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Plastic Surgery Humor – The Patient’s Problem

I can think of quite a few patients whom after meeting,  that I was glad I had the opportunity to read their chart before entering the room and meeting them for the first time. As what jumped out at me as to why they came in for a plastic surgery consultation was quite different from their physical concerns. Sometimes the most striking of physical characteristics does not really bother someone that much at all while very minor anatomic variations can be tremendously bothersome to them. There simply is no understanding why a certain physical shape is of concern anymore than figuring out why someone likes a piece of art or food item. In essence, what bothers people about their face and body is not always logical but it is most certainly always deeply emotional. It may have been an issue since they were teased as a child, rejected in relationship, jealous of a sibling or friend or even today poked fun at on Facebook. Plastic surgeons don’t try and figure out why something bothers a patient, instead, we focus intently on whether what we can do will be sufficient to satisfy the patient (changing their emotional perception).  Designing and executing surgery is a logical process, the interpretation of its outcome however can be open to differing interpretations.

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Dr. Barry EppleyDr. Barry Eppley

Dr. Barry Eppley is an extensively trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon with more than 20 years of surgical experience. He is both a licensed physician and dentist as well as double board-certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This training allows him to perform the most complex surgical procedures from cosmetic changes to the face and body to craniofacial surgery. Dr. Eppley has made extensive contributions to plastic surgery starting with the development of several advanced surgical techniques. He is a revered author, lecturer and educator in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery.

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