Dr. Lawrence Broder of Beleza Med Spa began his 16-year career in surgery and primary care, but has shifted his dedication to medical aesthetics, helping people reshape their bodies and evade signs of aging. He continues to build on his surgical knowledge with coursework and bihourly games of Operation, and has slimmed more than 500 physiques with laser-driven SmartLipo and smoothed hundreds of complexions with DOT (dermal optical thermolysis) resurfacing treatments. Dr. Broder supervises each of Beleza's locations, ensuring that every confidence-boosting injection, augmentation, lift, and peel is done with expertise and professionalism.
Altering someone's appearance requires an intuitive, artistic understanding of the human figure as well as an extensive amount of medical training. At Personique, Drs. Robert Ersek, Randy Buckspan, and James Sheridan—board-certified plastic surgeons who have collectively treated more than 50,000 patients—embrace both aspects of their chosen calling. Their procedures combine equal parts art and science as they use advanced surgical techniques to contour waistlines, reshape features, reconstruct damaged areas, and help give patients the new look that they desire. As opposed to other medical centers, Personique exclusively uses local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, which provides a more comfortable experience without the potential complications of general anesthesia.
Personique's staff of medical professionals, technicians, and aestheticians also offer nonsurgical alternatives that still strive to create more dramatic results than typical spa treatments. These procedures incorporate cutting-edge technologies as well as clinical-strength skincare products, such as those by Vivitè and Epionce. Cosmetic laser systems help remove unwanted stubble or improve skin tone, IPL technology can minimize the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation, and noninvasive liposuction alternatives help patients banish stubborn areas of fatty tissues. Additionally, the staff members perform a variety of specialized chemical peels that can accomplish a range of goals, from unclogging pores and treating acne breakouts to leaving the skin looking as youthfully radiant as a car's first pair of turn signals.
Getting a sinusplasty, septoplasty, or tonsillectomy sounds serious, but double board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Daniel J. Leeman works to make his procedures as noninvasive as possible. When sinusitis sufferers come to him for help, he may be able to treat them with a balloon stint instead of immediately performing surgery. Similarly, during turbinate reduction, he avoids cutting any skin at all; like the best whistling routines, this procedure is performed entirely inside the nostrils. That kind of care speaks to the Center’s dedication to getting patients healthy, and as quickly as possible. The doctor’s skill set doesn’t stop at the ear, nose, and throat, either. He also eases fine lines and wrinkles with Botox injections and addresses treatments for sinus and migraine headaches.
Dr. Delio Ortegon, the president and director of San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery, believes there is no set definition of beauty. As he explains in an interview on his website, aesthetic appeal rests not in a certain nose shape or specific earlobe measurement but rather in the symmetry and balance of the face and physique. The board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializes in reshaping bodies to enhance this pleasing proportional harmony. But before Dr. Ortegon ever picks up a scalpel, he learns his patients' goals and vision for themselves during in-depth consultations.
With 21 years of experience in invasive and noninvasive cosmetic surgery, Dr. Peter Fisher leads the San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center in its fight against wrinkles. The procedure starts with an initial consultation with Dr. Fisher himself, who explains patients' options and determines the best Botox battle plan. He then injects 20 units of Botox into key areas of the face during a relatively quick procedure, reverting crow's feet to smooth crow's nubs. A nerve impulse inhibitor, Botox does its work by relaxing the muscles that would otherwise crease facial skin. The treatment has a recovery period of a few hours, allowing patients to return to their daily routines shortly after their procedure. The effects of Botox can last up to four to six months and can be repeated ad infinitum. After the treatment, patients are free to use the follow-up in the same visit or talk with the doctor via telephone or in a separate office visit.
To Imago Plastic Surgery's Dr. Aaron Mason, it doesn't matter if your last birthday cake had fewer candles than you have fingers or enough to light up a small auditorium; either way, you deserve to feel confident in your appearance. That's why the 18-year medical veteran specializes in both adult cosmetic and pediatric craniofacial surgeries. Not that surgery is always the answer; clients also visit the center to undergo less-invasive treatments, ranging from skin-rejuvenating facials to wrinkle-smoothing Botox cosmetic injections. Along with being a seasoned plastic surgeon, Dr. Mason is also an author, lecturer, researcher, and human being.