Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Author Lois W. Stern, Editor-At-Large for MakeMeHeal.com, Releases Professional DVD Support Tool for Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Surgeons

Nationally known author and plastic surgery expert Lois W. Stern created the Professional Edition DVD Support Tools to help plastic surgeons enhance the cosmetic surgery experience for their patients. Designed to help surgeons personalize their services, it saves them time by providing patients with a tool that offers sound guidance, reinforces important concepts, reduces patient stress, answers crucial questions, and gives reassurance. In short, the DVD Support Tools are designed to help prospective patients better partner with their surgeons for a rewarding cosmetic surgery experience.

Lois W. Stern, nationally known author, plastic surgery expert and editor-at-large for MakeMeHeal.com, has recently released a Professional Edition DVD to help plastic surgeons save time, reduce patient stress and ease communication between surgeon and patient.

The Professional Series DVD is a natural extension to Stern's highly acclaimed book, “Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery” which garnered a number of industry awards, was featured in a full length article on page 2 of the Style section of the New York Times and L.A. Times, and will soon be released in a new edition. The DVD includes key excerpts from this book as well as helpful checklists, self-assessment forms, original articles, video and audio segments and more. Book excerpts detail the real life experiences of over 100 women who have undergone cosmetic surgery (including those of the author), help anyone considering cosmetic procedures to better understand its emotional undercurrents while answering crucial questions, providing reassurance and offering guidance. In short, it is designed to help the prospective patient better partner with her surgeon to enhance the entire cosmetic surgery experience.

Dr. Leo McCafferty, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon from Pittsburgh, Pa, who holds several key positions within the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) said: "The information, I believe, would be very helpful and useful for patients."

Board Certified plastic surgeons from as far as Seattle, Wa; Eugene, Oregon; Tuscon, Arizona and Munster, Indiana – all active members of the ASAPS - have posted thoughtful blogs on their websites saying: “Lois W. Stern did her homework. She has extensive checklists. She has advice. She talks about how we have to step up to the plate and partner with our doctor if we want to get the best possible results. . . (The content from her book and DVD) starts where some of the other books on the subject seem to stop: with the questions people really, really want to ask but seldom do; with the answers they really want to have, but can’t seem to find.”

The DVD Professional Edition Support Tools are particularly valuable for patients because its contents speak from the experiences of over 100 women. Words such as “It’s the next best thing to having a personal conversation with a really good friend”, come from user feedback. Surgeons appreciate its honest approach to difficult-to-address issues that can arise both pre and post surgery including dealing with negative attitudes of family and friends, depression, post surgery emotions, attraction toward one’s plastic surgeon, and more. It also delivers many comforting facts to help patients partner with their surgeons while reducing pre and post-surgery stress.

This DVD program provides for unlimited rights to print and disseminate any of its material within a single cosmetic surgery office environment.

Plastic and facial cosmetic surgeons who become involved with this program are provided with the opportunity to have their photo, name and link to their website posted on three active websites. Lois and her West Coast partner, Patty Kovacs (Host of The Health and Beauty Revolution Show), seek out professionals with proven expertise, passion for their work, and compassion toward those they serve and offer them additional options for positive exposure. Visit their Internet portal at: www.coast2coastbeauty.com to discover how they are bringing the knowledge and skills of professional experts to their niche market of high-end health, wellness, and beauty consumers. Ms. Stern is available for interview and can be reached using the information below or by email at cosmeticsurgery@optonline.net.


Lois recently has teamed with Patty Kovacs, host of the Health and Beauty Revolution Show, to issue a no charge monthly newsletter about health and ageless beauty. Their Coast to Coast ~ Eye on Beauty.Newsletter (www.coast2coastbeauty.com) has been created with the mission of empowering women to protect themselves by providing well-researched, unbiased information regarding innovations in aesthetic enhancement procedures and products. Lois is also editor-at-large for MakeMeHeal.com, the largest Internet site worldwide for news, articles and products relating to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

During her twenty years as an educator, where Lois W. Stern took an active role in her field as a frequent presenter at state and national educational conferences and served as Co-president of Suffolk Reading Council and subsequent Regional Director of Nassau and Suffolk LI Reading Councils, a number of her articles have been published by ERIC (U.S. Department of Education - Office of Educational Research and Improvement), parent newsletters, Newsday and the New York Times.

Stern continued to pursue her love for writing, and soon became co-editor of a Long Island Internet web-zine, LI EYE. As she created and authored the column Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, she discovered her special niche of investigative journalism, and put those same talents to work in her book, Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery, where she was able to gain the trust of over one hundred women while interviewing them about some of the most intimate aspects of their lives. Lois worked along with 11 nationally renowned experts to write her second book, Tick Tock, Stop the Clock ~ Getting Pretty on Your Lunch Hour. Stern received a Bachelor of Science degree from Barnard College of Columbia University, where she majored in Sociology. She holds one Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a second in Reading and Special Education.


Lois W. Stern
Web www.sexliesandcosmeticsurgery.com
Email: cosmeticsurgery@optonline.net
Phone: 631-271-1566