The purpose of PSDrMom is multi-fold. I wanted to create a space for individuals interested in being the best version of themselves. That sounds like a very general statement- well, maybe. But in this journey we call life, we have only one go around to make the most of things. There are enough outside stressors in this world- why continue to beat ourselves up or suffer with physical insecurities that can be changed? It is a privilege to help people feel better about themselves and feel more comfortable with their bodies. Maybe you have thought about plastic surgery. Maybe you’ve even had a consult. Perhaps you have unanswered questions, or even unasked questions. It is my hope to de-mystify plastic surgery and address your real-life questions and issues surrounding aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
The desire to share my opinions as a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and mother, stems from my passion to help others achieve their aesthetic goals and dreams. I have been privileged to have had many excellent mentors- both men and women- who have contributed to shaping me into the individual that I am today. I am forever grateful and indebted to their guidance. So, what qualifies me to write a blog? Great question! As a novice blogger, please recognize that the writings of this blog are strictly my opinions, which are based on years of excellent medical training and personal life experiences. That said, the content does not constitute medical advice, and one should most certainly consult with their board-certified plastic surgeon for personal recommendations.
As a brief introduction, I am a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, a wife, and a mom. We are blessed to have a young daughter…and a son on the way! I was born and raised in San Antonio, but left Texas for 15 years to pursue my medical training. After graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University (Go Tigers!) and being honored to spend a year in Germany as a Fulbright scholar, I attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. I then migrated westward, where I was privileged to train at Washington University in St. Louis for my plastic surgery residency. I completed fellowship training in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery with Dr. Dennis Hammond in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As the saying goes, you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl…so I returned to my beautiful hometown, where I opened my practice in late 2015. On a personal level, I am passionate about family time, exercise, travel, and painting. I aspire to one day be a master skier, golfer, and gardener. My pregnant belly currently hinders the first two aspirations for the immediate future, and I’m convinced that the green-thumb gene skipped a generation. (My mother can just look at something and it grows!) Thus, I’m sticking with my day job as a plastic surgeon for now.
The decision to have plastic surgery is a very personal one. As the owner of a small boutique practice, I take great pride and pleasure in being able to take the time to listen to my patients, understand their goals, and create a unique plan for each individual. This personalized approach to care allows for both excellent outcomes and lasting relationships. As a result of having had a very negative personal experience at a doctor’s office, with a cold “next-in-line, take-a-number” approach to patient care, I vowed to create a warm, welcoming, comfortable environment for my patients.
I look forward to the opportunity to share some personal insight about plastic surgery, motherhood, and life in the coming months. (I don’t profess to be an expert in the latter two!) My goal is to answer your burning questions without boring you. I hope to have the chance to someday meet you in person.
Until next time…
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