Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery Blog

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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Getting Behind the Wheel

You wouldn't drive drunk, and you'd pull over if you were falling asleep while driving. So, if your surgeon tells you it's not safe to drive after surgery, you'd follow their instructions, right? After plastic surgery some patients choose to get behind the wheel before being given the green light from their surgeon, but it's …

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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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Why a Natural Look Really Counts

Every plastic surgeon has a slightly different philosophy about plastic surgery. At my practice, achieving a natural look is a top priority. In general, my patients want to enhance their appearance without it being evident that they've had surgery. I, too, prefer to avoid a "fake" look for aesthetic reasons and, perhaps more importantly, health …

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10 Tips for Making Your Home Recovery-Friendly

Recovery after plastic surgery can be a time of excitement and even relaxation. If patients plan properly and treat themselves with kindness, the days that follow their surgical procedure can be peaceful and full of positive thoughts for their beautiful results. Here are 10 tips that can help prepare you to have just this kind …

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Is Your Surgeon Published?

There are a lot of things to consider when you're choosing a plastic surgeon. Does the surgeon perform the procedure you're interested in? Is the surgeon board-certified? How many years have they been practicing? Do you like the results you see in their before & after photos? Reading a surgeon's CV (curriculum vitae, or professional …

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