As a physician, I feel truly fortunate that a patient would choose my talent and my expertise to change a feature that they are self-conscious about or with which they are embarrassed. I love watching the new level of confidence that a patient reveals once we make the change they desire through surgery. Their inner self shines, and this makes me feel quite privledged that they chose me to help them with their transformation. A reconstructive or hand surgery patient is just as wonderful to watch.
Plastic & Reconstructive, Hand Surgery
The majority of my practice is cosmetic surgery, though I still enjoy hand and cosmetic reconstructive surgery. The thoroughness of training in all areas of plastic surgery makes me quite comfortable in performing the entire spectrum of plastic surgery, regardless of which type of operation.
Many of my patients initially come to our office to consult us about facial procedures. However, breast enhancement surgery, breast reduction surgery, and body contouring procedures are also a main focus of my practice. The body contouring procedures that I perform include ultra sonic liposuction, tummy tuck, and thigh lift procedures.
I also enjoy an area of body sculpting that I consider a "niche" and that I have developed in my practice. Thigh lifts involve tightening loose or sagging skin of the legs for patients that are no longer a candidate for liposuction. This procedure is uncommonly performed by most plastic surgeons, yet one that I enjoy performing often. It involves lifting and tightening the skin of the entire lower body and can be performed with a tummy tuck procedure.
Facial rejuvenation procedures are very gratifying, because this is an area where a plastic surgeon can really make a difference in patients' perception of themselves. Each time a patient looks in the mirror or interfaces with a collegue their face is on display. The patient's self-confidence is affected by my work, making this type of surgery critical in it's achievement of the ultimate result. During the consultation, I explain the realistic expectations that surgery can accomplish for my patients. Because of this, there are between 10 to 20 percent of the facial rejuvenation patients who will opt for simpler solutions than surgery to enhance their facial appearance after our consultation. There are many ways to address facial conditions and our office offers all of these solutions. I personally want each patient to know all of his or her options because my ultimate goal is a happy patient.
I built a state-of-the-art 7,500-square foot facility in Plano that offers two surgical suites that are State licensed. The facility has also passed the very stringent standards of the Federal Medicare Program. What this means to the patient is that our facility is licensed by the Texas Department of Health in a way similar to that of hospitals, with everything from air filtration parameters, to sterilization standards, and the use of registered nurses instead of medical assistants creating the best possible environment for surgical procedures.