I knew I wanted to be a physician as long as I can remember, my desire was always to do some type of work in the surgical world. I entered medical school thinking Orthopedic Surgery was my calling. I had sustained a wrist fracture playing basketball when I was younger and had a very pleasant experience. After undergoing a grueling 2 years of classroom work in medical school, I was ready to hit clinicals and get into Orthopedics. However, little did I know that I would be in for a shock…
This was a pivotal moment in my life when I realized that my interest was still surgery, however, an interest driven by intricacy and finesse. That’s when my calling for plastic surgery started. I had always loved the topic of ‘Head and Neck’ during medical school so I knew I wanted to focus on Facial Plastic Surgery. After completing several years of general surgery/head and neck surgery, I went on for further training particularly for facial plastic surgery. That’s where I fell in love with rhinoplasty(nose) surgery both in reconstructive and cosmetic cases.
The nose is so important and an intricate part of our personality and image. This is why one of my special interests is focusing on nose surgery. When I evaluate someone for nose surgery, the nose is just one part of the whole picture. I take in multiple factors such as a person’s height, position of their nose relative to their face, the shape of their face(oval, rectangular, etc), the way they smile, the list goes on!! In my consultations, I review all these factors and quite often get patients surprised of factors they were never aware. I always encourage questions and make myself available for patients for any questions/concerns they have all the way up to their surgery. I encourage you to come in and see the difference in my consultations and you’ll see why I love facial plastic surgery!
Authored by Dr. George S. Miguel, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon