M.D., FAAO, FAACS, FACS
As a founding member of Be Her, Sheila Barbarino, M.D., FAAO, FAACS, FACS, knows all about the significance of a strong support group of empowered women. The daughter of Italian and Chinese immigrants, Barbarino was raised by a strong-willed single mother, which obviously left an indelible impact.
“I was raised by my single mom, who was hard-working, beautiful, and strong,” Dr. Barbarino said. “My mom was an empowered woman who ran her own business and raised me and my siblings all on her own. I learned so much from her.”
As a female surgeon, Dr. Barbarino recognizes the importance of seeing her patients from a woman’s perspective. She listens to and understands the specific concerns that her patients share regarding their appearance and perceived imperfections. She knows the importance of empathizing with her patients and their desire to look and feel youthful and attractive. In doing so, she helps them achieve their goals in ways they couldn’t accomplish on their own.
Dr. Barbarino is also a world-renowned speaker, teacher, and lecturer at medical symposiums and medical conferences. She is a sought-after key opinion leader, serves on multiple advisory boards, in addition to running her busy practice with patients who travel from all over the country for her expert touch.
“Women in aesthetics is an important underrepresented and divided demographic. We are forming this resource group to decrease prices and to support one another in the business avenue,” she said. “Unifying a group gives us purchasing power with the pharmaceutical companies driving prices down and commanding power to ask them for practice support in multiple ways – best pricing, promoting the practice, and elevating its members within the field of aesthetics…When women of aesthetics unite nothing can stop us.”
Dr. Barbarino is experienced in comprehensive treatments for all skin types, and her extensive, artful expertise includes the use of non-surgical modalities such as Xeomin®, Belotero®, Radiesse®, and others to help her patients achieve effective, natural-looking facial rejuvenation. As a woman and a surgeon, her ultimate goal for her patients is to help them become more comfortable and confident in their own skin. As a leader of Beauty Together, that goal shifts in more of a direction of helping other professional women strive for greater avenues of success in their practices.
Dr. Barbarino is a board-certified surgeon with a fellowship in oculo-facial plastics and cosmetic plastic surgery. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the executive board of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Barbarino’s expertise lies in the practice of cosmetic, corrective, and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, face, and body.
With the act of banding together with like-minded women in the industry, Dr. Barbarino says you truly become a force to be reckoned with.