Have you scheduled an appointment with a plastic surgeon, felt like a ghostly presence in his or her waiting room, only to be rushed through a meeting with a “consultant” instead of the plastic surgeon so that payment could be discussed? This factory approach to your crucial decision to have cosmetic surgery is not what you will experience in our practice.
At the California Center for Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on the expertise and warmth of our staff. More patients than can be counted have chosen us because of the immediate feeling of trust, compatibility and genuine caring that they felt upon meeting us.
Mrs. Linda Miranda has been working with Dr. Younai for over 23 years. During this time, she has become an expert about every plastic surgery procedure and treatment. Linda is a wealth of cosmetic surgery knowledge and is always giving patients advise and feedback to make sure that they are comfortable. Linda says that I want our patients to understand all aspects of their plastic surgery procedures and to feel that I am there with them through their transformation journey.
Having seen how plastic surgery has evolved and become mainstream over the years, Linda is also aware of what procedures work and which ones are just a fad! She has seen it all!
Dr. Younai pledges to answer each concerned patient’s phone call, at any time of the day or night. “It doesn’t matter where he is when his pager goes off – whether at home, a restaurant or an event,” says Laura, who has managed Dr. Younai’s office for many years. “He answers that call immediately. His concern for his patients, their troubles and their illnesses, is 24 hours a day.”
Laura regards her most important job as keeping the staff and ultimately the patients happy. “We really are a family here,” says Laura. “Each member of our staff is very knowledgeable and good at what they do – our work ethics are strong. And ninety percent of our patients tell me they find comfort in the warm environment here.”
Regarding Dr. Younai’s surgical skills, Laura says she would “trust him with my own mother.” And, she adds, there is tremendous fulfillment in witnessing his workday after day. “It’s nice to see the huge difference in someone’s life when Dr. Younai corrects something they didn’t like about themselves.”
Dr. Blaine T. Zaid, DO
Director of Anesthesia
Patient safety and comfort under anesthesia is the first priority of Dr. Blaine T. Zaid, the anesthesiologist who partners with Dr. Younai during the cosmetic surgery procedures performed at the Regency Surgery Center.
Dr. Zaid received his Doctor of Osteopathy from Western University of Health Science, and is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He completed his training at schools including USC, Boston, and Harvard Universities. He has extensive experience administering anesthesiology in open heart, trauma, and other “high risk” procedures.
“I believe in treating, not just heart and blood pressure, but the patient as a whole person,” he says. “The human brain is still the best technology.” He adds that he gets a “tremendous sense of fulfillment” from helping patients through procedures that ultimately boost their self-confidence.
Dr. Zaid says that his work at the Regency Surgery Center is done with the latest equipment, and with a staff superbly trained to monitor patients through the recovery process. “This is very important with anesthesia, where you must be very precise and constantly aware of coexisting disease processes.” With this level of professionalism and expertise, Dr. Zaid also directs other staff anesthesiologists in the care of patients.
“He’s so meticulous in monitoring each patient – he’s like a computer in that respect,” says Dr. Younai. Dr. Zaid has been working with Dr. Younai with plastic surgeries since 1999. Dr. Younai also says that “I have tremendous respect for Dr. Zaid’s abilities as an expert anesthesiologist, as well as being a descent, caring, and honest physician. After all, he is the one that gave anesthesia to my wife and my mother for their surgeries.” With such a personal recommendation, you should also feel secure with your anesthesia care.
Karla Timm, LVN
Director of Nursing
Ms. Timm has been working with Dr. Younai and his patients for at least a decade. She loves working with patients before and after surgery. As a recovery room nurse, she makes sure that patients are comfortable and safe. Besides caring for patients in recovery room, she does follow-up calls to patient’s home after surgyery to make sure that they are doing well and have all their questions answered.
Having had some of the plastic surgery procedures herself, Karla is very familiar with what patients are going through after surgery and is always there for support.
Outside of work, Karla, enjoys hiking. According to her one of her best hiking trips were when the entire office staff went on a hiking trip to Sonoma!
Cosmetic Surgery Consultant
As a cosmetic surgery consultant, Ms. Osborn, is in close contact with patients who are inquiring about different plastic surgery procedures. She helps to educate them about what each cosmetic procedure involves and what it achieves. She is always happy to answer any questions and to assist patients in the clinic before and after surgery.
Alisia has had a few surgeries by doctor Younai, which enables her to share her experience with patients in the most genuine way possible.