How do I put into words what it feels like at the end of this long journey? When I was a teenager, I dreamed of the day I would become a plastic surgeon. I would operate on patients and be happy each day knowing my career was also my passion. Almost 15 years later, that day has come, I have run the race, overcome the obstacles, and have built something truly special. I have grown through the hardships and rejoiced at the mini accomplishments along the way.

Becoming a plastic surgeon is a long road. It takes grit and perseverance, patience, and humility. It changes your opinion on life and living it, and makes you truly appreciate each and every win. Those small wins keep you moving forward in the journey. The sense of pride I feel opening my own practice and beginning a new journey that I am fully totally responsible for invigorates me.  Anyone who knows me knows I live life in exclamation! Excitement, happiness and balance are at my core. Never have I felt all three at the same time until today. The excitement my new office brings to both myself and the community, the happiness I feel when my patients share their stories of renewed confidence, and the balance of being able to have a career I love while raising two beautiful boys and being married to the most supportive husband. It really is a fairy tale and the next journey starts now.

As we open Poris Plastic Surgery, I invite you all to be a part of it!