Plastic Surgery: More than Just Smile Lines and Wrinkles
When I was in medical school and trying to decide which future path my training would take me, I looked at a variety of specialties and examined not only what the specialty would allow me to do but, more importantly, what it would allow me to give back to my patients. I never thought that I would fall in love with the art of surgery but when I scrubbed into my first case, it was truly love at first sight.
As I rotated through various specialties, I came across a variety of personalities and patient types until I found Plastic Surgery. I was at once enamored by the challenge of creativity that surrounded this specialty; but I was also particularly impressed by the ability to so positively impact a patient’s life. Whether it was the young child with prominent ears who was being bullied or the woman with cancer who faced losing a breast, Plastic Surgery offered the opportunity to literally change my patients’ lives.
Since then, my practice has evolved towards a primarily cosmetic focus but I have never forgotten this simple goal of changing lives. I have been blessed to work with patients from a variety of backgrounds and a variety of concerns and have been offered the opportunity to work with them to make their lives that much better. As Plastic Surgeon, one of the more common things that we see are scars. And while a scar may seem trivial, it’s location and the reason for it may speak otherwise.
Imagine a facial scar on a young victim of abuse and you may understand better why improving or camouflaging that simple scar can have such a profound impact. Or consider the young child who is made fun of by his peers because his ears stick out. A straightforward procedure lasting no more than 90 minutes can completely change the rest of his childhood years. And while these examples may sound dramatic, they are but a few of the concerns that we, as Plastic Surgeons, see on a routine basis.
For many of us, the ultimate reward is the look in that child’s eyes when you see them back and see that you have affected such a positive change and are greeted with the smile on their face.
Whether it’s a scar from a burn, trauma, abuse, or simply the result of surgery, we’d love to work with you to improve its appearance. Technology has changed dramatically over the last several years and our ability to improve the results of scarring has given us greater options than ever before. To learn more about how we can help, I encourage you to contact my office at 303.747.6719 or email me directly at [email protected]
I also encourage you to check out a recent article on other ways that Plastic Surgeons change lives on a daily basis. To learn more, please CLICK HERE.
Be well! We look forward to working with you.