Dr. Alan Gonzalez: 5 Things You Need To Create A Successful Career As A Plastic Surgeon

An Interview With Jake Frankel

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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10 min readJul 6, 2023


Performing a life-changing surgery for a patient requires accompanying them from beginning to end in their recovery and outcome. If any unexpected situation arises that affects the normal progress, it should be managed and monitored until the desired result is achieved. The patient always expects the best outcome and places full trust in their specialist.

As a part of my series about healthcare leaders, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Alan Gonzalez.

Dr. Alan González: A Latin American renowned specialist in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery with over 22 years of experience. Known for his excellent techniques, he prioritizes patient well-being and achieves remarkable results with minimal scarring. As a trusted advisor to the media and a respected figure in global medical conferences, Dr. González focuses on breast implant removal, deep plane facelift, blepharoplasty, brow lift, liposculpture with anatomical definition, and rhinoplasty, among other procedures. Operating in Bogotá, Cali, and Barranquilla, he transforms lives, empowering individuals to embrace their beauty and enhance their confidence. Website: https://alangonzalez.com/

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! What is your “backstory”? What led you to this very interesting career?

Being able to cure my mother of her diseases when she was an old person gave me the inspiration to become a doctor. My mother always asked me when I was a child: who will be the doctor who will cure me? I remember hugging her and saying, “me.” Once I graduated at the age of 22, I initially wanted to become a gynecologist. However, when I assisted in a 7-hour facial rejuvenation surgery where time passed quickly, I felt that plastic surgery was my future. It allowed me to transform and improve people’s lives. Each surgery, even if it has the same name, is a procedure based on science, technology, experience, and…