Gordon H. Sasaki, M.D., F.A.C.S.
I am privileged that you have selected my aesthetic practice and its three integrated Centers of Excellence that focus on your aesthetic age-appropriate needs with evidence-based treatments. The Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center consists of the sophisticated medically-based InnoVessence SkinCare Center, advanced Nurse Injection and Laser Center, and the renowned Surgical Center that are dedicated to your safety and well-being in a comprehensive and integrated office environment.
In a surgical practice, it is understandable that the majority of potential patients seeks consultation about specific surgical procedures and a thorough evaluation of general aesthetic concerns. A considerable number of consultations, however, first enters the practice through the Nurse Injection and Laser Center, requesting guidance from our nurse specialists about Botox® Cosmetic or Xeomin™, fillers, laser procedures, underarm perspiration procedure, or skin tightening techniques. Patients also make appointments only for medically-based skin care needs at the Sasaki InnoVessence SkinCare Center. Although you may begin your aesthetic inquiries within one area, I encourage you to take advantage of the expertise available in other centers of the practice in order that we may have an opportunity to answer all your questions and provide you with specific and realistic options.
The entire staff is caring, professional, and dedicated to explain your options in a detailed, comprehensible, supportive, and ethical manner that provides you with sound medical information and advice in a nurturing environment. This professional approach can empower you to make the best decisions to maximize a procedure’s outcome, based on realistic expectations. Through all my years of academic and private practice, I believe that an informed patient will develop a lasting and healthy relationship of trust and loyalty.
I look forward to meeting you.
Gordon H. Sasaki, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Sasaki received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College, medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, general surgery training as well as fellowships in surgical oncology and breast cancer research at the University of Oregon Medical Center (board-certified in General Surgery) and served as an anesthesiologist during military service in Vietnam. After returning to Yale to complete his plastic surgical training and hand fellowship, Dr. Sasaki accepted a full-time faculty position at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He continued his academic career as Associate Chief of Plastic Surgery, Director of Plastic Surgery Research and Acting Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Hospital. Thereafter, Dr. Sasaki established his combined academic and private practice in Pasadena and is currently Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical School.
Dr. Sasaki is a board-certified member of plastic surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Lipoplasty Society of North America, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Founding Member of the Cell Society, International Society of Hair Restoration, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. Dr. Sasaki is also a senior member of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, American Burn Association, New York Academy of Sciences, and Society of Head and Neck Surgeons. As Visiting Professor, he was awarded honorary life-memberships in the Japanese Society for Plastic Surgery, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Surgeons, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and is an Affiliate of the Royal Society of Medicine (England).
Dr. Sasaki has published over 56 peer-reviewed papers in established journals, 54 chapters in recognized textbooks, and authored two plastic surgical books and five booklets.
As a nationally-recognized innovator, educator and clinician in plastic surgery, Dr. Sasaki is on the Editorial Board as an Associate Editor of the “Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery.” He has also served on the Editorial Boards of the “International Laser Journal,” “Annals of Plastic Surgery,” and "Aesthetic Guide" and was an Associated Editor for the “Selective Readings in Plastic Surgery.” Dr. Sasaki has published over 56 peer-reviewed papers in established journals, 54 chapters in recognized textbooks, and authored two plastic surgical books and five booklets. He has presented over 100 teaching videos on non-invasive, minimally-invasive and surgical procedures for aesthetic societies and was the Visiting Professor in Plastic Surgery 80 times in 28 countries. Since 1979, Dr. Sasaki has been a Medical Consultant to over 21 skin care companies and surgical device and technical industries in the areas of aesthetics and reconstruction. Dr. Sasaki has been selected as a member of the Teaching Faculty by the American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has given over 120 instructional courses to plastic surgeons, fellows, and residents-in-training at its annual national meetings. Over the past 25 years, professional education has been offered by Dr. Sasaki and his staff at his private office to 300 national and 56 international board-certified plastic surgeons, residents and fellows as well as national and international skin care providers, registered nurse injectors, and laser specialists.
While a medical student, Dr. Sasaki volunteered on the Ship HOPE that provided medical care during its stay in Corinto, Nicaragua.
Dr. Sasaki has served as a Section Chief both at St. Luke Medical Center and the Huntington Memorial Hospital. He is an active member at his primary hospital, Arcadia Methodist Hospital. He was also a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Wellness Community Center and presently serves as an honorary co-chairman and physician on-site for the annual Los Angeles Cherry Blossom Festival.
In 2004, he was awarded the Senator Daniel K. Inouye Cherry Blossom Leadership Award as well as a Commendation from the City of Pasadena for outstanding community service. Dr. Sasaki has continued to be active in the Japanese American Medical Association for Southern California, having served as its president for six years (1999-2004). During that time the organization established the annual Medical Student Scholarship Award and published a book, Silent Scars of Healing Hands: Oral Histories of Japanese American Doctors in World War II Detention Camps through a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, Sacramento, California. The publication of this historic book was initiated by the Japanese American Medical Association, working in conjunction with the U.C.L.A. Asian American Studies Center and the Japanese American National Museum. Recently, Dr. Sasaki was selected the San Gabriel's Valley Best Plastic Surgeon (2011 Reader's Choice Award), Los Angeles Magazine 2011 Super Doctors Award, and Pasadena Weekly's Favorite 2011 Plastic Surgeon.
Los Angeles Cherry Blossom Festival 2010
While a medical student, Dr. Sasaki volunteered on the Ship HOPE that provided medical care during its stay in Corinto, Nicaragua. He also provided his time and expertise as the team physician of sport teams on which his children participated.