Though cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Jeffry B. Schafer has been performing surgical procedures since 1978, over the past 15 years his attention has turned to developing and performing the latest noninvasive and laser-based body-contouring techniques. His SomaSculpt office is a Center of Excellence for both Cynosure and Palomar laser systems, and the staff has mentored more than 100 physicians and 20 nurses in laser lipolysis.
Dr. Schafer also created a superficial skin-tightening method, and he was one of the earliest US physicians to use the Body-Jet liposuction system. He even appeared on an episode of The Doctors to demonstrate its transformative effects and see a real, live applause sign in person.
For more than four decades, Soboba Medical Group's physicians have funneled their expertise into weight loss and nutrition, led by board-certified internist Dr. Allen Jay. Their custom treatment plans, based on each client?s history and weight-loss goals, incorporate medications such as nutritional supplements and lipotropics. Each plan facilitates initial weight loss, but also aids with long-term physical maintenance, preventing damaging yo-yo dieting.
To complement the weight-loss programs, the center offers supplementary treatments. Body wraps with vitamin B12, for example, are designed to relax and re-energize clients.
Not many plastic surgeons are also inventors. But Dr. Arian Mowlavi, founder of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, designed a contraption called the "Mowlavi Umbilicator," which makes the newly formed innie belly buttons resulting from his tummy tucks look completely natural in a bikini or stuffed with lint. In addition to lifting and tucking tummies, the board-certified plastic surgeon can surgically enhance nearly any area on the face or body that is causing its owner strife. He conducts many of these procedures in his Laguna Beach outpatient surgery center, which features an operating room and recovery suites, as well as discreet entrances and waiting areas to ensure patient privacy.
The weight-loss experts at A Slim Me MedSpa help their clients tackle unwanted inches with prescribed diet plans and noninvasive body-contouring treatments. Using i-Lipo technology, they target localized fat deposits with noninvasive paddles that rest directly against the skin and emit adipose-cell-busting laser energy. When combined with light exercise, plenty of water, and a healthy diet, these treatments may lead to trimmer thighs, flatter tummies, and arms suitable for flight.
From stretch marks to wrinkles, the pros at Renaissance Medical Aesthetics gently treat unsightly areas of the body. They tackle fine lines on faces with Botox and chemical peels and melt fat with a noninvasive laser. Retreating hairlines are pulled back to the frontlines with low-level laser therapy and the promise of a possible playdate with eyebrows.
A trio of physicians?a dermatologist, an ophthalmic surgeon, and a plastic surgeon?keeps watch over both DermaBare offices, warding off signs of aging from wrinkles to cellulite. Registered nurses aim to obliterate unwanted hair at the root using one of three advanced laser hair-removal machines: the Lumenis LightSheer Duet, Candela GentleLase, and GentleLase Pro. Heated energy rays can also be pointed at faces to help encourage collagen production or send spider veins scattering off of legs and underneath the floorboards. DermaBare's other aesthetic treatments include dermal fillers, chemical peels, and plastic surgery treatments such as breast augmentation and rhinoplasty.