Dr. Robert Kratschmer's former career as a NASA engineer gave him a desire to make the human form more aerodynamic. Now a board-certified plastic surgeon, he makes physiques sleeker with liposuction, tummy tucks, and cellulite treatments or reshapes ungainly rudders with rhinoplasty. Some of his less invasive treatments include wrinkle-reducing injectables and Vivité facials, which serve as good solutions for those not ready to go under the knife.
Amerejuve MedSpa & Cosmetic Surgery boasts 10 Houston-area locations, each decked out with state-of-the-art facilities, designed to help clients look and feel their best. Amerejuve offers medspa services such as laser hair removal, an increasingly popular way to give up waxing and shaving for good using technology that is suitable for all skin tones. Clients can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks and moderate skin color and smoothness with eMatrix, as well as slim physiques, reduce cellulite, and smooth skin with VelaShape. VASER Shape, Zerona, and CoolSculpting also assist in contouring bodies, while visages are smoothed through microdermabrasions and PhotoFacials. Amerejuve also offers injectables such as Botox, and clients can complete looks by with the store's bevy of skincare products.
Additionally, Amerejuve boasts board-certified plastic surgeons, with expertise in an array of cosmetic treatments such as face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast augmentation, the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure offered.
After honing his skills during a specialized plastic-surgery training program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Paul F. Fortes has gone on to earn kudos in Houston for his body-shaping services and anti-aging treatments. The philosophy that drives his practice is one of maximizing results while minimizing risks, which in some cases means nixing a procedure for which a person is not a good candidate. He builds close relationships with his patients, supporting them both professionally and emotionally as they go through their tummy tucks, nonsurgical face lifts, fang sharpenings, and rhinoplasties.
Acclaimed by Forbes as one of the United States' leading plastic-surgery providers in 2009, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery enhances natural beauty by tweaking clients' existing features. SkinMedica chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments both foster deep exfoliation and cell renewal, and laser hair removal lifts away body hair without harming or blinding the skin. Bianca Moreno, RN administers cosmetic injections for Botox, Juvederm, and more.
Dr. Phu M. Do, medical director of Aesthetic Surgery Institute, employs his expertise as a board-certified surgeon as he augments and crops physiques through cosmetic surgery and laser treatments. He instructs other physicians in liposuction and fat grafting, and also delivers national lectures on plastic surgery and other popular Jeopardy! categories.
Dr. Do joins his talents with those of Dr. Wilbur Hah. Dr. Hah boasts a trio of board certifications in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngological head and neck surgery, and cosmetic surgery.
Led by Yale graduate Dr. Young Cho, Integrated Plastic Surgery’s team of aesthetic augmenters mold bodies into sleek new frames with FDA-approved Zeltiq contouring technology. During the appointment, a trained professional wields a chilly wand that sends a wave of cold temperature to overfed cells in a targeted attempt to shrink and flush fat from the body. The noninvasive treatment may exorcise the ghosts of lasagnas past from the lower abdomen ($1,500), love handles, lower or mid back, upper arms, or thighs ($600+/side; $1,200+ total). Patients may experience slight discomfort during the procedure, but like the embarrassment of calling your teacher "grandpa," the feeling usually fades within the first 10 minutes. The anesthesia-free session generally results in no downtime, allowing patients to return to normal activities right away. Zeltiq is ideal for patients within 10–15 lbs. of their healthy weight and for individuals who have maintained a stable weight with no dramatic weight loss over the past six months.