In the same demographic as most of her patients, board-certified, Ivy-League-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Christine Hamori speaks candidly with patients about the aging process. “Aging is inevitable, so why not optimize the medical resources to improve one’s appearance along the way?” asks Dr. Hamori.
About My Practice:
Why did you add CoolSculpting to your services?
There are plenty of patients who are nervous about liposuction, so I wanted to offer a noninvasive, fat-reduction option. CoolSculpting is great for treating pockets of diet-resistant fat, especially around the midsection, love handles and bra bulge.
How do you show patients you care?
Patient care begins with performing safe, quality surgical and nonsurgical procedures. I answer every question and personally follow up with patients. I am responsible for their well-being and like to be the primary contact for my patients. Being a good doctor means attending to your patients’ needs and concerns.
Why are less invasive procedures attractive?
Patients often feel more comfortable with office-based procedures and many are happier with the subtle results.
In what way is your practice comprehensive?
In addition to having a fully accredited on-site operating suite, I also have an all-encompassing medi-spa where patients can undergo nonsurgical services to subtly turn back time, relax and/or enhance results from a surgical procedure. One new nonsurgical treatment I offer patients is CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved, noninvasive fat reduction tool that requires no downtime. Using cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells so the body can break them down and gives patients full results in about three months.
What is your approach to treating patients?
I team up with the patient to address their concerns both short- and long-term. I prefer a natural, subtle look that appears youthful, not “done.” Patients are frequently overwhelmed with the plethora of injectable products available. First I analyze the patient’s anatomy and then we discuss their aesthetic goals to come up with a treatment plan together.
What is your surgical niche?
Labiaplasty is one of the most popular procedures that I perform at my practice. Women of all ages have concerns with the look of their genital area, but may feel embarrassed and not sure where to turn. I assure patients that their concerns can be addressed in a safe and reliable manner. Patients feel more confident after labia procedures just as they do with other plastic surgery procedures.
What does a consultation with you entail?
I try to make the patient feel comfortable before we discuss the area they would like me to address. Once that is determined, I describe procedure options with the aid of a brochure or iPad. I then examine the patient and explain what I feel would be the best option to achieve their goal. Then we have a frank discussion about risks and what to expect postoperatively.
Why did you become a plastic surgeon?
For the love of enhancing beauty and making patients happy.