After honing his skills during a specialized plastic-surgery training program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Paul F. Fortes has gone on to earn kudos in Houston for his body-shaping services and anti-aging treatments. The philosophy that drives his practice is one of maximizing results while minimizing risks, which in some cases means nixing a procedure for which a person is not a good candidate. He builds close relationships with his patients, supporting them both professionally and emotionally as they go through their tummy tucks, nonsurgical face lifts, fang sharpenings, and rhinoplasties.
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Abdel Kader Fustok, is a worldly man. A Syrian native, the doctor began an educational journey in 1962 that brought him from Lebanon to France, but it wasn't until after receiving his medical degree in the early 1980s that Dr. Fustok decided to take one more trip across the world. His final destination: Houston. Since 1982, Dr. Fustok—a member of the Texas Medical Association and Rotary International Health Foundation—has contoured bodies at his private plastic-surgery practice, Institute of Cosmetic Surgery. But to stay ahead of the beauty curve, Dr. Fustok relies on noninvasive med-spa treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing and dermal fillers. Outside the office, the doctor's personal publications enlighten the medical world on advanced breast-reconstruction techniques, hair-replacement surgery, and how to outsmart Father Time with a stopwatch and blindfold.
Medical Doctor is the most recognizable of Michel Siegel's titles, but it doesn't describe all of the expertise he possesses. He also holds double board certification as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an otolaryngologist, a surgeon who works on the head and neck. At his surgical practice, he works exclusively on faces, priding himself on providing natural-looking results to his patients. There, he and his staff also provide B12 injections, laser hair removal treatments, skin peels, face lifts, and free smiles.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular service: Facial Rejuvenation
Brands Used: Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, Latisse, Dr. Siegel's Skin System
At the Smith Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Kevin Smith––a physician with board certifications in otolaryngology as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery––helps his patients live happier and healthier lives by using advanced medical procedures to either alleviate pain or refine individuals' appearances. Dr. Smith's surgical methods can help accentuate a person's natural features by reshaping noses, ears, foreheads, eyelids, or hairstyles. Additionally, these surgeries can correct the structural issues that antagonize conditions such as sleep apnea, chronic sinus pressure, or migraine headaches. Not every appointment has to include surgery, though. The practice also offers noninvasive treatments that use a cosmetic laser system to improve the skin's overall tone and texture.
Dr. Fred Mattioli has performed more than 30,000 laser procedures and been named one of the International Association of Healthcare Professionals’ Top Ophthalmologists for 2012–2013. At his clinic, Mattioli Vision Professionals, the doctor draws on his experience to perform seamless, blade-free LASIK surgeries, which help patients avoid wearing glasses or taping telescopes to their faces. The clinic’s implantable lenses, meanwhile, alleviate fuzzy vision in much the same way as contacts do, except that they rest just inside the eye rather than outside of it. The team also screens for common eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, and Dr. Mattioli can discuss the results with patients in English or fluent Spanish.
Dr. Derek Lou and the team at Lou Plastic Surgery believe that the most important part of any plastic surgery procedure is communication. The staff ensures that they explain the risks and benefits of each treatment in straightforward, non-technical language so that visitors can better reach an informed decision. They can then perform facial surgeries to mold features to match clients' desires, or provide body treatments such as liposuction to contour frames. Less invasive laser-light procedures are used to tighten skin, banish unwanted hair, and finally convince skeptical time travelers that they've arrived in the world of tomorrow.