Sometimes we are the best test subject for a new methodology, practice or habit. And the plastic surgeons of The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery are practitioners of trying new products and procedures on themselves before using them on patients.
Cision Wire posted an article about the board-certified doctors and their unique way of finding out whether a procedure or product works.
Dr. Robert Sigal and Dr. Byron Poindexter practice what they preach. “It’s simple: if you want to know if something works, get it done yourself,” said Dr. Sigal. Added Dr. Poindexter, “We try it on ourselves and on staff volunteers so that we can know the utility of it. And so after a proper amount of time to evaluate something, we know if it’s something that we’ll have at our office, and offer to our patients.”
This is old hat for the surgeons at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Washington, DC, with the three plastic surgeons—Dr. Poindexter, Dr. Sigal, and Dr. George Weston—having more than 55 years of combined experience.
The doctors have tried everything from Expression hyaluronic acid filler (similar to Restylane) to miraDry for underarm sweating and Dysport (a Botox competitor) on each other with no regrets. “It’s the right thing to do, and when you do the right thing, good things come back to you. Our practice is living proof of that.”