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Sage Advice

By: Merge magazine's editorial advisory board
Posted: September 1, 2010, from the September 2010 issue of
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Always make recommendations to your patients as if they were a member of your own family.
Brian Biesman, MD

Have as your focus the patient. Utilize data-driven results to modify the techniques you’ve learned. Continue to expand your global thinking of aesthetic outcomes, and try to allow yourself to be innovative while maintaining patient safety as the center of your daily practice.
Laurie Casas, MD, FACS

Keep focused on what the patient desires, not necessarily what you think would be the ultimate treatment. Developing meaningful relationships with your patients in time also helps decode their ultimate aesthetic goals.
Joel Cohen, MD, FAAD

Don’t be overwhelmed by the newest and latest equipment and technology. You need to focus on good surgical principles and philosophies and patient care. You also need to evaluate your long-term results to see if there’s something different that can be done to see results that are longer-lasting and appear more natural. You need to be critical of your results in order to improve, and you need to not be afraid to change and modify your techniques to get those results.
Miles Graivier, MD, FACS

Get the best staff in the world, and keep working to maintain that staff. Also, get a dynamite website with lots of great before-and-after photos. And, if you have time, write a book.
Joseph M. Gryskiewicz, MD, FACS