Category: Shot Caller Published on Monday, 19 September 2011 11:04 Written by SwaggaKings.com Hits: 1893
What is an educated woman with a firm grip on life to do in today’s society? How about take life by the horns and start a business. After hearing smart girls do it better, we had to get a taste of a Georgia peach. Swagga Kings drop in on 29 year old, Camille Blyther to see what makes this degree holding biology major so fancy down south in hot Atlanta and why she enjoys touching people?
SK: Well how are you this evening?
Camille Blyther: I'm great, thanks for asking! How are you?
SK: Doing just fine. Camille, we have been told that there is more to you than meets the eye. You are a business owner. Please tell us about the nature of your business?
Camille Blyther: Yes, I am. I'm an independent contractor. I contract my services to surgeons who need SN assistant in surgery.
SK: Ok so exactly what do you do? What is your title?
Camille Blyther: My title is CSA, I work as the second pair of eyes and hands for the surgeon. They depend on me as if I were another surgeon.
SK: How did you land in to this business?
Camille Blyther: I was recruited to work for a company doing the same thing but on a larger scale here in metro Atlanta (area). I broke away, finding my own doctors to assist.
SK: And this is how we get Opulence Aesthetic Medicine?
Camille Blyther: Yep, my first doctor, I had experience in plastic surgery and she needed help.
SK: Why medicine? What brought you in to this field of study?
Camille Blyther: I always loved science and knew I wanted to do something in the field. I am a helpful person, so healthcare was a no brain-er (laughing). But finding this particular field was a fluke!
SK: Oh really. Please sista dish the dirty.
Camille Blyther: (laughing) Ok. I was a senior in college, majoring in biology. No one tells you that you practically cannot do anything with just a BS in biology. So, scared of graduating with no prospects I found a surgical assisting program at the medical school down the street from my college. Surgery fascinated me, I loved learning every specialty.
SK: On the business end, like many small business do you handle almost everything in your business or do you have employees?
Camille Blyther: It’s all me. One day I would like to expand. Get other assistants to join.
SK: That is a lot to take on and you are a single mother as well. How do you juggle it all?
Camille Blyther: I'm blessed beyond measure! With Gods grace and a supportive mother, I've been able to do this.
SK: How long have you had your business?
Camille Blyther: 2 years.
SK: Congratulations. How long do you think it will be before you can expand?
Camille Blyther: It’s a matter of attaining more surgeons. I have assistant friends who I know are intere
sted. But there are politics involved and most surgeons have relationsh
ips with assistants, so it’s not easy. Assisting is very competitive! But, hopefully by next year
SK: Politics seems to be in everything we do. What cosmetic surgery do you see performed the most these days?
Camille Blyther: Brazilian butt lifts (add link for it)
SK: what is that?
Camille Blyther: Fat transferred from another area like abdomen into the buttocks. Fat collected from liposuction.
SK: Would you say this type of surgery is on the rise for African American women?
Camille Blyther: The majority of our patients are African American, so yes!
SK: Now being a business owner what’s the one thing you have learned that no one told you about, but you wished they had?
Camille Blyther: Well, I didn't consult anyone before doing it. I just knew I wasn't destined to be under someone's thumb! So I'm still learning. I'm a work in progress (laughing). I'm proud of myself! There have been shaky moments, but I've accomplished a lot.
SK: In this economy, do you think women in particular should more strive to be business owners or worker for others?
Camille Blyther: Hmmm, tough question. That's something that they personally would have to reflect on. For me, I have no overhead. What I eat is what I kill. I'm not responsible for other employees, so there's less risk. Depending on what you want to do, you have to plan accordingly.
SK: And you would advice what if someone said I am thinking of starting my own business?
Camille Blyther: Do your homework!
SK: I was told you are a businesswoman with a heart and you want to reach out to other women. In which way are you looking to connect with women? What would you like to see done or more of that isn’t being done?
Camille Blyther: Since my patient population is 95% women, I would advise them to make themselves a priority! Get a hobby outside of home and stay on top of their health screenings. It’s easy to get consumed by work and family and forget about themselves. And what makes them happy.
SK: Now this brings up an interesting point as some in one world may not know about you in the other, but you are also an aspiring full figured model. How is that world?
Camille Blyther: Its a hobby that I enjoy a lot. I've been featured in a couple of magazines, have done a few photo shoots, also a couple fashion shows.
SK: Have you seen any down side to full figure modeling? Meaning things you have witness that you didn’t think would be happening if it were say, the smaller size models?
Camille Blyther: Well standard sized models are the norm. They are more accepted. Its not till recently, have plus sized models began to gain acceptance! So of course their are prejudices but the plus size community is large (no pun) and we support each other. Some photographers aren't interested in shooting plus sized models. Where they would do a free shoot for a standard model, they'd want you to pay ... all politics.
SK: A business woman, a mother, college educated, very pretty. I know you know where I am going with this? (eye brow raised) are you single, married, in something but you still trying to figure out what it is?
Camille Blyther: (laughing) I'm in something I would consider complicated! (laughing)
SK: With all that and it is still complicated (laughing). Since you fit the bill, what are your thoughts on the whole "I am independent, I don't need a man" talk that's going around by a lot of women today?
Camille Blyther: Oh my! (laughing) I think it’s said as a front, because everyone gets lonely and needs someone to lean on emotionally, physically and spiritually.
SK: So are you saying as you currently lean, you are not falling (laughing) hmmm ms. complicated (laughing). Then its safe to say you feel a woman needs a man as a man needs a woman?
Camille Blyther: Of course!
SK: Now get close to the microphone. If there were one thing you could tell every patient you have ever seen, 5 years before they walked in your operating room what would it be?
Camille Blyther: Wow! Love yourself! For the ones seeking cosmetic results and for the ones getting Ob/Gyn care.
One thing I took away from this feeling the cool breeze of the summer air is that life is what you make it. The choic
es we are all faced with must be made. In making them taking the time to plot a plan of action can result in tangible goods, which will allow one to live a better tomorrow, today. Camille Blyther is a rising star in the sky of many. With her proven success and to the point speech I am sure many will have questions and she will provide and answer. You may reach out and follow Camille Blyther on Twitter.