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Goshen Health Expands Patient Care Capabilities with The Centre, P.C. Affiliation

GOSHEN, Ind. – Patients faced with changes to their physical appearance caused by disease or medical treatment now have more options for care at Goshen Health, thanks to an affiliation between the Goshen Center for Cancer Care and the plastic surgeons at The Centre, P.C., in Mishawaka, Ind.

“This partnership expands our capabilities to perform additional complex cancer surgeries here in Goshen,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer.

Goshen Center for Cancer Care specialists work closely with the plastic surgery team at The Centre, P.C. to coordinate services needed to repair, restore or reconstruct physical changes that affect how patients with cancer function and feel about themselves. Among the oncological procedures performed at Goshen Hospital will be breast reconstruction for women who have surgery as part of their breast cancer treatment.

“We’re excited about the affiliation with Goshen Health and the opportunity to bring plastic surgery services directly to patients in the Goshen area. Our staff is dedicated to the highest standards of care and work with patients to develop an effective procedure or treatment plan that exceeds each patient’s expectations,” said Ronald K. Downs, MD, FACS, Founder of The Centre, P.C.

Additionally, this partnership expands Goshen Health’s capabilities to offer non-cosmetic, non-oncology-related procedures to patients in Goshen and surrounding communities.

 

About The Centre, P.C.

Ronald Downs, MD, F.A.C.S. specializes in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery. He founded The Centre, P.C. in 1992. Dr. Downs is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Patrick Viscardi, MD, completed fellowship training in hand surgery at Christine M. Kleinert Institute of Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, KY. He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Viscardi also is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Rachel Macias, MD, specializes in all aspects of cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is board eligible in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Macias is recognized regionally and nationally for her surgical research and regularly presents at plastic and reconstructive surgery conferences.

New Face for the New Year: Surgical and Non-Surgical Option

On New Year’s Eve we make resolutions. Some of us want to exercise more or eat better. Others vow to spend more time enjoying life. But many people realize their New Year’s resolutions were harder to keep than they thought.

If you only keep one New Year’s resolution for 2017, let it be this: treat yourself more. You deserve to start the new year as a new you. What better way to do that than by scheduling a facial procedure at The Centre, P.C.?

We offer a variety of facial procedures that rejuvenate your look and can make you feel youthful. Since there are so many options, let’s look at our most popular surgical and non-surgical procedures you can choose from.

Surgical Procedures

Surgical procedures are a little more invasive than non-surgical options. They take longer to heal and may require more time off work. Below are some of the most common surgical facial procedures we offer.

Rhinoplasty

This procedure reshapes the nose. It can make your nose larger or smaller, thinner or wider. It can also reconstruct the tip, bridge, or overall angle of your nose.           

Who is a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be performed for women 15 and older and men 17 and older. You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if:

  • You feel your nose is too large or too small
  • Your nose is asymmetrical
  • You have a bump on the bridge of your nose
  • The tip of your nose is saggy, too large, or too pointy
  • Your nostrils are flared
  • Your nose inhibits your ability to breathe
  • You have a birth defect or had your nose injured in an accident

 

What can I expect from Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure and will be an open or closed rhinoplasty. In an open rhinoplasty, a horizontal incision is made in the columella, the vertical piece of skin that separates your nostrils. In a closed rhinoplasty, a vertical incision is used.

After surgery, you’ll move to a recovery room for a few hours before going home. You may need 7 to 10 days off from work to recover. After 4-6 weeks, most of the swelling will go down and you should be enjoying your new nose.

Risks and side effects of rhinoplasty may include recurring nosebleeds, temporary or permanent numbness, difficulty breathing, scarring, and pain.

Learn more about this procedure by reading our Rhinoplasty 101 blog.

 Facelift

Facelifts work by tightening the skin and removing fatty deposits around your face. They are intended to reduce the havoc that aging, stress, heredity, sun, and gravity can wreak over time.           

Who is a good candidate for a facelift?

Since facelifts change the effects of aging, most patients are at least 30 years old or older. You may be a good candidate for a facelift if:

  • You want to feel and look more youthful
  • You have sagging skin on your face, neck, or jaw
  • You have deep creases or lines around your mouth, chin, forehead, or eyes
  • You don’t feel like you look like yourself anymore

What can I expect from a facelift?

Facelifts can be outpatient or inpatient. Your skin will be lifted and separated from the muscle tissue and then tightened and reshaped according to your specifications.

After surgery, you may have drainage tubes, wraps, or compression garments to help you heal. You may want to take a week off work to rest. After 6 weeks, much of the swelling will be gone, but it can take as long as 6 months for your facelift to heal completely.

Risks and side effects of facelifts may include: hematoma or seroma (blood build-up), infection, altered sensation, scarring, bruising, pain, and asymmetry.

Learn more about facelifts by clicking here.

Eyelid Surgery

Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery can make old, tired eyes look new again. It works by removing excess fat and tightening skin around the eyes.           

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is primarily used to change the effects of aging, so most patients are 35 and older. Blepharoplasty can be performed on younger patients if needed, assuming they are in good health. You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if:

  • Your upper eyelids are puffy with fat deposits
  • Your vision is impaired by drooping skin above the eyelid
  • You have fine wrinkles caused by excess skin under the eye
  • You feel your eyes look tired and sad and you want them to be bright and young looking

What can I expect from eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is typically an outpatient procedure. Your surgeon will remove excess skin or fat as needed before pulling the skin tight and closing the wounds.

After surgery, you’ll spend a few hours in recovery before going home. Plan on taking between 7-10 days off work to heal. After about 4 weeks, the swelling will subside and you will see what your new eyes look like.

Risks and side effects of eyelid surgery may include blurry vision, watery eyes, double vision, light sensitivity, redness, numbness, infection, swelling, bruising, pain.

Learn more about eyelid surgery by clicking here.

Brow Lift

If you have saggy or droopy skin on your forehead and eyebrow area, a brow lift may be right for you. The forehead skin is lifted which weakens the muscles that cause frown lines.           

Who is a good candidate for a brow lift?

Brow lifts are often chosen by patients with excess skin. You may be a good candidate for a brow lift if:

  • Saggy eyebrows make you look tired, sad, or grumpy
  • You have deep creases, lines, or furrows on your forehead, eyebrows, or the top of your nose
  • Your upper eyelid is obstructed by excess forehead skin

What can I expect from a brow lift?

Brow lifts are typically outpatient procedures. Your surgeon will make several small incisions in your hairline. Then they’ll pull your forehead skin up to tighten it and secure it in position with sutures or stitches.

Most patients can engage in limited activity after a couple of days but should plan to take a week off work. Stitches or sutures usually come out after 10 days. Within 3-4 weeks, the swelling should be mostly gone and a normal routine can be resumed.

Risks and side effects of brow lifts may include: hematoma or seroma (blood build-up), infection, bleeding, altered sensation, scarring, bruising, nerve injury, and pain.

Learn more about brow lifts by clicking here.

Non-Surgical Procedures

If you’re new to plastic surgery or are just looking to make minor changes, a non-surgical procedure may be right for you. Below are some of the most common non-surgical facial procedures we offer.

CO2 Laser Treatments

Over time, life and the elements take a toll on our skin. These factors, along with aging and heredity, can create textural and visual irregularities. CO2 lasers can be used to fix wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, pigmentation irregularities, blood vessels, spider veins, and remove unwanted tattoos.           

Who is a good candidate for laser treatments?

Laser skin treatments can be performed on almost any patient who is in overall good health. You may be a good candidate for laser treatments if:

  • Your skin is leathery or sun-damaged
  • You have wrinkles around your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • You have blotchy skin, sunspots, or unwanted freckles
  • You have scars from an accident, injury, or disease
  • You have precancerous skin growths

What can I expect from laser treatments?

Laser treatments are outpatient procedures. Your surgeon will pass the laser over areas of skin that need fixing. The laser emits short pulses of high-intensity light that break down the top layers of skin allowing new, fresh skin to reach the surface.

Healing and recovery time depends on what you have treated and how extensive that treatment is. In most cases, you will experience redness and pain for a couple of days but can return to work when you are comfortable. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions based on which procedures you have done.

Risks and side effects of laser treatments may include: hematoma or seroma (blood build-up), infection, bleeding, altered sensation, scarring, redness, swelling, pain, raised scars, and unanticipated color changes.

Learn more about laser treatments by clicking here.

Injectable Treatments

Like laser treatments, injectables can solve a variety of facial inconsistencies. For instance, Botox and Dysport are used to smooth wrinkles in the forehead and eyes. Soft tissue fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm, fill lines by adding volume beneath the surface of the skin.           

Who is a good candidate for injectables?

Laser skin treatments can be performed on almost any patient in overall good health. You may be a good candidate for laser treatments if:

  • You have wrinkles or lines you would like smoothed out
  • You are not ready to commit to a facelift or other surgical procedure
  • The skin on your cheeks, forehead, and around your mouth isn’t as plump and youthful as it used to be.

What can I expect from injectable procedures?

Injectable treatments are outpatient procedures. Your surgeon will sterilize your face and use a cold compress to cool the skin. Then they’ll inject filler where desired.

Healing from an injectable treatment is fast. You will be advised to keep your heart rate and blood pressure normal for a day (no exercise) but can return to work as soon as you want.

Risks and side effects of injectable treatments may include bruising, swelling, pain, headache, droopy eyelids, crooked smile, excessive eye dryness or wetness.

Learn more about injectables by clicking here.

Kybella

Kybella is a prescription medicine that treats fat calls that cause large or double chins. It destroys fat cells, rendering them unable to store fat and eliminating the large or double chin.           

Who is a good candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is ideal for anyone with mild to severe submental fat in their chin. You may be a good candidate for Kybella if:

  • You feel your chin is too large or saggy
  • You have lost weight throughout your body, but not in the chin area

What can I expect from Kybella?

Kybella is an outpatient procedure. Most patients have to have between 4-6 treatment sessions for Kybella to be effective. Your surgeon will inject Kybella under the skin of your chin, using multiple injections per treatment session.

There is little to no downtime after a Kybella treatment. While you may have some redness and swelling for up to three days, you can return to work the same day.

Risks and side effects of Kybella may include trouble swallowing, weak facial muscles, crooked smile, pain, swelling, bruising, redness, and numbness or hardening around the treated area.

Learn more about Kybella by clicking here.

Contact The Centre, P.C.

Whether you’d like a healthier skin tone, want to restore the contours of your face and neck, or are unhappy with your facial features, there are plenty of surgical and non-surgical options to choose from.

Our surgeons are ready and waiting to help you start the new year as a new you. Contact Centre P.C. at 800-909-2992 to discuss your needs and schedule a consultation.

How To Maintain Your Post Surgery Body

For those getting procedures like rhinoplasty or breast augmentation, surgery is typically a one and done thing. You have the surgery, you recover, and you enjoy your new look.

Plastic surgeries focusing on the body need some work to maintain the procedure’s benefits. Think of it as an investment, like buying a house or a car. You’re spending time and money to get the body you’ve always wanted. It makes sense you’d have to perform regular maintenance to keep it that way.

Maintaining your post-surgery body takes eating right, exercising, and living a healthy lifestyle. If you’ve recently had a body procedure performed or you’re thinking about having one, read on to learn more about what you can do to maintain your results after plastic surgery. Continue reading “How To Maintain Your Post Surgery Body”

Kellee Hedges Earns Plastic Surgery Certification

The Centre, P.C. announced that Kellee Hedges, FNP-BC, recently earned her CPSN, an elite certification for plastic surgery nurses. As one of only two nurse practitioners in Indiana with this designation, this certification allows Hedges to provide a higher level of post-operative patient care.

To be eligible to become a Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse, a candidate must have a minimum of two years of plastic surgical nursing experience, have at least 1,000 practice hours in plastic surgical nursing and pass a rigorous certification exam.

“We’re extremely pleased to announce Kellee’s certification,” said Dr. Ronald Downs, founder and president of The Centre, P.C. “Patient safety is critical to our practice. Just as my certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is important to our patients, having a CPSN on staff is an equal indicator of our commitment to patient care.”

Hedges earned her master’s degree, is a nurse practitioner and has been at The Centre, P.C. for three years.

The Centre, P.C. is a comprehensive plastic surgery practice that offers surgical and non-surgical solutions and delivers professional care to patients throughout northern Indiana and southern Michigan.

Dr. Ronald Downs Expands His Practice to Goshen

Area plastic surgeon, Dr. Ronald K. Downs, F.A.C.S., announced that he will begin seeing patients at IU Health Goshen The Retreat Women’s Health Center starting Monday, March 16; focusing on breast reconstruction and hand surgery.

Dr. Downs, president and founder of The Center, P.C., completed his plastic surgery training at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and has practiced in the Mishawaka and Elkhart area since 1992. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

“Dr. Downs is a talented plastic surgeon, who will add another dimension to the highly successful practice here at The Retreat” stated Laura L. Morris, MD, MBA, FACS, medical director, IU Health Goshen The Retreat Women’s Health Center. “Dr. Downs’ skills and qualifications will help us bring our already established practice to a whole new level in patient care quality and satisfaction,” says Dr. Morris. “We have been growing steadily, and the addition of another highly qualified plastic surgeon to the Goshen area is extremely beneficial—especially to breast cancer patients looking for reconstruction surgery.”

“I’m honored to be affiliated with this exceptional facility,” said Dr. Downs. “IU Health Goshen is known for its collaboration with physicians and clinics in the regions where they are located. It’s an outstanding way to provide the highest level of patient care while reducing costs by eliminating duplicated services.”

Active in the local, state and national medical communities, Dr. Downs is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Indiana State Medical Association, Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society and Rush Surgical Society and is active in breast reconstruction research.

Dr. Downs will be seeing patients in the Goshen location every 2nd and 4th Monday from 8 a.m. to noon. Patients interested in scheduling an appointment can call 574-968-9100.

The Centre, P.C. is a comprehensive plastic surgery practice that offers surgical and non-surgical solutions and delivers professional care to patients throughout northern Indiana and southern Michigan.

Financing Cosmetic Procedures 101

A new year brings out the resolve in many people. In turn, that resolve brings in an influx of consultations at our office.

When talking with a potential client about cosmetic surgery, often the primary concern with having a procedure is not if a person wants to get it done. Most people contemplating surgery already know they’d like to see a change in their body.

The real issue when we ask what’s holding them back is ‘Can I afford it?’

There’s no question cosmetic procedures can be pricey, ranging anywhere from $3,000 to upwards of $17,000, depending on the level of complexity and equipment or supplies needed. If there is some downtime required away from work, the cost of that must be factored in as well.

Renee Rowe is the Cosmetic Coordinator at The Centre, P.C. She meets with individuals who are contemplating or interested in having a procedure—or multiple procedures—to go over everything involved, including financing options.

“I encourage people who are interested in a cosmetic procedure to come into our offices to receive more information,” she said.

“Scheduling a consultation with our board-certified surgeons gives people the opportunity to get to know the doctors, as well as our staff, take a tour of our facility and ask questions. We also offer our consultants the opportunity to watch a video specific to the procedure we are discussing along with an exact cost of all fees.”

A good plastic surgery practice will provide all of the information up front so the patient can take the time needed to educate themselves so they can process their options, Rowe says.

“I want our patients to see this as an investment in their wellbeing,” she says. “There is never a perfect time to have cosmetic surgery. People have to make time for it. And if financing is an issue, there are several good solutions to consider.”

One of the easiest ways to finance medical procedures is through Care Credit®, a financing company that offers interest-free credit terms for anything that falls under the healthcare umbrella. Patients can make monthly payments and can take advantage of several zero- or low-interest payment options. For example, a patient getting a breast augmentation would pay about $320 a month for 18 months with no-interest. At The Centre, P.C., through Care Credit, we offer zero-interest payment options for 6, 12 and 18 months and patients are allowed to pay off any plan early, with no penalty.

If a patient is planning several procedures over time, it’s often possible to save money by combining them into one surgery. Not only will safely combining multiple procedures together reduce the cost of the surgery through discounts which are available but, a patient will only be paying for other aspects a single time (anesthesia, for example). “By doing it this way, you’re not only saving money, but you are also cutting down on your overall downtime. It’s good if you can do it this way; the benefits are better for the patient.”

Another way to save is to sign up for our emails or connect with us through social media.  We share exclusive discounts and promotions to our patients and friends through email blasts, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

If 2015 is the year you have resolved to investigate cosmetic surgery, give us a call or visit our website to learn more!

The Woman Behind The Centre, P.C.

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From the high fashion streets of New York City to the Michiana area, Lain Ruch Downs, the Executive Director of The Centre, P.C. shares how she started a medical practice with her husband, Dr. Ronald K. Downs, a board certified plastic surgeon, all while raising a family centered around traditional values.

When we spoke to Lain Downs, the Executive Director of The Centre, P.C., in Mishawaka, she was hesitant to talk to us at first.

“I don’t normally do this sort of thing,” she laughed. “I don’t want to talk about me. I want to talk about all of the wonderful people I work with!” Humble as she may be, Lain’s story is one that embodies everything that Sassy is all about—serving women in the community with grace, elegance, and passion. In the story of The Centre, P.C., as is the case with most things in life, behind every great man is one heck of a woman running the show.

A Background in Banking:

Lain, who basically built The Centre P.C. almost literally from the ground-up, had a rather unconventional start into the world of plastic and reconstructive surgeries. Lain had her start in banking.

“I was a private international banker in New York City for Banco de Credito del Peru,” Lain remembers, where her ability to speak conversational Spanish made her perfect for the position.

“I had a window office at 52nd & Park Ave and it was great. I thought we would never move, that I had really ‘arrived.’ International banking was incredible.”

After ten years of banking in the Big Apple (and 15 years of marriage), Lain and her husband moved to Chicago where Dr. Downs completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at Rush University Medical Center.

While there, the medical director of the Plastic Surgery Program asked Lain to manage one of his senior attendings in plastic surgery’s office.

“They said, ‘Do you understand money?’ and I said, ‘yes,’ and that’s how I entered the world of plastic surgery administration,” Lain recalls. “I was afraid as I knew nothing about healthcare but I thought it would be interesting.”

Making the Move:

And interesting it must have been because she’s been at it for more than twenty-three years! The real question though is how Lain and Dr. Downs found their way from the big city to Elkhart?

“At the end of his residency in Chicago, [my husband and I] decided we liked the values of the Midwest,” Lain explains. Although the couple’s two daughters hadn’t been born yet, Lain and her husband knew that they wanted to raise a family together in a traditional family-oriented community. “We loved Chicago,” Lain says, “But we didn’t want to be right in the city.”

When the couple came across an opportunity with Elkhart General Hospital for a plastic surgeon, they knew they had to take action. “Ron wanted to start his own practice,” Lain remembers. “I said, ‘I’ll give you one year and then I’m going to do my own thing—that was 21 years ago!” she says with a laugh.

While continuing to work full-time at her original job as a plastic surgery administrator and still living in Chicago, Lain built her husband’s new practice from the ground up while leasing a space still in the construction phase. She oversaw and directed the entire construction from another state.

All in a Day’s Work:

As the Executive Director of The Centre, Lain’s role includes “anything and everything!”

From meeting with the professionals behind the scenes to strategic planning to making decisions about the practice, every day is busy for Lain. “I multi-task like no other,” Lain says. (And she’s not kidding! She was giving instructions to her CPA on the phone during our interview!) “It’s very challenging right now because of the changes occurring in healthcare. I used to think banking was challenging.”

“My primary role is to make sure things go as smoothly as possible,” she continues. And because she works all day in the office with her husband and his partner, Dr. Patrick Viscardi, Lain jokes a little saying, “I always say I have two husbands during the day now!”

Meeting the Needs of Women:

As a full-service and comprehensive professional plastic surgery office, The Centre not only offers on-site board-certified plastic surgeons, their own state-licensed ambulatory surgery center and rehabilitative services for both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeries but they also offer clients a relaxing “escape” in their Medical Rejuvenation Spa.

The spa offers non-surgical treatment options with an expert team made up of licensed aestheticians, certified massage therapists, licensed cosmetologists, and a certified medical aesthetic nurse.

Licensed professionals provide all the treatments in the spa making The Centre stand out in its dedication to combining medicine with a beauty-centered focus. “We wanted to offer everything all under one roof,” Lain says.

While some may view plastic surgery as vain, Lain looks at the work The Centre does in a very different way.

“I think we only have one life and if you look in the mirror and have the ability and the means to change something that is affecting you, then why not?” she says matter-of-factly.

Beyond the cosmetic services that The Centre provides, Lain has a special passion for the reconstructive surgeries that her team takes part in each and every day, especially for women affected by breast cancer.

“All of us have loved ones affected by breast cancer,” Lain says quietly. “It’s truly a journey and ours is the positive part of the journey. We’re going to bring you back to a state of whole.”

The Centre also offers occupational therapy following certain surgeries, like those involving the hands or in women with breast cancer who have experienced extensive tissue scarring.

“We can work on those areas without surgery and give them wonderful, magical results,” Lain says proudly.

Lain also prides her Center on its dedication to treating women holistically, beginning with a consultation for each client who walks through the door.

“The consultation is huge,” Lain explains. “In some places in the country you consult with a coordinator; here you consult with the surgeon.”

With that one-on-one attention and dedication to helping each woman, Lain affirms that in some cases, The Centre works to help women see that beauty runs more than skin deep.

“Do we turn people away if we feel like their interests aren’t in line with realistic expectations?” Lain says. “Absolutely.”

A Beautiful Future:

Lain sees a continued need for the services that The Centre provides to women and in the community going forward in the future.

“It’s funny because I never had a manicure until I was married,” Lain explains. “But now, there’s a lot we can do to stave off the effects of old age and care for ourselves in a way we have not had the technology to do and it’s only going to get better.”

So does Lain have any plans to take advantage of The Centre’s services herself?

“When I can, I will take advantage of injectables, certainly,” Lain asserts. “I have sensitive skin and I love our products. I need to have some laser work done but right now there is no time. I feel like the shoemaker’s daughter! I will, though, absolutely go under the knife. Let’s just say gravity hasn’t been kind to me! I too have the desire to look and feel better”

Lain is proud of the work she does with The Centre and although she recognizes and respects each woman’s right to privacy and secrecy—a mainstay of The Centre’s operating philosophy—she sees that more and more today women are not ashamed to take steps for their own health and well-being and share the outcome with others.

“Twenty-one years ago if someone saw you coming to our doorstep, you might get talked about; now our culture of wellness and self-care has changed that,” Lain says.

Community-oriented

Although Lain and her husband are both native East Coasters (she was born and raised in upstate New York, while her husband hails from Philadelphia), the couple identifies strongly with the values of the Midwest.

“The reason we moved here is because we had grown up with strong value systems and we felt those values were prevalent here in the Midwest,” she explains.

Lain also found the “entrepreneurial” spirit of Elkhart to match her own drive and motivation. “It was perfect,” she says simply. “It felt like a fit. It’s very exciting to create and to see something grow; to know that you were capable of doing that.”

Beyond her enthusiasm for Elkhart’s entrepreneurial opportunities, Lain cherishes the opportunity to get involved within her community.

“I am very pro-community,” Lain states. “I go grocery shopping with everyone at the end of the day. I give to my church, home, and professional communities. I think that’s huge and I really try very hard to be active in the community.”

Beyond her involvement in both the St. Joe and Elkhart communities, Lain was chair of the Elkhart Chamber and also the chair of the Plastic Surgery Administrative Association nationally. More recently, she co-chaired the Still Dancing in Elkhart for the Elkhart Samaritan Center and prior to that she chaired the Faithful Lives Dinner for The Foundation of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center alongside her husband.

And part of the reason that Lain knows the importance of giving back and getting involved is her own family; Lain and her husband have two daughters, both teenagers, aged 18 and 13. But don’t feel bad for this busy and involved mother of two, she wouldn’t have her life any other way. “I always have worked full-time,” Lain says. “I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t.”

Bringing an impeccable sense of New York fashion, an entrepreneurial spirit and raising a family with traditionally-centered values would be impressive enough for any Sassy woman’s resume but there is one secret that helps Lain balance it all.

“I called The Centre [that name] because it was the ‘center’ of my world,” she says simply.

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