Meet Dr. Cat

Mother, Wife, Plastic Surgeon, Harvard & UCLA Graduate, Creator of MD GLAM, Dr. 90210 on E!

Meet Dr. Cat Begovic

Meet Dr. Cat Begovic

Mother, Wife, Plastic Surgeon, Harvard & UCLA Graduate, Creator of MD GLAM, Dr. 90210 on E!

Early Years

With Dr. Cat’s first exposure to surgery when volunteering at the local hospital in high school and stepping into the OR, she knew that it was her calling and she could do nothing else.

Dr. Cat Begovic’s journey to becoming a world-renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon has not always been easy. A rebellious unapologetic nonconformist with individual style and expression was balanced out with her incomparable record of academic excellence which included a perfect SAT score, rated one USA’s top 25 high school students nationally, to being a Presidential Scholar and recognized science winner invited to the White House twice to meet the President to attending and graduating from Harvard with honors where she majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Early Years
Medical School & Residency

Medical School & Residency

Dr. Cat Begovic’s never-ending ambition and belief in herself took her all the way from Harvard to California where she went to UCLA for medical school. Upon completion of her medical degree, Dr. Begovic was selected into the highly competitive Head and Neck Surgery training program at UCLA performing advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery for 6 years. She then completed a second surgery training program in Plastic Surgery at UCLA. The UCLA plastic surgery training program has been rated one of the top training programs in the country in all areas of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery.

At UCLA, Dr. Cat took a special interest in aesthetic research, publishing many research papers in plastic surgery and scientific journals on the topic.

Plastic Surgery Career

Dr. Cat’s passion for Plastic Surgery and for women’s transformation through procedures she performs while sharing it through social media has positioned Dr. Cat Begovic as a top medical influencer with a large loyal 1.2 million followers of women who are enthralled with watching Dr. Cat Begovic’s live surgeries and meticulous technique that leaves minimal bruising, nearly invisible scars, and allows for a short recovery time. Although she is well versed in all areas of plastic surgery she is known for her signature “natural looking tummy tuck” and for being a pioneer in vaginal cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation. Most of all she is known for being an unapologetic perfectionist who demands only the best possible results for herself and an unparalleled patient experience. What makes Dr. Cat unique in what she does? She cares, she listens, she’s transparent and she delivers results. It is for that reason that she is one of the world’s most successful plastic surgeons and her patients fly into Beverly Hills for surgery with her from all over the world. Almost half of her patients travel to have surgery with Dr. Cat.

Plastic Surgery Career
MD GLAM Skincare

MD GLAM Skincare

Dr. Cat Begovic is also a skincare and beauty expert, having performed scientific research on anti-aging and skincare and is the founder and CEO of her revolutionary skincare line MD GLAM.

MD GLAM also embodies the essence of self compassion and self care that is part of Dr. Cat’s message to the world.

During her time at UCLA, Dr. Cat extensively researched anti-aging skin products and became an expert in the field, speaking at national conferences and publishing her findings in the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Journal. More about MD GLAM on mdglam.com.

Women Empowerment

Dr. Cat Begovic is a champion of women empowerment and a source of inspiration for many young women. Her persona, brand, and social media platform are a tribe where women have come together in a safe and positive environment to celebrate each other. Dr. Cat’s essentials for success and happiness is to never forget to make time for self-reflection, self-care, personal growth, and family. Becoming balanced and well-rounded as a mother and wife have also helped her become a more compassionate and loving surgeon as well. Dr. Cat’s motto is: Whatever you can dream you can accomplish. Believe in yourself, pursue it from a place of love and truth and do it with self-caring and self-compassion. Every single person is unique and creates their own path in life that is just as valid and important as anyone else’s.

Women Empowerment

Academic CV

Academic CV

Undergraduate Education

September 1994 – June 1998
Harvard University
Degree: B.A. – CUM LAUDE HONORS

Medical Education

September 1998 – June 2002
UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles, CA
Degree: M.D.

Postgraduate Surgical Training

July 2002 – July 2003
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
General Surgery Internship

Facial Plastic Surgery Residency

July 2003 – July 2008
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Head & Neck Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency

July 2008 – July 2010
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Awards and Honors
Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 – Best of Beverly Hills Award in the Cosmetic Surgeons
    Category
  • 2014 – Best of Beverly Hills Award in the Cosmetic Surgeons
    Category
  • 2013 – Best of Beverly Hills Award in the Cosmetic Surgeons
    Category
  • 2007 – American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons/Synthes CMF
    Research Grant Award
  • 2007 – American College of Surgeons – San Diego Chapter
    Resident Paper Competition 3rd place award
  • 2006 – American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons/Synthes CMF
    Research Grant Award
  • 2006 – 99th percentile on Facial Plastics section of Head & Neck
    in-service exam

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Memberships & Associations

  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • BHCC
  • California Medical Association
  • AMA
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • QuadAORS

Publications

  • 1Begovic, C. Anti-wrinkle Pills? Nutritional supplements for skin health. Fitness RX. 2012 Feb; 25
  • 2Begovic, C. Liposuction: A temporary Fix? FitnessRX. 2011 August; 100-101.
  • 3Huang, CK. and Lesavoy M. Aesthetic surgery of the female genetalia. International Textbook of Aesthetic Surgery. In print 2013
  • 4Huang, CK. and Handel N. The effects of Singular (Montelukast) on capsular contracture. Accepted, in print. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2010
  • 5Huang, CK. and Miller TA. The truth about over-the-counter topical anti-aging products: A comprehensive review. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2007 July; 27(4):402-412.
  • 6Huang, CK, Huang W, Zuk P, Jarrahy R, Rudkin GH, Ishida K, Yamaguchi DT, Miller TA. Genetic markers of osteogenesis and angiogenesis are altered in processed lipoaspirate cells
    when cultured on three-dimensional scaffolds. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Feb;121(2):411-23.
  • 7Carpizo KH, Saran MJ, Huang W, Ishida K, Roostaeian J, Bischoff D, Huang, CK, Rudkin GH, Yamaguchi DT, Miller TA: Pre-treatment of Poly(l-Lactide-co-Glycolide) Scaffolds with Sodium Hydroxide Enhances Osteoblastic Differentiation and Slows Proliferation of Mouse Pre-osteoblast Cells. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Feb; 121(2): 424-434.
  • 8Huang CK, Huang W, Zuk P, Jarrahy R, Rudkin GH, Ishida K, Yamaguchi DT, Miller TA. Genetic markers of osteogenesis and angiogenesis are altered in processed lipoaspirate cells
    when cultured on three-dimensional scaffolds. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Feb;121(2):411-23.

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  • 9Kaufman MR, Miller TA, Huang C, Jarrahy R, Roostaien J, Wasson KL, Ashley, RK, Bradley JP. Autologous Fat Transfer for Facial Recontouring: Is there Science Behind the Art? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jun;119(7):2287-96.
  • 10Kaufman MR, Bradley JP, Dickinson B, Heller JB, Wasson KL, O’Hara CM, Huang C Gabbay, J, Ghadjar K, Miller TA. Autologous Fat Transfer National Consensus Survey: Trends in
    Techniques for Harvest, Preparation and Application; and Perception of Short and Long Term Results. Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 2007 Jan;119(1):323-31
  • 11Head C, Huang CK, Sercarz J. Oncocytic Glomus Tumor of the Trachea. MMA, in press, 2007.
  • 12Verneuil A, Sapp P, Huang CK, Abemayor EA. Malignant ameloblastoma: classification, diagnostic, and therapeutic challenges. Am J Otolaryngol. 2002 Jan-Feb;23(1):44-8.
  • 13Huang CK, Damrose E, Abemayor EA. Kuttner tumor (chronic sclerosing sialadenitis). Am J Otolaryngol. 2002 Nov-Dec;23(6):394-7.
  • 14Huang CK. Caloric restriction and aging: eat less, live longer. Nutrition Bytes. 1999 June; 5(1):7-10.
  • 15Huang CK, Hao O. Degradation of Mono-chlorophenols by sonochemical process. Proceedings, 26th Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference, Suppl. 1994 May; 61-69.

Abstracts

  • 1Huang CK, Huang W, Zuk P, Jarrahy R, Heiden K, Rudkin GH, Ishida, K, Yamaguchi D, Miller, TA. Genetic markers of osteogenesis and angiogenesis are altered in liposuction fat derived mesenchymal stem cells when cultured on three-dimensional scaffolds. Plast Reconst Surg, Suppl. 2007 July; 120(1), 69.
  • 2 – Saran MJ, Huang W, Huang CK, Hakimi M, Farnad S, Rudkin GH, Yamaguchi D, Miller TA. Effect of pore size on osteoblastic differentiation of murine pre-osteoblastic MC3-T3-E1 cells in a three-dimensional PLGA scaffold. Plast Reconst Surg, Suppl.  2007 July; 120(1),
  • 3 – Hakimi M, Saran MJ, Huang W, Huang CK, Ishida K, Parhami F, Rudkin GH, Yamaguchi DT, Miller TA. Oxysterols enhance differentiation of murine pre-osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells cultured on 3-D PLGA scaffolds. .  Plast Reconst Surg, Suppl.  2007 July; 120(1), 51
  • 4 – Huang CK, Nelson SD, Calcaterra T. Fibromatosis of the neck. EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer), 25th Anniversary meeting; Aarhus, Denmark, April, 2001 Sarcoma 2001.
  • 5 – Smith AD, Huang CK, Rouzbeh BS, Kordestani K, Lorenz HP, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow and human adipose tissue exhibit multilineage potential. (abstract)  Journal of Investigative Medicine, Suppl.  2000 Jan; 48(1):517

Presentations

  • 1 – Huang CK and Miller TA. The truth about over-the-counter topical anti-aging products: A comprehensive review. Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists Annual Meeting; April, 2008. (presenter)
  • 2 – Huang CK, Huang W, Zuk P, Jarrahy R, Rudkin GH, Ishida, K, Yamaguchi D, Miller, TA. Genetic markers of osteogenesis and angiogenesis are altered in liposuction fat derived mesenchymal stem cells when cultured on three-dimensional scaffolds. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council; Stanford, California, June 2007. (presenter)
  • 3 – Huang CK, Huang W, Zuk P, Jarrahy R, Rudkin GH, Ishida, K, Yamaguchi D, Miller, TA. Impact of the third dimension on oseto- and angiogenesis in liposuction fat derived stem cells. 2007 American College of Surgeons – San Diego Chapter Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, May 2007. (presenter)
  • 4 – Huang CK, Huang W, Zuk P, Jarrahy R, Heiden K, Rudkin GH, Ishida, K, Yamaguchi D, Miller, TA. The impact of the third dimension on osteo- and angiogenesis in liposuction fat derived mesenchymal stem cells. Longmire Scientific Day.  UCLA, CA, March 2007 (presenter)
  • 5Huang CK, Huang W, Zuk P, Jarrahy R, Heiden K, Rudkin GH, Ishida, K, Yamaguchi D, Miller, TA. Impact of three-dimensional scaffold on the osteogenic differentiation and biosynthetic profile of human processed lipoaspirate (PLA) cells – Steps to creating a clinically useful synthetic bone graft. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Meeting; Philadelphia, PA, September 2006. (presenter)
  • 6 – Saran MJ, Huang W, Huang CK, Hakimi M, Farnad S, Rudkin GH, Yamaguchi D, Miller TA. Effect of pore size on osteoblastic differentiation of murine pre-osteoblastic MC3-T3-E1 cells in a three- dimensional PLGA scaffold. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council; Stanford, California, June
  • 7 – Hakimi M, Saran MJ, Huang W, Huang CK, Ishida K, Parhami F, Rudkin GH, Yamaguchi DT, Miller TA. Oxysterols enhance differentiation of murine pre-osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells cultured on 3-D PLGA scaffolds. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council; Stanford, California, June
  • 8Huang CK. Local free flaps for facial skin cancer coverage. Department of Head & Neck Surgery. University of California Los Angeles, CA, February 2006. (presenter)
    when cultured on three-dimensional scaffolds. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Feb;121(2):411-23.
  • – Huang CK, Nelson SD, Calcaterra T. Fibromatosis of the neck. EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer), 25th Anniversary meeting; Aarhus, Denmark, April 2001 (presenter)
  • 10 – Huang CK, Damrose E, Abemayor EA. Kuttner tumor: an under-recognized entity. American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Southern California Chapter; Santa Barbara, CA, January 2001 (presenter)
  • 11 Verneuil A, Sapp P, Huang CK, Abemayor EA. Malignant ameloblastoma: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Southern California Chapter; Santa Barbara, CA, January 2001 (presenter)
  • 12 – Kordestani RK, Smith AD, Katz AJ, Huang CK, Mirkia K, Benhaim, P, Lorenz HP, Hedrick MH. Liposuctioned fat aspirate: A novel source of cells for tissue engineering. American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Southern California Chapter; Hungtington Beach, CA, January 2000 (presenter)
  • 13 – Smith AD, Huang CK, Kordestani RK, Katz A, Torfi H, Lorenz HP, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH. Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow and human adipose tissue exhibit multilineage potential. American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Southern California Chapter; Hungtington Beach, CA, January 2000 (presenter)
  • 14 – Kansal N, Huang CK, Angle N, Farooq M, Gelabert H, Ahn SS, Quinones-Baldrich W, Moore W, Freischlag J. Infrapopliteal redo bypass surgery in a tertiary referral center: a ten-year experience. Western Vascular Society Annual Meeting. Santa Fe, NM, September
  • 15 – Verneuil A, Sapp P, Huang CK, Abemayor EA. A malignant ameloblastoma with a multiphasic histologic pattern: A diagnostic, therapeutic and classification challenge. Western Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society Annual Meeting. Carlsbad CA, January 2001
  • 16 – Huang CK, Smith A, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP, Hedrick MH. Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow and human adipose tissue exhibit multilineage potential. Western Section American Federation for Medical Research Annual Meeting; Carmel, CA, February 2000 (presenter)
  • 17 – Huang CK, Smith A, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP, Hedrick MH. Mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow and human adipose tissue have equal adipogenic and osteogenic potential. UCLA Medical Student STTP Research Presentation Seminar, August 1999 (presenter)
  • 18 – Huang CK, Hao O. Degradation of mono-chlorophenols by sonochemical processes. 26th Mid Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference, August 1994 (presenter)

As Seen

Dr. Cat Begovic is the new Dr. 90210 show on E! Premiering on Monday, September 28.

Dr. Cat uses every media opportunity to showcase plastic surgery and Beverly Hills plastic surgery patients in the deeper and more meaningful emotional way that it truly is. Life transformations, new beginnings, hope, and the most intimate relationships that are nurtured between doctor and patient. Dr. Cat has been featured in “The Doctor’s” TV show, “Entertainment Tonight”, Fox News, CBS, “Spike TV”, Fitness RX, Ironman Magazine, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed News and many others.

Dr. Cat

Plastic Surgery Consultation
Beverly Hills

Dr. Cat has a special understanding of beauty from a woman’s perspective and focuses on making her patients feel and look their best. She believes plastic surgery is a combination of science, art and creativity and she enjoys seeing great results. She makes herself readily available to her patients and has built great relationships with her clients over the years.

“I understand that getting a plastic surgery procedure is one of your biggest life decisions. It takes time, planning, and resources. I want you to know that myself and my team are here to help you every step of the way.” Dr. Cat.

Dr. Cat’s Plastic Surgery Office

Dr. Cat and her staff are committed to taking the time to understand the individual needs and desires of each patient. She approaches each surgery with care and takes pride in the quality of her work. Dr. Cat will take the time to assess each patient’s individual situation and help each patient set realistic expectations. We encourage you to research your procedure and ask questions to make you as comfortable as possible through the process. Dr. Cat feels a close bond with her patients and never takes for granted the patient-doctor relationship of mutual respect.

“For me, being a surgeon is more than using a scalpel or suturing. It’s more than changing a part of someone’s body, removing excess fat, tissue or creating a different shape to someone’s face or body. For me, being a surgeon is sharing a life changing transformation, improving someone’s quality of life, and taking care of a patient every step of their journey.” Dr. Cat.

Step 1

Pre-Consultation

Schedule your pre-consultation phone call with one of our knowledgeable Beverly Hills surgical consultants who are trained by Dr. Cat. They will answer many of your questions and help you schedule your consultation with Dr. Cat.

Step 2

Consultation with Dr. Cat

Meet Dr. Cat for your initial consultation either in person or through video, with photos. The consultation fee is $500 and $1,000 for revision procedures. It is applied towards your plastic surgery procedure. It also does not expire.

Step 3

Preparation & Surgery day

After you reserve your surgery date, Dr. Cat and her team will make sure you are well informed, prepared, and feel supported for your big day. Preparation is a very important part of your plastic surgery journey.

Step 4

Enjoy Results

The post-op phase is an important time of healing and recovering so you can enjoy your amazing results. After your quick recovery, you can enjoy the improved quality of life that you have envisioned.