Business Spotlight: Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons

For over 20-years, Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons has brought state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures and exceptional patient care to Indianapolis.  Advanced surgical, non-surgical, and aesthetic treatments combined with an extraordinary commitment to research and results have earned the practice a reputation that is difficult to match. 

In addition to having one of the largest and most contemporary Surgical and Laser Centers in the country, the office offers innovative skin care products, no-downtime treatments, and combination therapies based on cutting-edge science and research. 

Skin Quality Improvement

Several no-downtime options exist to safely and effectively treat sun damage, unwanted pigment, enlarged pores, active acne, acne scars, and overall skin quality.  A popular treatment is the Fractionated CO2 (DOT) Laser that offers minimal downtime and maximum results.  The Laser penetrates the skin, boosting collagen production.  It also creates thousands of absorption channels allowing for rapid penetration of topical products. Additionally, the office offers a multitude skin improving treatments including Microneedling, Peels, Radiofrequency, Laser therapies, and Light based treatments that are excellent for all skin types and pigments.

Combination Injections & Non-Surgical Facelift Options

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons uses new and combination injectable treatments to smooth lines around the mouth, eyes, and restore lost volume to cheeks and lips.  Other injectable treatments remove stubborn fat under the chin creating beautiful sculpted necklines without surgery.  A new treatment offered by Dr. Chernoff is called the Y LIFT.  The Y LIFT is a non-surgical facelift that improves the contours of the face while improving lines and wrinkles.  Dr. Chernoff is the only doctor in Indiana to offer the Y LIFT.  Combining these advanced treatments provides patients with results that have not been possible in the past.

Growth Factors & Stem Cell Stimulating Treatments

The office offers natural options like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), autologous fat injections, and stem cell stimulating skincare to help patients improve scars, lines, wrinkles, skin quality, and hair loss. Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons combines PRP and growth factors with advanced Microneedling, Facials, and Laser treatments to expand the powerful skin improving benefits.

Body Sculpting & Vaginal Rejuvenation

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons offer all options for fat reduction, skin tightening, and body contouring. Patients have their choice of Coolsculpting, Radiofrequency Skin Tightening, Breast Augmentation, and Liposculpting to improve their shape and self-esteem.  Additionally, they offer the newest system for Vaginal Rejuvenation.  The treatment uses an innovative dual technology that improves both internal and external vaginal concerns including laxity, pain, dryness, incontinence, labial sagging, and sensation.

Advanced Combinations & Total Rejuvenation

At some point, gravitational changes define when surgery is the only way to accomplish rejuvenation goals.  When the skin and muscles on your face or body are sagging beyond what can be corrected non-surgically, Dr. Chernoff will use the most state of the art surgical options to restore youth to skin and muscles.   For example, Dr. Chernoff uses a proprietary laser technique for upper and lower eyelid lifts and an endoscopic approach for eyebrow lifts, face, and neck lifts.  His minimally invasive techniques have patients returning to normal activities in a week or two. Surgical treatments are often followed up with advanced laser and injectable treatments to further refine skin and enhance the quality and skin tone.   The combinations, timing, and treatments are unique and customized for each individual to provide optimal and natural results to achieve Your Natural Best®.

Commitment to Excellence

Dr. Chernoff and his team are dedicated to proving the highest level of patient care. After medical school, Dr. Chernoff completed a five-year residency followed by three years of intensive fellowship training in Facial Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery, Laser Therapy, Breast Rejuvenation and Body Contouring.  This training provided him with comprehensive expertise matched by very few.  His innate aesthetic vision, meticulous surgical skills, and his gentle humility, provide his patients with a quality of care that is second to none.  Dr. Chernoff customizes and combines meticulous surgical techniques with the latest non-surgical therapies to give his patients consistent rejuvenation results.   

Julie Leonetti is a Registered Nurse and has over 25-years of experience in cosmetic medicine.  Julie is a certified injection and laser specialist.  Julie trains nurses and physicians in the art of meticulous injection techniques as well as advanced laser and combination treatments. Julie is an expert in surgical and non-surgical options.  She has performed thousands of injectable and laser treatments and instructs healthcare professionals on optimal patient care.

Julie, Dr. Chernoff, and their entire team spend countless hours educating patients prior to any cosmetic procedure from injectable therapy to surgery.  Dr. Chernoff, Julie, and their entire staff care for patients everyday after surgery and treatments to provide reassurance and follow-up care.   Their motto is exceptional care and exceptional results.  

Call 317.573.8899 to schedule a consultation to learn about the best treatment option for you.  Visit drchernoff.com and learn more about the13th Annual Bazaar on October 3, 2018.

Carol the Coach: Unhealthy Love

Do you know someone who is in love with the concept of love so much that they don’t see the reality of their situation? The person that they are attracted to is not worthy of their love?  You know the type.  Has your friend conjured up, in their own mind, a scenario that reflects what they want the situation to be…as opposed to what it really is. 

I often see clients who come in and describe a horrendous situation concerning how they are being treated by the person they love. I recently saw a man who was not being treated well by his wife. They hadn’t had sex in months. She was always choosing her kids over him, berated him constantly and spent their money impulsively. After describing this dead-end relationship, he began to talk about how much they loved each other and about their plans for the future.  Although he bemoaned  the lack of love in the relationship, he quickly went into denial and stated that all he wanted to do was help her work through her issues.  He was clearly in love with the fantasy of love and was not clearly seeing the reality of his situation!

This often occurs in dating.  A woman will come in and report that she’s still seeing Tom and that she is more in love than ever.  As we explore the mutuality of the relationship, my client will describe the real scenario.  Her boyfriend is not communicating.  She does not hear from him for days and he has not invested anything financially or emotionally towards their relationship for months or possibly years.  It appears that the relationship is not dependable, yet my client seems to be “in love with being in love”, and in actuality she is getting nothing back in return.

There is no reason to accept sub-standard behavior or “to accept the crumbs” just to have someone in your life.  The first step to getting the love you want is to get honest with yourself and decide what you want from a partnership or a dating relationship. 

It’s important to assess whether you can retrain your partner to be more reciprocal. Unfortunately, you have likely put up with the old behaviors for months or years. Therefore, the behavior is pretty ingrained making redirecting or retraining tough. Practice being clear and direct with your loved one and let him or her know what your expectation looks like.  It may be, “Tom if you don’t call me by mid-week, I will no longer be available to you at midnight for a nightcap.” Or, “Sally when you avoid my calls or refuse to make plans with me, I will need to make other plans.”  To the unfaithful spouse, “If you continue to cheat on me I will make the decision to seek an attorney and file for a formal separation because I will no longer put up with the third person in our relationship”. 

If your partner won’t alter the behavior, it is time for you to seek professional guidance.  If counseling is not helpful, you will have to make the difficult decision to end the relationship.  This of course means that you will need to get healthy so that you don’t repeat the same mistakes in your next relationship.

All of this work requires that you get out of denial and get honest with yourself about what you aren’t getting from your partner.  “Being in love with being in love” is never enough to build a relationship.