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Rafael Antun, MD, Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

 

Dr. Rafael Antun is an urologist, who for more than 15 years has had special interest in female urology. He received his training in general surgery at Nassau County Medical Center in New York and his urology training at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. After completing his urology residency he joined the Department of Urology as a faculty member, where he concentrated his practice on female urology and was in charge of renal trauma at the Ryder Trauma Center. He remained in this position until 1997 when he opened his private practice.

Dr. Antun also received training in Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® at the world-renowned Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of Los Angeles, and is a certified Associate of the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of America (LVRI of America). Only physicians trained at the LVRI are certified to perform Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® .

Dr. Antun
has held medical staff positions, including Chief of Surgery, Chairman of Credentials Committee, and Chief of Staff at Cedars Medical Center, now University of Miami Hospital, as well as Medical Director of the Urinary Incontinence and Urodynamics Center at Doctors Hospital. He currently holds affiliations with Doctors Hospital, University of Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center, and is the Director of the South Florida Institute for Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation.

Dr. Antun has conducted research on treatments for numerous illnesses that affect the urinary tract and genital system. He has written publications for several medical journals and has lectured extensively in the U. S., Europe and Latin America. Dr. Antun has also participated in pro-bono medical activities in Nicaragua, Peru and Dominican Republic.

He is a recognized community leader for his humanitarian efforts towards the betterment of Latin Americans living at home and in South Florida. He is the recipient of various awards, including the proclamation of Dr. Rafael Antun Day on June 24, 1995 by the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County. He was named professor of the year in the Department of Urology at the University of Miami in 1993, and in 1997 was recognized by New York City's Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as one of the most outstanding Latin Americans residing in the U. S. Dr. Antun is most proud of the Cross of Honor and Merit of Duarte, Sanchez and Mella, which he received in 1993. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed by the President of the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Antun resides in Miami with his wife, Dr. Mayda Antun. They have two children, Rafael Antun, Esq. and Jacqueline.


 

 

 

 

Luis A. Viñas, MD, FACS - Board Certified in Plastic Surgery

Serving Patients in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Jupiter, FL, Luis A. Viñas, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been named one of the "Best Plastic Surgeons in South Florida" and is recognized as a foremost expert on the remarkable Harmonic© ultrasonic scalpel which is redefining plastic surgery. Dr. Viñas is a Palm Beach plastic surgeon who is fully accredited in the use of this technological breakthrough which reduces the trauma associated with traditional surgical methods. Most importantly, this technology reduces patient's recovery time significantly. For example, one study of facelift patients found that the average recovery to a normal social life was only eight days versus the traditional weeks. Dr. Viñas has been brought onto the faculty of Ethicon Endo¯Surgery¯the well-known surgical instrument company, to lecture and train plastic surgeons across America on the benefits of this remarkable advancement.

Dr. Viñas also has been noted for developing or implementing The V-lift with Suspension Sutures for superior cheek positioning in all facelifts, the Vertical Breast Lift or Reduction for minimal scarring, and Minimal Scar Breast Augmentation procedures. Dr. Viñas also has been noted for developing or implementing The V-lift with Suspension Sutures for superior cheek positioning in all facelift procedures, the Vertical Breast Lift or Reduction for minimal scarring, and Minimal Scar Breast Augmentation procedures. In addition, he is renowned for his work as a leading West Palm Beach tummy tuck specialist and performs numerous sophisticated face, body and breast procedures, including liposuction, breast augmentation and facelift surgery.

Dr. Viñas has been practicing medicine for 25 years, with 20 years devoted to the practice of plastic surgery. He came to the Palm Beaches with advanced training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from Nassau County Medical Center on Long Island, NY. At the Medical Center, Dr. Viñas performed his post-graduate training residency in general surgery, followed by a fellowship in burn care and reconstruction, and finished with a two year plastic surgery fellowship under the tutelage of the prestigious Long Island Plastic Surgery Partners. Dr. Viñas received his undergraduate training at the University of Massachusetts. He pursued his Medical Degree at the Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico, where his family lived.

For the past eight years, Dr. Viñas has been recognized as a finalist for Heroes in Medicine for his humanitarian surgical missions in Honduras and Peru.

Dr. Viñas is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. His clinical appointments include several Palm Beach-area hospitals, and he maintains memberships in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association and Florida Medical Association

Dr. Viñas, who has been part of the Palm Beach community for 20 years, created the L.A. Viñas Plastic Surgery and Med Spa so he could fully implement his vision of patient care and comfort in a modern environment. The Center is located in downtown West Palm Beach, right next to CityPlace, and provides the latest advances in plastic surgery and the science of beauty to clients in a serene and state of-the-art setting.


 

 

 

Joseph Selem, M.D.

Dr. Selem is one of a handful of highly trained surgeons in the country trained in his unique specialty. Dr. Selem graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and then attended Ponce School of Medicine where he received his medical degree. After finishing his medical education, Dr. Selem completed his internship at Frankfort Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas-Houston located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world with one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation.

Following his training in Houston, Texas, Dr. Selem further trained in eyelid and facial plastic surgery with a great emphasis in body liposuction at The Bassin Center for Plastic Surgery in Florida under the preceptorship of Roger Bassin, M.D. a pioneer in body liposuction and a specialist in eyelid and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Selem has been trained to use many of the "invincible incisions" techniques that are the future of aesthetic facial plastic surgery. Dr. Selem enjoys the time to consult with you and work compassionately with each patient to customize a plan for each individual to achieve their aesthetic goals in a safe and effective manner. Dr. Selem looks forward to meeting his patients and striving to make them look and feel their very best!



 

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