M. Bradley Calobrace
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About My Practice
How would you categorize your procedure offerings?
My practice is purely cosmetic. I perform nearly 1,000 cosmetic surgical procedures a year, including advanced cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring procedures and facial rejuvenation.
How do you know when a procedure is complete?
I never leave the operating room until the results are the absolute best they can be.
How do you proceed if you don’t think a patient needs surgery?
I never sell or push surgery on anyone. My goal is to help patients find good solutions. Sometimes that includes surgery—sometimes it doesn’t! I only perform a procedure if I truly believe I can achieve outstanding results. In that way, I am a perfectionist.
How do you inspire intimacy in such a large office space?
Our Louisville location is a relatively large facility at 16,000 square feet because it houses a state-of-the-art plastic surgery clinical practice, a fully accredited on-site surgical center, the Cosmetic Breast Center, and CaloSpa—an 8,000-square-foot medi-spa. Our staff runs a smooth, efficient and very friendly office where every patient feels like our only patient that day. We strive to make everyone feel special.
Why did you become a plastic surgeon?
I found that plastic surgery allowed me to combine creativity, artistry and surgical skills to produce results that would change people’s lives.
What are some of your hobbies?
I am really into traveling, weight lifting, running, spending time with friends and family, theater and tennis.
How do you start each day?
I get up at about 5 a.m., do paperwork, read and work out prior to my 7:30 surgery.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Affiliation:American College of Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Kentucky Medical Society
A Minute With
Three words that best describe me
Funny, caring, hardworking
How i make the best first impression
By placing the patient at ease with laughter and authenticity
Most outrageous medical myth i’ve heard
“My implants will explode when I fly
on a plane”
My happiest professional moment
I delivered 18 lectures in three days as the keynote speaker for The Aesthetic Workshop in Melbourne, Australia
What i love most about my profession
The creativity and artistry that differentiate good from great
The future of my field
Stem cells and stimulation of native cells to be more youthful
“To whom much is given, much is expected”
Celeb photo patients most often bring
What i can’t live without
The gym and my personal trainer
My most unique personality trait
On the surface I am carefree
and funny, but underneath
I’m caring, empathetic
and deeply thoughtful
My best advice for patients
Don’t feel guilty, you
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Lift
- Revisional Breast Surgery
- Cosmetic Facial Surgery
- Bodylift / Thigh Lift
- Post Weight-Loss Surgery
- Facial Lasering
- Arm Lifts
- NeoGraft Hair Transplant System
- Fat Transfer
I had saline breast implants done 17 years ago, and they are beginning to sag. What is the average cost to have new implants done, and will I also need a breast lift done at the same time?What our experts say:
Saline implants can sometimes cause stretching in the lower poles of the breast. More common factors that would cause sagging are having children and age. The cost for a Removal and Replacement breast augmentation will differ from doctor to doctor and demographic area. The size of implant you choose and the possible need for a lift can also change the surgery cost. For instance if you choose a smaller implant, the pocket created for your current implant may need to be revised or if you require a breast lift in conjunction with the augmentation your cost will change. A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon will help you understand more clearly what procedures you will need to meet your needs and expectations.
Is it true that a common recovery complication in a tummy tuck is the sutures splitting during the healing process?What our experts say:
Spitting sutures are common, but we find that they are less common among tummy tuck patients and more common among breast augmentation patients. Not truly seen as a complication, spitting sutures are dissolvable sutures that can sometimes break through the surface of the skin “spitting” or “poking” their way out. They can cause slight discomfort or tenderness to the touch but they can be easily removed. If you experience a spitting suture just let your doctor’s office know and they can schedule you to have them removed. A typical appointment for suture removal is no more than 15 minutes.