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TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND OCULOFACIAL SURGERY? HOW IS OCULOFACIAL SURGERY DIFFERENT FROM PLASTIC SURGERY?
I am an Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon. My profession requires many years of training. We first must obtain a medical degree followed by one year of internship, either specializing in surgery or a transitional program. We are then required to complete three years of residency in ophthalmology, followed by one-to-two years in an oculofacial fellowship program. I live in Great Falls with my two boys and husband. I have two offices, one in Reston and one in Tysons and I have been practicing since 2000.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST WAYS TO STAY CURRENT IN YOUR FIELD?
Attending the annual continued medical education meetings from the medical organizations I belong to, including ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), and AACS (The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery). This gives me the opportunity to stay updated on the new and most advanced techniques in my field. My area of expertise deals with just the eyes and face; this is different from general plastic surgery, as oculofacial surgeons receive highly specialized training just for this area. I am a ferocious researcher and love to stay current reading medical journals and industry reports.
WHAT MAKES YOUR PRACTICE STAND OUT?
My knowledge and experience in my field makes me a unique doctor positioned to provide the most natural looking results my patients are looking for. I am a woman and have a strong understanding of what it takes to create a natural look. The end result of what I do for my patients should always be consistent. I am experienced, dedicated and highly skilled.
WHAT IS UNIQUE IN YOUR OFFICE?
Two years ago, I opened Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in Tysons. My vision was to have a place where patients can come and get all of their beauty needs met under one roof, with the best customer service they deserve, under my supervision. We are a one-of-a-kind cosmetic center in Northern Virginia.
HOW DO YOU DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN YOUR FIELD?
I believe my work speaks for itself. I have one major objective when working with anyone. I create natural looking results that highlight the patient, not the procedure. You will not walk out of my office feeling and looking like someone else. Many of my patients have been with me for over 17 years. It is because I work to make them look their best without looking like they had work done.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST REWARD IN PRACTICING MEDICINE FOR YOU?
I have to say, after all the years of practicing medicine, I still am overjoyed when I see the look on my patient’s faces. I get tons of hugs and lots of laughter when we finish the work. I am grateful to have a job where I can help people find their self confidence and happiness.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU FACE?
To help guide patients to know what they want as an end result and have realistic expectations is a hard task. Seeing eye to eye is crucial and I must say, this could be the most challenging part of my work.
IF YOUR PATIENTS COULD KNOW ONE PERSONAL FACT ABOUT YOU, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
I am a very dedicated mother. I guess being a mom has made me softer, gentler and even more empathetic toward my patients. My kids make me so proud and I am just giddy over them.