Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep81 - Plastic Surgery Basics: Dr. Babak Dadvand

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: What you need to know about plastic surgery with Dr. Babak Dadvand.
Air Date: 10/4/17
Duration: 31:03
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Babak Dadvand, MD
Dr. Babak DadvandDr. Babak Dadvand attended University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After earning his doctorate of Medicine (MD) he went on to the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he completed a full General Surgery training program. 

Dr. Dadvand passed both the written and oral examinations to become Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. He was then accepted to the plastic surgery program at Indiana University Medical Center, a rigorous top-tier program. There, he honed his skills in all facets of plastic surgery, including cleft-lip/palate repair, head and neck reconstruction, and breast reconstruction.

Dr. Dadvand also utilized his time at Indiana University to pursue academic interests, including publications in peer review journals. Dr. Dadvand drew from years of training and experience during his advanced aesthetic fellowship in Beverly Hills and knew that all the additional years of training he pursued were necessary to gain true expertise in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. He also has had extensive training in autologous fat grafting to the face and body, a technique with which most plastic surgeon have limited experience.

Now Dr. Dadvand is a Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Medical Director at Beverly Hospital and Olympia Medical Center, where he too, stands as Chief of Surgery in Los Angeles, CA. A natural-looking breast surgery expert, many do not realize all of the options out there for augmentation, lifts, revisions, and reductions.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • The difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon.
  • What to look for in a plastic surgeon.
  • Who is a good candidate for cosmetic surgery.
  • What questions you should ask your plastic surgeon.
  • What aesthetic breast surgery is.
  • What gynecomastia surgery is.

High Five Highlights

  • What lit your passion for cosmetic surgery? The ability to think outside the box and to help people with creative solutions to their problems.
  • Tell me about someone or something that inspires you today? That’s easy-- my father, he’s 75 and has still two jobs. His dedication to his family and work ethic that he demonstrated and instilled in me.
  • When people find out what you do, what’s the first question they usually ask you? "What do you think I need?"
  • Do you have a favorite book or quote you can share? “Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”
  • Finish this sentence: ”Throughout my life, the most important thing I have learned is…”  To balance work and life.

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