When I opened Yager Esthetics in 1997, I did not know what to expect. I scraped some money together to repaint and build a small OR in a small office in Washington Heights. I hired a woman to help me open up, and I was her first paying client. She is now the premier plastic surgery consultant in the world. She helped me hire my first employee, who is still with me. I have expanded twice, to where I now have 6000sf on a prime corner across from Columbia Presbyterian in upper Manhattan.
My surgical volume is fantastic, I have never taken a day of ER call, and I have not done a case in a hospital in years. My mission to help educate the Hispanic community about safe plastic surgery has gone well, and my Y Gallery art space for Latin artists is an international hit. I should be the happiest man on the planet.
I am not. I still feel that I have not reached my potential. Despite expanding the nonsurgical side with a nurse injector, laser hair removal, Exilis Elite radiofrequency skin tightening and fat reduction, cellulite and scar treatments, I am still not satisfied.
I still see too many patients who have had overseas surgery disasters, too many getting taken advantage of here by Ob/gyn’s and Family Practitioners posing as cosmetic surgery experts, and I find I do not have enough time to see everyone with the time they deserve.
I thank you all for being loyal and making Yager Esthetics the most successful cosmetic plastic surgery practice serving the Hispanic community. I will be working hard to take us even further as year 20 approaches!