Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery Blog

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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Implant Sizing Discussion #1 Part 2: How many ccs make a “C” cup? (Part II)

Once a patient has demonstrated to me what their ideal breast appearance is (by picking their favorite patient photos on my website), I check to make sure that the photos they selected are relatively realistic comparisons for that given patient. If the comparison is fairly unrealistic, I will keep the "ideal" in mind, but also …

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Breast Reduction Q & A

At my plastic surgery practice in Phoenix, I specialize in breast procedures, including breast reduction. Breast reduction isn't as widely publicized as breast augmentation, and as a result I often find that my breast reduction patients have a lot of questions. Here are my answers to some of the most common breast reduction questions and …

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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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