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Dr. Cat Begovic
Dr. Cat Begovic is a board-certified female plastic surgeon in private practice in Beverly Hills, California. She has been a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 5+ years and is rated between 4.6 and 4.9 out of 5 stars on the four most popular patient review platforms. She is also a mother, molecular biologist, business owner/founder, skincare line creator, and a patient of plastic surgery herself. Dr. Cat specializes most in breast and body plastic surgery procedures—labiaplasty, abdominoplasty, augmentation mammoplasty, and mommy makeovers—and employs a double board-certified plastic surgeon for the facial plastic surgery procedures at her practice, Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery.
|Full name:||Catherine Kailyn Huang-Begovic|
|Known as:||Dr. Cat|
|Date of Birth:||December 10, 1976|
|Age:||46 years old|
|Profession:||Plastic Surgeon, Aesthetic|
|Board-Certified:||American Board of Plastic Surgery|
|Hospital Affiliations:||Olympia Medical Center|
Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery Practice
|Practice name:||Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery|
|Practice location:||Beverly Hills, California|
|Address:||421 N. Rodeo Drive, Penthouse 4, Beverly Hills, CA 90210|
|Social Media:||@BeautyByDrCat; @Surgeon; @MyMdGlam; YouTube|
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, Nationwide.
Patients can and do fly in for plastic surgery by Dr. Cat, both from around the United States and overseas.
The practice provides a concierge service to assist these patients.
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery offers all breast, body, and facial plastic surgery procedures.
Dr. Cat herself performs many/most of the breast and body procedures, and Dr. Aric Park performs the facial plastic surgery procedures at her practice.
Dr. Cat specializes in:
- Tummy tuck surgery
- Labiaplasty surgery
- Mommy makeovers
- Liposuction and liposuction revision surgery
- Breast augmentation surgery
- Brazilian butt lift surgery
- Revision plastic surgery
Board Certifications & Memberships
Dr. Cat Begovic is a board-certified plastic surgeon.
She is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Inc., which is widely regarded as the most important and prestigious certifying organization for a plastic surgeon to be recognized by.
- Board-certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
- Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
- Top Doctor, Castle Connolly
Dr. Aric Park, “the expert facial plastic surgeon at our practice,” is likewise a board-certified facial plastic surgeon (double board-certified).
Ratings & Reviews
Dr. Cat is a well-rated and highly-regarded Beverly Hills female plastic surgeon.
On each of the four most commonly used patient review platforms, she is rated 4.6 to 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Google: 4.7 Stars based on 89 reviews
Dr. Cat is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on Google.
Of the 89 reviews, only 6 are less than 5-star; those 6 negative reviews relate most to waiting times, and poor office communication. (As consults with the doctor are paid for, waiting was exasperating and costly.)
RealSelf: 4.6 Stars based on 49 reviews
Dr. Cat is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on RealSelf.com. All but 6 of Dr. Cat’s 49 RealSelf reviews are 5-star.
Yelp: 4.6 Stars based on 57 reviews
Dr. Cat is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Yelp.com, based on 57 reviews.
As with many (if not all) other local businesses, Yelp has determined that 91 more reviews should not be “factored into the business’s overall star rating,” and of those 91, only 3 are not 5-star.
Yelp makes this determination for a number of reasons, and it is extremely common for a business to have numerous reviews categorized this way.
HealthGrades: 4.9 Stars based on 29 reviews
Dr. Cat is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars on HealthGrades.com, based on 29 patient/customer ratings.
Prices & Fees
Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery charges a $500 consultation fee.
This $500 fee goes toward the cost of a surgical procedure (only, not a non-surgical treatment such as Botox), if the patient opts to have one.
|Service or Surgery||Price|
|Breast Augmentation||$20,000, $7,500 (in 2014)|
|Brazilian butt lift||$13,775|
|Butt lift and/with liposuction||$20,000|
|Labiaplasty w/ Clitoral Hood Reduction||$16,500|
|Liposuction||$6,000, $15,000, $15,000|
|Liposuction revision||$13,000, $17,000, $18,000, $20,000|
|Tummy Tuck||$8,000, “can range from $12,000 to $50,000”|
|Tummy Tuck Revision||$12,000, $20,000|
A patient’s actual out-of-pocket costs may vary greatly due to the unique nature of each patient’s body, and their goals for a procedure.
Surgeon Safety Profile
All plastic surgical procedures involve the risk of serious bodily injury and/or death. Industry-standard consent forms require that plastic surgery patients attest to being aware of death as a possible outcome of plastic surgery and of the anesthesia used during surgery.
Dr. Catherine Begovic has no patient deaths.
Dr. Catherine Begovic has never been sued by a patient (or non-patient).
No disciplinary actions, legal allegations or lawsuits, court orders, settlements or judgments, or other related filings exist for Dr. Cat on the Medical Board of California website.
CoolSculpting: “Dr. Cat does not perform CoolSculpting…, as she does not recommend this procedure.”
Facial plastic surgery: Dr. Aric Park performs the facial plastic surgery procedures at Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery. Dr. Park is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon.
Transgender rhinoplasty: According to one patient’s Google review in 2022, “Dr. Cat is not accepting rhinoplasty for transgender anatomy.”
It is typically considered a positive attribute for a surgeon to decline performing certain procedures—no single surgeon can possibly master every one of the 29 possible plastic surgeries available today. They may do so for a wide variety of reasons and it is in your own best interest to pursue a plastic surgeon who is both passionate and professionally adept in your procedure(s) of choice.
- 2002: Medical School, UCLA.
- 2003-2008: Residency in Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA Medical Center.
- 2008-2010: Residency in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA Medical Center.
- 2010: Began private practice.
- 2016: Developed and launched “MD Glam” skincare line.