As I approach my 60th birthday, I look back on my life and the defining moments that have brought me to where I am now. Among them was the decision to say yes to the significant cosmetic surgery plan with Dr. Alexander. At 57 my body reflected a pear-shaped figure (heavy through the hips and upper legs and light on top) as well as the results of having two children, gaining a fair amount of weight and no exercise. While other factors in my life were good, even great, I was unhappy with what I saw in the mirror and decided to finally do something about that.

I think of something I was told during my earlier years of struggle: Nothing changes unless something changes, and I decided to make a dramatic change. I came to Dr. Alexander upon referral from my trusted GYN doctor and it was the best decision I could have made. The difference from the surgery was immediate and profound.

Then came time for me to do my work and I am reminded of something else I was told: Change is an inside job, and I decided to lose the weight that had been steadily creeping on over the years. I signed up for a local weight loss program—a sensible, healthy, but strict plan—and over six months lost 40 pounds. The combination of the surgery and the weight loss has resulted in a complete makeover…not only appearance wise (which in and of itself is dramatic) but also in the way I feel and see myself.

So…I give grateful thanks to Dr. Alexander for the start that made this makeover possible!