Doctor Spotlight: Catherine Begovic, MD
Dr. Catherine Begovic, "Dr. Cat" is one of few female plastic surgeons in the U.S and practices in Southern California. She was voted one of "2010 America's Top Plastic Surgeons" by the Consumers' Research Council of America and nominated for the "2010 Woman of the Year in Medicine & Healthcare". She believes in the importance of communication and is committed to taking the time to understand the individual needs and desires of each patient. She feels a close bond with her patients and never takes for granted the patient-doctor relationship of mutual respect.
What is your background?
I grew up on the East Coast and was involved in medicine and scientific research at an early age. I was a Westinghouse Scientist Finalist and presented my first research project at an international engineering conference when I was a junior in high school. I studied Molecular and Cellular Biology graduating with honors from Harvard University and completed my medical school education at UCLA. I completed two surgical residencies - one in Head and Neck Surgery/ENT which involved cancer and reconstructive surgeries as well as facial plastics, and a second residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I also have a passion for medical research and have published or presented over 40 articles ranging in topics from molecular biology, cancer, anti-aging, skin care, fat stem cells, to vaginal cosmetic surgery.
What is your specialty?
As a female plastic surgeon I specialize in body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, as well as vaginal cosmetic surgery. Being and ENT and plastic surgeon I also perform rhinoplasty surgery in conjunction with airway corrective surgery.
What inspires you?
There is nothing that inspires me more than the relationship I have with my patients. As a doctor, I value the trust that patients place in me to perform their life changing experience which is their surgery. I feel privileged to be a part of the intimate personal thoughts going into surgery, and celebrate with them their excitement about their results after surgery. I have kept a close friendship with my patients years after their surgeries and it is one of the things I value most about being a doctor.
What do you like to do when you are not in the operating room?
I am a new mother so spending time with my baby and my husband are my priority when I'm not working. My husband who is a TV athlete, fitness professional and owner of a nutritional supplement company and myself are passionate about health and exercise so we spend our free time working out at the gym and eating healthy.
Call and book your free consultation with Dr. Begovic today: 800.788.1416