Plastic surgery combines the aesthetic of the human body with science and medicine. The best surgeons in facial surgery must have sensitivity and a glimpse into a person’s soul in order to bring about the best features that represent their true self. Many of the surgeons have artistic pursuits outside of medicine.
Dr. Julie Kvann is a Plastics Resident who was selected by the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons in a very competitive process to study with Dr. Rai on this mission. Originally from Cambodia, she now resides in Montreal and is a Resident 4th year at McGill University.
At Kaka-Ba Hospital, Dr. Kvann has composed quite a few poems about the patients that she treated. Although she is proficient in at least 3 languages, she is very humble and often apologizes for her English. We think her poems are beautiful and evocative. Here’s one we would like to share with you called “Flowing Smile”.
A space between two lips
Secrets to be told
Mix and separated beyond words
A space to fill up
A gap to bridge
A bridge to cross
Stories to be told
Water flowed and filled up her mouth
Fills up her eyes
For the first time since she was born,