Houston Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Renews Confidence Through Premier Services and Care


Dr. Gildo “Gil” Micheletti, Dr. Mirtha Gonzalez, Dr. Filiberto Cedeno Laurent and Dr. Eric Humble. Photo by Jasmin Chen Photography.

FOCUS COVER STORY }  By M.G. Angulo –

With each opening of a new year, people tend to anticipate new opportunities that will improve their lives, health and perspectives, and for those people specifically looking to improve their self-confidence, Dr. Eric Humble is on the front line of body transformations. But to sum up Dr. Humble’s two-office practice as just another plastic surgery operation would be folly. Dr. Humble, who leads his Sugar Land practice – Sugar Land Face & Body Plastic Surgery – and Dr. Filiberto Cedeno Laurent who leads Dr. Humble’s Katy practice – Houston Dermatology and Plastic Surgery – are dedicated to helping patients reach their desired goals through compassionate and comprehensive quality services.

“Improving one’s looks directly correlates with an improvement in self-confidence. This spills over into our patients’ lives and relationships,” said Dr. Humble, a board-certified plastic surgeon fully trained in plastic, reconstructive, head and neck surgery. “This, in turn, translates into healthier and happier individuals. After their transformation, our patients are energized with a new love of life that improves their quality of life.”

Introducing a New Dermatologist

At Sugar Land Face & Body Plastic Surgery, patients are not pressured to change themselves, instead, they are welcomed into a sanctuary of professionals who will discuss with them the best options for beautification goals and offer the most innovative surgical and non-surgical procedures in the field.

It is this specific approach to patient care that has grown the practice, said Dr. Humble, noting the 2017 opening of sister site Houston Dermatology, and recently procuring a new doctor, Dr. Gildo “Gil” Micheletti, for Houston Dermatology.

“My practice is growing tremendously, specifically in the dermatology department,” said Dr. Humble. “Dr. Micheletti is well-respected and brings a great deal to the table in terms of knowledge and experience. I believe in taking care of my patients like you take care of your family, so as we continued to grow, we’ve added highly-qualified, skilled professionals to serve a larger population.”

Dr. Micheletti, who is a board-certified dermatologist, has been providing expert care to patients with some of the most disabling skin conditions for more than 40 years. His expertise will be put to use alongside Dr. Cedeno, who has a doctorate degree in Immunology from Harvard Medical School and was trained as a dermatologist at the University of Pennsylvania, the oldest and one of the most prestigious dermatology departments in the nation.

With Dr. Cedeno and Dr. Micheletti’s combined expertise, the practice has doubled its ability to treat an array of skin conditions in both children and adults.  “We provide pediatric dermatology and can examine birth marks, neonatal acne, moles and warts,” Dr. Cedeno said. “We also offer medical dermatology, like inflammatory, infectious and auto- immune conditions, skin cancer assessments and cosmetic dermatology.”

New Body-Contouring Technology

Leonardo Avarca with Dr. Filiberto Cedeno Laurent. Photo by Joey Belleza.

The new year not only brings a new doctor to the Houston Dermatology, but new technology to both of Dr. Humble’s offices as well. Starting this month, Sugar Land Face & Body and Houston Dermatology will offer CoolTone, an FDA approved device that sculpts, tones and strengthens muscles on the abdomen, the thighs and the buttocks in a non-invasive way.

The technology is non-invasive and each treatment lasts around 30 minutes and requires no down time. It works by delivering electromagnetic stimulation that provokes involuntary muscle stimulation that is equivalent to 20,000 squats or 20,000 abdominal crunches per session without any associated pain or soreness. Both men and women can benefit from CoolTone and “a brief series of four sessions can give noticeable results,” said Dr. Cedeno. For adult men wanting to achieve a more athletic look, postpartum women who want to strengthen their core or even women would like to have a non-surgical butt lift, CoolTone is the ideal option.

“In addition to muscle mass increase, definition and lifting, CoolTone can potentially increase fat metabolism, reduce waistline circumference and even help with fat reduction,” Dr. Cedeno added.

The Gold Standard Operating Suite

While Dr. Humble is proud to announce the latest development at Sugar Land Face and Body, he is equally proud of his long-standing commitment to top-tier patient care through the practice’s American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) certified on-site operating suite. Sugar Land Face and Body not only meets, but exceeds, those standards set forth by the medical community, highlighting the practice as setting the “Gold Standard” for quality patient care.

With more than 2,000 square feet dedicated to peri-op and post-op care, Sugar Land Face and Body has successfully performed surgeries in-house, resulting in “the best and most natural beauty enhancements results,” said Dr. Humble, who only practices at the Sugar Land office. “My goal is to erase those imperfections that drive you crazy, so you can have renewed confidence.”

Sugar Land Face and Body’s operating room – which provides a separate entrance from the main building to offer both patient privacy and accessibility – features state-of-the-art equipment and is in compliance with all of the required standards, allowing Dr. Humble and his staff to provide concierge-oriented care to patients.

Additionally, the surgical team is comprised of two RNs, a surgical technologist and an anesthesiologist, who is in-house the entire time a surgery is performed.  “When in surgery, a patient will have two doctors in the room, and as an added comfort, we have back-ups for any equipment needed during the surgery,” Dr. Humble said. “In other words, we have double of everything because safety is the most important aspect here.”

Sugar Land Face and Body is also conveniently located near a major hospital where Dr. Humble has privileges. “We have never had to use it,” he stressed. “But this increases the comfort of our patients.”

Providing Profound Impact

Tiffany Ceballos getting Botox with Dr. Mirtha Gonzalez. Photo by Joey Belleza.

Dr. Mirtha Gonzalez shares Dr. Humble’s philosophy of patient care. She knew from an early age she wanted to be a doctor, but it was when she experienced surgical specialties in medical school, like the plastic surgery department, that she knew she needed to a surgeon, because the cases she participated in demonstrated to her the impact a surgeon can have on someone’s life.

“I was able to see the profound physical and psychological impact that a patient can experience through plastic surgery,” said Dr. Gonzalez, who practices at Houston Dermatology. “As a surgeon, the change I can effect is direct and visible. It is thoroughly enjoyable to have such a direct impact on a patient’s confidence and self- image.”

Dr. Gonzalez, who completed her general surgery residency in the prestigious Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and plastic surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System, said whether a patient needs surgery or not, Sugar Land Face and Body or Houston Dermatology can meet their individual needs in a positive and memorable way.

“Our approach is to foremost treat patients like family and help them achieve the goals they have in their mind. We don’t force our views of beauty on patients. We listen to them to get a clear understanding of what they want and through good medicine, we help them reach those goals,” said Dr. Gonzalez. “The growth and the addition of Dr. Micheletti clearly shows our patients’ confidence in our abilities and that we are committed and compassionate doctors who help people realize an outward appearance that fits closer to their personality and look.”

Renowned Medical Spa

Dr. Humble said the favorite aspect of his profession is getting to truly know his patients, because through that consultation, he can make that patient’s beautification process a comfortable one.

He considers more than the physical appearance of his patients; he takes into account if they are an outdoors type of person, their health, medical history and if they are looking for corrective or preventative care. He never pushes a procedure on a patient; instead, he listens to what a patient wants before offering options, whether it be a surgical or non-surgical one.

And for those patients who do not require surgical options, Sugar Land Face and Body offers its renowned medical spa.  “We have purchased every type of technology to make this spa the most cutting-edge of its kind, with the most up-to-date procedures that truly show results,” said Dr. Humble.

Through the medical spa, patients have the options of breast enhancement, body contouring and facial rejuvenation, as well as advanced non-surgical procedures, including: Botox and fillers; CoolSculpting, a fat-freezing treatment designed to reduce fat volume reduction; Micro-Needling treating moderate acne, fine lines and wrinkles, lax skin, burns and stretch marks; and Ultherapy, the only FDA-cleared procedure for non-surgical neck, brow and under-chin lifts.

“Everything is under one roof,” Dr. Humble said. “From free consultations and surgeries to the latest in aesthetic procedures, our patients get everything they need here in one place.”

Visit BeautyBecomesYou.com for more information about Sugar Land Face and Body Plastic Surgery and Houston Dermatology and Plastic Surgery.


Beauty Becomes You

Offering two locations in Sugar Land and Katy, Sugar Land Face and Body Plastic Surgery and Houston Dermatology and Plastic Surgery are your one stop shop for everything skin and beauty. Offering the most progressive dermatological, surgical and aesthetic services, along with a new dermatologist, both locations feature a state-of-the-art medical spa with an array of services. The Sugar Land location also offers a Gold Standard surgical suite and concierge service.

Medical Dermatology
• Acne and Rosacea • Rashes • Hair Loss • Psoriasis • Eczema • Pediatric Dermatology • Disorders of Pigmentation • Benign Skin Growths • Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers • Nail Disorders • Excessive Sweating
Cosmetic Surgery Facial Rejuvenation
• Facelift • Neck Lift • Brow Lift • Eyelid Surgery • Nose Surgery • Ear Pinning • Fat Transfer
Breast Enhancement
• Breast Augmentation • Breast Revision • Breast Lift • Breast Augmentation With Lift • Breast Reduction • Breast Implants Information
Body Contouring
• Tummy Tuck • Liposuction • Mommy Makeover • Body Contouring After Weight Loss • Arm Lift • Thigh Lift • Butt Lift • Labia Rejuvenation

Male Breast Reduction

Hand Rejuvenation

Non-Surgical Injectables Muscle Relaxants/Toxins
• Botox • Dysport • Xeomin
Fillers
• Juvederm • Radiesse • Restylane • Sculptra • Belotero Balance

Laser Hair Removal

Skin Tightening
• Ultherapy • Fractoral Firm • Body FX
Fat and Cellulite Reduction
• CoolSculpting • Cellfina
Facial Rejuvenation
• Kybella • Hydrafacial • Microneedling • Vampire Facial • Chemical Peels • Dermabrasion
Hair Restoration Products
• Clarsonic Smart Profile • ZO Products • Neocutis Products • SkinMedica Products • HairMax Laser Comb • Super Slim & Vitamin B12 Shots

For more information, contact:
Sugar Land Face and Body
Plastic Surgery
16926 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land
281-313-0555

Houston Dermatology and
Plastic Surgery
3030 South Mason Road, Katy
281-665-2626
Visit www.BeautyBecomesYou.com.