It is our mission to provide our patients with exceptional care and outstanding service in a safe and comfortable environment. We strive to achieve beautiful and natural-looking results while minimizing downtime and discomfort. Our goal is to create a lasting relationship with our patients and to exceed their expectations at every step of their journey.
Plastic Surgery is unlike other medical specialties in that the scientific preparation and talents of the physician are used to create beauty rather than treat disease. This means you, the patient, should ask several questions to yourself and the surgeon.
Furthermore, you should feel at ease when asking these questions, because you want to be as informed as possible when you want to change something about your body. You should be at ease with your surgeon and his staff and know that you will have direct contact with your plastic surgeon following your surgery.
Do I need this?
During consultations, many people ask, “Do I need this?” and somewhere in the conversation follow up with “Am I being too vain?” It seems what patients really want is to justify their desire for wanting to alter their appearance.
The desire to look better is completely natural and part of our human nature. In moderation, this desire is a good thing. It can lead to self-improvement in many areas, including a healthier diet, exercise, and even using safe surgical techniques to improve your appearance. Feeling more confident, comfortable, and overcoming insecurities can have a positive impact on self-esteem and overall quality of life.
The Plastic Surgeon’s role is to facilitate your self-improvement and steer you clear of unrealistic perfectionism.Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
However – in contrast – when the desire is for absolute perfection, it can lead to eating disorders, immoderate exercise, and unrealistic expectations of surgical results.
When looking for perfection, the patient finds disappointment. You should ask yourself “Am I looking for improvement or perfection?”
The Plastic Surgeon’s role is to facilitate your self-improvement and steer you clear of unrealistic perfectionism.
Who is the best plastic surgeon?
First of all, ask what the doctor’s qualifications are. Make sure the surgeon you are considering is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. There are many groups calling themselves ‘Plastic Surgeons’ or ‘Board Certified.’ However, there is only one Plastic Surgery Specialty group approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties and that is the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Your surgeon should also be a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the main international organization for Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.
Secondly, check not only the surgeon’s credentials and experience, but also whether or not they inspires confidence that they’re an honest and ethical person. Make sure the Plastic Surgeon is the best doctor for you. Ask yourself “Do I feel comfortable letting this person into my life?”
There are many well trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, and you should pick the one you feel most confident with, should any problems arise or should you need emotional support. Make sure you can communicate directly with your surgeon immediately following your surgery.
Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with an outstand experience and exceptional results.
With over 25 years experience in reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, I have been in both the Academic world and the Private Practice world and I combine all of my experience and skill sets to give you the safest and best possible cosmetic surgery result.
Ultimately, the goal of any aesthetic procedure should be to help you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin. We’re committed to helping you achieve your goals in a safe and caring environment while minimizing downtime and discomfort.
Our goal is to help you look your best!