Plastic Surgery has rapidly evolved over the past couple of years and is continually advancing.
I remember when I used to walk to and from school uphill both ways; Today, however, plastic surgery uses more refined techniques, better pain control after surgery, lower risk of certain complications, more natural looks, less invasive procedures, better instruments in the operating room - I could go on for hours!
I pride myself on keeping up with the latest techniques in plastic surgery because I love providing my patients with the safest and most current techniques and technology. It’s imperative to continue to learn and hone your craft.
I’m on several committees for the ASPS/ American Society of Plastic Surgeons, including the “Social Media” Committee and the “QPMC/ Quality Performance and Measurements Committee.” The Social Media Committee is a newer committee which is on the cutting edge of Patient Education and Patient Engagement. The QPMC measure what exactly is “quality” in Plastic Surgery, and works with the Federal Government to provide actual data that shows how effective Plastic Surgery can be in procedures covered under health insurance.
I review articles for the “PRS Journal,” the world’s most prestigious, largest, and popular peer reviewed scientific plastic surgery journal. II love reviewing my knowledge and learning the latest advances in world wide Plastic Surgery research.
I also have a healthy amount of skepticism. Sometimes I will not offer the “latest” technique or device because it’s not proven, or there is too much marketing hype involved. My patients know that I offer the most advanced techniques and devices that are actually proven to work!