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Robb Akridge, Ph.D.

Dr. Akridge oversees the design and implementation of all in-house clinical studies, external research contracts and clinical trials. He is the primary liaison between key dermatology opinion leaders and researchers. Prior to Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Dr. Akridge held clinical trial management positions at ICOS Corporation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas, Austin, TX, a Master’s of Science degree in biology from Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, and a doctorate in microbiology with an emphasis in infectious disease and immunology from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. View Guest page

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Dr. Al Aly

Dr. Al Aly is professor of plastic surgery at the University of California Irvine. Dr. Aly pioneered the field of body contouring after massive weight loss and edited the first and definitive textbook on this subject. He has lectured and/or performed surgical demonstrations in over 20 countries and is considered by many as one of the world’s foremost authorities on plastic surgery after massive weight loss. Dr. Aly is the body contouring section editor for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and associate editor for the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal. He is the Editor-in-chief of the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN), which is designed to be the largest online educational portal for plastic surgeons in the world. Dr. Aly has received the “Lockwood Award”, the most prestigious award given by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to surgeons that have made major contributions to the field of body contouring. View Guest page

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Dr. Michael Apa

In the highly specialized field of aesthetic dentistry there are quite a few skillful dentists, but very few true artists. Dr. Michael Apa, a partner in The Rosenthal-Apa Group, a private aesthetic dentistry practice in New York City, is one of the latter. Known throughout the world as the pioneers of non-invasive cosmetic dentistry, The Rosenthal-Apa Group, uses customized porcelain veneers to rejuvenate the smile, creating a more youthful look. In the same tradition, Dr. Apa is pioneering a new approach to aesthetic dentistry called Facial Aesthetic Design (FAD) that creates perfectly natural smiles that fit the face and enhance the appearance. Through this FAD approach, Dr. Apa is effectively creating a blueprint for the future of aesthetic dentistry, raising standards and expectations of the best smile attainable. View Guest page

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Sanjay Batra, PhD, FACC

Sanjay Batra, PhD, FACC, is President and CEO of Aesthetic Factors, LLC, a company focused on autologous therapies to enhance rejuvention in dermatology and plastic surgery. Previously he was SVP at Garnet BioTherapeutics, Inc., a regenerative medicine company. Dr. Batra has held positions within the Johnson & Johnson family of companies for 9 years, most recently as Vice President, R&D Pharmaceuticals, Asia-Pacific and Japan, where he was responsible for ensuring global connectivity across all therapeutic areas. Prior to J&J, Dr. Batra was in clinical development at Bracco Diagnostics in Princeton NJ, and in preclinical and clinical development at Alliance Pharmaceutical in San Diego CA. Dr. Batra obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Physiology from the University of Ottawa and completed his post-doctoral training in Japan and Switzerland. Dr. Batra is the recipient of numerous awards and has published over 100 papers and abstracts in the area of cardiovascular medicine and physiology. View Guest page

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Dr. Joel Beck

As a physician and counselor, I am passionate about helping clients make smart choices about enhancing their natural beauty. For 10 years, my team at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery has helped patients from throughout the Bay Area achieve their goals by providing world-class plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments. Our focus on patient education is critical to helping clients fully understand the procedures we offer. Dr. Beck has authored numerous articles and is a frequent guest speaker at national meetings on topics of interest to plastic surgeons. The “Annals of Plastic Surgery” and the “Journal of Craniofacial Surgery” are a sample of his published works. Most recently Dr. Beck spoke at the ASAPS meeting in Boston on his paper that was published in the PRS Journal on Abdominoplasty with Direct Resection of Deep Fat. View Guest page

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Thomas M. Biggs

Dr. Biggs is an international expert in plastic surgery. Having been on the team that produced the first breast implant ever used he has become the foremost authority in breast aesthetics. Dr. Biggs has served in the leadership of many esteemed associations in plastic surgery including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He lectures throughout the world on a wide variety of topics related to plastic surgery. Dr. Biggs continues to publish cutting edge articles and teach new techniques in plastic surgery to surgeons throughout the world. View Guest page

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James M. Blum, PhD

Dr. Blum has a broad educational base and a long history of combined medical consultation and research. He worked in cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. His work in cardiac risk-stratification was featured in a JAMA article. He has taught at two different medical schools and then began his own clinical research company that specialized in designing and conducting clinical trials for supplements and integrative medical practices. While working on weight loss trials, he developed and refined diet elimination approaches that were wildly successful for weight management. He came to Florida and joined the ALCAT team and now runs the Research and Development, Nutrition, and provider liaison. He has a running study of individuals in the program that spans a range of conditions including asthma, arthritis, obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, heart disease, inflammatory intestinal conditions, depression, migraines, skin conditions, some cancers, fibromyalgia, and many others. View Guest page

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Dr. Marci Bowers

Dr. Marci Bowers is a member of WPATH. With over 20+ years of experience as an OB/GYN, she took over the Gender Reassignment Surgery Department in Trinidad, Colorado in 2003 having been hand-picked by the legendary Dr. Stanley Biber. She has now performed over 850 primary MTF vaginoplasties and nearly 150 FTM reassignments. She performs more than 220 gender-related surgeries annually. Dr. Bowers recently relocated her surgical practice to the San Francisco Bay Area. View Guest page

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Dr. Justin D. Braverman

Dr. Justin D. Braverman, director of endoscopic surgery at www.TheNewProgram.com, is a pioneering expert in minimally invasive bariatric surgery. Dr. Braverman has performed more than 1,000 laparoscopic and endoscopic bariatric operations with outstanding success and one of the country’s lowest complication rates. Dr. Braverman also specializes in the highly technical field of complex laparoscopic revisions for previous bariatric surgery, and he is involved in clinical research at The N.E.W. Program. He joined N.E.W. in 2006 after moving to Southern California fromChicago. Dr. Braverman attended the University of Illinois, and earned both his master’s degree in physiology and his medical doctorate from the Chicago Medical School. During his surgery training, he was a member of the Organ Transplant Team at NorthwesternMemorial Hospital, and was a post-doctorate research fellow in organ transplantation at Northwestern. Dr. Braverman is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the American Medical Association, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. View Guest page

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Dr. Lori Brightman

Dr. Lori Brightman is a Board Certified Dermatologist. She specializes in dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery. Dr. Brightman completed her residency at Boston University /Tufts New England Medical Center combined program. Dr. Brightman continued her training in Skin Oncology at Boston University as well as Mohs micrographic surgery and procedural dermatology at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.

Dr. Brightman regularly lectures nationally and publishes widely about advances in cutaneous oncology, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Her current research involves the use of laser and light devices in the treatment of medical and cosmetic conditions. Her service to the community includes lectures and skin cancer screenings for many community based. Dr. Brightman is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Lasers in Medicine & Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
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Kristi Schmitt Burr

Kristi Schmitt Burr is co-founder and executive director of Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome Life Support Network and has been a member of the Board of Trustees since its inception in 2000. Kristi studied elementary education at Grinnell College and Kent State Univ. Since 1990, she has been co-owner of Nature Cure of Ohio, a natural supplements purveyor, where she continues to serve on the Board of Directors. As an affected individual & tireless advocate for patients with skin cancer, Kristi knows first hand the trials and tribulations of living with a chronic illness. Kristi has been involved with several non-profit organizations and boards relevant to her work, including: WVIZ/WCPN/Ideastream; Genetic Alliance; American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Assoc.; Coalition of Skin Disease; NORD; Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA; Case Western Reserve Univ. Skin Cancer Research Institute Advisory Committee; U.S. Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program. View Guest page

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Jay Calvert

Dr. Jay Calvert is a practicing plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. He performs plastic surgery procedures, such as primary and secondary rhinoplasty, facelifts, and breast and body contouring. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at USC where he teaches residents and medical students. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Calvert studied molecular biology. He then attended Cornell University Medical College in New York, and graduated with his MD in 1994. He completed residency training in general and plastic surgery and participated in a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. A member of many professional medical organizations, Dr. Jay Calvert is active in the American Board of Plastic Surgery, The Rhinoplasty Society, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. More information can be found at http://www.drcalvert.com or feel free to contact him at 310-777-8800. View Guest page

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Alastair Carruthers

Dr. Alastair Carruthers is Clinical Professor of Dermatology with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He received his medical degree from Brasenose College, Oxford (UK) in 1969, did his dermatology residency at St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London and completed his graduate studies in dermatologic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (USA) in 1982. During his 20 years of practice, Dr. Carruthers has made several major contributions to the field of Dermatology, foremost is use of BOTOX® for cosmetic applications, a discovery he made with his wife, Dr. Jean Carruthers, in 1987. He has over 100 published articles to his credit and has authored numerous text books. He is a member of several associations, including the American Dermatological Association and the Canadian Dermatology Association, where he served as President from 1998 to 1999. In addition, he was President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery for 2006-2007. View Guest page

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Andrew Caster

Dr. Andrew Caster has performed almost 30,000 laser vision correction procedures. The Caster Eye Center is dedicated exclusively to eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses. When you focus all of your talents and energy in one area, you learn how to do it very, very well. With over 150 surgeons in the Los Angeles area performing Lasik, Dr. Andrew Caster was selected by Los Angeles Magazine as the “Best Laser Eye Surgeon in Los Angeles.” According to Los Angeles Magazine, to be selected as “Best of Los Angeles”, “you simply have to do something much better than anyone else does.” View Guest page

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James Claiborn

James Claiborn, PhD on his background: I am a psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings and with people of all ages and all types of concerns. Currently I am in independent practice in South Portland Maine. I provide cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals. I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and related problems such as tic disorders including Tourette's Disorder Trichotillomania and Compulsive Skin Picking. I provide cognitive therapy for people with other disorders including schizophrenia and offer supervision in cognitive behavioral therapy. Coaching services may be provided to people at distant locations. I provide behavioral consultations using applied behavior analysis View Guest page

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Mark Codner

Dr. Mark Codner is a board certified plastic surgeon who trained at Emory University, Cornell Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering. He also completed aesthetic and oculoplastic fellowship training. Noted for his leadership in plastic and oculoplastic surgery, Dr. Codner’s research has advanced procedures with improved outcomes in eyelid surgery, facelifting, rhinoplasty and breast surgery. Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Emory University, Dr. Codner has authored 7 textbooks, over 100 articles and book chapters, and given over 200 lectures around the world as an educator in plastic surgery. Dr. Codner is Chairman of the Atlanta Oculoplastic Symposium and the Atlanta Breast Symposium. He has been invited to perform surgery around the world. He held leadership roles in the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. For more information, please visit www.MarkCodnerMD.com View Guest page

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Sydney Reese Coleman

Dr. Sydney Reese Coleman is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Manhattan since 1986 and is an assistant clinical professor at NYU and the University of Pittsburgh. He is best known as the originator of a successful method for grafting fat. To describe his technique of fat grafting he trademarked the term LipoStructure® (alternatively referred to as Structural Fat Grafting, Coleman Fat Grafting or the Coleman Technique) Since 1988, Dr. Coleman has given presentations on fat grafting at scientific meetings throughout the world and has published extensively. Soon after his first successful attempts at fat grafting, he observed an improvement in the quality of aging or sun-damaged skin. Later he witnessed the reversal of pathological conditions such as scarring, therapeutic radiation injury and steroid atrophy after fat grafting. There is now evidence that the stem cells or messengers in all fat tissues aid in the repair of tissues by bringing in a new blood supply or by directly affecting damaged or aging structures. As such, fat may be a repair organ for the body. To study the regenerative potential of adipose tissue, Dr. Coleman is actively involved in research projects with the Department of Defense, NYU, the University of Pittsburgh, IntelliCell BioSciences and other facilities. View Guest page

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Donald R. Collins, Jr.

Donald R. Collins, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. is a plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery for almost twenty years in Houston, Texas. He is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Collins was the 1979 valedictorian at Klein High School, graduated cum laude from Rice University, and then received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is Past President of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a member of the teaching staff of The Methodist Hospital Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program. Dr. Collins is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. At St. Joseph Medical Center, he served as Chief of Staff from 2008 - 2009. Dr. Collins is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is involved with numerous other professional societies. He lectures frequently and has published multiple articles in professional journals on a variety of plastic surgery topics. View Guest page

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Michael Dixon

Dr. Dixon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Dixon believes in continuing education to stay abreast of the latest techniques in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He attends conferences and symposiums across the country not only to learn about the latest technology available, but to interact with colleagues about their experience. He believes in sound medical decision making, grounded in proven science recognized and accepted by plastic surgeons around the world. Dr. Dixon is a Texas Panhandle native. He returns to Amarillo to serve the community in the area of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. His family still farms and ranches in the north Texas Panhandle. http://www.amarillobeauty.com/index.php View Guest page

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Dr. James J. Elist

Dr. James J. Elist is an honored and renowned M.D., board-certified and award-winning urologist. Dr. Elist's passion is helping men to be their very best. Dr. Elist has been in private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1982, while specializing in urology, male sexual dysfunctions, including impotency and infertility (resulting in hundreds of successful cases). Dr. Elist has been chairperson, committee member, practicing surgeon and more at many hospitals including Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Beverly Hills Medical Center. He has also served on numerous panels including committees on Oncology, Ethics, Utilization, Medical Records Review, etc. Beginning in 1994 and as recently as 2001 (see below), Dr. Elist has been awarded multiple patents by the United States Government for his innovative treatment of congenital male sex organ deformities, impotency and male penile and testicular enhancement. Of key importance to all prospective patients, Dr. Elist's prostheses are FDA approved and the subject of numerous accredited articles, interviews and news reports. Dr. Elist has been the subject of feature stories on CNN, NBC, Fox News and KTLA among others. Dr.Elist has also treated numerous celebrities during his distinguished career. Dr. Elist has authored the book "Put Impotency in Your Past" in which he addresses an inclusive list of questions and issues regarding male impotency and penile dysfunctions. Dr. Elist was the first physician to publish an article definitively proving the effect of smoking on male impotency, and identified new treatments for male impotency resulting from smoking. In fact, the subject article formed much of the basis for Congressman Henry Waxman and then U.S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop including this finding in the precautionary warning required on all cigarette packaging. Dr. Elist's numerous awards and honors include: * Named "Best Plastic Surgeon-Urologist" by Los Angeles Magazine (July 1998) * United States Government Medical Expert Witness - Office of Hearings and Appeals (1997-2003) * Honorary Co-Chairman of the Physician Advisory Board to the United States Congress * National Leadership Award * Winner - First Prize - Washington Urological Society (1981) * Winner - Second Prize - Mid-Atlantic Urological Society (1981) Dr. Elist is the first doctor selected to perform surgeries utilizing new penile prosthetic devices from American Medical Systems. Dr. Elist has been widely renowned for his ground-breaking international activities including performing multiple surgeries in the Middle East and Europe, teaching and training surgeons internationally, and for serving as a moderator and lecturer for more than 15 years for multiple societies of the China Urological Association. Dr. Elist's most significant accomplishment of all continues to be his incredible success rate and number of extremely satisfied patients who regularly stay in contact with him and continue to fuel his great passion to help as many men as possible to be their very best. View Guest page

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Dr. Richard Ellenbogen

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen began his medical career at the University of Florida, where he showed advanced skills in both pre-medicine and art courses. After receiving an undergraduate degree, he completed a medical degree at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in 1968; general surgery training in New York City; and a plastic, maxillofacial and reconstructive surgery residency at the State University of New York (SUNY). Because of an interest in correcting birth defects with plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Ellenbogen served a fellowship at the Red Cross Hospital in The Hague, Netherlands. Returning to the United States, Dr. Ellenbogen performed an additional fellowship program in hand surgery at the highly regarded Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, while also serving as an Assistant Police Surgeon. View Guest page

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David G. Evans

David G. Evans, Attorney at Law in Belvidere, New Jersey, could easily be described as a renaissance lawyer. In addition to the quality legal services he has extended to clients for 35 years, attorney Evans is an emergency medical technician, published author, and family man. He is experienced with matters related to drug and alcohol testing and litigating those cases for employers. He has advised on international and national policy matters at the United Nations. If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, found yourself the victim of wrongful termination or are arrested or charged with a crime, Mr. Evans wants to speak to you. He can help. For practical, cost-effective solutions to your legal problems, contact David G. Evans, Attorney at Law in Belvidere. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and has written five briefs for cases heard before the Supreme Court. Contact him today toll-free. Call 866-959-5268. View Guest page

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Dr. Joel J. Feldman

Dr. Joel J. Feldman is a plastic surgeon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. His practice is limited to cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, and eyelids. He is considered by many plastic surgeons to be the world’s expert on neck lift surgery. Dr. Feldman reports that half of his practice is composed of men, because so many men want a better looking neck. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a Past President of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, an Honorary Member of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a recipient of the prestigious Clinician of the Year Award of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons for lifetime contributions to plastic surgery. His website is www.DrJoelFeldman.com and his office can be contacted at 617-661-5998 or INFO@DrJoelFeldman.com. View Guest page

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Julius Few

Dr. Julius Few is a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in advanced cosmetic surgery and cosmetic medicine. He is the director of the Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, as well as a clinical associate at the University of Chicago. Dr. Few has more than 50 publications and serves as a clinical editor for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, commissioner of cosmetic medicine/board of directors in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and medical advisor for ABCnews.com. Dr. Few is a reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board for Medscape by WebMD and New Beauty magazine. Dr. Few is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and trained in general surgery at the University of Michigan, then Plastic Surgery at Northwestern. He is a regular contributor to the major medical journalistic outlets in print, television, and broadcast. View Guest page

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Stephan J. Finical, M.D.

Stephan J. Finical, M.D. Although Dr. Finical is a renowned plastic surgeon, he also considers himself a teacher. He values the personal attention and face-to-face conversations he has with his patients as he educates them on what to look for in a plastic surgeon, what exactly will happen during the procedure, what results patients can expect to achieve and anything else they are concerned about. “An educated patient is the best patient. I don’t gloss over options, alternatives or risks. All of my patients hear that. We work as a team,” says Dr. Finical. It’s important for Dr. Finical that his patients understand his level of experience and that they see results he’s achieved for other similar patients. He does a lot of listening to understand what his patients really want. He’s also very proud of the Ritz-Carlton training Charlotte Plastic Surgery has undergone. Going above and beyond to make patients feel more comfortable and at home is vital to the philosophy of all the doctors at Charlotte Plastic Surgery. View Guest page

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Jack Fisher

Dr. Fisher received his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, completed his internships and residencies in general surgery at George Washington University Medical Center and his plastic surgery residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospital. Following his residency, he was on staff at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, from 1981 to 1986 as attending plastic surgeon. Throughout the country, Dr. Jack Fisher is a well-known and respected surgeon. He has been invited to speak at a number of surgical conferences throughout the world. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Fisher is currently President of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. View Guest page

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Jane C.K. Fitch, M.D.

Jane C.K. Fitch, M.D. currently serves as First Vice President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dr. Fitch is also Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Fitch has served the Society in numerous positions. She served as Chair of the Board Committee on Professional Affairs Review and also served as Chair of the Governmental Affairs and the Anesthesia Care Team Committees. In addition, Dr. Fitch served on the Committee on Economics, as well as the Director from Oklahoma. She is a Past President of the Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists. An Alpha Omega Alpha medical graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Dr. Fitch completed internship training at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston, followed by a residency and fellowship in cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Previous academic appointments have been with Yale University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Prior to her medical career, Dr. Fitch worked as an ICU nurse, followed by nurse anesthesia. View Guest page

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Timothy Corcoran Flynn

Timothy Corcoran Flynn, MD is a Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon based in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Medical Director at the Cary Skin Center. Dr. Flynn is currently the President-elect of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Flynn’s research interests include botulinum toxins and soft-tissue fillers. He is popular as an educator and speaks on cosmetic treatments at many national and international meetings. He will be in London this month, co-chairing the FACE conference at the Royal College of Physicians. He is the author of over 137 peer-reviewed publications. He and his wife Gina love playing with their two boys Collin age 13 and Evan age nine. View Guest page

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Dr. Scot Glasberg

Dr. Glasberg is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Glasberg holds numerous positions within national, regional and local medical and specialty societies. He currently serves as the Vice President of Finance / Treasurer on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also served as Chair of its Government Affairs Council, Council of State Affairs and Political Action Committee (PlastyPAC). Dr. Glasberg currently serves as the President of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Glasberg was recently awarded the prestigious President’s Award of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for his work within the society and the specialty. View Guest page

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Dr. Jeff Golub-Evans

Dr. Jeff Golub-Evans is considered one of the country’s premier smile designers. Using bonding, bleaching, porcelain laminates, crowns and his pioneering work in smile design, Dr. Golub-Evans has created smiles that have appeared on the covers of over 300 fashion and beauty magazines including: COSMOPOLITAN, SHAPE, GLAMOUR, VOGUE, GQ, BAZAAR, SELF, HEALTH, ALLURE, FAMILY CIRCLE, SEVENTEEN and many more. He has appeared on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, Inside Edition, American Journal, Good Morning America, Fox News, The Home Show and numerous other news and talk shows. His celebrity driven, high profile Manhattan based practice, the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry (www.nyccd.com) is a full service cosmetic and general dental office specializing in creating beautiful smiles and providing smile rejuvenation procedures. View Guest page

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James C. Grotting, M.D., F.A.C.S.

James C. Grotting, M.D., F.A.C.S. is in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama and specializes in aesthetic facial, breast and body contouring surgery and breast reconstruction. Among his many accomplishments a few of the highlights of his career are that he is Clinical Professor at UAB and University of Wisconsin Madison, a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Patient Safety Committee of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, founder of CosmetAssure, an insurance plan developed to provide coverage in the unlikely event a patient suffers a complication after cosmetic surgery. It is available only to patients of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and is endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also a volunteer for Operation Smile making numerous trips to under served countries to perform free facial surgery on children afflicted with cleft lip and palate. View Guest page

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Dr. Sanjay Grover

Dr. Sanjay Grover is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon of the Face and Body and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his post-graduate training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Stanford University. He was selected for this highly competitive and prestigious “combined” training program upon concluding medical school. Following his training at Stanford, Dr. Grover completed an additional elective fellowship in Aesthetic and Oculoplastic Surgery at the renowned Paces Plastic Surgery Center in Atlanta, Georgia. View Guest page

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Dr. Robert Hamas

For 30 years, Dr. Robert Hamas has been performing cosmetic plastic surgery for patients throughout Dallas, the DFW metroplex, and beyond. His accomplishments range from being one of the first doctors in Dallas to perform liposuction surgery to designing a breast implant with new technology and founding a new breast implant company – Ideal Implant Incorporated. His work has been featured in numerous publications and media outlets including D Magazine, CNN, CBS News, Allure, Self, Muscle and Fitness, and New Beauty. He was also an invited guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.   The knowledge, experience, and judgment of your surgeon play an important role in your outcome. Some doctors practice medicine; others help shape it. Dr. Hamas is a leading innovator in plastic surgery with many accomplishments in the field. View Guest page

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Dr. Dennis C. Hammond

Dr. Dennis C. Hammond is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast. Dr. Hammond is recognized as a national and international expert in all aspects of breast surgery. He has authored numerous scientific papers, co-edited two respected textbooks in breast surgery, and has authored his own best selling plastic surgery textbook, “Atlas of Aesthetic Breast Surgery”. Dr. Hammond also serves as an associate editor for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the main scientific journal for plastic surgery. Dr. Hammond actively lectures and performs surgical demonstrations all over the world. Current areas of active research include breast implant technology, the use of cohesive anatomically shaped implants in breast augmentation, reduced scar breast surgery, and outcomes research in breast reconstruction. Visit www.pipsmd.com for more information. View Guest page

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Levi Harrison

D. Levi Harrison, MD, author of The Art of Fitness: A Journey to Self Enhancement and Orthopedic Surgeon based in Los Angeles, is the first American physician/Orthopedic surgeon to write and demonstrate all exercises in a comprehensive fitness book. 

The Art of Fitness: A Journey to Self Enhancement is an informative book which shows anyone how to design a safe, effective and functional exercise program depending on their body type, lifestyle, schedule and goals. 

Currently practicing in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Harrison received his doctorate from the University of California at Davis and completed fellowship training at the internationally renowned Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis. View Guest page

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Vicki Ellis Hatch

Former tennis professional (1980-1995). Played for the University of Texas Longhorns, played professionally on the women’s tennis circuit, Director of tennis at the Terraces at Turnberry for seven (7) years, and coached the Texas Lady Longhorn Tennis team to capture two (2) national collegiate NCAA Division I Championship titles. Registered Licensed Dietitian (1995-present). Currently working with Julien Hatch Nutrition in Aventura. Private practice for 16 years, as well as working at Miami Heart Institute, Aventura Hospital, Mercy Hospital as a dietitian and Clinical Nutrition Manager. Expertise in areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, weight management, sports nutrition, eating disorders, and corporate health. View Guest page

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Kris Hermes

Kris Hermes Americans for Safe Access Advancing Legal Medical Marijuana Therapeutics and Research Kris Hermes brings nearly 20 years of social justice activism experience to the fight for safe access to medical marijuana. He has worked in various cities around the U.S. generating media and mobilizing people to effect change in federal and state policy on issues involving hunger, poverty and access to health care. Over the last few years, before joining ASA, he dedicated much of his time to legal activism, helping support those arrested during mass demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience. Previously as ASA’s Legal Campaign Director, Kris and the legal staff led the organization in numerous victories that have provided greater protection for thousands of patients. View Guest page

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Paul Howard

Dr. Paul Howard is a Plastic Surgeon in Birmingham, Alabama known internationally for his work on children born with facial deformities and adult cosmetic procedures such as facelift, eyelid surgery, endoscopic brow lift, neck lift, rhinoplasty, and endoscopic breast augmentation. Since completing his Plastic Surgery training by Dr. Ralph Millard at the University of Miami and Dr. Paul Tessier in Paris, France, Dr. Howard has traveled the world lecturing and teaching other plastic surgeons his special techniques and secrets. An awarding winning and highly decorated surgeon, Dr. Howard founded his own non-profit organization in the early 1990s, the NewFace Foundation that benefits children born with facial deformities. Dr. Howard’s practice in Birmingham, Alabama is home of the Howard Lift, a less invasive short scar facelift easily performed in the privacy of his office. View Guest page

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Dennis Hurwitz

Dr. Dennis Hurwitz, F.A.C.S., has positioned himself in the fields of plastic surgery and obesity surgery as one of the most respected practitioners of established techniques, and as an important innovator of safe, effective surgical advancements. Dr. Hurwitz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has helped thousands of patients redefine their image by lifting a great weight off their shoulders, both literally and figuratively. Dr. Dennis Hurwitz is the Clinical Professor of Surgery (Plastic) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and is the former director of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center in Pennsylvania. He has been recognized as one of America’s Top Physicians for specialist referrals and was the only plastic surgeon in Western Pennsylvania named in the 2001 Castle Connolly Guide. Dr. Hurwitz has innovated new techniques in obesity surgery, and is sought out worldwide, at his Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office for the groundbreaking total body lift surgery. Dr. Dennis Hurwitz is a diplomat to the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He was medical director of the University of Pittsburgh Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Center and had the largest active practice of cleft lip and cleft palate patients in the region. His cleft work gave him skills he applies in all areas of facial and body redesign. He has also been president of several city, state, and regional plastic surgery organizations, including the Allegheny County Medical Society. His devotion to his craft has led him to become not only a valued practitioner and innovator in medicine, but also a great teacher. He has lectured extensively in Pittsburgh and throughout the nation, on an impressive range of plastic surgery and obesity surgery subjects including the innovative total body lift. In Pennsylvania, he has taught both medical students and peers in plastic surgery and obesity surgery, and has published over 90 articles on procedures such as facelift, lipoaugmentation, body contouring and total body lift, ultrasonic liposuction, reconstructive surgery, and vascular malformations. View Guest page

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Jeffrey M. Kenkel

Jeffrey M. Kenkel, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is the Director of the Clinical Center for Cosmetic Laser Treatment and Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University Hospitals at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas. Dr. Kenkel is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and Associate Editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Dr. Kenkel is Editor of Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, the most up to date teaching tool for plastic surgeons in training and in practice in the United States and 38 foreign countries. Dr. Kenkel is a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kenkel’s clinical interests include cosmetic facial and breast surgery, liposuction and body contouring including after massive weight loss and skin care, and laser technology. View Guest page

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Roger K. Khouri

Doctor Khouri is a Plastic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience with breast reconstruction. Fifteen years ago, while a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Washington University he published what was then the world’s largest experience with microsurgical breast reconstruction. Over the past 7 years, he has perfected a much more patient friendly alternative method of breast reconstruction. He is invited with great acclaim all over the World to present and teach this minimally invasive new procedure. The procedure is minimally invasive, done as outpatient; it involves no incisions, no new scars, no implant, and gives the patient the bonus benefit of a few liposuctions body-contouring improvements. View Guest page

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Spencer Kobren

Spencer Kobren is the Founder and President of the American Hair Loss Association, the nation's foremost 501 c 3, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public, healthcare professionals, and the mainstream media about the emotionally devastating disease of hair loss. Mr. Kobren is considered the country's most prominent and effective consumer/patient advocate. He's the author of the ground breaking International Best Seller, The Bald Truth; The First Complete Guide to Preventing and Treating Hair Loss, which has become the most widely read consumer hair loss guide of all time, and the author of The Truth About Women’s Hair Loss; What Really Works for Treating and Preventing Thinning Hair. Mr. Kobren is a contributing editor for Consumer’s Digest Magazine and WebMD and is the Founder and Director of Consumer/Patient affairs of The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons. View Guest page

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Yvette La-Garde

Yvette La-Garde has worked as senior marketing manager at Colgate-Palmolive in New York City. In 1997, Ms. La-Garde made a conscious decision to work in health care for a company that supports a healthy lifestyle. In 1998, Ms. La-Garde became the director of marketing at Omni Nutraceuticals. Ms. La-Garde helped in the development, formulation, production and marketing of the company’s nutritional supplement product lines. She then began working with David Rahm, MD – the medical director at The Wellness Center in Long Beach, CA. In 1999, Ms. La-Garde joined Dr. Rahm at VitaMedica Corporation as the director of marketing & education. For the past 13 years, Ms. La-Garde has been traveling around the country training skin care specialists and the staff of plastic surgery offices about nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Yvette oversees all of the company’s health and wellness content including feature articles, weekly news coverage and a monthly e-newsletter. View Guest page

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Lisette Lahana

Lisette Lahana, hold a masters in social work from Smith College. Since 1999 she has been a licensed clinical social worker who provides psychotherapy for transgender and transsexual people, as well as for their partners and families. Ms. Lahana runs therapy groups for female partners of trans men as well as for those considering a gender transition. She has helped over 75 people make transitions and worked with over 200 transgender people. Since 2002 she has been a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. She frequently conducts gender evaluations for plastic surgeons, presents at conferences and trains healthcare providers on trans competent care. She founded the New England Gender Conference in 2007 that included presentations by well-known plastic surgeons. Ms. Lahana currently works at Kaiser Permanente’s Psychiatry Department in Northern California and has a private practice in Oakland that focuses primarily on gender concerns. View Guest page

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Frederick Lukash MD FACS FAAP

Frederick Lukash MD FACS FAAP has been consistently voted one of "America's Top Doctors". A board certified plastic surgeon in practice in Manhattan and Manhasset NY, he is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His college and medical degrees are from Tulane University. Post graduate training was at Emory, State University of NY, and Harvard. He is a member of all the major plastic surgical societies and is the spokesperson for teenage issues for the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He is the author of The Safe and Sane Guide to Teenage Plastic Surgery. View Guest page

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Jan Marini

Jan Marini, president and CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., is more than one of the most respected names in skin care. Jan's passionate commitment to healthy skin, as an educator, innovator and product researcher, prompted one journalist to dub her "The Derma Diva." Jan pioneered medically-validated skin care preparations and has formed associations with some of the world's leading physicians and research scientists. Today her products are used worldwide to treat common skin conditions such aging and sun-damaged skin, acne, and rosacea, and as complementary adjuncts to many popular medical procedures. Jan is renowned for her ability to turn complex technical data into comprehensible and fascinating insights. She is a familiar guest on radio and television programs, and her products are frequently featured in regional and national media. Jan is also a sought-after speaker for medical conferences and beauty industry events. Jan has spoken at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, American Academy of Dermatology, Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists, and numerous other events. Skin care professionals and consumers alike trust Jan Marini to deliver remarkable products for amazing skin, hair, lips and eyelashes. View Guest page

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Timothy Marten

Timothy Marten, MD, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Founder of the Marten Clinic of Plastic Surgery in San Francisco, California. He is an internationally recognized expert on surgery to rejuvenate the face, and is a member of over twenty professional societies. Dr Marten is a sought after teacher, speaker, lecturer, and instructor in plastic surgery techniques and has received numerous professional, scientific and academic awards for his contributions to aesthetic surgery. Dr Marten has made over four hundred scientific presentations on aesthetic plastic surgery, and has published numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters on facelift surgery and related topics. Dr Marten has also been recognized and honored by the fashion and beauty industries and has been profiled and quoted on television, radio, and in print media including the CNN, NPR, Vogue, W, Allure, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times. View Guest page

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Leo R. McCafferty

Leo R. McCafferty is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, received his Bachelor of Science from Penn State, his M.D. from Temple University and completed his General Surgery residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and Plastic Surgery training at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida under D. Ralph Millard, Jr., M.D. Prior to his return to Pittsburgh, Dr. McCafferty was Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Miami and Chief of Staff Services at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. McCafferty is on the Board of Directors, Vice President and Regional Spokesperson for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Ethics Committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgery, President of the Allegheny County Medical Society, Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, and Past President of the Millard Society. Dr. McCafferty is in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA and also the plastic surgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers. View Guest page

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Jason Morris

Dr. Morris has advanced experience in foot and leg aesthetics and has trained personally with Dr. Suzanne Levine, President of the International Aesthetic Foot Society. Dr. Levine is a nationally recognized aesthetics expert who developed the breakthrough treatment Stilleto Rx “pillows for the feet” an injectable dermal filler procedure for those suffering from pain in the ball of the foot due to fat pad atrophy. Dr. Levine has been featured on Dr. Oz, Oprah Winfrey, Extra, 20/20, and The Today Show. Dr. Morris is the only podiatrist in Georgia and one of few in the U.S. to be trained exclusively by Dr. Levine to perform this exciting new procedure. Dr. Jason Morris opened Primera Podiatry in January of 2012 and treats patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. View Guest page

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Gregory Mueller, M.D., F.A.C.S

Gregory Mueller, M.D., F.A.C.S. Hailing from a small town in Nebraska, Dr. Gregory Mueller has become one of the nation’s foremost plastic surgeons. Currently Dr. Mueller practices out of his West Hollywood office. A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, he is also the author of several medical texts and journal articles in publications that include RadioGraphics, Journal of the National Cancer Institute and the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Dr. Mueller is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He completed his residency for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California and his medical degree at the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine. Dr. Mueller’s innovative approach to plastic surgery is driven by his unwavering dedication to his patients and his commitment to delivering them superior, smooth and natural results while minimizing recovery time and interference in their daily lives. Most recently, Dr. Mueller developed the iGuide 2.0® Surgical Suture System. After performing traditional neck, brow and face lifts, Dr. Mueller had become dissatisfied with these invasive methods. The inconsistent results, side effects, length of recovery and risk of nerve or muscle damage were just unacceptable. He knew there had to be a better way. The iGuide 2.0® addresses these problems, resulting in procedures that can be performed without general anesthesia and with minimal incisions, resulting in great benefits for both patients and doctors. View Guest page

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Alicia Nakamoto

Alicia is responsible for building and motivating the worlds most trusted community around any cosmetic procedure journey. She discovered the power of consumer reviews while working at Amazon and strives to bring that same transparency for members researching on RealSelf to make confident choices. Off hours you might find her running, testing out new Seattle restaurants or in front of Trader Joe's selling daisy scout cookies. View Guest page

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Jayne O’Donnell

Jayne O’Donnell is a consumer reporter for USA TODAY, author, TV contributor and freelance writer. At USA TODAY, Jayne’s beat includes retail, safety and fraud. Her investigative reporting in 1996 led to the warning labels and smart air bags now found in every new car. More recently, her work has included subjects as diverse as high-tech safety features in cars, crib bumpers and table saw safety. In September, she wrote a two-part investigative series on cosmetic surgery. The series explored the risks of office-based surgeries by doctors who aren’t board-certified plastic surgeons and the dangers associated with low-cost, high volume clinics. Jayne has contributed to magazines including Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, Parents and AutoWeek. She is a frequent guest on television news programs and has appeared on Good Morning America, Fox Business Network, CNN and MSNBC. Jayne has also won several public service and journalism awards for her work alerting the public to safety hazards. View Guest page

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Dr. Michael Oefelein

Dr. Michael Oefelein is a board certified surgeon-urologist and Diplomat of the American College of Surgeons. He is the Vice President, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Allergan Medical, Global Medical Affairs of Allergan, LLC and he continues a limited private practice in San Diego, California. Allergan is a multi-specialty health-care company. Dr. Oefelein’s responsibilities at Allergan include late phase clinical trials in Urology, Dermatology, Health/Bariatrics and Breast and Facial Aesthetics. Dr. Oefelein performs peer review for numerous medical journals, and he is a member of the abstract selection committee for the annual American Urological Association Meeting. Dr. Oefelein has authored many peer reviewed studies and has presented his research at numerous regional, national and international congresses. View Guest page

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Dror Paley

Dror Paley, M.D., FRCSC, is the director of the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Paley was the founder and director of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics and the co-director of the International Center for Limb Lengthening until May 2009. Prior to that he was the chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at the University of Maryland in Baltimore from 1987 to 2001. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in limb lengthening and reconstruction. Dr Paley trained under the guidance of Professor Ilizarov of Russia (Ilizarov method) and Professor Debastiani of Italy (Orthofix method). In 1986, he introduced the Ilizarov method to the US and Canada. Since that time, he has performed more than 12,000 limb lengthening and reconstruction-related procedures on patients from all over the United States and from more than 70 countries from six continents. View Guest page

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Cees Penning

I graduated from the Graphic Academy in Amsterdam and worked for 25 years in New York with all the major cosmetic companies making the models in the photographs look absolutely perfect. This form of art was all done by hand until about ten years ago when the computer was able to do this work. Cosmetic permanent makeup was the closest form of art to my former profession. I really enjoy this kind of art form and it gives me so much gratification when the client is very happy and looks so much better. Cosmetic permanent makeup is an art, and that is why you see so many bad jobs out there. It makes people reluctant to do any permanent makeup procedure themselves. I can say that 50% of my work is fixing permanent procedures that have gone bad. I have been working with movie and television personalities, models, and regular people who like to look good 24 hours a day. If you have any questions call me at 305-467-0065. View Guest page

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Craig Primack

Dr. Primack is co-medical director of Scottsdale Weight Loss Center located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale Weight Loss Center (SWLC) is a medical weight management center providing comprehensive weight loss programs to the residents of the Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix and the surrounding areas. Founded by Robert Ziltzer, M.D and Craig Primack, M.D., SWLC provides direct physician-supervised weight loss programs which include custom diets, meal replacements, strong support and education to promote lifelong solutions for managing your weight. Since 2006, SWLC has helped clients lose nearly 88,000 pounds. For more information, visit www.scottsdaleweightloss.com. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Primack attended the University of Illinois before earning his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago- The Stritch School of Medicine. He then came to Arizona in 1997 to complete a combined medical residency program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Dr. Primack specializes in medical weight loss and is board certified by The American Board of Bariatric Medicine in addition to board certifications in Internal Medicine and in Pediatrics. Dr. Primack is an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the Obesity Society. He has been listed as one of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Docs in 2010, 2009, and 2008, as well as one of Scottsdale 101 magazine’s Top 101 Doctors. He has recently been elected to the National Board of Directors for the American Society of Bariatric Medicine (ASBP), a society of over 1500 physicians that treat obesity. He believes in a comprehensive approach to weight loss. As a medical weight loss doctor, Dr. Primack focuses on prescribing weight loss programs that are tailored to his patients’ individual needs and clinically proven to provide safe and significant weight loss and as well as lessening the severity of weight related conditions including diabetes and hypertension. Dr. Primack has personally lost 30 pounds and has successfully kept it off for over six years. He is an avid cyclist and runner, and has completed one full marathon and several half marathons. He and his wife Allyson are the proud parents of three young children. View Guest page

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Daniel Rivlin

Daniel Rivlin, M.D. is a Board Certified Dermatologist and a Board Certified Dermatopathologist with his office in Miami Beach. He performs a blend of dermatologic and cosmetic/aesthetic services. Dr. Rivlin graduated from University of Miami and received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed Fellowships in Dermatopathology at New York University Medical Center, and Mohs Surgery at U.C.L.A. Medical Center. Dr. Rivlin achieved an academic award for outstanding resident while at U.C.L.A. and soon after held academic appointment as Director of Dermatopathology at U.C.L.A. Medical Center, Division of Dermatology. Dr. Rivlin has given presentations to professional groups domestically and internationally, produced several published articles and has written additional articles which are currently being reviewed for publication. Dr. Rivlin offers his patients specially formulated skin care products for use as part of a physician supervised skin care regimen. Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Dermatology American Society of Dermatologic Surgery American College of Mohs Surgery View Guest page

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Thomas L. Roberts

Professional Service… From the professional standpoint, I have developed 3-4 new concepts and surgical procedures in plastic surgery and have now been asked to speak and demonstrate these surgical procedures all over the United States and in 34 countries on 6 continents. This has permitted me to bring a higher level of plastic surgical care to residents in the Upstate than has ever been available before. (I have also been asked by our national society to teach courses on the laser, micro fat and other grafting techniques I helped to develop.) I served as its director for the first 12 years, and it continues to be one of the more active teams in the State. I was asked to serve as the State Chairman of the Medical Advisory committee for the SC Children’s Rehabilitative Services (cleft lip, palate, etc.) from 1988-1992 and have been elected to serve in every office in the SC Society of Plastic Surgeons, including 2 terms as president. In 1980, I founded the first new cleft lip and palate team in South Carolina in over 30 years. Community Service… In 1994, I organized and carried out the first medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic and every year since then expect for the year my two kids got married and I had to have knee surgery. I still help organize one of the two medical teams to the DR, which includes 30-40 people – surgeons, orthopedists, gynecologists, urologists, nurses, nursing/pre-med and medical students, as well as general helpers. Typically, on these medical mission trips we will perform 30-60 major surgical procedures, which really change these folks’ lives, as there is no other specialized care available. We even see adults with cleft lip and palate who are considered the village freaks and shunned; but we help them begin the transition to an adult with dignity and the palate surgery can give them relatively normal speech, where they had been almost unintelligible previously. These are very rewarding times and my family and I have gained just more than we have given. View Guest page

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George P. Rodgers, M.D., F.A.C.C.

George P. Rodgers, M.D., F.A.C.C., is originally from Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. Dr. Rodgers completed residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rodgers has been in private practice as a cardiologist in Austin since 1989. Dr. Rodgers was elected Chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors for 2007 and is a member of the ACC’s Board of Trustees effective March 2006. Dr. Rodgers is currently the President & Chief Medical Officer of Biophysical Corporation, an Austin, TX-based company dedicated to advancing clinical knowledge through its research in the field of biomarkers. He continues to practice clinical cardiology and is a volunteer faculty member of the Austin Medical Education Program at Brackenridge Hospital. Dr. Rodgers serves as President of the Championship Hearts Foundation whose mission is to serve the greater Austin community in cardiovascular care. View Guest page

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Dr. Daniel Ronel

Dr. Daniel Ronel is a plastic surgeon in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM. He is the only doctor in the United States who has been board-certified in both Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics. Educated at five Ivy League institutions, he brings a new, holistic approach to plastic surgery. He developed The Whole Being Plan, a unique program that uses both Eastern and Western methods: therapies include acupuncture, holistic medical aesthetics, psychotherapy, reflexology and aromatherapy. The plan prepares patients for their surgery, helps heal them afterwards, and continues the success of their operation into the future. Dr. Ronel is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was named one of America's Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumer's Research Council of America, and he is a national trainer for Artefill, Radiesse, and sits on the Allergan Silicone Breast Implant Panel. View Guest page

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Lorne Rosenfield

Dr. Lorne Rosenfield is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has been in private practice in Burlingame, California for 25 years. Dr. Rosenfield specializes in aesthetic surgery with a particular interest in facial rejuvenation and body contouring. He is an active Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at both the University of California, San Francisco, and Stanford University. Dr. Rosenfield has published extensively in the plastic surgical literature. He has contributed chapters to many books on his innovations in facial rejuvenation and body contouring including the definitive text, The Art of Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Rosenfield serves as an oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the Patient Safety Committee for the Aesthetic Society. In addition, Dr. Rosenfield has established The Peninsula Plastic Surgical Foundation to deliver charitable reconstructive care within his community and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. View Guest page

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J. Peter Rubin

Dr. Rubin is Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is founding director of the UPMC Life After Weight Loss Program and the body contouring fellowship. Dr. Rubin is internationally known for his innovative techniques in breast and body contouring surgery, and is a sought after lecturer. He is the author of a surgical textbook on body contouring. View Guest page

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David Sarwer

David B. Sarwer, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as well as Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. Dr. Sarwer is the Director of the Stunkard Weight Management Program and is actively involved in the Bariatric Surgery Program at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducts behavioral/psychological evaluations of patients prior to surgery. He also treats individuals with eating or other psychological concerns after bariatric surgery. Dr. Sarwer provides psychotherapeutic treatment to persons who have body dysmorphic disorder or other appearance concerns. Dr. Sarwer can be contacted at: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market St., Suite 3026, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309, 215-898-7314. His e-mail address is dsarwer@mail.med.upenn.edu View Guest page

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Wendy Scinta

Dr. Wendy Scinta is Board Certified in both Bariatrics and Family Medicine. She is a leading expert in the field of weight management and a frequently invited speaker on obesity and related topics. Dr. Scinta serves on the board of trustees for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and as a member of the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity. She is the founder of Medical Weight Loss of New York where she works with children and adults to prevent and reverse obesity related illnesses. Dr. Scinta received her Medical Degree from Upstate Medical University and completed her residency at Duke University. She is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate where she is conducting research on medically monitored weight loss programs for adults and children. Dr. Scinta has been interviewed on CNN, and appears regularly on ABC television in CNY. She has contributed numerous articles to national magazines, newspapers and online publications. View Guest page

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Dr. Richard Scranton

Dr. Richard Scranton completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1997 and served as the Chief Resident for the 1998 academic year. From 1998 through 2000, Dr. Scranton was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed his Harvard General Medicine Fellowship and received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002. He served as Associate Physician in the Division of Aging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Physician in General Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA and, Assistant Professor, Harvard medical school. As a clinician investigator, his research focus includes clinical trials, health services research, and epidemiology. As Principal Investigator of multicenter US and international trials, Dr. Scranton has coordinated all aspects of the research activity including FDA regulatory filing. He has conducted and designed numerous epidemiologic and economic database studies. His efforts as Chief Medical Officer of VeroScience led to the successful FDA approval of a first-in-class centrally acting drug indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Currently he serves as the Executive Medical Director of Medical Health Sciences for Pacira Pharmaceuticals where he directs a field-based Scientific Affairs and Medical Education team as well as manages phase IV studies that relate to health outcomes and patient-reported outcomes. View Guest page

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Victor H. Shabanah

Victor H. Shabanah M.D. Medical Director, AAG Health Dr. Victor Shabanah is the Medical Director of the AAG Health Physicians Network and is based at AAG Health Clinic, Aventura, Florida. He is a recognized leader in age management medicine focusing on (HRT) Hormone Replacement Therapy including (BHRT) Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Treatment programs and (TRT) Testosterone Replacement Treatments for men diagnosed with low testosterone levels. He has received extensive training in various cosmetic and anti-aging rejuvenation procedures including laser and his field of specialty for the last eight years has been preventive medicine, hormone treatment and modulation, bioidentical hormone therapy and age-based aesthetic procedures. Victor Shabanah M.D., received his Medical Degree in 1963 from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has a surgical background and is a Board Certified physician. He has practiced in Florida for 30 years where he specialized in Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery. He attended a fellowship in cardiac and vascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he became interested in and started practicing cosmetic procedures and a number of anti aging treatments. Dr. Shabanah is an expert in bio-identical hormone medications, androgen and menopause therapies, prescription growth hormone and testosterone treatment methods, hormone enhancing supplements and anti-aging medicine. Dr. Shabanah is AAG Health's Medical Director and a leading Age Management Physician based in the Miami, Florida hormone treatment center. Dr. Shabanah is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, The Age Management Medicine Group and The Endocrine Society. Contact Dr. Shabanah View Guest page

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Bruce Smith, MD

Dr. Smith was born, educated and trained in Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M College of medicine in 1986 and completed general and plastic surgery training at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX. He has been practicing plastic surgery in Houston for 18 years and is a member of the teaching staff at the Methodist Plastic Surgery Residency Program. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is past-president of the Houston Plastic Surgery Society and is an officer in the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been named by Houston’s H magazine as "Top Doc for plastic surgery" and "Top Doc for Women’s surgery," for many years. View Guest page

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Jorge L. Sosa

Dr. Jorge L. Sosa is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He received his medical school degree from the University of South Florida where he graduated at the top of his class. Dr. Sosa completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he became a pioneer and expert in laparoscopic surgery. He then completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care after which he stayed on as a faculty member of the University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sosa established his private practice in 1995 and concentrated his practice in Bariatric Surgery beginning in 2001. Dr. Sosa has performed over 4000 Bariatric Procedures and has been certified as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The American College of Surgeons. Dr. Sosa’s Bariatric Program received the top ranking in Miami-Dade County, and ranked number two in the State of Florida by Healthgrades. Dr. Sosa has taught General and Laparoscopic Surgery and has been featured in multiple news and media forums. View Guest page

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Allen St. Pierre

Jacob D. Steiger

Jacob D. Steiger, M.D. is an accomplished, double board certified facial plastic surgeon whose background and credentials reflect his commitment to the highest standards of patient care, treatment innovation, and leadership within his specialty. A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Steiger graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami Honors Program in Medical Education. Graduating at the top of his medical school class with research distinction, Dr. Steiger was awarded the prestigious Clinical Skills Award for his dedication to patient care. Dr. Steiger's achievements were recognized by the country's best training programs. Upon completing medical school, he began his post graduate training at the highly prestigious Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Steiger completed a general surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania and continued his training in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Ascending to the position of Chief Resident, Dr. Steiger's commitment to facial plastic surgery was recognized, receiving the University of Pennsylvania's Carniol Award for Research and Innovation in Facial Plastic Surgery. After completing his residency, Dr. Steiger chose to pursue further advanced training as a Fellow in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. During his tenure at the University of Michigan, Dr. Steiger served as faculty in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Steiger left his position at the University of Michigan to start a private practice in Palm Beach County. Dr. Steiger brings his unique skill set, highly specialized training and innovation to South Florida. He is one of only a handful of physicians in the area who dedicates his practice solely to plastic surgery of the face and nose. Dr. Steiger is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. View Guest page

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Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, serves as the medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates in Marina del Rey, CA. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and The International College of Surgeons. Dr. Stevens is the director of the USC Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and Aesthetic Surgery Division, on the editorial board of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal and on the board of directors of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. An international traveling professor, Dr. Stevens was recognized by his peers as one of America's Best Physicians in "The Guide to Top Doctors." He is past chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery. He has received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California. Dr. Stevens has authored numerous publications appearing in professional journals. View Guest page

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Bryn Stewart

Currently the Marketing Manager for VitaMedica, Bryn’s interest in health and nutrition began early in college where she counseled local models on diet, exercise and healthy body image. With continued experience in research & development, consumer relations and product integration, Bryn has lead nutraceutical trainings for physicians and medical professionals throughout the country. She currently maintains a position on the Editorial Board of The Wellness Center, VitaMedica’s consumer education resource, where she keeps readers abreast of the latest health and wellness news. Bryn lives in California and stays active by dancing, running, biking and playing sand volleyball. View Guest page

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The Wellbox®

The Wellbox® is a home use professional beauty care device. It is a smaller version of the famous LPG professional equipment and their patented technologies - Lipomassage™ for the body, and Endermo®Lift for the face. The Wellbox® offers at home beauty treatments and unprecedented results, without surgery. • In Self-Lipomassage™ mode: the Wellbox® smooths cellulite, firms the skin, and helps to release localized fat that is resistant to a healthy diet and exercise. • In Self-Endermo®Lift mode: the Wellbox® efficiently helps to fight against sagging skin, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and provides a healthy glow on the face, neck and décolleté. A technology built on precision, Wellbox® comes with five interchangeable treatment heads for the body and face. Designed for all skin types and levels of sensitivity, these treatment heads deliver nearly limitless results for beauty, slimming, health, sports, and wellness. View Guest page

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Dr. Spero Theodorou

Dr. Spero Theodorou is an experienced and talented plastic surgeon based in Midtown Manhattan. He specializes in all areas of body and facial enhancements. He is most noted by his many fashion clients for his runway ready SmartLipo procedures. Dr. Theodorou runs Park Avenue SmartLipo, the only SmartLipo training facility in NYC. He started his training as Research Fellow for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He studied at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ, and the Monmouth Medical Center/Hanhemann University in Long Branch, NJ. Dr. Theodorou returned to Chicago to continue his training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center at Rush University. He completed his training in NYC at NYU's prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital on an aesthetic plastic surgery fellowship. Dr. Theodorou continues to train other surgeons in SmartLipo and other advancements in plastic surgery. View Guest page

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Jim White

After graduating from Youngstown State University in Ohio, Jim moved to Virginia Beach to open his personal training studios (Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios). Since then, Jim has helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds. To spread his message of health and fitness, Jim founded the Hampton Roads Fitness magazine and is the author of the Jim White's Fit-in-30 days plan. He is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a health fitness specialist. He is also the nutrition advisor for Men’s Fitness magazine, the sports dietitian for Old Dominion University, and the past-president of the Tidewater Dietetic Association. He was recognized in 2009 as Virginia’s Young Dietitian of the Year and has been voted as one of the Top 40 Businessmen under 40 in the Hampton Roads region. He serves as chairman of the board of the Junior League’s Healthy Kids Initiative and is a "Champion of Change" for the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. View Guest page

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Vladimir Zeetser

Dr. Vladimir Zeetser is a board certified podiatric physician and surgeon specializing in the treatment of all aspects of foot and ankle disorders. He is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery both in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 

He has been at the forefront of adopting the latest techniques and technology available for correction of deformities and improvement of function. Having comprehensive knowledge and experience in the decades of time tested podiatric procedures, he continues to further refine and modify these techniques to achieve enhanced outcomes for his patients with shorter recovery times, minimal to no pain and aesthetic appearance. He believes that the final cosmetic result of the foot is just as important as the structural correction. View Guest page

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HANI ZEINI

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Zeini has over 24 years of relevant healthcare experience in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device industries, and is an 11-year veteran in the Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery market. He founded Sientra in 2006. Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President of Inamed Aesthetics, a leading plastic surgery company, and was responsible for both the Breast Aesthetics and Facial Aesthetics businesses until the company was sold to Allergan and became Allergan MedicalMr. Zeini is deeply involved in the Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery market, and its development over the past decade. He has presented on the business of plastic surgery and innovation at numerous national and international conferences. Mr. Zeini served twice on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting Committee as the industry representative. He also served on the Industry Relations Council for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. View Guest page

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Michelle Zweifler, MD

Dr Michelle Zweifler is a board certified plastic surgeon in private practice in Manhattan. She completed her plastic surgery training at the State University of New York at Downstate and then an Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship in California. Additionally, Dr Zweifler is a board certified general surgeon. Currently Dr Zweifler in on staff at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She specializes in breast augmentation (breast implants), breast lifts, liposuction and body contouring procedures. For additional information on Dr Michelle Zweifler visit www.drzweifler.com or contact us at (212)355-0500. View Guest page

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Lifestyle Lift: A real lift, or a letdown? Part 1

June 4, 2011
Hosted by Dr. Adam Rubinstein

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Episode Description

The Lifestyle Lift has been marketed for years promising affordable, quick, and easy facial rejuvenation to the masses. Radio, television and print ads throughout the country seems enticing and describe thousands of happy patients. But is it all it seems to be? Many online accounts of patients’ personal experiences going through the procedure are not so favorable. The office of the Attorney General in at least two states have investigated or are investigating Lifestyle Lift. And it has been the subject of more than one investigative report on TV news. But what is the real story behind the Lifestyle Lift? Join us in the first part of a two part episode examining the truth about the Lifesttyle Lift. We will hear from many patients about their personal experiences. We will discuss past and present investigations by offices of the Attorney General in different states. We will talk with a previous employee and discuss information from doctors that at one time worked for Lifestyle Lift. Is it all hype and hyperbole? What is fact and what is fiction? Join us on this very special episode to make up your own mind. Remember you can always call in live throughout the show to speak with our guests or have your questions answered. Join us live Saturday from 12-1PM EST, 9-10AM PST on New Reflections.

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New Reflections

Saturday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

New Reflections features a variety of all things aesthetic. From skin care products to treatments with injections to surgical options we’ll discuss anything and everything in the world of aesthetics, health and beauty. Learn about all the latest and greatest offerings as Dr. Rubinstein explains the good, the bad, and the soon to be not so ugly, based on years of experience.

Each week we will discuss things that are new and in the news. Timely interesting discussions will include what’s hot and what’s not in skin care and cosmetic procedures. We will have live, on air virtual consultations where each week a patient will submit photos that will be available for you to view via a link on the website. We will talk about the patient’s goals and Dr. Rubinstein’s recommendations. We wrap up each week’s program with featured guests who come from a wide variety of interests and offerings. New Reflections airs live Saturdays at 9 AM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness.

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Dr. Adam Rubinstein

Dr. Adam Rubinstein is a highly respected and recognized board certified plastic surgeon providing top notch care to patients from South Florida, across the United States, and many countries throughout the world.

Dr. Rubinstein is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has trained with the world's eminent surgeons at the forefront of developing techniques for plastic surgery. He has served as Chief of Plastic Surgery for Jackson North Medical Center. Dr. Rubinstein is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at NOVA Southeastern University, and clinical faculty for the Cleveland Clinic Plastic Surgery Residency Program in Florida.

He has been newly appointed to the teaching faculty of the Florida International University (FIU) College of Medicine Department of Surgery. He is the exclusive plastic surgeon for the Pritikin Longevity Center. Dr. Rubinstein currently serves on the editorial board of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal published by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He holds memberships in many prestigious medical societies and associations, which include The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons. He is the current vice president of The Ralph Millard Jr., M.D. Medical Society & Education Foundation.

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