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Dr. Timothy S. Davis Expands Patient Base in South Florida, Provides More Patients Access to Minimally Invasive Laser Gum Surgery

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Naples, FL (PRWEB) December 15, 2014

Periodontist Dr. Timothy S. Davis continues to expand his patient base in order to provide patients throughout South Florida with easier access to a minimally invasive alternative for treating gum disease. The LANAP® protocol employs sophisticated laser technology to reduce periodontal infection without cutting or suturing.

Dr. Davis belongs to a select group of dental professionals who have completed the training required to perform LANAP®. Since only one percent of dentists in the country currently offer the procedure, many people do not live in close proximity to a LANAP® certified provider. Although Dr. Davis still provides traditional periodontal disease treatments like scaling and root planing as well as osseous surgery, he has found LANAP® to be more comprehensive in nature during the four years he has performed the procedure. Because of the laser’s ability to target and vaporize only the diseased tissue and bacteria, Dr. Davis is able to preserve more of the soft tissue and bone while eliminating/minimizing the bacterial load.

While laser gum surgery achieves similar results to flap and osseous surgery, LANAP® offers several advantages over those traditional procedures. Since the procedure is minimally invasive and does not require incisions or sutures, patients experience significantly less pain, bleeding, and swelling. Unlike traditional surgery, which can create recession, a laser gum surgery procedure does not result in gum recession. In addition to increased sensitivity, receding gums also pose a cosmetic concern due to the lowered gum line.

In order to determine a patient’s eligibility for LANAP®, Dr. Davis first conducts a comprehensive examination and reviews all treatment options and their accompanying pros and cons. Dr. Davis bases his recommendation on the unique needs of each individual. In some cases, patients may be medically compromised and their primary care physician has advised against invasive surgery that would require them to discontinue medications like blood thinners. Some patients have multiple units of crown and bridgework and do not want to risk exposing the crown margins with the recession most often associated with flap and osseous surgery. For others, the issue might be the fear of pain surrounding an invasive procedure like traditional osseous surgery. Dr. Davis takes all these concerns into consideration when evaluating a patient’s candidacy for laser gum surgery.

As periodontal disease reaches epidemic proportions in the United States and increasingly more evidence reveals a correlation between periodontitis and systemic diseases like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, patient education is more critical than ever before. Periodontal therapy not only improves gingival health, but can improve the patient’s systemic health.

According to Dr. Davis, dental professionals need to be prepared to address patient concerns and provide them with information about all the treatment options available, including laser gum surgery.

Clinical research supporting the benefits of laser gum surgery and the LANAP® protocol continues to mount. Although each patient is different, Dr. Davis has found that his results confirm the findings in Dr. Marc Nevins’s study, A Prospective 9-Month Human Clinical Evaluation of Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) Therapy, which reported evidence of bone regeneration and new connective attachment after six months utilizing the LANAP® protocol.

For more information about LANAP® and other periodontal procedures, please call 239-330-4996 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis.

About the Doctor

Dr. Timothy S. Davis has been practicing periodontics in Naples, FL since 1989. Dr. Davis specializes in periodontal diagnosis and treatment, laser periodontal treatment (LANAP), dental implants, and cosmetic and regenerative periodontal surgery. He has extensive training and experience in all aspects of periodontal treatment. Dr. Davis graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry. He completed his General Practice Residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO and completed his specialty training in Periodontics at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Davis received the honor of being selected for “topDENTISTS” in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. He was chosen by other dental professionals based on years of experience, education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technology, and actual physical results. Dr. Davis is in the one percentile of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure (LANAP) for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Timothy S. Davis, DDS, PA, and his periodontal services, visit his website at and call 239-330-4996.

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Shu Cosmetic Surgery Announces New Liposonix Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Treatment

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 25, 2014

Shu Cosmetic Surgery is now offering Liposonix treatments, the latest in non-invasive fat reduction technology. Liposonix uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy to permanently destroy targeted fat cells without surgery.

“Liposonix is a revolutionary non-surgical solution for people who are close to their ideal shape, but have stubborn areas of fat that just won’t go away no matter how much they exercise or diet,” says Dr. Shu. “The procedure takes about one hour and, while individual results can vary, patients typically achieve a waistline reduction of approximately one inch (equivalent to one pant or dress size) within 8-12 weeks after receiving a single treatment.”

The Liposonix system technology works by focusing ultrasound energy below the surface of the skin in order to melt only targeted fat tissue – similar to how light from the sun can be focused with a magnifying glass. The treated fat tissue is removed through the body’s natural healing process, leaving the patient with a thinner, more contoured waistline.

During the treatment, patient may experience some discomfort, prickling, tingling or warmth. After treatment, patients may experience temporary mild redness, minimal bruising, and swelling. There is no special post-care or special diet or exercise program required in order to achieve results. Patients typically resume normal activities immediately after the Liposonix procedure. Liposonix is not intended for those that are pregnant. It is also not recommended for those who cannot “pinch an inch”.

“Our patients are very happy with Liposonix because it delivers results without the risks typically associated with surgical fat reduction procedures. It is not liposuction, or a replacement for a healthy lifestyle and exercise; but it is a quick, easy way to help patients slim that last inch and hit their personal shape goals,” stated Dr. Shu.

About Dr. Shu and Shu Cosmetic Surgery

Steven Shu, MD, MBA, is a board certified laser surgeon and an expert in office cosmetic surgeries in Minnesota. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and has adopted many advanced cosmetic surgery techniques to achieve ideal results with more efficiency and safety. Shu Cosmetic Surgery offers a full line of cosmetic surgery services. All cosmetic procedures are performed in the accredited private surgical center in Edina, Minnesota. For more information on Shu Cosmetic Surgery, please visit the center’s website at or

Contact: Steven Shu, MD, MBA

Email: info(at)shuMD(dot)com

Phone #: 952-922-9999

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Local Plastic Surgeon Laura Sudarsky, Partner In EssE Plastic Surgery, Donates Surgical Skills To Needy Guatemalan Children

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) November 07, 2014

Board-certified plastic surgeon Laura A. Sudarsky will donate her surgical skills in the Medical Missions Program for Healing the Children Florida (HTC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated since 1982 to providing volunteer life altering healthcare to children in need in developing countries.

Dr. Sudarsky, the only female plastic surgeon currently participating in the program, will travel on November 15th from Fort Lauderdale to Guatemala, where much of the population lives in poverty. During a five day stay she is expected to operate on 30 to 40 children at Hospital Nacional De Amatitlan, a government facility founded in 1862. Common procedures include craniofacial conditions, e.g., cleft lip and palate. These birth defects hamper babies during breast feeding and can result in ear infections and speech defects if untreated. Their cause is unknown. Other procedures include reconstructive burn and syndactyly surgeries (where two or more digits are growing together). Many families cook outdoors, and the children suffer burns from the flames. Fabrics are often not flame retardant, and clothes catch on fire.

Dr Sudarsky has been travelling with HTC for 20 years, and has operated on more than 2500 children during her medical missions abroad. She has served as the Director of Plastic Surgery for HTC and as a Team Leader for many years.

“The satisfaction of returning a child back to their parents’ arms after a life altering surgery is indescribable,“ states Sudarsky.

Many children with medical problems in developing nations live out their lives in a severely limited fashion or do not survive. HTC has provided first class medical care to more than 191,572 children in 100 plus countries, including the United States. Donated in-kind services provided by volunteers in 2013 totalled $ 960,375.00.

Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Dr Sudarsky has long been dedicated to “giving back” by working with underserved groups of women and children. She has been recognized by Operation Smile and Healing the Children for her multilingual clinics in impoverished countries, and she is the recipient of multiple humanitarian awards including a Certificate of Special Recognition from the United States Congress. Her travels with HTC have taken her as far as Afghanistan and Bangladesh where she worked with acid burn victims and Colombia during the height of guerilla warfare.    

Dr. Sudarsky had been Chief of Plastic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, New York. For many years she has been involved in research and innovation in the field in breast surgery. A pioneer in transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA), she published a series in the Annals of Plastic Surgery. She taught the procedure to colleagues and continues to develop and refine new techniques. She has presented in national conferences and published in surgery journals. Trained in cosmetic/reconstructive breast surgery, she is also one of a small group of physicians to be board certified in wound care.

Dr. Sudarsky and Dr. Tracey H. Stokes recently announced the opening of ESSE, a joint practice focusing on aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body, located at 6333 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308; (954) 533-1671. According to some estimates, only one in nine plastic surgeons in the U.S. are women, suggesting that male surgeons handle the vast majority of cosmetic procedures.


The Art of Plastic Surgery Offers Discounts on Sensi Peel

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 05, 2014

The Art of Plastic Surgery is excited to announce that it has fall discounts on Sensi Peel, one of the leading skin peel formulas. Sensi Peel is formulated as a unique peeling option for those with sensitive skin or higher Fitzpatrick skin types. With its gentle 6% TCA solution, it can brighten and improve the texture of skin while promoting an even skin tone. For September and October, this treatment is now $ 75 and includes a free post-peel care kit that’s valued at $ 25.

Sensi Peel must be administered by a licensed healthcare professional, and The Art of Plastic Surgery can help tailor usage of this product to meet your needs.

“Sensi Peel is a great rejuvenating option for those with sensitive skin, and The Art of Plastic Surgery is happy to offer it at a discount for the fall,” said Dr. Gregory Wiener.

At The Art of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Wiener’s credentials speak for themselves. Dr. Wiener is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the oldest organization representing maxillofacial surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, The Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons. In addition to these professional memberships, Dr. Wiener is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Having superior skill and grasp of the human body, Dr. Wiener stands out not only in the plastic surgery community but also cosmetic industry. Dr. Wiener has been featured in the media and is listed as a “Top Surgeon” by Consumers’ Research Council of America. Currently, Dr. Wiener regularly appears on Fox News in the Morning’s “A Second Opinion” as a guest expert on plastic surgery procedures.

To get the peel or any other facial procedure, schedule an appointment today at (773) 763-3990 or visit:

The Art of Plastic Surgery

5440 North Cumberland Avenue #105

Chicago, IL 60656

About The Art of Plastic Surgery:

The Art of Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art facility for those seeking quality results from cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation and body contouring. Dr. Gregory Wiener, of The Art of Plastic Surgery, is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as featured “top surgeon” by Consumers’ Research Council of America and a fellow of the prestigious American College of Plastic Surgeons (FACS). The Art of Plastic Surgery also provides laser surgery and a variety of non-invasive procedures.

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Aesthetic Surgery Journal Ranked Most Influential Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal in 2014 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

The Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), a peer-reviewed international journal focusing on scientific developments and clinical techniques in aesthetic surgery, was recently ranked the number one journal in aesthetic plastic surgery and second in plastic surgery overall, with an Impact Factor of 2.034 according to the 2014 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®. ASJ is the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

The Journal Citation Report rankings measure the Impact Factor, the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited. Since 1975, the Impact Factor has been relied upon as an indicator of professional journal relevance and importance.

“The Aesthetic Surgery Journal was first indexed with the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report in 2011. The impact factor growth over just a few short years reflects the expertise of our editorial team, the discerning selection of content published in 2011 and 2012 and the high quality of the research continuously being submitted by leaders in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery” said Foad Nahai, MD, editor-in-chief of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. “With ASJ becoming more influential in the aesthetic surgery field, our continued goal is to advance the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery through relevant, timely, and necessary medical research. ASJ offers readers extra value through its catalog of technique and highlight videos and its signature app, RADAR Resource.”

“The Aesthetic Surgery Journal provides physicians with trusted sources for information about new evidence-based medicine advances and techniques in cosmetic medicine and surgery as they become available,” said Associate Editor Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD. “We will strive to continue to increase our Impact Factor by providing high-quality content and timely information that will adequately serve the needs of board-certified private practice and academic plastic surgeons worldwide.”

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About the Aesthetic Surgery Journal

The Aesthetic Society Journal is the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. It is published eight times per year and contains scholarly articles on new advances and procedures pertaining to cosmetic medicine and the plastic surgery industry. ASJ was indexed with MEDLINE/PubMed in 2008 and with the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report (JCR; formerly ISI) in 2011. It is the official English-language journal of many major international societies of plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery representing South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It is also the official journal of The Rhinoplasty Society and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Journal also includes Continuing Medical Education articles and exams.


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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of more than 2,600 plastic surgeons. Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict code of ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.


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