Well accomplished plastic surgeon and modern day pioneer, Dr. Mark Mofid, is revolutionizing the cosmetic surgery practice and eliminating the negative perceptions associated with buttock augmentation. Facing this uphill battle, Dr. Mofid knows that new techniques and technologies are required, as well as a more advanced and evolved way of thinking to change the hearts and minds of millions who still question if implants are safe enough. Miraculously, he’s been meeting these challenges head on, answering the tough questions through his practice with successful procedures and with his profound aesthetic methodologies.

Graduating from Harvard and John Hopkins University School of Medicine with a medical degree and training in general and plastic surgery, Dr. Mark Mofid would start off his career studying under the best, the most well-renowned Raul Gonzalez, MD, a plastic surgeon in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, who has performed the most successful surgeries in the world. Under Dr. Gonzalez, Mofid would hone his techniques in buttock augmentation. Throughout the years, he’s seen so many changes from when he first started.

One of the initial problems Dr. Mofid encountered with buttock implants, was that the off-the-shelf solid silicone implants weren’t suffice enough for buttock implant procedures. In the beginning, roughly around 2007, the implants were just too bulky for intramuscular placement. For years, Dr. Mofid had to carve the implants down before surgery, something that was quite tedious and time-consuming.

This sparked a notion in Dr. Mofid’s mind, in terms of making changes in his surgical techniques and as well as his overall approach. He realized that he would have to use intramuscular implants, stating that, “Large implants have higher rates of palpability, incisional separation, and malposition. Gravity will eventually move these implants to an inferior position where the implant hangs over the butt fold.”

Upon further pondering, Dr. Mofid also realized that surgeons weren’t paying close attention when it came to the aesthetics of buttock augmentation. Using research studies that compared the waist-to-hip ratio and weight of female models, it was found that there is a certain waist-to-hip ratio of 0.68; regardless of the body mass indexes of every model. Comparing this to the “Fibonacci sequence or golden ratio”, Dr.Mofid was inspired by this ratio and would use it to frame his concepts of the ideal aesthetics when performing buttock augmentation.

Today, Dr. Mark Mofid’s thoughtful and analytical approach can be seen in his own practice at FACS, in San Diego, California, where he performs plastic surgery in the forms of rhinoplasty, breast and buttock augmentation and liposuction. Recently, he developed a new procedure and training video that prevents the nipple areolas from deterioration, yet instead, replaces the standard tissue with an added healing strengthener that allows surgical scars to naturally disappear. Dr. Mark Mofid continues to prove that his surgical skills are innovative and his vision and approach to the field of science is transcendental.

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Dr. Mark Holterman has devoted his entire professional life to the betterment of the field of medicine. In his role at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he teaches young professionals about the mechanics of surgery and pediatric medicine. He has also devoted much of his research to find a cure for conditions of a chronic nature, with a particular focus on diabetes. He is well respected in this field and is a member of the American Diabetes Association.


With this in mind, the ADA recently announced that it was entering into a joint initiative with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The purpose of this initiative is to tackle the alarming increase of type 2 diabetes that is occurring in children and adolescents. This is an issue that Dr. Holterman is passionate about.


As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Mark Holterman serves families throughout the region (http://doctors.healthgrove.com/l/241393/Mark-Holterman-in-Chicago-Illinois). While his main office is located in Maywood, Illinois, he also works out of another facility in Peoria. With nearly three decades of experience under his belt, parents have grown to trust him as their family doctor. He is also trained and experienced in a variety of general surgery procedures. Professionally, he is affiliated with the following organizations: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Loyola University Medical Center. Because of his specialty training, Dr. Holterman is also qualified to perform fetal surgery, in addition to being able to treat infants, children, and adolescents.


Currently, Dr. Holterman is also the CEO of Mariam Global Health. Between that and his role as a professor at the University of Illinois, he stays rather busy (WeeklyOpinion). He continues to be a researcher, educator, and medical practitioner. Believing that a doctor can never stop learning, he is continually looking for ways to better provide life-saving treatment to his patients. In that realm, he has also devoted his life to helping others in a volunteer capacity. One of his proudest accomplishments is being able to assist medical professionals in Vietnam to gain better access to pediatric surgical care and to increase their knowledge in this area.

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