Why me? I really like what I do and I have a gift. I truly am interested in making people look pretty, or at least better than they look right now. I mentally rearrange faces in restaurants, subways , airports etc. Occupational hazard. I am a visual person and aesthetics are important to me. I wouldnít do something to someone that I wouldnít do myself or to a family member.
Aesthetics are important to me and I have have high standards. I do not settle for mediocrity. I have good hands, and I do what I do well.
I am also a bit of a geek, so I spend a lot of time studying or reading or practicing or going to meetings and talking about this stuff., so I know what works and what doesnít. I am also up to date and know whatís new. New isnít always better, but itís good to be able to embrace change.
I am a doctor first. I believe in first do no harm. And I actually listen to the patient. I hear first from the patient about what his or her goals are, and her(his)time frame, medical issues if any. I am an excellent diagnostician, which means I am good at figuring out what the problem actually is, if any. Once the issue is clear, it is much easier to discuss a solution.
I am a woman, which means that I have been looking at my face and my motherís, sisterís, childrenís, grandmothers, aunts faces for many years. I understand the face from a different perspective. This is not just something that I decided to focus on in medical school, this is my passion. As a woman, I appreciate natural results that work with your lifestyle. Studies have shown that men overall prefer more stylized versions of women, which may explain some of the cartoonish results walking around the upper east side of Manhattan. Big lips+big cheeks=not pretty.