At first I wanted to be an architect, but i found it more challenging to transfer that aesthetic sense into technical skills.
Q: Why did you become a plastic surgeon?
What our experts say:
Because I appreciate beauty and it suits my obsessive and meticulous nature.
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.
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.
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.
Facial Plastic Surgeon
New York, New York
For the love of enhancing beauty and making patients happy.
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.