Second of 3 Excerpts from “The Face of Trauma” – The Prevalence of Childhood Abuse and Neglect Among Plastic Surgery Patients

Until the last two years, if someone had asked me during my career what the prevalence of childhood abuse or neglect was in an elective plastic surgery practice, I would have assumed that it was very low.  After all, most patients that I have met and cared for seemed “normal”, pleasant, and successful. My research, […]

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Endonasal Rhinoplasty Symposium

Last weekend I hosted a 12-hour symposium entitled “Mastering Endonasal Rhinoplasty in One Day,” facilitated by Quality Medical Publishing.  It was successful beyond my expectations — surgeons from 12 countries and many who joined us by live webinar. Seven surgeons participated from Facial Plastic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Norman Pastorek (New York City), […]

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The Thrill of Teaching Through Videos

Last week, I completed the 4th and 5th videotaped surgical procedures for Volume 3 of my DVD series.  Live surgery is always an experience.  I have performed live surgery at many symposia and watched many other surgeons do the same, and it is uniquely taxing because the surgeon wants to do just as good a […]

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Knowing When To Stop

Just this week I saw a very nice patient whom I had seen in 2006 and again in 2011.  At that time, she had already had multiple nasal surgeries, the previous two by a superb surgeon.  Her nose was straight and worked well.  But she wasn’t happy.  Her descriptions were filled with disaster language: every […]

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