In a profile for Plastic Surgery Practice's 2011 Top Docs feature, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Drehsen described how a person's entire facial expression, rather than just sagging cheeks or crow's-feet, is the object of his practice at Venus Clinique Spa by Clinique of Plastic Surgery. This comprehensive approach reflects his mastery of artistic composition, as well as his extensive experience, which is capped by more than two decades of sculpting the denizens of the Tampa Bay area, including mermaids built in sand. After thorough immersion in all fields of plastic surgery at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, he sought out specialized studies in hand surgery and microsurgery and developed a deft touch with children and burn victims during his residency at Morton Children's Hospital in Louisville. His steady hand is constantly innovating ways to harmonize features. He reimagined the face-lift to replicate the firm cheeks and stifling ennui of someone in their mid-twenties and repurposed clients' fat cells as catalysts for their own rejuvenation. Computer imaging helps his patients to see and evaluate what he envisions and then collaborate in the creative process. His practice has grown to three locations, two of which offer non-surgical aging solutions. There, medical aestheticians lavish complexions in carefully engineered Obagi and SkinMedica products while a nurse practitioner injects wrinkles and sagging cheeks with seven kinds of FDA approved dermal fillers and volumizers. Lasers work overtime at the spa, smoothing cellulite, routing unwanted hair and veins, and promoting even skin all over the body.
Licensed aesthetician Raye Toscano and her husband, Dr. Francis Toscano, operate Red Bamboo Medi Spa, a facility that marries aesthetic treatments with nonsurgical, medical-grade therapies. Their services, which recently garnered the spa a Best Aesthetics Practice award at The Aesthetics Show in Las Vegas as well as recognition in Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2012 Best in the Biz spa category, cosmetically enhance both the face and body. SmartLipo mimics liposuction treatments with fiber-optic lasers, and a four-layer face lift topically banishes dead skin with enzymes, glycolic acid, and mini exorcisms.
The rejuvenation experts at Ageless Integrative Medicine and Spa help clients look their best with an array of beauty treatments. For those trying to shed a few inches?or many, many milligrams?they offer noninvasive slimming services, including infrared body wraps, laser lipo, and ultrasonic cavitation. Weight-loss programs tackle fundamentals, such as calorie intake and medicine-ball-juggling tips, whereas bioidentical-hormone therapies address internal imbalances that may be lowering energy levels. Aesthetic treatments include traditional facials and microdermabrasions as well as radio-frequency face-lifts and beauty injections.
At Clearwater Laser Fat Loss, the technology can induce visitors to think they're in the future. Cold lasers work to reduce the body's surface area by prompting it to release fat at the cellular level. This procedure is less invasive than liposuction, and unlike gastric bypass or spandex that are 12 sizes too small, results in little discomfort, if any. Fat and cellulite can be flushed from the midsection, arms, thighs, or almost anywhere else on the body. Body sculpting sessions can be supported with whole-body vibration plate sessions and nutritional counseling by a knowledgeable staff member.
Using advanced cosmetic techniques, Dr. Robert Miles sculpts physiques and rejuvenates faces at Body By Design. The doctor has performed more than 6,000 liposuction procedures over the course of his surgical career, improving the way bellies look in bathing suits and the way thighs look in gladiator uniforms. An array of skin treatments exfoliate, rebuild collagen stores, and infuse the complexion with nutrients, while beauty injections tame wrinkle muscles and plump up fallen features.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Robert Miles has performed more than 6,000 cosmetic procedures?and pioneered a new one, which he dubs 3D Body Sculpting. The cutting-edge procedure has effects similar to liposuction, but without the hassle of general anesthesia. VASER Lipo contours physiques using ultrasonic waves, tightening the skin to prevent sagging, and liquefying or vaporizing fat, all during one procedure. The results can include a more shapely physique and sleeker silhouettes.