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Welcome to my blog! My goal here is to get more personal – and simply share stuff with my friends, family, and patients!  You can expect some posts on the latest advances in cosmetic surgery (although it seems like there’ll be a fair amount of music-related posts – they’re too much fun to make!) I also expect that we’ll have more contests and free stuff, special events and even very special guests!

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Name That Tune April 2019

Happy Spring and Happy April! As we start to prepare for the summer, I came across a song that really stood out to me. I recorded an introduction to this tune, so whoever guesses the song name will win $100 worth of office credit! This intro is so beautiful and distinctive that it even has its own four bar intro! The contest will be over this Saturday night (April 6 @ 7:30 PM PST) so hurry and get your answers in! *offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion Submit your answer here!
Captain Marvel movie poster

Captain Marvel contest!

In case you're unaware, I'm a pretty big Marvel Comics fan!  So naturally I'm pretty excited about the new Captain Marvel movie that's just come out!  I thought we'd share a little of the excitement by giving my patients a chance to feel like a hero by winning $100 in office credit with a fun little maze contest based on Captain Marvel herself. Eagle-eyed readers will notice that in the maze, the character is titled Ms. Marvel.  As most comic nerds know, with sometimes over 80 years of history characters and their backstories can be quite complicated!  Without going into too much detail, in the comic world Ms. Marvel (real name Carol Danvers) eventually takes on the mantle of Captain Marvel in honor of another hero in the Marvel universe.  For a deep dive, you can read quite a bit about her official history on the Marvel Comics website. Best of luck! -Dr. Weiss   *Maze must be correct and turned in by March 31, 2019!  Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion Click to download the Captain Marvel Maze!
Adult ballerinas in pink performing "Waltz of the Flowers"

The Nutcracker Suite Contest

As you've probably read in the email (you ARE on our email list right? ), I sat down to record a version of "Waltz of the Flowers" last night, and completed the recording only to find that I already had a previous version of the same movement!  Well, rather than discard a take, I thought it would be interesting to share both pieces of music with you.  While they are similar, there are certain differences in the performance that I can hear.  I'm curious - which one do you like better?  There are also slight differences in the recordings - (and a couple wrong notes) but I'm interested in the difference in performances, rather than sound quality or notes. This contest also gives me another opportunity to spotlight Weiss Music Minutes!  As you may recall, I have been trying to offer evidence that  the essence of many complete musical ideas (and songs) can be distilled down to  under 60 seconds. I'm hope you'll agree that you will recognize this piece of music by Tchaikovsky as a complete musical concept - in just a minute! Let me know which one you preferred, and if your opinion happens to land in the majority, you'll get [...]
Congratulations to the winners of the Name That Tune Holiday Edition

Name That Tune Holiday 2018 Edition winners!

A round of congratulations go out to the following people for correctly guessing the name of the song featured in our Name That Tune – Holiday 2018 edition!  Names have been changed to initials for privacy reasons, but the winners will be receiving an email notifying them of their status as well as receiving $250 of office credit! The winners are: N.M. J.P. R.M. G.S. C.A. N.O. C.C.W. C.W A.T.L Congratulations to you all and thank you for participating!  Stay tuned for more medical insights, music and more as we kick off 2019!

Name That Tune Holiday Edition

Name That Tune and Win $250 office credit!

Happy holidays everyone! With only 8 days left until Christmas, the holiday season is moving quickly! I'm excited to kick things off with this new Name That Tune contest. It's a short snippet, but if you think you recognize it, let us know by filling out our online form. Those with the correct answer will win $250 in office credit - but hurry!  Your answer must be submitted by December 25, 2018!  Good luck and stay tuned as we count down the days until Christmas! Visit our form to submit your answer!
Picture of Frank Sinatra smiling

All The Way

And we here at Weiss Cosmetic love our family of patients “All The Way”! As promised, for those of you whose taste might be more appreciative of jazz standards and for you crooners out there, I’m thrilled to share with you another karaoke offering, “All The Way”. The song was written by famed songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen, and is dedicated to my dear friend Pat D – because she actually worked with the composer! Pat and Jimmy worked together in the 40s and 50s; she was his assistant, helping him as he composed hit after hit for Broadway, movies, TV and was even there for Jimmy’s first song!  She’s also had the pleasure of wedding dancing (and smooching) with Frank Sinatra and horseback riding with Jimmy – and that’s just a couple of her fascinating stories (such as the time she was crowned “Miss Dairy Queen” in Lindstrom, Minnesota for writing the song, “I Like My Eggs With A Kiss”). “All The Way” won the 1957 Academy Award for best original song from the movie “The Joker is Wild” – one of my favorite films. So here you are, Pat, after much delay: “All The Way.” Karaoke Participation Instructions You’ll […]

Avengers maze contest!

Anyone else excited to see Avengers: Infinity War?  As a culmination of 10 years of cinematic storytelling as well as the embodiment of the stories and characters that I grew up with, the potential for this movie has me thrilled!  So thrilled, that I wanted to again offer a thematic maze contest for your enjoyment! As you would expect, the Avengers are in trouble (when are they NOT?)!  And it’s up to you, Daredevil (the blind lawyer turned masked crimefighter with radar-like senses) and the Black Panther to rescue them by completing this even more challenging maze!   Return the completed, correct maze with your scheduled appointment and win $300 of office credit! Remember, you can claim your $300 credit by simply bringing in your completed maze to your office visit scheduled by May 14, 2018!   While you can’t use more than one discount at a time, you’re certainly welcome to keep your office credit from this contest “banked” for as long as necessary if you win!  Download the Avengers Infinity War Maze!

Spring Special 2018 - get 20% off

Spring Savings Spectacular!

I am so excited to once again provide my family of patients with a chance to get 20% off any product or service we offer in the office! I am truly grateful to have so many wonderful patients and appreciate the opportunity to be of continuing service to you. This special discount is my way of showing you my appreciation. Thank you so much for allowing me to continue to do what I love and set the gold standard for cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery. Mention “Spring Savings 2018” to claim your discount! Procedure must be paid for by 05/01/18 but can be scheduled for any time (i.e. any time in 2018 or the reasonable future). This discount can not be combined with other special offers or discounts.

Black Panther Challenge Contest!

We’re excited about the latest Marvel film to grace the silver screen – Black Panther! (You know we’re comic book nerds over here right? Did you see our Spider-Man comic collection blog earlier?). While the titular hero struggles with claiming his royal birthright and a menacing supervillian, we have a challenge for you to take on! We won’t be able to give you access to the Avengers HQ or control over the nation of Wakanda – but we CAN give you a $250 credit in our office! All you have to do is help T’Challa (that’s our hero’s real name) reach the end of this fiendish maze and rescue his friend. This maze was pulled from vintage 1978 collection of mazes featuring a number of Marvel’s famous costumed crusaders! Good luck, true believers!   Download the Black Panther Contest Maze

Name That Tune May 2017 Winner!

Congratulations to L.U. of Irvine and Shari of Irvine for winning our Name That Tune contest and correctly guessing the song as “The Swan”, by Camille St. Saens! They both will receive $500 in office credit to be used toward any service or procedure we offer. Here are some interesting facts about “The Swan” or “Le Cygne” in French: The Swan was the only movement from the “Carnival of Animals” that St. Saens allowed to be performed in his lifetime. When choreographed to ballet it is often known as “The Dying Swan” after a poem by Tennyson. When performed alone, it is commonly scored for solo cello and solo piano. Enjoy this beautiful version of “The Swan” performed by world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma.