Many of us have preconceived notions about plastic surgery and the types of people who elect to “get work done.” It was a hurdle that even Sarmela Sunder, who is now a globally recognized double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, had to overcome during her medical residency. As a kid, Sunder was a top student with an aptitude for art, a skill that has become one of her most distinguishing talents as a surgeon.
As she looks back on her life and career, she tells us, “You have all these points in your life and when you’re experiencing each one, you don't know how things are going to work out. But when you look back you realize, oh, everything makes sense. This was what I was meant to be doing.”