Dr. Daniel Westawski knows that having plastic surgery is a deeply personal decision. That’s why he does all that he can to make his clients comfortable, whether they seek a procedure that’s purely cosmetic or one that reconstructs a part of the body damaged by trauma, disease, or feral shopping carts. The double-board-certified surgeon’s specialties include body and breast contouring, tummy tucks, and Vaser Lipo, a gentle device that can remove fat from around the muscles to give bodies a more sculpted appearance. His artistry also extends to the face, as he surgically enhances features with face-lifts and earlobe repair or combats wrinkles with dermal fillers.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. David Horvath didn’t want to leave the classroom behind. He decided to continue training in plastic surgery at the IU Medical Center before completing a fellowship with the prestigious Plastic Surgery Associates of Miami, Florida. Finally, he opened his own practice, but still groomed his interest in academia by participating in numerous training programs while teaching other plastic surgeons at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.
All of this teaching and training has garnered Dr. Horvath a respected reputation as a doctor who treats plastic surgery as both a medical practice and an artistic expression. His diverse array of skills allows him to offer most types of plastic surgery treatments available, all of which are performed in a private facility that's outfitted with the latest in medical technology.
Licensed acupuncturist Daniel D. Nemer helms Translating Health, a holistic healing center where acupuncture liberates chi, massages limber up muscles, and the therapeutic powers of exercise alleviate ailments. Acupuncture places needles at specific points along the body’s meridians, or energy channels, liberating chi or pent-up rapping abilities. The treatments rarely hurt and may improve bodies after one session. In massages, Nemer kneads muscles using a blend of reiki, bodywork, and acupressure to diminish tension and pain. Nemer’s supervised distribution of herbal therapies and nutritional advice helps clients prolong good health with potent organic herbs that they can cook, apply topically, or sprinkle like confetti over their duvets.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
Dr. Z Med Spa takes its name from Dr. David J. Zweiback, a board-certified physician who has also been certified by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and trained by SA Aesthetics. It's this rigorous medical training that sets the med spa apart from other spas?rather than simply administering facials and peels, skin experts smooth out wrinkles and erase facial lines with cosmetic injections such as Botox, Juv?derm, and Restylane. They also employ an arsenal of aesthetic technology, including the Exilis radio-frequency device for body contouring, the Fraxel laser for getting rid of tattoos, and other lasers for removing hair from the body.
Co-owners Wadiya Adger and Georgina Weston, along with hair-design and color specialist Candace Aloi, pamper clients with personable salon services for all hair and skin types. Leaning on their extensive beautifying experience, the trio deftly delivers highlights and cornrows along with less hirsute pursuits, such as waxing, body scrubs, mani-pedis, and anti-aging facials. Slinging handpicked products by Redken, Pureology, and Aveda, the trio of beautifiers sets to work, revamping styles for everything from a night out on the town to a quiet date watching a film about a night out on the town. Not content to only focus on hair, the professional prettifiers soothe clients with spa treatments, such as a hydrating body wrap or peeper-enhancing eyelash extensions.