Sunday, April 22, 2012

Plastic Surgery and Getting Beast!

On Thursday, I am meeting with a plastic surgeon in regards to getting a research gig in his lab.  I'm really excited because I am thinking I might be interested in plastic surgery as a specialty.  I have worked with plastic surgeons in research before, and I have to say, they do some really really cool shit.  The dude I'm meeting on Thursday peels kids's faces off, cuts their facial bones apart, and glues them back together to repair facial defects. Bad Ass.

Plastics is of course notoriously hard to match in to.  The match rate for most specialties is well above 80%.  For plastics, it's under 50%, meaning that less than half of people who want to become plastic surgeons out of med school do so.  Whatever, if you're super-driven to pursue something, you just go for it and make it happen.  I have to say, the more I learn about the business of medicine, the more surprised I am by the variety of work that falls under the purview of this profession.  As a physician, you could do anything from sit at home looking at slides of cells to threading electrodes in to peoples hearts.  Crazy.

In other news, Heavy Metal Vixen and I are exercising like beasts.  With summer approaching, we both need to look super sexy for all the ladies and the mans.  Being a power couple just isn't as easy as it ought to be.







This is me ------------>

I've been working on my pecs and bi's and tri's.  Curls, pull-ups, and of course, moustache-ups.  At the time this photo was taken, I was simultaneously trying to break the chain in my hands and break the wind from my butt.  And doing a moustache-up.






<-------------This is Heavy Metal Vixen (and, I believe, an example of hardcore porn from the 30's)

She's been doing a lot of cardio. Eliptical, jogging, and biking.  This is an actual photo of her biking.  I have suggested a more practical outfit, spandex or something, but she insists that the stockings and stilettos improve circulation to her extremities.  I don't know about all that, although it definitely improves circulation to one of MY extremities.  heh.


12 comments:

  1. Wow, I didn't know the match rate was so bad for plastics. It'd be such a cool field to go into, but it looks notoriously hard to get in. Good luck on the meeting with the surgeon!

    I also nominated you for a few blogging awards! Check them out on my blog: http://preppypremed.blogspot.com/2012/04/more-awards.html

    --Becky

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    1. Hey Becky - Yeah it's pretty crazy, but I guess if that turns out to be what I really want to do, I'll have to put it all on the line. So hopefully, I'll just love internal medicine :)

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  2. Go for it, dude. Plastic surgery for reconstructive purposes is a pretty cool field, thanks to what the surgeons can do to fix the body appearance. Furthermore, the history is pretty fascinating as well, when you look at how reconstructive surgery has changed from the past to the present.

    -Geoffrey Lelia

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    1. Yeah I'm just learning about all this, but it seems really really cool. Hopefully I'll get a chance to get some exposure soon enough in med school.

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  3. If someone is interested in to do qualification in plastic surgery its an good idea to meat with experienced and well qualified surgeon and take sugessions from them about the plastic surgery procedures.
    Scott Loessin

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  4. The reconstructive use of plastic surgery is a bless for many people. Even if the procedure is expensive it can do miracles by fixing affections that has no other cure.
    I saw some really amazing before and after pictures so I would encourage the research in this domain too:)

    http://www.edelsteincosmetic.com

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  5. nice posting.. thanks for sharing..

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    1. Thanks for reading - it makes it more fun to post!

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  6. That's great, my man. All you need to do is to be dedicated and passionate when you’re studying the step by step processes of surgery. It can be quite hard, but, it is SO rewarding if you've managed to pull it off. Another thing, be ready to let go of some things along the way because you might have less time for your recreational activities. You can do it, just be confident in what you are doing.

    Elnora Chamorro

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  7. Thanks for all the encouragement! I actually just got in touch with a plastic surgeon who is just finishing his craniofacial fellowship at UCLA, and he basically just agreed to being my mentor through this process. Very exciting.

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  8. Also, where are you commenters coming to my blog from, out of curiosity.

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  9. Many thanks for this interesting and very well written article. Your work is appreciable perhaps you have done a hard work on it.
    Plastic Surgery Abroad

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