The most powerful women in the aesthetics field don’t need a reason to be celebrated—their endless lists of accolades and admiring patients do that daily—but what better time to spotlight these female powerhouses than on the heels of International Women’s Day? Ahead, the inspiring females we are privileged to call NewBeauty Top Doctors.
San Francisco cosmetic dentist, Swati Agarwal, DDS
Dr. Agarwal’s personalized approach to cosmetic dentistry is one she prides herself on. “I’ve made it my mission to perfect my skills in the area of advanced cosmetic dental procedures,” she says. Dr. Agarwal’s dental practice emphasizes comfort, privacy, quality of care and aesthetics that are uniquely tailored to each individual. “I believe each patient is unique in their needs, and therefore requires a customized approach.”
Delray Beach, FL dermatologist Dr. Janet Allenby
Accentuating the power of one’s own natural beauty is the primary philosophy at Allenby Dermatology. “We focus on an aesthetic partnership with our patients,” says Dr. Allenby. “We specialize in beautiful outcomes that are so natural-looking that most people don’t even realize work has been done.”
Washington, D.C. dermatologist Tina Alster, MD
Regarded as a leading expert in the field of laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Alster is commonly referred to as the “Queen of Lasers” for her innovations in cosmetic dermatology. “While I am honored to have the respect of my colleagues, being able to provide personalized care to those with devastating scars and birthmarks using the most advanced technologies and treatment protocols that I had a hand in developing, is so rewarding,” says Dr. Alster.
Houston, TX plastic surgeon Olga Bachilo, MD
A personal touch is one of Dr. Bachilo’s many specialties—she is also known for her passion and artistic skill for achieving natural-looking results—and one that keeps her vast number of clients returning. “We focus on a patient-centered approach,” says Dr. Olga Bachilo about her practice. “I spend a lot of time with my patients, from their consultation to their surgery, and afterward, they then always have direct access to me.”
Sarasota, FL cosmetic dentist Jenifer C. Back, DMD
Patients of Dr. Back often describe her as their trusted friend and expert cosmetic concierge dentist. “I love changing someone’s life for the better; it’s such an emotionally rewarding thing,” says Dr. Back. “The look on their face, their improved confidence, their new lease on life—it’s amazing. I feel lucky to have the privilege to bring about such change on a daily basis.”
Fresno, CA dermatologist Kathleen Behr, MD
Specializing in dermatologic surgery, including Mohs surgery and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Behr’s top priority is providing patients with the highest standard of skin care. “I listen to my patients concerns and suggest a plan that will help rejuvenate them while keeping a very natural appearance. I want them to look better without looking like they’ve had anything done,” says Dr. Behr.
Drs. Blyumin-Karasik and Clark-Loeser joined forces to create a South Florida practice that reflected their shared passions and aesthetic ideals. With experience conducting clinical trial research and one of the largest arsenals of cutting-edge lasers and energy-based devices in South Florida, it’s no wonder their practice has become a beauty hub for patients of all ages and every skin and body concern.
Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly Bomer, MD
Dr. Bomer’s main goal is to help her patients prevent and reverse aging, enhance beauty and walk a healthy path. “Patients choose our practice because they are impressed by the fact that we walk our talk,” says Dr. Bomer. “Once they experience our skill and artistry up close, the confidence is there.”
Glenn Dale, MD dermatologist Valerie D. Callender, MD
“My approach is creating natural-looking results and preserving beauty across all ethnicities,” says Dr. Callender. Known for her sensitive and cutting-edge approach to the management and correction of hair loss and the treatment of pigment disorders, Dr. Callender knows she is the saving grace for women plagued with skin and hair concerns. Dr. Callender is also a go-to resource for hair loss treatment for women of color and has also served in leadership roles for organizations like the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Skin of Color Society.
Prospect, KY dermatologist Tami Buss Cassis, MD
Whether she’s injecting a filler, performing a full-body skin cancer screening or lecturing at the University of Louisville’s Department of Dermatology, Dr. Cassis never loses sight of why she wanted to become a dermatologist. “There is no greater satisfaction than diagnosing and successfully treating a patient with a dermatologic need—whether it’s cosmetic, medical or surgical.”
Prospect, KY cosmetic dentist Sara Cummins, DDS
“Patients today are desperately seeking practitioners who can listen thoughtfully and unhurried,” says Dr. Cummins. “They want a clear understanding of all their options, to feel valued as a human being, and to feel that their doctor genuinely has their best interest at heart.” Dr. Cummins’ aesthetic standards reflect her philosophy that healthy is beautiful and a great smile should appear life-like, not artificial.
New York dermatologist Doris Day, MD
Always on the cutting edge of innovations in nonsurgical rejuvenation and skin care, aesthetic treatments and authentic beauty, Dr. Day’s passion and goal is to enhance your natural beauty with a warm and enriching experience. “My role is to create an aesthetic blueprint for each patient to help them age naturally,” says Dr. Day. “The amazing technology that exists today allows us to make subtle adjustments that can provide patients with transformative results that leave them looking their absolute best.”
Scottsdale, AZ plastic surgeon Jennifer A. Geoghegan, MD
Delivering unsurpassed patient experiences from start to finish is the focus for Dr. Geoghegan and partner Dr. Bryan W. Gawley. “We combine cutting-edge technology, expertise and training with genuine compassion,” says the pair.
New York oculoplastic surgeon Irene Gladstein, MD
Delivering clinical results that enhance natural beauty, Dr. Gladstein also aims to boost her patients’ self-esteem. “With the advent of new makeup techniques and products, the game is on when it comes to producing amazing, contoured and long-lasting outcomes with nonsurgical aesthetic modalities,” she says. “Our leading principle is to empower you with the knowledge to make the right decisions about your beauty needs.”
New York cosmetic dentist Irene Grafman, DDS
Drawing on a holistic approach to smile care, Dr. Grafman aims to create beautiful, healthy smiles that also make patients look younger. “I take all factors into account to create healthy, beautiful smiles,” she says. Her health-driven approach is what draws clients to her practice. “A lot of my patients are not comfortable drilling down healthy teeth. To restore their smile without removing any tooth structure, I painlessly reshape and design a dream smile with bonding. This procedure has changed many of my patients’ lives.”
Duxbury, MA plastic surgeon Christine Hamori, MD
Utilizing her surgical skill and expertise to give patients the natural-looking results they desire, Dr. Christine Hamori addresses their aesthetic concerns using a combined approach. By integrating surgical procedures with noninvasive treatments, she is able to condense recovery periods to minimize downtime. “My goal is to restore the confidence of youth,” says Dr. Hamori.
Greenwich, CT, dermatologist Lynne Haven, MD
State-of-the-art skin and laser treatments in a warm, caring environment is what you can expect when visiting Dr. Haven’s pristine Greenwich practice. From injectables and lasers to devices for nonsurgical skin tightening and body contouring, Dr. Haven is able to address her patients’ common complaints and restore facial volume, improve skin texture, soften acne scars, treat excess fat, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a younger, fresher look.
Campbell, CA dermatologist Amelia K. Hausauer, MD
With nearly 20 years of classical ballet training under her belt, Dr. Hausauer brings a keen attention to detail to her craft. She is renowned in her field for using the same precise harmony in her techniques for the face and body and aims to find balance and contour features through a combination of finessed enhancements that provide structural beauty, while maintaining each patient’s uniqueness.
Las Vegas plastic surgeon Mary Herte, MD
Beautifying Las Vegans for more than 20 years, Dr. Herte focuses all of her extensive experience and skills on helping her patients discover and achieve their personal best. A member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Herte has developed an aesthetic sense of creativity that serves her today in her problem solving approach to plastic surgery. “I give 100 percent every time,” says the doctor.
Palo Alto, CA facial plastic surgeon Jill Hessler, MD
In an area where a health-conscious population wants to go beyond treating the symptoms of facial aging to preventing them, Dr. Hessler works tirelessly to educate her patients on everything from Fractional CO2 laser options and chemical peels to facelift and filler treatments. “I love that I get to work with such an educated population,” she says. “My patients easily understand and get excited about the latest treatments, and it really feels like a partnership in positive transformation.“
Richmond, VA plastic surgeon Ruth L. Hillelson, MD
Helping patients overcome what they consider to be overwhelming physical obstacles to improve their lives is what Dr. Hillelson calls her happiest professional moment. With a combination of in-depth knowledge, innovative techniques and cutting-edge technology, Dr. Hillelson ensures that her patients have the most up-to-date treatments available to meet their aesthetic needs.
Bloomfield Hills, MI dermatologist Linda C. Honet, MD
Dr. Honet prides herself on her keen understanding of the human condition and how valuable human connection is where health is concerned. “This is especially true when dealing with the skin because it often reflects the internal complexities of the human body, both physical and emotional.” With training in both dermatology and internal medicine, Dr. Honet possesses a unique perspective that she believes makes her a much better physician.
Los Angeles cosmetic dentist Rhonda Kalasho, DDS
Using cutting-edge technology, including 3D printing and the world’s first dental assistant robot, Dr. Kalasho and her team provide her patients with a first-class experience in a comfortable setting. “We are a patient-first practice,” she says. “When they come in, we greet them like old friends that we’ve invited into our living room. The entire experience is designed to put our patient’s overall health at center stage.”
New York facial plastic surgeon Lee Ann M. Klausner, MD
Dr. Klausner’s compassion and ability to connect with her patients, listen to their concerns and formulate a customized plan to address their anti-aging goals sets her apart. “Patients generally want to look their best without losing the essence of who they are in the process,” says Dr. Klausner. Because of this, her approach centers around providing a variety of treatment options—from noninvasive to minimally invasive to surgical or a combination to better fit their lifestyle.
Tuscon, AZ plastic surgeon Silvia Kurtovic, MD
Dr. Kurtovic and her partner Dr. Raman C. Mahabir are best known for performing complicated breast reconstruction procedures, breast surgery and facial rejuvenation. “We are passionate about our work helping breast cancer patients with breast reconstruction procedures. We also do a lot of facelifts, necklifts, facial rejuvenation, and skin rejuvenation treatments. The population in Tucson has had more than their fair share of sun exposure, and we have many options to help them look more youthful and more like themselves again.”
Beverly Hills, CA facial plastic surgeon Kimberly J. Lee, MD
Focusing exclusively on enhancing the face, Dr. Lee offers patients the most cutting-edge techniques for facial rejuvenation along with genuine and quality care, as reflected in her loyal patient base. “Our high level of care is reflected by everyone in our practice, including my staff,” says Dr. Lee. “Because of this, we maintain longstanding relationships with many of our patients.”
Pasadena, CA plastic surgeon Lily Lee, MD
When people ask Dr. Lee why she chose plastic surgery as her profession, her reply is always the same: “I love the marriage of science and artistry!” Having had fellowship training in burn surgery, Dr. Lee has seen firsthand how someone’s physical appearance impacts their confidence. “Plastic surgery allows me to help people look and feel their best, and that is incredibly rewarding for me,” she says.
New York dermatologist Jody A. Levine, MD
Offering her patients a top-notch level of care is paramount for double board-certified, Yale-trained Dr. Levine. She is able to care for her patients of all ages, both pediatric and adult, with a full range of cosmetic and medical treatments. Injectables and laser surgery are her specialties, and she is proud to offer the latest and most effective devices for every cosmetic and dermatologic need.
Miami dermatologist Dr. Deborah Longwill
Every aspect of Dr. Longwill’s South Florida practice is inspired by her relationship with her patients. “There are four elements to maintaining a strong relationship with patients; mutual trust, knowledge, regard and loyalty,” explains Dr. Longwill. She credits her straightforward, holistic approach for strengthening her doctor-patient bonds. “My approach is simple skin care, noninvasive treatments and working little by little,” says Dr. Longwill.
Rochester, NY dermatologist Lesley Loss, MD
As the proud owner of Dermatology Associates of Rochester, a practice that was started by her father more than 30 years ago, Dr. Loss says treating patients like family is the foundation of her work. “At an early age, I saw how much he loved his career as a dermatologist and I was inspired to do the same,” she explains.
New York dermatologist Orit Markowitz, MD
It only takes one conversation with Dr. Markowitz to feel her passion for scarless skin cancer surgery come through, and with good reason. Her unique noninvasive techniques for diagnosing and treating basal and squamous cell skin cancers always result in a scar-free outcome. “My passion is detecting and treating skin cancer without cutting,” says the medical director and founder of OptiSkin.
Reno, NV plastic surgeon Tiffany D. McCormack, MD
Named one of the “Ten Most Dependable Plastic Surgeons of the West” by Forbes Magazine, Dr. McCormack specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that augment, lift, reduce or reconstruct the breasts, flatten the tummy, rejuvenate the face, or contour the body. “We aim to provide a positive experience in a comfortable and safe setting that results in a natural look,” she says.
Kirkland, WA, plastic surgeon Sarah McMillan, MD
Honest, compassionate and fun are words that best describe Dr. McMillan’s practice, as does trustworthy. “Patients decide to undergo plastic surgery after much thought, and once they come in to our practice, they know they’re in the right place for their journey,” says Dr. McMillan.
Largo, FL oculoplastic surgeon Jasmine Mohadjer, MD
A distinguished lecturer and nationally recognized author of numerous research articles, Dr. Mohadjer is also meticulous in her approach to patient care. “Understanding patient expectations, assuaging fears and establishing good communication are the keys to the best result,” she says. “When we treat patients, we change how they look and feel.”
Melville, NY dermatologist Kally Papantoniou, MD
“My approach to rejuvenation is to evaluate the complete picture and incorporate my signature layering approach to anti-aging,” says Dr. Papantoniou. “This includes volumizing, resurfacing, tightening and body contouring.” Dr. Papantoniou strives to address these four integral components in order to help patients achieve their best overall look.
New York dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD
Dr. Peredo brings her concept of aesthetic artistry to a whole new level at her Skinfluence headquarters in Manhattan. Believing dermatologists can have a direct impact on someone’s confidence, Dr. Peredo strives to uncover and enhance beauty that is already present. “Confidence is powerful and sexy, yet too often we let skin and body imperfections undermine our confidence,” she says.
New York plastic surgeon B. Aviva Preminger, MD
Dr. Preminger specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. Her goal is to provide each patient with a truly individualized treatment plan that reflects their personal cosmetic surgery goals. “I love what I do and I want to make my patients feel great about the way they look,” says Dr. Preminger.
New York dermatologist Julie Russak, MD
Dr. Russak offers the latest in aesthetic skin care, anti-aging, cosmetic treatments and internal wellness located in the heart of New York City. Her practice specializes in cosmetic treatments that require little to no downtime, including injectables, laser rejuvenation, body contouring and an array of noninvasive aesthetic therapies. The clinic’s focus is not on extreme cosmetic procedures, but to enhance and complement each patient’s natural features. “Think long-term investments over instant gratification,” she says.
Atlanta cosmetic dentist Toni Salama, DDS
Dr. Salama, along with partners Drs. Goldstein, Salama and Garber and their team, are recognized worldwide as cutting-edge experts in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Known as “Team Atlanta,” the practice is very much like a modern-day boutique dental hospital. Offering all aspects of dental care with multiple specialists, their team includes prosthodontists, periodontists, implantologists, an orthodontist, an oral surgeon and a ceramic tooth artisan.
New York cosmetic dentist Nargiz Schmidt, DDS
Prosthodontist Dr. Schmidt specializes in reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry and believes that beauty and function go hand in hand.“It’s as important to me to focus on function as it is to craft beautiful smiles,” says Dr. Schmidt. Her conservative approach is represented in her favorite saying, “I respect the tooth enamel!”
Santa Monica, CA dermatologist Ava Shamban, MD
Many know Dr. Shamban as the skin-care maven from Extreme Makeover or from her regular appearances on The Doctors, but this research scientist, author, business owner and supermom of three takes on a lot more than TV. At her state-of-the-art offices she offers patients customized plans and the latest technologies, including 24 different laser and light based devices to treat everything from excess sweat to acne to fine lines and wrinkles.
Los Altos, CA cosmetic dentist Marlana Shile, DDS
Along with two other world-class cosmetic dentists—Drs. Joseph Field and Karl T. Supal—Dr. Shile ensures each patient is treated the way she would want to be treated, starting with her office’s serene, spa-like vibe. Inside the Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry—the trio is limited to smile makeovers and full reconstruction—the dental chairs have back massagers, patients are given heated neck pillows and aromatherapy candles are burning throughout the office to help ease anxious patients and create a calming environment.
Regarded for their natural yet life-transforming smile results, Drs. Uppal and Kemmett know it’s the little touches that sometimes mean the most. That’s why patients are offered everything from a skin-smoothing paraffin hand dip to optional lip waxing in their stunning Boulder-based practice where they focus on implant and cosmetic dentistry, veneers, whitening and straightening services.
New York and Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Victoria Veytsman, DDS
With practices in both New York and California, Dr. Veytsman is an essential glam squad member for celebrities, professional organizations and loyal patients. “We are a boutique practice and intentionally keep our daily volume low so we can give patients our undivided attention,” she says. “We are in the business of building confidence by creating gorgeous, custom smiles.”
Nanuet, NY dermatologist Heidi A. Waldorf, MD
Patients travel from near and far to Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics because of Dr. Waldorf’s reputation for listening to patients’ concerns, formulating a realistic treatment plan and delivering natural-looking results. Her goal is to achieve the “Benjamin Button Effect,” based on the story of a man who ages backward. “I want my patients to hear, ‘You look younger every time I see you,’ not, ‘What did you have done?’”
Los Angeles facial plastic surgeon Denise Wong, MD
Dr. Wong, along with plastic surgeons Drs. Peter and Ben Lee, prides herself on natural-looking refinements. The trio specializes in the latest in anti-aging surgeries, blepharoplasties and rhinoplasties. “Some of our physicians also travel to Asia to acquire the latest surgical techniques. We also have relationships with ‘sister’ hospitals in China and Korea, with whom we exchange our knowledge and skills.”
Baton Rouge, LA dermatologist Ann Zedlitz, MD
Growing up with less-than-desirable skin has enabled Dr. Zedlitz to understand the health issues and emotional pain that come with dermatological problems. “I have made it my life’s work to help others avoid or overcome similar experiences,” says Dr. Zedlitz. Her approach to dermatology has allowed her to empower patients with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions on the best treatment plans that yield the most natural-looking results.
Campbell, CA plastic surgeon Kamakshi R. Zeidler, MD
Placing the highest priority on patient education, Dr. Zeidler believes that a good doctor-patient relationship is the key to making informed decisions. “Properly planning a procedure and how it fits into a patient’s lifestyle is essential to getting an ideal result,” says Dr. Zeidler. She offers patients a full spectrum of cosmetic surgery and noninvasive treatments for the face and body.