In today’s hyper-wellness culture, it’s not enough to get botox or the latest cellulite treatment. Now, clients on the self-improvement journey want a dose of self-care with their services. Maybe it’s lunch on the patio in between injections, or a visit to the oxygen chamber following fraxel. Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics, a modern, luxurious, one-stop wellness shop with offices in midtown Manhattan and Great Neck, New York. There, Dr. Kevin Tehrani leads the way in the latest innovations targeting sagging skin, fine lines and cosmetic treatments both in the realm of plastic surgery and non-invasive treatments, all housed in a modern, pristine glass sanctuary of an office that feels anything but medical. We spoke with Dr. Tehrani on today’s must-have services, his stunning new hyperbaric chamber and trends coming out of the medical aesthetic space.
What’s the beauty and wellness philosophy behind your practice?
We believe that plastic surgery offers the ultimate expression of art in surgery. Your face and body are your most personal, precious possessions, and the decision to alter one or both with cosmetic surgery is a serious one, not to be made quickly or lightly. Our philosophy is to help our patients look and like the best versions of themselves. This is where age-appropriate surgery and effective beauty treatments can make you look and feel younger and hence make you feel more confident. Beyond offering the most advanced techniques in plastic surgery and non-invasive treatments on our premises, our patient relationships always start with a comprehensive consultation focused on clear and balanced information and an opportunity to discuss any and all concerns.
How does your skincare and wellness practice differ from others out there?
We are differentiated by our genuine desire for aesthetic improvement and our medical expertise, as well as a wide range of very unique, cutting edge technologies and services to accommodate every patient’s needs including virtual chemical peels, hyperbaric oxygen chambers and the newest treatments such as QWO.
What has changed about the wellness and med-aesthetic space since you’ve built your business?
Over time, wellness continues to evolve and change, and there tends to be a shift in aesthetic desires every few years or so. This past year we have had a lot of body shaping, bottom and nose surgeries.
What are some of the biggest trends you’re seeing come out of the skincare and med-aesthetic space?
Some of the biggest trends this year have been preventative skin measures. Our hyperbaric chamber has been very popular throughout covid for the preventative and restorative health benefits. Another signifiant trend has been body contouring such as the newest, most effective treatment to eliminate fat and tone muscles, Emsculpt Neo, as well as new skin tightening treatments such as J Plasma by Renuvion and BodyTite by InMode.
What are clients looking for these days compared to last year, or pre-Covid-19? Are there any specific treatments clients are requesting as a result of the pandemic?
Most clients have taken quarantine as an opportunity to have surgeries and treatments that require longer recovery times, because they have the ability to work from home. The “Zoom Boom” is driving what I call “above the keyboard” procedures focused on eye, forehead, nose and face-sculpting, with more people asking for “threads” or “liquid facelifts” such as Silhouette Instalift, SurgyLift or Y-Lifts.
Can you speak to your Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Chamber? Why is it so special?
Hyperbaric chamber therapy, otherwise known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), is a medical treatment used to help boost the body’s natural healing processes. HBOT increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection. It is an all-natural, non-invasive treatment where a patient simply breathes 100% pure oxygen at an increased atmospheric pressure.
HBOT increases the oxygen concentration in the body by up to 1,200 percent, leading to extraordinary health benefits including increased blood flow, encouragement of body tissue regeneration, decreased inflammation, promotion of stem cell mobilization, aiding in fighting infection, revitalized mitochondria and enhancement of the body’s natural ability to heal. We especially use this to increase the viability of our popular fat grafting procedures to the breasts or bum. Our HBOT is a customized bubble uniqued placed outside on our luxury #TehraniTerrace.
You’re one of the only doctors to offer injective cellulite treatment? What is it and is it as great as it sounds?
Yes, I am one of the very first doctors in the New York City area to have experience with and offer QWO® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes), the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. When I learned that Endo Aesthetics was developing an injectable treatment for cellulite, we immediately wanted to offer it in our practice. QWO® is different, and for our female patients who want to address cellulite in the buttocks with a non-surgical treatment, and it is a game-changer.
Cellulite isn’t just a superficial problem—it’s actually quite deep and can impact how women perceive their bodies. According to a recent Harris Poll online survey of 2,006 women, nearly half said they are bothered “a great deal” or “a lot” by their cellulite. Until now, those with cellulite in the buttocks could only resort to surgical options to address the bands under the skin’s surface or use topical treatments as a temporary solution. Now, with QWO® appropriate women will have the option of an injectable treatment that is thought to work under the skin.
What can we expect from Aristocrat in the future?
A commitment to offering the newest technology and cutting edge treatments. Longer lasting Botox alternatives, minimally invasive nonsurgical facelifts with surgical results, Mini tummy tuck mommy makeovers with alternative implants.