Brett Kotlus, M.D., M.S. is a cosmetic and oculofacial plastic surgeon who has completed two approved fellowships in cosmetic and oculofacial plastic surgery. He has presented his findings at national and international scientific conferences and is a recognized publisher of several scientific journals.
Dr. Kotlus also teaches facelift and rhinoplasty surgery at the national level. Dr. Kotlus’ teaching has sent him on a medical mission to Mongolia to train local doctors. He was the first to get two Cosmetic Surgery Foundation research grants in 2007. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery presented him with the Robert F. Jackson Award in 2011.
Dr. Kotlus presently works in New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island. He has authored the book, Pause and Reverse: How to look younger than your age with or without cosmetic surgery.
Inspiring Talks by Brett Kotlus
- “I didn’t have a lot of direction, so I would brainstorm and come up with ideas. I would write about some that would stick but others just fizzled out. I realized I was doing a shotgun approach and needed to be more focused to create a better website.”
- “People told me I was crazy to move my practice from Detroit to New York because it’s the most competitive and expensive city to start a cosmetic surgery practice.”
- “It spoke to me because I was in a period of transition with both my website and my business. I was looking for focus and direction in growing my business.”
- “One important thing was to speak in my own voice. Some of my colleagues hire companies to blog for them. But their blogs become invisible because they’re all the same. They have no perspective and are generic. With my articles, people get my perspective and they know it’s my voice.”
- “I started to become known for certain procedures and I didn’t know what those were going to be before I started my practice.”
- “At first, I thought people wanted to look better in pictures, but I overthought it. I was trying too hard to create something that wasn’t natural for my practice. So I think being open to pivoting or changing direction was very helpful for me.”
- “I’ve created a lot of content that says, ‘I know this works or this doesn’t work,’ and people respond to that honesty.”
- “I feel like I have a structure now. There’s a foundation for when I create something. I have an approach now, instead of just going by my whim or whatever I feel like it.”
- “You can take the pieces that work for you and apply them to your business even with a wide range of strengths and services.”
- “I would not recommend it to people because I don’t want them to have the edge that I do. But really, I would. I’ve told a few of my colleagues about it.”