Extol Magazine

OCT-NOV 2016

Extol Magazine Celebrating Southern Indiana is a local publication that covers stories about businesses people places or events throughout the cities of New Albany Jeffersonville Clarksville Sellersburg and Louisville KY

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Reaching Marc Salzman Salzman Cosmetic Surger y & Spa 4702 Chamberlain Lane Louisville, KY 40241 502.425.5200 www.itbecomesyou.com Among Dr. Marc Salzman's most common procedures are breast augmentation, revisional breast surgery, liposuction and facial surgery (facelifts, eyelids, noses and ears). He has about $2 million worth of equipment for laser resurfacing, tattoo removal, laser hair removal and treatment of leg and facial veins, as well as non-invasive technologies for fat-reduction and radio-frequency devices for skin tightening. "We're not entirely there yet, but already 80 percent of the growth in cosmetic surgery is in non-surgical, minimally invasive techniques," Salzman says. "But pushing the button on the laser and aiming it in the right direction is not the skill of doing laser surgery. e skill is choosing which laser for which problem, how many times and at what levels." She proclaims, "ey tell my story!" But apparently not too loudly. She recently had an MRI and mentioned to the nurse that she'd had skin-removal surgery. "Really?" said the healthcare professional. "But where are your scars? I don't see any." hanging from her upper arms. "It was uncomfortable, almost more uncomfortable than I'd been before I lost the weight," she says. "e skin chafed and rubbed, and hurt when I ran. I developed rashes. It played with my mental state. "Here I'd done all this work, lost all this weight, and I wasn't feeling any better about myself." She says Salzman put her immediately at ease, explaining what her options were – and were not. "He said I wouldn't get rid of this through exercise," she says. "He said, 'You can lift weights all day, do as many crunches as you want, this is just skin and there's nothing you can do. You've done your work. Now let someone else help you.' "He talked to me as a person, individualized my needs, focused on that which was important to me. He made it clear what needed to be done and what he would do. It was all about helping me, the patient. I didn't think I could find that anywhere else." e five-hour procedure was called an "extended tummy tuck." "ree large babies had extended my abdomen," she explains. "Dr. Salzman had to sew my abdomen back to where it was supposed to be, moving muscles and skin." She says she lost weight so she could be around for her children and grandchildren, and to encourage them to think about a healthy lifestyle. Now, she says, she can play tennis with her daughter or run 15 miles without the pain of the extra skin, or having to run in a long-sleeve shirt in the heat just to cover up her arms. She was so happy about her procedure that she was even proud of her scars.

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