From the Corner Office
As I sit on the porch and watch the waves crash on the beach in South Carolina, surrounded by my beautiful family, the sun hits my face and I am thinking about life. Daniel Lanois plays in the background and as I listen to Brian Blade on drums (I have been playing drums since I was six and Blade is one of the greats) I start to reflect. In the past few weeks we have had to say goodbye to Amy Silverstein, my wife’s best friend of more than 35 years and my wife’s uncle, Jean-Marie Horovitz, who hosted and embraced our family for 40 summers!! They both left this world a better place, thanks to the lives they led. In particular, I would like to recommend a link to a commentary Amy gave for CBS Sunday Morning just before she passed:
Invariably, moments like this cause me to reflect on life’s joys, opportunities to make a difference for others, and the work still to be done. I am very fortunate to have a profession that fills me with passion and pleasure, giving me an opportunity to positively impact others every day. Thank you.
As I mentioned last month, I will be speaking in August at a national plastic surgery meeting in San Diego. One of my lectures will focus on reshaping faces using deeply placed injectable hyaluronic acid fillers (my Injecta-Lift procedure) to create natural appearing, yet often dramatic and long-lasting change without the downtime of surgical intervention. Even in my professional world, what I am doing with HA fillers for those who need it stimulates conversation and often inspires others to consider the full potential of these tools. Since leaving academic practice at Emory, I relish these opportunities to share my techniques and learn from my colleagues how they approach clinical challenges that we all face. I am intellectually tuned to be a life-long learner, which encourages me to think creatively, ultimately benefiting those under my care.
Lastly, I am asking for your help. As many of you are aware, our practice has two locations. Marietta, where I practice and West Cobb, where my Physician Assistant Kelly Houmand, PA-C practices. Of course, we have aestheticians practicing at both locations as well. We currently have three front office employees, two of whom spend time at both locations, and we are hoping to add a fourth. This is a vital office position as these staff members are the first and last to interact with our patients, thus leaving a lasting impression on those under our care. Ideally, this person would have experience in aesthetics, either in a plastic surgery, dermatology, or a cosmetic dental practice, or a spa environment. Most importantly, the individual should have a pleasant, outgoing professional demeanor, be eager to learn, and possess a desire to work in a practice with a focus on making people look and feel their best. If you know of someone who you think might be a good fit, please have them contact our office manager, Nicola Wellner, at 770-425-7575.
Have a wonderful, safe, and healthy summer! Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Seth A. Yellin, MD, FACS
Founder & Director, Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery, Laser & Aesthetics Center