Renown for Facial, Breast and Body Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Schneider is a pioneer in advancing the axillary incision for saline and silicone breast augmentation. He has offered state of the art laser surgery since 1994. Patients from around the world visit the practice each year.
"I chose plastic surgery because before this, I did an extensive amount of drawing and sculpting," says Dr. Manuel Peña. Because of these artistic talents, Dr. Peña sees the aesthetically pleasing potential of each of his patients, and because he's a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has the expertise to realize that potential. He does so in several ways—by lifting and defining drooping breasts, tummies, and buttocks, by rejuvenating tired eyelids and brows, and by doodling smiley faces on foreheads.
Dr. Peña gives back by volunteering for local and international organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Careforce International in West Africa, and Operation Rainbow in Central and South America.
Helmed by Dr. William Murtagh—a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience—the medically-trained aestheticians at Premier SkinCare & Spa beautifies clients with a varied array of cosmetic surgeries and spa services. Dr. Murtagh performs surgeries that include face-lifts, breast augmentation, and liposuction. The rest of the staff, meanwhile, performs anti-aging facials using the latest technologies, such as the Intraceutical Oxygen facial, which is ideally used post-microdermabrasion or chemical peel.
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.
Dr. Melinda Lacerna realized she had an interest in plastic surgery on volunteer mission trips, where she was able to see how plastic surgeons could help those less fortunate. When she?s not traveling to places like the Philippines and Ghana to treat children with cleft lip or skin burns, she works at LA Plastic Surgery and provides the same skillful, compassionate care. Her treatments include plastic surgery of the face and body as well as less invasive beauty treatments, such as chemical peels, European facials, and permanent make-up.
The folks behind Tropicalaser view laser hair removal as a necessity, not an indulgence. That's why, like a doctor's office, they try to accommodate as many clients as they can. To swiftly and safely shed unwanted hair, they use lasers from reputable companies such as Lumenis, Candela, and Cynosure. On-staff medical directors and laser technicians implement strict protocol to maintain responsible use. Laser-hair removal is available for both men and women, and the equipment Tropicalaser uses can accommodate all skin types. Other services offered include tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.