Episode 174

Balancing It All: Navigating Parenthood & Professional Success as a Plastic Surgeon with Dr. Lindsey Pennington

by Business of Aesthetics | February 29, 2024

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In this episode of the Business of Aesthetics podcast show, we are joined by Dr. Lindsey Pennington, a seasoned facial plastic surgeon and mother of two. Dr. Pennington shares the challenges of managing a successful medical practice while being a dedicated mom. Her insights into time management, strategic decision-making, and finding balance in a demanding schedule offer valuable wisdom to aesthetic professionals.

The episode will also cover topics such as developing independence while handling tempting job offers, the role of business understanding, and the significance of a well-structured business plan. Moreover, Dr. Pennington explores the dynamics of collaboration, shares her experience of working with her partner, and examines strategies for motivating employees, considering different love languages, and implementing innovative methods for appreciation.

From setting high standards to creating a 5-year plan for employees, Dr. Pennington provides tips on the insights of leadership in the aesthetic industry. Tune into this episode for anyone seeking inspiration and knowledge on maintaining balance in their personal and professional lives and scaling their practice to new heights.

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Key Highlights

  • 00:02.42 -Reflects on  establishing solo private practice
  • 00:05.28 -Emphasizes the importance of creating a business plan
  • 00:17:19 -Discusses how gender can influence perceptions of leadership style.
  • 00:22:54 -Describes a typical week, highlighting administrative tasks and clinic schedules.
  • 00:28:02 -Addresses challenges, including handling nitpicking colleagues professionally.

Links: Dr. Lindsey Pennington

Email: surgeon@penningtonfacialplastic.com

Instagram: Instagram.com/penningtonfacialplastics/

Website: penningtonfacialplastics.com/


Dana Zeitler

Dr. Lauren Umstattd is a highly regarded and board-certified plastic surgeon based in Leawood, Kansas. Her professional journey commenced during her residency in Otolaryngology, a specialized field focused on diagnosing and treating disorders related to the ears, nose, and throat. It was during this pivotal period that Dr. Umstattd discovered her profound passion for plastic surgery and the profound impact it can have on improving patients’ lives.

Driven by her keen interest in aesthetics, particularly in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Umstattd dedicated herself to mastering the intricate anatomy of the head and neck. Her unwavering commitment to understanding the nuanced complexities of facial features and her exceptional surgical skills have established her as an esteemed expert in the field.

As a respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Lauren Umstattd has garnered recognition for her exemplary work in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, facelifts, and other cosmetic procedures. However, her dedication to her patients extends far beyond surgical excellence. Dr. Umstattd also advocates for women, empowering them to make informed decisions about their appearance and overall well-being.


Michael Walker

Dr. Lindsey Pennington is a highly-regarded facial plastic surgeon who was the first double board-certified female facial plastic surgeon with a solo private practice in Louisiana. Her practice has grown to include a team of skilled professionals, offering a comprehensive range of non-invasive procedures, as well as advanced surgical interventions. Pennington’s expertise is widely recognized, as she is a nationally recognized speaker and clinical trainer for leading industry players, Allergan Aesthetics and Galderma.

Dr. Pennington is committed to providing the highest level of surgical skill and uses her artistic eye to achieve exceptional results. Her favorite procedure is the deep-plane facelift and structural neck lift, and her dedication to staying at the forefront of advances in the field ensures her patients receive the best possible care.


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