Dr. Jhonny Salomon: The Art of Medicine

Dr. Johnny Salomon

As one of Miami’s most renowned plastic surgeons, Dr. Jhonny Salomon masters the art of plastic surgery by offering his patients the latest and most advanced medical and surgical techniques. Committed to providing the highest standards, Dr. Salomon strives to deliver perfection to every patient. Haute Living caught up with the talented surgeon to discuss new medical techniques within his practice, why plastic surgery is the art of medicine and what he hopes his legacy will be.

Are there any new innovations or techniques you are using?

JS: We pride ourselves in remaining at the forefront in our field by consistently introducing new technologies, and we are steadily evolving. I truly feel that it is important to provide our patients with the most advanced innovations in both invasive and non-invasive procedures, and we are currently investigating Silhouette InstaLift, which utilizes dissolvable sutures to tighten the face and neck with minimal downtime. In the past year, we have introduced ThermiVa for rejuvenation of the external and internal regions of the vagina as well as some new and advanced fillers.

What sets you and your practice apart from others in the same field?

JS: I think what sets us apart is the overall vision I have for the practice. I’m a perfectionist and believe that it is important to deliver results that are of a high standard, while also remaining naturally beautiful. My goal is that my patients feel and look rejuvenated after a procedure while ensuring that it’s not drastically noticeable that work has been done. Our state-of-the-art medical practice delivers the most advanced technologies, which we incorporate at a very early stage of treatment. This, combined with our excellent team, who provide nothing short of five-star service, creates a comfortable environment and positively memorable experience for our patients.

So would you agree that plastic surgery is the art of medicine, and if so why?

JS: In my opinion, art is the fine-tuning of an equilibrium and the mastery surrounding this. Art can exist in at least three different realms: visual, time and judgment. The visual form of art is related to space, which includes fine-art forms such as painting, sculptures as well as plastic surgery. Art in time is the mastery of the equilibrium over time as exists, for example in music. The mastery of judgment is a form of art that is seen in many professions such as medical doctors and business strategists, as both are making a decision based on the judgment of a scenario involving a fine equilibrium of judgment. Plastic surgery is a great balance of art in space, judgment and possibly time.

What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned through your years in practice?

JS: I have learned so many valuable lessons throughout my career. My practice has taught me the importance of refining my aesthetic judgment and the importance of patience, discipline and compassion. I have learned some of the most valuable lessons in life from my practice and patients.

What would your advice be for patients who want to get work done, if they haven’t done work before?

JS: I think that if someone is considering cosmetic surgery, they should definitely spend time researching the procedure to ensure their expectations are in line with what results can be achieved. It is also important that patients find a surgeon who they connect with on all levels. For instance, when a patient comes into our practice, my team and myself are focused on ensuring the patient feels as safe as possible, and my goal is to help them understand what results are possible so they have realistic expectations of the overall outcome.

Do you have a favorite procedure you like performing?

JS: Every surgery that I perform is special, as no two procedures or patients are alike. In my opinion, each treatment is very unique and requires that I fine-tune my attention to detail in order to customize a surgical plan best suited for that specific patient. This being said, I do enjoy facial plastic surgery procedures, specifically facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty and challenging reconstructive procedures of the facial structures the most.

What can patients expect when meeting with you and going through your practice for work?

JS: Our practice is one that welcomes patients to put their guard down and hone in on what is truly bothering them. It’s important that patients feel comfortable enough to open up to me and my team so
we are able to get to the core of their concerns and not just the superficial part of it. Patients can expect a detailed consultation so that we can discuss all options and ensure their overall expectations are as close to reality as possible.

Are there any misconceptions of your field that people may have?

JS: It’s hard to say, as I imagine everyone views plastic surgery differently. It has become so much a part of mainstream media and of immediate culture that many people may view it more lightly than what it is. When we meet with patients, we focus heavily on guiding them through the many stages of the surgical journey to ensure they are comfortable with the process and are realistic in their expectations. I focus on connecting with my patients on an emotional level, as many patients seek plastic surgery to achieve some form of happiness, which is very much an internal process. While plastic surgery can make someone look better and turn back the hands of time, it is also important that individuals realize that plastic surgery is not the answer for overall happiness.

What do you hope your legacy will be?

JS: With regard to my career in plastic surgery, I feel as if my legacy will be that of a surgeon who has always put his patients first and who consistently introduced innovative and creative procedures intended to offer the most refined results always. I’ve devoted a lot of my time teaching students and residents the artistry and judgment in plastic surgery. In relation to the legacy of my life, my desire would be to have positively impacted the lives of everyone I’ve come in contact with throughout, especially those closest to me―to have positively influenced their overall approach to better humanity.

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