WHAT IS CELLULAZE?
A minimally invasive, laser-assisted procedure that has been proven effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite, Cellulaze is specifically designed to attack the structural problems beneath the skin that cause it to dimple, creating a “cottage cheese” effect. “Anyone with cellulite is a candidate for it,” says Dr. Simon. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and the extent of the areas to be treated, and results are typically seen after one treatment. “This is a tremendous treatment that I can now offer to my patients to help solve a problem that affects nearly 90 percent of all women,” says Dr. Simon. “My extensive body contouring experience coupled with this breakthrough technology allows me to help provide the best possible solution to this extremely common problem.”
WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY WHEN IT COMES TO TREATING PATIENTS?
I think of myself as both a dedicated doctor and a skilled plastic surgeon. I always consider the patient as a whole before I focus on their cosmetic goals. My mission is to provide outstanding patient care, safety and service as well as deliver the best possible surgical results both inside and out.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR TREATMENT STYLE?
I consider each patient the embodiment of my practice and as such, I treat each individual as if she or he were the only patient in my practice. I set the bar very high for myself, and often am my own biggest critic. Only by satisfying my own high standards can I ensure that each patient’s needs are met and expectations surpassed.
WHAT INFORMATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO IMPART TO PATIENTS?
At all times, I have their best interests at heart. While I will work with patients to achieve the best surgical outcome, sometimes knowing when not to do surgery is just as important as knowing when to do it. When certain medical factors need to be addressed for the best chance of success, I collaborate with patients to plan the correct course of action. This relates back to providing honest recommendations and concierge-level service.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I feel fortunate to possess the ability to make a profound impact on a patient’s life. Enhancing their appearance in turn improves their confidence and self-image. It is rewarding to see a patient’s transformation both inside and out. At the end of the day, I know I have changed someone’s life for the better.
WHAT NEW ADVANCES ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT?
I am excited to announce the opening of our new state-of-the-art office and surgical center where we can offer more services including Cellulaze, a noninvasive cellulite treatment; Smartlipo for body contouring; Precision Tx, a laser for facelifts and permanent treatment for excessive underarm sweating; and Picosure, a laser for tattoo removal.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU ARE NEVER WITHOUT?
Perspective. My patients have placed their trust in me, and I, in turn, willingly take on the responsibility of caring for them and their needs. Ultimately, their well-being and safety are of prime importance and I never forget that.