Miami Herald / Dr. Constantino Mendieta From sound waves to stem cells: Face rejuvenation treatments of the future January 17, 2012

January 17, 2011

From sound waves to stem cells: Face rejuvenation treatments of the future

South Florida doctors are using a growing array of procedures — from fat injections to stem cells — to help rejuvenate your face.

Are the years taking a toll on your face?

South Florida doctors have an ever-growing arsenal of youth-enhancing procedures to help turn back time for savvy patients.

“Twenty years ago, there was only one remedy for facial aging, [facelifts] ,” said Dr. Stephan Baker, a Coral Gables plastic surgeon and spokesman for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Today we have a whole spectrum of how we can approach aging.”

Injectable dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm, as well as muscle relaxers like Botox and Dysport, have become the most popular methods today to add volume, smooth wrinkles and enhance youthfulness, doctors say.

But some South Florida plastic surgeons and dermatologists are expanding their repertoire to include new options, such as injecting fat or stem cells into the face, as well as using ultrasound technology to tighten sagging skin. “I’m doing a lot of fat,” said Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a Miami plastic surgeon and spokesman for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, who is using fat as a natural way to add volume to the face. As we age, we tend to lose fat from the face, as well as from the hands, derriere and breasts, Mendieta said.


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Monsters and Critics / Dr. Nicholas Nikolov Face 2.0: Updating the face to go with the resume; top plastic surgeon weighs in January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012

Face 2.0: Updating the face to go with the resume; top plastic surgeon weighs in

It is no secret that beautiful people are revered. It may not be considered politically correct, but it is factual!

We are all painfully aware that each A-list celebrity can be described as beautiful, or drop-dead gorgeous.

A recent study proves that human beings are hard wired to actually prefer beautiful people. Couple that with the legion of books which all hail the science of beauty, including “Survival of the Prettiest” by Nancy Etcoff. This lead us to conclude that beauty is not quite as “skin deep” as stipulated by the popular expression.

A recent study conducted by ABC’s 20/20 shows that human beings react more warmly to a person in distress if they are beautiful.

Which begs the question, are people really that shallow?

The answer to this is based in scientific fact, and lends some much needed insight as human beings are reacting to their own genetic instinct when they appreciate and are drawn to beautiful people.

But when you combine the symptoms of “coveting beauty” to what can best be described as a rocky economy, you get an outcome that few could have predicted:  A spike in what many are labeling “survivalist” plastic surgery.

Of course, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” so what is beautiful to one might not be beautiful to another.

Beverly Hills board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Nikolov notes how “ego driven plastic surgery” has taken a back seat to “survivalist” surgery.


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LABJ / SignatureMD Doctors Endorse Concierge Operation January 10, 2012

January 10, 2011

Doctors Endorse Concierge Operation

Signature MD Helps Doctors Convert from High Volume to Concierge Practices

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ABC News / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Botox – or Bro-tox – increasingly popular gift for men. January 9, 2012

January 9, 2011

Botox – or Bro-tox – increasingly popular gift for men.

What to get the man in your life is an ongoing dilemma. The go-to gifts have been gadgets, sports tickets, car equipment and the like.

But a hot item this year is Botox.

“Every time I would raise my eyebrows I would get creases all along my forehead,” 29-year-old actor Johnny Markoudakis told “Good Morning America.”

Orange County, Calif., plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton injected Botox into the actor’s forehead and around his eyes. Just a week later, Markoudakis says people told him he looked more refreshed and less stressed.

“So, thank you, to my best friend for my Christmas gift. It was awesome,” said Markoudakis.

“I got Botox for Christmas this year to see Dr. [Constantino] Mendieta in Miami,” another man, Julio Mendez, told “GMA.”

“My appointment is tomorrow and I’m really excited. I have these lines on my forehead,” he said.


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Entertainment Tonight / Dr. Nicholas Nikolov Red Carpet Ready January 9, 2012

January 9, 2012

Red Carpet Ready


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