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Plastic Surgery Discounts for Indiana University (IU) Health Employees

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

During the course of my work as a plastic surgeon in Indianapolis over the past two decades, I have had the opportunity to work almost exclusively within the Indiana University Health System. Given this name in 2011, the Indiana University Health System represents a large statewide network of facilities and health care providers. Extending from the downtown hub of original Methodist, University and Riley Children’s hospitals, it extends into suburban Indianapolis where Indiana University Health North in Carmel, Indiana University Health Hospital in Avon and IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers are located. Throughout the state of Indiana ten other hospitals are IU Health partners including IU HealthTipton Hospital, IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IU Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IU Health Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli,  IU Health Bedford Hospital in Bedford, IU Health Blackford Hospital n Hartford City, IU Health Starke Hospital in Knox, IU Health Goshen Hospital in Goshen and IU Health LaPorte Hospital in Laporte.

Many of my patients have been cared for by IU Health Hospital providers, and some of those same physicians and their families have been actual patients of mine as well. In working with them, I have come to appreciate the tremendous professionalism and compassion they have for helping those patients who are suffering serious, debilitating illnesses. In appreciation of their past and future patient care efforts, I am offering incentives to IU Health employees for any desired cosmetic plastic surgery procedure(s). For those who want to change certain aspects of their outward appearance using well-established and successful cosmetic surgery procedures, the IU Health plastic surgery program may make it more attainable.

Any IU Health employee can benefit regardless of where you may be located in Indiana or at what hospital or facility. Each of the plastic surgery procedures available my website at www.eppleyplasticsurgery.com are eligible for this 10% discount toward the surgical fee. Some of the most popular and commonly requested plastic surgery procedures are:

Liposuction (Smartlipo) and Body Contouring

Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, and Breast Reduction

Tummy Tuck and Waistline Contouring

Limited (Lifestyle Lift) and Full Facelifts

Eyelid Tucks (Blepharoplasty) and Browlifts

Facial Sculpting with Implants (Chin, Cheek, and Jaw Angle)

Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

Ear Pinning (Otoplasty) and Earlobe Repairs

Scar Revision

To receive your complimentary, private consultation, or to inquire about any of the plastic surgery services listed above, please feel free to contact info@eppleyplasticsurgery.com and request the IU Health Plastic Surgery program. Consultations can be arranged by phone or through the website.

Similar benefits are available at our Ology Spa locations in IU Health Hospital in Carmel and IU Health Hospital in Avon. Minimally invasive procedures such as Botox, injectable fillers, laser skin therapies, microdermabrasion, and more are available to complement cosmetic surgery procedures or as part of your regular skin care program. The Ology Spa is also a wonderful escape at the end of a long shift where many relaxing spa therapies such as massage and other bodywork, facials and waxing are available at a discounted rate to IU health staff. We also offer the newest method of non-surgical fat reduction using the Exilis radiofrequency device .Learn more about the Ology Spas at IU Health North and IU Health West at www.ologyspa.com.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana

Acupuncture at Ology Spas in Indianapolis

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Acupuncture is one of the many alternative forms of medicine that is very well known, albeit not well understood. While most people have never had an acupuncture treatment, they most likely have a strong opinion about it.. Admittedly I was fairly ignorant about acupuncture until we were approached and incorporated this form of therapy into our Ology medspa several years ago. Since then I have come to appreciate what it is and how it may be beneficial to some patients.

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese practice involving the placement of ultra-thin sterile needles into the skin at specific points located along what are called energy meridians. The exact origin of the energy meridian concept is buried in Chinese history but it goes back over two thousand years. The introduction of a needle along these energy meridian purportedly affects the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”), or energy that flows through them. The flow of qi is important to keep the body in balance and in good health. That explanation requires a leap of faith in understanding and modern science hypothesizes that the needles interact with our nervous system. They likely trigger the release of chemicals that have a hormone-like effect, modifiying our mood, perception of pain, and how our immune system acts. Interestingly, the placement of the needles are rarely even close to the site of the problem, often being at quite distant parts of the body. That undoubably contributes to the mystery of how acupuncture works and challenges to some degree conventional medical thinking. This has led many to hypothesize that acupuncture works primarily by a placebo effect rather than any real physical change.

.Acupuncture does have a set of medical problems for which it has some acknowledged benefits. It is most commonly used for chronic pain which has failed conventional medical therapies such as back pain and arthritic joints. It is used for the common problems of weight loss and smoking cessation but whether its success is any higher than the hundreds of other approaches has not been proven. It is extremely popular when used along with in vitro fertilization to help increase the odds of success of conception. Stimulating an acupressure point in the toe may even help expedite labor.

As part of a medspa environment at IU Health hospitals in Indiana  (IU Health North in Carmel and IU Health West in Avon), this is a logical addition to a complementary healthcare environment. As part of a place where a full range of services are available from ayurvedic and therapeutic spa therapies, chiropractic services, massage therapy, skin care, anti-aging medicine and plastic surgery in a soothing and tranquil environment, acupuncture adds non-invasive treatment options for certain health issues.

 Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana

Anti-Aging Medicine at Ology Spa in Indianapolis

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Anti-aging Medicine is often an enigma to the public.  It sounds appealing and of interest but what is it? The marketing hype that surrounds the anti-aging medicine concept makes it difficult to understand how it applies to any everyday person. Anti-aging is a subspecialty of medicine that in no way should be confused with Geriatric Medicine. In fact, Anti-Aging Medicine strives to maintain and energize one’s health so that the affirmities of age can be delay for some time and maybe avoided for the most part.

Anti-Aging Medicine is a relatively new medical specialty for the prevention, treatment, and reversal of health problems caused by both age and disease. Even in the face of continuing aging or ongoing disease, the main goal of Anti-Aging Medicine is to help one feel better by improving how your body functions. The emphasis is on treating the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms.

Anti-Aging Medicine treats a wide variety of aging health problems including menopause, andropause (male menopause), depression, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, insomnia, and weight disorders.

Each patient’s evaluation is individualized and extensive leading to a personalized treatment plan at Ology Spa. Through established medical principles and ongoing body chemistry assessments, the program consists of proper nutrition, physical exercise and  fitness, biologically identical hormone therapies, and pharmaceutical-grade neutraceuticals (vitamins, amino acids, minerals, antioxidants, and herbs). Through this program, the goals are to look and feel younger, maintain ideal body weight, improve sleep patterns, restore intimacy and sexual function, eliminate anxiety and depression,  and increase energy,  muscle mass, and strength.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana





Massage Therapy and Plastic Surgery at Ology Spa in Indianapolis

Sunday, January 6th, 2008


With an increasing number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery (nearly 11 million people underwent some form of plastic surgery in 2006 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons), plastic surgeons are looking for additional methods to enhance the patient’s experience and improve their recovery. Massage therapy is one therapeutic approach that can potentially complement a patient’s postoperative recovery. Massage therapy can help reduce swelling and tightness, improve circulation, and expedite elimination of bruising from the surgical site.

I have embraced the use of massage therapy since my hospital-based spa, Ology in Indianapolis, opened the first location in 2004. Having regular access to massage therapy has allowed me to integrate it as part of many patient’s postoperative care regimens. Massage can improve a more rapid return of lymphatic outflow from the surgery site, which reduces swelling and the clearance of bruising faster. This is most valuable in body surgery such as liposuction and tummy tucks. However, it can also be useful afte facial surgery, even if the surgery site is not directly massaged. I usually have my patients begin massage sessions no sooner than 3 weeks after surgery and have a patient undergo them once a week for 4 to 6 weeks. While some patients may initially fear that massages may be too ‘rough’, they quickly find out that a gentle touch technique is used and they start to see its benefits immediately after the first session.

The integration of a touch form of therapy, such as massage, after the trauma of surgery has a great psychological benefit as well. It provides a compassionate and tender form of therapy while the patient is in the healing state. It reflects well on the practice and the plastic surgeon. Some patients after getting postoperative massage therapy become regular massage patients thereafter.

Dr Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana

Plastic Surgery and Ology Spa Services at IU Health North Hospital

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Plastic Surgery and Ology Spa Services at IU Health North Hospital
In Carmel, Indiana – Merging Medicine, Wellness, and Beauty


Since 2006, I have opened and operated the second location of the Ology Spa and my plastic surgery practice in the IU Health North Hospital in Carmel, Indiana on the northside of Indianapolis. Because of its wonderful design and beautiful exterior and interiors, a few comments about IIU Health North Hospital are in order.

Situated on the main throughfare of the northside’s bustling business community at the south end of Carmel, IU Health North is a full-service 170-bed community-based hospital which also serves as the north campus of the renowned Riley Hospital for Children, one of the founding three hospitals of the IU Health hospital systems.  IIU Health North offers a full range of patient care services providing exceptional care and service for the whole family. From its exterior limestone to the warmth of the interior hallways and all private patient rooms, IU Health North is a testament to the merger of art, healthcare, and a healing environment. Reconstructive plastic surgery is most visible in IU Health North as a complement to the Breast Cancer center for breast reconstruction, the Bariatric Center for body contouring after weight loss, and pediatric plastic surgery.

The design of IU Heaklth North and my Ology Spa facilities work very well together. Ology spa is situated just inside one of the main entrances of the hospitaland is lined with an all-glass exterior, revealing the large display of skin care and gift items. Ology spa design incorporates natural elements, such as bamboo flooring, water fountains, and organic colors. The facility has ample space for spa treatment rooms, offering massage, hydrotherapy and medical skin care, as well as plastic surgery consultation and treatment rooms.. Having both concepts in one facility, spa and plastic surgery, allows medical and cosmetic procedures to be done in a single location, enables a comprehensive approach to guest treatments before and after procedures, and allows higher-grade, more therapeutic skin and body product offerings.

Dr Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana

Plastic Surgery and Spa Services at IU Health West Hospital

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

The Synergy of Plastic Surgery and Ology Spa Services at IU Health West Hospital In Avon, Indiana

Since 2004, I have opened and operated the initial location of the Ology Spa and my plastic surgery practice at the beautiful IU Health West Hospital in Avon, Indiana on the westside of Indianapolis. Because of its magnificent design and very unique and tranquil setting, it is worth saying a few words about IU Health WEst.

Located on Indianapolis’ quiet west side, IU Health West Hospitak is a full-service 86-bed community-based hospital rooted in the history of excellence established by the IU Health hospital systems. IIU Health West Hospital offers a full range of patient care services – all delivered in their extraordinary Sanctuary of Healing environment designed to exceed patient’s expectations of the typical hospital experience. It is a health care environment unlike any that I have seen before, a true merger of outstanding caregivers, state-of-the-art medical technology, and the soothing qualities of a natural and organic environment. IU Health West is build around a central submerged garden which is filled with plants, trees and stone indigenous to the state of Indiana. The interior of the hospital is very soothing lined with natural slate, wood, and limestone. Just upon entering, you already feel relaxed and comforted and you quickly realize this is not a ‘typical’ hospital. IU Health West has even launched a new program that is perfectly in union with its design and philosophy, The Integrative Medicine Center, offering alternative healing therapies. Reconstructive Plastic Surgery is most evident at IU Health West as part of the Breast Center for breast reconstruction and general plastic surgery problems.

The design of IU Health West and my Ology Spa facilities could not be more in synch. Ology spa’s design incorporates natural elements, such as bamboo flooring, water fountains, and organic colors. The facility has ample space for spa treatment rooms, offering massage and medical skin care, as well as plastic surgery space for consultation and in-office treatments. Having both concepts in one facility, spa and plastic surgery, allows medical and cosmetic procedures to be done in a single location, enables a comprehensive approach to guest treatments before and after procedures, and allows higher-grade, more therapeutic skin and body product offerings.

Dr Barry Eppley

Indianapolis,  Indiana

Dr. Barry EppleyDr. Barry Eppley

Dr. Barry Eppley is an extensively trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon with more than 20 years of surgical experience. He is both a licensed physician and dentist as well as double board-certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This training allows him to perform the most complex surgical procedures from cosmetic changes to the face and body to craniofacial surgery. Dr. Eppley has made extensive contributions to plastic surgery starting with the development of several advanced surgical techniques. He is a revered author, lecturer and educator in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery.

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