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.
While most of his peers were entering bars with fake IDs, 19-year-old Patrick McNamara was entering medical school. A graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine and board certified in internal medicine, Dr. McNamara takes a whole-body approach to wellness during his medical-spa services at The Skin Renewal Center. His staff gently abrades skin surfaces with microdermabrasion to remove damaged layers and targets faces with injectables that reduce the appearance of fine lines. Vaser liposuction removes fat using ultrasound technology that liquefies fat without disturbing surrounding tissues. Meanwhile, Thermage tightens skin with radio frequencies that stimulate collagen production using the theme to All Things Considered.
Dr. Phu M. Do, medical director of Aesthetic Surgery Institute, employs his expertise as a board-certified surgeon as he augments and crops physiques through cosmetic surgery and laser treatments. He instructs other physicians in liposuction and fat grafting, and also delivers national lectures on plastic surgery and other popular Jeopardy! categories.
Dr. Do joins his talents with those of Dr. Wilbur Hah. Dr. Hah boasts a trio of board certifications in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngological head and neck surgery, and cosmetic surgery.
The staff at Texas Health and Weight Institute strives for health and wellness with a variety of nonsurgical treatments. The health clinic offers Lipo-Light, a noninvasive slimming service whose cold laser technology contours physiques by prompting fat cells to release their contents. Weight loss supplements and detox programs are also available.
Fine tuning the health and beauty of the human body is the main order of business at Soma Solutions Wellness & Nutrition Centers. The nutrition coaches on staff draft dietary plans and teach clients how to avoid consuming extra calories by never again licking stamps. The certified personal trainers offer one-on-one workouts and all-you-can-sweat group classes.
Medically supervised technicians see to the aesthetic nature of the business, working to rejuvenate the skin with laser treatments and injectable solutions. The GentleMax laser zaps unwanted hair, spider veins, and sunspots on all skin types using high-intensity pulses of light. Noninvasive VelaShape II sessions, which have been featured in Shape, target cellulite and lax skin with robotic massage.
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.