Dr. Deepak Raj Du­gar, Scar­less Nose

Upscale Living Magazine - - Contents - | By Heléne Ra­mack­ers

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

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