Plastic surgeons do not rush headlong into whatever cosmetic procedures a patient requests, but instead ensure that prospective patients are healthy, have realistic expectations of outcomes and risks and are not seeking surgery to please someone else, says plastic surgeon Ryan Neinstein, a fellow at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Neinstein says he enjoys the immediacy of plastic surgery in contrast with having to order tests and wait to see if various medicines will heal patients. "I had no idea cosmetic surgeons took so much time and care to accommodate their patients," writes performer Caroline Rothstein in this profile of Neinstein.

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