Should the plastic surgeon question the wishes of the patients? Today’s guest is Dr. Jonathan Sykes. One of the most respected board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States, specializing in facelifts, rhinoplasty, and eyelid procedures, he will answer this question. Dr. Sykes has been in practice since 1986 and has performed more than 20,000 aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries. He is a truly dedicated and ethical physician who has been a true educator and influencer in the field of surgery on the board of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and also as a past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His incredible academic track record includes national teaching positions, international conference presentations, as well as an extensive list of over 100 published articles specializing in all aesthetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery.
Expert Guide to Ethics in Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Jonathan Sykes
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- Dr. Sykes tells how he perceives the change in concepts of beauty in the last decades.
- Patient expectations generated by social media are how he deals with the way people learn about it.
- The ethical dilemma of rejecting a procedure that a patient requests, knowing that he or she is going to request it elsewhere, can fall into the wrong hands.
- He talks about the importance of educating patients, explaining the procedures, and clarifying the why when he refuses to work with someone.
- Communication is the key to great results; listening carefully to the patient and connecting with them to generate a bond of trust.
- Why he doesn’t do cheek implants and lip implants anymore.