Dr. Ronnie N. Dawood and his staff at Sublime Medical Aesthetics & Dermatology treat patients with the care that comes from believing that "cosmetic surgery is never routine." Though treatments may have been performed hundreds of times, the licensed surgeon and physician takes nothing for granted?making sure to carefully look at each patient's medical history, current health, and reasons for seeking treatment before agreeing to perform procedures. The staffers pride themselves on staying current on the latest, safest practices, which they use to enhance fa?ades through nonsurgical or minor surgical procedures, including laser vein therapy, liposuction, and Botox injections.
Though cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Jeffry B. Schafer has been performing surgical procedures since 1978, over the past 15 years his attention has turned to developing and performing the latest noninvasive and laser-based body-contouring techniques. His SomaSculpt office is a Center of Excellence for both Cynosure and Palomar laser systems, and the staff has mentored more than 100 physicians and 20 nurses in laser lipolysis.
Dr. Schafer also created a superficial skin-tightening method, and he was one of the earliest US physicians to use the Body-Jet liposuction system. He even appeared on an episode of The Doctors to demonstrate its transformative effects and see a real, live applause sign in person.
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.
At Comfort Laser Clinics, experienced physician Samuel Sunshine, MD, and his staff of trained and licensed registered nurses oust unwanted follicles, tattoos, and inches with an array of treatments. The specialists wield powerful pulses of light to zap follicles for a fraction of a second, permanently stymieing their ability to sneak back onto bodies while disguised as fake mustaches. Permanent body art gradually fades under the exposure of the ConBio laser, while other laser treatments help to tighten sagging skin, hone in curves, and rid toenails of sprouting fungi or topiaries.
In the years prior to the full time launch of her first Create Total Wellness clinic, Nichole Lowe spent 80% of her time traveling for business, balancing stress and healthy eating. Wellness education and lifestyle support during this time was a key component to her successfully managing such a high-profile career.
In 2010, at the height of her corporate career, Nichole's husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and three arterial blockages that required immediate surgery. Though Nichole had long since demonstrated a professional interest in health and wellness throughout her career as a film producer and corporate executive, the inspiration that led her to dedicate her career to the pursuit of total wellness was this deeply personal one. She attended an integrative nutrition program in New York and started racking up certifications in other studies, such as anti-inflammatory diets and Ayurveda. It all led her to Create Total Wellness, where she preempts emergencies in other families by teaching clients how to live well before tragedy strikes.
At Doctor2th Esthetic & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Sohrab Rahbar and his team make smiles brighter and bigger through services ranging from teeth whitening and straightening to periodontal care, cancer screenings, and implants. But the staff aren't content to care for teeth and send patients on their way. Instead, they go one step further, cultivating an online presence that includes a hefty batch of educational resources. What is gum disease? What do I do if I chip a tooth? How long until my baby teeth learn to walk? These questions and others are answered online by Dr. Rahbar to help patients make informed decisions about their oral health.