As a consultant plastic surgeon, my work has been primarily in the field of plastic surgery, working to repair people’s self-images and also to help them move past traumatic injuries that would have otherwise left them permanently scarred. I’ve performed countless cosmetic and reconstructive operations and helped many people improve their lives as a result. Making these improvements to people’s lives has always been my primary motivation. The mind and body are inextricably linked. You will often hear people use the expression “you look how you feel”, and while it may only be a figure of speech, there is a lot of truth to it. The person you see when you look in the mirror is the same person you expect everyone else will see. This is often untrue, since everyone perceives each other differently, however it causes you to carry yourself in a less positive light and it also negatively affects your mental health. When I perform work to rebuild or reshape part of someone’s body, that changes the person that they see when they look in the mirror every day and so it changes the way that they feel about themselves too. The work that I do on bodies ultimately helps reshape minds too.