Dr. Deepak Raj Dugar, Scarless Nose
Transforming noses into works of art is what Dr. Deepak Raj Dugar is passionate about. With a love for making patients look even more beautiful, Upscale Living magazine spoke to him about what it takes to be a trailblazing surgeon in the field of closed rhinoplasty.
A bit about yourself – where were you born, schooling, studies, etc.
I was born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, but lived there very briefly and our family moved to the United States when I was three years old. I was raised and brought up in Beaumont, Texas which was a fabulous place to grow up and learn all the small-town values and community mentality. I went to West Brook High School in Beaumont where I graduated valedictorian of my class. During high school, I was also an eagle ranked boy scout of America, a national merit scholar and an avid Bollywood stage actor/performer where I learned to love entertaining and the camera :)
What made you decide to go into this area of expertise - closed rhinoplasty?
Mentorship. I feel in today’s world, mentorship is so undervalued. It’s the most important part of becoming great at anything. Having excellent mentors lets you follow a blueprint and navigate life with an expert advisor. Most people wouldn’t go on a wildlife safari in Africa without an expert tour guide, yet so many people go through life wandering amongst ‘lions’ and ‘tigers’ completely solo with no mentorship. My mentor, Dr. Raj Kanodia, was the king of noses and my passion for plastic surgery and specifically for noses led me to him and his practice. Through eleven plus years of mentorship, I was able to learn the blueprint of building a successful practice and navigate the task much easier than if I were to do it alone.
What should patients consider when choosing a surgeon?
Find one that does a lot of whatever you are doing. If you are getting your breasts done, find a surgeon who does lots of breasts. If you are doing your nose, find someone who does a ton of noses. Whenever someone does a lot of one procedure, they figure out all the intricacies and balances required to get the best results. Also look for surgeons who truly care. I know that sounds cliché and obvious, but if you sniff