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I’ve learned an expression about thinking about Bakers versus Chefs. I’ve heard that a good Baker can’t be a good Chef, and a good Chef can’t be a good Baker, and they’re very different. Usually the baker is someone that is very precise really focus more on detailed measurements to make sure everything is right, because if anything is not measured correctly, the food will taste terrible or the were the the, the baked item will come off very bad. Where is on the flipside. Chefs are ones that love creativity, like to put us pinch of salt here, like to thank well, what kind of flavor concoction can I change? How can I make it taste better by altering something and adjusting it? And they’re more like the artist. Now, that’s always not always the case. Do you think about pastry chefs, for example, by definition, are both a creative Chef as well as a baker. So there are differences to that, you know, a lot of times what happens is a lot of the facial plastic surgeon out there, to me, are very good Baker’s, but they’re not good chefs. I believe that I have both within me at my core. I’m a chef. I love seeing if I can tweak something to make it better. I love seeing if I can improve the shape of something I like to see, you know, artistically how the whole thing works together as the number one goal for me, when I’m working on it basis that the face looks natural. If it doesn’t look natural, if it looks weird or done, or draws attention, there’s absolutely no reason to even do any of the procedures, whether it be facial work hair work or anything. So the goal is to not draw the eye to it. And I think that if you are a good technician, you you can get very good results in a technical way. But they can look very unaesthetic. And to me, that’s the number one factor I was at a meeting many years ago when I was listening to well-known plastic surgeon from Dallas, who has now passed away. But you know, his face lips looked very artificial, and he was showing the revision cases he was doing to fix facelifts. And the guy sitting next to me, said, Sam, I can’t even tell the difference between revision or not, because they all look fake. Now, were the jawlines Pretty clean? Yes, is the necks pretty clean. Yes, no doubt. But to the patient’s look, absurd, yes. And he probably couldn’t see that they looked absurd. Otherwise, why could be presenting these these cases to the general audience out there as one of his as is good work, or is revision works? Because he’s seeing only the chef, the baker side of things and not the chef side. So I think when you’re finding a facial plastic surgeon to do your work, you need someone that is technically gifted, but also artistically gifted. And you must be both left and right brain to see things actually is interesting. I did a test of looking at my division of my left and right brains, right? Brain being synthetic. In other words, looking at the whole picture, not synthetic, like fake, but synthetic, like seeing the whole picture, and and the technical side. And I was 60% right 40 percent left. And it’s important to be able to see the big picture and not get lost into the small details.
But it’s also important to execute all the details well.