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.
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.
Dr. Deirdre Rhoad spent her childhood learning the skills she would eventually need as one of the Austin area's few female plastic surgeons. Her grandmother taught her to sew, and her piano teacher helped her learn how to hold her hands in a steady position. But though those two had an impact on her dexterous fingers, it was her parents and siblings who instilled in her a deep sense of empathy and inspired her to help women feel less self-conscious.
At Rhoad to Beauty MedSpa, the board-certified plastic surgeon and spa medical director Dr. Deirdre Rhoad and her staff do just that with noninvasive skincare services. Molly Teeple removes spider veins and acne, and boosts collagen production with photofacials. To smooth wrinkles, she injects dermal filler into laugh lines, and they slough off dead skin cells with medical microdermabrasion.
Getting a sinusplasty, septoplasty, or tonsillectomy sounds serious, but double board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Daniel J. Leeman works to make his procedures as noninvasive as possible. When sinusitis sufferers come to him for help, he may be able to treat them with a balloon stint instead of immediately performing surgery. Similarly, during turbinate reduction, he avoids cutting any skin at all; like the best whistling routines, this procedure is performed entirely inside the nostrils. That kind of care speaks to the Center’s dedication to getting patients healthy, and as quickly as possible. The doctor’s skill set doesn’t stop at the ear, nose, and throat, either. He also eases fine lines and wrinkles with Botox injections and addresses treatments for sinus and migraine headaches.