A DOCTOR FOLLOWING A UNIQUE APPROACH TOWARDS PROFESSION- DR. TARICK K. SMILEY
Dr. Tarick K. Smiley is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, where only board-certified plastic surgeons can work. Additionally, he pursued three post-graduate fellowships- a microsurgery fellowship, a hand & microvascular surgery fellowship, and a plastic and aesthetic surgery fellowship, at the renowned RUSH Medical Centre, Chicago.
Dr. Smiley’s education and work profile
Dr. Tarick is a Doctor of Medicine and a native of Ohio. He graduated from Whitmer High School in Toledo and received his degree in Bachelor of Science from the Ohio State University in 1989. Additionally, he has also received his Medical Doctor’s degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1994. Dr. Smiley attended the Wayne State University for internship and surgical residency programs. He is accepting new patients since and is continuing to do so to date. Being a Medical doctor, he is committed to setting the highest standards for quality of care in the discipline of plastic surgery.
Using the internet to reach a larger audience
Social media has changed the face of plastic surgery and cosmetic injectable; people now have unparalleled access to expert doctors and before-and-after images. People can now chat with a surgeon halfway across the world through Instagram live, ask questions through comments, or watch a Brazilian Butt lift happen live over Snapchat. Dr. Tarick Smiley has been utilizing social media platforms like Snapchat to educate patients about popular plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and body lift after weight loss, facelift, and rhinoplasty. His ‘snaps’ have become very popular amongst the plastic surgery community. He has been gaining a large following through this medium. Despite using mainstream social networks such as Facebook, Dr. Smiley decided to utilize Snapchat because it offers unique tools that make it easy to disseminate videos, photos, and brief explanations geared towards users who might consider plastic surgery.
Dr. Smiley’s inspiration behind his work
Dr. Smiley takes educating and informing people or patients about the treatment as his responsibility. The decision to undergo plastic surgery is life-changing. Therefore, he wants to make sure that all the people have the necessary information and tools to make an informed decision about the type of procedure they wish to undergo and the timeline involved. Thus he uses social media as a means to provide valuable knowledge about surgeries to prospective patients.