Teaching makes me a better rhinoplasty surgeon.
It makes me think about what I do and why
It makes me look at and analyse all my results
I have to be able to explain clearly and justify what I do and why to surgeons in-training
This means I will be judged on my results by the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. If my results were not up to demonstration I would not be invited to be a part of these international groups.
I have also demonstrated surgery in front of audiences of hundreds of surgeons with my peers watching and commenting. There is no greater challenge and no greater judge of surgical performance. Compliments on the results of my rhinoplasty surgery from world leading surgeons last a long time and balance my own criticisms of myself.
Teaching also drives a commitment to constant improvement. Not only am I thinking about what I do and sharing my experience with others but I am also learning from the questions I am asked and from other expert surgeons I share the stage with.
Teaching on the international stage drives me to be the best I can be and so to help my patients achieve their rhinoplasty goals to the best of my ability.
Teaching is special.
I have visited some amazing destinations and have been invited to speak in all the continents of the world.
I have developed great friendships with surgeons throughout the world that I have met whilst teaching together.
I value highly the collegiate culture and sharing of experience that comes with these professional and personal friendships.
Rhinoplasty is technically, intellectually and psychologically a demanding field of surgery.