A trio of physicians?a dermatologist, an ophthalmic surgeon, and a plastic surgeon?keeps watch over both DermaBare offices, warding off signs of aging from wrinkles to cellulite. Registered nurses aim to obliterate unwanted hair at the root using one of three advanced laser hair-removal machines: the Lumenis LightSheer Duet, Candela GentleLase, and GentleLase Pro. Heated energy rays can also be pointed at faces to help encourage collagen production or send spider veins scattering off of legs and underneath the floorboards. DermaBare's other aesthetic treatments include dermal fillers, chemical peels, and plastic surgery treatments such as breast augmentation and rhinoplasty.
Not many plastic surgeons are also inventors. But Dr. Arian Mowlavi, founder of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, designed a contraption called the "Mowlavi Umbilicator," which makes the newly formed innie belly buttons resulting from his tummy tucks look completely natural in a bikini or stuffed with lint. In addition to lifting and tucking tummies, the board-certified plastic surgeon can surgically enhance nearly any area on the face or body that is causing its owner strife. He conducts many of these procedures in his Laguna Beach outpatient surgery center, which features an operating room and recovery suites, as well as discreet entrances and waiting areas to ensure patient privacy.
Dr. Ali Sepehr has spent his entire career focused on the human face. While other doctors dabble in a variety of fields, he felt that choosing one specialty would allow him to truly treat a patient to the best of his ability. This single-minded devotion has led him to train under renowned surgeon Peter Adamson, receive board certification, and earn the 2010 Reuther Kris Conrad Merit Award for outstanding achievement in his field. He demonstrates his expertise at The OC Center for Facial Plastic Surgery by performing a variety of facial treatments, from liquid face-lifts and Botox injections to eyelid lifts and brow surgeries.
Overseen by a board-certified physician, the technicians at Derm Refresh Skin & Laser Center help clients refine their appearances with age-defying med-spa services. Their treatment rooms bristle with such equipment as a Sciton BroadBand Light system and a particle-free DermaSweep microdermabrasion wand, both of which help conceal imperfections and leave visitors looking as young as the tadpoles swimming in the Fountain of Youth. In addition to performing beautification procedures, the staff can outfit guests with invigorating skincare products from Obagi, SkinMedica, and Clarisonic.
Orange County Plastic Surgery combines a comfortable environment with the latest technology in cosmetic surgery to deliver an array of services to clients. A staff of experts approach bodily reconstructions and alterations with a deft hand and use computer imaging systems to preview the outcome of surgical procedures. The extensive repertoire of beauty-boosting procedures includes lifts, tucks, and other surgical routines, as well as noninvasive methods such as skin-resurfacing facials and laser hair removal. Eschewing the typical clinical environment of Orwellian blandness and expressionless robo-nurses, Orange County Plastic Surgery boasts a lavish and warmly lit italianate interior replete with oil paintings, bas-reliefs, and exposed woodwork galore. The friendly and knowledgeable front-office staff, greet all potential patients and happily field any questions or concerns they might have.
Dr. Sid Mirrafati is so experienced in breast augmentation surgery, you might say he wrote the book on it. Well, maybe not the whole book, but a chapter in the medical text Breast Augmentation: Principles and Practice, in which he explains the water-powered hydro-dissection technique. He has also published books on abdominoplasty and liposuction, as well as one on face-lifts, neck lifts, and other facial surgeries.
In his time away from his ink pot and feathered quill, he has performed more than 17,000 cosmetic surgery procedures, ranging from breast augmentations, reductions, and lifts to tummy tucks, face-lifts, and nose jobs. His clinic, Mira Aesthetic Medical Center, also offers nonsurgical services such as beauty injections, laser skin resurfacing, and laser hair removal.