Our Philosophy - Individual care and attention to detail

My intimate office and surgical settings provide me surroundings that allow me to know each patient as an individual and provide a superior level of attention to detail.

I enjoy meeting with each patient personally for all visits - consultations, pre-operative, and post-operative. Due to my hands-on approach most patients are referred to my practice by word of mouth.

Often times, I feel like the "Marcus Welby, M.D." of plastic surgery.  I take care of mothers, children, husbands, brothers, sisters, and best friends of previous patients.  This is a great compliment, but the highest honor of all is the physicians and their family members who have trusted me with their care.

Realistic Expectations

Once my patients have decided to proceed with plastic surgery we discuss in depth their objectives, expectations, and needs.  I remind them that plastic surgery can only change how you look on the outside.  It often makes you feel better too, because you have a fresh new look, but this is not the primary objective.  I further explain the misconceptions about plastic surgery and its results, informing them that each person who undergoes a plastic surgery procedure may react differently even when it is the same surgeon performing the same surgery.

Education Leads to Trust

Patient education along with privacy and personalized attention are my top priorities.  Patients cannot make good decisions regarding surgical procedures unless they are informed.  Reconstructive surgery is usually essential but elective cosmetic surgery, while not essential, is highly desirable.  Surgical outcomes in both circumstances will be optimized, if both patient and surgeon are in agreement and understanding, as to what is and is not possible based on the patients physical anatomy.  I describe surgical procedures in detail, as well as the options with the pros and cons.

I value patient input and welcome patient participation in surgical decision making.  The patient/surgeon relationship is one of trust.  You, the patient, must trust me to make good decisions and perform in the operating room, and I, the surgeon, must trust you to commit to the healing process.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

The most important step a future plastic surgery patient can take is to locate a reputable board-certified plastic surgeon, perhaps a surgeon who has treated a friend or family member, and schedule a consultation. Consultations do not obligate you to commit to any procedure but help ensure you have the most up-to-date and relevant information.

Natural Results

Patients come to me for plastic surgery for all sorts of reasons.  Their goal is to look natural, an enhanced version of themselves.  Creating soft, natural results that enhance my patients features is my area of expertise.