For those wondering whether or not they need vision-correction surgery, the staff at Feinerman Vision Center has developed an online quiz as the first step in a comprehensive consultation process. After answering a series of questions—such as “Would your career activities improve if you were to be less dependent on glasses?” and “Are you sure your glasses wouldn’t be jealous?”—prospective patients are told what vision-correction techniques might be best for them.
Of course, no surgery takes place until board-certified surgeon Dr. Gregg Feinerman confirms the quiz’s notions during a follow-up consultation. Dr. Feinerman specializes in both LASIK and cataract surgery. He uses high-tech equipment to sharpen eyesight, including a blade-free LASIK procedure that relies solely on lasers to reshape the cornea. During Crystalens surgery, a different type of vision-correcting treatment, he replaces the eye’s natural lens with a new, flexible one. Many of his treatment methods, which also include custom cataract surgery, take about 15 minutes to complete and incur little downtime.
"The philosophy of this practice is to combine excellent patient care with evidence-based medicine," says board-certified plastic surgeon Hisham Seify, MD, FACS. Dr. Seify has conducted extensive clinical investigations in the field of endoscopic plastic surgery. He shares his evidence-based discoveries by contributing chapters to medical textbooks and instructing future generations of cyborg physicians at the UCLA School of Medicine. At Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Seify takes the time to explain the pros and cons of procedures so that patients can make informed decisions concerning their bodies. His services range from face-lifts, tucks, and augmentations to less invasive chemical peels and body contouring.
While patients dream of refined physiques in the waiting room, sunlight pours between gilded curtains. On either side of the window, a flat-screen TV mirrors a painting of Parisian streets rendered in oils and vinegars.
The technicians at Jannae Beauty Institute—a leader in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures since 2007—use a proprietary, four-step process to make their beauty-boosting treatments efficient, effective, and comfortable. First, they analyze clients' bodies in order to prescribe the most effective course of treatment. Afterwards, they offer recommendations regarding nutrition, lifestyle, and dietary supplements to promote overall health. Then they perform an advanced med-spa procedure using cutting edge technology—whether it's radio-frequency photonics for a facial or a laser pointer for a play date with a kitten. Jannae Beatuy Institute's procedures have led to them being featured on Good Day LA. Finally, the staffers make sure to design a maintenance plan so the procedure's results last over a longer period of time.
Since 1997, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Ferzaad Moosa has performed more than 60,000 LASIK procedures, gaining a level of expertise that inspired Top 10 LASIK to name him one of California's 10 best surgeons. After receiving his MD from Harvard Medical School, the doctor served an internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA and completed a three-year residency at the esteemed Doheny Eye Institute.
Dr. Moosa corrects nearsightedness and farsightedness with increasingly advanced laser systems, employing wavefront-optimized technology to automatically compensate for the curvature of the cornea while reducing negative side effects such as poor night vision or spontaneous disco-ball mirages. The machine also tracks the position of the eye 200 times every second, instantly pausing if it moves out of range.
Though Laser Eye Center has been around since 1986, its technology is nothing less than modern. Treatment rooms at the five surgery centers boast Allegretto Wave and IntraLase FS Laser systems, developed to reduce near and farsightedness, as well as astigmatisms and blinks stuck mid-morse code. But just as important as the technology are the surgeons, who have completed extensive training to pilot these systems and perform other sight-bolstering treatments. It's these factors that have helped surgeons, both past and present, perform over 200,000 vision-correction procedures.
Dr. Faraz Valaie and his team of registered nurses at Pacific Cosmetic Medical Center know that the vast number of aesthetic treatments out there can be daunting. They also realize that while some patients may desire an aggressive image transformation, others want subtle, minimally invasive improvement. Dr. Valaie also helps clients determine which ones are right for them with honest guidance and in-depth education during a detailed consultation.