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May – Honoring Moms and Nurses

May is such a busy month for all of us! Mother’s Day. (Thanks, Mom.) Nurses’ Day. (Thanks to ALL the nurses!) Graduations, tourist season starts, garden season starts, and lovely long days are here. May is also skin cancer awareness month, so please remember to use sunscreen! We all are so happy to see the sun, but it can come back to haunt us years later.

This month’s picture is of a mother wildebeest and her calf. I was lucky enough to see calving season in Tanzania in February. May is calving season for the moose here in Alaska, and of course we all give our moms a special thanks in May for all they did for us. Skinceuticals makes a great Mother’s Day gift. They have a fantastic sunblock.

For those of you that are mothers, the mommy make-over including a breast lift and tummy-tuck can be a great present to yourself. Since none of us ever seems to have enough time, we have been seeing a lot of patients opt for Coolsculpting instead of the full surgical procedure and associated recovery time of a tummy tuck or liposuction. Coolsculpting is done here in the office, and you are awake while you are treated.

I still do abdominoplasty surgery (tummy tuck), of course, and if you have a lot of loose skin, the abdominoplasty is the best way to address it, but definitely Coolsculpting has a role.

We are excited to be participating with Cosmetassure. This is an insurance plan to cover any medical complications of cosmetic surgery. So many of us have high insurance deductibles, or policies that exclude coverage for cosmetic surgery complications. So, Cosmetassure is just an extra degree of safety for your tummy tuck, liposuction, or breast lift mommy make-over. (Our moms always told us to be careful, didn’t they?)

One last little bit of news for May: we have had a lot of requests for summer hours. (Alaskans love to fish and camp.) So, starting on Friday, May 16 we will have Friday summer hours. Our office will be open from 7:00 am – noon on Fridays during the summer.

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Today’s Woman show on April 26 – 27. We look forward to seeing you. Your Coolsculpting coupon expires on June 27!