Cosmetic

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SHAWNA CHRISMAN, NP

I combined my passion for medicine, entrepreneurship, and my love for aesthetics and started Destination Aesthetics Medical Spa in November, 2011, as a solo provider and developed it into one of the fastest growing medical spas in the country.

Destination Aesthetics started in a 140 sq. ft. office and expanded into 4 locations in the Sacramento area with 30+ employees in 8 years. At the end of 2019, Destination Aesthetics was ranked the #5 Allergan® (manufacturer of BOTOX®, Juvederm®) account in the nation out of 24,000+ accounts nationwide and was voted the#1 Best Medical Spa by Sacramento Magazine in 2018 & 2019.

Destination Aesthetics continues to be recognized as Northern California’s premier medical spa. In addition to Destination Aesthetics Medical Spa, I opened Destination Aesthetics Beauty Suites (DABS) in 2018 under the same roof as the Folsom medical spa location which is home to 5 independent business owners in a salon-suite setting and the second DABS in Roseville in 2020 which is home to 6 business owners.

The mission statement at Destination Aesthetics is “To deliver inspiration, empowerment, and beauty through aesthetics art, passion, and love.” My personal mission is to eliminate the word “vanity.” Doing something for yourself that makes you happy is not vain. It’s simply empowering!

768 University Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 844-4913

https://www.destinationaesthetics.com

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DR TOM S. LIU, MD, MBA

Dr. Tom Liu is board certified and fellowship trained in aesthetic plastic surgery with an additional sub-specialty in microsurgery. In bringing the highest quality of surgical care and results to his patients, Dr. Liu develops a customized treatment plan for each individual based on a medical examination and personalized aesthetic evaluation. Dr. Liu earned his degree from Northwestern University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors and held membership to Phi Beta Kappa. He completed both medical school and business school at the renowned University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine through a highly competitive five-year program that combined an MD and MBA.

Dr. Liu’s passion for plastic surgery arose from a medical mission trip to Puerto Rico, where he helped repair congenital deformities (birth defects) in children. His surgical skills and business acumen allowed him to raise $10,000 for pediatric reconstructive plastic surgery in Puerto Rico. Dr. Liu graduated from the University of Chicago with Honors and was nominated for membership to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

Dr. Liu was then awarded the sole position for a combined general and plastic surgery program at the distinguished UCLA Medical Center, where he was drawn to aesthetic plastic surgery and microvascular surgery. He pursued extensive training in these two fields of medicine simultaneously during a prestigious sub-specialty fellowship at the Plastic Surgery Institute of San Francisco. There, he trained under the tutelage of the world’s leading plastic surgeons and learned advanced techniques in facelift surgery, body contouring surgery, microsurgery, injectables, and breast reconstruction, among many other procedures.

In addition to his clinical experience performing plastic surgery, Dr. Liu serves on the patient safety committee for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Much of Dr. Liu’s research is focused on cutting-edge breast reconstruction techniques and he has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and manuscripts for lauded publications such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

With an aesthetic philosophy grounded in achieving long-term results that look natural, Dr. Liu believes in achieving a patient’s cosmetic goals by enhancing their true beauty rather than transforming their natural character. When he is not with his patients, Dr. Liu enjoys the culinary arts, cooking, cycling, hiking with his dog Caesar, and spending time with his wife, a dermatologist.

Silicon Valley Institute for Aesthetics

(916) 831-7924

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DR. JEROME H. LIU, MD, MSHS

In addition to being board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jerome Liu also maintains an active membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He and Dr. Jerome Liu founded the Silicon Valley Institute for Aesthetics together, intent on offering patients an elevated standard of care.

As one of the few high school students to be guaranteed admission to the Brown University medical education program, Dr. Liu realized that he had a passion for surgery at a relatively young age. Upon completing his education at Brown University, Dr. Liu underwent medical training at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, graduating with high honors and membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Liu’s general surgery and plastic surgery training were both completed at the UCLA Medical Center, and his work has earned him a “Best in the West” rating from Us News and World Report. While studying at UCLA, Dr. Liu was recognized for his teaching abilities on multiple occasions, even winning a National Research Service Award grant from the National Institute of Health and the Veterans Administration. This enabled him to complete his master’s degree in health services research, during which time he also thoroughly investigated the quality of surgical procedures and healthcare in the United States.

Once he completed his Plastic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA, the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center and the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute (DPSI) offered Dr. Liu a position as an Assistant Instructor and Aesthetic Fellow. As he made his way through one of the most sought-after fellowships in the United States, Dr. Liu received specialized training in aesthetic plastic surgery, learning from some of the most accomplished minds in the industry, studying under international leaders, and practicing advanced techniques for facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and body contouring.

As either an author or co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and abstracts, Dr. Jerome Liu remains an active contributor to his surgical community. He has written extensively about topics like rhinoplasty, facelift surgery, brow lift surgery, Asian eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction, and the overall quality of surgical outcomes. His articles have been published in many leading journals and publications, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Breast Journal.

When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Liu enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, and particularly loves skiing, biking, playing the piano, and honing his martial arts skills.

Silicon Valley Institute for Aesthetics

(916) 831-7924