By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012
Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka, left, and Dr. Brian Kent, will be hosting a free seminar on January 19 in Claremore to educate people who are interested in cosmetic procedures.
Have you ever considered a cosmetic procedure but were uncertain about which one best suits your needs? Now is the time to educate yourself at a free seminar on Thursday, January 19.
The “New Year, New You” seminar, hosted by Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka and Dr. Brian D. Kent with Claremore Surgeons and Ideal Skin Solutions, will cover all options from A to Z in minimally invasive technology all the way to cosmetic surgery. “We want to educate people who are interested in the importance of the look and feel of their skin on what they can expect from various procedures now available to them in the Claremore area,” says Dr. Hrdlicka, whose practice includes the use of laser and cosmetic dermatology to battle and reverse the signs of aging. “We never stop educating ourselves so that we never stop educating our patients,” he adds.
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kent has practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery for 24 years. He moved to Oklahoma from California earlier this year. Although his main office is in Tulsa, he collaborates with physicians in Owasso and with Dr. Hrdlicka in Claremore to offer more cosmetic options to area residents. “Our practices are complementary,” Dr. Kent says. “I also have privileges at Claremore Regional Hospital as well as St. John’s and Bailey Medical Center in Owasso. I am the only board certified cosmetic surgeon in Owasso.”
“It’s been quite awhile since we had a board certified cosmetic surgeon at Claremore Regional,” says Dr. Hrdlicka. “With a cosmetic surgeon who now has an established office in Claremore, we now have continuity. It’s really nice.”
Dr. Kent joined the Claremore Surgeons staff earlier this year and looks forward to educating those who are considering options when it comes to cosmetic procedures. “My practice offers a wide array of choices, including liposuction, facelift, breast augmentation and lift, breast reduction, and post bariatric surgery reconstruction. However, the patient needs to know what outcome to expect,” he says.
Dr. Hrdlicka agrees. “Many times a patient wants to look a certain way but needs more aggressive surgery. I provide many new non-invasive surgical techniques, including using the patient’s own skin as a filler. However, people interested in improving their skin need to understand what to expect from a chosen procedure.”
At Ideal Skin Solutions, a board certified doctor is always present during a procedure, says Dr. Hrdlicka. “While there are many medical spas available in the area, we are not a medical spa. Many of these businesses have directors who are certified doctors. However, they are not always in the office and available during a procedure,” he adds. “While we employ trained assistants, most of our procedures are done by doctors and we are always available in the office. However, it is crucial to educate yourself if you are not sure what you want or what you need. That is why we are hosting this seminar. After becoming aware of the various aspects of what is available, you can decide what is best for you.”
The free seminar, scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Claremore Regional Hospital Outpatient Department, will include demonstrations of procedures and products available. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions afterward. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given away during the evening.
For more information about the seminar or to RSVP, email eat0@eau0eav0eaw0 or call Claremore Surgeons at (918) 341-5311.
After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.