As the daughter of two architects, raised in a family full of that profession, artists, and other creative folk, it is perhaps unsurprising that I developed a strong sense of the visually pleasing from an early age. I may have resented being dragged away from the pool to see yet another Romanesque church during childhood holidays in France, but what I was taught about proportion, beauty, and three-dimensional reasoning, has undoubtedly contributed to my approach to plastic surgery.
Whether you attend for an aesthetic, reconstructive, or hand surgery procedure, my approach does not vary. I am always aware of the great trust that is placed in me when someone chooses me as their surgeon, and repay this by treating them with the respect, honesty, and professionalism that they deserve. I am committed to supporting you throughout your treatment journey, from the first consultation, during the decision-making process, throughout your recovery, and beyond. The benchmark I set myself is to provide the level of care and service that I would be delighted to receive if I were the patient.
When it comes to cosmetic procedures, proportion, balance, and a natural-looking appearance are my top priorities. With the blurring of the lines between the beauty and aesthetic industries, it can be easy to forget that cosmetic procedures are still, first and foremost, medical procedures. My moral and ethical responsibility as a doctor is one that I take very seriously, and I am passionate about providing proper medical care, no matter what the treatment. I have undergone intensive training over many years in the procedures I perform, as I believe that my patients deserve nothing less. I will not perform a treatment I don’t believe in. I will never put you under pressure to make a decision, nor will I offer any incentive that might cloud your better judgement. I may tell you that I don’t think a procedure is in your best interest, or is unlikely to be of benefit to you in the long term. I will always tailor the treatment plan to you, your body, and your lifestyle. My priority is patient satisfaction, and producing results that both of us can be proud of. I aim to be the surgeon you would recommend to your friends, and return to in the future.
I always encourage my patients to consider their decision to have surgery in the context of their lifestyle and wellness as a whole. Having completed a Masters in sports and exercise medicine, I have a unique insight into how these factors contribute to body image, mental and physical health. I am personally familiar with the great benefits that an active lifestyle has: hours spent in group exercise classes (including some time spent teaching them!) kept me sane through the long and demanding years as a surgical trainee. These days, a long walk with our dog, or an hour spent lifting up and putting down heavy things in a CrossFit session will usually see me right after a long day. I am happy to discuss the relevance of diet and exercise to the issues that you attend me for, as well as tailoring treatments and follow-up to accommodate existing active lifestyles.
I hope that you find the information provided useful, and look forward to answering any questions that you may have.