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April Newsletter


Here it is, the last day of April… and your April newsletter.  This month has come and gone very quickly.  I had the opportunity to be my daughter’s roadie for two fantastic sailing regattas this month.  We added a new face to the team (read on!) and said goodbye to my medical assistant (and good friend), Kelly.  We aren’t doing goodbyes, so I’m not going to get emotional about the note I found today.  Best of luck in the next chapter of your life, Kelly.  I will miss you, too.

Introducing… Ashley Ford!

Ashley comes to us with six years of experience as a medical assistant in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Endocrinology, and Family Medicine.  She is a wonderful addition to the team!


This April newsletter will spotlight my most commonly performed surgery, a different way at looking at nasolabial creases, and a super scrub.  Read on!
Surgery Spotlight:
Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, breast implants, boob job… however you call it, this surgery makes breasts larger.  This is one of the most commonly requested and performed plastic surgeries across the country (and in my practice!).  This is a surgery where one size does not fit all (see more of my thoughts on size here).  Some women are looking to restore what changed after having children.  Others want to look more balanced between their hips and their chest.  Many don’t want their change to be obvious (and it doesn’t have to be, unless that is what you want).  The reasons are varied and personal.

Breast implants are safe for use, including those filled with silicone.  The silicone implants used today are very different than those used in the 1980s and 1990s.  Most of my patients opt for silicone implants because of their natural look and feel, and most of my patients opt for a dual plane implant position (under the muscle at the top and under the breast only at the bottom) for a natural appearance and a low risk of complications.

With warm weather FINALLY arriving for spring, bathing suit season is not far off.  Most women who have this surgery can return to work in a week, with a few more weeks required before hitting the pool, hot tub, and plane.   For more information, please call the office to make an appointment at 248-273-7700.

Nonsurgical Spotlight:
I am frequently asked to inject nasolabial folds, but I don’t do it as often as I am asked.  Why?  Nasolabial folds (aka parenthesis around the mouth) are the symptom of a different problem:   loss of volume in the cheek.  Nasolabial creases are an anatomical zone that even young kids have when smiling.  The reason they become more prominent as we age is–in my opinion–because of the parallel line created in the cheek as gravity takes its toll and the cheek sags.  Injectable fillers can restore volume and give back the “apple” of the cheek.  Once this is restored, those nasolabial creases become much less noticeable.  Sculptra, Lyft, Defyne, Radiesse, Voluma… all of these fillers can work in the cheek.    Treatment is performed in the office with topical anesthesia.  For more information, call 248-273-7700.
Product Spotlight:  Detoxifying Scrub Mask

Who doesn’t love a little exfoliation with beads that don’t hurt marine life?  This scrub is versatile–you can use it on wet skin, dry skin, or even as a spot treatment on acne.  The biodegradable beads gently exfoliate dead skin cells.  The clay minerals absorb sebum and remove impurities.  The coconut-based complex hydrates the skin.  The result is smoother and more even toned skin.  If you can’t make it to the office to purchase this product, email me for an access code to purchase it online!

This is the BEST part about what I do.

April 2018


Over the past six weeks, I have been out of the office almost as much as I’ve been in the office.  This is not the norm for me.  I had back to back wonderful opportunities that I could not pass up:  to visit Italy for an international sailing regatta with my daughter and my mother, and to accompany my daughter to a  national level sailing regatta in Key Biscayne, Florida.  I could not have been out of the office for so long without the support of my partner, Dr. Anthony Youn, and my amazing team.  Thank you.  I also could not have done with without the love and support of my wonderful husband, Rob.  Thank you for being both dad and mom to the boys while I was gone for so long!  Finally, I’m so grateful to have a career that I love.  I missed my work and my patients.  I’m so glad to be back home!