More than 8,000 miles separate Manila from Dallas, a journey that board-certified plastic surgeon Alfedo Rodriguez made in stages. It began at the University of Santo Tomas where he earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate and set himself up for a residency of general surgery at the University of Philippines. In New Jersey, he established his US credentials with a residency in general surgery before completing a residency in plastic surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland. He first arrived in Dallas as the chairman of the department of surgery at Dallas Regional Medical Center before opening Southwest Plastic Surgery Center. At the center, he and his staff perform liposuction and cosmetic surgeries along with less-invasive options for rejuvenation such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Dr. Rodriguez is equally adept at matters of function as of form: he also specializes in hand surgeries that alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive-stress injuries.
Led by owner Kimberly Thompson, an entrepreneur, mother, writer, and former model, the clinical staff at Shangri-la Medispa helps busy clients to look and feel their best. A physician tends to both their inner and outer needs by administering cosmetic fillers and overseeing the weight-management program. An experienced medical aesthetician fine-tunes appearances with laser and microcurrent treatments, chemical peels, and waxing. The medispa has also developed its own product line, Shangri-La Skin By Kim. The team also includes a registered nurse who can advise patients on their treatment options or answer any questions, from “how much downtime is required?” to “is the human appendix an extraterrestrial tracking device?”
The crew performs services in whimsically themed treatment rooms filled with shabby-chic tables and dressers. Clients can relax in spaces decorated with such touches as a colorful London sign and lamps that resemble the Eiffel Tower and an antique streetlamp. In the black-and-white facial room, a picture of Marilyn Monroe glamorously oversees skincare treatments.
When clients want to find out the exact expertise of cosmetic surgeon Warren J. Katz, MD, at Aesthetica Medi-Spa, they don't just have to look at the happy faces coming out of his clinic. Instead, they can find his work in a number of media, including his numerous scholarly articles and magazine contributions. His 25 years of experience give him a keen eye and steady hand, which help him provide beautiful, youthful results to his clients. He specializes in everything from noninvasive medical-grade facials that refine and smooth the skin to full surgical procedures, such as tightening jawlines with face-lifts or removing unwanted fat with liposuction. He also leads a team of aestheticians, who help clients keep their skin soft, unlined, and date-stamp free with Dr. Katz's brand of anti-aging skincare.
Rejuve Med Spa isn't just endorsed by its own team—an impressively eclectic array of experts, including two surgeons and several licensed aestheticians and certified laser technicians. The spa is also endorsed by some of the most famously beautiful women in Texas: the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. While the spa's treatments can't turn every client into a pro dancer, its experts can prep any physique for the spotlight with services such as FDA-approved Fraxel skin resurfacing—a treatment that minimizes wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage on skin of all types. Other treatments range from microdermabrasion and laser hair removal to laser lipo and awake breast augmentation.
Dr. Forrest Brown has been a leader in dermatology for over 30 years. A native of Denton, Texas, he has consistently been a pioneer of new and specialized techniques for skin care and the medical treatment of dermatologic malignancies.
Supervised by Jeffrey Adelglass, M.D. and Director of Aesthetics Barbara Adelglass, L.E., the staff of SKINTASTIC expertly blends art and science to achieve optimal skin rejuvenation and image correction, utilizing the latest most effective medical and surgical procedures, facial fillers and pharmaceutical-strength products