After seven years honing his skills in the general- and plastic-surgery divisions of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Dr. Timothy Mountcastle returned to his native Virginia to devote himself full-time to body beautification as head of Mountcastle Plastic Surgery & Vein Institute, now a leading vein center of nearly 10 years. Dr. Mountcastle couples a keen eye for aesthetic detail with years of experience in varicose and spider vein treatment, including the use of lasers, radio-frequency ablation, minimally invasive microphlebectomy techniques, and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Dr. Mountcastle also has extensive knowledge and practice in cosmetic and skin cancer surgery, as well as mole, lipoma, and cyst removals. A staff of top aesthetic nurses, physician assistants, and aestheticians help send facial wrinkles running with Botox and other facial treatments.
In a bright, spacious spa, Dr. David Moose, Dr. Suketu Patel, and aesthetician Gaynor coax clients' natural beauty to the surface. Some opt for surgery, as the center administers an array of oral and cosmetic procedures. But before going under the knife, the doctors take care to educate their clients about important questions to ask, such as What are the surgeon's credentials? or Are the plants in this office real or fake? The onsite med spa and laser center offers less invasive services, from laser therapies to chemical peels and injectable cosmetics, such as Botox, Radiesse, and Latisse. Whatever the treatment, the staff at Institute of Facial & Oral Surgery helps individuals to look their best, all while providing an individual level of care and professionalism that makes guests feel great, too.
As a published author and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Barry Cohen spreads aesthetic knowledge and prowess among patients at his state-of-the-art offices. Dr. Cohen and his staff aim to treat each client like family during surgical and nonsurgical treatments, all of which include complimentary consultations. These sessions may also make use of the office's preoperative computer imaging—software designed to show patients what can and cannot be achieved with surgery or masking tape. The office's adjoining med spa provides a tranquil retreat for rejuvenating waning complexions with dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser treatments. Additionally, Dr. Cohen's personal line of skincare products and tips from his personally penned books help maintain newly spruced mugs.
Dr. Drew Varano knows that practice makes perfect. That’s why he’s bolstered his experience with more than 650 thermage procedures and 1,200 Fraxel treatments. Inside Medical Cosmetic Enhancements, Dr. Varano and his team perform more than 5,000 treatments per year, many of which can be done in 30 minutes or less. The practice uses laser light to liquefy fat cells, remove unwanted hair, resurface the skin, and train secret agents to give a PowerPoint presentation. Dr. Varano's injectable treatments reduce wrinkles, and his medically supervised diets help clients lose up to 1 pound of fat per day.
After earning an undergraduate degree in natural sciences at Johns Hopkins and an MD from Columbia University, a desire to meld science with art motivated Dr. Paul Thesiger to pursue a career in plastic surgery. Dr. Thesiger, who was born and raised in Jamaica, followed his growing passion around the world for a year as part of a fellowship program, performing cleft-lip, palate, and hand surgery for impoverished children in nine countries. Now, in his private practice, Dr. Thesiger and his partner, Dr. Tavallali, constantly educate themselves on innovations in their field while beautifying faces and bodies with an array of procedures. Nonsurgical Endermologie treatments diminish cellulite, and visages glow brighter than a self-aware lamp after chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and Botox.
Dr. M.R. Khalifeh is a pretty busy guy. When the double board-certified plastic surgeon and former Johns Hopkins assistant professor isn't discussing plastic surgery on Fox 5 or publishing research papers and book chapters, he's performing tummy tucks, breast enhancements, and laser liposuction procedures that employ minimal scarring techniques. Dr. Khalifeh and his team have also mastered a number of nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. Five types of dermal fillers including Botox and Restylane plump fine lines and give lips a sultry pout, and laser resurfacing and chemical peels exfoliate the skin to make complexions shine like the North Star does when the galaxy has a voicemail.