Dr. Denton D. & Michelle Weiss
Cofounders of "Bella Vitae" (Beautiful Living)
"Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savor life and to dream of the future. That is why the beauty of created things can never fully satisfy. It stirs that hidden nostalgia for God, which a lover of beauty like Saint Augustine could express in incomparable terms: "Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you!"
Karol Wojtya (The late Servant of God, Pope John Paul II)
Dr. Denton D. Weiss's medical credentials are extensive, including a two year residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts (1996-1998).Five year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland (1990-1994).Medical School at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1984-1988).
He is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He served as a Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is the founder of Denton D. Weiss, MD, PLC. which recently opened its new offices at 272 Bendix, Rd., Suite 100, Virginia beach, Virginia 23452.
Dr. Weiss served as a Commander in the United States Navy, where he was the Head of the Department of Otolaryngology and the Craniofacial Board at the Naval Medical Center in Great Lakes, .Illinois from 1994 to 1996. He completed his military career at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia as staff in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 1999 to 2000.
As a sought after plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Weiss regularly performs cosmetic surgery of all sorts, including Laser Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Facial Trauma, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Skin Cancer and Tumor Surgery, Congenital Deformities, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, and Craniosynostosis Repair.
His cosmetic practice includes "Facelifts" (Surgical Rhytidectomy) "Chemical Peels" (Chemical Rhytidectomy) Laser Resurfacing (Laser Rhytidectomy) Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Forehead Surgery (Endoscopic or Brow Lift):Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty, Chin Surgery (Genioplasty),Ear Surgery (Otoplasty), Breast Enlargement (Augmentation Mammoplasty), Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty), breast lifts (Mastopexy), liposuction (Tumescent or Ultrasonic)and "Tummy Tucks"(Abnominoplasty).
However, his approach to his medical practice is rooted in - and flows from- his own deep convictions about the meaning of life itself which are informed by his Catholic Faith. He and his wife Michelle live what they advocate. They advocate for an integrated approach to life which recognizes the unity of body, mind and spirit which they call "beautiful living" In doing so they write about and encourage a whole way of health and wellness which integrates holistic medicine, nutrition, exercise, balanced eating, healthy relationships, authentic spirituality and fun. This is "Bella Vitae", "beautiful living". They help people to discover how to change their own lives, inside and out and thereby become more fully who they were created to be and want to become.
Denton and Michelle Weiss have been happily married for many years and are the proud parents of two adult daughters. Together, they founded Bella Vitae Foundation and Bella Vitae, LLC. Bella Vitae" means "Beautiful Living".
The mission of the Bella Vitae Foundation is to promote, create, defend, foster and serve beauty - and to encourage a lifestyle that gives it expression. Through its educational, philanthropic, charitable, artistic and cultural mission, the Bella Vitae Foundation places itself at the service of beauty - in all of its manifestations - and in a particular way, at the service of the integrated human person, who is, body, mind and soul, the manifestation of God's beauty in the world as well as a "creator" and promoter of such beauty.
The Foundation promotes, proclaims, teaches and fosters "Beautiful Living" as a way of life that embraces the entirety of the human experience, body, mind and soul - and places that life at the service of beauty. It promotes the arts, human culture, and service to the human person, the family and the common good.