Starting His Profession
“MY FATHER WAS MY INSPIRATION AND IT WAS HIS DREAM TO BECOME A DOCTOR. I WANTED TO FULFIL HIS DREAM. I WAS ALWAYS INSPIRED BY ART AND FORM. SO I DECIDED TO BE ARCHITECT FOR THE HUMAN FACE AND BODY AND CREATE A FORUMLA FOR AGELESS BEAUTY”
MENDIS AESTHETICS AND SURGERY
The prominent logo of Mendis Aesthetics and Surgery at the posh Mandarin Gallery is immediately reminiscent of Da Vinci’s work of art, the Vitruvian Man – reflecting exactly what Dr Mendis sees in cosmetic surgery – both beauty and art.
The pristine white interiors of his surgery reflects the philosophy, where avant-garde art on the walls blend seamlessly with the minimalist décor.
“I first learned about non-invasive fat reduction when I was at an Aesthetic Conference in New York.” Mendis acknowledged.
“Following that, I trained in Tokyo on non-invasive fat reduction with ultrasound. I was very impressed to learn that one need not undergo liposuction to remove fat. I was also happy with the fact that there were no risks to the patient and absolutely no downtime or side-effects.”
Dr. Mendis has presented papers in ‘Low level Laser assisted Liposuction – the science behind art’ and ‘Tumescent Liposuction – the science behind art’ at the World Congress of Cosmetic Surgeons in Shanghai in 2003. More papers were presented at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Conference in Dubai in 2008 on Non-invasive Fat Reduction and at the International Master Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS) in Singapore 2008 on Non-invasive Skin Tightening.
RECORDING ‘FIRSTS’ IN SINGAPORE
After understanding the technology, Mendis brought it to Singapore and by using his previous knowledge and skill went on to introduce the breakthrough technology Exills to Singapore.
“This is a treatment that literally melts fat and sculpts the face and body,” he explains. Exilis precisely targets deeper fat layers using ultrasound energy. The ultrasound wave breaks fat cell structures causing them to separate, making them more isolated, accessible and responsive to treatment. The high frequency energy also causes targeted deep thermal heating and stimulates metabolic activity to melt away at cells. The unwanted fat is carried out of the body through the lymphatic system.”
Immediate visible improvements in one’s appearance. In addition to eliminating fat. Exilis also rejuvenates skin with its Collagen Refill Technology give patients smoother and tighter skin. “It is an anti-aging solution as it reduces wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, forehead and neck.”
“Exilis also one of the ‘hottest Hollywood’ treatments which dissolves fat, tightens the skin and stimulates collagen synthesis, all in one session!”
Apart from seeing clients and performing treatments which make up a very busy schedule, Mendis loves to travel around and work out – his fitness regime consists of gym workouts and jogging – whenever time permits.
He also loves a good book or a movie. “My favourite book is ‘Only love is Real’ by Bryan Weiss, M.D. written with evidence on reincarnation.”
The last movie he watched is Batman, “But my all time favourite movie is Titanic.
SECRET TO SUCCESS
Having achieved so much, what is his secret to success?
The formula, he acknowledge, is to always strive to do better. “Work hard,” he said, “It is as simple as that.” His parents words are also a constant reminder for him to work the way he does. “My father’s favourite song was ‘The impossible dream.’ And my mother’s favourite saying went along the lines of ‘to live longer, do more good deeds.’ These are what keeps me going.”
He is also driven and motivated by each and every client. “My greatest happiness is reinstating the confidence of my clients and getting them to go on track to optimize health, wellness and appearance.”