On October 5th, we will be having our third annual charity fashion show benefiting The Donna Foundation.
Every day in our community, a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend learn they have breast cancer. Their thoughts become about surviving the journey they will now travel to heal physically and emotionally. Unfortunately for some women, their focus becomes “how will I survive financially”? This was what inspired First Coast news anchor and three time breast cancer survivor, Donna Deegan, who so graciously shared her own personal struggle publicly. Donna has brought such awareness in our community to this disease and celebrated many accomplishments with The Donna Foundation. All the money raised stays right here in our local community to assist those women with breast cancer with their most critical needs. . Now in our 9th year, the Foundation has assisted over 5,000 women and raised over $2,000,000.00.
The Donna Foundation has partnered again this year with Parkway Plastic Surgery to host the 3rd annual “An Evening on the Pink Carpet” to be held at the Florida Theatre on Friday evening October 5, 2012. Dr. Rebecca Glasser of Parkway Plastic Surgery has once again invited her patients who have undergone breast reconstruction after mastectomy to model fashions from various local stores and boutiques. Donna Deegan will also be on stage and modeling at the event. If you have not attended the fashion show event in past years, you missed a great event! This was a very emotional and uplifting event as it gave a group of women a chance to express themselves onstage and redefine themselves as someone other than a breast cancer survivor. The past shows have been such a tremendous success with both men and women attending.
The success of this year’s event will be credited largely to our sponsors and contributors. By participating as a sponsor, your organization will lend its name and financial support to the event and so appropriately in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have several levels of sponsorship packages as outlined. You can select the level of participation that best meets your needs, and be secure in the knowledge that your sponsorship fee will be used to help The Donna Foundation continue its mission of “Caring for Women Living with Breast Cancer”.
We’re counting on your support! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY AT PARKWAY PLASTIC SURGERY!!!!!
Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the efforts of The Donna Foundation and make a difference in your community!
Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Prior surgery
Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- You have realistic expectations
- You do not smoke
Although the results of an abdominoplasty procedure are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone abdominoplasty surgery.
What a tummy tuck won’t do:
Tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Also, tummy tuck operations cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally the treated areas below the belly button.
Call us at Parkway Plastic Surgery to schedule a free consultation for tummy tuck surgery.
We all remember the devastation of discovering a blemish minutes before a big dance in high school, but just because we aren’t teens anymore doesn’t mean pimple problems are gone for good. Unfortunately, the blemish before the big dance has been replaced with the blemish before the big meeting. Since acne is a lifelong nemesis for many, there’s never a bad time to become better educated about ways to prevent and treat acne breakouts.
Beyond chocolate as the culprit. Acne starts in your skin’s oil glands. Normally, this oil, known as sebum, travels up your follicles carrying dead skin cells to the surface of your skin. However, your pores can become blocked by an increase in hormones that stops the oil from reaching your skin and causes bacteria to grow in the follicle.1 Your body takes action against infection, causing the area to become inflamed, which results in those small, dreaded red sores, as well as blackheads and whiteheads. While your body learned to cope with the abundance of oil produced throughout adolescence, you’ve probably resigned yourself to ride out the annoying flare-ups since. Well, you’re not alone—adult acne affects more than half of all women and a quarter of all men at some time in their adult lives.2
Don’t surrender. If you suspect that your cosmetics may be contributing to your blemishes, try to spend a few weeks makeup-free and observe the results. It’s also important to cut down on stress and stick to a regular skin care regimen, which includes washing your face every morning and evening. While that’s a great start, there are times when it may not be enough. Supplement your regimen with a product that helps treat the condition with the Obagi CLENZIderm M.D.™ System. CLENZIderm M.D. is the only prescription-strength acne system that contains a unique form of 5% benzoyl peroxide designed specifically to penetrate to the root of your acne problems.
Clear skin fast and help maintain a healthy complexion for a lifetime with CLENZIderm M.D. Also, be sure to see your dermatologist at least once a year. We carry Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. at Parkway Plastic Surgery. Call or stop in today to purchase.