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Physician, Magician, or Beautician?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

People, especially in this age of Social Media, expect a lot out of Plastic Surgery and cosmetic treatments.  Reality television shows a world in which everyone is perfect looking, or has someone fix it if it is not.  That sets a standard that is nearly impossible to meet.

Some people think Plastic Surgeons are Beauticians.  You tell them what you want, and they do what you ask.  They will switch it around countless times until you are happy.  This is dangerous, as although we are partners with our patients, we are not equal partners.  I (hopefully) have more experience and training in the field, and can use my knowledge to help steer you away from foolish choices.

Others think we are Magicians.  They do not care about the before pictures.  They want a miracle,  don’t care what is involved, and do not understand the limitations that they each bring to the table.  The after picture depends entirely on what we are working with.

Plastic Surgeons are actually physicians first. We take an oath to first do no harm, and consider your well being.  If we are talented, and you are willing, we can work together to make you the best version you can be safely, and understanding the risks.

Before you consider Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, really think about your expectations and the role your Plastic Surgeon plays.

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!

Twitter and Plastic Surgery

Monday, March 10th, 2014

For the last 2 years, I have been tweeting nearly every day from @DrJYager. Being new to the format, it took a while to figure out what the people want. Is it tips on skin care and anti-aging? Is it the latest new technologies and procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery? Is it special offers or events new from Yager Esthetics? I tried them all.

What I have found in my recent survey is that people just want to learn a little something about me, their potential plastic surgeon. What I like to do, what my interests are, what else I do when I am not in the office. Getting a feel for my personality seems to be what the patients like best.

I have tweeted about my musical group, music I enjoy, and concerts I have seen. I have tweeted about the weather, Latin cultural events, and movies I have recently enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy). I have let people know about restaurants and foods that I enjoy, and have told a few jokes along the way.

I do also mention important events in the office, television interviews and magazine articles when they come out, and sometimes share new products and services we offer at Yager Esthetics.

So follow me on twitter @DrJYager, and get to know your plastic surgeon a little bit better. New friends are always welcome.

Miss RDUS 2013

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

As some of you will recall, I was a judge for Ms RDUS 2012 and it was a wonderful experience. The lovely Chantel Martinez took the crown and it was a terrific event. How time flies.

The opening reception occurred this past Sunday, and the 32 finalists will make this a difficult year to select just one. Even on a brutally hot day in an outdoor venue, Ganesha, on W.204th , all of the girls were professional and beautiful.
While I am not a judge this year, Yager Esthetics is a sponsor of the event, as I feel very strongly about supporting my Hispanic community. The dedication of time and preparation needed to even be considered for the pageant makes each girl special.

I encourage each of you to follow the competition and even come to the finals in Symphony Space this year. Maybe someone from your favorite city will win. It is sure to be a fun time.

Social Media and Plastic Surgery

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Social media has become an important communication tool for Yager Esthetics as well as many other practices. As my practice has evolved from its opening in 1997, I have found that the majority of the referrals still come from my existing patients, but I have seen a tremendous increase in patients from the internet.

While I do not participate in Facebook for my personal life, I have found it helpful for my practice and patients. It gives a little more connection to what we do at Yager Esthetics. In a little more than a year or so, we have created a following with minimal efforts. We will concentrate a little more on this in 2013.

My weekly blog has been going without fail for about 2 years now, and my patients seem to enjoy these little insights into my writing style and thoughts. If you are reading this, please comment and let us know how to make it better, or if there are topics you would like me to comment on.

Twitter is also a very exciting part of my plans for the year to come. We usually tweet at least daily, but I promise to use my mobile app to help keep my followers entertained and informed for the future. The format is fun to work in.

I look forward to connecting on a more personal level (social media wise that is) with all of you. I want you to feel a part of what we have been building for over 15 years. So please follow me, like me, read my blog and mention me. I need all the Facebook friends I can get!