Former Naval surgeon Dr. Maurice Sherman has an impressive resum?. 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.
A board-certified plastic surgeon oversees the beautifying procedures at Image Spa MD, from cosmetic tucks and lifts to laser treatments and high-tech spa services. Beam-based services include blemish-banishing photofacials, acne clearing, and laser hair removal that erases unwanted strands from virtually any body part. Facial fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane help fill in fine lines and wrinkles, while Latisse treatments encourage personal growth in stubbornly immature eyelashes.
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. 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 six 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.
English, Spanish, French, Hungarian, and Romanian—these are the languages that Dr. George Weiss has trained his mouth to shape. But his cultural aptitude isn't the only impressive mark on his resumé. Dr. Weiss—a bariatric physician—has also spent the last two decades helping patients reclaim their bodies through anti-aging and weight-management programs. These days, the doctor combines his knowledge of conventional and integrative medicine at Wellness and Longevity Medical Group of La Jolla, booting fine lines and deep-set wrinkles with Botox, Dysport, Radiesse, Juvéderm, Sculptra, and Restylane/Perlane solutions while helping patients shave off unwanted curves with custom hCG diet plans and nutritional coaching. Dr. Weiss even helps patients balance off-kilter hormones, which can cause people to have mood swings or get into a slap fight with a friend’s wedding cake. By using a holistic age-management approach that combines a healthy lifestyle with natural bioidentical hormones and aesthetics, Dr. Weiss can help patients regain a sense of vitality.
"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.
For the past 15 years, SK Clinic's Dr. Stephen Krant has received the same professional honor: La Jolla Light's Best Plastic Surgeon designation, determined by a reader vote. It's no surprise he's such a crowd pleaser. The Yale School of Medicine alumnus has performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, all of which include consultations that touch on important questions, such as, "What makes you happy?" and "How do you measure success?"
Aside from artful surgeries, SK Clinic's team offers beauty treatments, too. The med spa offerings run the gamut from laser hair removal and injectables such as Botox to spa facials to brow lifts, body contouring, massages and micro-needling.