Cosmetic Surgeon Sheila Barbarino Discusses the Future of Cosmetic Medicine

Sheila Barbarino, M.D., specializes in oculofacial plastic surgery, facelifts, liposuction, and Brazilian butt lifts, as well as offering several noninvasive procedures.
Sheila Barbarino, M.D., specializes in oculofacial plastic surgery, facelifts, liposuction, and Brazilian butt lifts, as well as offering several noninvasive procedures.

The future of medicine is bright, and no one knows this better than Sheila Barbarino, M.D. As one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the industry, Dr. Barbarino is highly decorated and awarded; she has published over a dozen papers and has led countless research studies. She is the President of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, President of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Her livelihood is Oculofacial Plastic Surgery - as well as specializing in facelifts, liposuction, and Brazilian butt lifts, as well as offering several noninvasive procedures. Dr. Barbarino has been praised for knowing what her patients want and having detailed conversations to discover their needs.

“I want to make people feel better about themselves,” says Dr. Barbarino. “I do think that when people worry, and they’re focused on the things they’re insecure about, they don’t have time for other things in their lives - to enjoy their life.” Dr. Barbarino is double board-certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is working tirelessly at her thriving locations in Austin, TX, and Los Angeles, CA, to complete her mission: "To make the world a beautiful place, one person at a time!"

Her Practice and Her Patients

“I always had an affinity to the face and always loved surgery – that’s why I went into ocular facial surgery.” Says the doctor as she recounts her journey to becoming a cosmetic surgeon. Working within that industry, she saw her patients’ need for aesthetic surgeries such as liposuction and breast augmentation. “My patients are wonderful; they’re every-day-people that want to take care of themselves and look their best. They want to look natural and be comfortable in the skin they’re in.” As the shift of medicine started changing to noninvasive procedures, Dr. Barbarino began to offer alternative options at her practice. As a surgeon, Dr. Barbarino would rather guarantee her patients’ success than experiment with unconfirmed results.

The Swiss Army Knife of Medicine

“Recently, LED has become a big forefront in aesthetic medicine; it is a modality we have heard a lot about. It’s just not something we routinely used until now,” Dr. Barbarino stated when talking about her experience including noninvasive procedures in her practice. Dr. Barbarino explained while she has offered many non-surgical weight loss procedures in the past, they either did not work consistently or did not provide her patients with the results they, or she, expected to see. It was countless trials and errors that eventually led Dr. Barbarino to UltraSlim. UltraSlim is a medical red light device indicated for three types of use: Immediate Fat Reduction, Skin Tightening, and the Reduction of Pain and Inflammation. The results that proceed with the use of UltraSlim are immediate, as it stimulates the body’s natural process of lipid metabolism.

"Everyone was very excited about trying it," Dr. Barbarino commented. "I think most of my patients have seen significant weight loss from the UltraSlim - they have an average loss of three inches per session! I don’t think I’ve had any unhappy patients, which makes me happy."

UltraSlim breaks down perilipin - 1, which allows hormone-sensitive lipase to initiate lipid metabolism, breaking down triglycerides into ATP. UltraSlim shrinks fat cells without completely destroying them, allowing your patient to lose fat naturally without worrying about adverse effects.

Dr. Barbarino uses the device in her office for skin tightening and immediate fat loss. Skin revitalization was the first FDA clearance that Ward Photonics received for UltraSlim; the powerful red light can tighten the collagen and elastin in the skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars.

"I use UltraSlim in my office for a post-procedure reduction of swelling, bruising, and inflammation. I use it after every single procedure that I do, including surgery as well as injectables. It significantly reduces downtime and patients heal much faster."

The Future of Medicine is Bright

“UltraSlim is a front-runner in the future of medicine. There are quite a few people I know that have a chronic cough and inflammation in their lungs; with UltraSlim, you know they felt so much better,” states Dr. Barbarino. “I have a friend that had ankle surgery and had a huge cast. She was super swollen for weeks and had a gnarly scar. We put her under the UltraSlim, and the swelling has decreased significantly - the scars look much better. I think it’s wonderful that it takes care of everything. “It really is the Swiss Army Knife of medicine.”


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