Posted July 25, 2018 in Ghere Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic surgery combines two of my passions: art and surgery.
When I was a studio art major in college, debating changing my major toward a medical path, my brother, who is a plastic surgeon, suggested I give serious thought toward a career in plastic surgery. So I did. As an early medical student, I began investigating the specialty, and I fell in love. It became very clear to me that plastic surgery was the career path for me.
Plastic surgery is not just a set of skills, rather a mindset that helps the surgeons to understand a patient’s needs from multiple angles and equips them with the ability to solve problems in many different ways. Plastic surgeons must be able to tailor what they do to meet individual patient needs, and they must be able to come up with creative solutions to complex problems.
The Plastic Surgery Difference
Plastic surgery is unlike other surgical specialties. It is one of the few fields where you have to be familiar with every part of the body and one that operates on all ages of life. The scope of what falls under the umbrella of plastic surgery is vast. Whether it is congenital deformities, major reconstructions after devastating trauma, cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, and body, burns, wounds, or breast reconstruction, just to name a few, these all are problems that plastic surgeons are trained to treat.
The diversity of the specialty and the complexity of the problems, along with the reward of helping restore patients to their best healthy selves, is what makes the field of plastic surgery so rewarding.
Coming Back Home
I am thrilled to start my plastic surgery practice in Baton Rouge and begin this chapter of my life back home. Opening Ghere Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has been a dream and goal of mine since I was a first-year medical student. Ten years of surgical training after medical school has been a long haul for sure; however, it is so worth it to be doing what I love!