In a recent Vogue article written by Lauren Milligan, titled “Designer Surgeon”, Tom Ford, known for his fabulous fashion sense, hard work ethic and attention to detail in the fashion design industry, admitted that if he were not a designer, he would be inclined toward a profession in aesthetic medicine.
Tom Ford is known as a very creative designer, and he was labeled as a good corporate soldier regarding his work and dedication to the Gucci line for Gucci Group, now PPR. Ford also worked with Yves Saint Laurent.
Interestingly, creative and artistic talents are a big part of cosmetic and plastic surgery. Many cosmetic, aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeons are also fine artists, sculptures and painters. There is a lot to the fine art, form and architecture of the human anatomy, and being able to see the potentials in 3D renditions in addition to understanding the symmetry and harmony are all part of what makes a great surgeon. Aside from their education, training and experience, these talents lend to the realized outcomes and results of their procedures.
Ford was quoted in the article: “In another life I would love to be a cosmetic surgeon because it’s architectural,” Ford said. “You know, you are trying to figure out where the seams go. Can I do it in one piece like Halston? Can you formaldehyde DNA? A man can’t have a facelift very well because they cut here and then you have your sideburns in your ear. I quite like my beard. There is this little gap here. I am always looking to see who’s got the hairs growing out of the side of the ears.”