Renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. John Diaz understands what women look for when it comes to treatments for their face, breasts, and body. In a recent interview with Dr. Diaz, we learned more about a typical consultation, how he guides women through selecting the right breast implant for them, and his thoughts on the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.
Tell us a little bit about you and your practice.
“I’m Dr. John Diaz, a board certified plastic surgeon. I’m also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and I have a practice here in Beverly Hills. I’ve been in practice now approaching 14 years and I have over a decade of experience. I have really focused and specialized a lot on breast surgery. In particular, breast augmentation. I’m well recognized here in my community in Los Angeles, but also nationally, I have patients who fly in to have surgery with me. Over the last couple of years, I wrote a book on breast augmentation which was published and is available on Amazon and that book has been selling well nationally. It’s not a medical textbook for other doctors but more for the patient who’s interested in breast augmentation. I’ve also published a scientific article on breast augmentation. In the article I describe my very unique and specific way of doing breast augmentation which leads to reduced complications and improved patient outcomes.”
Why do you think women choose you?
“One thing that I think sets me apart is I’ve been very active in the community of plastic surgery. I’ve always had an academic interest in plastic surgery and breast augmentation and because of this, I’ve been recently selected to be the president of the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons. So that was a very big honor and I’m very proud and humbled by that. The other thing I pride myself on is I believe that my practice, in addition to really delivering incredible results, we are very well known and respected for the care we provide to patients and if you simply go on any review site of plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, you’ll quickly find that I’m one of the plastic surgeons with the most five star reviews of any plastic surgeon around. And I believe it’s one of the main reasons why we are so sought after by patients.”
Why did you choose to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT as part of your practice?
“The reason it appeals to me is because as a busy breast augmentation surgeon, I saw many patients who had concerns about silicone gel and had heard and read about different problems associated with silicone gel implants. Specifically, and more recently, the risk of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. So that was very concerning to patients. On the other hand, the saline implants didn’t seem like a great alternative either. And many patients have friends who have had saline implants in the past and heard complaints about rippling and not quite feeling as natural as maybe their friends with the silicone gel implants. So, the IDEAL IMPLANT emerged as a really great alternative for those patients who are concerned about the cons of those other options.”
What has been your experience with the IDEAL IMPLANT as far as patient satisfaction?
“I just recently starting introducing it, but the patients that I have had have been very very happy. With their Ideal implants, and I’ve seen that the results are great.”
Can you walk us through a typical consultation?
“The average patient I have is a very educated, very research oriented patient. So, many of the patients I have come in and have already looked at all the options themselves and literally will tell me what their preferences are. And some of the patients will say, ‘I’ve researched the IDEAL IMPLANT, this is the implant I would like.’ I’m very supportive and say, ‘Great, perfect, I think that’s a fantastic choice.’ That’s pretty simple. Vice versa, I have patients who have come in and are very convinced that they want their silicone gel implants and that’s fine too.
“So, my approach with plastic surgery and my practice is to present all the options. I’m very fair, I’m very objective, and I always tell the patients, these are the pros and cons of each option. If I’m recommending the IDEAL IMPLANT, it’s because that unique individual has a unique set of requests and desires and fears and wants, that the IDEAL IMPLANT is probably the best for them.”
Considering Beverly Hills breast implants? Contact Dr. Diaz today to discuss your options. Simply call 424-262-8531, or visit www.drjohndiaz.com. Dr. Diaz’s office is located at 465 N Roxbury Drive, Penthouse Suite, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.