Dr Philip Young MD’s thoughts on Famous people as patients and how he takes a different approach with this group when it comes to plastic surgery (Seattle, WASH)

I have had the pleasure to operate on many people that are of significant backgrounds.  These people ranges from owners of very large companies, and very close family members of famous A listers from the acting and music industry.   One thing I have learned is that with these people you have to stick with what you believe in and have learned all of these years.  Because people of influence usually get there way, it is hard at times to stick with your principles.  What I’ve learned is that you have to stick with your principles otherwise you could give them a result that they don’t like ultimately in the end. I recently had a family member of a famous person.  They wanted something that I felt wouldn’t get a good result.  I had to be adamant that this wasn’t a good idea.  Sometimes, you have to figure out what is best for these patients and try to get them to believe in what you are doing.  If they don’t believe in what you are doing and are adamant about their own ideas, I refuse to do surgery for them.  I do this no matter how famous they are.  You can’t let their influence and their fame guide your professional and medical judgement.  I think based on my experience with this group that this is what goes on much in Hollywood where less than perfect results occur.  These results earlier in my career prompted me to find answers to aesthetics.  It culminated in my theory on facial beauty called the Circles of Prominence.  Here is a copy of my facial beauty paper on my website.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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