Facial plast Surg 2014; 30(02): 172-174
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1371898
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Key Principles in Running a Successful Business in Facial Plastics

Ahmed S. Sufyan
Williams Plastic Surgery Center, Albany, New York
Edwin F. Williams III
Williams Plastic Surgery Center, Albany, New York
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Publication Date:
08 May 2014 (online)


The ultimate goal for most facial plastic surgeons is to develop a successful practice. For those currently owning a practice and those planning on developing a practice, the skills and training necessary to establish and manage a facial plastic practice are not taught in medical school, residency, or most fellowships. The goal of this article is to underline the key principles of running a successful business. This article does not replace an MBA, but it allows you to be aware of potential challenges that all businesses encounter.