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You’re Invited to The Face Place “Girl’s Night Out” Holiday Event

You’re Invited to The Face Place “Girl’s Night Out” Holiday Event
By Pamela Gott, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Aesthetic Injector

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, and with our thoughts turning to shopping, holiday events, and out-of-town guests, why not take a few moments from your hurried schedule and do something special just for yourself? Have you ever considered recapturing that healthier, more radiant looking you? Why not?

I would like to personally invite you to attend what promises to be an exciting “Girl’s Night Out” Holiday Event that will allow you to discover all of the latest products and techniques that can provide you with all-natural, elegant results without surgery. Our event will be held on Tuesday, November 15, from 5 to 7:30 pm. Enjoy refreshments, great conversation, meet new friends, and ask questions. We will be offering special event pricing and drawings for both products and services.

Not sure if facial rejuvenation is for you? This event is the perfect opportunity for you to answer all of the questions you’re likely to have. As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with a master’s degree in nursing, in addition to being a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), I invite you to discover for yourself just how you might benefit from our skills and unique ability to artistically create and transform your present look into a more youthful and younger you.

I would also like to extend a special invitation to you to attend our Lunch and Learn on Monday, November 21, from 12 to 1 pm, where we will discuss “Hand Rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers.” Space is limited, so we request that you RSVP by Wednesday, November 16, at 865-789-3162.

We live in exciting times, and breakthrough medical innovations offer each of us the opportunity to recapture our youth. But it’s your face, so I encourage you to carefully select a medical practitioner before you undertake any cosmetic procedure. Choose wisely.

The Face Place™
10404 Jackson Oaks Way
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.789.3162
www.thefaceplacetm.com
Supervising Physician Vaughan Hall, MD

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Knox Essential Oils

Knox Essential Oils
Change: The Only Constant in Life

We have some exciting changes to announce at Knox Essential Oils, but first let us take this opportunity to thank everyone for their tremendous support and encouragement during the last year. Thanks to your continued interest in essential oils, our sales have continued to grow, as has your demand for even more information on oils and their use.

Because our clients find it convenient to consult with us not only during our normal business hours, but evenings and weekends too, we have decided to eliminate our “brick and mortar” store in lieu of the convenience of our new online store that so many of you have requested. With our new direction, we will be able to be able to provide an even higher level of service to those of you interested in learning more about the benefits of essential oils. We will still be available for personal consultations, home parties, work groups, lunch and learns, and more, allowing us to reach many more people and providing a greater presence. We will also be available for a variety of special interests groups such as children with special needs, military veterans, and natural health organizations.

For your convenience, our store will remain open during this transition throughout November. Afterwards you may still make your purchases of your favorite essential oils at www.knoxessentialoils.com, or you may contact us at 865-474-1340 or email us at info@knoxessentialoils.com.

If you are interested in signage and/or t-shirts, Hemp Monkeys Graphics will continue to provide these services. Please contact us at 865-474-1340 or email us at info@hempmonkeysonline.com.

Knox Essential Oils
4928 Homberg Drive, Suite A-5
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.474.1340
www.knoxessentialoils.com

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Garde Bien Spa Salon

garde-bien-spasalonHair Loss Hurts

Hair loss is just one of many side effects of chemotherapy visible to others.  At Garde Bien, we simply want you to have the most natural and beautiful hair options available both during and after your treatment. Garde Bien has become the preferred choice among women searching for alternative hair options during and after treatment, including wigs, hairpieces, volumizers, and extensions. Working with alternative hair is our passion.

Wig: Not a four-letter word anymore!

Because today’s treatments are so vastly improved, many women can return to work and remain active, so maintaining your natural haircut, color, and style is fantastic! And because human hair wigs have improved as well, they now offer women the beauty and comfort they’re searching for. Garde Bien clients are able to achieve a look so natural that even their husbands and kids have to look twice.  Human hair is an economical investment lasting years with proper care while replacing regular salon visits.

Thoughtful guidance from an expert stylist

A master stylist for nearly 40 years, Garde Bien owner and founder, Stacey Handel, has acquired all of the important skills needed to properly recommend, fit, and style the variety of human hair options available to her clients. Stacey has acquired multiple certifications throughout the U.S., including Beverly Hills exclusively, and with the world’s top quality wig designers in England to provide her clients with the variety of textures, densities, and colors, as well as cap designs, for partial or complete hair loss. As a national educator with Evolve, Stacey shares her skills with women asking for wearable hair; a unique option for partial hair loss. These highly specialized experiences enable Stacey and her staff to fit each client with a custom color and to cut these full or partial wigs to blend into an existing hairstyle or to completely transform their look. That’s why women fly from all across the country to visit Garde Bien.

Go dancing!

It’s not just about what you look like on the outside; it’s more than hair quality, style, and color. A great medical wig or cranial prosthesis helps you feel and look great from the inside, too.  Top medical wigs are hypoallergenic, hand-knotted for lightness and breathability, and very comfortable.  Silicone and polyurethane are added for grip and stability for confidence, even while dancing.  Choose from a variety of fine, medium, or course human hair fibers for the most compatible appearance. But, most importantly, it’s about the expert prosthesis stylists who create, cut, and color human hair to your desired style.  We now even offer human hair brows in a variety of shapes and colors.

Home care is a breeze! 

Wigs can be removed to shampoo, dry naturally, and style at home with lessons from us and the proper tools (such as a blow dryer, iron, and rollers), or you can bring them to us for styling and maintenance every few weeks if you prefer.

It’s also about giving back!

Garde Bien also accepts gently used wigs that they refurbish.  In conjunction with local medical centers, they provide a lower cost option for many women who need financial assistance in human hair and synthetic wig selections.

It’s time to get started!

Many brands are exclusive to Garde Bien SpaSalon. Samples of the various hair types and caps are available to learn individual preferences. Orders can arrive in one day or five days with free shipping. Call to schedule a private fitting during a risk-free consultation appointment. In addition, your first haircut on human hair full cranial prosthesis is complimentary. To learn more, call Stacey or Jenn at 865-671-1996 or visit www.gardebien.com.  We’ve Got Hair When You Don’t.

Garde Bien SpaSalon, Inc.

12752 Kingston Pike, Suite 101

Knoxville, TN 37934

865.671.1996

www.gardebien.com

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Reconstructing the Reconstruction

By Jason J. Hall, MD, FACS

In the past few years, we have seen a quantum shift in the treatment of breast cancer.  Medical treatments for breast cancer – chemotherapy, hormone treatments, and genetic treatments – have changed significantly, and although no cancer treatment is “easy,” newer therapies are much more effective and patient-friendly than in the past.  Likewise, radiation treatments have become more targeted, meaning less “normal” tissue is affected.

Surgical treatments for breast cancer have also undergone significant changes.  Here are just a few:

» Mastectomy techniques have changed for the better.  Gone is the “breastbone to armpit” scar of the “old” mastectomy; a modern mastectomy respects the anatomy and shape of the breast instead of destroying it.  Contemporary mastectomy incisions are designed like breast reduction or breast lift incisions with the assistance of the plastic surgeon responsible for reconstruction.

» Nipple-sparing mastectomy techniques have been proven safe and effective.  In the right patients, a mastectomy that spares the nipple can result in a reconstruction that is difficult to differentiate from a normal breast.

» The “lumpectomy,” or partial mastectomy, is becoming more common.  In women who are able, removal of the tumor itself, sparing the rest of the breast, is becoming a more common form of surgical treatment.  The lumpectomy must be combined with radiation treatment but with newer forms of radiation (such as implantable radiation treatments or “partial breast” irradiation).  This is quickly gaining favor among breast cancer patients.

» Lymph node removal is rarely performed anymore.  With the advent of targeted “sentinel” lymph node biopsies, removal of the lymph nodes of the armpit are no longer routinely performed.  Removing the lymph nodes can cause severe arm swelling, which is difficult to treat without sophisticated surgery.

» Breast reconstruction is being planned as part of the cancer treatment process.  The most important aspect of a cosmetic breast reconstruction is that as much normal tissue (skin and the fat immediately under the skin) is left behind as possible.  Collaboration between the general surgeon and plastic surgeon BEFORE surgery is essential for this to occur.   

The benefit of breast reconstruction for a woman’s psychological and physical well-being has been well documented.  Proper tumor removal is the most important factor in a successful reconstruction, and “newer” techniques that respect the anatomy of the breast are the best first steps to achieving a satisfying reconstructive result.  Once we, as plastic surgeons, are left with a healthy skin “envelope,” any number of techniques can be used to recreate the breast itself.   A few of the newer techniques include shaped silicone implants, fat grafting, and perforator flaps.

Shaped silicone implants.  Newer, breast-shaped implants allow us to recreate the normal shape of the breast and avoid the “stuck-on” look that was common in older reconstructions.  When combined with nipple-sparing mastectomy techniques, these newer implants can allow us to reconstruct a breast in a single stage instead of the three stages that were common in the past.

Fat grafting, where fat is harvested from one area of the body with liposuction and re-injected somewhere else, has allowed plastic surgeons to further recreate the natural shapes and curves of a beautiful breast.

Perforator flap techniques, such as the DIEP flap, allow for reconstruction of the breast without the need for implants.  A DIEP flap is a lengthy, complex operation that requires a few days in the hospital to recover.  Every year more plastic surgeons are adding it to the list of techniques they use for breast reconstruction.

If you are a woman (or know a woman) who had breast reconstruction already, you may have a reconstruction that isn’t satisfying or that you feel you have to “live with” for the rest of your life. This is not the case.  Fortunately, asymmetric, unnatural breast reconstructions can be salvaged or, in some instances, completely transformed using newer reconstructive techniques.

» Hollowness in the upper part of the breast can be eliminated.  A hallmark of older breast reconstruction techniques, this can be eliminated using fat grafting, shaped implants, or a combination of both.

» Breast crease asymmetries can be fixed.  Using newer, shaped implants or acellular dermal matrix, the crease below the breast can be recreated in an even position.

» Old transverse scars can be corrected, either surgically or with the use of laser treatments or fat grafting (which, in addition to adding shape, can significantly improve the quality and texture of overlying skin).

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Introducing Gallian Medical Group

gallian-medical-groupWhen husband and wife team, Scott Gallian, MD, and Lauren Gallian, NP, set out to create a fresh and new approach to providing full-service primary health care, they relied on their own past experiences, and the experiences of their dedicated team of health care professionals, to create Gallian Medical Group.

“As a former member of the United States Air Force, and having been employed as a physician within a large health care organization, I experienced health care on a variety of levels,” said Scott.  “The entire field of medicine has changed and will likely continue to evolve to where growing numbers of health care providers will become employees of large regional and national health care organizations.”

“We became increasingly concerned about this loss of independence that we know to be so important when working in partnership with our patients to help them achieve their optimal level of health,” said Lauren.  “Our goal was to combine the latest innovations in health care with the one-on-one relationships our patients were seeking but thought no longer existed.”

Gallian Medical Group may be new to the community, but their team of caring and compassionate health care professionals is not.

“Each of our medical team members has worked extensively in the health care industry, with one member having acquired 20+ years of experience,” said Scott.

Gallian Medical Group sees patients 12 and up, focusing on evidence-based medicine and close collaboration with patients. Dr. Scott Gallian and Lauren are providing full-service primary care, including wellness and nutrition management, x-rays, physicals, sport and D.O.T. physicals, disease and diabetes management, mood disorder management, hypertension management, and much more.  Conveniently located with even more convenient office hours, from 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, with walk-ins welcomed, you are invited to discover an all-new level of health care that puts you first.

Gallian Medical Group

10744 Hardin Valley Road, Suite 106

Knoxville, TN 37932

865.383.7223

www.gallianmedical.com

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Do You Wish Your Vision Was Perfect?

Premier EyecareIf you see 20/20, does that mean you have perfect vision?  If you are like most people in America, your vision is not perfect, especially without help.

Many refractive conditions exist, but the main three are myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), and astigmatism (distortion caused by a misshaped cornea or crystalline lens).  Depending on the severity of your refractive error, you may have several options, or you may be limited.

Wearing eyeglasses is the standard method of correcting refractive error.  Since our vision is very subjective, it is important to obtain an accurate prescription from an experienced eye doctor.  Of equal importance is the optician fitting your glasses and the quality of the eyeglasses.  Beware of cheap alternatives to high-quality eyeglasses.

Contact lenses are a good choice for those wanting an alternative to eyeglasses.  If you have ever been told that you are not a candidate for contact lenses, it may just be that you require specialty contact lenses.  Prescribing specialty contact lenses can be challenging and requires an experienced contact lens practitioner who is skilled in fitting specialty contact lenses along with the more standard contact lenses.

Refractive surgery is another option.  LASIK is the most popular refractive surgery and does come with risk.  However, many find the benefits outweigh the risk involved.

Dr. Fry has been prescribing specialty contact lenses for nearly 20 years and has been very successful in fitting patients who were told they were not good candidates for contact lenses.  Premier Eyecare has three licensed opticians on staff who are educated, trained, and licensed to fit eyeglasses properly.  LASIK consultation is also available. During your eye exam, you will encounter a friendly, well-trained staff, high-tech equipment, and a comfortable environment.

If you have not been satisfied with your vision, call Premier Eyecare today to schedule an appointment for an eye exam.  You may be surprised to finally see what you have been missing.

Premier Eyecare
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite A
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.966.0100

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Women’s Health and Medicine on the Move

By Kathleen O. Edmunds, MD

While many independent health practices are being swallowed up by huge hospital conglomerates, I remain a solo practice with an all-female staff where we strive to provide a level of compassionate caring for our patients that is growing increasingly more difficult to find today.  In fact, with our October relocation to an all-new, state-of-the-art medical office in Bearden, we will be expanding the gynecological services we offer to our patients.

With the belief that women’s health care should be affordable, our patients can now take advantage of the Mona Lisa Touch® laser therapy, which treats vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and urge incontinence at the lowest price in the Knoxville area.  We also offer low cash payment options for Gyn Ultrasounds, Dexa Bone Density Screenings, and 4D Obstetric Ultrasounds.  With so many patients having high deductibles, this may be a better option for many.

My passion for women’s health and medicine has only grown since I first started my practice 28 years ago.  We strive to provide all of our patients with the latest technological medical advancements, at prices they can afford, with an all-female staff committed to your privacy, empathy, and understanding.  Our investment in our newest facility will enable us to maintain our level of patient care that will go above and beyond what you might have come to believe was available.

To learn more about our full-service gynecological medical practice, which I am confident will exceed your expectations, as well as updates on the projected October opening of our newest, state-of-the-art medical office located on Kingston Pike in nearby Bearden, I invite you to follow us on Facebook or visit us at www.edmundsgynecology.com.  When it comes to women’s health and medicine, you deserve the very best treatment available!

Kathleen O. Edmunds, MD

930 Emerald Avenue, Suite 712
Knoxville, TN 37917
865.684.1766

www.edmundsgynecology.com

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Turner Orthodontics

Making Smiles Happen

 As the father of four young children, Dr. Andy Turner understands the importance of a beautiful, balanced, and healthy smile.

“Our smile is often the first impression we leave with others,” said Dr. Turner.  “A great smile also plays an important role in how we view ourselves, and our self-esteem – particularly with younger children – can impact just about every area of our lives.”Turner Orthodontics-1

 A life-long resident of Knoxville and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Dr. Turner went on to earn his dental degree and complete orthodontic training at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

 Everything Knoxville is excited to be able to feature this recent interview with Dr. Turner.

 EK: Dr. Turner, many people probably share a rather generic view of the field of orthodontics, yet there have been major advancements in this area that benefit your patients.  Describe some of these advancements for our readers.

Dr. Turner: That’s very true. Most people, especially adults, think of orthodontics as the bulky metal braces of the past. But the orthodontic industry has definitely come a long way since our “metal mouth” time period. The braces we use today are much smaller and much more comfortable for our patients. We use special self-ligating Damon® brackets that move teeth even faster and require fewer adjustments than your traditional brackets. They also come in clear, which is a popular option among our teen and adult patients.  In addition to the self-ligating brackets, we offer a completely “wireless” option called Invisalign®, which uses clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth over time. As you can imagine, this is a top choice for adults.

 EK: The father of four children, how has the patience and understanding you’ve learned at home benefited you with your younger patients and their parents?

 Dr. Turner: Both at home and in the practice, we have a lot of fun. I can easily relate to my patients and their parents.  I understand the struggles that parents have of getting their kids to brush properly, so it’s important that we work as a team.  At the end of the day, I know as well as they do that kids will be kids. But as a team, we can work together to make sure those smiles are cared for in the best way possible.

 EK: I think while many of our readers associate orthodontics with younger people, the truth is that a growing number of adults are seeking your professional services.  Explain.

 Dr. Turner: Yes, that is very true.  More adults today are choosing to get braces.

The only regret they have is that they didn’t do it sooner.  Braces today aren’t what they used to be.  Treatment length is shorter, and if you opt for Invisalign®, no one will even know you are wearing them.  Adults also benefit from improved self-confidence, which can lead to improvements in their professional and personal lives.  

 EK: How important is the communication that both you and your associates have with all of your patients and the parents of your younger patients?

 Dr. Turner: As I mentioned, it’s important that we tackle treatment as a team.  I want my patients and parents to understand what’s happening every step along the way and encourage them to ask questions.  If my patients understand what we are doing and why, I find they are more compliant. And it definitely puts parents at ease having that open communication.

 EK: You were recently honored by Invisalign®  as Knoxville’s Preferred Provider.  Tell us first about Invisalign® and this honor.

 Dr. Turner: Invisalign® is a way to straighten your teeth without braces.  Instead, we use clear aligners that are essentially invisible and can be removed.  The aligners are custom made for each patient, and as you work through a series of aligners, your teeth visibly improve as you progress through treatment.  This option is better suited for some people’s lifestyle and can simplify treatment. We have successfully treated a number of patients throughout the years with Invisalign® and received the designation by Invisalign® as a Preferred Provider.

EK: What words of encouragement can you offer parents whose children might require your services, or adults for that matter?

Dr. Turner: Getting started with braces is extremely easy, and it’s not a decision you will regret. I have seen first-hand how braces can change a person.  It’s amazing watching timid kids covering their mouths when they laugh transform into confident, outgoing teens during just a short period of time. It makes what we do that much more rewarding.  My advice to any parent is to come in for a free evaluation. You can see first-hand our office atmosphere, get to know my staff and me, and better understand the whole process. When you’re ready, we’re here.

 EK: Could you tell us a little bit about your newest location in Hardin Valley?

 Dr Turner: We are extremely excited about our new location in Hardin Valley.  We had the opportunity to design this location from scratch with our patients in mind.  We wanted to create an environment that patients didn’t mind coming to for their appointments. Our team makes every effort to make the experience a fun one for patients, with cool t-shirts, our popular selfie wall, and you never know when “Sweet Ride,” our ice cream truck, might show up. There’s never a dull moment, I can tell you that!

EK: How can people learn more about Turner Orthodontics?

Dr. Turner: Visit us online at www.knoxbraces.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/knoxvilleorthodontist.

Turner Orthodontics
120 Capital Drive, Suite 104
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.357.7878
www.knoxbraces.com

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Southeastern Dermatology

Spring Into a New You!

Southeastern DermatologyMany of us have experienced the frustration of not being able to rid ourselves from unwanted fat despite dieting and exercising. Patients seeking a solution to stubborn fat have a revolutionary new option. SculpSure, the first FDA cleared, non-invasive laser lipolysis treatment, is designed to create a permanent, visible reduction in hard-to-slim areas in just a single treatment. Southeastern Dermatology is the first dermatology office in Tennessee to offer this revolutionary treatment.

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is a state-of-the-art solution that relies on controlled laser technology. According to information from studies performed by the manufacturer, Cynosure, one 25-minute SculpSure treatment can reduce fat in target areas by up to 24%. For patients, this means SculpSure offers a quick, easy, almost-painless solution to a lifetime of insecurities.

The innovative technology behind SculpSure is based on heating targeted fat cells to the point of permanent destruction (apoptosis). The body’s immune system then takes over and removes the damaged cells. During the ensuing 6 to 12 weeks, the treated areas will shrink to their new shape. For patients, this means a quick and simple end to stubborn fat.

Why Choose SculpSure?

While there are several other non-invasive fat removal devices on the market, SculpSure sets itself apart from the others in several important aspects:

» SculpSure is very efficient. Each SculpSure treatment lasts 25 minutes from start to finish. Meanwhile, other similar treatments, including CoolSculpting, often last 60 minutes or longer. The short treatment time means that a patient could literally come in for a treatment during their lunch hour and return to work without any disruption in their schedule.

» SculpSure also offers the advantage of being a relatively painless procedure. Most patients feel a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment, which is generally well-tolerated.

» Fat cells treated with the SculpSure laser are heated to 42 to 47 degrees Celsius or 107 to 116 degrees Fahrenheit – just a little warmer than a hot shower. These temperatures do not damage the skin (which is actually further protected by contact cooling) and can be used on virtually any skin type.

» SculpSure is highly customizable, and just about any area of the body can be treated. There is also not a minimum amount of fat required for the treatment as there is with CoolSculpting.

» Studies suggest that SculpSure has a 90% patient satisfaction rate, and its RealSelf.com rating is 100% at the time of this writing.

As a board-certified dermatologist with more than a decade of experience in Knoxville, I can help you develop a body sculpting treatment plan to help you feel confident in your own skin. For more information about SculpSure and other treatment options, visit www.drdoppelt.com or call 865-474-8800 to schedule an appointment.

Southeastern Dermatology
1924 Pinnacle Pointe Way, Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.474.8800
www.drdoppelt.com

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Knoxville Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery

The Princesses and The Plastic Surgeon

By Jason J. Hall, MD, FACS

Recently a colleague of mine told me that he does not want his daughter growing up with the label of “princess” because he thinks it causes girls to develop a sense of entitlement and an obsession with the superficial.  I disagreed.  I view it as a term of endearment and told him that not only am I raising princesses, but I’m raising princesses who can change a tire, shoot a gun, and bait a fish hook.

Photo courtesy of Everything Knoxville

Photo courtesy of Everything Knoxville

My response got a laugh, but also got me thinking: How do I raise two girls to have a healthy body image and be happy with who they are when I’m a Plastic Surgeon? 

Regardless of what I do day in and day out, Dr. 90210, a character created and perpetuated by the media, is the stereotype of the plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, my daughters will have to contend with that public perception of what their father does as they grow up and begin to define who they are.

Is it hypocritical for me to tell my girls to be happy in their own skin and ignore the messages about being “skinny” and “sexy” that they are bombarded with when I am in the beauty business? How do I teach them to be self-assured and confident in themselves? How do I teach them to be unselfish young women?

After some thought, these are the answers I came up with:
» The girls need to know they’re loved unconditionally.
» They need to develop a healthy lifestyle early.
» They need to develop a generous heart.
» They need to learn the value of hard work and a dollar.
» In trying to teach these lessons, my actions need to speak louder than my words.

Knowing they’re loved
The girls need to know that I love them.  I’m the first man in their life, and I will always hold a special place in their hearts.  I am the barometer against which every other male that comes into their lives will be measured.  They need to know that my love does not come with a fee. They need to know that I love them for who they are on the inside, and nothing can change that.  The only way they will know that is by experiencing that – at home, every day.

Developing a healthy lifestyle
Our girls need to see that living a healthy lifestyle is more important than a dress size. So much of the media’s portrayal of exercise and health is one of deprivation and starvation – frankly, none of it sounds like fun.  My wife and I strive to live a healthy life and to make sure the girls are included.  We plan meals together, we eat together most nights, and we play together.  Outside playtime is important, and we make time for that – we try and make running around and sweating FUN.

Limiting “screen time” is important to us in that it both forces us to DO something and limits the reach of so many of the damaging media messages.  Those things, I hope, will pay off in that we will have healthy, active girls who don’t see eating well and daily exercise as a chore but as a normal way of life.

Growing up with a generous heart
We do not want our girls to be self-absorbed children, so we try our best to NOT model being self-absorbed parents.  We try to model living a life of service and hope that by living the message we’re teaching, they will live it as well.  We hope that they will learn that the needs of others come before their own and that they will understand that a life of service isn’t about their job but is about who they are as a person.

Learning the value of work
Starting now, while they’re young, we do our best to make sure our children know that the material things they enjoy have come at the expense of hard work and sacrifice.  For our oldest, we’ve started a chore chart, and the money she earns every week goes equally into three separate boxes marked spend, save, and give.  We hope this will not only teach her the value of a dollar, but the importance of saving and giving.

A word about cosmetic surgery
I have no doubt that the cosmetic surgery discussion will happen in my house at some point.  I have insights into the topic that few other fathers have and want to share those with anyone considering cosmetic surgery, my own daughters included.  However, what they need to hear is the same message anyone considering cosmetic surgery needs to hear: Cosmetic surgery should not be an outward attempt to create inner beauty; surgery should only serve to enhance it.

I don’t profess to have all the answers to my own questions – my wife and I are just doing all that we can to raise healthy girls with a strong sense of themselves and to equip them as best we can to deal with the pressures of the outside world. All that being said, they’ll always be my princesses.

Knoxville Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery
9239 Park West Boulevard, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37923
865.590.9409
www.drjasonhall.com

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