Some problems are better handled with less invasive treatment and there are products and treatments that can delay the need for surgery or prolong and protect one’s investment in surgical procedures.
That's interesting: Dr. Janet K. Turkle was involved in the clinical trials for the silicone gel implants and provided extensive data to the researchers.
Please tell us briefly about your qualifications and how did you get to where you are?
I have been in Indiana as a plastic surgeon since I completed my residency at Indiana University Medical Center in 1993 and entered private practice.
Are you convinced that being female creates opportunities in attracting prospective clients?
I think it has advantages and disadvantages. As a female, I can relate to my female patients but I hopefully relate to my male patients as well. Some women may feel more comfortable telling you things or showing you things that they would not if you possessed the Y chromosome but it doesn't always work that way.
If you weren't a medical professional, is there anything you'd rather be spending time on?
I truly cannot think of what that would be. I am doing exactly what I want to do.
Aside from a plastic surgery practice, you also have a Skin care and Laser Center. What difficulties did you tackle when you began your practice?
When we started then skin care portion of the practice it was fairly rare to combine that with a plastic surgery practice. I think that the biggest challenges have been to make people aware of how important lasers and skin care can be in terms of their total improvement. When we do surgery, we can make improvements in structure but we cannot improve things like texture and discoloration. A combined effort of laser treatments, products and other therapies will improve the outcome, regardless of the type of surgery.