St. Simons Resident, Shirley Maybury Egan, just turned 84 and is living life looking about half her age, all while singing the praises of Dr. Diane Bowen of the Golden Isles Center for Plastic Surgery, PC. Completing her eyesight rejuvenation means she no longer feels any impairment or the need for eyeglasses for her three favorite activities: reading, walking and playing duplicate bridge. A member of the St. Simons Bridge Duplicate Club, Shirley recently achieved the sanctioned level of Silver Master!
Shirley is a happy woman who treasured her 30-year career as an high school English teacher, retiring from Brunswick High in 1998. She is the mother of two daughters, both married with children and great careers, and Shirley is married to Bill Egan—both long-time friends and both widowed. Her energy and positive outlook ties to her R.W. Emerson favorite quote: “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself…”
Shirley’s inherited drooping eyelids are gone and she says “Dr. Diane” has made all the difference.
Dr. Bowen said, “Shirley is a kind, sweet and social woman who loves to play bridge. When she came to us, she couldn’t see because her vision was being impacted by excess skin on her eyelids. She had gone to a nonphysician provider and received Botox in her brow which made the situation worse. Her goal was to improve her vision and restore self-confidence.”
Dr. Bowen’s expertise in both surgical and nonsurgical rejuvenation allowed her to correctly address Shirley’s issues and concerns. “As we age, the skin on the lids and brow area drops, causing a restriction to peripheral vision,” she continued. “Some people go to a medical spa asking for Botox, thinking it will help. But in reality, it makes it worse. It’s important to consult with a fully trained, facial rejuvenation specialist, like a plastic surgeon, to ensure all available options are presented to you. Beauty knows no age limit, and we wanted to help Shirley accomplish her goals. She now has a more youthful appearance with more visibly beautiful eyes and improved vision.”
Before final photos, Shirley met with Jamie Smith at Brittney’s Closet at the Beach Shops on Jekyll Island. For fall daytime wear, he suggested a tie-front eggplant tunic and skinny dark wash flex jeans. Adding a medallion chain necklace, bracelet and hoop earrings for finishing touches, brought our candidate to the corner of fashion and fabulous!
Master Cosmetologist Lisa Nicolas-Luiz knew Shirley from a few years back. The two caught-up while Lisa worked on Shirley’s layered bob. An invigorating and conditioning shampoo ended with smoothing and volumizing products. Lisa’s smoothing hot iron and round brush styling produced gorgeous results. For makeup, Lisa combined foundation with Shirley’s tinted sunscreen purchased from Dr. Bowen’s product line. Her new daytime-look included blending eyeshadows, eyebrow pencil, mascara, eyeliner and blush. Shirley handed Lisa her favorite lipstick; Pink Number 11 from Yves St. Laurent™ wow – fantastic!
“I feel like a queen after my makeover day,” Shirley proclaimed, while thanking everyone. “The best thing about having this done is my results! I look younger and feel younger. I recommend this procedure for anyone wanting to see clearly and feel their best. And, how about this tag line I read in a Terry Grossman, MD book: ‘80 is the new 40!’”
Diane G. Bowen, MD., Golden Isles Center for Plastic Surgery, 1015 Arthur J. Moore Dr., SSI. 912.634.1993. On-site accredited surgical and non-surgical procedures bring back youthful face and body, and medical spa with stateof-the-art rejuvenation technology. www.drdianebowen.com.
Brittney’s Closet: We have the Must-Haves! Open Daily, 10 Main Street, Suite 106 at the Beach Shops, Jekyll Island, Ga. Call 912.319.2083 or www. brittneyscloset.com
Lisa Nicolas-Luiz—master cosmetologist: Serendipity Spalon, 2485 Demere Road, Suite #102, SSI. Tues.-Fri. and Sat. appointments: 912.399.5470, 912.638.1658.