Backed by his skilled staff, Dr. Dinakar Golla—who studied at the renowned Boston University School of Medicine—customizes surgical and aesthetic treatments for the face, body, and skin at six locations. He revivifies sagging eyelids with blepharoplasty, cultivates svelte physiques with liposuction, and casts out unwanted hair and spider veins from the body's surface using high-tech lasers and exorcism. He and his team also perform a slate of noninvasive medical-spa services and massages to help further enhance beauty.
Invisalign aligns teeth with a series of clear, removable trays made to fit each client's mouth structure. To prepare teeth for the see-through straightening, an experienced dentist conducts an initial Invisalign exam, checking the strength and health of teeth without playing a "Guess Your Tooth Strength and Health" carnival game. The canine consultation includes a set of x-rays and impressions to determine the severity of spacing and alignment issues. Those choosing to proceed with the mouth-formatting service are fitted for the Invisalign removable trays and are given a $1,000 discount off the total cost of the service (usually around $3,500–$6,000).
Founded by David Blass, MD, FACS in 1977, Laurel Ridge Surgical Associates has grown to include four more surgeons and a full roster of medical and cosmetic surgical procedures. The doctors consult closely with primary physicians and patients, and pore over x-rays, lab-work results, and middle-school diaries to determine the most effective course of treatment. Whether performing vascular, abdominal, or breast surgery, the surgeons pride themselves on using minimally invasive techniques, such as removing a gallbladder with just three tiny incisions.
Children's Music World melodiously molds the minds of children ages 0–7 by integrating rhythm into their daily lives. Kids ages 3–5 can get their groove and buff on during Dancercice (an $80 value), and toe-tapping infants in the Kindermusik Village gain exposure to dance, safe instrument-playing techniques, and an eclectic selection of songs (a $120 value). Thanks to the magic of computers and web-dwelling lawn gnomes, potential pupils and their elders can view a full list of courses, pricing, and class times on the Children's Music World website.
Vernon's Café hosts feasts of classic Italian and American dishes in a warm family atmosphere. The dinner menu is populated with hearty starters such as the steamed mussels in a white-wine-garlic-butter sauce ($7) and a selection of fresh salads ($6.50–$10.50). Try the veal marsala ($17.50)—veal medallions sautéed with marsala wine and mushrooms—or entertain the handmade jumbo cheese ravioli which, like eccentric Italian uncles, are always stuffed with ricotta and spinach and bathed in a meatball-tomato sauce ($11). The lunch menu lights flavor flares with well-seasoned plates such as a bruschetta gamberetto caprese of chopped shrimp on tuscan bread with marinated tomatoes, basil, and olive oil ($8). Forge a peace treaty over a harmonious dish of cavatelli and sausage in a classic tomato sauce ($7.50) or delight enemies with a declaration of war folded in the ciabatta bun of a chargrilled chicken sandwich with roasted peppers and provolone ($7.50).