Anniversaries are always special milestones. After 2020, we feel especially thankful to celebrate 15 years of Esana Plastic Surgery Center & Medspa this year with our valued clients, partners, and community.
Today, our excitement and passion for plastic surgery are as steadfast as day one. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, we want to share some insight into our practice and the future of Esana!
“Our unique field merges art and science through the use of intricate surgical skills to create remarkable transformations. And blending cutting edge technology keeps our specialty filled with excitement for the future..”
– Dr. Deborah Pan
The Foundation: Pillars of Our Business Longevity
At Esana, we are always striving for improvement. Our foundation is built on a few principles that build our practice to what it is today. These core values are the reason why 15 years later, we’re at the forefront of aesthetic medicine.
Any successful career, in plastic surgery or otherwise, is built on listening and learning. From the formative medical school years, through six years of residency training at Yale, to interacting with patients daily, we are life-long learners who use these opportunities to be our best.
“I feel that as much as my patients learn from me, the converse is true.
There are many different things that drive patients to a plastic surgeon’s office and understanding their goals and motivations is essential to a positive, long-term doctor-patient relationship.”
– Dr. Javier Davila
We spent years undergoing rigorous training to refine our skills as plastic surgeons. We use that knowledge and expertise to advise and educate our patients about the best options to reach their desired results. We disclose potential risks and benefits, provide solutions for their concerns, and share what we can offer to transform their lives. Teaching is one of the most important factors in a healthy patient-surgeon relationship. Education is power, and we aim to empower our patients daily!
It’s our goal to use our expertise, education, and years of hands-on experience to advise our clients on the best options to improve their lives. A great deal of what we do is elective; they don’t have to choose us, but since we place value on building trusting relationships with full transparency and the patient’s well-being at the forefront, we can sustain long-term relationships that are highly rewarding for all parties.
Beauty inspires confidence, heightened self-esteem, and happiness. Our goal is to make every patient feel beautiful, merging their external appearance to coincide with how they feel on the inside. Seeing the joy of a satisfied patient reminds us why we do what we do every single day.
The Memories: A Rewarding Adventure
Fifteen years ago, we realized the need for higher-end aesthetic care was not being met in the New Haven area. And what better way to start a practice than by joining forces with an old friend and colleague? Dr. Pan originated the business concept and Dr. Davila said yes. Fifteen years later it still feels like it was the right decision for everyone!
By owning our practice, we can build exactly what we want to meet the needs of the community with shared values of excellent care, safe surgery, and natural results. Our practice has been able to maintain an atmosphere that is highly focused on our patients from day one—and for that, we are eternally grateful. We also cannot do it without our incredible team of dedicated staff who contribute to every client’s experience.
The Future: Where We Are Going, Together.
With technology transforming the world, especially in the medical space, there will be more options than ever before for cosmetic procedures. As we strive to meet the ever-changing needs of our community, we look forward to introducing new, well-researched options for non-invasive age management and body contouring. Surgery will always be a mainstay, but those who are hesitant about surgery or want natural results with less downtime will have more options than ever—and we can’t wait to bring those technologies to our practice!
Thank you for 15 wonderful years. Here’s to the future and exciting new options!
– Dr. Pan, Dr. Davila, and the entire Esana team
Face or Body
As our lives have been turned upside down, increasing the emphasis on communication via screens it’s hard not to notice what our faces look like, sometimes multiple times a day. Now that our state has begun to reopen and we pop out of the ground like little groundhogs, we realize that all of a sudden it’s nearly summer (Memorial Day is behind us). Spring passed us by while we were grumbling about Zoom meetings or having to rely on FaceTime to talk to family and friends. Our grooming and “maintenance” took a back seat while many of us watched the scale go up as we socially distanced.
Now we get to decide, what do we tend to first, the face or the body? On-screen communication isn’t going anywhere and we still have to look at our faces in the mirror. On the other hand, as the temperatures go up and we shed layers we become more motivated to reverse the effect of hibernation on our waistlines. We are happy to offer specials for the face, body, and that most basic of ingredients for any skin care routine: sunscreen.
Learn more here about the Covid-19 precautions in place at Esana designed to protect our patients and staff. On an unrelated note, the pandemic may have pushed the summer Olympics to next year, but before you know it we’ll be “enjoying” the distinctive sound of cicadas as this is their season to emerge from the ground in a 17-year life cycle and no virus will make them postpone! Chirp.
Lisa had been thinking about getting an upper blepharoplasty for several years but didn’t go through with it until this past year. Like many fifty-somethings, she is in a career she loves, finding it very rewarding and educational, but is working with a group of talented people that are younger than her. Although she eats right, exercises regularly and has always been told she looks younger than she actually is, she felt she looked “tired” at work and needed that fixed.
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“I wanted to get back into the gym and eat right,” she explains, “but it’s hard to get rid of old habits.” Lisa had started eating out more as she was dating her fiancé. An elementary school teacher, Lisa had also just switched to a new district and felt she needed to give “above and beyond” to make a good impression. There was hardly time for the gym between long hours at her new job and picking up her 9-year-old from school (it would be her second marriage).
As ESANA Plastic Surgery and MedSpa prepares to expand with the opening of a Guilford location, Dr. Pan and Dr. Davila reflect on what makes ESANA different and successful. Dr. Davila shared, “very few medspas are run by two fully trained and board-certified plastic surgeons. Furthermore, Dr. Pan and I share ethical views and a focus on quality that make our partnership strong.” Dr. Pan added, “We are confident in each other’s abilities and have our own niche specialties that allow us to always provide the best options for our patients.”
This month, we are thankful once again to be voted as “Best Medspa in CT” by Connecticut Magazine! What we believe makes ESANA different is not only our full range of services, but also the expertise and involvement of our two board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Deborah Pan and Dr. Javier Davila.
Are you aware that we have over 80 blogs on our website that is chock full of information on all of our surgical and nonsurgical options? By taking some time and reading our blogs on topics that may be of interest, you will learn that our doctors take patient education very seriously. (tip: You may want to forward this email to a friend who is doing their own research but hasn’t been introduced to our practice yet!)
Everyone likes a day at the spa. Being named ESANA Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we have heard the question ‘”What is a medspa?” more than once.
A medspa (or medical spa) is a facility with the capability of performing medical grade aesthetic treatments under the direction of a doctor, or in our case, two board certified plastic surgeons. Although both spas and medspas can be a relaxing experience, many people choose medspas because they provide treatments targeted to specific issues or concerns. Popular skin services at ESANA Medspa, that you won’t find in a regular spa, include microneedling, medical facials, and advanced peels or microdermabrasion. Body treatments include laser hair removal, CoolSculpting and Ultherapy.
Over the past couple of decades the search for improvement in appearance and preservation of a youthful appearance has shifted from a purely female dominated quest to one that includes men in increasing numbers. Following are the five most commonly sought-after procedures in our practice.
ESANA is a participating sponsor in the Billings & Barrett Holiday Food Drive which is benefiting the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven, CT. You can contribute food donations into our donation box upon visiting our office, or contribute a monetary donation by visiting this link.