Dr James Fernau - Top Doctor: American Consumer Research Council

Dr James Fernau - Top Doctor: American Consumer Research Council


I'm James Fernau, and I'm a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and I have a practice of reconstructive surgery and aesthetic surgery. Patients coming and desiring correction of cosmetic concerns. We do face lifts, forehead lifts, blepharoplasties, neck lifts, breast augmentation, liposuction, and in addition to the surgical, we have the non-surgical side, which is laser therapies and Botox, and all types of soft tissue fillers.

We see a large range of patients. It maybe the teenager that needs Isolaz acne treatments for their acne. Or women hit their 40s, they're starting to get their eyelids tucked, and then face lifts in the 50s. We see liposuction in the 30s and 40s. When Tatiana presented to me, she was 10 years old, and she was from an area near the Black Sea in Russia.

She had a large tumor on her scalp in her face, which was partially obstructing her vision. I performed surgery on her replacing tissue expanders to stretch the surrounding skin, and then removed the tumor, and used the principles of forehead lifting, face lifting and blepharoplasty to reconstruct her. She obtained a very good result. She is doing fine. She is 20 years old. She wrote to us last summer, and she's very grateful.

Sherry's had Radiesse placed into the nose to enhance that area. She's had a Radiesse placed in the region under the eyes and the cheeks, that's placed on the bone for enhancement there. She's also had Radiesse placed into her nasolabial folds to soften the folds. Also in her cheeks, she's had Sculptra placed in the soft tissues to give added volume to the cheeks. In her upper and lower lips, she's had Juvederm, a soft tissue filler used to enhance the lips.

Of paramount importance when we have our meetings is integrating patient safety in every single new procedure that has been implemented, or we talk about, we always talk about patient safety. All of the Botox injections and injectables and fat grafting procedures are done in the office, for the patient's convenience.

There is a new procedure, it's called the Beverly Hills Neck Lift, and this is a minimally invasive procedure that involves several small incisions. Basically a suture which tightens all of the neck structures up, which can be performed in less than an hour, with very minimal down time and excellent results.

I think especially, in today's society where people are very busy, they're looking for lunchtime procedures, the Botox and soft tissue fillers really provide that type of correction for patients. We are located across the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel, and our phone number is 412-446-0391. Our web address is drjamesfernau.com.