Having cosmetic surgery can be quite nerve-racking, but patients at Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa Bay might rest a little easier in the hands of Dr. Christina Paylan, who has performed more than 4,000 cosmetic procedures and who also co-authored a surgical textbook in which she talks about how to prevent and treat surgical infections. Because she is so knowledgeable about this, Dr. Paylan has maintained a zero percent surgical-infection rate in her practice.
The veteran of Tampa General Hospital performs not only surgical treatments, such as tummy tucks and breast augmentations, but also less invasive procedures, such as dermal fillers and Botox injections. And she's a proponent of treating the body with more holistic practices, using arnica pills to reduce bruising after surgery and requiring all of her liposuction patients to get routine deep-tissue massages. Plus, Dr. Paylan's clinic has an organic med spa, where she administers vitamin-boosting energy shots, as well as perform gold-infusion therapy, which can lift sagging skin and minimize crow's-feet, and spider-vein removal, which makes legs look smoother and less menacing to butterflies.
Jim Pruchniewski peered down his leg at his blackened toes. He'd been rushed to the hospital after a blizzard waylaid him on a mountainside in Lake Placid. "You have third-degree frostbite," the doctor confirmed. "We'll have to amputate." Fortunately for Jim and his digits, the US Olympic ski team was training nearby. The team's podiatrist hurried to the hospital like a long-lost lover hurries to interrupt a wedding before the end of a movie. "Stop!" he might have shouted as the buzz saw probably descended toward the patient's toes. The hero, our Olympic podiatrist, examined the foot and concluded that the damage was superficial. The toes would recover. And they did. The episode moved Jim Pruchniewski, a former biology teacher, to earn his medical degree. Over the last 20 years, he's gained fourfold board certification in podiatric orthopedics, surgery, primary care, and the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. At North Lakeland Foot Clinic, he examines feet with the same attention that saved his toes decades ago. He and his staff do everything in their power to keep feet healthy and, in the case of diabetic patients, avert extreme measures like amputation.
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. Deepak K. Naidu is a board certified plastic surgeon in Tampa Bay, where the constant sunshine and a beautiful climate make the time outdoors at the beach, on the water, and at the pool a must. He has dedicated his career to helping men and women look and feel their best. To do this, he taps into more than a decade of experience in plastic surgery, performing a variety of procedures that includes breast augmentation, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, face lifts and liposuction.
Of course, deciding to undergo plastic surgery is no easy task and Dr. Naidu and his office staff prioritize making sure every client is well informed and feels comfortable about their upcoming procedure. They're always available to answer any questions or concerns patients may have and even provide complimentary valet services at their downtown Tampa office to eliminate potential parking headaches. Contact the office to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Time travel might be technologically impossible, but the aestheticians at I Do Faces Etc have their own ways of turning back the clock. With an emphasis on restoring youthful radiance to clients' complexions, the team uses a number of classic as well as cutting-edge spa procedures to conceal signs of aging skin. Facials can cleanse and pamper the skin or treat the symptoms of acne, and advanced aesthetic technologies help produce results beneath the surface, as well. LED light therapy boosts the production of skin-firming collagen, microcurrent systems improve circulation and overall skin health, and pressurized oxygen treatments more efficiently deliver antioxidant- and vitamin-rich serums into the skin. Even with this focus on undoing the effects of aging, I Do Faces Etc pampers and indulges its clients with therapeutic massages that are more relaxing than a nap in a kiddie pool full of shaving cream.
In a field that sees only 100 new graduates each year, Dr. Obinna Nwobi further distinguishes himself by considering all options for treating vascular conditions to limit hospital stays and recovery times. Together with his staff, he uses surgical, nonsurgical, and minimally invasive methods to treat existing conditions, and educates patients on preventive health to limit risk factors—including obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking. His Doppler-ultrasound-equipped laboratory also limits discomfort when screening patients for strokes, aneurysms, and tolerance for knock-knock jokes. In addition to treating patients across his four office locations, Dr. Nwobi has donated his time and talents to performing life-saving surgery for medical missions in Nigeria.