GAEL Modern Health has aimed to help patients improve their health through state-of-the-art therapies for more than 20 years. The facility's health professionals emphasize a personal approach in their work, focusing on each patient's specific concerns while performing LipoLaser contouring treatments, colon hydrotherapy, and nutritional consultations within large, comfortable private rooms. The pleasant office accommodates English and Russian speakers, and boasts a no-wait policy.
Fathers usually teach their sons how to shave, but they don’t often cover how to splice veins and arteries together. Dr. Greg Buncke, however, learned just that from his father, Dr. Harry Buncke. The two worked the operating table together for more than 20 years, and Greg couldn't have had a better teacher; his father pioneered the concept of microsurgery, which enabled doctors to reattach limbs, replace fingers with toes, and replenish muscles in one part of the body with those from another. The younger Dr. Buncke learned much from the man who the San Francisco Chronicle called the "father of microsurgery.” That experience—along with his own studies at Georgetown, a residency at Stanford, and service as a member of several medical societies—informs his work today as a surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Institute of San Francisco.
Dr. Buncke co-directs the Plastic Surgery Institute of San Francisco alongside Dr. John Owsley, who has more than 40 years of experience in the field. Four other board-certified doctors fill out the rest of the clinic’s staff. The six doctors can claim specialties in different fields—including cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery—so the list of available treatments is extensive. On the surgical end, they perform face-lifts, chin and cheek implants, nose jobs, tummy tucks, arm lifts, and scar revision. They also oversee less-invasive procedures, as when an in-house aesthetician exfoliates skin with microdermabrasion and peels and plumps wrinkles with injectable fillers. Unlike people with crank-operated cell phones, the doctors have no problems sharing information; all procedures take place only after clients fully understand the process they will undergo.
Elite Laser Lipo supports its clients' weight-loss goals by using noninvasive procedures to help sculpt physiques. Developed by Chromogenex in England, the center's FDA-cleared i-Lipo system targets fat cells with a direct-skin, low-level, red laser light energy, firming skin and shrinking fatty tissue. When coupled with a regular, active exercise regimen and healthful lifestyle choices, these body-contouring treatments can help create svelte silhouettes by smoothing areas along the chin, limbs, or torso. Staff members measure treated areas over the course of multiple appointments, monitoring progress and recording any inch loss. The practice also features a natural wellness clinic, which promotes holistic health by offering treatments intended to restore structural and emotional balance throughout the body.