More than 8,000 miles separate Manila from Dallas, a journey that board-certified plastic surgeon Alfedo Rodriguez made in stages. It began at the University of Santo Tomas where he earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate and set himself up for a residency of general surgery at the University of Philippines. In New Jersey, he established his US credentials with a residency in general surgery before completing a residency in plastic surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland. He first arrived in Dallas as the chairman of the department of surgery at Dallas Regional Medical Center before opening Southwest Plastic Surgery Center. At the center, he and his staff perform liposuction and cosmetic surgeries along with less-invasive options for rejuvenation such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Dr. Rodriguez is equally adept at matters of function as of form: he also specializes in hand surgeries that alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive-stress injuries.
The expert staff of body-beautifiers at Lakewood Weight Loss & Wellness help resculpt clients' bodies with fat-busting and aesthetically enhancing services. Patients who already sport stomach-shrinking Lap-Bands can opt for an adjustment, closing or opening tummies to regulate weight loss more effectively than antique methods such as wearing a corset or training a monkey to bear hug your midsection. Dysport injections quickly banish lines from the face by paralyzing wrinkle-causing muscles. The treatment is effective in alleviating crows'-feet, smile lines, and brows furrowed by years pondering what would happen if you wore moon shoes on the moon.
Equipped with powerful, focused-light lasers, Fade Fast Laser Tattoo Removal eliminates permanent inky pictographs, rendering unwanted tattoos faded shadows, if not completely invisible. Handled by a master technician and overseen by a certified physician, the Focus Medical NaturaLase laser beams collimated light into the skin, colliding with the aftermath of misguided fulfillment of dares and fracturing the ink until it becomes small enough to be carried off by the body’s lymphatic system. To cool the skin during the five-minute treatment, the tattoo-removal artist utilizes a Zimmer Cryo Cold Air Device, which, unlike contact cooling, ice packs, or a friend chewing an ice cube and blowing on your skin, chills epidermal layers before, during, and after the treatment without diminishing the laser’s effect.