For me, the most satisfying part of plastic surgery (and life in general) is when things come together smoothly and harmoniously. As a plastic surgeon, sometimes this moment of exhilaration will come in the operating room at the end of challenging procedure, with beautiful and balanced results.
Sometimes, the best moment of my efforts is immediately after a bandage is removed and patient sees his or her results. There can be great joy in realizing that the goals we have set out to achieve are accomplished, and I never get tired of sharing this moment with a patient.
But final satisfaction can even come months or years later at a long-term post-surgical visit. Often it’s great to see that a patient is visibly more secure and relaxed as a result of living more comfortably within their own better-balanced bodies after surgery.