Dr. Eshima changes my life!!! I
couldn't be happier and so glad that I found an artist of cosmetic surgeon in SF. I got so many compliments from friends, colleagues etc etc. I had twice Asian eyelid surgeries back in Japan long time ago. The result were OK back then but not impressive. After I had my eye-lid surgery + some nose job (not a vigorous procedure, ask his opinion what he recommends to you), the result is phenomenal!
I love Dr. Eshima and all of his fellow staff members, they are the BEST of the BEST!
Oh, I need to mention that Dr. Eshima does not charge for a consultation, that is a big plus, so I recommend all of people who consider to have the best cosmetic surgery on face, go Dr. Eshima and ask his opinion. You will find out what you should trust and what you can do the best for your future! again, Love Dr. Eshima's work!! Thanks a million!!
Dr. Eshima is a gifted plastic surgeon.
He is a perfectionist with an artist's eye. About 9 months ago, Dr. Eshima turned back the hands of time and greatly enhanced my appearance. He far exceeded my expectations especially with regard to sculpting a significantly improved chin and jaw line.
I had previous cosmetic surgery that left me with a number of issues, particularly at the jaw line. So, I was looking for a plastic surgeon that concentrated only on facial work and who had the expertise and experience to deal with my issues. Though Seattle has excellent plastic surgeons, I was looking for a super specialist .
I started my search by asking my world- renowned dermatologist who he would recommend. He said that Dr. Eshima is the only plastic surgeon that he would let touch his wife's face.
Researching at various medical sites I learned that Dr. Eshima's credentials are first rate: Stanford undergrad-Phi Beta Kappa; UCSF Medical School; Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012); Top Doctor Plastic Surgeon (US News & World Report 2012) etc. I began making preliminary contact with Dr. Eshima's office and his staff was most helpful in providing me with more information concerning his background. I was also pleased to learn that Dr. Eshima only does facial cosmetic surgery.
At my consult with Dr. Eshima, I was impressed with his dedication, energy and aesthetics. The many before and after photos he showed me revealed that he avoids the "done look" in favor of natural looking results. Dr. Eshima's results though went beyond rejuvenation to a significant enhancement of appearance. I was not surprised to learn that Dr. Eshima comes from a family accomplished in the arts as he definitely has a keen sense of beauty and balance.
Dr. Eshima operates at St. Francis Hospital, a lovely private hospital across from his office. I was wowed by the facility and staff at St. Francis. Not only were the admissions people very helpful, but the nurses in the pre-surgery unit, Marjorie and Susan, were outstanding.
Dr. Eshima has been wonderful about follow-ups and post-surgical questions. During my recovery period in SF, Magaly or Cathy called daily to confirm that I was progressing well. Dr. Eshima's staff could not have been more professional and friendly. They were always there to help with whatever came up whether it was a big or a small question. I must add that my recovery proceeded quite uneventfully. I had very little bruising or swelling and was soon out walking the beautiful SF hills.
My husband and friends are amazed at my results. Generally, the comment is that I look so much better but not "done". It was totally worth going to SF to have Dr. Eshima operate on me and he most successfully dealt with those issues left by my prior surgery.
I can well understand why people come from all over the world to see Dr. Eshima. He is a world-class surgeon.
There is a reason why people travel
from all corners of the globe to get facial plastic surgery with Dr. Issa Eshima in San Francisco. It is simply this: He is by far the very best there is! In addition to being a consummate professional with stellar credentials and an unsurpassed track record, he is a caring and charming man. Dr. Eshima and his excellent staff (Magaly and Cathy) support their patients through the preop and recovery process, taking every precaution to ensure that they achieve the best possible outcome.
I am a former model and business executive in my mid 50s. I began to see the signs of aging creeping up on me. I have always been active and athletic and my body had remained in good shape but my face had not. I was not ready to look old and worn – but I was afraid of looking “done” with my skin pulled too tightly and/or my features becoming radically changed. After a year of research, I found Dr. Eshima. I had a lower face and necklift and restylane injections around my eyes. I just received my before and after photos – The results are nothing short of astonishing. I really look like me nearly 20 years younger! I have newly restored confidence and am ready to tackle a new job.
Choosing to have facial plastic surgery is a big decision. I can only urge you all to do your homework, on and offline and DO NOT COMPROMISE! No matter where you are, you should arrange a consultation with Dr. Eshima. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you, Dr. Eshima!.
Thank you, Dr. Eshima, I love you! That is what I say every day when I look in the mirror to see my youthful countenance that matches my body now. I am a professional woman from outside the Bay Area. I learned of Dr. Eshima through a friend / hairdresser who had seen his work and raved about him to me. I work out four times a week and am in top shape but my face was not keeping up with the rest of me. I finally made the decision to proceed with plastic surgery and did not even consider anyone else but Dr. Issa Eshima. He is beyond fantastic!
At my first consultation, he quickly assessed my needs and made his recommendations to me, including a lip shortening. I was acutely aware that one's upper lip elongated with age as I had seen this in myself and others. Dr. Eshima is unique in providing this procedure and it is amazing. Even when I see other people that have had good work done, I think "You should have traveled to San Francisco and had Dr. Eshima do his magic" because their upper lip still looked "old"!
When it came to my face, I had to have the best and that is Dr. Eshima! I It is worth the travel to San Francisco from any place. Many of Dr. Eshima's clients fly in from around the world for his amazing work.
Throughout the process, Dr. Eshima provided me with the highest level of care. I had nominal swelling and bruising after a seven hour surgery. I still look just like me, but 20-25 years younger! Everything turned out even better than I had expected and it has changed my life. I am almost five months post-op and it just continues to get better.
Dr. Eshima is an artist and a magician! Thank you, Dr. Eshima, I love you!
Best facial plastic surgeon in the world. Note: I posted this on Yelp! but they filtered it out because Dr Eshima won't pay them. Dr Eshima did my neck lift, mid facelift, lower lid lift, and forehead lift in Sep 2011. It was expensive to fly to SF from Texas, stay in a hotel for two weeks, etc, not to mention his prices are higher than most. But I wanted the best if someone was going to be cutting into my face so extensively. And it was definitely worth it! I look like I did in my mid 20's to early 30's (I'm 63). What's really great is I look exactly like myself back then, I don't have the stretched out mouth and tight "cyborg" look that I see every night on TV on those reality Housewives type shows--is it just me or do do those women look exactly alike because of the cosmetic surgery? I am so happy, my self confidence has returned and I'm once again interested in cute clothes. I could go on and on but the other reviews here pretty much cover everything about Dr Eshima and his wonderful staff, and I agree with all of them. If you can afford it, don't settle for less!
Hanging the Mirrors Up Again.
When I was young and decorating my first home, I chose to put quite a few mirrors on the walls, mostly to reflect as much light in my home as possible. My interior designer was an older woman, and she commented to me that only her younger clients decorated with mirrors; that when women get older they generally avoid mirrors. She was right. As I grew older, and we moved to bigger and better houses, I'd leave the mirrors behind, and decorate with fewer and fewer, until the point that there were mirrors only where absolutely necessary: in the bathrooms. I just didn't want to look at my face any more than necessary.
Four years ago my fabulous husband passed away. I was left still breathing, but just barely, and not someone fully alive any more. And I looked that way.
Then a year ago I began to lift out of the fog, and I realized without a doubt that my late, amazing husband would have wanted me to be happy and fulfilled again. I asked my dermatologist about Botox, and he directed me to Dr. Eshima, a man he described as not only a superb plastic surgeon, but as a consummate artist as well. I met with Dr. Eshima. He asked me to sit and chat with him for a few minutes, and I realized he wasn't just listening, he was carefully observing my face and my facial expressions as we conversed. After our discussion Dr. Eshima told me he didn't believe Botox was for me, and recommended eyelid surgery and a neck lift. A month or so later I had these procedures, and I am indeed a new woman.
Even just a few days after the surgery I could see a new face and neck underneath the swelling, and I started breathing a little more, just a little -- the life was flowing back into me after the years of pain and sorrow and loss. Each day the swelling went down a tiny bit more, and a young, glowing, breathing ME started to emerge. It was thrilling and I know my late husband was looking down from heaven so happy and so proud of me!!!
The Latin root of the word inspire is spirare, meaning to inhale, to breathe! At last I am healed, physically and to a very great extent emotionally as well. Dr. Eshima and his staff, Magaly and Kathy are kind and inspiring. For me this has not been only a physical surgical procedure, but one that brought me fully back to life.
I am so profoundly grateful to Dr. Eshima and his staff. I am so pleased with my new look and the life and air and inspiration flowing back into me. And I've been hanging mirrors: in the dining room, the living room, the bedrooms, and even the hallways.
If there's been a change in your life, a death or a divorce, or if you're just not looking in mirrors anymore, I implore you from the bottom of my heart to visit Dr. Eshima. I know you'll be inspired.
Dr. Eshima is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST-Patient from Washington DC.
Dr. Eshima does not advertize like others, but I am a researcher by trade and I found him in multiple cosmetic surgery discussion boards where people ALREADY had procedures of various kinds (double-eyelid, rhinoplasty, face-lift among others) could talk about their experiences, and Dr. Eshima's name repeatedly came up and every one of his patients was very happy and satisfied with her results and explained that Dr. Eshima was not only an extremely talented surgeon technically, he has a great sense of aesthetics. In other words, Dr. Eshima has an eye for beauty and has a keen sense what works best for one's face. This is absolutely true from my experience as well. But most importantly, Dr. Eshima really listens to WHAT YOU WANT for your face.
I do not live in San Francisco, so I had an initial consultation with Dr. Eshima (free of charge) via Skype, and immediately I knew he was the doctor for me. Dr. Eshima and I had an extensive discussion about what kind of results I wanted to achieve, and subsequently we followed up by correspondence with the help of Ms. Magaly Solis. Ms. Solis is the general manager of the office, because Dr. Eshima is in surgery five days a week and often performs surgery on several patients a day, Ms. Solis is there to help facilitate correspondence between Dr. Eshima and his patients. Trust me, Dr. Eshima is in demand! Speaking of which, you must schedule your surgery early. I scheduled my surgery date about 3 months ahead of time. Ms. Solis is professional, warm, caring and sweet. She was always there to address my questions, concerns or needs.
Because of a work-related project, I was overseas before my surgery date. I flew to San Francisco two days before my surgery. The next day, I met Dr. Eshima for the first time face to face. By then, we already had numerous discussions about the surgery via Skype and I had sent in pictures through email of what I considered to be very attractive examples of the "perfect nose." It may seem strange that one would have surgery right after meeting the doctor for the first time, but really by this time, Dr. Eshima and Ms. Solis already know very well who you are, and what you want. Once we met, Dr. Eshima again listened astutely to EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED and what I envisioned for my own face. He is a doctor that will listen and will give you want you want!
The next day, I went in for two surgeries, rhinoplasty and buccal fat removal all at once. I arrived early in the morning and Dr. Eshima's whole medical team welcomed me and made me feel very comfortable. The anesthesiologist also talked to me before the surgery and said they would all take good care of me. I was not nervous, and once I had the anesthesia in, I remember being wheeled into the surgery room. When I woke up, everything was all done. It really felt like I took a 10-minute nap but it was already 5 hours later. My first thought was--that was so easy and painless, and in larger part, even the subsequent healing process was fairly painless. I stayed in the hotel recommended by Ms. Solis and she called me every day after my surgery to check up on me. Seven days later, Dr. Eshima removed the splint on my nose and I flew back home the very next day.
I am now 3-months post-operation and I am absolutely thrilled with my new nose and how my face looks! I never feel insecure about my nose anymore. In fact, I hardly ever think about my nose now--aside from it is nice aesthetically, it also functions perfectly. I NEVER have any problems breathing or any medical complications. Dr. Eshima is not only supremely skilled technically, aesthetically keen, he is also a very good medical doctor. Aside from being very pleased with my results, I never encountered any medical issues with my new nose during this entire process. I
Plastic Surgery from an Accountant's Perspective.
I am a Certified Public Accountant, very analytical, very objective, and very thrifty!
Fifteen years ago I had rhinoplasty and a brow lift in Marin County, California, where I live. This year I had a face lift and eyelid surgery performed by a different plastic surgeon, Dr. Issa Eshima of San Francisco. I am infinitely more pleased with Dr. Eshima and my results. Here's why, in no particular order:
Dr. Eshima has great wisdom and judgement. He is conservative in his procedures in order that you won't end up looking "done" as we say in Marin. I go to aerobics class daily, and as I look around the room, it is apparent to me that some women have been "done" or more articulately OVER-done by their plastic surgeons. It's a recognizable look that results from a plastic surgeon who is being too aggressive, or maybe just lacking in talent or experience. Do you remember the old television commercial for hair color, "Does she or doesn't she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure." Dr. Eshima is an artist in addition to a superb plastic surgeon, and will send you home looking FABULOUS, not DONE -- and only you and Dr. Eshima will know for sure!
Dr. Eshima and his staff closely supervise your recovery. The first time I had plastic surgery in Marin, I don't think that doctor had any contact with me at all until a week or two later. Believe me, when you look at your swollen, bruised, bandaged face after rhinoplasty -- you need some reassurance! Every bad thought and fear will race through your mind, and it is essential that you get credible and repeated assurances that you will not turn out like Michael Jackson. Dr. Eshima's staff calls you on a daily basis for two weeks after your procedure. (During this time you will also have at least one office appointment.) In my case I e-mailed photos of myself to Dr. Eshima's assistant, Magaly, and she carefully reviewed each one. She gave me comfort that each little thing would resolve. They did.
Dr. Eshima is personable and touches you. I remember with my first plastic surgery, except for in the operating room, that doctor never touched me. Not once. I just thought that was odd. When I first visited Dr. Eshima (and by the way, Dr. Eshima does not charge a consultation fee) he had me sit down in his office and talk to him. I believe he was evaluating my psychological readiness for plastic surgery as well as evaluating the appearance of my face and my expressions as I talked and moved. Dr. Eshima is funny and engaging and you will enjoy meeting him! He held a little mirror in front of me and moved my hair a little bit and showed me why he was recommending specific procedures. He didn't act like I had a contagious disease!
And now I will put on my accountant's hat and we will talk hard cold cash. Dr. Eshima costs a little more --- AND HE'S WORTH IT. Keep in mind I am a CPA and so tight I squeek. Also keep in mind you're not headed to Nordstrom for the semi-annual sale (which starts Wednesday). I wish I could give you statistics and percentages to convince you of the value of Dr. Eshima's artistry, but of course it is impossible to quantify beauty. And you will be beautiful.
To conclude my analysis, I strongly recommend that you have no plastic surgery done before visiting Dr. Eshima.
A Diabetic Looking Great!
Dream Surgeon you have been looking for!. I have always had beautiful eyes. When my mother and best friend had eye lifts I thought I needed a touch done too. Several Dr.
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