Hessler Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgeon

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In an area where a health-conscious population wants to go beyond treating the symptoms of facial aging to preventing them, Dr. Jill L. Hessler works tirelessly to educate her patients on everything from Fractional COlaser options and chemical peels to facelift and filler treatments. “I love that I get to work with such an educated population,” says Dr. Hessler, a double board-certified surgeon and adjunct professor at Stanf...

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In an area where a health-conscious population wants to go beyond treating the symptoms of facial aging to preventing them, Dr. Jill L. Hessler works tirelessly to educate her patients on everything from Fractional COlaser options and chemical peels to facelift and filler treatments. “I love that I get to work with such an educated population,” says Dr. Hessler, a double board-certified surgeon and adjunct professor at Stanf...

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Meet the Doctor

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WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
Fortunately, living in the Bay Area I am in the heart of many of the companies that are developing the latest lasers and devices and I am frequently called on to try out these machines, therefore, we have a myriad of technologies available in our office—for each concern we frequently have two or three ways to improve it and we can create a tailored plan with a synergy of treatment options to provide better results with less recovery time
2.
THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MY FIELD
People often come in wanting to do everything they can to avoid surgery because they think to have plastic surgery means to look “pulled” or “fake,” but I often tell them the only plastic surgery you notice on others is bad plastic surgery; if the procedures are done correctly you should not even notice that someone has had “work” done
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MOST MEMORABLE PATIENT REACTIONS
It’s very rewarding to see a patient’s confidence and beauty shine through following surgery
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WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION
I love the relationship I have with my patients, whether it is taking care of them through a stressful time, such as surgery, or starting a lifelong partnership with noninvasive treatments— our patients become like family in our practice
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WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
No matter where I go, whether on vacation or to speak at plastic surgery meetings, I never leave home without my topical vitamin C serum and sunscreen
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WHEN TO CONSIDER A FACELIFT
I tell patients when you wake up every day and the first thing you do is look in the mirror and try to pull the skin up with your fingers to get rid of that skin—when you can’t look in the mirror without doing that—then it is time for surgery
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WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
No matter where I go, whether on vacation or to speak at plastic surgery meetings, I never leave home without my topical vitamin C serum and sunscreen
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WHEN SHOULD SOMEONE CONSIDER A FACELIFT?
I tell patients when you wake up every day and the first thing you do is look in the mirror and try to pull the skin up with your fingers to get rid of that skin—when you can’t look in the mirror without doing that—then it is time for surgery
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HOW DO YOU STAY UP TO DATE ON NEW TECHNIQUES?
I am frequently invited to lecture at facial plastic surgery conferences and it’s great to speak with my colleagues and hear about their latest experiences with the newest technologies. My patients like that if they’ve heard about something new, they can come knowing that I’ve already learned about it and have often tried it out so I can give them the latest information