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Resolve to Find your Best Self in 2018 

by Erin O’Connell

It’s resolution-making season, but sometimes resolutions can become another item to add to the “to-do” list. And we get it: life is busy. Time for self-care might seem impossible, and getting in shape or doing something good for yourself seems out of the picture. But being busy shouldn’t mean you should have to forego the opportunity to take care of you.

U.S. News reported that “80% of New Year’s resolutions fail” by the second week of February. Instead of setting a resolution for a specific goal or item, consider resolving to find your “best self” throughout the year. From “mommy makeovers” to skin rejuvenation, orthodontic treatment and more, you’re sure to find an option that will lead you to your best self.

Hilary Clary, Director of Marketing at Regional Plastic Surgery Center, explains that many women experience significant changes to their physique after childbirth, but surgical procedures can help get them to their desired image.

“Often their clothing does not fit and their self-confidence is diminished,” says Clary. “A mommy makeover is a set of advanced plastic surgery procedures, usually a tummy tuck and a breast lift or augmentation, which can be combined to address the unique aesthetic concerns following pregnancy.”

If surgery is the route for you, it’s important to know your surgeon’s credentials. “Before choosing a surgeon, people should ask a doctor if he or she is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery,” advises Clary.

Surgery might not be the best option for everyone, which is where Kathryn I. Kennelly RN, MSN, FNP­C, and owner of the Institute of Health Promotion (IHP) Weight Loss, provides other solutions.

Lisa, a patient with IHP Weight Loss, explains how she found success. “The secret to weight loss and maintenance is…do what the Nurse Practitioner tells you to do! IHP starts you out at your current level, and together you develop a plan that works for you.”

Other ways to find your best self in 2018? Dr. Matthew McBride, of Adams + McBride Orthodontics, helps patients find their best smile. His practice offers braces, Invisalign®, Orthognathic surgery to treat the jaw and correct TMJ issues and more. You are never too old to get the smile you dreamed of, and adult braces and Invisalign® have continued to grow in popularity. Says one adult patient, “I love the confidence I have with straightened teeth.  And the staff at Adams + McBride are always so encouraging and make you feel and look like smiling every day.”

Dr. Katrina Walsh, MD offers non-invasive procedures through Star Salon Medical Aesthetics Spa within her Women’s Care Texas practice. Patients have the option to receive hair reduction treatments, vein therapy and more. Their dynamic spa specialist team has more than thirteen years of combined aesthetic experience and is certified with the highest of standards in performing skin rejuvenation, skin care and laser hair removal.  With all of these treatment options, finding your best self is closer than you think.


Regional Plastic Surgery Center, www.create-beauty.com, 972.470.5000

Institute of Health Promotion (IHP) Weight Loss, www.ihpplano.com, 972.423.8110

McBride, of Adams + McBride Orthodontics, adamsmcbrideortho.com, 972.867.7207

Star Salon Medical Aesthetics Spa, Dr. Katrina Walsh, womenscaretexas.com, 972.378.3737

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