Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery Blog

BOTOX® vs. Dermal Fillers: Choosing What’s Right for You

BOTOX and dermal fillers are both popular nonsurgical treatments among our Phoenix plastic surgery patients. They smooth out wrinkles, fade imperfections, and reduce other common signs of aging. However, some patients are unfamiliar with the differences between these injectables. How can they tell which treatment is right for them and their aesthetic goals? BOTOX Cosmetic …

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Signs You’re Ready for a Facelift

Many patients enjoy using nonsurgical injectables to plump and sculpt the face. However, while these surgical alternatives create flattering results, there often comes a time that surgical intervention is necessary. tightens saggy skin, lifts drooping muscles, and takes years off a patient’s appearance. A traditional facelift procedure is often more effective than noninvasive procedures alone. …

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3 Tips for a Smooth Tummy Tuck Recovery

surgery can flatten the belly and dramatically contour the body for women of all ages in Scottsdale and Phoenix. However, because it is an extensive procedure, a significant recovery is involved. It is important to give yourself proper rest and support during this delicate time. With a bit of proper planning and preparation, you can …

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What To Look for in Breast Augmentation Before-and-After Photos

Looking through before-and-after photos is one of the first steps for many new patients in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Photos are extremely useful because not only do they show the results you can expect, but they also showcase a plastic surgeon’s talent. Before-and-after galleries are often a major deciding factor when it comes to surgeon selection. …

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Can Less Be More? Making the Switch to Smaller Implants

The concept of breast augmentation is associated with increased breast size. However, for many patients, the motivation behind breast augmentation is to improve breast shape and proportion, without becoming excessively large. Can you downsize breast implants? I see many patients for breast augmentation revision surgery at my Phoenix-area plastic surgery practice, and they visit me for …

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

Deciding on a proper breast implant size is one of the more challenging aspects of breast augmentation for many patients and surgeons in the Phoenix area. Patients are often surprised to find out that the relationship between implant size and final breast appearance can be quite complex. The same implant volume (cc) won't look the …

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Tummy Tuck & Tattoos: What You Need to Know

A significant number of my tummy tuck patients from the Scottsdale and Phoenix area have tattoos. These range from small, discreet tattoos to large sleeves and full back pieces. While these tattoos usually have little impact on surgical choices, sometimes they need to be carefully worked into my surgical plan. Will a tummy tuck remove my …

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