My name is Vicki Sherwood and I have been an educator for 47 years. During my career, I have been a high school principal and have taught both middle and high school. I have also coached girls’ fastpitch softball, have been the yearbook advisor, and have served on numerous school and district ad hoc leadership, advisory teams. Outside of work my hobbies include playing golf, gardening, reading, traveling, scuba diving, walking, and boating. I don’t have any children but I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as with our two collies, Bentley and Jackson.
How did you find your surgeon? What were the specific reasons you chose him or her over other providers?
Dr. Nadeau was a full diploma International Baccalaureate student at the school where I served as principal for 26 years. She was a dedicated, conscientious, and hard-working student who excelled in her studies as well as in her extracurricular pursuits. She knew she wanted a career in medicine early on and she was curious, committed, and passionate about being a life-long learner.
In all my years as an educator, Dr. Nadeua was the only student that my husband and I invited into our personal lives. She was consistently compassionate, kind, and thoughtful which garnered her the trust and admiration of others. I have always known that if I wanted to have a surgical procedure done that Dr. Nadeau would be the one surgeon I could both respect and trust. She did not disappoint me with the results and I will be forever grateful for her expertise and kind soul.
What type of procedure did you have and why did you decide to have this procedure?
I had a facelift, neck lift, and eye and brow lift. My desire to have these procedures done was motivated by the fact that I had retired 3 years earlier and was starting to feel my senior years approaching. My skin felt lifeless and I wanted to restore the youthful look I once had. As an educator, I spent much of my time working with young adults. After retiring, my exposure to the younger generation was largely gone. I had greater respect for what felt to me like my lost youth as I quickly saw it fading.
Describe your surgical experience and recovery.
My surgical experience and recovery were very positive mainly because Dr. Nadeau had prepared me so well along the way about exactly what to expect. She was always available to answer questions both during the day as well as during her off-hours. She was patient and thoughtful with her responses and was creative about offering techniques she felt would help with my recovery. Her confidence and positivity were infectious and that was very helpful during my recovery.
What were your fears about having this procedure and how did your surgeon help you overcome them?
My biggest fear was about being under anesthesia for several hours. Dr. Nadeau assured me that all the necessary precautions would be in order and that assured me that I would be in good hands with her entire team. I trusted her completely and knew she always had my best interests in mind. I knew as a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon that she and her team had all the necessary training to ensure my safety.
Describe why you are happy you chose this procedure. How has it positively impacted your life? Your self-esteem?
I am so happy I had these procedures done. I look and feel much more youthful than I did before. As a result, my energy level has increased and I just feel better overall about myself. I love receiving compliments about how I look and I am more than satisfied with the results. My confidence has increased tremendously since having these procedures done. I so enjoy looking and feeling refreshed and now have more motivation than ever to get out and try new things.
Tell us specifically about why you are happy you chose the surgeon you did? Describe his/her most outstanding qualities.
I am thrilled with the procedures that Dr. Nadeau performed and I have highly recommended her to many of my close friends. Dr. Nadeau has so many outstanding qualities both as a person and as a surgeon. She is a genuine person and a great listener. She also has integrity and a great sense of humor along with excellent surgical skills.
How did our staff support you in your surgical experience?
Dr. Nadeau has a phenomenal support staff. Everyone I encountered was friendly, attentive, and accommodating. The entire staff was efficient and professional in their approach to managing all matters. Their personal approach mirrored Dr. Nadeau’s overall attitude and I felt very supported by the entire team.
Do you have any advice for others who may be considering this procedure?
If you are considering a procedure of this nature my advice would be: just do it! You never know what life has in store. The key for me in deciding to move forward was having confidence in my surgeon. I was hesitant at first but after meeting with Dr. Nadeau just once I knew immediately that I was going to be in good hands. I was so excited about her work that my husband followed my lead and had the same surgery done. We are both enjoying looking and feeling years younger and we are both proud that we made the decision to do this.