Valentine’s Day is when you are supposed to let the people you love know how much they mean to you. I thought I would extend those feelings to my chosen profession, Plastic Surgery. I certainly love what I do, and what better day to let it know how I feel and why.
“Dear Plastic Surgery,
When we first met in medical school more than 20 years ago, I was entranced by your talents and almost magical ability to make people better and more beautiful. Your way of restoring form and function drew me in, despite the difficulty of getting to know all of you.
During our courtship in residency training and fellowship training, I never worked so hard on a relationship. Over 100 hours a week I spent with you, trying to perfect my understanding of you. As my confidence grew, I knew we were destined to be together forever.
After we moved in together on Fort Washington Avenue, I flourished because of you. All that you taught me brought rewards both spiritually and financially. Together, we have brought joy to thousands of people.
It is hard to believe that we have been together for so long now. I still learn from you every day, and the more I know the more I love and respect you. May we be together for many years to come.
Dr. Jeffrey Yager