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Diversity

Dr. Truesdale hasn’t just studied diverse perspectives in beauty standards. He’s lived all over the US, practiced in the US and Ghana, and brings his own background to bear when he approaches a patient consultation.

What is considered the “gold standard” for a facial feature is not always the goal for every patient. He has a nuanced understanding of facial proportions and cultural beauty standards that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll notice a wide array of skin tones, body types, ages, and backgrounds of the patients in his before and afters. He is proud to serve a diverse patient population, and to optimize the unique beauty and vitality of each and every patient.

For more on Dr. Truesdale’s interest in diversity, see:

Opening Doors: An Otolaryngologist Helps to Build Diversity

Carl M. Truesdale, MD, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellow in Beverly Hills, recently wrote about his commitment to and experience in helping to diversify medicine during his residency in Michigan Medicine’s department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/med-u/one-doctors-journey-to-diversify-medicine). When he started his residency …

Prioritizing Diversity in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery: Starting a Conversation

Academic centers embody the ideals of otolaryngology and are the specialty’s port of entry. Building a diverse otolaryngology workforce—one that mirrors society—is critical. Otolaryngology continues to have an underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities. The specialty must therefore redouble efforts, becoming more purposeful in mentoring, recruiting, and retaining underrepresented minorities …

Spotlight on: Keloids

Keloids are a type of raised scar that can occur where the skin has healed after an injury. All skin types can suffer from keloids, but they are more commonly found on darker skin types. When it comes to surgery, patients with a history of keloids or an increased propensity for keloids should be approached differently. However, not all surgeons take the appropriate precautions.

Dr. Truesdale uses surgical techniques to minimize the risk of keloids. He also can provide treatments to reduce the look of keloids. He has a special interest in keloid prevention, and has been invited to speak on the topic. We invite you to hear his take in the following video: 

If you are a person of color selecting a surgeon, you should consider your surgeon’s experience working with melanated skin. Dr. Truesdale is experienced working with all skin tones and textures. If you are interested in learning more about the best procedures for you, schedule an non-surgical appointment or a surgical consultation with Dr. Truesdale.
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