Dr. Delio Ortegon, the president and director of San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery, believes there is no set definition of beauty. As he explains in an interview on his website, aesthetic appeal rests not in a certain nose shape or specific earlobe measurement but rather in the symmetry and balance of the face and physique. The board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializes in reshaping bodies to enhance this pleasing proportional harmony. But before Dr. Ortegon ever picks up a scalpel, he learns his patients' goals and vision for themselves during in-depth consultations.
At Desire Laser & Medical Spa, Dr. Alberto Belalcazar harnesses high-tech equipment and 27 years of surgical experience in his quest to deliver tender skin from the ravages of free radicals and rebellious fuzz. Renegade follicles of all shades tremble under powerful pulses from the LightSheer diode laser, whose bursts of energy work to vaporize hair pigment with a precise wavelength. Although depilation sessions vary in length, the laser's ChillTip is designed to ensure the comfort of surrounding skin with continuous-cooling contact and the injection of microscopic mint juleps.
With 21 years of experience in invasive and noninvasive cosmetic surgery, Dr. Peter Fisher leads the San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center in its fight against wrinkles. The procedure starts with an initial consultation with Dr. Fisher himself, who explains patients' options and determines the best Botox battle plan. He then injects 20 units of Botox into key areas of the face during a relatively quick procedure, reverting crow's feet to smooth crow's nubs. A nerve impulse inhibitor, Botox does its work by relaxing the muscles that would otherwise crease facial skin. The treatment has a recovery period of a few hours, allowing patients to return to their daily routines shortly after their procedure. The effects of Botox can last up to four to six months and can be repeated ad infinitum. After the treatment, patients are free to use the follow-up in the same visit or talk with the doctor via telephone or in a separate office visit.
Dr. Daniel McGrath leads a trained medical staff who combat skin damage and signs of aging with noninvasive laser skin resurfacing, Botox, and laser hair-removal treatments. Dr. McGrath exploits the beauty industry's technological developments to the utmost, wielding Fraxel lasers that create thousands of tiny holes in the skin to stimulate the body's natural healing process to create a brand-new surface, and laser hair removal that can vanquish unwanted hair from any part of the body. LipoLaser treatments aim to shrink circumferences with cold lasers that circumvent skin tissue entirely, leaving it undamaged as the energy bereaves fat cells of their triglycerides and stores of water balloons. The staff welcome clients for a free skin evaluation, during which a clinician listens to concerns and helps devise an effective treatment plan.
After spending 18 years refining his craft at hospitals across the country and earning a trio of board certifications, Dr. Venkat Erella brought his talents to Aspasia Medical Solutions in 2009. The body-contouring expert headlines a cast of medically trained beauty-boosters that augments human hides with cosmetic treatments, such as tummy tucks, body lifts, and patchwork for sumo suits with holes poked in them. The clinic also specializes in a slew of noninvasive aesthetic procedures including cellulite laser treatments, wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenation. During complimentary consultations, Dr. Erella talks clients through all viable treatment options to best achieve the desired results.
Dr. Lawrence Broder of Beleza Med Spa began his 16-year career in surgery and primary care, but has shifted his dedication to medical aesthetics, helping people reshape their bodies and evade signs of aging. He continues to build on his surgical knowledge with coursework and bihourly games of Operation, and has slimmed more than 500 physiques with laser-driven SmartLipo and smoothed hundreds of complexions with DOT (dermal optical thermolysis) resurfacing treatments. Dr. Broder supervises each of Beleza's locations, ensuring that every confidence-boosting injection, augmentation, lift, and peel is done with expertise and professionalism.