Within Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Norfolk location, The Downtown Spa & Laser Center pairs the results-oriented approach of a medical facility with the relaxing amenities of a spa. Flickering candles gently illuminate the treatment rooms, where a soundtrack of natural harmonies surrounds patients with the soothing noise of rain falling or a park ranger learning to read. In the chambers, specialists wield laser-emitting devices designed to combat the appearance of unwanted hairs, spider veins, and wrinkles. With at least one aesthetician always on site, the center's staff also uses medical-grade skincare treatments to do everything from calming acne outbreaks to exfoliating dead skin cells.
You wouldn't want to compete against Dr. Sergio Vendetti in an anatomy-themed trivia night. That's because the Italian native has earned both medical and dental degrees, is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. In his spare moments, he also finds time to lecture on surgical topics at academic and medical conferences, and mentor the next generation of healers as an assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Vendetti uses his vast knowledge of the human form at Virginia Surgical Arts, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center, where he performs procedures ranging from dental implants to face and eye lifts. His attention to detail and patient-centered philosophy earned him the gold award for Best Oral Surgeon in the Virginian-Pilot?s Best of Hampton Roads competition in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
His office earned the same contest's gold award for Best Skin Care Facility in Virginia Beach in 2014, as well as the silver in 2013 and the bronze in 2012, due in no small part to its highly trained team. A licensed master aesthetician performs numerous medical-grade treatments such as laser hair removal, photofacials, and microdermabrasion treatments.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery transform patients with surgical and noninvasive procedures ranging from brow lifts and tummy tucks to Zeltiq CoolSculpting treatments. A fully noninvasive procedure, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells to let them be disposed of by the body’s natural processes, helping create a smoother, slimmer physique. The specialists possess a unique knowledge of this procedure not only because of the numerous treatments they’ve performed, but also the medical and educational achievements they’ve made.
Dr. Burton M. Sundin earned undergraduate degrees at Duke University in both biology and art history, which gave him a strong foundation in the scientific and aesthetic facets of plastic surgery. He went on to finish medical school and his residency in plastic surgery at Duke before completing fellowships in hand surgery and advanced cosmetic procedures. His partner, Dr. Reps Sundin, completed formal fellowship training in cosmetic surgery and has learned from some of the most renowned experts in the field. He has also participated in medical missions to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
When Dr. Louise Ferland says, “if it is not good enough for myself or my family, it is not good enough for my patients,” she means it. Take, for example, the new Cool Sculpting procedure, a treatment that freezes stubborn fat to reduce the appearance of bulges and one that Ferland, her staff, and her family have had done with successful results. With more than 20 years of experience in nonsurgical and surgical cosmetic procedures, she specializes in plastic surgery for the face and body. She also helps clients fight aging by performing skin peels, injecting muscles with Botox, and stopping them when they start stories with “back in the day.”