WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR PRACTICE OFFERS THAT IS REALLY UNIQUE?
The expertise of my staff, access to
the latest technologies and offering
office‑based surgery to provide both
privacy and convenience
THE MOST COMMON MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD
That plastic surgery will create a
pulled, distorted or unnatural look.
Many patients are afraid to come in,
fearing they will look totally different
after a procedure, but at our initial
consultation I assure them that the
focus is on turning back the clock
I’ve had plenty of hugs from patients
throughout my career, but the most
memorable one was from a facelift
patient who shared her life-changing
journey on television. Being able to
change someone’s life for the better
is why I became a plastic surgeon
HOW I WOULD SPEND EXTRA TIME IN A DAY
If I had more time, I would do exactly
the same things I am doing now,
which would allow me to fit in more
surgeries. Additionally, I would
spend more time with family and
loved ones. I already fill my days; I
would just have more opportunities!
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?
Body contouring procedures for the
torso and breasts. We are also seeing
a lot more tummy tuck and buttocks
WHICH SURGICAL ADVANCEMENTS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW?
I love using new devices for
fat contouring and grafting.
Advancements in liposuction,
body contouring and fat transfer
for shaping are procedures that are
on the forefront of plastic surgery
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
HOW DO YOU MANAGE PATIENT EXPECTATIONS?
I always focus on the patient’s wants
and needs. I sit face to face with
them as they share their concerns.
I firmly believe that we should not
just care for our patients, we need
to care about our patients
WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?
We now offer SculpSure laser fat
reduction procedure and can provide
both the hyperthermic and surgical
fat reduction. The advantage of this is
we can customize a body contouring
treatment plan that utilizes both, not
just use one or the other
HOW DO YOU SHOW PATIENTS YOU CARE POST-TREATMENT?
Every one of my surgical patients
is given my cell phone number to
call with any questions or concerns.
Patients are usually very grateful
and surprised at the gesture. They
find it comforting to know they can
reach out at a moment’s notice if
needed. I also see my patients the
day after surgery and I personally
take out all of their sutures. It gives
me a chance to ask them how they are
doing, and in most cases, reassure
them they are healing well
HOW DOES YOUR STAFF ENHANCE YOUR PRACTICE?
I learned several years ago, particularly
related to facial rejuvenation, that
surgery alone cannot achieve the
optimum result. My staff provides
skin-care services including peels,
hydration, collagen induction therapy
with radio frequency, microneedling
and lasers, along with daily skincare
regimens customized for each
patient. All of these services provide
more youthful, healthier skin which
will respond better to any surgical
procedure I perform
THE BEST PART OF MY DAY
Working with my wife,
Joni, who is the manager
of our Tres Aurae medispa
WHAT ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE?
I am most proud of how our team
approaches our patients as if they
were family. My staff is professional
and compassionate, and has a
passion for helping our patients
TELL US ABOUT YOUR DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP DYNAMIC.
I always focus on the patient’s wants
and needs. I make sure to sit face to
face with them as they share their
concerns. I firmly believe that we
should not just care FOR our patients,
we need to care ABOUT our patients
WHY DO YOU EMPLOY A LESS-IS-MORE PHILOSOPHY?
The goal should always be a naturallooking
outcome to “turn the clock
back.” Medicine in general, and
plastic surgery in particular, is a
humbling profession. Employing
a conservative approach with our
treatments serves our patients well,
and generates gratification for both
the patient and myself, which helps
preserve a working relationship
the patient will embrace for many
years to come
WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER PLASTIC SURGEONS?
My holistic approach to every single
patient—I strive to help our patients
look better and feel better, but also
focus on their overall well-being.
Having a patient work to lose weight
and be healthier prior to a tummy
tuck or body contour procedure is
gratifying for not only the patient,
but also myself and my staff