Episode #25: My Journey into Starting a Private Plastic Surgery Practice from the Ground Up

August 15, 2019
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Dr. Trent Douglas joins Naren Arulrajah, CEO Ekwa marketing, in a Growing Plastic Surgeon Podcast. Dr. Douglas takes us from the beginning years to starting a private practice from the ground up, and concludes with some insights on his practice today.

Key Points

  • The beginning years
  • My time during the Navy
  • Getting the practice started
  • The pros of starting a practice
  • Talking to patients about money
  • New patient consultations
  • 3 month conversion rate
  • Key components of know, like and trust
  • The value of testimonials vs reviews
  • Final thoughts

  • Dr. Trent Douglas is the Co-Owner of Restore SD Plastic Surgery. He is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in San Diego, and the greater Southern California area, who has experience in the field for more than 22 years. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a part of the San Diego community for many years having served as a Plastic Surgeon at the Naval Medical Center San Diego from 2006-2017 with double-board-certifications in Plastic and General Surgery. His practice won the 2018 ‘New Practice of the Year and Best Practice Design awards at the My Face My Body awards in Beverly Hills in November 2018. And Dr. Douglas is also a Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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