Dr. Thomas Trevisani, often referred to as Dr. Tom, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in Rhinoplasty, Primary and Revision, as well as Body Contouring after weight loss including post-bariatric reconstruction. His body contouring procedures are precise and transformative. His Rhinoplasties are elegant and refined. Practicing for over 30 years, Dr. Tom has become widely known for performing Closed Rhinoplasty, also referred to as Endonasal Rhinoplasty, nasal surgery performed by making all main incisions hidden inside.
Based in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Tom is one of the most experienced and trusted cosmetic surgeons in the country. He has been featured in a wide range of top tier media outlets including The Doctors and won “Best Bets” by Orlando Sentinel for five consecutive years. He was named “Top Physician” by Orlando Family Magazine, “Top 100 Doctors” by Real Self from 2012 to 2019.
In addition to being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tom is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and was previously on the Board of Directors for the Orlando Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Born and raised in New York, Dr. Tom is affiliated with Advent Health formerly FLORIDA Hospital system, Sherman Outpatient Surgery, Florida Hospital for Women, Orlando Health, Winnie Palmer, Arnold Palmer, South Seminole Community Hospital , and Turkey Lake Hospital.
Dr. Tom Trevisani earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine, after interning at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Oakland, California. Dr. Tom Trevisani then completed general surgery training at the University of Miami School of Medicine- Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tom Trevisani completed his plastic surgery training at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
In response to his lectures and publications, Dr. Tom has been the recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education by the American Medical Association. Dr. Thomas P. Trevisani’s private practice has been successfully performing plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Orlando area since 1981.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
I chose Plastic Surgery after a year working in Emergency Medicine, and my performance drew the attention of two Plastic Surgeons in Private Practice in New York. They trusted me with all of the facial trauma patients, and indicated to me that I had the gift required to pursue Plastic Surgery. The idea for Celebrities Choice Cosmetic Surgery is based on the fact that our Practice attracted many Celebrities and high achievers, that I believe could be an inspiration to us all.
I believe each of us can be a celebrity in our own life. Celebrity status is conferred upon those of us who achieve a level of existence that matches our potential. Every human has at least one gift and one passion. When the gifts meet the passion, we have life. The pursuit of those dreams and our passions requires choices; these are the celebrity’s choices.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My typical day begins with a one hour workout in the morning, followed by either a clinic day or a surgery day. Clinic days our consultations for new patients or post follow-up visits. This is my opportunity to meet new people, help them formulate new goals for themselves – physically – and on surgery days we implement those plans and bring them to fruition.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Bringing ideas to life requires thoughtful alone time. Knowledge, experience, skill training and talent are essential to bringing new ideas to life. This is the essence of vision.
Personally, I bring ideas to life upon meeting the patient for the very first time. As the patient shares with me their goals, including sharing with me their “wish pics” – either celebrity photos or photos from our gallery – I then begin to formulate the vision for the result. This continues during the physical examination, taking into account all of the anatomic strength and limitations of this particular patient. That vision is then brought to life on the day of surgery.
What’s one trend that excites you?
The trend for most of our female patients when it comes to the enhancement of their noses is that they all desire smaller, more refined, elegant results within the limitations of their anatomy. We then bring their desires to life during surgery. For females – the elegance is defined by a slight differential between the tip and the dorsum. For males – it’s straight and strong. The fine result should be harmonious and balanced within the existing features of their face.
The most profound trend amongst our Practice has been the continuous recognition for creating the most elegant and refined results in Rhinoplasty, which is the most challenging and demanding procedure for Plastic Surgeons. We’ve managed to become famous for it.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
One habit that is essential to increase productiveness as an entrepreneur is attention to detail.
What advice would you give your younger self?
One bit of advice to my younger self would be to seek wise counsel more often.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
In my opinion, the best results in Rhinoplasty are achieved through closed technique. The majority of all Plastic Surgeons today believe in the open technique – which I oppose, because there is no reason for a patient to have a visible scar across columella, and to endure the prolonged swelling resolution. In the right hands, closed technique should be preferred.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
As an entrepreneur, numbers analysis is essential and must be reviewed over and over – you get what you measure.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
One strategy that helped me successfully grow my practice was to completely and thoroughly engage in each patient’s persona. I try to completely understand their mindset, their motivation, and especially their feelings.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
My greatest failure as an entrepreneur was to trust someone who was untrustworthy. I overcame it by accepting the relationship and deciding I had to move on.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Patents serve a purpose and must be protected. Patents must be protected because these are specific inventions and trademarks, like Celebrities Choice Cosmetic Surgery, which is a trademark specifically associated with our Practice.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I once bet $100.00 on a horse race 5:1 odds and won!
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
I think search engine is invaluable to keep all of us in touch with the world around us. It’s just amazing how much information we have at our fingertips. I personally utilize Dragon software in order to dictate my notations, emails and for all important documents.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Aside from the Bible, the pamphlet by Thomas Paine – – Common Sense – – is essential reading because it is the foundation to understand the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
What is your favorite quote?
“There is a principal which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – – that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” – Herbert Spencer
- Thinking requires work
- Challenging questions build character
- Success requires discipline
- Leadership can be lonely
- Man’s strength is faith in God.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.