Dr. Morales discusses his plastic surgeon career
I've wanted to be a plastic surgeon since childhood. My dad was a medical sculpture at the Burns Shriners Institute in Galveston. So from a very young age I was exposed to plastic surgery and the reconstructive aspect of plastic surgery. I got to train with my mentors that I knew from childhood. So seeing them 15 years later, working next to them, reconstructing burn children, helping fix cosmetic and reconstructive deformities. That was really the dream for me. I take care of my patients like I would my family. I take every patient very personally. Also, I demand the best out of myself and I think my patients always expect that of me. So, my goal is always to meet their expectations and exceed them. I find that it's a every day challenge. I do that in everything I do. I'm always pushing myself to get better every day. I tell my kids that every day and it keeps me young, it keeps me hungry. Keeps me to have that passion in my life. To see patients come in who are dressed very plain, simple t-shirt and they kinda slouch like this and they go through some of these transforming procedures like a breast augmentation with a mommy makeover. Those type of surgeries and seeing them that two months visit and they're coming in and they're in heels, their hair's done, their makeup's done, they're wearing a tight fitting dress. When I see them walking down that hall and they're smiling, the look so different just in their aura and their personality from when I first met them. They don't have to say a word, that to me is really it.