Utopia Welcomes Nurse Practitioner Melanie Frye

Melanie-Frye-Houston-NurseUtopia Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa welcomes Melanie Frye, MS, NP-C as our newest Nurse Practitioner and aesthetic injector to the office of Franklin Rose, MD.  Melanie holds her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center School of Nursing. While working as a Registered Nurse, she completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2004, earning a Master of Science degree from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. She became Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in March of 2005.

In 2007, Melanie underwent training from the Esthetic Skin Institute for BOTOX® injectables and dermal fillers (such as Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®, and Radiesse®). During that time, she also received additional certification in the utilization of lasers for hair removal and skin rejuvenation. Since then she has become certified in the administration of sclerotherapy and has undergone extensive training for the advanced placement of dermal fillers. Trained in 2010 by Dr. David Tittle and again in 2011 by Dr. Danny Vleggaar of Geneva Switzerland, Melanie is also an experienced injector of Sculptra Aesthetic® collagen stimulator. As a result of her extensive training, Melanie has acheived the most advanced level of credentials available.  Most recently, Melanie has introduced Kybella injections to treat submental fullness. Melanie specializes in taking a conservative approach to anti-aging, focusing on improving the integrity of the skin and promoting natural results.

A native Houstonian, Melanie is also active in local Advanced Practice Nursing and women’s business organizations. She is an active member of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists. She regularly participates in national conferences and enjoys speaking about health-related topics to local organizations. Melanie is happily married with two sons and enjoys reading and playing sand volleyball during her downtime.

Help us welcome Melanie to Utopia MedSpa by coming by to visit us in Uptown Park and take advantage of these specials on injectables this Summer:


Kybella: $100 off one treatment
Juvederm Ultra/Ultra Plus XC/ Voluma XC: $50 off per syringe


New Patients Introductory Botox Special: For First-Time Utopia MedSpa Patients:
Botox BFF: $12.00 per Unit if you and your friend have Botox at the same appointment time OR Botox $12/unit if you add it on to any other service at Utopia Medspa

*New patient introductory specials honored through August 30, 2016

Houston Hero Peace Officer Has Reconstructive Surgery by Dr. Franklin Rose

Female Police Officer featured on the “Today Show,” and 2014 State of the Union Address in Washington D.C. was injured when shot in the face and chest – plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose repairs her wounds and scar tissue in Houston.

Watch the video

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HOUSTON, TX – Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose performed necessary reconstructive surgery for Houston mom and hero police officer Ann Carrizales following her traumatic injury to her face and breast caused by gunshot wounds to the head and neck.

During a routine traffic stop in October 2013 Texas police officer and former United States Marine Ann Carrizales took two bullets at point-blank range resulting in traumatic injury to her chest when the kevlar pierced her “bullet-proof” vest causing a large disfiguring wound into the breast area. Nonetheless, she chased and apprehended the suspect even while terribly wounded.

Ann was also significantly injured when she was shot in the face as the bullet entered near the cheek area and exited near her ear-yet she still went after the bad guys- see the her dramatic story as aired on the Today Show:ann-carizales-houston-hero-today-showWatch the video: http://www.today.com/news/shot-face-cop-chases-suspect-giving-not-option-8C11504098

Ann says, “The incident itself (taking the gun shots) was the easy part, compared to the healing process both physically and emotionally has really proven to be the most difficult aspect for me so far. The real challenge continues to be my journey back to health and healing which I do admit the resulting pain and trauma at times has brought me to my knees.  Dr. Rose has been an amazing help to me on this journey to help me feel better and I want to continue to share my story of healing with others.”
Noted Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose performed reconstructive surgery on Ann and repaired some of the significant and disfiguring damage due to her traumatic injuries on May 22. 
UPDATE: Ann’s story was featured on NBC with Emmy award-winning anchor Dominique Sachse on KPRC Channel 2 in Houston – Tuesday, July 8th at 10pm.



Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men are on the Rise – Even as Oil Prices Plummet

Men are Increasingly turning to Cosmetic Procedures to Remain Competitive in the Workplace


Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men are on the Rise – Even as Oil Prices Plummet

HOUSTON, TX; 2016 – THE CHANGING FACE OF PLASTIC SURGERY: As business executives in Houston are becoming concerned over the falling price of oil, plastic surgery procedures for men are quickly gaining in popularity for those like-minded men who wish to remain vital and youthful looking in an increasingly competitive workforce. The recent drop in oil prices has affected all sectors of business in Texas not limited to the energy and manufacturing industries and the long term effect of many business activities effected slowing down remains to be seen.

HOT NEW TRENDS IN PLASTIC SURGERY: KHOU CH 11 with Lily Jang & Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose

Emmy nominated journalist & morning news anchor Lily Jang featured Dr. Franklin Rose and patients as they discussed the hottest trends in plastic surgery today.

Lily visited with prominent attorney Mitchell Katine who has argued before the United States Supreme Court who came to Dr. Rose looking for a more youthful appearance while still maintaining a natural look. Often we see men who seek a rhinoplasty following a sports injury or to improve breathing function. More and more, men are visiting the plastic surgeon desiring to improve specific problem areas of the aging face such as the neck, cheek and jowl areas. Plastic surgery procedures for men are becoming more common-place for men of all ages than ever!

With oil prices continuing to decline more than 60% in recent months, many men are choosing to adapt to this new trend in order to remain both attractive as well as gain an edge up on their younger colleagues.

According to recent statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (the largest group of board certified plastic surgeons in the world) there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States in 2015, which represents a significant increase over 2014. In particular, the present President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, David H. Song, M.D. stated: “As plastic surgery is becoming more common and accepted in men, we are seeing more of them undergo procedures…”  Procedures such as facial rejuvenation including eye lifts, face lifts and brow lifts are becoming much more widely accepted among men.

Minimally-invasive procedures for men such as Botox and filler injections like Juvederm along with traditional facelifts have greatly increased in demand as well.  These popular procedures improve the appearance for those men who have wrinkles or frown lines that cause them to appear permanently tired or angry; minimally invasive techniques such as injectable treatments do not require any downtime like a facelift: which requires a recovery time of up to two weeks away from the office.

One such patient is Attorney Mitchell Katine, an attorney in his mid-50’s, who recently underwent facial and eyelid rejuvenation performed by well-known Houston plastic surgeon Franklin A. Rose, M.D. of Utopia Plastic Surgery.  After a short interval away from work, Mr. Katine was able to return to his full responsibilities as a practicing attorney.  Mr. Katine successfully won landmark legislation at the United States Supreme Court regarding LGBT rights.

“Male plastic surgery rates have significantly increased since 2014 and the idea that plastic surgery procedures are just for women no longer applies,” says Dr. Franklin Rose. “Men are seeking to regain a more youthful look, improve their self-image and feel better about their appearance. It’s fortunate that we now have appropriate techniques specifically to address a man’s aging face to meet men’s desires and often exceed their expectations.”


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