EXPERT Q&A

Q: Why did you become a plastic surgeon?

What our experts say:

At first I wanted to be an architect, but i found it more challenging to transfer that aesthetic sense into technical skills.

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Dr. Steven Bloch

Plastic Surgeon

Highland Park, Illinois

Because I appreciate beauty and it suits my obsessive and meticulous nature.

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Dr. Sanjay Grover

Plastic Surgeon

Newport Beach, California

I come from a family of physicians my grandfather, father and uncle were all doctors. I have always been intrigued by science, and plastic surgery addresses the body head to toe structurally and aesthetically.

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Dr. Jorge L. Menendez

Plastic Surgeon

San Antonio, Texas

As a medical student I was attracted to psychiatry and the concept of changing a person’s self-image. When I was exposed to plastic surgery, I realized that this was a pathway to improving self-image in a matter of hours instead of the years required by psychiatry.

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Dr. George Sanders

Plastic Surgeon

Encino, California

I realized in my medical rotations that I thought like a surgeon, and that I enjoyed problem solving. I love working with my hands, and the detail and artistry that comes with plastic surgery. I love that no two operations are the same. It’s also really meaningful to have such a great impact on people’s lives. 

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Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner

Facial Plastic Surgeon

New York, New York

For the love of enhancing beauty and making patients happy.

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Dr. Christine Hamori

Plastic Surgeon

Duxbury, Massachusetts

I thoroughly enjoyed the exposure to plastic surgery that I gained during my medical school training, in which I witnessed many incredible outcomes. It truly is the most rewarding thing to be able to help a patient achieve their aesthetic goals, and as a result, enhance their self-esteem. 

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Dr. Andrew Smith

Plastic Surgeon

Irvine, California