Jill Hawkins, Our Aesthetic Experience Director, Featured On AmSpa’s Medical Spa Insider Podcast

In this latest episode, the American Med Spa Association’s membership relationship development specialist Michela Bailey sits down with our very own Jill Hawkins for an in-depth conversation about the importance of a dedicated skincare routine, who inspires her on social media, her own personal journey from salon to medspa and more.

Listen To The Full Episode Here

Getting In On The Ground Floor With Pioneers In The Cosmetology World

Jill Hawkins

“When I was in high school, I was thinking about ‘what’s next.’ Even though I was a good student and enjoyed certain aspects of school, I just really couldn’t imagine 4 to 8 more years of formal schooling. I started looking into more trade schooling and found cosmetology. I decided I would go to the Aveda Institute in Columbus, OH. By the time I was 18, I was licensed and had my career started. I was just running with it!”

How Covid Sparked A Stark, Surprising & Ultimately Rewarding Transition 

“I worked at Aveda for about 12 years. I never thought I could love a career as much. It seemed devastating at the time but turned out to be hugely impactful in a positive way in my life. With Covid, my job got eliminated with the shutdowns. Everyone was so insecure and unsure about what the future would look like – including me. With luck and a connection I had made through the Aveda world, I was able to join the team Donaldson Plastic Surgery and grow their medspa. It was shocking that I lost my job, but it really ended up being a blessing to be invited onto the team.”

“The most important similarity [between the beauty and medspa industries] is the fact that our jobs and the way we spend our time is all about inspiring confidence in people. It’s not about vanity. It goes beyond that.”

Jill Hawkins

Self-Care Is Critical For The “Insiders,” Too!

“We work in the medspa industry, so sometimes we end up being the last to treat ourselves because we are so inundated with that lifestyle. What we are experiencing is everyone else getting what they need and us making sure they’re getting their self-care in. Let’s focus on making sure I can get in the spa; I can get a facial or I can get a massage.” 

There’s More Power In Coordination Than Competition

“I follow a lot of local people to Ohio on my Instagram and I just love the idea of supporting each other. I want to get rid of the ‘competition’ idea. I would like to get a group of people together locally and just work together to create a better experience for our patients. I’m a huge believer in empowering the women around you. There are people around us doing it so well; I just want to applaud them and be one of their biggest fans.” 

“What is beauty? It is confidence. It starts with ‘I’m confident. I feel good in my own skin. I’m going to show up and I’m going to feel great about myself.’ That’s when beauty shows up. I’m in the confidence industry.” 

-Jill Hawkins

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The Innovative Columbus, Ohio Wellness Center Uniquely Brings Together Self-Confidence & Daily Physical Comfort 

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Our patients believe in self-improvement. Each day is the next step in that journey to become the best version of yourself. The next step in our journey is to close a gap that exists within our industry – the divide that once existed between confidence and comfort. 

The Functional Wellness Center at Donaldson Plastic Surgery will open on August 2, 2022. Under the direction of renowned functional medicine specialist Dr. Marguerite Weston, the center will focus on five key areas of expertise: balancing hormones, bolstering gut integrity, improving nutrition, maximizing daily performance and prolonging plastic surgery results.

“Plastic surgery is the pursuit of enhancing appearance and gaining confidence through your outward projection. Functional medicine is about enhancing your wellness from the inside out. In both cases, we are taking a well patient, enhancing their situation and helping them feel more confident – long into the future.” 

-Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson
New Wellness Center Columbus Ohio

Discover The Root Cause Of Your Discomfort With Dr. Weston, MD!

With more than 17 years of experience in sports medicine and family practice, Dr. Weston has spent her entire career uncovering medical mysteries for her patients. You are more than just a diagnosis – or a lack of one! She believes that your discomfort, pain and anxieties are valid. Dr. Weston uses your personal input and diagnostic testing results to finally get the answers you’ve been looking for. 

As a functional medicine patient herself, our in-house wellness doctor believes in the power of both modern medicine and more holistic, natural methods. This combination unlocks a world of therapeutic potential – a reality that results in a customized wellness plan for you and greater comfort each day! 

“Dr. Weston brings the unique ability to bridge traditional medicine and integrative medicine. Not only does she understand the mechanisms of illness, but she’s also an expert when it comes to wellness and searching for solutions that help patients in a more natural and comprehensive way.”

-Dr. Donaldson

You Can Now Book Your One-On-One Consultation With Dr. Weston 

Starting June 29, Dr. Weston will begin to see new patients as they work toward a life of minimal discomfort and maximized potential! The initial consultation will last 45 minutes and is vital when it comes to understanding your goals, hearing your deepest concerns and deciding which course of action to take next! 

Schedule Your Consultation Now!

What Patients Can Expect Out Of Their Fully Custom Wellness Experience 

Introducing The DPS Wellness Community Portal 

All wellness patients will gain access to our proprietary community portal. This private, social-driven network acts as a convenient gateway for patients to not only interact with Dr. Weston regularly but to also support each other along their own personal health journeys. Here you will find interactive courses on-demand, health-based challenges, personalized wellness surveys, gentle accountability nudges, live lectures and more. 

You’re not alone! And this app will ensure you get the communal reinforcement you may need to get to where you want to be. 

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It Is All About You! 

Your goals. How you feel. Where you’re at in life. That is what matters most to Dr. Weston and every member of the Donaldson Plastic Surgery team! The Functional Wellness Center exists to make you feel better and to best prepare for what’s next in your life. 

Dr. Weston gets to know you – the person – not just your health chart! If you have ever felt like a healthcare provider has discounted your discomfort, overlooked your fears or just wasn’t listening, you’ve found the right solution. 

Let’s Start The Conversation Today!
Inc. 5000 List 2021

We Placed Among America’s Fastest-Growing Small Businesses!

Earlier this year, Inc. magazine revealed that Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions of Dublin, OH has earned a spot for the 2021 year on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. The practice also achieved this distinction in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Celebrating Another Dynamic Year: 2021

Dr. Donaldson and Dr. Sieffert in Bridge Park, Dublin, OH

Not only has Donaldson Plastic Surgery been competitive within the market, but we have also proved adaptable and resilient through the challenges that faced the entire private sector in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. When hardship hits, companies that prioritize retaining staff tend to re-emerge stronger and more prepared than those that do not.

The number one asset we have is our people — the clever, compassionate individuals that make up our practice. In the past year, our team has volunteered its time and talents in innovative ways to support our community and thank our heroes working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also spearheaded a sophisticated virtual consultation process, which has tremendously improved our efficiency and the patient experience.

Thanks Where Thanks is Due:

Our patients’ trust in us as reopened after the pandemic, as well as their understanding and cooperation with our increased safety protocols, helped us continue to serve and do what we do best – help people become the very best version of themselves. Our growth is a testament to the relationships we’ve forged with our patients, who continue to share their incredible experiences through patient testimonials, online reviews, and referring friends and family members to our practice.

“We are honored to return to the list this year, and to have once again earned a place as one of the fastest-growing small businesses in the country. Since our very beginning, we have considered growth to be an outcome of our patients’ satisfaction. We’re humbled and overjoyed to have reached this milestone achievement by simply doing what we love— empowering others.”
Dr. Donaldson, Owner and Surgeon

2020-2021 Practice Highlights

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Donaldson Plastic Surgery is your destination for the best plastic surgery providers in the midwest, and home to hundreds of real patient reviews and testimonials you can trust. The complete list of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000/2021.

Get to Know Our Newest Non-Surgical Provider

Meet Paige Brudzinski | RN, BSN

As Donaldson Plastic Surgery expands, we are lucky to continually find the very best in the industry. We are excited to announce the newest addition to our team of non-surgical providers, Paige Brudzinski!

Paige is an RN, BSN who works on both the Patient Care Team and Non-Surgical Aesthetics Team! Her experience makes her a versatile provider here at DPS, by working on both the Patient Care Team on the surgical side of the practice as well as on our aesthetics team.

She brings her skill as a talented nurse injector, laser specialist, CoolSculpting expert, and is excited to help patients feel like the very best version of themselves!

Treatments Paige Performs

Paige’s vast experience and expertise allows her to provide many different services across departments at DPS. Whether you see Paige on the surgical or non-surgical side of our practice (or both!), you will always experience top-notch care. Her mission is to provide the best results for each individual patient’s needs, and in turn, make them feel like the best version of themselves! You may see Paige performing the following non-surgical treatments:

Paige also helps patients on the surgical Patient Care Team. She works with patients all throughout each step of their journey by answering questions and addressing concerns. You also may recognize her from:

“I want to do everything I can to make my patients feel good about themselves and confident. I want them to feel understood and know that we’re here for them.”

— Paige Brudzinski, RN

Paige’s Experience

Paige has worked in the plastic surgery field for the past three years. She fell in love with the world of aesthetics while assisting reconstructive plastic surgeons at OSU. Our very own P.A., Stacie Isler, was a mentor for Paige at OSU, and helped train her on all things non-surgical.

Paige has been an RN BSN for eight years. She graduated from Mount Carmel College of Nursing in 2013. Paige also worked as a nurse in the NICU and a travel nurse before joining the DPS team!

Our Aesthetic Team’s Mission:

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, our providers have the experience and education to treat patients to fit their individual needs. Our team is here every step of the way to ensure you are seeing the quality results. Paige, along with the rest of our team, believes that patient care is built on a sense of understanding and compassion — we truly care about our patients. We are here to provide a great experience as well as great results.

Get Scheduled with Paige!

Are you interested in learning more about non-surgical treatments?

Give our office a call at (614)-442-7610! We would be more than happy to go over information with you and get you scheduled with Paige. You can also submit your information on our contact us page and we will get ahold of you!

Meet Our Newest Medical Aesthetician

Donaldson Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce the newest addition to our team, Nikki Rucinsky!

Nikki is a medical aesthetician who specializes in skin health and aesthetic treatments. She is highly trained, and also has an advanced clinical background and master’s degree in the field of Physician Assistant Studies.

Here at DPS, she will be working alongside Lead Medical Aesthetician Tatjana Dzamov, pursuing her passion of performing facials, peels, waxing, and much more. She will be introducing two NEW treatments to our medspa — the DiamondGlow Facial & eyelash extensions!

Book with Nikki!

Treatments & Her Areas of Expertise

Medical aestheticians like Nikki and Tatjana are able to offer treatments that can penetrate deep into the skin, far deeper than just topical treatments alone. Nikki is now performing the following services to help patients achieve their unique skincare goals:

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, every patient’s experience is customized, and our providers’ standards are just as high as yours. We are excited for you to meet Nikki and experience her unique approach to patient care and aesthetic treatments!

Training & Experience

Nikki is a licensed medical aesthetician and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from West Liberty University. Nikki originally planned on practicing in the medical field. After completing her training, she found that her real passion was in the world of aesthetics. At DPS, she is able to use her vast medical knowledge to further the benefits of skin treatments and overall patient care.

Nikki prides herself in being a lifelong independent learner. By remaining current on industry trends and new technology within the aesthetics field, she strives to continuously offer the very best experience for her patients. As she herself puts it, “It’s very important to me to know the best techniques and know the products and ingredients I’m putting on someone’s skin. I pride myself on being very educated on the things that I’m using.”

“I want to learn everything. I’m the biggest student ever.”

— Nikki

Get to Know Nikki!

For as long as she can recall, Nikki has had a passion for all things beauty. Whether it is related to interior design, fashion, or her own personal style, aesthetics has always been her calling. Her natural eye for beauty paired with her vast education and training are what make her such an asset to the Donaldson Plastic Surgery team. In a world where we can be so quickly influenced by media and unrealistic expectations standards, Nikki wants to help every patient feel authentically beautiful in their own skin.

Our Medspa’s Mission

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, we want to help every patient unlock inner confidence to bring out your very best version of you, and Nikki wholeheartedly agrees. Her mission while practicing medical aesthetics is to help women and men love themselves and feel excited to be who they are as individuals! Her goal is to address the health of the skin for beautiful, clear, and long-lasting results.

Nikki is excited to continue to grow her aesthetic practice in a medical setting. We are so happy to have her join our team and can’t wait to see her do great things in her career at DPS! Call (614)-442-7610 to learn more about Nikki and get scheduled for one of her treatments!

Book with Nikki!

A New Generation of Cool

We are excited to introduce you to the most advanced in fat-freezing technology yet — CoolSculpting Elite! We are proud to be the very first practice in Columbus, OH to offer CoolSculpting Elite to help you reduce stubborn fat and achieve your body goals.

CoolSculpting Elite in Columbus, Ohio is the most advanced fat reduction technology that eliminates twice the fat in the same amount of time.

Ready to Meet Elite?

CoolSculpting Elite is the most technologically advanced CoolSculpting technology yet. The noninvasive treatment is safe and even more effective in freezing pockets of fat without damaging the surrounding tissue, causing fat cells in the treated area be destroyed, never to return. We are excited to be the first in Columbus to usher in a more powerful and effective fat-reduction treatment, compared to traditional CoolSculpting.

How Does CoolSculpting Elite Work?

Cryolipolysis, commonly referred to as fat-freezing, is a clinically proven nonsurgical fat-reduction treatment that uses cold temperatures to reduce fat deposits in certain areas of the body. The procedure is designed to reduce localized fat deposits or bulges that do not respond to diet and exercise. Applicators are placed on the treatment area via suction, and the tissue is cooled for about 30 to 45 minutes. The best part? A treatment of CoolSculpting Elite is completely painless and requires zero downtime!

Learn More and Schedule a Consultation!

CoolSculpting Elite vs. Traditional CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting Elite has a number of unique benefits that set it apart from previous CoolSculpting technology. So, what is different about the new CoolSculpting Elite technology that you can find exclusively at Donaldson Plastic Surgery?

Firstly, CoolSculpting Elite is the only device FDA-cleared to eliminate stubborn fat in nine different areas of the body. That’s more than any other body contouring device on the market! Bulges of the abdomen, bra fat, flanks, arms, thighs, under the chin, and much more can all be targeted with CoolSculpting Elite to slim and contour.

Redesigned dual applicators

CoolSculpting Elite’s applicators are engineered with a greater contour to better fit the natural curves of the body. These new curved applicators allow for 18% more tissue contact, and deliver more evenly dispersed cooling to the treatment area so that every fat cell is subject to freezing. These new powerful innovations mean that you will get more fat-reduction out of your treatment with CoolSculpting Elite in a targeted area.

Did we also mention that there are now TWO applicators with CoolSculpting Elite? That means you can treat two separate areas at the same time. That’s double the fat reduction in a single visit, saving you time!

Sleek, efficient design

More Comfortable During and After Treatment

We have even heard from our patients that have tried CoolSculpting Elite that their treatments are much more comfortable than ever before! Compared to traditional CoolSculpting, CoolSculpting Elite is the only option for patients who want the very best experience and results.

Why CoolSculpting Elite at Donaldson Plastic Surgery?

It is clear to us, as experts, that not all CoolSculpting practices are created equal. Choosing CoolSculpting Elite at Donaldson Plastic Surgery in Columbus, OH means you are choosing an elite experience with a team of smart, caring, clinically-minded providers.

Our CoolSculpting providers have attended the multi-day CoolSculpting University Masters Clinical Course, an advanced training program for elite CoolSculpting providers to enhance their skills and further their mastery. Our experts will never recommend a treatment they don’t think will benefit you, and they will always be honest with you about expectations and capabilities of the treatment.

Being the first practice in the city to offer CoolSculpting Elite, we have unique insight into the efficacy of the treatment and its best practices to safely achieve the best results.

Ready to Eliminate Stubborn Fat?

Setting up your first CoolSculpting Elite treatment is easy! First, a consultation is required for CoolSculpting Elite to ensure you are an appropriate candidate. Consultations can be held at our Dublin, OH practice, or can take place virtually. During your consultation, our highly-trained CoolSculpting experts will listen intently and recommend the best treatment plan for you to reach your body goals.

Schedule a Consultation!

Get Started Today!

If you’re curious about the results you can achieve with CoolSculpting Elite in Columbus, OH, get in touch with our team today and set up a consultation! We can’t wait to help you achieve your body goals and see what CoolSculpting Elite can do for you!

“You have to be confident in order to keep going, to keep pushing yourself through every day. Like with my job and taking care of my kids, just not giving up and just having that strength to keep on going.” – Jamie S., a Columbus, OH CVS Store Manager working through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Columbus Finds Its True Strength From Within

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, we are passionate about supporting our community and finding new ways to inspire confidence as we navigate the COVID-19 experience. While nobody knows when a return to normalcy will occur, many Columbus natives and DPS patients have taken this opportunity to show inspiring acts of kindness and resilience.

Inspired By The Real World Stories Of Our Community Leaders 

We asked our patients to send us stories of individuals who they have seen going above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic. After receiving over 100 written nominations, we selected the most compelling, heroic, and selfless individuals to join us for a special event we called “Confidence is Essential.” The stories you see in the video above are real Columbus community members and Donaldson Plastic Surgery patients who have played an essential role in the lives of others since the start of COVID-19. We invited them to come sit down with us, reflect on their experiences, and share why they believe inspiring confidence is essential through these uncertain times. 

$35,000 Worth of Botox Treatments For Our Essential Local Heroes 

Our “Confidence is Essential” event, presented by our philanthropic extension DPS Cares, took place on Saturday, June 13 at the Donaldson Plastic Surgery office. Winners were invited to come receive complimentary Botox treatments on our patio, overlooking the scenic Historic Dublin pedestrian bridge and Bridge Park West Plaza. Over $35,000 worth of Botox was donated for the event, in addition to the services provided by our injectors — Dr. Donaldson, Dr. Sieffert, and Adrienne Yanich —and the rest of the Donaldson team. Keeping concerns of COVID-19 close in mind, patients were scheduled to arrive one-by-one to receive their treatments in a safe and enjoyable experience. We followed all of our practice’s regular safety protocols and took careful measures to ensure safe social distancing and mask requirements.

Complimentary Botox treatments are just one small way in which our practice is able to thank these individuals. “Because we’re not on the front lines in ICUs and treating COVID patients, we thought that the least we could do — because we are on the front lines of treating confidence — is to give back to those individuals by enhancing their day or their weekend.” explains renowned Columbus plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson. “We’re hopefully giving them a little something to look forward to in this time when there has been a lot of negative news and pessimism.”

We Continue To Look For Ways To Help Wherever We Can

In addition to this event, our practice has given back during COVID-19 by donating to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and establishing a laceration Suture Clinic to help alleviate local Emergency Rooms. 

“This event reinvigorated us,” remarks injector for the event Adrienne Yanich. “When you are stuck behind that mask every day, and you become just another faceless number, it’s difficult to remember your purpose. This event gave us an opportunity to hear the passions that people hold and why they choose to do the work that they’re doing.” 

June 13, 2020: “Confidence Is Essential” at Donaldson Plastic Surgery

A Thank You To The Talents & Support Behind This Project 

Natalie Folchi, the Columbus, Ohio based portrait and lifestyle photographer behind Folchi Creative, donated her talents to document the event, and produced these beautiful photographs of our providers and winners as they received their treatments. We love Natalie’s keen eye and her special talent to capture the joyous and genuine moments that define our practice.

A special thank you goes out to Elevate Creative, a full-service creative agency in Columbus, OH, for the creation of our Confidence is Essential video. We loved working with their team, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the beautiful portrayal of our patients’ stories.

We would also like to thank Dublin and Bridge Park’s local businesses J. Hilburn, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, Kilwins Dublin, and Apricot Lane Boutique, who contributed their own gifts to our Confidence is Essential winners. Their donations serve as a heartwarming example of the strength and support this community is known for.

Moving Forward With Confidence 

We believe matching beauty on the outside with the beauty on the inside builds confidence. And we believe that confidence extends, lifting everyone we touch. We are confident that Columbus will emerge from this time stronger than ever before.

As Told From The Perspective of an Experienced Female Plastic Surgeon

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While the principles of vaginal rejuvenation were integrated into my surgical training, my years in residency did not present me with many opportunities for exposure. It wasn’t until I started in private practice with Dr. Donaldson that I had the opportunity to observe his technique and integrate vaginal rejuvenation into my own practice. It was only then that I really understood the positive impact a labiaplasty can have on a woman’s life.

Vaginal rejuvenation is not a topic frequently or openly discussed, and I can’t blame anyone for that! Vaginal rejuvenation can be broken down into external procedures (those performed on the labia), and internal procedures (those performed on the vagina itself).  Here we will be talking about procedures performed externally on the labia majora and minora, a collection of procedures commonly referred to as  “labiaplasty”. Labiaplasty is performed more commonly than most would imagine, with about 12,000 procedures being performed each year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons1. Given that both Plastic Surgeons and Gynecologists perform labiaplasty, this is likely an underestimate of the total number performed nationwide.

So, what is labiaplasty? 

A labiaplasty is a plastic surgical procedure that alters the appearance of the labia majora or minora. The most common procedure reduces the length of the inner “lips” (labia minora) to sit within the outer “lips” (labia majora) to create a tucked in appearance. As a popular form of vaginal rejuvenation, labiaplasty can correct cosmetic concerns as well as provide relief of symptoms associated with labial hypertrophy.

Labiaplasty encompasses three major categories of procedures:

  1. Reductive surgery for the thinner inner “lips” (the labia minora) which become hypertrophic or overgrown
  2. Reductive surgery of the thicker and more fleshy outer “lips” (the labia majora) which lose volume and appear deflated
  3. Augmentation surgery of the labia majora when the volume loss is mild

A Better Understanding Leads to More Procedures Performed 

As awareness of these procedures grows, more women are seeking vaginal rejuvenation with an increase of 20% in the number of labiaplasty procedures performed annually by plastic surgeons between 2015 and 20191

Benefits of Labiaplasty: Giving You An Option for Greater Physical & Personal Comfort

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I encounter women of all ages who struggle with discomfort during intimacy, exercise, or while using tampons. They also report difficulty wearing specific clothing, embarrassment about their appearance, and questions like, “Can anything be done to help me?”, and “Is this normal?”.  

First, let me say, YES! “Normal” spans a wide range of appearances, including having extra skin “down there.” It is very commonplace and doesn’t suggest that there is anything wrong with your anatomy.  Second, labiaplasty is a very straightforward in-office procedure that not only alters appearance but also diminishes the symptoms associated with labial hypertrophy.  Some ladies with labia minora hypertrophy don’t notice or aren’t bothered by the appearance or the presence of symptoms, while others may experience daily disturbances of their activities or desire a rejuvenated appearance. 

The choice to have a labiaplasty is an incredibly personal one – and the first step to deciding if it’s right for you is to get educated! 

Why Undergo A Labiaplasty Procedure? 

The labia minora can become enlarged for many reasons, but most often it’s just “the way you’re made”.  Most common in my practice, a labiaplasty of the labia minora removes extra tissue using a specialized “wedge” or “edge trim” technique, both of which have excellent and consistent results. I choose the best technique during a consultation with my patients, taking into account their specific anatomy, personal desires, and expected incisional recovery.  

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Labiaplasty Recovery: What To Expect After The Procedure 

The procedure is performed comfortably in our office procedure room under local anesthesia, which includes a topical numbing gel (left on for 30 minutes, completely removes feeling in the area) and a series of painless injections to ensure your complete comfort. The procedure takes approximately an hour, and you can drive home immediately after. The numbing medicines last 4-6 hours, and a prescription of mild pain relievers is used in the first 24-48 hours to maintain comfort. I ask my patients to refrain from intimacy, tampon use, tight clothing, and strenuous exercise for 4 weeks, but you can otherwise return to normal activity within 2-3 days of your procedure. Routine incision care is performed 3-4x/day and is straightforward.  Having surgery while awake may seem intimidating or painful, but almost universally women say, “That was WAY easier than I expected,” and, “I didn’t feel anything!”. I take special care to ensure my patients  are totally satisfied with their comfort during the procedure, the ease of recovery, and their results. 

Labia Majora Surgery & Its Benefits 

While labiaplasty of the labia minora is the most common, changes of the labia majora can also be corrected with labiaplasty, including loss of fullness of the labia majora due to weight loss or aging.  When the volume loss is severe, the labia majora can appear like a deflated balloon, and a removal procedure similar in nature to the “edge trim” technique for the labia minora is performed to remove excess skin. When the volume loss is mild, the labia majora lose fullness and their youthful appearance. In this case fat can be grafted from the lower abdomen or inner thighs to the labia majora to restore its youthful fullness.  These procedures can also be combined in severe cases. Depending on the procedure recommended for you, labiaplasty on the labia majora can be performed in the operating room under twilight sedation, or in our procedure room under local anesthesia with topical numbing cream and a series of numbing injections.

Labia Majora Surgery Recovery 

Recovery includes four weeks refraining from strenuous activity, tight clothing wear, intimacy, and tampon use and may have slightly more associated post-operative discomfort. While somewhat more involved than labia minora surgery, labia majora surgery also leaves women very satisfied with the experience and their results! 

The Confidence & Comfort You Deserve 

While we haven’t gone into every detail of vaginal rejuvenation, I hope that this brief look into my experience with the life-changing labiaplasty procedure gives you the confidence to take the next step in your journey. During your consultation, I will take the time to discuss more intricate points and, of course, answer any questions that you have. No two women are exactly the same and the techniques used in our practice ensure that you receive beautiful results in our comfortable and safe environment. 

Until Next Time!

Sincerely Yours-

Dr. S

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1.       Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2019. Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2019/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2019.pdf. [Accessed 12 July 2020].

We know that the pandemic caused by COVID-19 is taking its toll, especially when it comes to maintaining our regular routines. As priorities shift, skin care can feel like one more thing on the to-do list. This is why the aesthetic professionals at Donaldson Plastic Surgery have decided to remove this stressor with a series of 6 specially designed, medical-grade skin care kits from Environ. It is our hope that these kits make self-care a little bit easier for our patients during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis.

Below, you will find the list of pre-made kits available for purchase. Of the 6, each one is designed to address a unique skin care concern, and each has a complimentary DermaConcepts Ultrasonic Skin Scruber included!

Kits only available during the month of April!

To order your kit with your complimentary scrubber, email Lead Medical Aesthetician Tatjana Dzamov at tatjana@donaldsonplasticsurgery.com.

Basic Supply Kits

Both kits provide the essential products from the Youth EssentiA and Skin EssentiA lines. If you are concerned with maintaining youthful skin or have used medical grade skin care products before, we recommend the Basic Youth EssentiA kit. If you are new to medical grade skin care, we recommend starting with the Basic Skin EssentiA kit.

With the purchase of either Basic kit, you will receive a complimentary DermaConcepts Ultrasonic Skin Scruber and 10% off of any C-Quence Moisturizing Serum (from the Youth EssentiA line) or 10% off of any AVST Moisturizer (from the Skin EssentiA line)!

The Basic Youth EssentiA Kit

This kit includes the Hydra-Intense Cleansing Lotion and the Vita-Peptide Toner. Complimentary with this kit (while supplies last) is the DermaConcepts Ultrasonic Skin Scruber!


The Basic Skin EssentiA Kit

This kit includes the Mild Cleansing Lotion and the Botanical Infused Moisturizing Toner. Complimentary with this kit (while supplies last) is the DermaConcepts Ultrasonic Skin Scruber!


“Roll Away The Years” Kits

Both kits include a collagen-induction therapy (CIT) roller and a complimentary DermaConcepts Ultrasonic Skin Scruber, Environ bag and headband! Watch the Roll Away The Years How-To Video to learn how to properly use your roller.

Advanced Kit

This kit includes the Gold Roll-CIT, Hydra-Intense Cleansing Lotion, Vita-Peptide Toner, and ANY level of the C-Quence Serum. Complimentary with this kit (while supplies last) is an Environ bag, headband, and the DermaConcepts Ultrasonic Skin Scruber!


Starter Essential Kit

This kit includes the Cosmetic Roll-CIT, Mild Cleansing Lotion, the Botanical Infused Moisturizing Toner, and ANY level of the AVST Moisturizer. Complimentary with this kit (while supplies last) is an Environ bag, headband, and the DermaConcepts Ultrasonic Skin Scruber!


Specialized Kits

Both kits include products that are combined for their anti-aging and moisturizing properties. Complimentary with either Specialized kit is the DermaConcepts Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber!

The “Anti-Aging Facial” Kit

This kit includes the Dual Action Pre-Cleansing Oil, the Hydrating Clay Masque, the Mild Cleansing Lotion, and the Tri-Bio-Botanical Revival Masque. Complimentary with this kit (while supplies last) is the DermaConcepts Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber!


The Booster Kit

This kit includes the HA Intensive Hydrating Serum, Tri-Bio-Botanical Revival Masque, and the Vita Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules. Complimentary with this kit (while supplies last) is the DermaConcepts Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber!


We are facing an unprecedented event in our history with the arrival and spread of COVID-19. As a result of this virus, access to medical services has been limited by social distancing requirements. In response to these changes, and for a desire to restore some sense of normalcy to our patients, the aesthetic professionals at Donaldson Plastic Surgery have turned to telemedicine as an alternative to traditional in-office consultations. We want you to know it is OK during these tough times to consider aesthetic services, both surgical and non-surgical, and that we are here to answer your questions and keep you feeling your best!

I scheduled my virtual consult. Now What?

So, you have reached out and scheduled a virtual consultation with Dr. Donaldson or Dr. Sieffert. What else do you have to do to get ready? Firstly, we ask that you fill out our standard medical intake forms as instructed in your welcome email (be as thorough as possible). Secondly, you will submit a series of photographs to help your Donaldson Plastic Surgery provider create an individualized plan just for you!

 In order to ensure that your consultation goes smoothly, we ask that you submit your photos through our HIPAA compliant platform, TouchMD. Soon after scheduling, you will receive a welcome email from TouchMD which includes a link to create a profile, and instructions to download the MyTouchMD application.  This will enable you to submit the photos used for your appointment. The photo submission button can be found by clicking the menu button on the top right of the MyTouchMD app. We ask that you complete these submissions 48 hours in advance so that we have time to prepare for your consultation.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Sieffert has created this handy photo guide to assist you in taking quality photographs for your virtual consultation. These photos are best captured using your smart phone or digital camera.

How to Take Your Photos:

  1. Find a place in your home that is well lit with either direct or indirect sunlight.
  2. Find a place in your home with a plain background (no wallpaper or props).
  3. Set your camera or phone up about 3 feet away from you.
  4. Set your camera at the same vertical level as the body part you are photographing.
  5. Use your camera’s “timer mode”, OR have a friend or family member help take your photos.
  6. Make sure the body part(s) in question are fully exposed and visible.  You may keep adjacent body parts covered.
  7. Make sure your photographs are well centered and well lit, are not blurry, and capture the appropriate body part(s) fully. 
  8. Take a series of photos from the following angles, based on which parts of the body you intend to discuss:

Face, Eyelids, Nose, and Neck

Use these angles if you are discussing any of the following treatments: face lift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, chin surgery, otoplasty, earlobe repair, fat transfer to the face, brow lift, rhinoplasty, laser treatments, Botox, fillers, Kybella, facial reconstruction, or any other treatment related to the face or neck.

Breast and Abdomen

Use these angles if you are discussing any of the following treatments: breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, inverted nipple surgery, nipple reduction, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, liposuction, body lift, gynecomastia surgery, male breast reduction, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, or any other treatment related to the breast or body.

Please Note:

While the example model in these photos is wearing clothes, we require the the treatment areas you wish to discuss to be fully visible.


Use these angles if you are discussing any of the following treatments: arm lift, liposuction, laser treatments, CoolSculpting, or any other treatment related to the arms and upper back.

Thighs and Buttocks

Use these angles if you are discussing any of the following treatments: thigh lift, liposuction, labiaplasty, spider vein removal, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, laser hair removal, or any other treatment related to the thighs or buttocks.

How to submit your photos:

The photo submission button can be found by clicking the menu button on the top right of the MyTouchMD app. We ask that you complete these submissions 48 hours in advance so that we have time to prepare for your consultation.

Have questions?

We are here for you! The team at Donaldson Plastic Surgery is just one quick phone call or email away. You can call 614-442-7610 or email info@donaldsonplasticsurgery.com to speak to our dedicated staff about any questions you may have leading up to your virtual consult.

We look forward to helping you become your very best version of you!

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