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Dr. Rodriguez Facial Rejuvenation Specialist

By Palm Beach Woman — December 28, 2012

by Deborah Welky

“Facial rejuvenation is the equivalent of doing a really nice painting. When I see the improvement and the patient is happy, I want to look at that piece of fine art again and again.

How many times have you stood in front of your full-length mirror and thought, “If only I could play Sculptor and move my excess fat to where my body needs it most?”You can – or, rather, Dr. Albert I. Rodriguez can. Today, in a procedure unique to Forever U, Dr. Rodriguez harvests a woman’s own fat from her sides, thighs or abdomen, and then reintroduces the adipose back into areas in the face that have lost volume giving a more youthful look.

This can be done in other parts of the body where fat normally resides as well, like breast and buttocks– to help give a patient the body they want. Dr. Rodriguez has taken aesthetic medicine to a whole new level.

A third generation physician, Dr. Rodriguez has been practicing medicine in South Florida for over 20 years. He is board certified in two specialties with fellowship training in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Rodriguez attended the University of Illinois, completed his Residency training in Anesthesiology/Pain Management at the University of Miami and did his fellowship training in Aesthetic Medicine at the American Academy of Anti-Aging.
“My passion comes from the fact that I am able to change people’s lives in such a dramatic and amazing way,” said Dr. Rodriguez.

“The fact that I can change someone’s face from looking old or sad is very satisfying. I am also an artist so when I see the improvement and the patient is happy, I want to look at that piece of fine art again and again. It’s exhilarating.”

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) can be used to rejuvenate the face. It signals the body to recruit growth factors to the area by increasing the concentration of platelets and affecting growth factors by as much as 600%. These concentrated platelets contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, vital to initiate and accelerate connective tissue repair and regeneration.

The minimally invasive procedure generally takes less than 2 hours and does not even require general anesthesia.

A small amount of blood is taken from the patient’s arm and placed into a centrifuge which separates the platelets from the rest of the blood components as it spins. Specially designed blunt instruments inject the fat, sculpting body areas as desired. No scalpels are used in the procedure so no scars are produced and, since a woman’s own fat cells are used, no allergic or adverse reactions are triggered.

Often requested are injections to the facial area which restore balanced proportions, rejuvenate the look and texture of the skin, and restore a youthful glow. Breasts and buttocks can also be enhanced. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately.

“The process is scientifically and cosmetically interesting,” says Dr. Rodriguez. “Sometimes synthetic implants look unnatural but we are using your own body to enhance itself. I can’t think of a better way to improve an area – actually, two areas at once”.

The cost of the procedure runs from $5,500 to $9,500, depending upon the extent of sculpting to be done. Yet, because no anesthesia is used and the procedure takes less time to perform, the cost is a fraction of the cost of older methods of cosmetic surgery (traditionally $15,000 to $40,000). Also, at Forever U the entire face can be done all at the same time where, using traditional methods, a patient might have to schedule and pay separately for work done on the forehead, eyes, nose, cheeks, laugh lines, lips, jowls and chin.

“The field of medicine has never been more exciting,”says Dr. Rodriguez. “We are entering a new era using Platelet Rich Plasma to treat a variety of conditions. I truly believe we have the ability to look our best, no matter what our age – improving our mind, body and spirit.”

To schedule a consultation, call (561) 914-EVRU or email Foreveru2011@aol.com

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