Drs Bunkis and Ekstrom in Guatemala 1985 and last week in MA
We are so blessed to be doing something we truly love to do, day in and day out! How many people do you know who are not happy with their jobs and are just counting the years or days until they can retire? Being happy at work and loving what you do is an overall productivity booster, enhances performance and increases the chance of financial success. People who enjoy their jobs are more likely to be positive, optimistic, motivated, learn faster, make fewer mistakes, and make better business decisions. People with positive attitudes are easier to work with and make better leaders. In any job there will be trying times and difficult people or situations to deal with. But the positives definitely outweigh the negatives for us. We both love being with people, learning about their lives and helping them. The people we have met through our work have become best friends, and opened up other opportunities for us – like the Money Loves Women podcast, the Consular Corps and the Sheriff’s Department. Yes, someday this too shall end for us, but while we are relatively healthy and continue to love what we do, we will just continue to enjoy our careers.
Spotlight on Plastic Surgery---Breast Augmentation
Many women feel that their breasts do not match their overall body physique. Few things can make a woman feel more attractive and sexier than receiving a breast size she perceives as perfect! Breast augmentation involves using implants to create fuller breasts or to restore breasts that never fully developed or may have lost volume due to weight loss or following pregnancy. Breast augmentation can increase the fullness and projection of a woman’s breasts, improve the balance and proportions of her figure and improve her self-image and self-confidence. Breast augmentation is one of the most common aesthetic surgical procedures performed in the United States. Implants may be filled with saline (salt water) or silicone gel but most of our patients choose the latter since breasts enhanced with silicone gel implants have a much more natural feel. It is our job as surgeons to make sure the patient understands the size range of appropriate implants that may be used in any given patient. Putting in an implant that is too large for a person’s physique could result in distortion and create secondary deformities. The choice for an increase in breast size is limited by the flexibility of the tissues, especially the skin, but significant improvement can always be achieved! As unfair as this might seem, the smaller your breasts are to begin with, the smaller a breast implant will have to be selected during surgery, simply because there will not be enough room to put in bigger implants. On occasion, especially in patients who begin with a very small breast, a later procedure to insert larger implants may become possible at a later time, after tissues have had an opportunity to stretch.
Mother of two children, before and after a silicone implant breast augmentation. (actual patient of Dr. Bunkis)