Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery Blog

Strattice™: Supporting Successful Breast Revision

As a high-volume breast revision specialist, I frequently use Strattice in my breast augmentation revision surgeries in the Scottsdale area. Strattice is a porcine acellular dermal matrix. Essentially, it is a deep layer of skin (dermis) harvested from pigs (porcine) that is processed in such a way as to remove all pig cells (acellular) while leaving a …

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Why Is Activity So Important After Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, at my Scottsdale-area medical office is a very popular and dramatic surgery I perform frequently. Whether alone or in combination with breast surgery as part of a "mommy makeover," abdominoplasty is definitely a transformative procedure. Abdominoplasty is also associated with more possible surgical risks, and as a result, it must be …

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One More Reason to Like Sientra Textured Implants

As I wrote in a recent blog, I was very happy to have published a recent article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® regarding the lower rate of capsular contracture (scar tissue hardening) when textured implants are used. This study was based on Sientra "gummy bear" breast implants, which I use for Phoenix and Scottsdale patients, …

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Mentor LEAD Program

This year I was honored to be selected by Mentor Worldwide LLC (one of the world leaders in breast implants) to join their LEAD Program. LEAD stands for “leadership, experience, and development in breast augmentation,” and it is an elite advisory board offered to approximately 35 of the top breast-focused plastic surgeons in the nation. …

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My Stockholm Experience: Part 3

As an aesthetic surgery fellow, I had the opportunity in 2004-2005 to work with an implant company called Silimed, which made a very high-quality textured cohesive silicone gel implant. Working with Dr. Grant Stevens (one of the principle investigators on the FDA approved Silimed implant study) in Marina Del Rey, CA, I had the opportunity …

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My Stockholm Experience: Part 2

As a background, there has been a large split in which implants are used in the U.S. versus Europe. Most of the difference can be attributed to the false concern in the early 1990s that silicone might cause autoimmune disorders. Thankfully, after massive medical studies, it was conclusively shown that silicone implants do not cause …

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