How did your practice start?
Becoming a Plastic Surgeon is an arduous task. It requires 11 years of training after college, many levels of exams, along with certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
What was one of the greatest challenges that you faced during this process?
There are many challenges to opening a solo Plastic Surgical Practice. One must first endure both physical and mental demands of residency before commencing the business of Plastic Surgery. Starting from scratch requires a focused business plan and a desire to be both a practitioner of medicine and business. The two are not always compatible if one wishes to care for patients in the best manner. It is a steep learning curve that requires dedication, passion, and a strong will to be the type of Plastic Surgeon I can be proud of.
Fortunately, I have accomplished and exceeded these requirements over the past 28 years, and I continue to grow and alter my business, as evidenced by the entire revamping of my website, artofplasticsurgery.com, which will be unveiled in August of this year.
How would you describe your usual patients in terms of needs and level of satisfaction toward your services?
My patients are familiar with my credo in that I will take the time and make every effort necessary to achieve our mutual goals. Plastic Surgery that is cosmetic in nature requires a substantial consideration of what the patients’ needs are and how best to achieve their objectives. The satisfaction level of my patients is extraordinary because we work together with a mutual understanding.
What do you think is the most effective strategy to keep patients happy and satisfied with your services?
My patients benefit from my thirst for knowledge and my creativity. I am the Emeritus, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital and I am fortunate to be the Plastic Chair Reviewer for a national medical review service that extends to 300,000 readers. Hence, I am privy to the newest and preeminent trends in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.
Additionally, I am an internationally recognized artist whose artwork, including painting, photography, and sculpting, has been exhibited in Europe, New York City, and Connecticut. Being an artist opens up a whole other dimension in my ability to visualize, create, and sculpt a natural and rejuvenated appearance.
What was your most successful and rewarding project?
I give 100% of my energy to each procedure and operation so that my patient satisfaction level remains very high, as proven in our stellar patient reviews. In that I am both an artist and a Plastic Surgeon, I get great pleasure when I can use my artistic talent to sculpt and create a natural and refreshed appearance that balances the face.
The “Rosenthal Liquid Facelift” is a group of non-invasive procedures that lift and smooth the face.
First, I smooth out the forehead and balance the muscles with selective doses of Botox.
In addition, by using Radiesse, a calcium-based gel product that can build up the patient’s own collagen, I am able to sculpt the cheeks as well as the arch of the face and jaw line to restore the lost volume, bringing about a lovely facial contour.
Juvederm and Expression are hyaluronic acid products, similar to the substance found in our own skin. They plump up and hold water within the skin to smooth out lines around the mouth and add volume and shape to the lips.
Finally, the skin, which is so crucial to looking our best is enhanced, with Intense Pulse Light (IPL), which reduces red and brown pigmentation.
We also offer a wonderful line of skin care products used to refresh and preserve the skin. These are non-surgical facial procedures which, in the hands of a skilled artist, rejuvenate and enhance the face to create a beautiful appearance.
Sometimes, however; the tried and true Facelift, Eyelid, or Brow surgeries are necessary to lift, smooth, and peel away the effects of time and gravity.
In short, how would you entice your potential patients to book your service?
My practice has always specialized in offering the combination of personalized care, surgical skill, and creativity. Most of my procedures and surgical intentions have been personalized to yield optimal results for each patient. I always take the time necessary to accomplish the objectives, yielding an appearance that is ideal for each patient. My unique combination of skill, artistry, and compassion attracts patients from both near and far.