Yearly Archives: 2017

Breast Implants: Before or After Pregnancy?

Patients considering breast augmentation at our Chandler, AZ, area plastic surgery center often ask for advice about timing for breast implants. As long as you're in good health, there is no bad time to enhance your breasts, but we do recommend that you first think a little bit about your future. Specifically, you'll want to …

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The Skinny on Fat: When Diet and Exercise Don’t Work

I'll begin by stating the obvious: Getting rid of fat is difficult. Good nutrition, portion control, and working out regularly are great lifestyle habits, but sometimes those are not enough to flatten your tummy, shrink saddlebags, or get rid of that upper arm jiggle. Women and men who looking to lose stubborn pockets of fat may benefit from treatments …

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Preparing for Tummy Tuck Recovery

A tummy tuck can remove excess fat and skin, making the abdominal region smoother and firmer. It is an extensive surgery that often involves tightening of the abdominal muscles that we use every day in almost every movement. While most of my tummy tuck patients in Gilbert, AZ, find the recovery manageable, you'll do better and have a …

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Real Patient Stories: Breast Augmentation

I love that the plastic surgery patients I serve here in Scottsdale are so diverse. Having experience with patients of all ages, shapes, and walks of life makes it easier for me to relate to my future patients, ultimately making me a better surgeon. In this blog post, I want to take a look at …

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Preparing Now for Liposuction Later

While liposuction at my plastic surgery clinic in Scottsdale is a relatively straightforward process and one of the less invasive surgical options I offer, it's still important to plan ahead. I love when my patients are proactive about preparing themselves for procedures both big and small. Let's take a look at what you can do …

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Renewing Our Partnership: The 2017 Miss Arizona Pageant

Last year marked the first time that Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute served as the official Medical Spa Sponsor of the Miss Arizona pageant. I'm thrilled to announce that we're continuing that commitment for the 2017 event. Why We Make a Great Fit In many ways, the Miss Arizona pageant is about helping young women find …

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FAQs from Patients: Self Care After a Breast Augmentation

For all the energy our Scottsdale breast augmentation patients devote to preparing for surgery — researching and finding the right surgeon, choosing implants, and deciding what they really want — we find that they often don't have as clear an idea of what happens after the procedure. When you head home after a breast augmentation …

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Don’t Be Scared of Your Tummy Tuck Scar

Providing honest, straightforward answers is one of my most important responsibilities as a plastic surgeon. My Scottsdale patients have a lot of questions (and rightfully so), ranging from whether they're ready for surgery to how best to take care of themselves during the recovery period. When it comes to tummy tuck surgery at my Gilbert, AZ, …

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Your Guide to Working Out After Breast Augmentation

As a plastic surgeon serving Scottsdale, I recognize that our situation here is a bit unique. Our warm weather and year-round sunny skies keep many of us active and outdoors throughout all 4 seasons. While this is great for our bodies and our overall wellbeing, it can be a challenge for people who aren't used …

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Your Perfect Mommy Makeover Combination

Mommy makeover is a perennial favorite at our practice (and many, many others), thanks to its incredible versatility and potentially transformative results. In case you're unclear on what a mommy makeover entails: The phrase "mommy makeover" doesn't refer to one specific procedure. Instead, it's a combination of procedures that are performed in a single surgery …

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