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Complimentary April 2013

Living the Good Life

HICKORY Plastic Reconstructive & Surgery Center

Enhancing Health, Beauty and Well-being HICKORY LIVING • APRIL 2013

Joseph Fewell, MD · Steven Siciliano, MD

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Welcome to the April issue. With spring in full bloom (literally), there are lots of things to see and do in Hickory this April! The Hickory Crawdads open their 2013 baseball season on April 4th. The Crawdads have several great promotions planned throughout the season. L.P. Frans Stadium offers a wonderful, family-friendly venue to watch minor league baseball. Try to get out to the game often and show your support for the home team. The Hickory Community Theatre (HCT) offers some worthwhile entertainment for the whole family. Their 2013 season is in full swing now. Please see their ad inside this issue for shows, dates and times. If baseball and the theater are not your cup of tea, it should be warm enough to take the family boating on the beautiful waters of Lake Hickory for a day of relaxation and fun. Or, take a day and visit the Hickory Museum of Art or the Catawba Science Center. This area is blessed with a variety of cultural and artistic destinations for people of all ages to enjoy. Thank you for reading the April issue of Hickory Living Magazine!

Hickory

LIVING Living the Good Life

April 2013

Mailing Address - 1670 E. Broad Street, Suite #195 Statesville, NC 28625 828-464-4060 E-mail - HickoryLiving@gmail.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kristie Darling • Meredith Collins Matthew Stewart • April Dellinger COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Shane Greene Photography COVER STORY Hickory Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center Editorial Stock photography, unless otherwise noted, is from ThinkStock.

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April 2013 8 • Take A Chance & Reach As High As You Can 12 • Hickory Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center – Enhancing Health, Beauty And Well-being 18 • FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve: A Breakthrough Product For Treating And Preventing Foot Pain 23 • What's Cooking?! Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Apple Butter Glaze 26 • Spring Is In The Air! And So Is Pollen, Mold, Mildew, And More!

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Take A Chance Reach As High As You Can By April Dellinger

willing to make a conscious effort to reach as high as you can to touch them. Find a support group in friends or family, verbalize your goals, set realistic standards, and don’t forget to applaud yourself for successfully facing your fears.

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Fear is a mental paralysis brought on by our own personal demons. When overanalyzing our lives and circumstances, most of us will decide to play it safe, resolved in never discovering the true potential or fullness of our lives. This month, two off beat holidays arise to challenge us all to reach above our own expectations, and take a chance to conquer self-limitation. The choice is yours. April 14th is designated Reach as High as You Can Day. On this day, you are encouraged to ground yourself in reality and establish personal boundaries. 8

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Take this day as an opportunity to determine what causes you to be apprehensive, and then take the first step toward confronting that fear. Set aside time on this day to create a list of new goals you wish to achieve. These goals can be job/career, relationship, fitness/weight or education oriented. Make sure your goals challenge you mentally, physically, emotionally or any mixture of the three. Start stepping outside your comfort zone and create accountability for your progress. The most important thing to recognize on this day is that even though the stars may not currently be tangible, you are

April 23rd is Take a Chance Day. Yes, it sounds risky, which may frighten many of us, but let’s view this from a different angle. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, statistics show that 90% of all things we fear are considered to be completely insignificant. 60% of these things will never even take place, and the other 30% happened in the past and cannot be changed anyway. Fear is one of the top reasons people limit themselves. We know that what is best for us lies ahead, and we are not where we truly need to be. The fewer risks taken, the less opportunity you have. So, we don’t ask for that well-deserved pay raise because we fear being challenged by our bosses or co-workers. Relationships don’t progress because the fear of rejection is so imminent. Weight loss goals are stamped out due to our inability to admit that it will take time and effort before we will see results. Well, it’s time to take a chance on one or more of these life aspects. Sometimes, in order to get what you want, you have to risk it. It’s easy to remain in our comfort zone and subject ourselves to a false sense of complacency. Life can become dull and disappointing if you consistently stick to what is safe. Remember, you already set new goals on April 14th, so today is the day to chance it. Participate and be active in your own life. Use these unconventional holidays as a stepping stone toward beating down fear and regression. Chase your dreams without regret, and remember, nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.


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HICKORY Plastic Reconstructive & Surgery Center

Joseph Fewell, MD · Steven Siciliano, MD

Pictured, left to right, and on the cover: Dr. Steven Siciliano and Dr. Joseph Fewell

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By Kristie Darling The field of plastic surgery has advanced exponentially since its beginnings in this country in the early 1800s. From a cleft palate operation, performed with homemade instruments in 1827 to today’s news-generating face and body surgeries, more and more people elect or require some type of plastic surgery. Given this trend, it is imperative that we select physicians who are experienced, knowledgeable, and residency-trained, with the skills and expertise that this surgical specialty requires. For close to 30 years, the Hickory Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center has been serving the greater Unifour area by providing state-of the-art reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Joseph Fewell founded the practice in 1984. In 1993, after completing his residency, Dr. Steven Siciliano joined the practice. “We have performed over 5,000 cosmetic surgical procedures in our office,” Dr. Fewell shared, “and with the support of our professional, dedicated staff, our entire team is ideally suited to provide excellent results.” Today’s plastic surgeries include two types: cosmetic and reconstructive. At the Hickory Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, cosmetic procedures begin with a oneon-one complimentary consultation with the surgeon. “We want to make certain that we fully understand what the patient is looking for, what they need,” Dr. Fewell explained. “Establishing a relationship with our patients from the start is crucial to a positive outcome. Once we know that what they want to do is attainable, and that they understand what can and cannot be done, we make an appointment for surgery.” All cosmetic surgeries take place on-site in the fully accredited surgical suite. The practice was one of the first in the region to offer this convenient option. When a surgery requires hospitalization, the doctors are on staff at Frye Regional and Catawba Valley Medical Centers. “We have a good mix of cosmetic and reconstructive patients, with about half of our work being cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures that reshape body structures,” Dr. Siciliano said. “We see people of all ages and genders who are interested in facelifts, body lifts and body contouring, otoplasty (ear surgery), liposuction of the abdomen, hips

Photos, top to bottom: • Dr. Fewell performing a surgical procedure, assisted by Liz Lawson. • Dr. Siciliano discussing cosmetic surgery with a patient. Also pictured Teressa Woodlief, CNA

or thighs, arm lifts, breast augmentation, and tummy tucks. Probably the happiest of the women we see are breast reduction patients. This surgery can be life changing when women are freed of physical discomforts such as neck and back pain, and bra straps that cut into their shoulders. Many patients see almost immediate relief of their symptoms.” HICKORY LIVING • APRIL 2013

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Above, Hickory Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center physicians and staff

Body contouring is a procedure for people close to their correct weight who want to improve the lines of their body in stubborn areas where diet and exercise are not effective. In addition to traditional liposuction procedures, the practice offers the VASER Liposuction system, a fat removal procedure that targets specific areas where body contouring can be fine-tuned. Dr. Siciliano explained, “It’s a less traumatic procedure, and patients tend to recover faster with less bruising. There are plenty of gimmicks out there; we are very selective in the new procedures we incorporate into our practice. We’re physicians with full medical training, and I want people to understand that not all cosmetic surgeons are plastic surgeons. Training and expertise should always be considered in the selection of a plastic surgeon.” Equally important is to select a surgeon with privileges at a local hospital in case a significant complication should occur.

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Drs. Fewell and Siciliano are specialists in the art of breast enhancement and breast implants. “These are common procedures, and with a new generation of implants available to us, the natural beauty and shape of the breast can be created or maintained,” Dr. Siciliano added. “Better implant options are available today, and as a rule, our patients are very pleased.” Reconstructive surgery is performed when the body’s appearance or function has been diminished by trauma, as in an accident, surgery, or by congenital deformities. Patients who require plastic surgery after skin cancer removal, for breast reconstruction after mastectomy (the plastic surgeons are often in the OR immediately after mastectomy to begin reconstruction, working in partnership with general surgeons) or to repair deformities or injuries, find that these procedures make life easier, more comfortable and enjoyable. “We help post-gastric bypass patients who

have lost a lot of weight,” Dr. Siciliano shared. “They often need removal and tightening of excess skin. We see patients from several bariatric surgery programs in the region.” Joann Blackwood, BSN, RN, is a graduate of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute and Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She specializes in skin care aesthetics and cosmetic injections. There are many treatments she can administer for patients who wish to improve the look and feel of their skin. “It has been amazing watching the development of new procedures and products over the last 17 years,” Joann shared. “Looking and feeling our best is an important aspect of our overall sense of well-being, and I love helping people feel good about themselves.” Joann has been with Hickory Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center for 14 years, and she is grateful for the support and recognition the doctors


have shown her. “Our physicians are extremely supportive of my professional development. I love working with this extraordinary staff, and developing relationships and rapport with patients. We work well together because of the respect and love we have for each other–we’re like family and that’s special.” Aesthetic services include Radiesse, Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm, Perlane, and Restylane. Joann offers re-pigmentation after breast reconstruction, microdermabrasion, hair removal, acne treatment, vein injections, and a full selection of prescription strength skin care products. Latisse, an effective treatment for thin or sparse eyelashes is available, and a full line of broadspectrum solar sunscreens for cancer, aging, and skin damage protection can become part of a daily skin care regimen. Joann consults with you to determine which treatment will be the most helpful and effective for your individual needs. As part of the professional medical team at the Center, Joann works in collaboration with the physicians to ensure the most up-to-date, comprehensive treatment plans for each patient. Gift certificates for aesthetic services are available. Quality customer service and confidentiality are a priority for everyone at the Center. The entire staff is dedicated to each patient’s health and well-being as they work together to ensure a comfortable, well-informed patient experience. “Our staff gets compliments all the time,” says Sandy Knox, office/accounts manager. “Everyone from our office staff to the operating room team works together. They are extremely caring people with the experience needed to provide excellent care from start to finish.” The team includes clinical and operating room staff Lisa Little, Teressa Woodlief, Elizabeth Lawson, and Sara Dentel. Hope McDowell and Teri Turner can be found answering calls and making appointments. They also help manage bra collection and distribution from patients whose bra size has changed. Bras are then donated to Safe Harbor Rescue Mission and Family Guidance Shelter for Battered Women. The practice actively promotes breast reconstruction awareness so that women understand all their options after surgery. In every way, quality patient care, positive results, and community support are primary. “We are proud of our 29-year successful track record,” Dr. Siciliano said. “We work to ensure complete patient satisfaction, and we strive to achieve this with every patient.”

Hickory Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center For More Information visit www.HickoryPlasticSurgery.com 50 13th Ave NE, Suite 2B • Hickory, NC 28601 (828) 322-8380

Photos, top to bottom: Hickory Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center offers a variety of medical grade skin care products and sunscreens. Joann Blackwood BSN, RN, performs all non-surgical aesthetic services.

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Compression Foot Sleeve:

A Breakthrough Product for Treating and Preventing Foot Pain Article by Meredith Collins | Photos by Shane Greene

In 2008, Higgins decided to take his ideas to market through his own company, ING Source, Inc., of Hickory. Since then, he has launched DermaSox, a specialized sock that moisturizes the skin, and OrthoSleeve, a specialized line of compression products designed to provide medical assistance for veinous and orthopedic problems.

Dave Higgins, owner, inventor and CEO of ING Source, Inc., presents the FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve along with other medical and sports product creations from ING Source, Inc.

The FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve, the first of the OrthoSleeve line, is a patent pending compression foot sleeve targeted to treat plantar fasciitis, heel pain and arch weakness. How does the technology work? The FS6 uses compression zones to lift the plantar fascia (underfoot support structure) and move excess fluid and blood out of the foot and heel to reduce swelling and pain. It keeps the plantar fascia gently stretched while increasing blood flow to damaged tissue in the foot and heel, resulting in less pain and inflammation.

Foot pain and plantar fasciitis can be debilitating to a person’s daily activities. David Higgins, president and CEO of ING Source, Inc., has been providing foot care solutions for over 20 years. His latest product, the FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve, is now sold online, in catalogs like FootSmart and Sky Mall, in sports shops, specialty shoe stores and by podiatrists in the US, England, Canada, Australia, Europe, Taiwan and New Zealand. In Hickory, you can purchase FS6 Compression Foot Sleeves at Foot One on Springs Road and at Hickory Family Pharmacy. After serving as president of Statesville’s Thorlos in the early 1990s, Higgins’ claim to fame is being recognized as the original creator of the first diabetic socks. 18

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Six zones of compression are built into each sleeve to provide the correct amount of support at each position along the foot and heel. The compression zones go from gradual to moderate to firm, in a coordinated effort to promote better circulation in and out of the damaged tissues. Users have reported almost immediate relief. “Most of the products in the plantar fasciitis market are heavy and bulky,” Higgins said. “People will buy them and start to use them, but then later discontinue them, so they don’t get the full benefit. Our product is easy to slip on


Photos, left to right: As an FDA facility, garments must be tested for compression compliance. David K. Higgins, operations manager, operates a CMD100 compression tester for export goods. David K. Higgins (right) and Philip Higgins, label and pack orders for USA health catalog account.

and uses the technology of compression to achieve the same objective.” Not only does FS6 treat foot pain issues, it can also be used as a preventative measure. “We have a significant following of runners who use the FS6,” Higgins continued. “It also works well for people who are older and beginning to develop different orthopedic conditions. It really crosses all age demographics.”

The FS6 product has been registered with the FDA in the United States and with the MHRA in Europe as a medical device. The many positive user reviews on websites like amazon.com demonstrate this product’s exceptional success.

For information about the FS6 product and other ING items, visit our websites or call 828-855-0481 www.fs6.com www.dermasox.com www.ingsource.com

“Maybe the best part of our success is staying right here in Hickory, working with my wife, sons and even grandsons in the business,” Higgins said. “It is a family success!”

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What's Cooking?! Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Apple Butter Glaze

When it comes to a great cookout, you want to keep things simple and tasting fantastic. This recipe is perfect! It pairs the mild taste of pork tenderloin with the bold flavors of an apple butter glaze. When grilling, keep a couple of things in mind: • Cook the tenderloin over indirect heat – the cooler side of the grill – so that it cooks slowly and evenly. This also keeps the glaze from scorching. • Turn meat with tongs, never with a fork. Piercing the meat releases its natural juices and causes it to be dry.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Apple Butter Glaze Servings: 4 • Cooking Time: 25 – 40 minutes

1 cup Musselman's Apple Butter 2 tablespoons Vidalia onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup dry white wine or white cooking wine Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable oil 2 boneless pork tenderloins, trimmed (1-1.5 pounds each)

In a medium bowl, whisk together apple butter, onion, mustard and wine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In a small sauce pan, bring apple butter mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Set aside a few tablespoons of the glaze to drizzle on the cooked meat before serving. Preheat grill to medium high. Brush pork with oil and season with salt and pepper. Over direct heat, brown tenderloin on all sides, about 5 minutes total. Brush meat with glaze and, if grill allows, move to indirect heat. Turn every 5 – 6 minutes to prevent glaze from scorching, brushing occasionally with additional glaze. Cook meat to an internal temperature of 160°F (cooking time will vary from 25 – 40 minutes, based on thickness of tenderloins and type of grill). Remove from grill, brush again with glaze and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2-inch thick slices, drizzle with reserved glaze, and serve immediately. Recipe and photo courtesy of Musselmans. For more recipes visit www.musselmans.com

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Spring is in the Air! And so is pollen, mold, mildew, and more! By Matthew Stewart

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Ahhh! The signs of spring. Robins singing, flowers beginning to show their first blooms, trees budding, opening the windows to let in that fresh air‌ yes, the beauty of the spring season can be intoxicating, unless you or a family member suffer from allergies. While spring may be in the air, so is the pollen, spores, mold, mildew, dust from those open windows, pet dander, and other allergens that are all part of the price we must pay for warmer, more pleasant weather. Now, many of these issues can lead to serious dangers, such as asthma. In fact, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 7.6 million children, ages five to 17, and over 12.7 million young adults, ages 18 to 44, suffer from asthma. It's a debilitating disease that can affect every aspect of your life, and over 5,000 people die from it each year. What can you do? Here is a list of action items you can take to help protect yourself and your family from the negative things spring has in store. 26

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1. Request a free in-home air quality consultation from a trained professional. Make sure they are comfort certified and offer a selection of equipment that will keep your family happy and healthy.

nated with particles of dust, pollen and other debris that can cause allergic reactions or other symptoms. Removing debris and having an air duct cleaning can help alleviate a lot of these problems.

2. Review the options upon receiving your consultation with your certified comfort advisor or technician. They should be able to completely explain the options in ordinary terminology, so you understand what hazards your home may be posing to your family and can respond appropriately. If your problems truly are allergies or asthma, a solution could be a professional air filtration system installed by a trained professional indoor air comfort expert.

5. After a duct cleaning, have your air ducts sealed. This prevents recurrence of the problem of dust and bacteria and other undesirable elements getting back into your system.

3. Get a thorough system check-up and safety inspection. This will let you breathe easier knowing that your cooling system is ready to go for the hot summer months ahead. 4. Ask for an air duct inspection. Over time, air ducts become contami-

6. Before you take any of these steps, make sure you call a qualified, NATEtrained cooling and heating company that goes the extra mile to drug test and conduct background checks on their technicians prior to sending them into your home. Look for a company that displays the Technician Seal of Safety.

About the Author Matthew Stewart is the owner of 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating. 72degreesofhickory.com 828-325-0072


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