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.”
Beautifying bodies with a suite of nonsurgical procedures, Skin2O Med Spa's Dr. Helena Guarda and her licensed staff combine rigorous medical training with an eye for aesthetics. The med spa's 15- to 45-minute laser hair-reduction treatments vacate follicles with Cynosure’s Elite Aesthetic Workstation, with two alternate wavelengths that expedite hair hunting and account for all skin types and pigmentations. Over four sessions, clients can develop a sleek bikini line, smooth out underarms, or expel bristle from the upper lip, the hardest area of the body to kiss goodbye. While they await their skin smoothing, visitors lounge on plush sofas amid wood-paneled flooring and blue walls adorned with artwork.
Helmed by three board-certified physicians, Blue Ridge Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery restores patients' health and beauty through hearing restoration, anti-allergen, and cosmetic procedures. A well-staffed and educated audiology department treats symptoms such as tinnitus and hearing loss through diagnostic testing and clinical treatment. Laser hair removal or Botox injections keep skin looking smooth and youthful, and visits to the allergy department treat otolaryngological disorders. When not repairing sinuses or soothing skin, the doctors enjoy an eclectic range of hobbies, such as playing bass in rock bands, fly-fishing in local rivers, snow skiing, and playing the drums using ski poles.
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.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Saied Asfa and his trained staff sculpt figures into shapely silhouettes with FDA--cleared Zeltiq CoolSculpting treatments, which have garnered rave reviews from the Rachael Ray Show and Good Morning America.