Friday, September 22, 2017

About Pacific Lipo

At Pacific Lipo, we understand that many of us, no matter how much we diet and work out, are still unable to change our shape. Pacific Lipo's body contouring procedures achieve amazing results in a spa-like, outpatient surgical setting. Our independent surgeons specialize in Lipo, Tummy Tucks, Arm Lifts, and Brazilian Butt Lifts. We have lipo providers who use instruments so tiny that only a local anesthetic may be necessary and no stitching is required! We also offer various form of sedation for those patients who prefer to be as comfortable as possible. Our goal is for you to remain comfortable during your procedure, recover faster afterward, with minimal scarring, firmer, tighter skin, and smoother overall results.

At Pacific Lipo we constantly strive to achieve the finest results by providing cutting edge, proven technology that is among the safest available today. You will have the advantage of being treated in our state-of-the-art outpatient surgical suite which provides technical sophistication that features pleasing, elegant d├ęcor.

If you are looking for a better body contour via Liposculpture, a Tummy Tuck, a Brazilian Butt Lift, an Arm Lift, or gentle Facial Rejuvenation Fat transfer Techniques, contact Pacific Lipo for a free consultation to see which options may be available to you. Pacific Lipo has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

**Notice: Independent surgeons, anesthesiologists, or CRNA's (anesthetists) on staff at Pacific Lipo are separately insured and are not employees or agents of Pacific Lipo, but rather, are independent medical practitioners. Pacific Lipo does not supervise or control the independent contractor and does not assume liability for any action/omission of the independent medical providers. Independent medical providers exercise their own independent medical judgement and are not subject to the supervision or control of Pacific Lipo with respect to treatment.

Meet Your Pacific Liposculpture Medical Director
Harrison Robbins, MD, is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology ─ Head and Neck Surgery (ABMS).  This is an American Board of Medical Specialties certification.  He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.  He brings us more than 30 years of experience as a licensed physician and surgeon in the State of California.  Dr. Robbins, as Medical Director of Pacific Lipo, will help minimize your risks while offering you the best possible liposuction care, all performed under local anesthesia in our modern facility. With his training and experience in liposuction technology, his direction of Pacific Lipo’s procedures significantly reduce pain, swelling and bruising while providing you with smoother results, tighter skin, and life-long contour improvements.

Dr. Robbins was a founding officer on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and served as Chair of its Examination Section for seven years.  As a member of the Board of Directors of  its sister organization, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he served as the Chair of the Education Committee, and subsequently as Chair of the Publication Committee.  He was Founding Editor of the nationally distributed Cosmetic Surgery Newsline, and also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.  He served as President of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery.  More recently he served as Editor of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators Section (APPI) in their journal, Monitor, and on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

Dr. Robbins currently serves as a voting Member of the Scripps Health Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review and approval of clinical trials carried out by ScrippsHealth La Jolla and its San Diego Hospitals. He is also a member of the Research Committee of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation.  Dr. Robbins article The First Facelift, was granted the first annual award for Best Scholarly Article” published by the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, and has since published five additional articles on clinical research. For six years he served on the faculty of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's Annual Liposuction Training Workshops in Houston, Texas.

More recently, Dr. Robbins served as the President of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, b (CACS), for a two-year term, 2 011 and 2012.  Dr. Robbins was one of seven California physicians and surgeons selected to serve as a voting member of the Medical Board of California’s Advisory Committee for Physician Responsibility of Supervision of Affiliated Medical Care Providers.  For many years, this committee conferenced 4 times/year with M.D.'s (Medical Doctors), Physician Assistants (P.A.’s), Registered Nurses, (R.N.’s), Nurse Practitioners, (N.P.’s), and Specialized Medical Assistants, (M.A.’s) to help determine Regulation of Medical Spa’s and Regulation of the Corporate Practice of Medicine, until the Committee itself was dissolved in 2016.

As Medical Director, Dr. Robbins offers patients the experience and knowledge of his lifetime career in the specialty of Cosmetic Surgery.  You, our patients, are welcome to share our dedication to the safety and excellence developed in the performance of liposuction under local anesthesia at Pacific Lipo, our State-Of-The-Art accredited outpatient surgical facility.   

Meet Our independent surgeon, Dr. John W. Walker. M.D.
"Plastic surgery is the marriage of art and medicine. A good plastic surgeon sees the body as a sculptor does, but also understands its complexities as a physician.  I was destined to do plastic surgery. I grew up in a family of artists, and I love the visual arts. My vocation for caring for people led me to medicine, but I chose plastic surgery because it offers intellectual and technical challenges and artistic satisfaction.
I first studied medicine in South Africa, where I was born.  During my plastic surgery residency there, I was exposed to reconstructive surgery, head and neck, burn, microsurgery, and cosmetic surgery. Because of South Africa’s political and social instabilities, I left to continue my training with a research fellowship in the Cleft/ Craniofacial division at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and Residencies at Case Western Reserve University Hospital and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. 
I have been in practice for over 10 years and have extensive experience with breast enhancement, breast reduction, male breast reduction, and breast reconstruction, tummy-tucksmommy make-overs, eyelid surgery, neck lifts, breast lifts, face lifts, and scar reduction.  I am particularly expert in body sculpting, liposuction, and fat transfers including fat transfer to the buttocks (Brazilian butt lift).  I also am certified in wound healing.
I give all my patients individual concierge service.  I listen closely to their surgical goals, I pay attention to their health histories and body types, and I work with them to develop a customized surgical plan that will best achieve those goals, explaining the advantages and risks of different approaches.  
I stay in touch with my patients after surgery, coach them through recovery, and give each one my cell phone number so that they can contact me with questions any time.
Whether my patients want to enhance their figures or to recover from weight loss, pregnancy, mastectomy, or other physical changes, I work with them to achieve the look they want and to build their confidence and quality of life." -John Walker, M.D.

Meet our independent surgeon, Dr. Sam Assassa, M.D.
Dr. Sam Assassa, is a nationally renowned non-invasive and aesthetic cosmetic surgery specialist. He is an associate member of the American College of Physicians, an affiliate member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, member of American Society of Liposuction Surgery and the President of the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, an association dedicated to revolutionizing cosmetic surgery procedures. He has been exclusively practicing aesthetic procedures in Beverly Hills since 1995. He has over 19 years of aesthetic cosmetic surgery experience and is an avid contributor to the global advancement of innovative liposuction techniques and procedures.
"I am committed to every patient and devoted to every procedure. My staff and I are dedicated to delivering the best results and service to our clients. Our patient's satisfaction is a reflection of our success and this is why we strive to deliver the very best experience!" -Dr. Sam Assassa
Since 1995, Dr. Sam Assassa gained significant experience practicing aesthetic surgery and other groundbreaking procedures in Beverly Hills, California. He was one of the first specialists in the west coast to introduce the CosmoFaceLift™ procedure also called the "One-Hour Non-Surgical Facelift."and Smart Lipo of face and body A fan of ensuring that his patients experience as little discomfort as possible, the introduction of the CosmoFaceLift™ and Smart Lipo procedures fit with Dr. Assassa's desire to ensure that his patients received the best and most up to date treatments with a minimum of inconvenience.
Dr. Sam Assassa has performed more non-surgical facial and aesthetic procedures, than any aesthetic surgeon in Beverly Hills. His artistic talents are expressed by his outstanding results of restoring the youthful face contour and creating balance and beauty. Recently Dr. Assassa was a guest speaker on Volumetric Facial Rejuvenation at the International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery congress meeting.
Dr. Assassa received his medical degree with honors, and completed his internship at Loyola University-affiliated hospitals in Chicago and his residency at Case Western University-affiliated hospitals in Cleveland. He is a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine and regarded as one of the top experts in the field of minimally invasive aesthetic surgery. He routinely travels nationally and internationally to lecture and teach his techniques to other physicians and nurses. Dr. Assassa is an associate member of the American College of Physicians, an affiliate member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, member of American Society of Liposuction Surgery , a member of the American Mesotherapy Association, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine as well as serves on the advisory committee of the American Aesthetic Medicine Association. He is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr. Assassa's skill in his chosen profession, and his excellent patient communication and care has led to his having many high profile clients. He takes a hand on position with all of his clients and enjoys the day-to-day interaction with people that his work allows him. Dr. Assassa has treated many celebrities from all over the world. His medical advances have been featured in Good Morning America, NBC, KTLA, and Univision. Dr. Assassa was featured in Star magazine, Angelino magazine, Beverly Hills 213, Beauty Cosmetica magazine, The New Zealand Herald,, and, among others.

Meet our Independent Surgeon, Dr. Robert Hashemiyoon, M.D.

Dr. Robert Hashemiyoon completed his undergraduate studies at the prestigious Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania. Graduating with honors (Cum Laude) from Penn he then attended the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
A nationally recognized expert, Dr. Robert was one of 6 distinguished authors of the medical textbook, Vein Diagnosis and Treatment, and has lectured all over the world. He has published several medical and scientific articles in journals and online, and trained physicians across the United States
He has been a pioneer in the fields of anti-aging and cosmetics. He is a member of the American College of Aesthetic/Cosmetic Physicians, the American College Of Phlebology, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Always been on the cutting edge of frontier medicine Dr. Robert has extensive experience with liposculpture under local tumescent anesthesia and Smart Lipo experience since 2007. He has performed thousands of such procedures throughout the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills area.
Dr. Robert has also been involved in weight control and health and body enhancement since 1991 when he was medical director of The National Health and Nutrition Institute in Washington, D.C. He treated hundreds of patients with moderate to severe weight problems using prescription strength medication and high protein meal replacement therapy.
Dr. Robert Hashemiyoon is now the Medical Director of several health care facilities. The scope of these practices is wide and varied but all are specifically specialized to serve the particular health care needs of the community.

Rod Davis, Practice Administrator at Pacific Lipo
rod davisPractice Administrator, Rodney Davis, attended Rutgers University for his undergraduate education from 1994 through 1998. He studied in Piscataway, New Jersey, where he worked toward his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Rutgers University. After graduating from Rutgers University, Rod Davis decided to pursue his interest in the human body and rehabilitation medicine by applying to the Physical Therapy program at Touro College in Bay Shore, New York.
After one year in the Physical Therapy program, Rodney Davis decided to pursue his desire to become a Physician Assistant, and enrolled in the Touro College Physician Assistant program where he received a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant studies in 2002. Upon his graduation, Rodney Davis passed his NCCPA certification exam and immediately accepted a position in emergency medicine as an Urgent Care PA at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, New York. He also worked full time in orthopedic surgery where he assisted with surgical procedures including complex hand surgeries, shoulder and knee arthroscopies, joint replacements, fracture care, and various sports related injuries. 
Rod Davis began his training in the performance of outpatient liposculpture procedures in Beverly Hills, California in 2007. From 2010-2016, Rodney Davis held the position of Liposculpture Specialist for Pacific Lipo in San Diego, California. After nine years of performing liposculpture procedures, Rod Davis no longer practices as a Physician Assistant. As our Pacific Lipo Practice Administrator, Rod has transitioned his focus onto other various roles in practice management, surgical coordinating, and overseeing administrative services.
As an active member of the community, Rod Davis supports Elijah's Promise Soup Kitchen, Feeding San Diego, the American Red Cross, as well as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).