ASAPS Meeting Recap: Aesthetx

Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz recently attended the ASAPS meeting in sunny San Diego, and as always, both doctors enjoyed catching up with colleagues, checking out the newest technologies, and having some top-secret meetings about yet-to-be-revealed industry developments.

Dr. Zeidler Featured on Facebook Live for miraDry

Aesthetx is one of the only practices to offer miraDry in Silicon Valley, and it’s wildly popular with patients. Aesthetx patients love permanently getting rid of underarm sweat, eliminating odor without wearing deodorant, and most importantly, the boost in body confidence. While at ASAPS, Dr. Zeidler demonstrated how quick and easy the miraDry procedure is on Facebook Live.

Fat Transfer, Renuva, and More

Dr. Zeidler also met with several companies with new technologies in development, including new ways to do fat transfer to the face and hands, without the need for the operating room and general anesthesia, making it easier and more attainable for more patients (and most likely more affordable). There is also a new product called Renuva that Dr. Zeidler will be starting a clinical trial for some time in 2018. It is fat in a syringe that can be used for filling small dents – great for cellulite and dimples created by surgery. The future studies will be looking at this product as a permanent alternative to HA fillers in the face.

Dr. Zeidler met with the CEOs of both Sientra and Allergan breast implant companies to see where the companies are going and how they plan to refine their products over the next several years. Dr. Zeidler is looking forward to the collaborations both companies are planning with Aesthetx, including supporting Dr. Z’s annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness day (BRA Day).

Dr. Z and Sientra CEO, Jeff Nugent, agreeing on the amazing new look of Biocorneum and their recent acquisition of SSP products for breast reconstruction.

Dr. Zeidler loved how down to earth Allergan CEO Brent Saunders was. He even followed us on Instagram and regularly “likes” our posts. Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz are both excited about the incredible breadth of technologies Allergan is consolidating into programs that will give patients rewards – from BOTOX®, to fillers, to CoolSculpting, to breast implants. Sientra has some exciting new developments in their US manufacturing plant. Dr. Zeidler is their current Medical Director for their Clinical Trials and is currently working on writing their clinical outcomes paper on their 10 year breast implant study data. She looks forward to joining their Medical Advisory Board, and enjoys collaborating with their CEO Jef Nugent on the company’s plans for expansion.

Dr. Zeidler REALLY was excited about the first clinical trial meeting for the new breast implant company Motiva from Costa Rica. These implants have some exciting new features, including a special blue membrane to detect rupture, an implanted chip to provide more information about the implant size and history, and special shells and micro textures and super silicones, which may have some unique benefits to patients. The “ergonomic” breast implant is one that Dr. Zeidler has her eyes set on as it could potentially offer all the benefits of an anatomically-shaped implant, without the risks. The trial will provide more data on these special features.

Dr. Z with Establishment Labs/ Motiva CEO Juan Jose Chacon.

The Motiva meeting was hosted at the San Diego Zoo, where Dr. Z dined amongst exotic animals from around the world.

From left, Dr. Z with Plastic surgeons and fellow Motiva clinical trial investigators Dr. Caroline Glicksman and Dr. Patricia McGuire

The REAL Highlight of ASAPS

Although dinner at the zoo was amazing, Dr. Zeidler had to admit that her favorite part of her visit to San Diego was getting a ride in a bike taxi after walking around in stilettos all day!

Dr. Berkowitz Speaks on Innovations in Rhinoplasty

Dr. B’s time at ASAPS was just as busy! He was a featured speaker in a panel regarding innovations in rhinoplasty where he showed his 5-minute video of utilizing the ultra-high frequency piezo electric power tools. This generated quite a bit of discussion but with much greater acceptance of the validity compared to his prior presentations on the subject.

Dr. B being interviewed by NewBeauty Magazine.

Dr. Berkowitz was also the co- chairman of the Rhinoplasty Symposium along with the president of the Rhinoplasty Society, Dr Geoffrey Keyes. The symposium was designed to educate plastic surgeons who are not members of the Rhinoplasty Society on what changes are being made. Surgeons from across the world were speakers in the program. The emphasis was on the more predictable and versatile approach to a more structured rhinoplasty result utilizing cartilage grafts from the nose, ear and rib donor sites.

Again power tools were featured by Dr Berkowitz as an innovation to improve outcomes.

After the Symposium Dr Berkowitz was a faculty member in a cadaver course on rhinoplasty where participants learned basic and advanced techniques in an open forum with their colleagues. Dr Berkowitz provided piezo machines from Comeg and Synthes for the participants to try out. This is the beginning of what will be a revolution if not just an evolution in our field.

Dr. Berkowitz and Dr. Zeidler had a great time in San Diego, but they’re happy to be back at Aesthetx doing what they do best – making you, you…only better.

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Dr. Zeidler Provides Expertise for New Beauty Magazine’s Article on Natural-Looking Plastic Surgery

As a testament to Aesthetx’s reputation for creating breathtaking results, New Beauty magazine recently reached out to Dr. Zeidler for their piece on “The Major Way Plastic Surgery Has Changed Over the Years.” The article focused on how procedures for the breast, body, and face have changed over the years to emphasize more natural-looking results. By consulting with Dr. Zeidler, it’s clear that Aesthetx has truly established itself as a practice that specializes in creating natural-looking results that stand the test of time.

Aesthetx’s Commitment to the Natural Look

What does it mean to create “natural” results? It means enhancing the body in ways that don’t look too artificial or “overdone.” Creating natural-looking results requires an incredible understanding of the human body, and the ability to understand how our bodies move and come together. It requires the ability to respect the structure of the human body, and to sculpt it in ways that look perfectly balanced and proportional. In short, creating natural results requires more than artistry—it’s requires unparalleled surgical skill. In all of their procedures, from breast lifts, rhinoplasty, to fat transfer procedures, Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz strive to make their results noticeable—but in the best, most natural way possible.

Naturally Full Breasts

In the article, Dr. Zeidler spoke about the rise of new varieties of breast implants that give “natural-looking fullness that’s still sexy.” Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz themselves are two of the most experienced surgeons on anatomic highly-cohesive silicone breast implants, shaped implants that create natural, soft fullness without making the breasts look too artificially round or hard. The two surgeons are also renowned for establishing techniques like the auto-implant breast lift, a way of lifting sagging breasts that also reshapes the tissue into a rounder and more attractive shape. By addressing the tissue itself rather than merely lifting sagging skin, Aesthetx offers a breast lift that can last longer and looks more natural.

Using Natural Materials and Advanced Techniques

The article emphasizes that the best modern plastic surgery methods look natural by “adding to areas where there is a deficiency and taking away from those where there is excess.” By using fat transfer for their facial, breast, and buttocks enhancement surgeries, Aesthetx offers a chance to sculpt areas with excess fat, while providing natural enhancement to areas that need volume. Aesthetx offers procedures with fat grafts because they’re unbelievably safe, and because it’s the patient’s actual tissue, it moves and feels as real as possible.

Whatever procedure you get at Aesthetx, you’ll notice a change in all the right ways. Your friends, family, and coworkers will notice a more confident, more refreshed you, and they won’t be able to put their finger on what changed. For a chance to work with our talented surgeons, contact Aesthetx now.

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Build Your Perfect Body with A Mommy Makeover

We all pine for the days when our bodies were more toned and athletic. If you’re a mom, then you probably already have a plan to get your fantasy body down pat; a lift here, restoring volume there. Thankfully, with a mommy makeover, your dream body can become a reality. A mommy makeover is a series of cosmetic procedures that can help mothers retain their pre-baby body. Not a mom? No problem, a mommy makeover can help any woman build her perfect body. The mommy makeover is fully customizable for your unique needs–so it’s whatever you need it to be.

Breast Enhancement

Breast feeding and pregnancy can wreak havoc on our breasts. Once lactation is over, our breasts start to shrink, sag, and lose firmness. If you want to restore perkiness to your breasts, then Aesthetx’s state-of-the-art breast lift is the way to go. Known as the short-scar auto implant technique, Aesthetx’s breast lift can do more than lift and reposition the breasts; it can actually reshape the breasts back into a rounder, fuller form. Want to restore volume, too? Add implants and fat grafting to your breast lift for natural fullness.

Body Contouring

When we’re pregnant, our abdomens tend to stretch to make room for our growing bellies. That’s why some of us end up with a stretched out abdominal wall and excess skin that just won’t go away. Want your narrow waist and flat belly back in time for the high-waisted fashion trend? A tummy tuck can tighten those muscles and remove that extra tissue for a more athletic belly. There are many variation of the tummy tuck, from mini with a small skin excision and liposuction, to endoscopic assisted where the mini also includes a muscle repair, to a full tummy tuck with dramatic changes and we customize the procedure based on each patient’s individual anatomy.

Liposuction

Forget the baby bump, there are just some bumps that don’t go away after pregnancy. If you want to sculpt your body back into shape, Aesthetx offers liposuction using Hydrasolve and VaserLipo technology. Our liposuction is easier on the tissues, allows for greater precision, and gives you a faster recovery time. Hydrasolve and VaserLipo can work just about anywhere; so you can say goodbye to fat on the flanks, belly, and even your cheeks!

Labiaplasty

Pregnancy and childbirth can affect even the most intimate parts of your body. After childbirth, some women find that their labia minora had either torn or stretched to an uncomfortable size. If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about your body or discomfort during sex thanks to an enlarged labia, a labiaplasty can restore the labia to a normal size and shape.

These are just some of the most common ways women build their bodies with the mommy makeover. What’s the perfect combination for you? Find out by contacting Aesthetx, for a consultation.

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Should You Get a Breast Lift or Implants or Both?

Thinking of getting breast surgery, but not sure which procedure is best for you? Aesthetx created this infographic the includes facts about a breast lift, breast implants, and a combination of the procedures. For more information on these breast procedures, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Aesthetx.

Breast Lift

  • also called mastopexy
  • raises sagging breasts
  • reshapes and firms the breasts
  • improves wide areola and large nipples
  • adjusts the position of the areola
  • procedure time: 3 hours
  • recovery time: 1-2 weeks
  • 95% RealSelf.com worth it rating

Breast Implants

  • also called breast augmentation
  • uses silicone or saline implants
  • increases breast volume
  • enhances the contour of the breasts
  • improves the feel of the breasts
  • procedure time: 2 hours
  • recovery time: 1-2 weeks
  • 96% RealSelf.com worth it rating

Breast Lift + Implants

  • reverses signs of aging, motherhood, and weight loss
  • gives the breasts a more youthful appearance
  • improves self-esteem
  • full upper pole fullness
  • cleavage mimicking the push-up look

Breast Lift, Implants, or Both

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