We have just been planning how we would like to move forward with the STAIANO Clinic in 2019 and one of my big goals is to create a community for our patients where you really feel like you are being listened to and looked after.
This is something I have always tried to do and one of the reasons that we never discharge anyone is because we are much more about being in it for the long haul rather than just looking to get short term results (once you have been a patient of ours you will always have access to the clinic if you ever have any questions or concerns).
Any sort of breast or body contouring procedure takes time to settle and I am aware that you may have questions or changes many years after your surgery and we are always happy to see our old patients “ but I would like to do more.
I would like to create more of a community.
We have our closed Facebook group for patients with over 200 members, but I would like to utilise the wonderful clinic space and gardens we have here, and so in 2019 we will be hosting meetings and events at the clinic for our previous and current patients.
This will be an opportunity to get together and interact on a less formal basis than the normal clinical setting that we see you in.
I also want it to be a more holistic approach to looking after you and it does not necessarily need to be anything about plastic surgery.
I have got a few ideas myself about things I would like to cover, things like yoga, mindfulness, diet and nutrition, and general lifestyle because I have always wanted the clinic to be somewhere where we do the right thing for our patients.
I am committed to making patients feel better about themselves in whatever way we can, because I see this as our role as doctors and the fact that we are plastic surgeons just happens to be the specific niche we have skills in.
I am very excited about the future and watch this space for details of our next event.