doing injectables l…
 
Denae Murphy, RN, BSN, is a Certified Master Injector with 14+ years of experience. Denae is a native Houstonian who grew up in Cypress, attended the University of Texas, and graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Early in her career, she was drawn to aesthetics and discovered that her critical eye and nursing …
 
Today there are so many options for anesthesia for a procedure. What’s current? And, how are best choices made? And, we can’t forget post-procedure pain management. Are there alternatives to opioids? What’s the story with opioids, anyway? Find out all you need to know. Take a listen.By Dr. Regina Nouhan
 
Liposuction is the most popular way to reduce localized fat and contour the body to help give you a slimmer, curvier, or more balanced look. While it’s not exactly magic, experience does matter and on this episode you’ll hear how Dr. Basu’s approach to sculpting the body blends both science and artistry to enhance contour and shadow lines of both t…
 
Billions of hours on Zoom led many people to wonder when their lower face and neck started looking so tired. Formerly known as “turkey neck,” the new name is “Zoom neck” and the good news is it can be treated with a range of minimally invasive and surgical techniques. Dr. Basu explains what causes the neck to fall in the first place and describes h…
 
Now we’re talking about the basics of pre-operative and post-operative care. What do you really need to know? Yes, let’s break it down to the “What’s” and the “Why’s” so you’ll have all the tools you need to be ready for a procedure. Having a reasonable understanding of these may save you some difficulties down the road!…
 
In this episode we explore how Aesthetic or Cosmetic Surgery is different from other surgery, including goals, mindset, and how it’s paid for. Does insurance cover it? Also, we look at who is getting aesthetic surgery these days, and which procedures they are choosing.By Dr. Regina Nouhan
 
After losing 115 lbs. over 5 years, Kayla asks Dr. Basu what she can expect from circumferential body lift surgery and if it’s the right time to move forward with plastic surgery after weight loss. For anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight either by diet or bariatric surgery, completing the journey with plastic surgery to reveal the hi…
 
Many people have wondered: Should you ask for a plastic surgeon if you have to go to the Emergency Room for an injury? Or if your child is injured? In this episode, you'll learn when a plastic surgeon may be called emergently and may be an appropriate choice. But there are probably more options than you realize. We'll discuss what's truly feasible,…
 
Despite best attempts, sometimes things don’t turn out as you’d hoped. Learn some of the reasons why, and what factors make a difference. In this episode, we’ll discuss: o Limits of Plastic Surgery o Pitfalls along the way to obtaining the desired outcome o What you can do to help achieve best results o What to do if you’re just not happy So let’s …
 
Fat transfer is an alternative to breast implants that deliver beautiful results for some patients. Find out who’s right for this procedure, what the limitations are, and what you can expect from fat grafting for the purpose of breast enhancement without implants. Dr. Basu explains how much fat can be transferred and from what part of the body, alo…
 
This 3rd Season, we’ll start with a really common question: What really HAPPENS in the Operating Room??? Well, I want to tell you all about it, so your mind can be put at ease, AND you’ll be in-the-know. We’ll go over WHAT you would find in the OR, WHO you would find in there, and WHY. We’ll also go over the patient experience, all the way from ent…
 
Anesthesiologist Dr. Mary Ellen Firat answers all the questions you didn’t know you had about anesthesia before plastic surgery, most importantly “will I wake up?” Spoiler alert, yes you will! With many years of experience doing anesthesia and ten years dedicated just to Dr. Basu’s patients, Dr. Firat’s unique approach to preventing pain, nausea, a…
 
Whether you’re 17 or 70, it can be miserable to have heavy or sagging breasts that spill out of your clothes and cause back pain. Dr. Basu covers the differences between good and not-so-good breast volume and explains his technique for keeping the good volume to create new, natural results without the use of breast implants. Read more about Houston…
 
Brittany Banks opens up about her recent breast implant revision surgery with Dr. Basu and takes us through her past surgery experiences, from her struggle with breasts that were too big for her body in high school through the unwanted changes caused by her 70 lb. weight loss and what drove her to finally undergo a 3rd surgery to get the breasts sh…
 
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