Dr. Kirby's Blog

Category: Patient Information

What is an Accredited Plastic Surgery Center? (And Why is it Important?)

When electing to have plastic surgery, you’re likely to spend significant time researching procedures. You probably also know to make sure your plastic surgeon is ... Read the full post

Is CBD Safe to Use After Cosmetic Surgery? A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Cautions Patients

While some states are slowly adopting more lenient laws regarding the recreational use of marijuana, it is a byproduct of this plant that seems to ... Read the full post

3 Surprising Tips That Can Lead to a Faster Plastic Surgery Recovery

There are a few questions I can count on almost everyone asking during a consultation, and “how long will the recovery take?” is certainly one ... Read the full post

How Do I Train Myself to Sleep on My Back Before Breast Surgery?

Is cosmetic breast surgery in your future? Congratulations! Whether you’re having a breast augmentation, lift or reduction, you are on your way to having breasts ... Read the full post

Considering plastic surgery? Signs you’re in good hands, and red flags that say “walk away”

The elective nature of cosmetic surgery can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you have complete freedom to choose your doctor, without referrals ... Read the full post

Why You Should Plan Early for Your Plastic Surgery

We live in a “fast food” society. From streaming favorite shows on demand, to having Uber whisk us away any time of day, to having ... Read the full post

Here’s Why You Need to Ditch the Cigarettes & Stop Vaping Before Surgery

It’s common knowledge that patients should quit smoking cigarettes at least a few weeks before and after surgery, but is it safe to “vape” before ... Read the full post

Are Essential Oils Safe Before Surgery?

Peppermint, cinnamon, thyme, lavender. They all sound good enough to eat, right? Containing familiar, friendly ingredients that we can actually pronounce, essential oils are enjoying ... Read the full post

Things to Consider Before Traveling Abroad for Plastic Surgery

International medical tourism—patients traveling abroad for plastic surgery procedures—is growing in popularity as more and more patients seek out procedures at a lower cost in ... Read the full post

Choosing a Breast Friend: Post-Reconstruction Support

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all eyes and ears are on the subject. From music videos and celebrity public service announcements to sponsored ... Read the full post