Yearly Archives: 2018

Shapewear or Surgery? When to Choose Liposuction Over Spanx®

  It might have been while trying to slip into that little black dress. Or maybe when pulling on those jeans that used to fit just right. At some point, many of us realize that we might need a little help smoothing out those minor bulges and rolls. Wearing Spanx or other similar shapewear products is an option, …

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Informed Browsing: Know How to Look at Before & After Photos

People looking into plastic surgery often spend a lot of time browsing before-and-after photos when they're researching plastic surgeons to perform their procedure. That's smart, and it's something I encourage all of my patients to do. For example, if you're thinking about getting a tummy tuck in the Scottsdale area, it's extremely helpful to look at photos that …

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Breast Implant Research: What’s Important to Know?

Research is important before any major purchase, including plastic surgery. Potential breast augmentation patients from Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and other AZ communities frequently tell me that with so many breast implant options to choose from, research quickly crosses the line from "helpful" to "overwhelming." It's important to think of your breast augmentation as more of a work …

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Should You Tell Others You’ve Had Liposuction?

Considering a major plastic surgery procedure like liposuction in Scottsdale, AZ involves many important decisions: whom to choose as your surgeon, what area of the body to treat, and what liposuction technique to choose. But another major decision is deciding if you should tell others you’ve had liposuction. I have clients who love telling their …

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Mommy Makeover: How Soon Is Too Soon?

Even women prepared for the physical changes caused by pregnancy can be surprised by just how different their bodies look after having children. And the fact that working out and healthy eating habits can't reverse some of those changes is frustrating. That's one reason mommy makeover surgery at my Scottsdale-area practices is so popular. Mommy …

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Tips for a Post-Pregnancy Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can be a truly transformative procedure for women who have had children. That's because surgery is the only way to remove the permanently stretched abdominal skin that moms are often left with after one or more pregnancies. For moms who exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, the excess skin can be …

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Things to Tell Your Surgeon Before Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is the top cosmetic procedure in the U.S.—with over 300,000 breast augmentations performed in 2017 alone, a 3% increase over the previous year. Though breast augmentation here at my Gilbert, AZ, practice and nationwide is very common, it remains important to have good communication with your surgeon and provide him or her with …

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Top 5 Reasons to Get a Breast Augmentation

With more than 300,000 breast augmentations performed in the U.S. in 2017, this procedure tops the list of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures. Women opt for breast augmentation at my Scottsdale, AZ, practice for several different reasons, and I use an advanced surgical technique to address each patient’s unique concerns. Some of the most …

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Weighing Your Fat Removal Options

Getting rid of excess fat remains one of the most common reasons people go to a plastic surgery practice. At my locations, we offer a range of surgical and nonsurgical fat removal options. Some, such as liposuction and CoolSculpting®, are familiar with my Gilbert, AZ, patients and have a long track record of producing excellent …

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