Category Archives: General Plastic Surgery

Scars: What to Expect After Plastic Surgery [Part I: Controllable Factors]

As a plastic surgeon in the Scottsdale area, one of the questions I often hear from patients is: "What will my scars look like?" Obviously, scars will be a concern for patients having extensive surgery, such as a tummy tuck or a breast lift, but patients having less invasive surgery, such as liposuction or breast …

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Do I Need Liposuction or Abdominoplasty?

This is a question I encounter quite frequently. Women and men often come to my office in Scottsdale for liposuction thinking that it will help to correct their protruding belly. Liposuction is a far more common procedure than abdominoplasty, so it makes sense that people are more familiar with this option. And, frankly, liposuction has …

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Rhinoplasty: How Young Is Too Young?

If you asked every cosmetic surgeon in Phoenix this question, you'd get a wide range of different answers. I am typically very conservative when it comes to performing surgery on younger patients, and my Scottsdale rhinoplasty patients are no exception. Although last year in the U.S. more than 17,000 nose surgery procedures were performed on …

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Skin Care for All Seasons

Summer isn't the only time we need to focus on protecting and treating our skin; skin care is a year-round commitment. This is especially true during the winter months, when the air is drier and the pressure is on to look great at holiday parties. Recently, I added a few new products to the skin …

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The Lost Art of Listening

As surgeons, we have many responsibilities. Our patients trust us to do our best work, protect their safety, and provide optimal results. With proper education and training, these things are achievable. But there's something else, a "softer" skill perhaps, but important all the same: listening. We must listen to our patients in order to do …

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Labiaplasty: The How and Why

The highly personal nature of labiaplasty can make it difficult to discuss. The stigma or taboo that still surrounds this procedure may prevent women from getting the information they need. I want to start a discussion about labiaplasty, as it has the potential to make a positive impact on the lives of many women. What …

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