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Our Blog & News 2018-04-18T02:20:02+00:00

Cosmetic Concierge participates in a “Trans 101” panel presentation

The Mecklenburg Psychology Association (MPA) invited Cosmetic Concierge to participate in the "Trans 101" panel presentation to their members. The discussions were enlightening and we believe this kind of interdisciplinary activity is the key to offering world class services to the whole Charlotte community.

The Cosmetic Concierge staff attended the NC MedAssist Executive Luncheon

Dispensing Hope Our Charlotte neighbors are truly "Dispensing Hope" by providing prescription medications and medical supplies to the 360,000 uninsured citizens of NC! Thank you NC MedAssist, Novant Health, and all other sponsors for hosting this luncheon. 8% of the uninsured citizens in America live in North Carolina. Until changes are made to medicare laws, we will continue to try and care for one another in the meantime. The Cosmetic Concierge team is dedicated to giving professional care to ALL patients by providing flexible payment plans/options, community giveback initiatives, and truly caring about each individual we meet.

Cosmetic Concierge Volunteers with NC MedAssist

Cosmetic Concierge Volunteers with NC MedAssist Recently the staff of Cosmetic Concierge took time out to volunteer at the NC MedAssist monthly OTC (over the counter) give-away. We helped with the give away and we also saw people for free "lumps and bumps" consultations to look at lesions and give advice.  We will be offering follow-up care to the folks we saw today who would benefit from biopsies or minor procedures. We love our team and our Charlotte community, and always enjoy the chance to give back. For more information on NC MedAssist and these great events you can visit their website.  

Cosmetic Concierge at the LGBT in the SOUTH Conference

Come see Dr. Hope Sherie Saturday, March 19th at the LGBT in the SOUTH Conference in Asheville, NC. Dr. Hope Sherie, Practice Manager Noelle Thomas and Nurse Brynn Green will be participating in the pop up clinics at LGBT in the South Conference this Saturday, March 19th at Asheville–Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, NC. Dr. Hope Sherie will be giving presentations at 10 am and 2 pm and she will be doing free consultations after the presentations.

Breast Cancer Screening After Breast & Chest Surgery

Qnotes Volume 30, Number 12 I was happy to see Jeff Taylor's article in this month's Qnotes exploring breast cancer risk and the transgender community.  He makes an important point that we all, cis- and trans- men and women, have breast tissue which extends to the clavicles (collar bones) and into the axillae (underarms) and is retained after mastectomies in cis-women and chest reconstructions in trans-men. During ten years as a general surgeon I coordinated the surgeries and oncological care for cis-women with breast cancer, as well as 3 cis-men with the disease.  Now, as a cosmetic surgeon performing "Top Surgeries" for trans-men and women, I am often the first physician who [...]

Four Things You Don’t Know About Cosmetic Surgery History

Cosmetic Surgery Is Not A Modern Phenomenon. The history of cosmetic surgery goes as far back as 2000 B.C. In India and Egypt. In 600 B.C., the Indian doctor Acharya Sushrut published the Sushruta Samhita, a collection of medical texts about plastic surgery, the first of its kind. In ancient Egypt, reeds were used after nose reconstructions to keep the nostrils open as the nose healed.  In another part of the world, Roman physicians practiced their own nascent forms of cosmetic surgery during the first century. With a culture that highly valued the physique and beauty of the natural human body, ancient Roman surgeons worked to restore the [...]

5 Weird Things That Happen After Cosmetic Surgery

1. Random meltdowns You were worried going into surgery. A few helpful friends shared horror stories of their own cosmetic surgery experiences or, better yet, sent you links to the latest “fake surgeon operating out of a garage” story. But now a couple of days have passed, and you’re doing OK. In fact, you’re wondering what all the fuss was about. You’re getting around without help, piddling in the kitchen, and thinking that maybe a few yoga stretches wouldn’t hurt anything. You’re pretty sore, but you’re handling it. In fact, you’re kind of feeling like a warrior woman in an armor of foam & velcro compression garments that would [...]

Eat Raw, Be Beautiful.

So many reasons to eat raw fruits, veggies, and nuts. So, why don’t we all do it more often? It usually comes down to convenience and know how. I don’t want any of you to miss out on the scrumptious vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals, and antioxidants this natural medicine contains. And a raw smoothie is the perfect post-surgical meal. Cool, easy to digest–you can feel yourself healing from the inside out! I don’t believe in “Food Rules” per se. Life is messy. Pasta is yummy. Dinner with our friends and family also has multiple social and health benefits. But, I have continued to eat at least one raw meal a day for [...]

Not Your Mother’s Liposuction: Body Sculpting with VASER liposuction and Natural Fat Grafting

Yours truly in CC pink scrubs with cosmetic surgery experts, VASER lipsuction technologists, and Dr. Alfredo Hoyos (in black, to my right) at a body sculpting workshop in Miami. I recently spent an inspiring weekend at an intimate cosmetic surgery workshop in high definition body sculpting techniques with Dr. Alfredo Hoyos, the recognized world expert in high-definition body sculpting. For two days we operated together, sharing experiences, tips, and tools of the trade.   The world of cosmetic body sculpting is rapidly evolving from traditional “fat reduction” to true body reshaping.  Here’s why: VASER liposuction of athletic female lower back and waist with fat transfer to the [...]