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When a Patient Wants too Much of You

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

As part of the relationship between Plastic Surgeon and patient, there is a certain piece of you that goes into every surgery.  A patient entrusts you with their dreams and expectations, and shares very personal thoughts with you.  They are vulnerable, baring secret fears and complexes sometimes hidden from their significant other and family.

As for me, I must allow them to know my philosophy on cosmetic plastic surgery, reveal my work in the form of before and after photos, and face the possibility of rejection by the patient for whatever reason.  As such, I must trust my patients.

Patients can feel very vulnerable and unattractive in the healing period following plastic surgery, especially if they do not have a good supportive social network around them.  When they have a jealous friend or family member or an abusive spouse, it is even worse.  It is hard enough to recover in the best of situations.

I always make myself available to my patients for whatever may arise physically or medically following the procedure.  I have a 24 hour service to contact me at any moment in case of emergency.  Most patients respect this.

I also try to be supportive emotionally, which can be a more delicate situation.  The changes in body image can be dramatic, and take a while to adjust to for some people.  My clinical staff and I  try our best to comfort and listen to patients who might need a boost, but it can go too far.

Calling the emergency line at midnight 2 years after a surgery because you feel one breast is bigger than the other is not okay.  Usually, it is a fight with a boyfriend or a traumatic stressor,  but this is not an after hours necessity. I have a pain for the last 2 months and I will only talk to the doctor personally on a Sunday is asking too much.  Call and make an appointment to come in.  I do not charge.

If you choose Yager Esthetics for Plastic Surgery, I promise to do my best to deliver what surgery can.  The relationship and anxiety issues require a different specialist, and I am happy to refer you.

Start Thinking About June

Monday, April 20th, 2015

I am always amazed when patients come in and expect that they can have surgery in a few days after their consult, or are shocked that the most popular vacation times are already taken.  Well regarded Plastic Surgeons are busy, and it takes proper planning to insure you get the time you need.

It is important to have your consult as early as possible, to make sure you are happy with your surgeon, that the price is affordable, and that you know how much time off of your particular work you will need, and what the recovery will be like.  Arranging childcare, maintenance of the household, vacation time for you and sometimes your spouse as well, all take time.  Even after this is sorted, your Plastic Surgeon has to have the date available.

Unfortunately, many of my teachers could not be accommodated during Spring Break, as there are only so many hours I can operate and give the best level of care.  I hate disappointing people, especially teachers, but they need to have a plan well in advance .

This is my wake up call for all of you who want to look better this Summer.  When school is out, the rush is on.  Call us if you do not want to miss June as a possibility.  I already have many of the days filled, and my next available is in June already.

Even if I am not your Plastic Surgeon, you still should plan for whomever you choose.  If he/she is a talented Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, space will be hard to come by.

Lo Imperfecto es el nuevo Perfecto

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Puede sonar extraño, pero lo último que trato de lograr en la cirugía plástica cosmética es la perfección. Como residente en formación, nos enseñaron, “El enemigo de lo bueno es lo perfecto.”

¿Qué significa eso?

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Estoyconstantemente sorprendidocuandoseñaloenormesdiferencias alos pacientes, que a menudono tenían ni idea. Todaslas partes del cuerpotienenque estar enarmonía unos con otroscon el fin deparecer natural. Si usted tieneuna caraasimétricacon una narizperfecta,sólo se ve mal.

Una gran cirugía plástica nunca luce como una cirugía. Es el arte de equilibrar las pequeñas cosas que te hacen único, y la mejora de ellos sin perder su carácter. He estado en mi práctica privada en Yager Estética durante 18 años, he realizado más de 5.000 cirugías cosméticas, y todavía tienen que alcanzar la perfección. Tengo, por otra parte, que hice más del 99% de estas personas muy felices. Mi consejo es que siempre sea usted, es lo mejor que puedes ser. Nadie es perfecto.

Imperfect is the New Perfect

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

It may sound strange, but the last thing I try to achieve in cosmetic plastic surgery is perfection.  As a Resident  in training, we were taught, “The enemy of good is perfect.”  What does that mean?

Nobody is symmetrical.  One eye is bigger, one lower, nostrils are different, no woman has 2 breasts that are exactly alike.  Interestingly, our brains are trained to not notice these details.  I am constantly amazed when I point out tremendous differences to patients, they often had no idea.

All of your body parts have to be in harmony with each other in order to look natural.  If you have an asymmetrical face with a perfect nose, it just looks wrong.  Great plastic surgery never looks like surgery.  It is the art of balancing the little things that make you unique, and enhancing them without losing your character.

I have been in my private practice at Yager Esthetics for 18 years, have performed well over 5000 cosmetic surgeries, and have yet to achieve perfection.  I have, on the other hand, made over 99% of these people quite happy.

My advice is to always be you, but the best you you can be. Nobody’s perfect.

New Years and Plastic Surgery

Monday, January 5th, 2015

In a few days, 2014 will be in the past.  This has been the fastest year of my life, and I never even had a feel for it.  The seasons and weather were odd, and it never really felt like it got going.  So, as always, the question becomes, what can I do to make 2015 even better at Yager Esthetics?

This past year was quite successful, in both patient care and community service. We added Exilis Elite for skin tightening, new skin care and stretchmark treatments, improved scar reduction techniques, and enhanced our spider vein and injectables practice quite a bit.

We had very successful Y Gallery art events, with a very high quality group of artists.  Many paintings were sold completely for the benefit of our Hispanic artists.  Our educational seminar series has been met with a tremendous response, and patients are acquiring the tools to make informed decisions.

So, what to do for Yager Esthetics in 2015?  We have some great live events planned, and details will follow soon.  We have hired even more Hispanic women to help the community and our practice grow together.  New technology is being evaluated now to add to the offerings for our patients, both surgical and nonsurgical.

We are expanding our social media outreach, and I still tweet daily and have an active Facebook page.  Look for videos and photos of our events, as well as copies of my live television appearances.

We are interactive, so if there are questions or suggestions of how we may serve you better, or if there are suggestions for Blog topics or seminars, contact us at info@dryager.com or call 212-543-1700 any time.

Prospero Año y Felicidad!