Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and the staff of aesthetic artisans at Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center bestow patients with the gift of natural beauty through modern treatments, including FDA-approved Botox. During the 10-minute procedure, a certified skinsmith injects the serum into wrinkled areas with a tiny needle, slowing down wired facial muscles by blocking nerve impulses and confiscating their stash of Pixy Stix. The skin tonic may smooth out forehead furrows, crow's feet, and frown lines for up to six months, and results begin to appear on the visage within a few days. Nonsurgical in nature, the treatment results in no downtime, but patients should avoid lying flat or engaging in strenuous exercise, such as bench-pressing glazed donuts, for four hours.
Many aesthetic specialists boast ongoing training in the treatments they perform, but Dr. Anitha Reddy has the others beat—she's the one who trains them. The aesthetic and anti-aging physician shares her unique knowledge of injectable fillers with other professionals as a teacher and trainer for Perlane manufacturer Medicis Aesthetics, as well as through her post on the national advisory board for Merz Aesthetics, which makes Radiesse. This peerless approach to injectables isn't the only beauty tool in her arsenal, however. She also tackles sagging skin with Ultherapy, a treatment featured on The Rachael Ray Show that sends sound waves deep into the skin to tighten underlying tissues, much in the way rock 'n' roll tightens the frown muscles of 1950s principals. Dr. Reddy also assists clients in shaping figures with CoolSculpting, lipodissolve, and cellulite-reduction treatments, and helps all sizes evict unwelcome follicles with hair-battling lasers.
Board-certified Dr. Jennifer Landy of The Landy Center for Plastic Surgery specializes in facial cosmetic procedures that create more youthful expressions and appearances. Before performing blepharoplasty—Italian for "eyelid lift"—Dr. Landy consults with patients to discuss the treatment, explain after-care procedures, and answer questions. A light application of local anesthetic prepares the eyelid for a tiny incision in its natural crease, which gives the doctor access to excess skin while allowing for minimal scarring after healing sets in. The 30-minute outpatient session leaves patients with reduced over-eye skin folds, and makes it possible for eyes to display their colors as prominently as flags on strike or a peacock in the stocks.
Jay J. Garcia MD Weight Loss and Wellness Center offers individualized care and a strong network of support for patients looking to shed unwanted pounds. During an initial visit, doctors will perform a complete health assessment, blood work, and an electrocardiography. They’ll then use the results gleaned from these tests to design a weight-loss program tailored to your needs, offering a nutrition plan, dietary supplements, and FDA-approved medications that reign in your rampaging appetite and force your metabolism to increase its productivity. Weekly check-ins keep clients accountable, and most participants lose an average of 15 to 20 pounds during their first month of the program.
Anista Westchase's staff, led by a former physician for the Toronto Blue Jays, brings weight-loss goals within reach with customized and medically managed weight-loss programs. In the initial visit, weight-loss experts consult with clients to determine goals and the best course of treatment. Comprehensive lab testing, an EKG, and a quiz on converting calories to joules help the staff personalize a body-slimming plan for each client. A vitamin B-12 injection aims to quicken lagging metabolic systems, and a food plan starts healthy diets out on the right foot. If deemed medically necessary and safe, prescription appetite suppressants quiet stomachs' eternal rumblings and incessant requests to be rubbed.