Dr. Charles Boyd, founder and owner of Boyd Beauty, tells SEEN about his volunteer work in Kenya, a new cutting-edge procedure he’s excited about and what he would be if he wasn’t a plastic surgeon.
By Chelsie Dzbanski
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your professional background? I am a plastic surgeon with offices in Detroit, Birmingham and Ann Arbor.
2. How did you get started in the industry? I always wanted to be a doctor, from my earliest memories. I also always wanted to be a plastic surgeon. It is my dream profession.
3. What is your favorite thing about your job? I love that everything I do and every person is unique. I never get bored.
4. Can you share some of your career highlights or moments you are most proud of? I have always been very focused. I graduated from college in three years at the top of my class, then went to Harvard Medical School. Then after med school went to business school at U of M. In addition to my education, I am also very proud and honored to be involved in helping children with surgical needs globally. In 2000, I visited Kenya for the first time with my team to perform voluntary clef lip and palate surgery in support of SmileTrain, an international children’s charity that supports 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care for children globally. This July will mark my 19th trip to Kenya to volunteer for this cause, and it is always the most gratifying surgery that I do all year long.
5. What does a typical day/week look like for you? Always different, but my job is to make my patients happy.
6. What are your most popular services for men and women? Botox, fillers (especially under the eyes), CoolSculpting and body contouring.
7. Any new cutting-edge procedures that you’re really excited about offering? Emasculpt is the latest device. It builds your abs and your butt in a 30-minute treatment.
8. If you could recommend one service to splurge on at Boyd, what would it be and why? I would say our facial rejuvenation package. Your face is the outfit you wear everyday!
9. If you weren’t a plastic surgeon what would you be? If I weren’t a plastic surgeon I would be a psychologist! (Half of what I do now).
Now on to some fun…
10. What was your first job growing up? My first job was at McDonald’s. It taught me a lot about customer service and efficiency.
11. What’s currently on your music playlist? “Smile (living my best life)” by Lil Duval.
12. What was your favorite TV show as a kid? Batman.
13. Three things you can’t live without? I can’t live without my passport, my kids and Leica camera.
14. Dream vacation destination? Maldives.
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16. Your favorite place to shop locally in Metro Detroit? Détroit Is the New Black.
17. Your go-to for a good cup of coffee? Roasting Plant.
18. Favorite thing to do on a weekend in Detroit? Hang out with friends in the city and explore new spots.
19. What do you love about Detroit? Family and our resiliency.
20. Favorite quote or words to live by? We overestimate the risk of trying something new and underestimate the risk of standing still.