Where do you find your aesthetic inspiration?
My life history is the foundation for my aesthetic sense. My mother is a retired professional musician, a New Yorker, and an avid lover of the arts. As a child, I was educated and exposed to the Arts – music, opera and theater, modern and traditional art, and so forth. I developed an appreciation for artistic beauty. As I began my career in medicine and plastic surgery, I was introduced to the concepts of the Aesthetic Ideal that are described in my website (www.TheRhinoplastyCenter.com – see “The Ideal Nose.”). My training in rhinoplasty was both classical and modern – I am privileged to say that I received my training from some of the great rhinoplasty surgeons in history, and I developed a respect for the history of the operation. Also, I was exposed from the beginning both to the classic techniques and the most modern and cutting edge approaches, giving me a tremendous armamentarium to draw on when performing rhinoplasty.