Ready for Your Big Reveal?



If your 2012 calendar includes a daughter's wedding or a 30-year high school reunion, you might be taking a long, hard look at yourself in the mirror. An upcoming special event can be the motivation to refresh and improve your looks — likely something you've been thinking about for a while. There's no better time to consider cosmetic plastic surgery, as metro Detroit physicians offer the very latest surgical and nonsurgical treatments for reducing fat, lifting and tightening skin, eliminating wrinkles, and renewing your complexion.

Botox and facial fillers are quick age-reducing solutions that can give dramatic results. And with little downtime needed, noninvasive Fraxel laser will rejuvenate facial skin, making it healthy, radiant, and more youthful.

If pockets of unwanted fat are ruining your look, innovative, no downtime procedures can help you lose inches when exercise and diet fail. CoolSculpting freezes targeted fat cells, while low-level laser treatments, including Zerona and LipoLaser, stimulate the cells to release their fatty contents, which are all safely eliminated by the body.

While the trend is toward more minimally-invasive procedures, face-lift surgery is on an increase. No longer resulting in the taut and stretched look of the past, today's face-lifts are individualized for each person and often include injectable fillers for youthful volume.

Remember that the lead time before your important event matters. You don't want to arrive swollen or peeling, or before the optimal results are evident. Book a consultation today, and take a first step toward your big reveal.

Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A facial analysis is an important first step when you're thinking about having a cosmetic procedure done so you will look your best for a special event, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S.

"Every individual's facial anatomy, skin type, and degree of aging differ, and one procedure does not fit all," Dr. Danish points out. "I do a facial analysis of what the patient needs to look younger and fresher. That might be a surgical brow-lift or upper and lower eyelid-lifts, or they may only need injectables and a laser facial. We discuss the options that are permissible within the time frame of their upcoming event."

Offering a full menu of surgical and nonsurgical procedures for facial rejuvenation, Dr. Danish is best known for pioneering the Lunchtime Lift™, an in-office mini face-lift that lifts the cheeks, the lower eyelids, and the jowls, restoring the natural curves and youthful fullness of the face. The Lunchtime Lift™ requires minimal recovery time and produces immediate, long-lasting results. With the injectable Lunchtime Lift™, Dr. Danish uses Botox to ease facial lines, and fillers to add volume to the face. Her patients look 10 years younger in less than an hour and they experience little to no downtime.

"All of my patients look rejuvenated and natural, not like they've had surgery or injections," Dr. Danish adds.

Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Facial Plastic Surgery
Address: 4550 Investment Drive
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: 248-267-9700 Fax: 248-267-9711
Co-located: Pure Rejuvenation Center
Hospital Affiliation: Beaumont, Royal Oak

Boyd Cosmetic Surgical Institute

Venus Freeze is a noninvasive and pain-free anti-aging technology that tightens and lifts sagging skin, reduces cellulite, and diminishes facial wrinkles with no downtime.

"It's great for pre-bathing-suit body toning on the legs, knees, thighs, abdomen, and arms," says board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Boyd. "Venus Freeze utilizes magnetic pulses and radio frequency energy to penetrate the deep layers of the skin, triggering collagen production. The treatments feel relaxing."

CoolSculpting removes bulges of unwanted fat – typically on the abdomen, waistline, hips, and back – using a noninvasive cooling method called Cryolipolysis to safely freeze targeted fat cells, which then break down and are eliminated by the body. Dr. Boyd also offers the new Ultherapy® nonsurgical face-lift. Ultrasound tightens the skin from the inside out, for a refreshed, uplifting appearance.

"By starting treatments now you can experience the maximum effects in time for your spring break vacation," Dr. Boyd says.

Boyd Cosmetic Surgical Institute

Charles M. Boyd, M.D., M.B.A., F.AC.S.
Address: 135 East Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248-433-1900 Fax: 248-433-1901
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Hospital Affiliation: St. Joseph; UnaSource in Troy, Michigan

Mune Gowda, M.D., F.A.C.S.

"Face-lift, eyelid surgery, Botox, and injectable fillers are the typical cosmetic procedures that women seek when their son or daughter is planning a wedding," says board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mune Gowda, who individualizes treatments to achieve the optimal results.

"We all age differently, and not everyone's face is the same. One patient may only need a minilift, while someone with more significant aging will require a traditional face-lift and necklift," he says, noting that patients should expect a three- to six-month recovery period to look their best for that special event.

"With almost every face-lift and eyelid surgery, I use the patient's own fat to add volume to the jawline, the cheeks, and around the eyes, for a natural, more youthful appearance."

Mune Gowda, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Address: 26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 125
Novi, MI 48374
Phone: 248-305-8400
Address: 3270 West Big Beaver Rd., Suite 415
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 800-979-9858
Hospital Affiliation: William Beaumont, Providence Hospital


Gina Randhawa, M.D.

ZERONA® is a no-pain, no-downtime, low-level laser treatment that safely reduces excess fat and inches without the risks associated with invasive body contouring surgery.

"We call it the 'I can get back into my skinny jeans treatment,'" says internal medicine physician Dr. Gina Randhawa. "It's completely noninvasive. Patients come into the office for a series of treatments, and they can lose up to 15 inches over a period of two to three weeks. It's becoming very popular."

With weddings or other events on the calendar, Dr. Randhawa's patients also come in for Botox and facial fillers to eliminate age-revealing wrinkles. "Botox and fillers are quick procedures that give very dramatic results," she says. "More and more patients want noninvasive treatments with minimal or no downtime. All of these procedures are a big psychological boost, especially for women, regardless if there is an occasion to attend or not."

Gina Randhawa, MD, PC

Internal Medicine and Bariatrics
Address: Beaumont Medical Center, 6900 Orchard Lake Road
Suite 207, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Address: Rochester Office Parc, 6585 Rochester Road, Suite 105
Troy, MI 48085
Phone: 248-539-9358
Fax: 248-539-9088
Hospital Affiliation: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI and Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, Commerce Township, MI

Lakeshore Facial Plastic Surgery

The nose is the most prominent feature of the face, and making even a small change can have a big impact on an individual's appearance, says Dr. Michael S. Fozo, a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat physician.

"I have many patients who pursue surgery before going away to school, beginning a new job, or having their wedding pictures taken," he says. "Aesthetic rhinoplasty balances the appearance of the nose itself and its relationship to the rest of the face. When we improve the look of the nose, we also make sure it works well to maximize breathing."

Lakeshore Facial Plastic Surgery
Michael S. Fozo, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Address: 17900 23 Mile Road, Ste. 205, Macomb Twp., MI 48044
Phone: 586-286-6565
Hospital Affiliations: Beaumont, Henry Ford, St. John

Refine, PLLC

Jumpstart a healthier, more active lifestyle and get in shape for that all-important event with LipoLaser. Chiropractic physician Dr. Elizabeth Brieden is pleased to offer the 100-percent noninvasive, safe, and completely painless procedure for spot fat reduction.

"Excess body fat presents a huge risk for chronic diseases," Dr. Brieden says. "With LipoLaser, low-level laser energy safely targets fat cells, causing them to release fatty acids, water, and glycerol, which are then flushed by the body's lymphatic system.

"The fat cells are like grapes and they shrink up like raisins, resulting in inch loss," Dr. Brieden says. "Patients also use a Whole Body Vibration (WBV) device, which improves circulation, stimulates muscle to use fat as an energy source, and stimulates lymphatic drainage to flush toxins. We've seen amazing results!"

Dr. Brieden utilizes the cutting-edge technology as part of an overall health and wellness program that includes therapeutic lifestyle changes.

Refine, PLLC

Elizabeth Brieden, D.C.
Wellness Care – Non-invasive
Address: 16782 21 Mile Rd., Macomb, MI 48044
Phone: 586-286-7770
Fax: 586-286-8760

Ruthie McCrary, M.D.

Having an excellent eye for beauty, a love of symmetry, and meticulous attention to detail, cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Ruthie McCrary is sought out for her undetectable face-lifts, defining body sculpting, and beautiful breast augmentations.

"Especially in the New Year, people want a fresh start and to look as great as they feel. A face-lift will give you a refreshed look, and take seven to 15 years off your appearance," says Dr. McCrary, whose patients look natural and not overdone, like the taut, wind- tunneled appearance of celebrities like Joan Rivers and Kenny Rogers.

"I've had a number of women come in before their daughter's wedding who wish for that youthful look they once saw in the mirror. They'll say, 'I don't want to look like my daughter's grandmother; I want to look like her mother,'" Dr. McCrary says.

"And more men are coming in for face-lifts," she adds. "They know that looking energetic and vital can help them to compete with younger men in today's job market."

Liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation using the safe, natural feeling silicone implants are popular procedures for those who want to look better in a bathing suit and in other revealing clothing.

"Liposuction sculpts the body by removing small targeted areas of fat. You get good results with little downtime," Dr. McCrary explains. "For women who've had children, especially with a C-section, a tummy tuck can remove stretch marks and excess skin, and tighten loose muscles — giving them a flatter, smoother, and tighter stomach."

Ruthie McCrary, M.D., P.C.

Address: 390 Park Street, Suite 201, Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248-258-5100
Fax: 248-258-5110
Hospital Affiliation: Providence Hospital, Southfield and Novi, UnaSource Surgery Center, Troy

Alnajjar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

When you don't have much lead time before an event, minimally-invasive procedures such as fat grafting, Fraxel laser, and Thermage can give you noticeable results without a lengthy recovery, says board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Samer Alnajjar.

"With fat grafting, the patient's natural fat cells are injected around the hollows underneath the eyes to create a youthful fullness. The Fraxel laser turns back the clock by rejuvenating the color, tone, texture, and evenness of the skin, and eliminating wrinkles, lines, and scars. Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and contour loose skin underneath the eyes, or the chin and the jowls, for a more defined jawline."

For those who can manage a longer recovery, a face-lift provides more extensive rejuvenation, Dr. Alnajjar says. And abdominoplasty is especially beneficial for women with excess abdominal fat and skin after a C-section. The results are a taut tummy they're happy to reveal.

Alnajjar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Head to Toe Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand and Micro Surgery
Samer Alnajjar, M.D.
Address: 23500 Park St., Suite 3, Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: 313-565-4948
Address: 915 East Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248-971-2121 Fax: 248-642-0645
Address: 20225 East 9 Mile Rd., Suite A, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Phone: 586-779-8700
Hospital Affiliations: St. John's Hospital, Oakwood Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital

West Maple Plastic Surgery

Daniel D. Sherbert, M.D., F.A.C.S.

5807 W. Maple, Ste. 177, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248.865.6400 Fax: 248.865.6404
Hospital Affiliation: Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Beaumont West Bloomfield Ambulatory Surgery Center

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