Experience matters–not only the number of years, but the number of cases performing a particular procedure successfully. This gives you the highest probability of a great result. A deep understanding of individual anatomy, aesthetics, the best alternatives, and proper techniques breeds consistency.
No painting by the numbers– Knowing the mechanics of a procedure whether surgical or non-surgical is not enough. A true expert doesn’t follow a set formula for every procedure and every patient. Great surgeons are fluent in many procedures and are able to look at an individual and anticipate what combination of techniques will deliver an optimal result.