So Doctor, what is you favorite surgery to do?
We all know that things we like to do are things that we are good at.
I am not sure how or why this is, but I have often wondered; Are we good at it because we like it; or, do we like it because we are good at it?
This seems similar to what came first, the chicken or the egg? In other words, it is simply mental masturbation.
But, for our purposes, it is a pertinent question to ask your surgeon to be. When I was in the Dominican Republic recently, I asked this question of surgeon Dr. Fernandez Goico. Without skipping a beat, he replied, “Breasts and noses.”
So, if like me, your “girls” have not saluted the sun since the Senior Prom, this man should be your plastic surgery date for the OR.
Come to think of it, I was never invited to the Senior Prom. Not that I am complaining, as it happens I was having a hell of a good time being one of the few hippies to have none other than singer Grace Slick, of Jefferson Airplane fame, sit next to me at a party after the band played my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa-and I found her to be a lovely young woman without an inch of snobbery. Just shy of age 17, I worshipped at her feet, though come to think of it, we were seated on a couch–along with the rest of the band.
So there Perry High School! Who needs a prom? I also met Mick Jagger in my long lost wild youth. That is a story in itself, but it is not for public consumption-at least not yet.
So class, just to review a few major points when choosing a surgeon; ask how many procedures he/she has done. Look at their portfolio of pictures; choose a board-certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon; study all of the patients in the waiting room, and another key question:
What are your favorite surgeries to do?
This alone will tell you volumes. Also, get three different estimates. I once had a close friend/ neighbor who was very wealthy. She ALWAYS got estimates.
After all, how do they think you got so rich?