Pursuant to our internal research conducted from January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2011, out of 512 patients who chose to answer our questionnaire, over 400 came upon their friends’ recommendations. All the respondents looked up our website prior to visiting us. 170 came for a major procedure, 186 for a minor surgery. Almost one half of the patients stated that they prefered complete anesthesia, while the other half did not have any preference in this regard. More than 360 patients have stated that they will “definitely recommend” Dr.Fisher’s services to their friends. The rest simply stated that they would recommend us, without qualifications. All the patients regarded our staff as professional and kind, in all cases (that is 100 per-cent !) answering the patients’ questions; but at the same time gave more weight to the doctor’s attitude and experience. 92% of the respondents stated that being able to trust Dr.Fisher was the most important reason for their coming to us, sometimes repeatedly, for advice and help. 85% stated that they did not find anyone within 25 miles with equal experience and skill. 63% of responding patients came to us because we had “very competitive prices.” Of course no-one would want to associate the adjective “cheap” with anything that they might receive in/on/for the benefit of their body. The body is just as important as the mind, and no-one wants to be “cheap” when their body/mind is concerned. Thus, we purposefully and intentionally completely omitted this word from our questionnaire.
Many women fail to do their homework and throw themselves hopelessly after the Hollywood glitz and sparkle. It is the unique understanding of how the body works with the experience wedded in the hands of an artist, which provides Dr.Fisher with such acumen and wise distance when assessing his would-like-to-be competition.
A recent study showed that almost 15% of plastic surgeons in the United States are misleading their patients about saline implants. In some geographic locations, this number can be much larger.
Saline implants are little more than round bags of salt water. As any skilled environmentalist would tell you, such a round bag can last for centuries in the harshest weather conditions without significantly decomposing or malfunctioning. In the safe environment of the human body? “Well, it will last you a lifetime,” as Dr.Fisher says.
Compared to cohesive silicone gel implants, saline implants are somewhat more prominent and sturdy. That is why the popular sex symbols you often seen on magazine covers and the T.V. screens have opted for saline, not silicone. In the latter, the filler material is silicone gel, which is adapted to mimic the consistency of natural breast tissue, and retain its natural shape.
Silicone gel implants cost $1000-$1,500 more than their saline counterparts. This may be the reason for their lasting popularity. However, you should not think of your wallet but your welfare when you come and see Dr.Fisher in Cerritos Towne Center.
“I am very comfortable with all varieties of silicone as well as saline. I mostly use saline implants though, because there is a higher demand for them,” states Dr.Fisher. “I make a tiny incission, not more than an inch-and-a-half, which is completely imperceptible when healed… True, some of the proponents of the saline implants,” says Dr.Fisher, “argue that the silicone gel implant is too complicated. Too complicated? They mean the operation… Nothing is too complicated if you know what you are doing!” responds Dr.Fisher with a smile. “There have also been those who voiced objections based on their bad memories of the flawed liquid-silicone implants popular in the ‘80s… These have long since been made illegal in this country. Of course, you can go to Mexico or Venezuela or wherever these hopeless souls go, trying to save. You never know what you are getting there…”
There are many more types of implants. Do not listen to your girlfriend, because your body may not well accommodate to – or may even reject – the type she has. Modern implants, both saline and gel, are safe, but only a board certified plastic surgeon with experience and unsurpassed artistic acumen, such as Dr.Fisher, can determine which type is best-suited for a you, based on a number of factors.
Therefore, come to us with an open mind and never hesitate to ask; for Dr.Fisher will never experiment with your health. Your safety comes first. He may even postpone your operation or even ask you for a secondary medical exam. Do not be surprised.
Dr.Fisher will never let you down. Your Happiness is His Goal!
Patients have the option of having injectable fillers like Juvederm or Restylane to replace volume in the area between the lower eyelid and the cheek to replace the fat from this area that has moved or sunk with age. As newer, longer lasting fillers become available, non-surgical alternatives to blepharoplasty are now possible. Non-surgical blepharoplasty takes about ten minutes, is relatively painless, and causes little to no bruising. The effects of non-surgical blepharoplasty can last around 18 months. After the procedure it is common to have swelling or bumpiness below the eye. They quickly recede and cause little or no pain.
In today’s hurried world, you should find some time for yourself and make yourself happy. One of the most obvious choices can be by improving your visage. An experienced, skilled plastic surgeon, such as Dr.Fisher, can take 15-20 years off your face overnight, as if it were the doing of a swift magic wand, not a gentle hand of a mere mortal.
Patients are often surprised how plastic surgery can improve their face – eradicate wrinkles, spots, lines… all those unpleasant signs of aging; and since the outer self molds the inner self equally well as it is often the case the other way round, plastic surgery can add to your mental composure and well being.
Out there, we sometimes see people who did not exercise their choice of a plastic surgeon wisely, and consequently ended up with an equally profound obverse effect: their skin is pulled too tight, unnaturally, ungracefully, or they may even have physical deformities and problems. That is what happens when you do not use your best judgment with respect to your inner satisfaction, but your best judgment with regard to economic concerns. Our advice? If you cannot afford to invest into your well-being and happiness, cannot save a few bucks here, a few bucks there… forget it! Do not give yourself pains. Do not go for the second best – because that might cause just as poor a result as the last – you never know – especially when you have the best one waiting for you.
Dr.Fisher will personally explain to you where the Hollywood starlets – or even erstwhile starlets who, now in their 40s, 50s and 60s, have undergone artful cosmetic procedures to maintain the image of youth – defaulted. Surgery is art – much more than a little nip-and-tuck here and there!
Why, you can see yourself when a facelift goes wrong how even people’s characters alter… Such unfortunate patients will never extol any plastic surgeon. Therefore, ask for the best, look at satisfaction.
During an interview at the 2009 meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr.Fisher explained the most common pitfalls of facial plastic surgery, and shared some little-known trade secrets for avoiding them.
“During the typical facelift operation, the patient’s ears are subjected to a lot of tension, which causes some drooping of the ear canal,” Dr.Fisher noted. “As the surgeon adjusts the patient’s facial skin and muscle during the face lift, the altered ear drops down, producing extra skin to deal with and dispose of. Patching the patient back up from this usually means producing the ‘pulled’ look. Signs of surgery are conspicuous, as well. If they have a lot more skin to remove, the incision is longer,” he adds emphatically, “and if it’s longer, it is visible.” Shaking his head, Dr.Fisher continues: “We have to do two things: The ear is little higher and there’s more volume. We still do the muscle work, but is there less or more skin? There’s less. And if there’s less skin, the incision is shorter and can be hidden inside the ear.”
Dr.Fisher’s result? A perfectly natural facelift, which will not alter your natural characteristics, will emphasize the beauty of your face, and whose surgical evidence is well concealed. Again: look in the mirror. You deserve better. Why not the best?!
Many people suffer from protruding or malformed ears, which may have exposed them to ridicule during childhood, severely lowering their self-esteem. Otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, can effectively eliminate these imperfections and create more aesthetically pleasing ears for the patient.
People with large, malformed or misshaped ears choose to undergo ear pinning surgery. If you have prominent protruding ears, noticeably protruding from the head, if you suffer from the “lop ear” when the tip of your ear appears to fold downward and forward, similar to some dog ears, or if you have cupped ears (disproportionately small), or possibly “shell ears” with the absence of natural ear folds and creases, and no curve in the outer ear rim, you may be the right candidate for otoplasty.
Adults and children alike can receive otoplasty, but the operation is mostly performed on children between 4 to 14 years of age. Although rare, Dr.Fisher performed this surgery many times. “At the age of four,” Dr.Fisher states, “the human ear is nearly fully grown. This is the perfect age for otoplasty.”
Many followers of our site and Dr.Fisher’s blog and website, www.drfisher.com, are full well aware that Dr.Fisher is one of the United States’ foremost experts in reparative surgery and surgery of the hand (carpal tunnel syndrome). He established Marie-Louise Cleft Palate Foundation, and helped many children and adults regain their self-esteem by operating on bodyparts as diverse as you can only imagine – from ears and noses, to feet and genitalia. With his Columbia University background in psychology and physiology, he is also a foremost expert to address when you have any psycho-somatic disorder, such as “outstanding” ears.
How does he perform otoplasty? For adults and older children, the use of local anesthesia and sedatives during the operation is preferable. For young children, however, general anesthesia is recommended. The typical time frame for ear pinning surgery is between 2 to 3 hours. If a particular case is complicated, the operation may take longer.
“It is very easy – if you know how to do it,” says Dr.Fisher with his proverbial good humor and large, welcoming smile. “First, we must expose the ear cartilage by making an incision behind the ear. Then the cartilage must be carved and bent backward, closer to the head. If necessary, superfluous cartilage should be removed, just as we do in nose-shaping. Finally, we apply a few permanent stitches to keep the new shape in place.”
To ensure proper healing and molding of the ear after ear pinning surgery, Dr.Fisher uses a bulky bandage around the head of the patient. There may be some aching and throbbing for a few days, which can be relieved and minimized by very effective medication. Dr.Fisher uses self-absorbing stitches, so there is usually no need for a post-op visit for stitch removal. Normal physical activities can be resumed after approximately four to five weeks.