Dr. Carl A. Powell, board-certified surgeon and founder of The Cardiff Medical Spa, is so trusted in his field that his fellow surgeons often choose him to be their practitioner when they have to go under the knife. He also trains his fellow surgeons in new procedures and maintains privileges at multiple area hospitals and sledding hills. His services are not limited to surgical lifts, tucks, and augmentations—he also oversees an array of laser and noninvasive beauty treatments with medical aesthetician Chelsea Papin, who has five years of experience and performs all of the waxing services. Papin uses a hard wax from Boston that is gentle and great for sensitive skin.
Former Naval surgeon Dr. Maurice Sherman has an impressive resumé. He is triple board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and otolaryngology, he was the past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California–San Diego. He has even appeared on Fox 5 to discuss Vaser Shape body contouring.
At Del Mar Cosmetic Medical Center, Dr. Sherman treats patients of all ages with an array of cosmetic procedures that improve faces, breasts, bodies, and skin. Popular procedures include therapeutic facials, Botox injections, rhinoplasty, breast augmentations, and liposuction. For more invasive procedures, patients sojourn to an accredited surgical suite, relaxing under local or general anesthesia while Dr. Sherman minimizes perceived flaws. He makes every effort to create tiny incisions and hide them in the natural lines and creases of the skin.
"My life is making art with the human body," says Dr. Robert A. Shumway on the website for his boutique clinic, Shumway Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shumway has made an illustrious career out of trimming waistlines with tummy tucks and liposuction and balancing features with nose jobs and face-lifts. He also strives for innovation, adopting new methods of breast augmentation and employing lasers to rejuvenate the skin.
While Dr. Shumway is known for his transformative procedures, his practice also offers surgery-free enhancement. Aesthetic services refresh complexions with lasers and injections. The clinical staff also specializes in medical-grade chemical peels, reducing the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and seemingly permanent milk mustaches.
The experienced cosmetic surgeon behind Advance Laser & Cosmetics, Dr. Tim Roham, personally sees and treats every patient who wanders into the office seeking to enhance their natural beauty. When performing cosmetic surgeries such as tummy tucks and face-lifts, he takes pride in producing the most natural-looking results. He also performs minor tweaking to the physique with sclerotherapy to eradicate unsightly veins and laser treatments to remove unwanted hair, tattoos, or mustaches drawn in invisible ink.
The board-certified dermatologists at Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick, and Groff, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology rid bodies of unsightly cellulite with a coterie of cosmetic procedures. After a consultation identifies customer desires and problematic areas, an FDA-approved VelaShape laser works to reduce cellulite by blasting bipolar radio frequency and infrared light energy onto the selected skin surfaces. The warm light waves reduce the size of fat cells and fat chambers, gradually evening the epidermis and leveling off cellulite, rendering skinparts as smooth as a Boyz II Men CD dipped in grease. Finally, doctors tighten the treated area with a specialty vacuum and roller, paving a highway for heat energy that spurs metabolism and lymphatic drainage. Like most good naps, the sessions last one hour on average, but can vary depending on the body area or severity.
From the moment guests plug into their personal Pandora radio station and log onto the free wireless, they know they're in for a top-notch med-spa experience at Shaft San Diego. But aside from creature comforts, the real attraction of the center is its advanced cosmetic treatments. Here you'll find all manner of cutting-edge aesthetics services, from Botox and Juvederm injections to PureLight cellulite treatments. The center even uses a 3D imaging system to analyze clients' skin and determine an appropriate course of treatment.