- More non-invasive technologies are coming for fat removal and body shaping using non thermal energies that are safe and effective.
- Non surgical treatments will continue to play a major role in plastic surgery as more advanced, longer lasting dermal fillers come into the marketplace.
- Fat transfer into the face, breasts and gluteal area is also gaining popularity and experiencing a new growth. I am excited about the PureGraft system for fat grafting, which is something I recently discovered.
MEET THE ARISTOCRATIC PLASTIC SURGEON Within his growing practices in Great Neck and Manhattan’s Park Avenue, Dr. Kevin Tehrani of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery offers a full spectrum of beauty and spa treatments, ranging from a full service medspa to cosmetic surgery of the face, breasts and body. Dr. Tehrani formerly served as Lieutenant Commander in Naval Reserves Medical Corps, and volunteers his surgical expertise to underdeveloped countries for children with congenital defects. Aside from his interest in breast reconstruction and enhancement, he has a keen interest in embracing skincare and spa therapies and holistic treatments, including yoga and Pilates (his wife is a certified instructor). Adding to his long list of unique credentials, Dr. Tehrani is the Chief Medical Advisor of a glossy publication called, GLOW, The Magazine About Beauty, Health and Wellness. www.aristocratps.com How did your experience in the Navy serve as an inspiration for your volunteer work? My experience as a Lieutenant Commander in Naval Reserves Medical Corps heightened my awareness of those suffering from lack of healthcare due to geographic remoteness, ethnicity and political upheavals. From these experiences a true willingness developed to return to these areas and use my surgical expertise to help those in need. I participated in medical missions to the Philippines to provide surgical care to children with cleft lips and well as burns. There was a mother and daughter, approximately 30 and 2 years old respectively, both of whom had cleft lip repair. There was also a young girl who was about 8 years old who had a very bad burn to the top of her foot as a newborn; the top of her foot was fused to her shin, so she walked on her heel for her entire life and could never wear shoes. We corrected this deformity for her, which literally changed her life. It was very rewarding for the whole surgical team. What is the most common complaint your patients have about the way they look and how do you respond? My patients tend to complain about having a tired look of the eyes, which I can remedy with anything from a range of a comprehensive skin care (Obagi, SkinMedica) to individualized muscle relaxants (BOTOX, Dysport) and fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra) to surgical treatments like skin and fat removal. Reuvenating the eyelid area makes an immediate difference in your appearance and can take years off. Which developed first – your interest in medicine or aesthetics? Definitely in aesthetics. I feel an inherent need and subsequent rush of enjoyment when I am able to correct areas of the body for a patient that are either malfunctioning and/or need to “look better.” I feel blessed that I have the greatest job in the world – I get to use my surgical skills every day combined with my interest in cosmetic medicine and sense of aesthetics. . Do you have any predictions for the plastic surgery industry in the next 5-10 years?