Tarick K. Smaili was born in Lebanon and left the country during the war at the age of thirteen years old to the United States of America. He graduated from Whitmer High School in Toledo, received his Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University in 1989, and received his Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1994. Smaili is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons of which only board certified plastic surgeons can be admitted. He is also an active member of the Plastic Surgery Foundation for which he has received 1st place awards for his publications and presentations in 2001. He specializes in Cosmetic Surgery and is committed to ongoing education in the latest techniques. Smaili has instituted a program for skin care laser utilizing and they are the most effective technique available in the market today; he also was nominated for Inland Empire Magazine’s Top Beauty and Skin Care Professionals Issue. The interview with Ricardo Karam took place in Los Angeles, California.