As you read this, I will be on a vacation for the first time since August. Many people think Plastic Surgery is not hard work, but for those of us who do liposuction and tummy tucks, we know differently. Aside from the physical demands of the procedures, there is a 24/7 time commitment during which you can be called at any hour of any day.
If that were not difficult enough, there is the pressure of peoples’ hopes and dreams for perfection and a resolution of life’s problems with the magic of cosmetic surgery. I can be surgeon, general medical doctor, psychiatrist, and shoulder to cry on for each patient.
I cannot afford to be anything but positive and reassuring all of the time, no matter what is going on in the office, or at home for that matter. I have to insure that every patient gets the benefit of positive energy and my very best support. It can take its toll.
I am looking forward to 6 days of no electronics, no phone calls, and a little time for me for a change. It can just be in my home, or anywhere that I am not a famous plastic surgeon. I am so grateful for all who have entrusted in me to perform plastic surgery, and love what I do. A short pause will only make me stronger.
See you next week.