Most people think that plastic surgery is frivolous; it is only to gain money, only to do breast implants or face lifting. It’s true that is part of it. I survive from that but I also gain the resources in order to do the other things, to achieve the dream.
So I began to work alone. Nobody. No resident. No intern. Nobody. And I began to see the patients, burn patients. There were at that time children staying in the hospital, so I began to see many other things. And I saw there were patients who needed care for burns. The way the hospital was, the burn patient wasn’t taken care of.
The magic of plastic surgery could do it!
“These people are the same as us. In fact everyone in the world is really the same.”
We saw the patient again on three occasions -6 weeks and 6months and 6 years after surgery. Of course we memorialized with photography. We found out that after a three-year interval she had rehabilitated. She had gone to stenography school, learned a trade, had had a job since the surgery, and already had three children. This was a wonderful case and I was so happy.