We prefer to be called cosmetic surgeons, as this most closely reflects what we do. We look at “aesthetics” more from Kant’s perspective – a collection of systems for value judgments, which is not what we do. “Cosmesis” and “cosmetic” have their roots in ancient Greek and can be translated as “adornment”. This is what we do. Surgery for the adornment of the human body. We are cosmetic surgeons.
Our mission is to inspire, enhance and adorn. The most important skill is our knowledge of Millards’s “ideal, beautiful, normal”. Our most important tool is technique, not technology. We were trained and certified as plastic surgeons, which is what we like to call “shape surgery”. The Greek “plastikos” is the sculpturer. We sculpt to adorn the human form. Cosmetic plastic surgery. We are cosmetic surgeons.
Surgeon – somebody, who works with his hands. The hands hold the tools. The hands sculpt and adorn. Everything else but the hands are just tools, to be respected like every master craftsman would, but no more. We sculpt live tissue with our hands. We are cosmetic surgeons.