Friday, October 4, 2013

Going Under and Coming Out on Top

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the number one reason women have cosmetic surgery is because they are unhappy with their body.

Gee, that's a shocker... they had to do a study to figure that out?!

This study also said that almost 75% of women surveyed said they think about their size and shape every day.  Well, I say, quit fixating and do something about it!  Cosmetic surgery can be an ideal way to restore youthful contours, reclaim self-confidence and build self-esteem.  It’s no secret that a boost in confidence and positive self-image can contribute to a woman’s over all wellbeing.

By nature, women are nurturers. We are the care-givers. We don't have time to be sick, take off, lay around. Making the decision to go under the knife is a MAJOR decision for most women. It means you are putting yourself first and doing something for you, which can be uncomfortable for most women. Every now and then, you need to put yourself first and take a step to move yourself in a positive direction.  Why? "Because you're worth it."

I’ve introduced you to Dr. Diane Gibby in previous posts, and she tells me that while every surgical procedure has its risks, in the hands of a skilled surgeon and anesthesiologist, complications are extremely rare. “It is very important that the patient does everything possible to minimize any risk,” stressed Dr. Gibby. “That includes checking your surgeons and anesthesiologists qualifications and making sure the surgical facilities are accredited to handle emergencies.”

Did you get that... Not only do you need to do research on your doctor, you need to know who's administering your anesthesia.  Many people I know have a fear of the operating table. "What if I don't wake up" is something that I've heard women say many times. Again, we re the care givers. So, it's natural to be concerned about anesthesia. So, do your research and put yourself in the hands of skilled professionals.

There are several different types of anesthesia that can be used, which is why it is important to know who is qualified to administer it.
  • Anesthesiologist --An anesthesiologist is a medical doctor who has specialized training to administer all types of anesthesia. 
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist --Depending on state laws, CRNA may be able to administer anesthesia on their own or under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.
  • Anesthesiologist Physician Assistant --An assistant to an anesthesiologist can only administer anesthesia when supervised by a board-certified anesthesiologist. 
  • Your Physician--For procedures that only need topical, oral or local anesthesia, like fillers and laser treatments, you doctor can administer your anesthesia or write a prescription for anesthetic medication.
Not all cosmetic surgeries are performed in a hospital. In fact many procedures are performed in office-based facilities like the Women’s Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, an accredited ambulatory care facility, which offers women the convenience of day surgery for outpatient surgical procedures. The fully equipped, state-of-the-art operating room is staffed by trained surgical and recovery room professionals.

This post was brought to you by The Women's Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. For more information on Dr. Diane Gibby and the services provided her practice, visit  While I did receive compensation for authoring this post; product selections, descriptions, and opinions are 100% my own. Interested in a sponsored post or product review? Contact me for rates and details.

Sources: Anesthesia: A Look at Local, Regional and General Anesthesia; Consumer Information Sheet; Mayo Clinic;