DR. SARA DICKIE is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has practiced on the North Shore for 10 years. The owner of Surgical Aesthetics + Reconstructive Arts completed her training at the University of Chicago. With a passion for excellence, Dr. Dickie enjoys performing reconstructive procedures for skin cancer and facial cosmetic surgery.
How do you impact your clients?
My goal is to take care of my patients’ medical and surgical needs while simultaneously providing positivity and reassurance. Surgery is an incredibly scary thing for people, and many undergoing a procedure do not have a choice. I empathize with that very much; I, myself, was afraid of needles until residency! Whether people are in search of a physical renewal from the aging process, the effects of pregnancy, cancer, or trauma, I help to guide their journey and hopefully make it a pleasant and rewarding experience, one that is truly life changing.
What are the hardest lessons you have learned as an entrepreneur?
My practice has grown a lot in the past 10 years, and I recently opened my own private office and procedure suite. The satisfaction of achieving this goal is unparalleled. However, it came with the difficult realization that I cannot do it all and I’m NOT good at everything. I’ve had to learn patience and to trust my team so we can maximize our talent and capabilities.
What advice would you give to future Power Women?
Ride out your worst day; don’t make any decisions or declare an ultimatum when you are in a self-depreciating mood. It’s like starting a diet when you are mad at yourself, it’s not going to work. We create a more expansive future for ourselves when we feel empowered. That is the best time to make plans.
For more information, visit sara.surgery.com.