Education is key for board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marcus Crawford. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to receive extensive training in cutting-edge reconstructive techniques at MD Anderson Cancer Center, which eventually led him to volunteer for a mission with Operation Smile in Lima, Peru, where he worked to repair cleft lips and other palate deformities in children. He also believes his patients should be properly educated about the procedures they undergo at his namesake office, and so Dr. Crawford and his team discuss each treatment option during a thorough consultation that reveals each patient’s beauty needs and aesthetic goals, and chart the best course of treatment.
Along with cosmetic surgery for the face and body, Crawford Plastic Surgery also offers nonsurgical med-spa services that include microdermabrasion and wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers, such as Botox and Juvéderm. The office is also outfitted with disposable permanent-makeup equipment, which technicians use to tattoo organic, cosmetic-colored ink onto skin, thus defining the brows, lips, and eyelids, or camouflaging scars caused by a malfunctioning magical wand.
The Sclerotherapy treatment, which is designed for both men and women, begins with a methodical consultation and ultrasound to determine the best course of action. After the inspection, a board-certified physician feeds each unwanted vein a reasonably painless injection that seals off its lifeline, causing it to vanish and readying legs to participate in everyday kick-lines. Sclerotherapy requires no anesthesia so the mind remains nimble enough to return to work as an operator of heavy machinery shortly after leaving the comfortable confines at Georgia Vein Specialists.
For more than 40 years, the doctors and staff at Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery have worked to beautify clients inside and out with cosmetic plastic-surgery procedures. The center's three board-certified plastic surgeons don't just fulfill the required minimum to form a surgeon folk-rock band—they also furnish the diverse specialties necessary to lavish their patients with services ranging from facelifts and rhinoplasty to liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation. Meanwhile, an in-house anti-aging physician treats hormone imbalances and coaches guests on losing pounds through the hCG diet. The team also bolsters patients' appearances with nonsurgical procedures including facial injectables, laser hair and tattoo removal, and microdermabrasion treatments that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores stretched by spelunking freckles.
The interior of Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery conjures a sense of serenity with its rich wood floors complemented by walls in quiet earth tones such as forest, sand, and ozone layer. Contemporary artwork hangs over unimposing furniture in the waiting room, and a more formal reception space beckons visitors with pastoral art and an oriental area rug.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
Before co-founding her own medical aesthetics practice, Dr. Marcia V. Byrd studied the intricacies of cosmetic surgery under the direction of internationally respected surgeons such as Dr. Giorgio Fischer, the pioneer of modern liposuction. This venerable training combined with a 20-year career lends the clients of Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center peace of mind during any of the center's transformative aesthetic procedures. Byrd's signature Soft Beautification Peel helps to return complexions to their natural, youthful state by dispersing wrinkles, shallow scarring, and freckles, whether they are natural or the result of an extended nap on a book of braille. Injectible beauty enhancers such as Botox or Juvéderm iron out creases and fine lines, and body-sculpting procedures and laser treatments help to tailor and tone overall appearances.
Science meets art at North Fulton Plastic Surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist who has operated a private practice since 1998, Dr. Brian Howard commits to helping his patients achieve their aesthetic goals by recommending and performing an array of surgical as well as noninvasive procedures. Although their surgeries can affect dramatic cosmetic changes, Dr. Howard's technicians and aestheticians also enlist an assortment of cutting-edge technologies to yield equally impressive results from their noninvasive treatments. In addition to the Fraxel technology and the Q-switched Nd:YAG and ruby laser systems, the center also features devices that harness ultrasounds or radio frequency waves to promote spot fat reduction. Together, their medical and medspa treatments can boost patients' confidence by helping them look svelte and more youthful than the picture on their Big Wheel-driver's license.