Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center's team, which is captained by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rifai, enhances anatomical aesthetics with noninvasive treatments and surgical procedures such as liposuction and facelifts. Microdermabrasion wands zip over sun-hardened skin and injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm work to firm up facial surfaces and fade fine lines. The med spa procedures address a range of concerns, from unwanted hair to achy muscles. Furthermore, consultations at the center are always complimentary.
On an extensive résumé that boasts more than 25 years of experience, what stands out is Dr. Haitham Masri's distinction as Michigan's first board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He and other doctors helm his namesake clinic, each one wielding his or her own specialized expertise to focus on different parts of the body. Before beginning any surgery, they take as much time as necessary to answer questions and explain procedures with detailed brochures, slideshows, and diagrams.
Alongside the center’s cosmetic surgery specialty is the nonsurgical branch, where minimally invasive procedures geared toward enhancing outer appearances require less downtime. Aestheticians resurface faces with chemical peels, smooth wrinkles with dermal fillers, and man lasers to remove unwanted hair and leave bodies smooth.
Just before the entrance to Greenleaf Bodywork, a two-level garden box welcomes guests—its lower level filled with basalt stones atop combed white sand, the top sprouting young bamboo shoots. Inside the studio, this penchant for the elemental continues, surrounding guests with stone-tile floors, bamboo blinds, and treatment rooms where subdued lighting spills across the walls and the tapestries hanging there. Within these zen-like environs, Greenleaf’s massage therapists work their magic, healing soft tissue with modalities such as deep tissue, hot stone, and reflexology. They also offer couples massages, synchronizing Swedish bodywork between spouses' backs or helping rivals race to a state of relaxation.
Allure Medical Spa's wide realm of services keeps customers wrapped in beauty. Inside the facilities, which feature 30 patient-care rooms and small comforts such as a colorful fish tank, warm wood cabinetry, and tiled walls, guests can experience Dysport—an FDA-approved Botox-like treatment that helps defeat upper facial wrinkles such as crow's feet, between-the-eye frown lines, and worry-plowed brows. All appointments for Dysport treatments begin with a medical consultation and evaluation to determine individual needs and desired results. Then, in a procedure that takes about five minutes and features minimal downtime, the licensed and experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Charles Mok will erase evidence of disappointment and sad feelings with injections of up to 168 units—usually enough to treat most of the affected areas. Revitalized visages emerge from the procedure looking younger and fresher than newborn bread, although clients may experience minor bruising.
Of the more than 5,000 surgeries Dr. Pramit Malhotra has performed during his career, safety and natural-looking results have been his top priorities during each. To this day, the experienced plastic surgeon ensures these priorities by using advanced technology, including CoolSculpting by Zeltiq liposuction treatments, noninvasive dermal fillers, and quick-recovery postsurgery methods. These techniques have also helped Dr. Malhotra win such awards as Top Doctor 2010 from Realself.com and Best of Ann Arbor Cosmetic Surgeon in 2012.
The Wow Smile Express teeth-whitening system is a safe and painless way to brighten your smile and feign a darker haircut. Unlike at-home whitening products that only address surface discoloration, Wow Smile's cosmetic treatment tackles both surface stains and deep-seated tooth regrets, targeting the dingy evidence of coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and tobacco, a cocktail known in some circles as "the filibuster." During your 20-minute treatment, a Wow Smile–trained professional will apply a special gel that will catapult water and radical hydroxyl ions into the tubules of your teeth, breaking apart stains to reveal a smile two to six shades brighter.