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Breast Augmentation: The “Natural Look” Is In

The stigma around plastic surgery has faded in recent years, but a few old stereotypes still remain. When some people think of breast augmentation results, they picture overfull breasts that look "worked on." In reality, the “natural look” is very popular among my patients from Scottsdale, Gilbert, and beyond. Most women want a feminine boost …

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That Instagram “Weight Loss Remedy” May Actually Be a Tummy Tuck

Social media outlets like Instagram and Pinterest are full of inspirational before-and-after photos. Sometimes, the subject in question will credit their success to a special “weight loss remedy” or “detox tea,” usually in hopes that you’ll purchase it for yourself. But are these transformations the real deal? As a board-certified plastic surgeon who frequently performs …

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The Mommy Makeover Isn’t Just for Moms

Despite having the word “mommy” in the name, the mommy makeover isn’t just for mothers. This procedure can benefit Scottsdale-area patients from all walks of life. By combining several body contouring procedures into a single surgery, a mommy makeover works well for any person who has experienced dramatic body changes. No matter if you’re young …

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Breast Augmentation

As is the case with any plastic surgery procedure, the decision to get a breast augmentation isn’t one to take lightly. When women visit my practice for breast augmentation from the Scottsdale and Chandler areas, it’s essential they carefully consider their choice and are confident about taking their next steps. This certainty sets the stage …

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What to Expect from Your First CoolSculpting® Session

CoolSculpting® is a popular option among our Scottsdale-area patients who are interested in body contouring. It’s a great nonsurgical treatment for sculpting the body and removing unwanted fat. Unfortunately, some new patients may be nervous because they don’t know what to expect from the treatment. But don’t worry–there’s nothing to fear from this FDA-approved procedure. …

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Your Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Guide

A tummy tuck at my Scottsdale-area plastic surgery practice can make a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your abdomen, but it does require a bit of recovery time. With the right preparation, however, most people find healing from a tummy tuck to be manageable and well worth the long-lasting results. The key is knowing …

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Breast Augmentation Revision Is Nothing to Be Afraid Of

Breast implants are not designed to last forever. While today’s implants endure much longer than those from years past, breast augmentation revision can still be expected after 8 to 10 years. I have good news for those who received implants around a decade ago: there’s no reason to fear this natural part of the surgery …

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What Is Diastasis Recti? And Can a Tummy Tuck Solve It?

Our bodies change as we go through life. And after major events, such as pregnancy or significant weight loss, those changes can leave a mark. As a plastic surgeon here in Gilbert, AZ, I receive many questions from patients who want their “old body” back via tummy tuck. Scottsdale-area men and women often say they’re …

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Swimming, Flying, Sleeping After Surgery: All Your Breast Augmentation Questions Answered

After your breast augmentation, you might be wondering when you can return to various everyday activities. I receive many questions about travel, exercise, and sleeping after breast augmentation from my Scottsdale-area patients. In order to create the best possible results, you need to take care of your body after surgery. Giving yourself proper time to …

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Breast Augmentation? Breast Lift? Or Both?

For women who know they want their breasts to look better but aren’t sure where to start, the choice between breast lift and breast augmentation procedures at our practice near Scottsdale, AZ, can be a confusing one. While both options are popular for their breast-enhancing abilities, each is designed to treat a slightly different set …

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