Thanksgiving 2013

Once again, this is Thanksgiving week. As I do every year, I take this opportunity to reflect on all of the blessings I have received over the year. While I try to be grateful every day, sometimes the pace of life makes it difficult to thank all of the people the way in which you would like.
I am thankful for my family. There is no greater feeling to me than the love of my family. There is no way to describe the experience of being a father until it happens to you. I am so fortunate to have the health of my children.

I am thankful for my opportunity to serve the Hispanic community. Since I was 3, I knew I wanted to be a doctor. Not only did I follow through on that dream, but I was able to become a Plastic Surgeon and find my calling in the world of Latin beauty. The ability to educate and provide truthful and helpful information to patients in order for them to understand their options before making dangerous choices has been beyond rewarding. While it is impossible to eliminate all risk from surgery, I feel fortunate to help reduce risks and inform my community about some unsafe practices.
I am thankful to my staff, more than 20 Hispanic women, who help me do what I do day in and out for nearly 17 years now. I cannot do it alone, and to see these young women mature and grow under my watch is very special.

I am thankful to all of my patients who honor me by selecting me as their Plastic Surgeon. Most of my patients work very hard , and Plastic Surgery is a dream to them. I always keep that in mind when I enter the operating room, and do my best to deliver the best and safest results.
I am also thankful to those who take the time to read my blogs, and follow me on twitter. It is my way to give you a little insight into who I am and what I do, not only in Plastic Surgery. Keep reading, and stay well. Happy Thanksgiving!


Every year at this time, I find it helpful to reflect upon the last twelve months and give thanks for the blessings that I have received.

I am thankful first and foremost for the good health of myself and my family.  As a physician, I know all too well how precious and rare good health is.

I am thankful for the magnificent new Yager Esthetics/Estética office and ySpa we opened in 2010, the realization of a dream started 14 years ago.  To offer the Hispanic community the level of service, sophistication, and safety that equals or surpasses any Manhattan practice makes me immensely proud and only drives me to continue the mission of educating the Latin public about skin care, plastic surgery, and beauty.

I am thankful for the best staff anywhere.  Each manager, nurse, medical assistant, receptionist, skin care specialist and esthetician is here because of their tremendous dedication to their community.  To be able to hire additional staff members during a downturn in the economy is a testament to the success of our mission.

I am thankful to my patients, who each day entrust me with their health and cosmetic dreams.  To each of you, I want you to know that I treat you as a family member, and realize how hard you work for your money and how much it means to you to achieve the best possible results safely.  I have never betrayed that trust, and never will.  I consider it the ultimate compliment when you recommend friends and family.

Thank you for reading my blog, and I look forward to sharing more great news as we reach new heights in 2011.