Working with state-of-the-art equipment and a wide range of non-invasive therapies, Dr. Man and his highly trained staff harvest aches, pains, and injuries from weary folds of flesh. During the thermal massage-bed treatment, heated vibrations gently shake battered bodies, increasing blood circulation, sweeping out toxins, and speeding up the body’s chi. Blasts of pressurized oxygen define the hyperbaric oxygen-therapy session, in which high air pressure enables lungs to draw in greater amounts of oxygen. Although oxygen isn’t absolutely necessary for life, this extra shot of O2 is definitely beneficial—when circulated through the blood and cerebral-spinal fluids, it promotes healing and extends the time patients can hold their breath while relieving fountains of their change.
In Dr. Andrew Ress's long career, he's worked at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the country. Not only has the doctor earned degrees at Cornell and the University of Miami, but he also served as Chief Resident at the Mayo Clinic, and even held a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. In fact, he's made multiple contributions to the field of plastic surgery, co-authoring several peer-reviewed papers and even co-holding a patent related to the key ingredient in Botox.
It's no wonder then, that men and women trust the doctor and his staff to perform all sorts of complex cosmetic procedures, not just the ones that involve drawing smiley faces on their cheeks. Some come to his office for simple non-surgical services, such as medical-grade chemical peels or fat-reducing CoolSculpting treatments. Other patients seek more involved procedures, from face and neck lifts to tummy tucks.
Medical esthetician and certified permanent makeup artist, Teresa Dulong has more than 25 years of experience in her filed. Teresa offers a variety of services, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, photofacials, and skin-tightening treatments. Teresa also helps rejuvenate client appearances with more cosmetic-based services, including custom-blending foundation to suit individual skin tones and providing permanent makeup. In order to stay abreast of the constantly changing industry, Teresa attends conferences and seminars to learn new technology and deepen her skills.
South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery's board-certified surgeons harness the latest laser technology, including Smartlipo—a laser fat-reduction treatment that helps sculpt healthy, active bodies beset by lingering paunch. The all-inclusive package includes Smartlipo treatment on a choice of a small area, all pre- and post-op procedures, surgeon and operation-facility fees, any necessary recovery garments, and prescription laughter to aid recovery (a $3,500 value). Smartlipo enhances body contours less invasively and can result in faster recovery than traditional liposuction, and requires only general anesthetic to prep for a series of small, precise incisions, although local anesthetic may be used in addition if needed. In about 90 minutes per treatment area, a laser does its best Death Star impression on fat cells as a tiny tube gently sweeps up the debris. Simultaneously, the laser coagulates blood vessels to minimize bruising and swelling, and it may also stimulate collagen growth and result in a firmer, more toned appearance. Many patients resume normal daily activities such as washing the mail within a day, though strenuous physical activity should be avoided for up to 10 days. Most patients see results immediately and make complete recovery within a month.
Throughout his career, Dr. Zoran Potparic hasn't just studied the body of knowledge associated with surgery, he's also contributed to it; the doctor has authored or co-authored more than 30 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Little wonder then that the veteran doctor's beauty center is built around clinical and medical procedures, from rhinoplasty and liposuction to Skin Medica peels. Dr. Potparic's success with these procedures is reflected in his reputation; he's earned the title of NewBeauty Expert from NewBeauty magazine every year since 2005. His staff is especially helpful, too, because they can converse with patients or put a hex on a lazy mailman in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and Serbian.
Born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. John Michael Thomassen grew up with the dream of becoming a doctor. After studying mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Thomassen returned to San Juan to follow his passion and earn his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico. He spent six years completing an integrated plastic-surgery residency and fellowship at Georgetown University, and is now a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the South Florida community.
Thanks to his years of training, meticulous engineering background, and active role as a researcher, Dr. Thomassen has become an expert in complex reconstructions and cosmetic procedures for the face and body. He also offers a variety of aesthetic treatments, including wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers and sclerotherapy for spider veins caused by prolonged standing and emotional surges associated with watching football games on TV.