What goes through your mind at the end of each surgery?

I want to know that I have done absolutely the best that I could do to achieve the results that my patient has asked for and expects.

Did you have any mentors while you were in med school, and why were they so valuable?

I had several mentors during and after my medical training. They taught me not only how to be a good surgeon but how to be a physician who truly cares for his patients.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I usually spend time with my family in whatever activity our children might be involved in, usually sporting activities in school. I also enjoy traveling with my family.

If you could travel anywhere where would you go?

We presently have on our wish list a trip to Italy and the South of France.

What advice might you give to young people interested in becoming a surgeon?

Surgeons have to know their stuff, of course, but they also must have extraordinary discipline; so young people should develop disciplined study habits in school, and cultivate a strong interest in science.

At the end of the day, what makes you happy?

Happy patients and a family dinner usually make for a very good day. When I know that my patients and family have had happy days, then I can sleep well at night.

What advice do you have for perspective new patients considering cosmetic surgery?

Make sure that the surgeon that you are speaking with is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and that he or she has extensive experience in performing the surgery that you are considering.

To learn more about him and his cosmetic surgery skills, please contact Dr. Robert Aycock in San Francisco, California. You may also want to check out Dr. Aycock’s Facebook page under Bay Area’s Premier Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Center.