Everything I do centers around beauty. Whether it is in nature, in a painting, on a face, or in architectural design, it’s beauty resonates with me deeply. The theme of beauty has been woven throughout my experiences in life. In childhood, I danced ballet. The art taught me the beauty of the human body. This led me to pursue a career in medicine, specifically in plastic surgery.
My practice of plastic surgery is based on a holistic approach. This philosophy grew out of my education in general and plastic surgery as well as training in homeopathy and integrative nutrition. My perspective is shaped by the idea that beauty and healing emanate from within, and that external appearance is a reflection of inner health of the mind, body, and spirit. I also believe that appearance is an expression of our overall sense of wellness. For me, personal style, manifested by what we wear and how we look, mirrors our complexity as human beings. Thus, beauty is a visual marker of whom we are and how we communicate that message to others. It is a non-verbal method of identifying ourselves that not only speaks volumes about ourselves, but also bolsters our sense of self and helps us to relate to the world. Therefore, how I define beauty not only concerns the needle or the knife, but also informs how we live our lives.
What I do is my way of empowering people, and it is through the language of beauty. This involves sharing my views and educating others. As such, I am a published author and a public speaker. I also contribute to press publications and to the scientific literature. I have appeared on various media outlets, including ABC, CBS, NBC, NY1, the Dr. Oz, and Meredith Vieira Shows. I am the founder of Jet Set Beauty Rx, Click-lift.com (an online consultation portal, or e-consult, named a “best practices” site in the industry), and the acclaimed seminar series, “Les Salons: A Wellness Series devoted to The Beautiful Life.” I am a surgeon, creator, entrepreneur, educator, and podcaster (the Forever F.A.B. podcast). I remain a citizen of the world and a student of life.