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.
Performing around 3,000 treatments every year, South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery aims to mend bodily botherations with noninvasive- and surgical-treatment options. Supported by a staff of doctors, nurse practitioners, and aestheticians, the center employs two plastic surgeons, each with roughly 30 years of experience. Before performing any surgery, these doctors meet with patients to discuss their expectations for the procedure as well as their medical history. For its noninvasive med-spa services, the aestheticians use medical-grade products or injectable dermal fillers to even out clients' skin tone. Additionally, the center features four different cosmetic laser systems, which can help to minimize the appearance of stubble, acne scars, spider veins, cellulite, or especially stubborn temporary tattoos
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.
Laser technician Christine, one of the many professionals on staff at Aqua Plastic Surgery, readies clients for beach season with gentle and effective laser hair-removal treatments. Armed with the Palomar Starlux Pulsed Light laser system, she zaps unwanted hair while the device cools the skin.
Led by Dr. David Rankin, Christine, and Aqua Plastic Surgery's team of beautifiers pampers clients with IPL Skin Rejuvenation, Medical grade chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, which gently remove the topmost layer of skin, and mini face-lifts, which tighten the skin without major surgery. They also use TruSculpt, a noninvasive body-contouring system first utilized by Michelangelo.