Let me start by stating how privileged I feel to be able to practice cosmetic Plastic Surgery. I sacrificed a lot in life to get to this stage, and others have sacrificed even more without ever getting there. Good grades in High School and SAT’s to get into a great University. Excelling at University and on the MCAT’s to get into a superb Medical School. Prime grades in Medical School to secure a spot in a combined Plastic Surgery program at an elite hospital. Even after all of the hours and money and family time missed, opening a solo practice Plastic Surgery office in New York City with no insurance accepted is far from a sure thing.
Through diligent work, excellent care, and perseverance, with a little luck sprinkled in, I have achieved every measure of success I could have dreamed of. I am extremely grateful to my staff and all of the patients I have had since 1997. I have expanded my office twice, and am as busy as I want to be. So, what comes next?
Imagine if you had a job where even though you worked 50-60 hours a week, you could still be called 24/7/365 and have to possibly rush to your office at any hour. No breaks ever, watching where you travel, making sure not to have alcohol, carrying a pager everywhere. A bit stressful? You bet.
I knew the deal before I started, and could have been someone’s employee, but that is not what I set out to do. I wanted to create a safe and affordable option for Hispanic Plastic Surgery here in the US with a level of luxury never before seen in the community. That is what Yager Esthetics is all about.
What about my life? I am certainly fulfilled, but need to take more time off. I am considering bringing in another Plastic Surgeon who can help me share the load. Finding that person with the same passion and ability will be difficult, and I will not settle. My patients come first, and I will keep working to insure Yager Esthetics is The place for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in the Hispanic community.