• 5:30 a.m.: As a facial plastic surgeon, my morning has no build-up or slow start. I wake up early, and head to our private surgical center in Beverly Hills.

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  • 6:30 a.m.: It is very important for me to be able to speak with my patients before they enter the OR. I want them to feel as comfortable as possible with not only the procedure, but with me as their surgeon and their environment.

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  • My morning interactions are light-hearted, caring and positive. Also, this interaction strengthens my connection with the patient so I can treat each patient as a loved one. In addition, I inquire about each patient’s favorite song to ensure it is playing for them as they fall asleep.

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  • Once I have completed my surgical morning, I make every effort to call and check on my boys, Kayden, 4, and Dilyn, 2. Even though I’m up at 5:30, well before they are, talking to them gives me a smile.

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  • 10:00 a.m.: I perform all of my surgeries in the morning so I have availability in the afternoon to consult with new patients, and follow-up with patients during their post-operative recovery phase. I enjoy the office experience that my staff and I have created. We have beautiful views of the Hollywood Hills, and that makes for an exciting place to work when away from home and family!

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  • 12:30 p.m.: One of the most satisfying parts of my office day is following up with my rhinoplasty patients during their 1 week post-operative “reveal.” My excitement is no different than the patients and their families! Taking off the nasal cast and observing their reaction to a nose that is finally in line with their self-image is the most rewarding part of my career.

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  • 2:00 p.m.: In addition to helping patients achieve inner confidence in my private practice, I make every effort to teach surgical residents in training once a month at UCLA Harbor. I teach the art of facial trauma reconstruction for patients that fracture their facial bones and jaw.

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  • Maintaining an academic relationship is important for me to sustain the most cutting-edge training possible for my patients. I also find that by teaching, one is able to improve their own skills by refining techniques. “DOSCENDO DISCIMUS” – “By teaching, we learn.”

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  • 3:30 p.m.: After my surgical mornings and afternoon office hours, my drive home includes calling each of my morning post-surgical patients to check on their level of discomfort and connect with them about the surgery.

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  • 5:00 p.m.: After a busy day in the office with patients, I rush home so I can be with my two sons and loving wife. My boys love to swim, so we’ll either go for a swim in our pool, or I’ll take them out biking or to the beach for playtime in the waves and the sand – a benefit of living in Los Angeles.

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