Dr. Toledo’s Philosophy
“Simply stated, I treat my patients the way I would expect to be treated… with respect, candor, professionalism and compassion. I would expect my surgeon to have the highest credentials and level of training possible and be thoroughly experienced in performing my surgical procedure. He should be compulsive about every detail, especially in his surgical practice, but it should reflect throughout his personal life as well. I have built my practice on this philosophy and these qualifications, and I value the patient relationships that have developed as a result.
While my qualifications and experience as a Dallas plastic surgeon are extensive, cosmetic plastic surgery requires far more than technical skills. The time I spend with you personally before any procedure will be as important as the procedure itself. Thoroughly covering your questions, your expectations, your individual desires and wishes, respect for your privacy…all of this and more will be addressed with sensitivity and understanding. After this initial consultation you should feel completely comfortable with your decision, having developed a trusting patient/doctor relationship.
Choosing a surgical procedure and the right doctor is a personal decision not to be taken lightly. You as the patient and I as the doctor must weigh not only the physical considerations but emotional and psychological ones as well. By improving your appearance, cosmetic surgery can enhance your emotional health and improve your self-esteem. But this can be attained only if your expectations are realistic. By understanding the limitations of plastic surgery, together we will establish reasonable goals that can be predictably achieved.
Your plastic surgeon should be a rare combination of artist, scientist, and close friend. I am fully dedicated to the pursuit of perfection in changing my patients’ undesirable traits subtly to achieve a natural appearance rather than an extreme, artificial or operated look. Only then can we collectively achieve the physical and emotional harmony that satisfies your expectations and justifies choosing me as your surgeon.”