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What Are the Best Ways to Treat Stretch Marks?

Type "stretch marks" into an online search engine and you'll be inundated with an array of creams, lotions, and "miracle treatments" that promise to erase these lines that cause so much frustration. There are, in fact, ways to minimize the appearance of stretch marks, including microneedling at our Gilbert, AZ, practice. In this blog post, …

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How to Sleep After a Mommy Makeover

Getting enough sleep following mommy makeover surgery is essential. At our Gilbert, AZ practice, we provide patients with post-op instructions that can help them be as comfortable as possible without compromising their results during the first few weeks of recovery. I'll provide some tips in this blog post that help women get enough rest after …

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Your First BOTOX® Appointment

There is little doubt that BOTOX is a household name and that most people recognize it as a way to reduce facial wrinkles. But you may know little beyond that, even after scheduling your first appointment for BOTOX injections at our Gilbert, AZ, plastic surgery practice. Knowing more about the treatment, however, will help make …

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Full, Extended & Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference & Which Is Right for You?

I can honestly say that none of the patients I've consulted with who were considering a tummy tuck at my Gilbert or Scottsdale, AZ practices ever preferred a more invasive option if they had a choice between a full or mini tummy tuck. That's just human nature. But my job as a plastic surgeon is …

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6 Factors That Affect the Cost of Breast Augmentation

It probably comes as no surprise that one of the first questions asked by virtually all breast augmentation patients is about the cost of the procedure. This is true regardless of the patient's budget, and we always explain the various factors influencing the cost of breast augmentation in Gilbert, AZ, and the Phoenix area. Nationally, …

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7 Things to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Virtually no one enjoys the hassle of shaving their legs or the discomfort of waxing their bikini area. And guys who are self-conscious about hairy backs may skip going shirtless at a pool party to avoid the hassle of waxing. Laser hair removal is a solution. In Gilbert, AZ, and throughout the U.S., laser hair …

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We Answered the Web’s Most-Asked Breast Augmentation Questions

It's a fact of life that when people consider cosmetic plastic surgery, their first stop is usually various online forums and review sites. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's important to remember that the information you compile during online searches, even if accurate, may not apply to you. When I consult with a …

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Does At-Home Microneedling Work?

Do-it-yourself cosmetic treatments became a trendy option for Arizona residents during the state's lockdown because of the pandemic. Chalk it up to necessity being the mother of invention, as the old saying goes. But do these at-home procedures produce results similar to what you can get at a plastic surgeon's office or a medical spa? …

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Jumpstart Your Fitness Goals With a Tummy Tuck

The people considering tummy tuck surgery in the Scottsdale area feel self-conscious about the excess abdominal skin that often remains after losing a significant amount of weight. Some of the patients have made lifestyle changes to help them lose weight, while others are women who have had children and want to regain their pre-baby bodies. …

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Easy Nonsurgical Procedures to Achieve Your Summer Body

Living in Arizona means taking advantage of the many outdoor activities available throughout the year. It also means that a "summer body" is something women and men want to maintain year-round, too. That's why nonsurgical body contouring treatments such as CoolSculpting® at our Gilbert, AZ, practice is so popular. The Arizona sun, unfortunately, can also …

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