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Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz Named as Newest Haute Beauty Experts

Aesthetx is proud to announce that our incredible surgeons have yet again been recognized for their innovative work: Haute Beauty has announced that Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz have been named as their latest beauty experts. We’re excited to share the latest recognition of our surgeons’ work, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.

So, What’s the Haute Beauty Network?

Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz are excited to be a part of Haute Beauty’s network of top cosmetic surgeons. Haute Beauty is part of the national luxury lifestyle magazine, Haute Living. While Haute Living has a focus on profiling prominent entrepreneurs, artists, celebrities, and more, Haute Beauty offers an insightful look into the latest advancements in beauty, wellness and aesthetic and reconstructive treatments through its network of acclaimed surgeons.

Haute Living’s readers truly expect the best, and with Haute Beauty they can learn the latest news and insights from the world’s top plastic surgeons and beauty specialists. More importantly, they can learn all about the latest innovations in products and technology and receive essential advice from esteemed specialists who truly know the industry, like Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz.

By joining the Haute Beauty network, Drs. Zeidler and Berkowitz become a part of an elite council; the Haute Beauty Network is invite-only, each member needs to be board-certified, and doctors are selected according to stringent standards that put their reputation, their standing with medical boards, and their techniques to the test. It’s truly a testament to Dr. Zeidler and Berkowitz’s incredible contributions to the aesthetic surgery world.

A History of Excellence

Of course, this isn’t the first time that Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz were called upon to share their expertise—they’re both born educators, and they’re passionate about informing the world on the safest, latest methods and devices in the cosmetic world. In addition to their multiple appearances in the news and media, Dr. Zeidler recently appeared on the Emmy award-winning show The Doctors as a specialist on Aeroform, and Dr. Berkowitz has been called upon to educate fellow plastic surgeons through national symposiums and conferences like the ASAPS and the Rhinoplasty Symposium, where he’s also the co-chairman.

Read Dr. Zeidler’s first column here: http://hauteliving.com/hautebeauty/dr-kamakshi-r-zeidler-is-breast-surgery-during-summer-a-good-idea/
Read Dr. Berkowitz’s first column here: http://hauteliving.com/hautebeauty/dr-r-laurence-berkowitz-how-to-combine-rhinoplasty-and-summer/

Want to move beyond advice and actually get to work with our talented surgeons? Contact Aesthetx now, for a consultation.

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Planning the Perfect Wedding Around Los Gatos

Planning a wedding is both fun and a little stressful! From picking the cake, the venue, the dress to even the littlest details, a lot goes into putting together your big day. Luckily, Aesthetx created a list of places in and around Los Gatos that can help take a little of the pressure off. Take a look below to see a variety of people around the city who can help make your dream wedding a reality!

1. Weddings By My-Dung is a wedding planner that treasures the opportunities to meet loving couples and help them plan their dream weddings.
2. Haute Bride is an intimate design studio and bridal boutique that works with clients to create custom looks with couture gowns and accessories for their special day.
3. De Young Flowers is a unique flower shop that takes a creative approach with an inspired aesthetic to floral arrangements for weddings.
4. Harry Who Photography is a wedding photographer that has a passion for capturing the most unforgettable moments of a couple and family’s life.
5. Marvel Cake is a specialty cake designer that uses the finest materials and ingredients to create cakes that can only be described as pieces of art.

Planning The Perfect Wedding Around Los Gatos Infographic

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Juvéderm® or BOTOX®: Which Injectable is Right for Me?

Okay, you have started the fight against age. You notice lines and wrinkles emerge on your face – and you don’t like it! You know there are procedures out there to restore and preserve your youthful appearance, but are a little confused with what does what. You’re not alone. Every day here at Aesthetx, we hear from people in the Silicon Valley with the same questions as you.

Two of the more popular products on the market are BOTOX® and Juvéderm®. They are both effective, but different. Today we are going to look at how they are different and how to determine which may be right for you.

BOTOX® vs. Juvéderm®

Let’s first look at how these two injectables are alike. They are both nonsurgical cosmetic treatments designed to eliminate wrinkles. They are both in-office procedures which take 15-30 minutes to complete. Results of both are seen quickly and have short to no down time.

BOTOX®

BOTOX® prevents muscle movement which cause wrinkles. It is a synthetic protein often used to reduce the visibility of crow’s feet and frown lines which develop from sustained muscle movement, particularly in the brow area above the eyes.

Its best applied to the upper face:

  • Forehead
  • Between brows (glabella)
  • Around the eyes (for crow’s feet)

Its formulation includes a precise amount of a neurotoxin produced by a bacterium called clostridium botulinum.

BOTOX® blocks the nerves from sending signals to facial muscles to prevent contraction. The outcome is a relaxed facial appearance and a delay of wrinkle formations.

Juvéderm®

Juvéderm® is a soft tissue filler used mainly for lines around the mouth and nose. It is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler great for softening wrinkles and creases from the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial fold). With age comes loss of facial fat. This can cause lines around the mouth that look like parentheses, cause the cheeks to flatten, or the lips to flatten.

Hyaluronic acid is natural to the body, so there is no risk for allergic reactions. Injected in the problem areas, mainly in the mid to lower face, it aids to plump up sagging facial areas and fill voids. Other products, like Restalyne, are also hyaluronic acid fillers.

Juvéderm® is a dermal filler that can treat:

  • Sunken cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lip lines
  • Superficial lines
  • Oral Commissure
  • Thin lips
  • Chin lines

Summary

So, if you are looking to fight the good fight of a youthful appearance, here is a good rule to follow: For the areas above your eyes that are showing signs of age, BOTOX® may be your best non-surgical solution.

For the areas around the mouth and chin, Juvéderm® could be the answer. Whatever the problem area, Aesthetx has the products and treatments to help. Contact us today for a consultation and we will put you on the right path to the anti-aging process.

Call (408) 559-7177, or contact us HERE.

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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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Achieving a Toned Tummy with Limited Gym Time!

Summer is here. It’s time for beaches, boats, and showing off your body. You were faithful to the gym in January – for about a month.  You’ve kept the weight down, but those stubborn fat deposits still reside around your tummy. You’ve considered everything, including surgery – or have you?

You’ve thought about liposuction, but you’re not ready for the downtime. Plus, you don’t want surgery. Is there something short of surgery to eliminate those pesky fat pockets that exercise won’t remove?

CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® uses cutting-edge fat freezing technology to remove fat resistant to diet and exercise, without using surgery. CoolSculpting® can sculpt and tone your body with little time, no effort, and no recovery. Using fat-freezing technology, CoolSculpting® can transform any body part, like your belly, back, thighs, hips, flanks, butt, or arms.

While CoolSculpting® reduces fat, patients who are close to their ideal body weight and are physically fit see the best results. These patients are searching for a procedure to get them over the finish line without spending several hours in the gym. They seek to refine the contours of their figure and enjoy wearing whatever they want.

With different applicators to choose from, Aesthetx can design a treatment plan for the most stunning results.

Target Areas That Bother You

A personalized treatment plan may consist of more than one CoolSculpting treatment. You may want to freeze away fat from your tummy—then get rid of those love handles that nobody loves.

Aesthetx offers only the most advanced, proven technology for our patients. That’s why we are one of a few practices in Silicon Valley which can perform DualSculpting. The DualSculpting system allows you to be treated from two sides simultaneously, increasing the efficiency, symmetry, and power of the Cryolipolysis™ system. By cutting your treatment time in half, DualSculpting is the potent, time-saving fat freezing procedure you’ve been waiting for.

Holistic Body Sculpting

Aesthetx will provide a clinical recommendation of which areas should be treated and how many treatments you will need. The result?

Because the body flushes the dead fat cells away naturally, your results will appear gradually in the following weeks after treatment. Multiple sessions may produce optimal results for those possessing more trouble spots.

To further refine the fat freezing results CoolSculpting®, many patients supplement their treatment with VASER Shape, a noninvasive treatment that uses massage and ultrasound energy for body contouring and cellulite-reduction.

For more information on CoolSculpting from Aesthetx, contact us today!

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The Advantages of using Power Tools with Rhinoplasty

Dr. B in surgery performing a rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty is as popular as ever, which means the demand for newer technology and more advanced techniques is more important than it’s ever been. The process of working on the bone and cartilage in a patient’s nose is quite complicated and surgeons have to ensure that their patients are satisfied with the results. In order to execute the surgery in a way to reduce the chances of damage or unhappy patients, the practice of performing rhinoplasty has seen many advancements along the way.

The reshaping of noses is a practice that has been around for hundreds of years, going as far back as 1000 AD. In the 16th century, “nose jobs” were primarily performed to replace or reshape one’s nose in the aftermath of battle or in the case of facial deformities. Thankfully, surgery became a little more refined when in the 19th century, practices for pain relief and infection reduction were implemented through the use of anesthesia and antiseptics. The most significant change to the way rhinoplasty was performed was introduced by Dr. Jacques Joseph, the “Father of Modern Anesthetic Surgery,” when he created the process of performing rhinoplasty by breaking and reshaping the bone of the nose using a hammer and chisel.

This technique became the standard procedure for rhinoplasty and the practice remained relatively unchanged for decades. Which is why with the increased desire for rhinoplasty in recent years, a need was felt for tools that would increase the precision of the surgical process and offer a gentler approach. This need was filled with the introduction of electric power tools.

Surgical Blueprint: This is how we measure and plan rhinoplasty at Aesthetx.

Electric power tools have been around for years but were mostly used for dental and oral procedures to deal with fillings, extractions and so forth.  Now power tools have been adopted by the plastic surgery industry to more precisely and carefully shape noses during rhinoplasty. A new technology has been introduced that ensures minimum soft tissue damage and makes it easier to deal with boney structures and hard cartilage of the nose.

This groundbreaking procedure is called the Piezo technique; Piezo is a piece of equipment that easily cuts through bone but recognizes soft tissues, which causes it to stop cutting and vibrate in place, ensuring less bleeding and damage to the inside of the nose. Another benefit to this technique is a quicker recovery time as these tools can be much gentler during rhinoplasty.

Popular in Europe, it wasn’t until recently that Piezo equipment was utilized in the U.S. by Aesthetx’s own, Dr. Laurence Berkowitz. He first used the tool in 2010 for a chin enhancement surgery but was unable to implement it permanently as it was only available for purchase in the United States by dental surgeons. In 2015, a medical equipment company made the equipment for sale in the US, prompting Dr. Berkowitz to adopt the technique and focus on utilizing it for rhinoplasty surgeries.

Dr. Berkowitz was recently featured in an article in the Huffington Post detailing his innovative use of new technologies in rhinoplasty. To read more about the Piezo technique and the increased control and precision it offers rhinoplasty surgeons, visit: The “Nose Job” Takes a Giant Leap in New Technology.

Before and after of a revision rhinoplasty using power tools.
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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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Skin Pen Microneedling Live Demo Event


Microneedling is gaining fame as one of the most advanced ways people can rejuvenate their skin without surgery. People are flocking to learn more about how this revolutionary treatment can regenerate and reinvigorate the skin cells. Lucky for you, Aesthetx is hosting a live demo event showcasing the Skin Pen, one of the most advanced microneedling devices in the industry. The event will be held at the Aesthetx offices on Monday, May 1st from 1:00-4:00pm.

What’s the Big Deal with Microneedling?

The Skin Pen microneedling device uses very fine needles to create “microinjuries” in the skin that are so small that they don’t create any substantial damage in the skin. What it does, however, is trigger the skin’s natural healing processes, which then leads to a process of regrowth and renewal for our skin. With a relatively painless procedure, the Skin Pen can:

  • Soften signs of aging
  • Treat stretch marks
  • Reduce the appearance of scars
  • Reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • and so much more.

What’s even better is that the Skin Pen works on all skin tones and is safe to use for almost everybody.

See how it Works!

At our live demonstration, participants will be able to see how microneedling is performed for themselves, and they’ll be able to see firsthand why it’s one of the most remarkable rejuvenation treatments in the industry. Patients also have the opportunity to learn helpful tips on how to prevent aging and how to protect your skin from aging prematurely. What are you waiting for? Space for the event is limited, so remember to register for the event in advance by calling Aesthetx at 408-559-7177.

When and Where?

The event will happen on Monday, May 1st from 1:00-4:00pm at the Aesthetx offices on 3803 South Bascom Avenue, suite 100, in Campbell, CA.

Special Deals

We have a little extra treat for those who are able to make it to the event: instead of the regular price of $400 for a full face treatment, participants will be able to qualify for a package deal of 3 treatments for $900—a full $400 in savings.

Can’t make it? Aesthetx is more than happy to walk you through why microneedling is the best nonsurgical treatment for facial rejuvenation. Call our offices at (408)-559-7177 now for a complimentary consultation on the Skin Pen.

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