A Plastic Surgery Party – Part 1

I didn't know what to expect when I received an invitation to my first-ever Plastic Surgery Party.  My imagination ran wild at the thought of big bosomed woman getting nose jobs and botox injections while they drank margaritas.  Maybe they would even have a tray of noses to select from?  

I pictured all sorts of opportunities for snark.  No one is better equipped at making fun of Orange County than I am.  I couldn't wait to attend.

The evening surprised me.  In fact, the evening surprised me on so many levels it's hard to even know where to begin. 

Let me bring my newer readers up to date.  Last June, I underwent a breast reduction at the urging of my orthopedic shoulder surgeon.  He felt strongly the surgery would aid me in regaining use of my bum arm post-car accident.  I found a respected OC plastic surgeon and underwent reduction surgery.  My size DD breasts are now very perky size C's.  The entire experience was my first encounter with the world of plastic surgery.  I wrote about my experiences at the time.  (To read more about my reduction you can read through my June 2009 archives.)

By the way?  Four months later my boobs are fabulous!  They're perky and pretty.  A surprising result of the surgery was walking away at the end of it with ultra-sensitive nipples too.

The doctor who performed my breast reduction is Dr. Larry Nichter of the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery.  My friend, Nike, took a picture of me with Dr. Nichter.  You can tell he's a nice person just by looking at him, don't you think?

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Yes, this is the man responsible for my perky boobs and bionic nipples.  I'm a big fan of Dr. Nichter's.  Any man who can make my nipples bionic is a friend for life!

(And yes – I photoshopped my wrinkles right out of that photo, why do you ask?)

Dr. Nichter and his partner, Dr. Horowitz, have offices in Newport and Huntington Beach.  I don't, personally, know Dr. Horowitz but I hear good things about him and the quality of work he does.  I took a picture of him with his wife, who was kind enough to spend a lot of time talking with me.

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As a thank you to their patients the doctors hosted an "Autumn Appreciation Event," or as I called it, a Plastic Surgery Party last Thursday evening. 

Smart marketing?  Definitely.

The party was held in the large lobby of their fourth floor offices.  I was astounded when I arrived with my friend, Nike.  Over one hundred former patients and their friends were there.  There were no plastic surgery procedures being done during the party.

The doctors went all out spoiling their guests.  

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There were also a few vendors sharing information about their products.  

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Of course, I had to grab the breast implants to play with.  They were very soft and squishy.  I talked Nike into playing catch with me.  We tossed the implant around while the Allergan vendor tried really hard to be a good sport about my antics.  Here's a photo of Nike showing off with a boob in her hand:

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I spent a lot of time mingling with Dr. Nichter, his staff, and his guests.  It was very interesting learning more about the doctor and his patients.  

There was one woman at the party who is not only a patient of the Pacific Center, but also the Vice President of a company which provides surgery loans.  That's right, if you can't afford a tummy tuck you can take out a loan to get one done.  She was handing out cards to people at the party.

Towards the end of the party they held a raffle.  Guests won assorted skincare products, jewelry, Latisse (makes your eyelashes grow), an Obagi blue peel worth $1,200, and assorted other fun stuff.  No, I was not one of the lucky ones to win anything.  (I was hoping for an entire body lift, but that wasn't even offered in the raffle.)

As the party ended, guests were treated to gift bags as we left.  There were stacks and stacks of cutely decorated gift bags.

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When I got home, I had fun rummaging through my bag.  There was makeup, a CD (which I'll tell you more about in a future post), coupons for discounts on skin care products and facials, brochures on services offered, vitamins (this is California, after all), sunscreen, a pen, a few assorted other goodies and … chocolate.  Chocolate!  If I eat it I will get fatter and need liposuction.  How smart of them to give out chocolate! 

OK, so maybe I could use liposuction even without eating the chocolate.  Shhh!  Don't tell anyone.

It ended up being a fun and very enjoyable evening.  The best part of the evening, however, came in the form of the stories I heard while I was there.  Tomorrow, I'll share more with you about this event.  I'll show you pictures of some of the people who were there and tell you their stories.  (You can click here to read Part 2 of this post.)

© Twenty Four At Heart

75 Responses to “A Plastic Surgery Party – Part 1”

  1. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow, I guess since they charge so damned much for their services, the least they can do is throw a good party.
    I want a gift bag too!

  2. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow, I guess since they charge so damned much for their services, the least they can do is throw a good party.
    I want a gift bag too!

  3. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow, I guess since they charge so damned much for their services, the least they can do is throw a good party.
    I want a gift bag too!

  4. ballerinatoes

    Sounds like an unexpectedly fun evening! Are you still using the latisse? Results?

  5. ballerinatoes

    Sounds like an unexpectedly fun evening! Are you still using the latisse? Results?

  6. ballerinatoes

    Sounds like an unexpectedly fun evening! Are you still using the latisse? Results?

  7. di

    Looks like a smashing good time. Wondering what kind of goodies were in the gift bags.
    Di

  8. di

    Looks like a smashing good time. Wondering what kind of goodies were in the gift bags.
    Di

  9. di

    Looks like a smashing good time. Wondering what kind of goodies were in the gift bags.
    Di

  10. Jan

    I’d SO have been playing with the fake boob, too.
    I don’t have to Photoshop my face, because I don’t let anyone take my picture. But I totally would if I had to.

  11. Jan

    I’d SO have been playing with the fake boob, too.
    I don’t have to Photoshop my face, because I don’t let anyone take my picture. But I totally would if I had to.

  12. Jan

    I’d SO have been playing with the fake boob, too.
    I don’t have to Photoshop my face, because I don’t let anyone take my picture. But I totally would if I had to.

  13. Kelly

    Sounds fun! I can’t wait to read tomorrow about the people who were there. Your doctor does look nice. I photoshop every picture of myself in existence! LOL! Did the party make you want to get lots of plastic surgery?

  14. Kelly

    Sounds fun! I can’t wait to read tomorrow about the people who were there. Your doctor does look nice. I photoshop every picture of myself in existence! LOL! Did the party make you want to get lots of plastic surgery?

  15. Kelly

    Sounds fun! I can’t wait to read tomorrow about the people who were there. Your doctor does look nice. I photoshop every picture of myself in existence! LOL! Did the party make you want to get lots of plastic surgery?

  16. di

    DOH! Indeed you did write about it at the end of the post… I forgot to go below the last photo…. Getting old here… Very Very Old I Am!
    Di

  17. di

    DOH! Indeed you did write about it at the end of the post… I forgot to go below the last photo…. Getting old here… Very Very Old I Am!
    Di

  18. di

    DOH! Indeed you did write about it at the end of the post… I forgot to go below the last photo…. Getting old here… Very Very Old I Am!
    Di

  19. Kari-Mel

    I need one of those surgery loans for a tummy tuck! I can handle my saggy old boobs and slightly larger than when I was young booty, but the fuckedupness of my belly since my hysterectomy desperately needs fixed!

  20. Kari-Mel

    I need one of those surgery loans for a tummy tuck! I can handle my saggy old boobs and slightly larger than when I was young booty, but the fuckedupness of my belly since my hysterectomy desperately needs fixed!

  21. Kari-Mel

    I need one of those surgery loans for a tummy tuck! I can handle my saggy old boobs and slightly larger than when I was young booty, but the fuckedupness of my belly since my hysterectomy desperately needs fixed!

  22. dogmother

    Great people-watching event! Don’t ya love Photoshop!

  23. dogmother

    Great people-watching event! Don’t ya love Photoshop!

  24. dogmother

    Great people-watching event! Don’t ya love Photoshop!

  25. Sarah

    Young Booty. Snort! That cracks me up. But BIONIC NIPPLES. You look gorgeous in that picture and yes, yes he does look like a very kind man, *particularly* if he creates bionic nipples! Mine have been… less than bionic since lumpectomies I had when I was 18. And it’s not cool. (sucks, blows… I couldn’t decide between the two, considering.) I guess I’d have to let him do something else to the girls to get that effect.. and reduction is NOT every going to be something I’ll need. Yeah… totally.. I’ll just stay with my psycho mother-in-law in HB and get a boob job and bionic nipples. Brilliant!
    Aaaand I’m back. Sounds like a lot of fun! The party… not the surgery! And if I ever do go that route, now I “know” someone who “knows” someone.

  26. Sarah

    Young Booty. Snort! That cracks me up. But BIONIC NIPPLES. You look gorgeous in that picture and yes, yes he does look like a very kind man, *particularly* if he creates bionic nipples! Mine have been… less than bionic since lumpectomies I had when I was 18. And it’s not cool. (sucks, blows… I couldn’t decide between the two, considering.) I guess I’d have to let him do something else to the girls to get that effect.. and reduction is NOT every going to be something I’ll need. Yeah… totally.. I’ll just stay with my psycho mother-in-law in HB and get a boob job and bionic nipples. Brilliant!
    Aaaand I’m back. Sounds like a lot of fun! The party… not the surgery! And if I ever do go that route, now I “know” someone who “knows” someone.

  27. Sarah

    Young Booty. Snort! That cracks me up. But BIONIC NIPPLES. You look gorgeous in that picture and yes, yes he does look like a very kind man, *particularly* if he creates bionic nipples! Mine have been… less than bionic since lumpectomies I had when I was 18. And it’s not cool. (sucks, blows… I couldn’t decide between the two, considering.) I guess I’d have to let him do something else to the girls to get that effect.. and reduction is NOT every going to be something I’ll need. Yeah… totally.. I’ll just stay with my psycho mother-in-law in HB and get a boob job and bionic nipples. Brilliant!
    Aaaand I’m back. Sounds like a lot of fun! The party… not the surgery! And if I ever do go that route, now I “know” someone who “knows” someone.

  28. Jack

    The doctors went all out spoiling their guests.
    Considering how much they earn they should give a little bit back.

  29. Jack

    The doctors went all out spoiling their guests.
    Considering how much they earn they should give a little bit back.

  30. Jack

    The doctors went all out spoiling their guests.
    Considering how much they earn they should give a little bit back.

  31. Julie @ Angry Julie Monday

    I actually think I went to one of those parties for the doctor years ago. I even did a video for his website. But it was years ago, and I didn’t realize that it was a “party” if you know what I mean.
    I can’t wait to hear more stories from your night.

  32. Julie @ Angry Julie Monday

    I actually think I went to one of those parties for the doctor years ago. I even did a video for his website. But it was years ago, and I didn’t realize that it was a “party” if you know what I mean.
    I can’t wait to hear more stories from your night.

  33. Julie @ Angry Julie Monday

    I actually think I went to one of those parties for the doctor years ago. I even did a video for his website. But it was years ago, and I didn’t realize that it was a “party” if you know what I mean.
    I can’t wait to hear more stories from your night.

  34. Twenty Four At Heart

    Julie,
    Dr. Nichter mentioned they’ve done something similar on a smaller scale before. I believe this is the biggest party they’ve had … and yes, it was a party! : )

  35. Twenty Four At Heart

    Julie,
    Dr. Nichter mentioned they’ve done something similar on a smaller scale before. I believe this is the biggest party they’ve had … and yes, it was a party! : )

  36. Twenty Four At Heart

    Julie,
    Dr. Nichter mentioned they’ve done something similar on a smaller scale before. I believe this is the biggest party they’ve had … and yes, it was a party! : )

  37. Fragrant Liar

    I don’t know. That’s all great stuff, but I’m stuck on the picture of you and the doc — I mean, the woman right behind you sucking on a berry. What’s that all about? Bwaaaahahahaha! Has she seen that yet? :)) :)) Sorry, cracking up here.
    Um, yeah, can’t wait to hear more stories.

  38. Fragrant Liar

    I don’t know. That’s all great stuff, but I’m stuck on the picture of you and the doc — I mean, the woman right behind you sucking on a berry. What’s that all about? Bwaaaahahahaha! Has she seen that yet? :)) :)) Sorry, cracking up here.
    Um, yeah, can’t wait to hear more stories.

  39. Fragrant Liar

    I don’t know. That’s all great stuff, but I’m stuck on the picture of you and the doc — I mean, the woman right behind you sucking on a berry. What’s that all about? Bwaaaahahahaha! Has she seen that yet? :)) :)) Sorry, cracking up here.
    Um, yeah, can’t wait to hear more stories.

  40. topmomblog

    I just saw an ad featuring Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Horowitz’s name and wondered if you could rely on these ads for reputable surgeons. I’ve been thinking about trying botox because I’m over the bangs! Thanks for the humor and the “testimonial”.

  41. topmomblog

    I just saw an ad featuring Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Horowitz’s name and wondered if you could rely on these ads for reputable surgeons. I’ve been thinking about trying botox because I’m over the bangs! Thanks for the humor and the “testimonial”.

  42. topmomblog

    I just saw an ad featuring Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Horowitz’s name and wondered if you could rely on these ads for reputable surgeons. I’ve been thinking about trying botox because I’m over the bangs! Thanks for the humor and the “testimonial”.

  43. AmyAmyBoBamey

    I am gonna have to go check out the post about your bionic nipples now. LOL
    Great synopsis of the party. I posted a video about Latisse on my blog 🙂
    Now I gotta read Part 2

  44. AmyAmyBoBamey

    I am gonna have to go check out the post about your bionic nipples now. LOL
    Great synopsis of the party. I posted a video about Latisse on my blog 🙂
    Now I gotta read Part 2

  45. AmyAmyBoBamey

    I am gonna have to go check out the post about your bionic nipples now. LOL
    Great synopsis of the party. I posted a video about Latisse on my blog 🙂
    Now I gotta read Part 2

  46. Kristin

    Well I’m glad the party ended up going well but also sad there is no snarkiness. 😀 thats the fun part!
    ive been wanting to try Latisse. You are/were using it right? What did you think?

  47. Kristin

    Well I’m glad the party ended up going well but also sad there is no snarkiness. 😀 thats the fun part!
    ive been wanting to try Latisse. You are/were using it right? What did you think?

  48. Kristin

    Well I’m glad the party ended up going well but also sad there is no snarkiness. 😀 thats the fun part!
    ive been wanting to try Latisse. You are/were using it right? What did you think?

  49. Frank

    Suzanne-
    Great blog post- from your description I feel like I was there enjoying the people, food, stories, and gift bags.
    Sounds like you’re VERY happy with your surgery resulting in Bionic nipples. I’ve never heard them described quite like that before.

  50. Frank

    Suzanne-
    Great blog post- from your description I feel like I was there enjoying the people, food, stories, and gift bags.
    Sounds like you’re VERY happy with your surgery resulting in Bionic nipples. I’ve never heard them described quite like that before.

  51. Frank

    Suzanne-
    Great blog post- from your description I feel like I was there enjoying the people, food, stories, and gift bags.
    Sounds like you’re VERY happy with your surgery resulting in Bionic nipples. I’ve never heard them described quite like that before.

  52. Plastic Surgery Los Angeles

    Looks like it was a great party! Imagine partying all night with your surgeon/s and other colleagues who has the same interests as you? It could had really been a lot of fun!

  53. Plastic Surgery Los Angeles

    Looks like it was a great party! Imagine partying all night with your surgeon/s and other colleagues who has the same interests as you? It could had really been a lot of fun!

  54. Plastic Surgery Los Angeles

    Looks like it was a great party! Imagine partying all night with your surgeon/s and other colleagues who has the same interests as you? It could had really been a lot of fun!

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