Category Archives: Cosmetic Surgery

Why Plastic Surgery Tourism Is a Dangerous Idea

Every few months, another news story comes out about someone being hospitalized due to the complications of an international plastic surgery procedure. As a plastic surgeon serving the Chandler, AZ, area, I hear far too many stories about patients who have traveled abroad to save money on surgery and ended up paying a far greater …

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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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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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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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Get Up, Stand Up: Recuperation After Brazilian Butt Lift

Since its rise in its popularity a few years ago, Brazilian butt lift has remained as hot as ever here in Scottsdale. Just like any other plastic surgery procedure, it has a necessary recuperation period — but it's a bit different from the norm. When most people imagine taking some downtime to rest after surgery, …

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Board Certification From a Fresh Perspective

When you attain a goal that requires years of hard work and sacrifice, there's an exhilarating feeling of excitement, relief, and pride all rolled into one. I experienced that moment late last year after learning I had been certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Having grown up in Arizona, I had a longtime …

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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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