Over the last few years, Tinder has gotten lame af. When living in New York, it’s rare for me to use it. But when traveling abroad, I find it to be an excellent tool for meeting friends and lovers, who serve as de facto tour guides and expose me to local culture. During my first week in Buenos Aires, I mostly kept to myself and meditated a ton. By week two, I was ready to break out of my bubble and started swiping. I ended up matching with a fit 40-year-old named Rodrigo. His profile listed his occupation as a plastic surgeon so when he asked to hang out, my interest was piqued. 

You see, my brand of au natural, hipster feminist would have never connected with a plastic surgeon back home. We just don’t run in the same crowds and my look is about as far from plastic as one could imagine. I figured this would be a great way to pick the brain of a plastic surgeon and talk about his take on plastic surgery as female empowerment versus the perpetuation of unrealistic body standards rooted in patriarchy. I figured worst case, I end up insulting him with my pre-drafted interview questions and never hear from him again; best case I end up with an interview and a good lay. 

As someone who preaches, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” I have to admit my expectations were low. How could a sexy doctor daddy who corrects women’s perceived imperfections all day be anything other than arrogant and shallow? On some level, I was anticipating that he would analyze my appearance and therefore felt that by dismissing him right off the bat, I was protecting my ego from being criticized or rejected. But from the moment he picked me up, he was nothing but a gentleman. Kissing me on the cheek to greet me per Argentinian custom, he complimented my look and smell before walking around to the passenger side to open the door for me. 

Despite having already eaten himself, he insisted on picking up his favorite empanadas for me to try on the way back to his apartment. A vegetarian and horse lover, he gave off a very sweet vibe. He also happened to have the biggest cock I’ve ever seen. After I grilled him about his life as a plastic surgeon, he whipped it out playfully. I started laughing because I knew there was no way the whole thing would ever fit inside me.

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But he was super patient and very focused on satisfying me sexually, not to mention adamant about using a condom – a rarity amongst guys with huge dicks. From this point forward, I will never believe a guy who says condoms are too small for him after seeing Dr. Rodrigo skillfully stretch one out and slide it on his beautiful dick, before putting copious amounts of lube on to make things easier and more pleasurable for me. 

Now before I get carried away and start writing erotica, let’s circle back to the main reason I went on the date in the first place – to interview him:

What inspired you to become a plastic surgeon and how long have you been in the game?

I went to medical school thinking I wanted to be a cardiovascular surgeon. I had nimble fingers and really excelled at surgical procedures and stitches. I ended up doing a plastic surgery rotation, just to try it out, and ended up falling in love. I never looked back.

Describe your day-to-day. How many patients do you see? How many surgeries do you do? 

I do 2-3 surgical procedures per week. Mondays and Tuesdays are for consultations and Wednesdays and Thursdays are usually the days I operate. Tomorrow morning, I am doing liposuction on a female patient. 

Give me a breakdown of your client base. 

90% of my patients are women and the majority of them come in for breast augmentations. The age range varies from women in their twenties to women in their forties and fifties. It’s quite common for a recent divorcée who has just started dating again to come in for a facelift and some liposuction as a way to boost her confidence. The 10% of my patients who are men typically come in for nose jobs. 

Would you say you get more patients who are average looking interested in tweaking one or two things about themselves or influencer types who aspire to look like Bratz dolls?

It’s really a mix but I try to avoid taking on patients who are obsessed with looking perfect. Not only am I concerned for their mental health but they will never be satisfied. Perhaps they will be a repeat customer but that’s not what I care about. My goal is to work with patients who have realistic expectations and whom I can make feel good. It’s not about attaining some trendy look, it’s about uplifting them so that they can go out in the world feeling confident in themselves. 

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How often does a woman come in because her partner wants her to change her body versus her wanting to change it for herself?

It’s not too common but it does happen. Sometimes a woman will come in with her boyfriend and she will say she wants her breasts to be a certain size and then he will say, “No I want them bigger. I’m paying so it’s my decision.” This kind of situation is never pleasant and I am always adamant about listening to the woman. I will tell the man, “This is her body and her decision.”

The first thing I ask to any patient of mine who comes through my door is, “Why are you interested in getting this procedure?” I do my best to only work with people who are doing it because they want to do it for themselves, not because they are trying to look a certain way for someone else or because someone else is pressuring them to get surgery. These people will never be satisfied because they are living for someone else rather than for themselves. 

What trends have you noticed come and go throughout your time doing surgeries?

Over the last decade, the Kim Kardashian look has increased in popularity – big butts and lips. I do those procedures from time to time but I am not personally a fan of that aesthetic so I haven’t gone out of my way to be known for Brazilian butt lifts. My main specialty is breast augmentations and I am all about results that look natural and not overly exaggerated. 

What would you say to critics who think that plastic surgery feeds into impossible beauty standards that are rooted in patriarchy?

Obviously, I’m aware that societal beauty standards tend to make women insecure about themselves. My job is not to point out a woman’s flaws and tell her she should fix them. My job is to listen to what these women want, to make sure they are going under the knife for the right reasons, and to help transform them in a way that makes them feel empowered. I have a deep love and respect for women and want nothing more than to help them be the best versions of themselves. 

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What are your personal preferences when it comes to women — plastic or natural?

I prefer natural breasts actually, but I think someone who has gotten good work done that is not too over the top can also be beautiful. To me, confidence and personality are important. If a procedure makes a woman more comfortable in her own skin, I love that for her. If a woman feels comfortable in her own skin with a more natural look like you, I love that too. A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman. 

How do you handle being sexually attracted to a patient? And have you ever slept with or dated a patient of yours?

I’m quite good at compartmentalizing. Have I had objectively beautiful women come into my office? Of course. But when I’m at work, it’s strictly business. This person is my patient and it would be highly unethical to abuse my position of power. There was one instance where I performed a procedure on a woman. Months after, she reached out to me and we started dating. In the post #metoo world we are living in now though, I don’t think I would take that risk again though. 

Have you undergone plastic surgery yourself and if so, how has it impacted your life?

No I haven’t and at least at this point in my life, I have no plans to. 

What advice would you give to someone interested in getting a procedure done?

Make sure you’ve really thought what you want and the reasons for why you’re doing it. Never do it because of external pressure. Also, save up and do your research. These are permanent and sometimes risky procedures. Better to wait until you have the funds to do a higher-end procedure – silicone instead of saline breast implants for example – and with a more experienced surgeon than rushing for the more convenient and cheaper option.

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Based in Brooklyn, Jules has dedicated her twenties towards harnessing her pussy power, exploring the muse, whore, and wild woman archetypes along the way. When not blogging, you can find her sweating the toxins out in a hot yoga class or sipping a matcha latte at a pretentious coffee shop, whilst she scribbles away in her journal.


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