Everyone always asks me two questions, “How do you pronounce your name?” and “Why did you become a plastic surgeon?” Geoghegan is a surname of Irish origin pronounced [gay-gan]. The truth is I tried out many specialties in medical school before deciding on plastic surgery. I grew up thinking I would become a heart transplant surgeon, the idea of saving lives was enticing; then I considered Obstetrics and loved delivering babies and bringing new life into the world, next I spent time with a pediatric surgeon and was pretty sure that I was headed in that direction. But then my mentor at the time suggested I try a plastic surgery rotation, I was hesitant at first, but by the third day I was hooked. I love variety and plastic surgery is just that. We treat infants, teenagers, baby-boomers, men, women and we don’t just get to operate on one area of the body, we treat faces, breasts, hands, abdomen and extremities. You can choose to do surgeries to correct congenital anomalies, do reconstruction for breast cancer, skin cancer, car accidents or perform cosmetic procedures that keep people looking as young as they feel. Every day is different, every patient is different and I love that my job is to work with that person to figure it all out.
At our beautiful office, AZ we will work with you to achieve your goals and desires. Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and sometimes that can be accomplished with skin care or laser hair removal and other times a more significant surgical change is required. I believe that honest, open communication is the best way to achieve your aesthetic goals. There is no “magic pill” and looking and feeling good is hard work. Whether plastic surgery is right for you or not, there are many other things that you can do for yourself. Eating a healthy diet, having a fitness regime, taking time to relax, and skin care are examples of everyday choices you can make to improve how you look and feel.
Deciding to have surgery is not an easy choice to make, but significant benefits can be achieved for those who do decide it’s the right thing for them.
Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery