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About My Practice
How has word-of-mouth buzz served you well?
I see an overwhelming majority of patients who are either friends or family members from patients i've treated in the past. It's very gratifying to know they think so highly of me that they'd refer those who are closest to them.
In terms of facial surgeries, do you also like to combine techniques?
Absolutely. The secret to patient satisfaction and impressive results is the individualization of surgeries. This requires the combination of different modalities. For example, a patient may need a facelift as well as both an upper and lower eyelid lift to globally address the face.
How do you determine the best procedures to pair each patient with?
My evaluation includes discussing patients' goals, assessing their aging symptoms, listening and then offer- ing up a variety of suggestions.
Do you see a lot of repeat patients?
I'd say about 30 to 40 percent of my practice is dedicated to repeat patients.
How do you put patients at ease?
Today's patients are educated. You cannot fool people. If you spend time with them and explain why you are doing everything you are doing, they understand and feel confident about the procedure.
How does education play a role at your practice?
People think that plastic surgery is just a simple nip and tuck and it’s not. To get a good result, there is a lot of effort involved for the doctor and the patient. I want my patients to be informed about their procedures so they understand the entire process. For example, there are surgical and nonsurgical options for a browpexy (browlift) so I review these choices and discuss the pros and cons.
How frequently do you combine procedures?
I perform combination surgeries very often. For example, when I perform the core abdominoplasty technique, I frequently lift the waistline, as well. I may also want to liposuction the flanks and/or back to really cinch the mid-section.
What is your overall practice philosophy?
If you’re critical of yourself, you’re going to improve your practice. I don’t just keep doing the same thing over and over. I have changed many things I do today compared to when I started 30 years ago. If you are a perfectionist and you want to get the best results for your patients, you have to find better ways to achieve their goals.
How important is patient safety to you?
Patient safety is of the utmost importance. Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery; there’s no way I’d ever compromise a patient’s well-being. During surgery we are constantly massaging patients’ legs to promote circulation, monitoring patients’ urine output and performing procedures in hospital settings when they require more than four hours. There are never any shortcuts.
What is your approach to patient care and treatment selection?
You have to be honest with people. You should always focus on the whole picture. If a patient can’t afford a procedure, I tell them to come back when they can. I don’t want to take shortcuts because the results won’t be what they’re looking for. They appreciate that because I’m not putting them through something that won’t give them the results they’re hoping for.
Why is it so important to spend time with patients?
One of my patients told me, “If something is not right, do it again until it is perfect.” I cannot rush into the room and inject someone. The extra time you spend in the operating room or office will save time and distress after the procedure and patients appreciate that. You can’t take shortcuts because the results will not be good. You must be sure everything is done right, otherwise do not quit.
What do you love most about your job?
I am the happiest when I am at work, whether I’m in the operating room or the office. I love what I do because it’s fun: I talk to people and take care of them.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Affiliation:American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International College of Surgeons
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What sets my practice apart
I always focus on the whole picture. If a patient can’t afford a procedure, I tell them to come back when they can—I don’t want to take shortcuts because the results won’t be what they are looking for
My dream innovation
A solution to the mystery about fat and metabolic changes; discovering how to control hormones secreted from fat cells
My most unique personality traits
Sensitivity to my patients’ needs and 100 percent effort to do my best in everything that I do for them
Lower blepharoplasty and the
correction of the festoons (malar
bags); this is one of the most difficult
plastic surgery procedures because
it requires skill, expertise, detailed
knowledge of the periorbital area
and an artistic ability that yields
amazing results when done right
Three things everyone should do before surgery
Pick the right plastic surgeon, the correct procedure and the safest facility
Three words that best describe me
Pioneer, perfectionist, caring
The most outrageous medical myth i’ve heard
That you can get more with less
When you know you’re ready for surgery
When you look in the mirror and do not like what you see and noninvasive procedures are no longer a solution
What are you best known for?
What is your most requested procedure?
What is your surgical niche?
The surgical correction of difficult
eyelids, festoons and malar bags
What accolades mean the most to you?
The happiness and satisfaction of my patients
What trend do you think people still don’t get?
Patients are looking for magic bullets
and miracles ! They want the best
results with no downtime. I always
tell them as a general rule that more
aggressive treatments have longer
recovery times but better results. I
spend a lot of time with every patient
to know exactly what they want while
considering their lifestyle
What surgical trends are you seeing at your practice?
The demand is high for less-invasive procedures with no downtime and immediate results. This is the main reason that injectables like Botox Cosmetic and fillers are so popular in my practice. Just like surgical procedures, it takes many years of experience to get excellent results with these noninvasive procedures. Every patient has a different anatomy and each procedure should be custom made for each one
What is the one thing your practice offers that is really unique?
We offer a “CORE Abdominoplasty”
procedure that restores and repairs
abdominal muscles during a tummy
tuck, which is different than the
traditional way muscles are repaired.
This really helps patients with chronic
lower back pain. We also use VASER
ultrasound liposuction to get rid of fat
and our “MASTERTUCK” treatment
to tighten skin, which is perfect for
candidates who do not need a surgical
What new services are you excited to offer?
Nonsurgical rejuvenation of the
eyelids and face with the use of Botox
Cosmetic, dermal fillers, laser skin
resurfacing and chemical peels
What one surgical advancement are you most excited about right now?
Breast augmentations without
the risk of capsular contracture
Why do you place a strong emphasis on body contouring?
It changes people’s lives!
What do you think is the most exciting thing going on in the field right now?
The benefits of adding fillers or fat
grafting in combination with a facelift
How do you manage patient expectations?
Always telling my patients the truth
so they have realistic expectations
- Correction of Festoons / Malar Bags
- Open / Closed Rhinoplasty
- Facelift / Necklift / Facelift With Fat Transfer
- Mommy Makeover (Breast Enhancement / Body Contouring)
- Breast Reduction / Lift
- “MASTERTUCK” VASER® Ultrasound Liposuction
- “CORESM Abdominoplasty”
- Fat Transfer to the Face Hands / Breasts / Buttocks
- Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation
- Botox® Cosmetic
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Juvéderm® Ultra
- Juvéderm® Voluma
- Juvéderm® Volbella
- Forehead Lift
- Chin Implants
- Breast Augmentation With Implants / Fat Transfer
- Natural Breast Augmentation
- Breast Reconstruction
- Tummy Tuck
- Body Lift
- Thigh Lift
- Calf Implants
- Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty
- Microneedling with PRP
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Chemical Peels
- Skin Care
- Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
How can you tell if an eye lift or brow lift is appropriate?What our experts say:
I start with a simple test. I put a finger on the lateral part of the eyebrow on the forehead and move it around to see how much mobility it has. If the patient has a lot of mobility and the excess skin of the eyelid goes away, then she needs a browlift. If the forehead doesn’t move and she still has excess skin of the eyelid, then she needs an upper blepharoplasty.
How do you approach mastopexy augmentation procedures?What our experts say:
Many of my patients are women in their 30s and 40s who are done having children and are unhappy with the changes to their bodies as a result of pregnancy. A mastopexy augmentation rejuvenates breasts that have become deflated or droopy to help give women back the bodies they once had. It’s more of a reconstructive procedure because of the tiny details and techniques it involves, and the results are incredibly gratifying.