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