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Dr. Amaka: Making People Feel the Best They Can About Themselves

Dr. Amaka is also active on social media, helping others feel good about themselves as well as using the Instagram platform to promote healthier lifestyles.
Dr. Amaka

Nneamaka “Dr. Amaka” Nwubah is a plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping others feel the best they can about themselves.

It is a lesson, Dr. Amaka said, that is easier to teach others about than it has been to learn for herself at times.

Now a board-certified, accomplished plastic surgeon with Maxwell Aesthetics in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Amaka said as with anything, strengthening physical and mental health is an ongoing process for everyone in all stages of life.

That’s why she said she wishes in the beginning of her career she could have avoided negative thoughts about “believing in myself and understanding that along the way, failure is an expected and normal part of growth.”

In addition to the work she does inside her medical office, Dr. Amaka is also active on social media, helping others feel good about themselves as well as using the Instagram platform to promote healthier lifestyles through cooking tips and a new e-cookbook, supplement information and mental health advice in addition to other fun and enjoyable postings.

Dr. Amaka is also active on social media, helping others feel good about themselves as well as using the Instagram platform to promote healthier lifestyles

“Medical school and residency took a toll. I was worn down mentally, and it also showed on the outside,” she recently posted to her more than 58,000 followers as @dr_amakamd on Instagram. “I put myself on the back burner. I have one life to live. I have one body. Life is short. I decided I needed to make a change and that I did.”

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Dr. Amaka’s busy life involves a full schedule as a plastic surgeon and ongoing learning and researching in her field as well as being a mom, wife, social media influencer and the many other hats she wears each day. She said it can be hard to juggle so many roles, and at many times, mental health begins to suffer.

“The hardest part is the day-to-day mental struggles of can I do this?,” she said. “And it’s also the stress of making sure everything is flowing smoothly, and the message you want to relay is relayed.”

Despite the hardships life and entrepreneurship can bring for Dr. Amaka, she said the work she does to help others, both on the outside as well as in the inside, is well worth the effort it takes to get through the struggles and to eventually grow from them.

Her advice to others is to also push through to find that growth.

“Don’t let anyone tell you what you can, can’t or shouldn’t do. Look deeply in yourself, and if you can envision it and see it, then do it,” she said.

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Dr. Amaka believes fully that life should be lived with no regrets of missed opportunities because of fear of failure or doubts of ability.

“Sing. Dance. Get in there and live your life to it’s absolute fullest,” she said. “At the end of the day, you want to be able to say, ‘I used every single talent I was given.’”