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A Bra “Garden” for Breast Reconstruction Awareness at Vero Cosmetic

Superwoman’s Bra?

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Have you ever seen the old Superman TV show that would open with the woman pointing and exclaiming,  “Look! Up in the Sky!  Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  (No, it was Superman.)

Looking at this photo now you might ask, “Is it a bird?”  (Yes, there is a bird on it, for sure).  Is it a plane?  (Well it ain’t a plain old bra, that’s for sure.)  And it represents SUPERWOMAN.  All of the women who undergo breast reconstruction are truly SuperWomen!

At the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses convention in Boston last weekend, October 16-19, 2015, attendees could bid to take home their favorite decorated bra.  This fun auction was held to bring awareness to the fact that US law requires insurance companies to pay for breast reconstruction after cancer surgery in the breast area.  Plastic surgeons all over the world reconstruct after breast cancer and “make women feel beautiful again.”    There were bras studded with bottle caps, bras covered with hard candies, one spray painted silver to look like armor, —and then there was this one—a “garden” of moss with birds, flowers, butterflies and a fat ladybug.  Loren Clancy was high bidder in the auction to win this “tribute” to women and breast reconstruction.  It’s on display in our office at 1255 37th Street, Suite D, Vero Beach, FL.

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ASPS Conference in Boston

New England during ASPS show in Boston

New England during ASPS show in Boston

The maple trees were blazing red, yellow, and orange (photo taken Saturday morning Oct. 17)  in New England while the Fraziers attended The Meeting 2015 – the annual conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS).  Comedian Jay Leno will close the conference tonight entertaining the thousands of plastic surgeons who came in from around the world for 5 days of classes, exhibits, panel discussions, and updates on the latest techniques in plastic surgery.  Dr. Frazier always enjoys the five hour discussion on the newest things that work (and don’t work) and the incredible advances in surgery.

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I just received an email from a high school friend with a picture of a mature woman climbing into a dryer at a laundromat.  The caption said: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves into a dryer for … Continue reading

The nose knows

Did you know that the taste buds on your tongue only detect if foods are sweet, sour, salty or bitter?  So how do you “taste” if you are eating liver or swiss cheese?  The aroma hits the smell receptors in your nose which send the smell signal to your brain.  Your brain quickly processes the aroma and you get the message you have something “yucky” or pleasant in your mouth.   

Looking forward to being as self sufficient as possible someday.

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Christmas 2011

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Our jane iredale makeup featured in various April magazines

In our special Skin Care event on April 15, 2011 at Vero Cosmetic Surgery and MediSpa, we will be telling you about skin care PLUS special discounts for jane iredale makeup.  Call to reserve a chair at this event and get your discount card.

Come see us for a free lunch April 15, 2011

We carry a full line of mineral make up from jane iredale company, including lipsticks, glosses, foundations, eye shadows / liners, and concealers.  This mineral-based makeup is actually good for your skin instead of clogging pores or creating blemishes.  You can even fall asleep in it! 

During April you can find jane iredale THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP featured in O Magazine, Shape Magazine, and Martha Steward Living.  You will also find it all the products listed in our STORE at http://www.verocosmetic.com .  Just click on the jane iredale link to see and order makeup. 

Click to dispense concealer to the brush in this most excellent applicator!

Classified as Bizarre

All of us at Vero Cosmetic Surgery and MediSpa know that LAUGHTER is good medicine, even if you find your amusement from rather bizarre ads. The London Telegraph compiled these below from Craigslist.com

(Unless you have had stitches recently), throw back your head and laugh with us as we peruse these actual internet ads:

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“Tuesday night around 11:30. On 53rd btw 1st and 2nd. You came out of the subway and I followed you. You looked over your shoulder, saw me and started walking faster. I ran up, grabbed your arm, took your purse and ran away. I’ve done many a snatch-and-grab but no one has ever stuck in my mind like you. There was a quick moment when our eyes met that I felt something strong. I think you felt it too. If I wasn’t so shy (or so committing a crime) I would have asked your name. I, of course, later got your name from your drivers license. So Jennifer if you’d like to get together for a drink sometime get back to me.”

“I’ll give you $2 + cost if you’ll deliver me some orange juice with receipt. I’m too lazy to get it myself.”

“My fiancé and I are getting married in June. He has eight groomsmen lined up, and I only have one bridesmaid. So I need some girls who are attractive and around my age to stand up in my wedding. You have to be hot, but not hotter than me.”

Actual cat shown in ad

“This destructive kitty has been trained as a proud warrior and will fiercely defend your house, even against you. Has a very soft and furry belly, like a teddy bear – however he will bite your face if you try to touch it. For the love of God, someone please take this thing out of my house.”

“I’m a female in my mid-60’s, and I am looking for a roommate. I am willing to rent out the bathroom in my 1 bedroom east village home. My bathroom is large. You can easily put a twin air mattress in there. I only ask that when I need to use the bathroom, you and the twin air mattress are not in it. I do ask that when you are in the apartment, you confine yourself to the bathroom. I do not feel comfortable with a stranger walking around my living room.”

Passing along some fun facts for Presidents’ Day

All those mouths to feed.                                                                     Several presidents have had no children but #10 John Tyler made up for them.  He fathered 15 children.  After he was widowed, his second marriage was to a young socialite 30 years younger.

 Ring…Ring…
Rutherford Hayes was the first president with a telephone.
Alexander Graham Bell installed the phone himself.

The Long & Short of It.
At 6’4″, Abe Lincoln was our tallest president. James Madison
was the shortest, standing 5’4″ (and weighing less than 100 pounds).

Say Cheese!
James Polk was the first president to be photographed.AdamsGator

Tipping the Scales.
John Q. Adams is said to have had a pet alligator. Apparently, he even kept the reptile in the White House. Perhaps he captured it from the Potomac River as it was his custom to swim nude in the river (whenever weather permitted) each day.

Too Much Horsepower.
Ulysses S. Grant was issued a speeding ticket for riding his horse too fast along a Washington street.

Not So Lost in Translation.
President Garfield was ambidextrous. It’s been said you could ask him a question in English and he could write the answer in Latin with one hand and in Greek with the other…simultaneously. 

Want to be a Doctor or President when you Grow Up?                        William Henry Harrison was the only President who studied to be a doctor.  He was President only 30 days before dying of pneumonia.

How are your resolutions?

A great habit

Okay we are approaching 40 days into the New Year 2011.  How are you doing with the resolutions and good changes for 2011 in your life?  At 3 weeks, you have begun to form a good habit.  New research  from Britain shows that you are pretty well established in that habit after  66 days.   So we have a few more days to go to solidify those good habits.  

And what if you have missed a few days in establishing a routine?  Don’t give up.  Dr. Frazier and the staff always tell people that they can easily tack on good habits like exercise or putting on sunscreen to their daily lives by adding them to other routines.  You already have the habit of reaching for the toothbrush, washcloth or deodorant stick each morning, don’t you?  

First, put the vitamin bottle, the sunscreen bottle, or the notecard to memorize a new French verb next to the toothbrush that you reach for.   Secondly, keep the task simple.  Putting on sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage and those dark age spots takes about 30 seconds.  Study the French verb and repeat it as you get dressed.  Or tape it to the bathroom mirror and go over it while you shower.   Keep it simple so the task won’t seem burdensome.  Soon it will be a normal part of your routine.  

With modern electronics, it’s so easy to set a daily timer on the Android or I-phone as a reminder to exercise or do a task.  One of our friends who is worried about osteoporosis  has a phone timer that goes off daily to remind her to take her calcium and vitamin D.  If the timer goes off and she hasn’t taken her pills, she can hit the snooze alarm on the phone.  When the timer goes off and she has already swallowed the calcium, she can pat herself on the back and reinforce that she is taking good care of herself.    On top of that, she has purchased a daily pill holder that she fills every Sunday for the week.  That reminder stays next to the coffeepot where she will see it each morning.   

Psst, here’s a little secret— if you haven’t started yet, the Health And Benefits International Training Squad (aka H.A.B.I.T.S.)  will truly allow you to make resolutions in the middle of February.  What habit do you need to build to make 2011 and the years to follow better for you?  Let’s get started!