Change is never easy. And when it comes to how you look, taking the first step toward a new you can be the most difficult. In the following pages, cosmetic surgeons and dentists (identified by navy blue bars) talk about their education, range of services, most popular procedures and how they can help you. Following that, salon and spa owners (identified by purple bars) tell you a little about the treatments they offer, what sets them apart and the importance they place on building lasting relationships with their clients. Change may be tough. But by sharing a little about themselves, these beauty professionals hope to make your decision a bit easier.
Range of Services: Face and neck lifts; facial enhancements; endoscopic brow lift; eyelid lifts; Botox Cosmetic; Restylane; fat transfer; breast augmentation, reduction, reconstruction and lift; liposculpture; tummy tuck; laser and chemical peels, hair removal and skin tightening; arm, thigh and buttocks lifts and permanent cosmetic makeup
Education: University of Cincinnati (M.D.), general surgery residency at Indiana University and plastic surgery fellowship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals
Associations: Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons (ABPS), member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
Most Popular Procedures: This time of year, tummy tucks, liposuction, breast enlargement or reduction, and face and neck lifts are especially popular as people prepare for summer weather. Botox and Restylane injections are popular year-round.
Most Gratifying Part of His Work: “Seeing the improvements that are made in people’s lives because of these procedures is particularly gratifying. People like to look natural. For older patients, that typically means turning back the clock for a more youthful appearance and, for younger patients, helping them improve features that they’re not happy with.”
John Heimke DMD, MPH, General Dentist
21851 Center Ridge Road, Suite 302, Rocky River
521 Park Ave., Suite 1C, New York, NY
Range of Services: Rejuvenation Dentistry, Smile Rejuvenation, advanced aesthetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentures, aesthetic dental implant restoration, laser dentistry and integrative medicine and naturopathic wellness therapies.
What Sets Them Apart: A.C. Uveges II, DMD and John Heimke, DMD, MPH practice Rejuvenation Dentistry, an innovative method of integrative medicine, enhanced beauty and total health. Their approach to dentistry and wellness is from the inside out.
Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
Most Popular Procedures: The two dentists perform advanced restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Because of their holistic approach, Heimke says, “Before I perform plastic surgery on the mouth or teeth, I get a foundation as healthy as possible to support and maintain the reconstruction.” Uveges uses a car as an analogy for their organic approach, “You can’t just throw on new paint, you have to repair the engine first,” he says.
Health Benefits: “Research has proven the mouth is the first line of defense against disease,” Uveges says. Heimke adds, “Good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups can be early indicators and help prevent against cancer, heart disease, diabetes, the common cold and flu, along with helping to increase your longevity and overall wellness.”
Ohio Clinic for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery
2237 Crocker Road, Suite 140, Westlake
What Sets Him Apart: 26 years of practice as a plastic surgeon in the Cleveland area; 25 years as chief of plastic surgery at Fairview Hospital; one of the few surgeons in the community with a practice exclusively devoted to cosmetic surgery (“Most plastic surgeons do both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures”); lengthy, reasonably priced consultations; a kind, caring, professional staff; is on the prestigious Best Doctors list, which names the very best doctors in their fields throughout the country.
Education: M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore; residencies in general surgery and plastic/reconstructive surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland; certified by the American Board of Surgery
Associations: Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Most Popular Procedures: Facial surgeries such as facelifts, nose jobs and eyelid tucks
Deciding if You’re Ready: “If patients find themselves thinking about something that bothers them over and over again, then it’s time to get a consultation.”
3609 Park East Drive, Suite 206, Beachwood
What Sets Him Apart: Board-certified in both plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat surgery); a commitment to patient care. “I want my patients to feel comfortable and confident. I want them to thoroughly understand their treatment plan and have all their questions answered.”
Education/Experience: M.D., University of Pittsburgh; residency in otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh; residency in plastic surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland; Medical Director of the Beachwood Plastic Surgery and Laser Center and Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland
Associations: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolarynglogy/Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society
Latest Technology: Non-surgical rhinoplasty using Radiesse™, an injectable dermal filler. Dr. Goldman was featured on the local and national news demonstrating this technique. Candela Gentlase™, which Dr. Goldman calls “the most advanced hair-removal laser on the market.” Thermage™, a radiofrequency treatment that produces tightening of facial or body skin
Most Popular Procedures: Nose reshaping, breast augmentation, face and neck lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, Botox™, dermal fillers. “I think it’s important for a plastic surgeon to be able to offer the full spectrum of available procedures, from office injections to comprehensive surgery, so that treatment can be tailored to each patient’s specific needs and goals.”
Health Benefits: Nasal surgery can correct structural problems such as a deviated septum to improve nasal breathing. Botox™ injection may decrease symptoms from migraine headaches in some patients. “ The most common plastic surgery performed in the United States is breast reduction, which can reduce back pain and related symptoms.”
Most Gratifying Part of His Work: “I feel privileged to be entrusted with someone’s well-being. I love the artistic and technical aspects of plastic surgery.”
Deciding If You’re Ready: “A patient must feel comfortable with the procedure and the surgeon. If you’re ambivalent, seek a second opinion, do more research, take more time. Recognition: Listed in “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare” and “Who’s Who in America”; named a “Top Doc” by Northern Ohio Live in 2005.
Dr. Anthony Heibili
20150 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River
What Sets Him Apart: Heibili is one of relatively few dentists in the United States and Canada trained in aesthetic neuromuscular dentistry, an advanced level of dentistry that uses the relaxed position of head and neck muscles to place the jaw in an optimal physiological position. It can be used to alleviate everything from teeth grinding to head, neck and back pain to sinus and ear problems, even snoring and sleep apnea.
Latest Technology: Although they’re certainly nothing new, Lumineers — extremely thin porcelain veneers bonded to the front of the teeth — and dental implants are finally entering the mainstream. Like regular veneers, Lumineers are used to close gaps and correct discolored, chipped, crooked or overlapping teeth. Dental implants, which consist of porcelain crowns on titanium cylinders, can be used to replace everything from a single tooth to the whole mouth.
Most Popular Procedures: Porcelain veneers, crowns and onlays
Most Gratifying Part of His Work: “Sometimes someone gets a smile makeover and they become like a new person. It gives me, as well as the dental team, a great sense of reward that you’ve really helped someone out and changed their life.”
Deciding If You’re Ready: “Everybody’s a candidate if they want a smile makeover. It just depends on what level.”
Charles Scott Salons & Spa
19025 Old Lake Road, Rocky River
(440) 333-7994/(440) 333-0759
30239 Detroit Road, Westlake
(440) 899-1957/(440) 930-2957
What Sets Him Apart: “Our goal is to truly make our clients happy,” Chaz says. “My philosophy has always been that it’s about the client ... it’s not about us. We have a very nurturing staff. I am proud to say our employees have been with us for a long time. Our organization has been in business for 25 years. It has survived because we manage it like a business. We believe in warmth and friendliness and promote excellent customer service.”
Most Gratifying Part of His Job: “It’s wonderful having clients who have been with us for 20 or more years. We get to know them on a personal level. It says something about our relationships and our synergy. With a new client, it’s the discovery process during the initial consultation that is also very gratifying. It’s great finding challenges that have never been discovered before and working together to change the person’s outlook.”
21689 Lorain Road, Fairview Park
What Sets Her Salon Apart: “We are a family-oriented, comfortable and affordable salon and spa. People don’t have to get dressed up to come here.” In business for more than 10 years, Options recently relocated to a brand-new 3,000-square-foot facility in Fairview Park. The expansion accomodates spa packages with three pedicure and manicure stations, as well as a private spa area. “My staff is passionate about what they do, and it shows.”
Special Offerings: Options’ four massage therapists have individual areas of specialization. The spa offers myofacial release, deep massage therapy, fibromyalgia therapy, Reike and European hot stone therapy. Jaclyn Taylor, a freelance makeup artist specializing in mineral makeup, is available two Saturdays each month. For the past four years, Options has featured the Nancy K. Brown line of skin care. This affordable line from Canada is cold processed, true aloe vera based and non-comedogenic. Wilson says, “Clients can meet with aestheticians for free skin care consultations on a continuous basis.”