Dr. Robert Hashemiyoon completed his undergraduate studies at the prestigious Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania. Graduating with honors (Cum Laude) from Penn he then attended the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

A nationally recognized expert, Dr. Robert was one of 6 distinguished authors of the medical textbook, Vein Diagnosis and Treatment, and has lectured all over the world. He has published several medical and scientific articles in journals and online, and trained physicians across the United States

He has been a pioneer in the fields of anti-aging and cosmetics. He is a member of the American College of Aesthetic/Cosmetic Physicians, the American College Of Phlebology, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Always been on the cutting edge of frontier medicine Dr. Robert has extensive experience with liposculpture under local tumescent anesthesia and Smart Lipo experience since 2007. He has performed thousands of such procedures throughout the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills area.

Dr. Robert has also been involved in weight control and health and body enhancement since 1991 when he was medical director of The National Health and Nutrition Institute in Washington, D.C. He treated hundreds of patients with moderate to severe weight problems using prescription strength medication and high protein meal replacement therapy.

Dr. Robert Hashemiyoon is now the Medical Director of several health care facilities. The scope of these practices is wide and varied but all are specifically specialized to serve the particular health care needs of the community.

Pacific Lipo is located in La Jolla, California. Rod Davis is Pacific Lipo’s Practice Administrator. Harrison Robbins, MD is Pacific Lipo’s Medical Director. Please contact Pacific Lipo at (858) 427-8899 for a complimentary consultation.


Meet Our independent surgeon, Dr. John W. Walker. M.D.


“Plastic surgery is the marriage of art and medicine. A good plastic surgeon sees the body as a sculptor does, but also understands its complexities as a physician.  I was destined to do plastic surgery. I grew up in a family of artists, and I love the visual arts. My vocation for caring for people led me to medicine, but I chose plastic surgery because it offers intellectual and technical challenges and artistic satisfaction.
I first studied medicine in South Africa, where I was born.  During my plastic surgery residency there, I was exposed to reconstructive surgery, head and neck, burn, microsurgery, and cosmetic surgery. Because of South Africa’s political and social instabilities, I left to continue my training with a research fellowship in the Cleft/ Craniofacial division at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and Residencies at Case Western Reserve University Hospital and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.
I have been in practice for over 10 years and have extensive experience with breast enhancement, breast reduction, male breast reduction, and breast reconstruction, tummy-tucks, mommy make-overs, eyelid surgery, neck lifts, breast lifts, face lifts, and scar reduction.  I am particularly expert in body sculpting, liposuction, and fat transfers including fat transfer to the buttocks (Brazilian butt lift).  I also am certified in wound healing.

I give all my patients individual concierge service.  I listen closely to their surgical goals, I pay attention to their health histories and body types, and I work with them to develop a customized surgical plan that will best achieve those goals, explaining the advantages and risks of different approaches.

I stay in touch with my patients after surgery, coach them through recovery, and give each one my cell phone number so that they can contact me with questions any time.
Whether my patients want to enhance their figures or to recover from weight loss, pregnancy, mastectomy, or other physical changes, I work with them to achieve the look they want and to build their confidence and quality of life.” -John Walker, M.D.

Pacific Lipo is located in La Jolla, California. Rod Davis is Pacific Lipo’s Practice Administrator. Harrison Robbins, MD is Pacific Lipo’s Medical Director. Please contact Pacific Lipo at (858) 427-8899 for a complimentary consultation.


Meet our independent surgeon, Dr. Sam Assassa, M.D.


Dr. Sam Assassa, is a nationally renowned non-invasive and aesthetic cosmetic surgery specialist. He is an associate member of the American College of Physicians, an affiliate member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, member of American Society of Liposuction Surgery and the President of the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, an association dedicated to revolutionizing cosmetic surgery procedures. He has been exclusively practicing aesthetic procedures in Beverly Hills since 1995. He has over 19 years of aesthetic cosmetic surgery experience and is an avid contributor to the global advancement of innovative liposuction techniques and procedures.

“I am committed to every patient and devoted to every procedure. My staff and I are dedicated to delivering the best results and service to our clients. Our patient’s satisfaction is a reflection of our success and this is why we strive to deliver the very best experience!” -Dr. Sam Assassa

Since 1995, Dr. Sam Assassa gained significant experience practicing aesthetic surgery and other groundbreaking procedures in Beverly Hills, California. He was one of the first specialists in the west coast to introduce the CosmoFaceLift™ procedure also called the “One-Hour Non-Surgical Facelift.”and Smart Lipo of face and body A fan of ensuring that his patients experience as little discomfort as possible, the introduction of the CosmoFaceLift™ and Smart Lipo procedures fit with Dr. Assassa’s desire to ensure that his patients received the best and most up to date treatments with a minimum of inconvenience.

Dr. Sam Assassa has performed more non-surgical facial and aesthetic procedures, than any aesthetic surgeon in Beverly Hills. His artistic talents are expressed by his outstanding results of restoring the youthful face contour and creating balance and beauty. Recently Dr. Assassa was a guest speaker on Volumetric Facial Rejuvenation at the International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery congress meeting.

Dr. Assassa received his medical degree with honors, and completed his internship at Loyola University-affiliated hospitals in Chicago and his residency at Case Western University-affiliated hospitals in Cleveland. He is a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine and regarded as one of the top experts in the field of minimally invasive aesthetic surgery. He routinely travels nationally and internationally to lecture and teach his techniques to other physicians and nurses. Dr. Assassa is an associate member of the American College of Physicians, an affiliate member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, member of American Society of Liposuction Surgery , a member of the American Mesotherapy Association, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine as well as serves on the advisory committee of the American Aesthetic Medicine Association. He is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr. Assassa’s skill in his chosen profession, and his excellent patient communication and care has led to his having many high profile clients. He takes a hand on position with all of his clients and enjoys the day-to-day interaction with people that his work allows him. Dr. Assassa has treated many celebrities from all over the world. His medical advances have been featured in Good Morning America, NBC, KTLA, and Univision. Dr. Assassa was featured in Star magazine, Angelino magazine, Beverly Hills 213, Beauty Cosmetica magazine, The New Zealand Herald, BeautySurgery.com, and CosmeticDesign.com, among others.

Pacific Lipo is located in La Jolla, California. Rod Davis is Pacific Lipo’s Practice Administrator. Harrison Robbins, MD is Pacific Lipo’s Medical Director. Please contact Pacific Lipo at (858) 427-8899 for a complimentary consultation.

Liposuction Financing Options

Are you considering a lipo procedure, but still saving up? With the financing options available at Pacific Lipo, you can book your procedure today and make payments towards your procedure with interested rates as low as 0%.

Financing is available through Advance Care and My Medical Funding. For more details about financing options and where to apply, visit www.pacificlipo.com.

Tips to Stay Fit Over the Holidays

It’s that time of year: The clock has turned back, Halloween is over, stores are preparing for the holidays and our diets go by the wayside.

Farewell, bikinis and salads. Hello, big sweaters and comfort food. All those yummy holiday meals will invariably add a few pounds that we’ll struggle to lose when the New Year starts.

How about finally putting an end to the seasonal cycle? Staying on track during winter means establishing healthy habits that will be with you throughout the year–habits you will celebrate as the sunny days return and you are ready to shed the sweaters.

Here are my top five tips to stay in shape throughout the holiday season:


1. Don’t stop exercising.
Shorter days, frosty temperatures, bad weather: Excuses are easier to find at this time of year. As a result we burn less calories than we take in, and the first pounds soon settle in.

The solution: Keep up your usual activity levels and, if need be, create a schedule to keep you from procrastinating. Opt for more indoor activities and reconsider what time of day you exercise.

2. Allow yourself one indulgence meal per week.
This might be the season of holiday dinners and office parties, but by overindulging on all of those occasions you run the risk of packing on the pounds fast. The trap? Telling yourself that because it’s the holidays you might as well relax and enjoy yourself — and that January will be the time for “starting fresh.”

The solution: Plan one pleasure meal a week. But whatever the dish, always have steamed vegetables in place of bread or potatoes. Counterbalance with some “light” days, with all-fruit breakfasts and enough exercise to sweat off the excesses of the table.

3. Eat winter fruits and vegetables.
Flu, tonsillitis, coughs and sniffles and other bugs: This is also the time of the year our immune system is under the most strain. If you’re not eating enough vegetables and fruits, you’re probably not getting enough vitamins and antioxidants. As a result, you end up fighting one winter illness after another and have little energy to move, let alone exercise.

The solution: Load up on seasonal fruit and vegetables. Gorge on colorful root-vegetable salads and steamed or stir-fried veggies. The choices might not seem as broad as in the summer, but there is plenty out there you might not have explored. Don’t hesitate to try something new.

4. Start with a soup.
Every winter the same thing happens: You get home from work or school cold, hungry and desperate for something hearty and warming.

The solution: Begin every meal with a homemade seasonal vegetable soup. Brimming with vitamins, minerals and fiber, it will fill you up before you tackle the rest of your meal. Prepare a big batch and freeze the extra so you’ll have a stash ready to eat in minutes.

5. Stay motivated.
How do you keep up the motivation when it’s cold and dark outside? Staying active and getting outdoors — even for a short while, preferably at the brightest time of the day — is by far the easiest solution to break the pattern of sluggishness. Did you know that no amount of indoor lighting can compete with the sun for boosting our energy levels? Even dull winter sun filtered through a thick layer of clouds is significantly more powerful than artificial lighting.

The solution: Make yourself accountable. Find a buddy and make a date to get outside. Nothing beats mutual support to remain motivated.

Thanks Livestrong.com for sharing this article.

ARNICA – Reduce Bruising and Swelling

Pacific Lipo recommends Arnica after your liposculpture procedure.  It is a homeopathic treatment that can help reduce pain, swelling, and bruising.  It’s offered as a topical gel and pellet form for your choice of preference.  They can also be used in conjunction with each other for maximum benefit.  Do you have an upcoming procedure or have recently had a procedure with Pacific Lipo, call us today to purchase your Arnica products on your next visit (858) 427-8899.

Candy Cheat Sheet

Halloween is just around the corner!

Here’s some Eat Right [NEWS] from Shape Magazine:

Just because you’re too old to go around knocking on doors asking for sweets doesn’t mean you can’t indulge a little on Halloween. Stick to a small portion with these treats, all under 100 calories, and you won’t be afraid to look at the scale on All Saints’ Day.

  • 2 HERSHEY’S MINIATURES (84 calories)
  • 6 STARBURSTS (87 calories)
  • 4 TOOTSIE ROLL MIDGES (94 calories)
  • 4 DUM DUMS LOLLIPOPS (100 calories)Candy-Corn
  • 13 PIECES OF CANDY CORN (91 calories) 

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How to Eat Healthier at Work

Like most of us, you probably spend most of your day at the office, sitting in a chair, working the clock away.  A recent article from caloriesecrets.com tells us “How to Eat Healthier at the Office”.

Keeping a healthy environment at the office is important for health and for weight loss goals, but for many people the work place can be a struggle to maintain healthy eating habits.  Follow these simple, practical steps you can take to create an environment that encourages healthy eating at work.


eating-healthier-at-the-officeIt may be a struggle to eat something before you head out the door in the morning.  However, making extra time to have breakfast, even if it’s as little as 5 minutes, may be worth the extra hassle because of the health benefits associated with eating breakfast.

One suggestion for why this happens is that missing a meal in the morning may make you eat more later in the day, thus over compensating your calorie intake.  Eating breakfast can help stabilize blood sugar levels in the morning and may help you make better food choices at work throughout the day.

Don’t have any time for breakfast?  Take a few minutes the night before to prepare breakfast.

Examples for a healthy breakfast include:

  • Plain oatmeal with fruit and ground cinnamon
  • Smoothie made with frozen/fresh fruit, green leafy veggies and dairy or dairy alternative milk
  • Egg burrito with scrambled eggs, veggies, cheese and salsa wrapped in a whole grain tortilla
  • Yogurt with nuts and dried fruit

Breakfast can be as simple as grabbing a banana and a bar on your way out the door.  Keep in mind when planning breakfast to include a protein source in the morning, as some research suggests this can extra help with regulating food intake later in the day.


healthy-lunchAvoid the temptation to go out for lunch on a consistent basis.  You will save money and be healthier by packing your own meals.

Don’t have time?  Pack your lunch the night before, possibly while you are also getting your breakfast laid out for the next day.

Combining a lean protein, healthy fats and fiber in a meal can best stabilize blood sugar levels.  Eating a healthy lunch can help you combat the urge to indulge on treats in the office or around other co-workers.


lunch breaksSchedule breaks for you to get up and walk around throughout the day, even if it’s just for a minute or two.  Research suggests sitting for long periods of time can be detrimental to health.

Sitting doesn’t burn that many calories.  Increase calorie expenditure by taking short walks, jumping jacks, body weight lunges/squats or walking up and down flights of stairs every hour or two (ideally) for 5-10 minutes.

If that is unrealistic, start somewhere, even if it’s a couple minute break every 2-3 hours.  Something is better than nothing.

Moving more during the day could also motivate you to eat healthier through the day.  If the urge comes to dip into the office candy dish, go for a walk around the office instead.


One reason eating healthy at the office is difficult is because of the many sweets and treats around co-workers desks and in the break room.  Instead of letting these things sabotage your weight loss efforts, alter the environment so the healthier option is easiest.

Move candy dishes and jars out of plain sight and on a higher shelf or in a drawer.  It seems too simple, but this little move can make a big difference on calorie intake.


nuts dried fruitHave healthy snacks in an office drawer, so when hunger or snack cravings hit you are prepared with options that aren’t sugar laden.

Store healthy snacks like nuts, dried fruit or whole grain crackers so you can munch on them when needed instead of sweets in the break room.


View the original article at http://www.caloriesecrets.net/how-to-eat-healthier-at-the-office/.