Author Archives: Dr. Josh Olson

Candidacy for Tummy Tucks: Is Age a Factor?

I often meet with patients who wonder whether they're too old to have a tummy tuck. Some moved to the Scottsdale-Phoenix area after retiring and are looking forward to taking advantage of all the activities here. Many are in great shape but find that their strong exercise and diet habits can't improve the midsection's appearance …

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3 Common Questions From Breast Augmentation Patients

Women who come in for breast augmentation consultations at my Scottsdale-area practice are usually quite excited and prepared with a list of questions about breast implants and the procedure itself. Most research the topic online before coming in but have additional questions and want to clarify information they've read. Most of the conversations involve questions that are …

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Is Buttock Augmentation the Next Big Trend?

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift? It’s official, larger buttocks are in style and according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2014 statistics report 11,500 Brazilian Butt Lifts (up 15%) and 1800 Buttock Implant procedures were performed. The number of buttock augmentations with implants doubled from 2013 to 2014. With curvy figures such as …

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Considering Breast Augmentation? Here’s What to Expect

Breast augmentation patients at my Scottsdale-area practice often mention that although there's plenty of information available on the Internet about what goes on during surgery, they're more concerned about what happens before and after the procedure. In the spirit of patient education, I welcome these questions, and I understand that my patients have good reasons to …

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4 Solutions for Addressing Unwanted Abdominal Fat

The abdomen is one of the most common fatty "trouble spots" for both men and women. When diet and exercise seem to have little effect on your abdomen, it may be time to start considering a fat-reducing procedure. I offer a range of options from non-surgical treatment to a full tummy tuck at my Scottsdale-area practice. Check …

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Choosing Breast Implants With Ease

If you're just beginning your breast augmentation research, you may be pleased — and a little overwhelmed — to know that you have many more decisions to make than simply choosing your implant size. I realize that the choices can be daunting for patients, which is why I recently added a page to my site …

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What size breast implants do I choose?

Choosing an implant should be an exciting part of preparing for breast enhancement surgery. For some it can also be an anxiety provoking decision, hoping not to decide implants that are too big or too small. Every plastic surgeon has their own protocol for choosing implants and I hope to further explain my process and …

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Liposuction vs. Coolsculpting. Which is best for you?

I am frequently asked the question, “what is the difference between Coolsculpting and Liposuction”? Both procedures are proven ways of removing excess fat, but the mechanism and procedures are totally different. With the right patient each procedure can have excellent results and both continue to demonstrate a high level of patient satisfaction. Below is a …

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Breast augmentation before finishing having children? 3 reasons to schedule surgery and 3 reasons to hold off

This is probably the most common question I hear from women considering breast augmentation. Of course the answer will be different for each individual and it is not my place to push you in one direction or another but my hope is to inform you on what plastic surgeons know from previous studies and my …

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From Mini to Extended: Learn the Range of Tummy Tuck Procedures

Loose abdominal skin comes in many forms. That's why there isn't just one form of tummy tuck. At my Scottsdale-area practice, I offer 4 main tummy tuck techniques: Partial abdominoplasty: Also called a mini tummy tuck, this technique uses the most conservative approach. It's a good option for stretched skin and muscles beneath the belly …

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