Being an oculoplastic surgeon is a deliberate choice

May 15, 2003
Richard L. Anderson, MD, FACS

Dr. Anderson is editor of Plastic Pearls, is medical director of the Center for Facial Appearances in Salt Lake City, UT.

Recently, I have heard oculoplastic surgeons voicing their concerns about the future of our profession. Many advise de-specializing to try to compete with other plastic surgeons. I advise trying to be the best in our area of expertise. We are privileged to be in the best specialty in medicine.