Southern Surgical Arts, Chattanooga’s leading cosmetic surgery center, is pleased to announce their recent alignment with the Breast Oasis and Allergan Brilliant Distinction charities. Through their philanthropic efforts, Southern Surgical Arts will give back to women in the local community.
Both charity outreach programs have a common thread — they target women who have undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure.
Through Breast Oasis, women who have had breast augmentations and no longer fit in their pre-surgery bras are encouraged to donate the slightly used under garments. Once collected by participating retailers and cosmetic surgery centers, like Southern Surgical Arts, these bras are then sorted, washed, gift-wrapped and delivered to women in need. Recipients, many of which are in homeless or crisis centers, are even provided with messages of encouragement from the donators through an online bra-identification number messaging system.
To date, Breast Oasis has collected and donated over 100,000 bras to women across the country and has plans to expand internationally, including in disaster zones. With the recent launch of Southern Surgical Arts’ bra collection initiatives they hope to take in 400 bras for the Breast Oasis charity this year.
“It is truly a grass-roots movement to bring the community together,” said Dr. Chad Deal, a fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon at the surgery center. “Champion Cleaners’ Hickory Valley Road location will be laundering the bras we collect, and donate them to Chattanooga Room in the Inn, a temporary home for women and children in need.”
Southern Surgical Arts cosmetic surgery practice is also working with the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions program. Allergan Brilliant Distinctions gives credit to patients each time they receive a BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM® XC treatment from a participating physician. These credits can be redeemed at a later time for discounts on additional procedures or donated as cash contributions to Dress for Success, the Make a Wish Foundation or other charities. The points can now be donated to Southern Surgical Arts’ charity.
“Bring the Breast Oasis and Allergan Brilliant Distinctions programs to the Chattanooga area couldn’t be more exciting,” says Dr. Carey Nease, a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon at Southern Surgical Arts. “We truly believe that through these amazing charities we can make a positive impact in the lives of women.”
To drop off bras for Breast Oasis, visit either of Southern Surgical Arts’ locations located at One North Shore, 200 Manufacturers Rd – Suite 105, Chattanooga, TN or 120 Cornerstone Way, Calhoun GA. For more information on donating credits earned in the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions program, call Southern Surgical Arts at 423-266-3331.
Champion Cleaners is run by Tim & Kathy Miller and is located at 2301 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
More information on Chattanooga Room in the Inn can be found at http://www.chattanoogaroomintheinn.com.