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PRP For Facial Rejuvenation

Platelet-rich plasma facial rejuvenation is a natural, non-surgical procedure with virtually no downtime. While results are immediate, overtime, PRP can encourage new collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and more. The cost of platelet-rich plasma for facial rejuvenation ranges from $800 to $1,600. Discuss your rejuvenation goals with a board-certified plastic...

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Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Butt Implants vs. Diet & Exercise

If you want to improve the shape of your derriere, it’s likely you’ve considered several options including diet and exercise, as well as surgical procedures like implants or a Brazilian Butt Lift. Can each option deliver the same results? How do you know what’s best for your booty? The board-certified...

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How To Pick The Right Spa For You

There are no shortages of medical spas in the South Bend area, but they don’t offer the same level of care that you might need. You know you’re looking for a relaxing massage or perhaps you’re curious about rejuvenating services like Botox or laser skin resurfacing. With so many options...

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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is an excellent option for individuals discouraged by unwanted hair on their face, neck, underarms, legs, back, and sensitive areas like the bikini line. Most people are familiar with the term laser hair removal; however, few understand how it actually works. Today, we’re pulling back the curtain...

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Move Over Ladies: Liposuction Is for Men, Too

Male cosmetic surgery rates are on the rise in the U.S.; according to a new report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men requested approximately 1.3 million cosmetic procedures in 2016, equal to eight percent of total cosmetic procedures. These findings are not surprising. Men are increasingly interested...

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11 Ways to Protect Your Skin For Summer

Living in the Midwest, we never know quite how the weather is going to pan out. Midwesterners have been spending an unusual amount of time outdoors this May due to the beautiful weather. When gearing up for the summer months, it is important to be aware of what you can...

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Top 5 Medical Spa Beauty Trends 2017

Top 5 Medical Spa Beauty Trends 2017 Video Transcription: Hey guys!  Happy Friday! So it’s Facebook Friday, again, at The Centre Yourself Medical Spa. Hope you guys are having a great week. This week I thought I’d talk about the top five medical spa beauty trends this year that I've...

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Everything You Need to Know About Facials

Facials are a simple and cost-effective way to keep your skin looking young and radiant. They help alleviate the effects of sun and stress while cleaning and moisturizing your skin. Whether you’ve had a facial before or this is your first one, the estheticians at The Centre Yourself Medical Rejuvenation...

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New Face for the New Year: Surgical and Non-Surgical Option

On New Year’s Eve we make resolutions. Some of us want to exercise more or eat better. Others vow to spend more time enjoying life. But many people realize their New Year’s resolutions were harder to keep than they thought. If you only keep one New Year’s resolution for 2017,...

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How To Maintain Your Post Surgery Body

For those getting procedures like rhinoplasty or breast augmentation, surgery is typically a one and done thing. You have the surgery, you recover, and you enjoy your new look. Plastic surgeries focusing on the body need some work to maintain the procedure’s benefits. Think of it as an investment, like...

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Which is Better: Mastectomy and Reconstruction or Two Separate Procedures?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer-related death in women after lung cancer. It is also one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in American women, second only to skin cancer. Battling cancer is hard, but having breast reconstruction surgery can make it harder. This struggle leaves many women unsure...

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Rhinoplasty 101 – What Is A Nose Job?

More and more people are turning to plastic surgery to improve self-esteem and correct areas of their body they aren’t happy with. By far, one of the most desirable plastic surgeries today is rhinoplasty. Known more commonly as a “nose job” or nose reshaping, rhinoplasty has become the second most...

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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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