Euler center explained by Doctor Dallaserra, plastic surgeon and founder of the center.
What types of surgery are you specialized in?
“I specialize in plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery and aesthetic medicine. I’ve been practicing for twenty years. Medical issues such as breast reconstruction after cancer, skin tumor removal or hand surgery can be treated in my center. Another area of expertise is in cosmetic surgery such as body contouring and rejuvenation.”
What does cosmetic surgery mean to you?
“Due to a growing demand from patients, I have expanded my highly specialized practice of cosmetic surgery. The center’s outstanding reputation, which grew entirely by word to mouth, is a result of patient satisfaction and respect from colleagues. The trust built over the years with patients and colleagues has contributed to the growth of my practice. Consequently, cosmetic surgery has become an integrate part of my work.
In my opinion, cosmetic surgery is even more difficult than plastic surgery, due to psychological issues. They must be fully understood and evaluated before an operation. Cosmetic surgery is an option for patients in good health, who wish to look younger, thinner or simply prettier.”
Understanding the patients’ expectations
“Understanding what the patient expects from the operation in psychological terms is one of the most important aspects of cosmetic surgery. It is not up to the plastic surgeon to assess whether or not the patient’s new breast, thigh or arm looks right. What is important is that the patient accepts his or her body, and is satisfied with the operation. This complex aspect can only be addressed through experience. During an appointment, the plastic surgeon must understand the patient and his (her) expectations. Only then can he explain, with words, pictures or photos, what can be achieved. With a clear idea of the potential results, the patient can then decide if he or she wants to have a surgery. However, when the patient’s expectations cannot be met, the plastic surgeon will sometimes decide not to operate.”
“My interest in plastic surgery has steadily increased over the years I have been practicing. Because of innovations in surgical techniques and technology, the art of manipulating tissues and fat has become a true medical specialty. Whereas twenty years ago liposuction was only about removing fat. Today, however, we can actually use liposuction to shape fat: this gives the plastic surgeon many more options. Our scientific knowledge of fat, the way it is deposited and how it reacts now enables us to achieve better results, and to become more realistic about what can be offered to our patients.”
Ageing and plastic surgery
“We also better understand what can be done about ageing. Tests carried out on patients throughout their lives reveal how time can alter the human face: superficial tissue tends to dry, deep tissue collapses (ptosis), and fat can “migrate” inside the body. We also better understand what can be done against ageing. About fifteen years ago, a new field of plastic surgery called aesthetic medicine appeared. It is now a significant part of plastic surgery, and is a useful tool to achieve natural and proportionate results, even during facelifts. When performing facelifts, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or nose jobs (rhinoplasty), plastic surgeons should be more aware of the wide range of aesthetic medicine techniques that can be available to make operations easier and improve the results.”
Why did you choose “rue Euler” in Paris?
“Euler center is located on “rue Euler”, near the “George V” subway station and the “Charles de Gaulle Etoile” train station, which makes access to the center easy for all patients. This peaceful and discrete center is a place that reflects my personality, and where patients can express their concern and expectations about aesthetic medicine, reconstructive surgery or breast surgery. I have created Euler center with Bruno Bazin, an architect, and decorated it in a way that reflects my personality. This way, patients can get to know me better, from the moment they arrive at my center.”
Where do you operate?
“I practice at the Elysée Montaigne private hospital, a well-known and reputable establishment. It is located on “rue de Marignan”, near “rue Euler”, and is within walking distance from my center.”
“I have also practiced at the La Défense private hospital in Nanterre for sixteen years. This hospital is member of “Générale de santé”. I chose the La Défense private hospital because of its location, but also because to me, working with a trustworthy team of anesthesiologists and technicians is essential. I have always been strongly committed to improving medical care and to providing emotional support to patients in the hospital. I only wish the front of the building were as impressive as its state-of-the-art equipment. My patients are hence free to choose between two hospitals, one in the heart of Paris, and the other near the RER A train station.”