Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey day is nearly upon us. And like many, I’ve been more reflective this week of the things I’m thankful for. But I have to ask: why do we only focus our energy looking for the positive one day a year? Did you know there are many benefits to being thankful each and every day?

I’ve been reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, a Harvard psychologist who studies happiness. It turns out that happy people are more successful. This is in contrast to the conclusion many of us make, which is that successful people are more happy.

So why does happiness lead to success? People who are happier have an advantage when it comes to assessing new situations. They look for the good, and often see opportunities that are missed by the more pessimistic among us. Our brains get very good at spotting patterns. So if you always look for the worst in every situation, your brain will skip right over a possible advantage. But the good news is happiness can be learned. If you want to teach your brain to find good things, look for good things in your every day life. One recommendation the author makes is to name three things you are happy about (or grateful for) every day, no matter how small. Today I am grateful for:

  1. Coffee with heavy cream.
  2. My kids making each other laugh over breakfast.
  3. Getting to talk with my mom on the phone.

So why wait until Thursday? Start right now and leave me a message in the comments: What are you thankful for?

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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What does liposuction cost?

Let’s talk a little bit about liposuction today. I’ve always loved lipo as a tool to make my patients look great. But now that I’ve experienced it personally, I’m an even bigger fan.

I had lipo of my stomach, hips, inner thighs and knees about three months ago. I was awake for the entire surgery. And if you’re thinking “say what?!”, let me reassure you I will talk about this experience in detail in a future post. But rest assured, you do not have to go under general anesthesia for liposuction. And the results are amazing! I’ve always had that little bit of pudge over my lower abs, and I am happy to report it is completely gone. No more muffin top, which means I’m rocking the hip-hugger jeans for the first time in my life!

But I digress. I promised to talk to you today about what liposuction costs. I’ve talked a little bit about the cost of cosmetic surgery in previous posts, but lets review what’s involved really quickly so you don’t have to link to another post. When you are handed a cost sheet at your surgery consultation, it will likely have the following items on it:

  1. The surgical fee. This is just the portion your surgeon charges.
  2. The facility fee. This is the cost for time at the surgery center or hospital where your surgery will be performed.
  3. The anesthesia fee. If you have surgery awake or just under light sedation, then this won’t apply.
  4. Other add-ons. This may include the cost of implants for a breast augmentation, or scar cream for after surgery.

I don’t know about you, but I hate feeling nickel-and-dimed, so I try to keep my cost sheets pretty all inclusive. This means I include the posteroperative compression garment and the scar cream in the cost, so that you aren’t being asked to pay for add-ons after the fact. The surgical fee, facility fee, and anesthesia fee are all based on the time involved. So liposuction the two variables are patient size (i.e. body mass index, or BMI) and how many areas we’re treating.

  • If your BMI is in the normal range (18.5-25) and we’re treating your stomach and waist, you can expect to pay around $5500. This would obviously be a little less if you didn’t have general anesthesia.
  • If your BMI is higher, say 30-35, then it would be more like $7500 to have your abdomen and waist treated.

Again, these numbers are just generalizations. If you would like a treatment plan personalized to your goals, please call me to schedule a consultation: (440) 974-8577.
You can also check out my website for more liposuction before and after photos.

Talk you to all again soon!

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Disclaimer: This webpage is for general information only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical illness, or give any specific medical advice. Because medical knowlege is constantly evolving, I cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information in this blog.