Dr. Eric Li

Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Background

Eric Li, MD

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Eric Li, created CA Aesthetics from the ground up with the encompassing goal of providing patients with a safe, comfortable, and private space for premier plastic surgery care in the Bay Area. At his state-of-the-art practice located in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Li’s approach is straightforward -he treats every patient as if they were a family member. Patients of all ages, backgrounds, and genders are given the same compassion and respect.

From the moment you step into the office, you will find that every detail has been considered, to ensure that you receive the best possible care, with the most modern techniques, based on current trends. The staff respects and appreciates your decision to pursue plastic surgery with CA Aesthetics, and we will always strive to provide you with the best possible plastic surgery experience.

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Education

Medical Training & Experience

  • Bachelor of Medicine, McMaster University
  • Residency in Plastic Surgery, McMaster University, Ontario
  • Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Eric Li, created CA Aesthetics from the ground up with the encompassing goal of providing patients with a safe, comfortable, and private space for premier plastic surgery care in the Bay Area. At his state-of-the-art practice located in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Li’s approach is straightforward -he treats every patient as if they were a family member. Patients of all ages, backgrounds, and genders are given the same compassion and respect.

Getting to Know Dr. Li

  • Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, United States (11/2019)
    American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Canada (06/2016)
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • Physician and Surgeon License A149860
    California, United States (05/2017)
    Medical Board of California

  • Fluoroscopy License RHC 00203874
    California, United States (05/2018)
    California Department of Public Health, RHB

  • Expert Reviewer, Medical Board of California, 05/2023– current

  • Plastic Surgery Call Panel
    El Camino Hospital
    Mountain View, California, United States, 07/2018 – current

  • Plastic Surgery Call Panel
    El Camino Hospital
    Los Gatos, California, United States, 07/2018 – current

  • Plastic Surgery Call Panel
    O’Connor Hospital
    San Jose, California, United States, 10/2018 – current

  • Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, 07/2017 – 02/2018

    Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    ▪ Subspecialty training in aesthetic face, breast, and body contouring surgery, with world-
    renowned experts Drs. Graeme Southwick and Morris Ritz

    ▪ Subspecialty training in rhinoplasty surgery, with rhinoplasty expert Dr. Andrew Greensmith

  • Aesthetic & Reconstructive Breast Surgery Fellowship, 07/2016 – 06/2017

    Partners in Plastic Surgery of West Michigan
    Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    ▪ Subspecialty training in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, with world-renowned
    breast surgery expert Dr. Dennis Hammond

  • Plastic Surgery Residency
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    07/2011 – 07/2016

  • Bachelor of Medicine

    Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    07/2008 – 07/2011

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    07/2005 – 07/2008

  • Skate Flap Purse-String Nipple Areolar Complex Reconstruction. Hammond DC, Li YK. Nipple Areolar Complex
    Reconstruction. 2018 February. 517-526.

     

     

  • Juvenile Breast Hypertrophy. Hammond DC, Li YK. Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. 2019 May; 3 (XV):
    2993-3000.

  • Gynecomastia. Hammond DC, Li YK. Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. 2019 May; 3 (XV): 2984-2991

  • Abddominoplasty in the Overweight and Obese Population: Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction. Hammond DC,
    Chandler AR, Baca ME, Li YK, Lynn JV. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 October; 144(4): 847-853.

  • Facilitated Alar Rim Graft Placement with an Opthalmic Slit Blade. Li YK., Greensmith A. Plastic and Reconstructive
    Surgery Global Open. 2018 April; 6(4): e1721.

  • Keterolac May Increase Hematoma Risk in Reduction Mammaplasty: A Case-control Study. Barkho JO, Li YK, Duku
    E, Thoma A. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2018 March; 6(3): e1699.

  • The Modified Bull’s Born Upper Lip Lift. Li YK, Ritz M. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery. 2018
    August; 71(8): 1216-1230.

  • Commentary on: Effect of a Facial Muscle Exercise Device on Facial Rejuvenation. Southwick G, Li YK. Aesthetic
    Surgery Journal. 2018 April; 38(5): 477-479.

  • Commentary on: Liposuction-Augmentation. Southwick G, Li YK. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2018 March; 38(4):
    398-400.

  • Late Shape Distortion after SPAIR Mammaplasty Secondary to Seroma Induced Scar Contracture. Eichhorn M, Huang G, Fahrenkopf M, Li YK, Hammond DC. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2017 February;
    5(2):38-39

  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum Involving All Four Extremities. Hu J, Li YK, Choi M. Wounds. 2016 April; 28(4):E14-7.

  • Methodological guide to adopting new aesthetic surgical innovations. Thoma A, Kaur MN, Hong CJ, Li YK.
    Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2015 March; 35(3):308-18

  • A Systematic Review of Utilities in Hand Surgery Literature. Li YK, Alolabi N, Kaur M, Thoma A. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2015 March; 40(5):997-1005

  • Local Anesthetics for Skin Grafting and Local Flaps. Farhangkhoee H, Li EY, Thoma A. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2013 October; 40(4):537-549

  • Reporting the Level of Evidence in the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Why is it Important? Thoma A, Ignacy TA, Li YK, Coroneos CJ. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2012 Spring; 20(1):12-6

  • Five Things to know about…Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis of the Thumb. Li YK, White CP. Canadian Medical
    Association Journal. 2013 February; 185(2):149

  • Comparison of Trapeziectomy and Trapeziectomy with Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition: A
    Systematic Literature Review. Li YK, White C, Ignacy TA, Thoma A. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011 July; 128(1):199-207

  • Approach to Necrotizing Fasciitis. Li YK, White CP, Thoma A. McMaster University Medical Journal. 2012 Spring;9(1): Clinical Quiz 1-5

  • Tuberculosis Infection in the United States: National Trends over Three Decades. Khan K, Wang J, Hu W, Bierman
    A, Li Y, Gardam M. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2008 February; 177(4):455-460

  • Innovations in Breast Reconstruction. Li YK. Bay Area Cancer Connections. Palo Alto, California, United States.
    November 2018.

  • Complex Cases in Breast Reconstruction using Acellular Dermal Matrix. Ritz M, Li YK. International Society of
    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. October 2017.

  • Does Ketorolac increase the risk of Hematoma after Reduction Mammoplasty? A Case-Control Study. Barkho J, Li
    YK, Duku E, Thoma A. Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. June
    2016

  • Postoperative Antithrombotic Use in Free Flap Surgery: A Systematic Literature Review. Li YK, Bhagirath V, Thoma
    A. Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Victoria, British Columbia. June 2015.

  • Postoperative Antithrombotic Use in Free Flap Surgery: A Systematic Literature Review. Li YK, Bhagirath V, Thoma
    A. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting. Paradise Island, Bahamas. January 2015.

  • Xiaflex: Early Experiences at McMaster. Li YK, Dickson L, Thoma A. McMaster Plastic Surgery Journal Club.
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. October 2014.

  • Head and Neck Reconstruction. Thoma A, Li YK. Ottawa Resident Review Course. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. February 2011.

  • The Economics of Hand Transplantation. Thoma A, Li YK. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting.
    Cancun, Mexico. January 2011.

  • Comparison of Trapeziectomy and Trapeziectomy with Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI):
    A Systematic Literature Review. Li YK, White C, Thoma A. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting.
    Cancun, Mexico. January 2011.

  • The Natural History of the Dupuytren’s Nodule. McMillan C, Li YK, Binhammer P. Canadian Society of Plastic
    Surgeons Annual Meeting. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. June 2010.

  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections. Li YK, Thoma A. Department of Surgery Principles of Surgery Seminars.
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. March 2010.

  • Evaluation and Management of D1 CMC Disorders. Li YK, Thoma A. MacHANd Day of Evaluation & Management
    of Disorders of the Upper Extremity. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. November 2009.

Trusted by 1500+ Patients

“Had a really great experience here with Dr. Li and his staff. Everyone is very friendly. Dr. Li is very knowledgeable and takes pride in his work. It was my first time doing any sort of surgery and I felt very comfortable”

Melissa Yee

“Dr. Li and his staff made my breast augmentation experience flawless from the beginning to the end. When I first called the office I had questions about the process and … answered all of them.”

Arabella King

I’m very happy that I chose Dr. Li for my surgery. I’m extremely grateful for Dr. Li’s exceptional skills and aesthetic sense, which resulted in a very successful and satisfying outcome.

Maggie Huang

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As a double board-certified plastic surgeon with experience from across the globe, patients travel from every continent to see Dr. Li for plastic surgery. If you’re interested in taking the journey to the Bay Area, please check out our out-of-town patients page for travel tips and resources.

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