• Invest in Yourself for Returns in 2023 Breast Augmentation Special with Free Juvederm filler or Botox! Dr. M is a Top Doc Again, Since 1998! Ina’s Easy Beef Stew for Cold Winter Evenings


    Mused after learning that the physicians that choose the local “Top Docs” have again selected Dr. McKenna as one of their best plastic surgeons in this area. He was first selected in their inaugural “Top Doc” magazine in 1998. It is a privilege having local physicians choose him.




    Breast Augmentations for NEW patients between now and May 31st! $6500 for saline or $6900 for silicone implants. Also, you get a free dose of filler such as Juvederm or Botox. This special includes surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, OR fees AND implants!

    Schedule your consultation by May 31st and complete the surgery by June 30. Call for your complimentary consultation. Some restrictions apply. 




    Invest in Yourself for Returns in 2023


    Want your stock to rise in 2023? Just as we buy stocks and bonds, we can build a personal portfolio that pays off in the months and years ahead. Investments in ourselves are referred to as human capital and can be a more productive way for bettering our lives. There are three major categories of growth: professional, personal, and health.


    The “buckets” are connected even though slightly different. One of the links to each bucket is the “path” that needs to be planned for each. The road is long with multiple stepping stones that help you visualize yourself one step closer to the end goal.


    (Did You Know? There is a 27% increase in gym visits for people who after missing a session are rewarded when they opt to return. Try it yourself to stay on track.)


    Diversify by not overinvesting in a single bucket at the expense of the others. It also helps to avoid burning out in one area too soon or weakening the other two buckets.


    Pay yourself dividends. There should be rewards and incentives along your stepping stones as goals are achieved. Rewards help turn long-term goals into a series of short-term pursuits. This also helps to reframe aspirations as fun things and less as burdensome tasks. Lastly, bringing in friends or other social interactions help people see their goal to completion.


    -Julia Carpenter, WSJ




    Dr. McKenna is a wonderful surgeon & extremely easy to talk to.

    His staff is top notch! – K.K.



    Ina Garten’s Beef Stew



    3 tablespoons good olive oil

    4 ounces small-diced pancetta

    3 pounds boneless short ribs, cut in 1 1/2-inch chunks (4 1/2 pounds on the bone)

    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

    1/4 cup Cognac or brandy

    1 cup hearty red wine, such as a Côtes du Rhône or Chianti, divided

    2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions)

    2 cups chopped fennel, trimmed and cored (1 large bulb)

    2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)

    1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, including the juices

    2 tablespoons tomato paste

    2 cups beef broth, such as College Inn

    1 pound carrots, scrubbed and cut 1/2 inch thick diagonally

    1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed, 1-inch diced

    10 ounces frozen peas



    1.  Preheat the oven to 300˚ F.

    2.  Heat the oil in a large (11- to 12-inch) Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until browned. With a slotted spoon, transfer the pancetta to a plate lined with a paper towel and set aside.

    3.  Meanwhile, season the short ribs all over with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Brown half the meat in the Dutch oven over medium heat, turning occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes, until browned on all sides. Transfer the meat to a bowl and brown the second batch. (Don’t cook them all in one batch or they won’t brown!) Transfer the second batch to the bowl and set aside.

    4.  Off the heat, add the Cognac and 1/3 cup of the wine to the pot, scraping up any browned bits, then simmer over medium heat for one minute. Add the onions and fennel and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Add the garlic and cook for one minute.

    5.  Stir the tomatoes and tomato paste into the vegetables. Add the remaining 2/3 cup of wine, the beef broth, the seared meat (and juices), 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a simmer, cover and bake for 1 1/4 hours, checking occasionally to be sure the liquid is simmering.

    6.  Degrease the stew, if necessary. Stir in the carrots and potatoes, cover and bake for one hour longer, until the vegetables and meat are very tender when tested with a fork. Just before serving, stir in the peas and pancetta, taste for seasonings and serve hot in large, shallow bowls.




    Healthy living,



    Peter McKenna, M.D.




    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center | 513.793.5772 |10577 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45242
    30+ Years of Improving Lives

    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998

    Allergan Top 500 Physician

    SkinCeuticals “Flagship” Practice


    (I do write all the emails and have done so since 2007. -PJM)


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