At Gardens Laser Spa, Dr. Douglas D. Dedo and Dr. Neil C. Goodman combine more than 40 years of experience to offer their patients the latest advancements in medical cosmetic procedures. Both doctors are leaders in the field of laser aesthetics and train other physicians in cosmetic technologies. The duo has performed 8,000 successful liposuction procedures and more than 15,000 cosmetic injectable treatments.
Dr. Dedo—who is triple board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and otolaryngology—is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Miami and the recipient of numerous awards for his medical and volunteer work. He specializes in face-lifts, such as the 3-2-1 laser face-lift, a procedure that he developed with Dr. Goodman. This less invasive face-lift allows patients to have three areas treated and go back to work within two days with only one intraoperative laser treatment.
Dr. Goodman is a board-certified gynecological surgeon and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. An expert in laser-assisted liposuction, Dr. Goodman acts as a consultant for Sciton and Palomar Technologies , advising them with potential improvements for their laser equipment and laser-tag strategies.
At Gardens Cosmetic Center, Dr. Douglas D. Dedo and Dr. Michael J. Lipan combine their years of experience to offer their patients the latest advancements in medical cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Dedo?who is triple board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and otolaryngology?is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Miami and the recipient of numerous awards for his medical and volunteer work. He specializes in face-lifts, such as the laser face-lift procedure. This less invasive face-lift allows patients to have three areas treated and go back to work within two days, with only one intraoperative laser treatment.
Dr. Lipan is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He is experienced at a variety of procedures including cosmetic rhinoplasty, face lifts, and facial paralysis recontruction. Dr. Liman held a fellowship at Stanford University, where he ran his own clinic helping veterans with cosmetic, reconstructive, and traumatic facial surgery along with other issues.
After more than two decades of practicing surgery in the area, Dr. Luis Vi?as?a board-certified plastic surgeon?decided to open L.A. Vi?as Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in 2009. Here, he performs and supervises cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as preventative procedures alongside a well-trained staff of medical assistants, aestheticians, and a physician-assistant laser specialist. The med spa specializes in anti-aging treatments, including injectables, chemical peels, and laser treatments that resurface skin to minimize wrinkles, age spots, and scarring.
The center?s massage therapists specialize in postoperative lymphatic drainage techniques, which help reduce inflammation, prevent scarring, and speed healing by enhancing the system?s ability to filter out toxins hiding behind cardboard replicas of the lungs. In addition to his surgical duties, Dr. Vi?as partnered with his daughter to create a skincare line?V Therapeutic?that targets acne without stripping away moisture.
Dr. David Rankin, the chief of plastic surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center, combines years of medical experience with finely honed aesthetic sensibilities. Deftly wielding the tools of his trade, from surgical procedures to noninvasive injections, he helps clients obtain the physical forms they desire. Dr. Rankin's compatriot, Dr. Jill Lezaic, offers up noninvasive laser treatments that resurface skin, remove tattoos, and make undesirably hairy areas as bald as the lies of people who say driver’s licenses are necessary. Aqua's opulent interior puts visitors at ease, with an elegant reception area that features shimmering purple lights on the front desk and miniature chandeliers, casting soft illumination and providing handholds for magically shrunken musketeers.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Shuter invokes more than two decades of experience and a bag of nonsurgical tricks to refresh visages. During the minimally invasive Botox procedure, Dr. Shuter injects the FDA-approved serum into a single area, blocking nerve impulses to diminish the appearance of fine lines and startled facial expressions for up to four months. Treatments can be used to stamp out crow's feet, diminish forehead lines, or smooth creased glabellas (the area between the eyes).
Dr. Vartan Mardirossian has studied medicine in Italy and done research at MIT, but today it's South Florida that benefits from his years of training. Dr. Mardirossian performs cosmetic procedures that help patients look and feel their best?and not just by putting them under the knife.
The center's mission is to achieve the best results with a minimum of intervention. That's why, in addition to plastic surgery options for the face and body, the doctors offer a slew of non-invasive skincare treatments: chemical peels, Botox injections, and microdermabrasion treatments to name a few. The center relies heavily on innovative equipment, from a diamond abrasion machine for treating wrinkles to a laser system for removing brown spots and showing you which parts of a PowerPoint presentation to pay attention to.