As a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon of 25 years, women’s beauty and wellness expert and trailblazer in the conscious aging movement, Dr. Tamy M. Faierman regularly writes, lectures, and hosts events on topics related to redefining modern beauty and wellness from her unique vantage point as a holistically-minded plastic surgeon.
Favorite Quote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
Fun Fact: I’m ambidextrous, I speak four languages and I love to write poetry.
What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? We all face challenges that we later appreciate as having helped us grow. My two challenges were being a woman in a male-dominated field, and my other challenge was having five kids in 10 years during the busy times of building my career. I learned and grew tremendously from these challenges and now call them my ‘gifts.’ They taught me perseverance, time management, and most importantly, deepened my sense of self-confidence and self-love.
What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? Opening my Holistic Spa & Wellness Center in 2017 has been a huge highlight for me since now I am able to truly take care of my patients holistically, body, mind and soul, within the same space. This way of practicing my unique field of Plastic Surgery allows for full transformational journeys that take the results much farther and beyond the scalpel.
How is the healthcare industry important to you personally? It is a way of truly transforming people’s lives for the better. Although we have come a long way in medicine, in my opinion, we still have a long way to go in listening and treating patients more holistically, which is the manner in which patients really want to be treated. We are much more than just our physical beings and therefore, when I listen to my patients and treat them holistically, the results are truly transformative, supporting them in becoming the best version of themselves, body, mind and soul.
How did the pandemic disrupt your specific role in the healthcare industry, and how did you adapt? Overnight the pandemic created a huge amount of stress in people’s lives. The pandemic actually helped me continue to open dialog with my patients. My mission has always been to encourage patients to find a new meaning of beauty, one that ties to our outer and inner being to our overall wellness. In the months after our initial closing, patients became very open to these discussions, as we are all challenged to feel well in these unprecedented times.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Learn to listen to your intuition.
What do you love most about working in healthcare? The deep satisfaction I get knowing I enhanced someone’s life through my medical experience, guidance and support.