Dr. S. Randolph Waldman is yet another one of our superstar SCALE 2019 faculty members. He previously attended the annual meeting as a speaker and received such great reviews that we did not hesitate to invite him back. This facial plastic surgeon was trained at the Cleveland Clinic and at Tulane – two of the most illustrious training grounds for doctors in the United States.
The author of numerous journal articles and the editor of two medical books on plastic surgery, Dr. Waldman is an internationally acclaimed scholar and practitioner. He has won numerous awards, including RealSelf Top Doctor and Top 10 Plastic Surgeons In Middle America (and America) by Aesthetic Everything. In recognition of his contributions he has been a recipient of the prestigious “Mark Rafaty” award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPRS), given annually for outstanding contributions to the specialty of Facial Plastic surgery. He was also recognized in 2015 by a major publication as one of the top 15 “influencers” in the field of Plastic Surgery.
As noted on his website, he is well known around the globe as one of the leading educators in the field of aesthetic medicine and surgery. He has organized or coordinated over 45 major medical conferences including Vegas Cosmetic Surgery, which is now the leading aesthetic surgery conference in North America. He has also given over 500 presentations at cosmetic surgery meetings over the past 25 years in the United States and Europe and is considered one of the leading experts in the world in Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Chin Augmentation, Liposuction of the Neck, Laser Resurfacing, and Safe Use of Injectable Fillers and Neurotoxins.
Dr. Waldman is also on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and annually serves as an oral examiner for physicians as part of the board certification process. He has been called a Bridge Builder, because of his drive to bring people together to share information, even in the Middle East – as noted in 2015. (Source).
We asked him a few questions to get to know him better, and help you get acquainted. In his own words, here is what The Dr. Waldman has to say.
Q: Is this your first SCALE conference? If not, how many years have you attended as a participant? As a speaker?
A: I have attended one SCALE meeting previously and it was as a speaker. I had a great time.
Q: What motivated you to go into your field?
A: I have a love of art and science as it relates to the face, head, and neck.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your work?
A: I love my patients and love working with my all star staff. I also appreciate very much my wonderful colleagues.
Q: Is there a particularly compelling success story that you can share with us?
A: I have now chaired 46 major national medical conferences in the art of aesthetic surgery.
Q: What do you want the general public to know about what you do?
A: I feel as if my surgical judgment and technical skills allow me to render quality care to my patients. This is really important and should be a top consideration when people are considering surgeons.
Q: How do you relax, what are your hobbies?
A: I love to take walks with my 3 dogs and wife of 35 + years, especially when at the beach. I guess my educational activities are also hobbies in a way.
Q: Looking back over the course of your career, what advice do you wish someone would have given you?
A: Enjoy every moment because someday it will all end.
Q: Is there a particular case you wish would walk through your door?
A: Always love to see young women with really ugly noses because I know I will make a difference for them that can sometimes be life-changing.
Q: When people come to the SCALE workshop or talk you are giving, what do you hope they take away from their time with you?
A: There are many different ways of shaping the neck. Also, I hope they will see that microneedling with radiofrequency can be a very valuable tool for the skin practitioner for the treatment of deep pores, acne scarring, fine wrinkles, loss of skin laxity, and blotchy pigmentation.
Q: Looking into the future of your practice, what do you predict will be the trends and technology that emerge in the next 5 to 10 years? What are you and your practice doing to get ready for those?
A: Sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same. Surgery is still a valuable alternative in many patients.
Q: Is there anything else you want people to know about you or your practice?
A: I am a facial plastic surgeon practicing in a clinic with two plastic surgeons. We have managed to co-exist and get along with one another and our patients are the beneficiaries of our collaboration. We do all of our surgery in our accredited in-office operating suite. We have a deep appreciation for our dermatologic colleagues as well as our oculoplastic colleagues and often refer cases to both.