- The Focus of Dr. Berman’s Practice.
- Deciding to pursue medicine.
- Attributes of success.
- Achieving optimal results.
- The psychiatry of plastic surgery.
- What’s on the horizon for aestheticians.
Dr. David Berman, MD, FRCSC of Berman Cosmetic Surgery & Skincare in Sterling, VA operates a very successful practice and varies from many aestheticians due to his genuine desire to help people. He is strictly in the business of improving lives, and has been known to refuse surgery requests that he believes will negatively impact the self-esteem of his patients. His dedication to stay well-nourished and stay physically fit is deeply represented in his work; he encourages all his patients to pair their cosmetic adjustments with the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Berman enjoys working for himself and learning from his own mistakes, which ultimately pushed him to develop his own practice in plastic surgery. His specialty is in body contouring, particularly utilizing smart liposuction under local anesthetic to focus on minimally invasive fat reductions.
Time-Stamped Show Notes:
[1:02] Berman primarily focuses on body contouring.
[1:41] Sculpture, a noninvasive way to put laser light through skin to decrease fat.
[2:01] Irregular skin coloration.
[3:23] Berman grew up terrified of doctors.
[4:55] Made the decision to go to medical school after shadowing at a free clinic out of curiosity.
[6:03] Went into plastics because of the diversity and creative aspect.
[7:17] Preferred to work for himself.
[7:30] Attributes success to diversification – physical activity and private life.
[9:13] Important to have a sole focus.
[9:39] Cohesive team, realistic vision, open and well-balanced life.
[10:05] For optimal results, you really need to attend to diet and exercise.
[10:20] People appreciate upfront honesty in what is achievable.
[10:54] Quality of care in Northern VA is very high.
[11:40] Minimally invasive trend.
[12:48] Natural trend.
[14:18] Plastic surgery is very similar to psychiatry.
[16:32] It’s not fair to either party to do unnecessary operations.
[16:36] Most memorable client was John Wayne Bobbitt.
[18:49] Favorite case was successfully completing largest ever scapular flap.
[20:15] Important to look below the surface to see what people really want.
[20:59] Consultations are free.
[21:22] Common plastic surgery myths.
[23:27] Interest in ketone supplements.
[23:12] Limiting his practice to minimally invasive, natural, low-risk practice.
[24:30] Stem cells on the horizon.
[25:26] Lack of quality studies.
[27:00] Careful not to buy into “hyped up” incoming trends.
[28:15] Low pressure practice.