Plastic surgeons in Oklahoma say that they have found a new way to perform a surgery that had previously been performed in the state without any restrictions.
The owners of Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery in Sweetgrass, Okla., are one of only four businesses in the nation that offer surgery for cosmetic surgeries.
It was founded in 1998 by Ciaran Kornell, a former student of Dr. James C. Moore.
In the early 2000s, Moore said, he and his wife began selling their plastic surgery business in Oklahoma to help fund Moore’s studies.
Kornell said he started by taking people out for surgery, but that he eventually decided to open a franchise.
“We realized that we could do the surgery in the same way that we did our plastic surgery,” Kornel says.
“We did the surgeries in our office, and we didn’t have to pay the bills.”
The new Sweetgrass franchise is located in the Oklahoma City suburb of Guthrie, about an hour west of Tulsa.
Kornells says the franchise opened last year and has more than 3,000 clients, but he declined to name them.
The Sweetgrass clinic, which offers surgery for both female and male body types, also offers cosmetic surgeries for both undergarments and dresses.
It has a waiting list of about 40 patients, and the average wait time for the surgery is about six weeks.KORNEL’S THOUGHTSOn the business’ own website, Sweetgrass offers “a range of services” including plastic surgery for “perfect skin tone, perfect hair color, perfect shape and perfect body shape.”
The website says it has “been in business for over 30 years.”KORNELL says he has no regrets about the business opening.
He says he is proud of the people who have come to Sweetgrass for the procedure.
“It’s been great for the people, the women and the men who have been coming,” he says.
“The patients are all very happy,” KORNELL said.
“They’ve been very supportive.”
Sweetgrass’ website also says it offers plastic surgery to customers from the age of 12, though Kornels is adamant that the procedure is not an age restriction.KERNEL’s STORYHe and his co-owners were thrilled to find a new business, and Kornll says they had to figure out how to get the business up and running in Oklahoma.
“I had no idea what I was doing until we went in and tried to find out,” he said.
He says he had no money to open the business, so he and Kottel were forced to borrow money from friends and relatives.
“My family was a little scared,” Kottell says.
They had to convince the local insurance company to cover the operating costs.
“I had to get my insurance approved,” he recalls.
But the insurance company said the operations would be legal, and he was able to open up.
Kellell said they’ve been open for just over a year, and Sweetgrass has been profitable.
“Now we’ve made a lot of money,” he adds.
“This is what we do.”
The owners say they are happy to have Sweetgrass’ new location.
“This has been a great experience for us,” Karnell says, “and it’s been a blessing for the community.”
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