Little things can add up to big results

September 20, 2019 1:39 am Published by

Looking in the mirror and seeing signs of aging can be discouraging. For many of us, this isn’t how we imagine ourselves looking as we go about our day. Many who are not at the point where facelift surgery is indicated— come to my office wondering what “other things” they could be doing to help restore a more youthful version... Read the full post

What is Erbium laser facial resurfacing?

August 31, 2019 4:48 pm Published by

I am back in full swing after a couple of two week sojourns to my home state of California. The time spent with friends and family was enjoyable and rejuvenative. Speaking of which, my office underwent a remodeling project in August. As in I performed a facelift on my beloved nurse Cathy and I personally underwent Erbium laser deep total... Read the full post

Do Breast Implants Cause Cancer?

August 29, 2018 6:39 pm Published by

Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) Breast implants have been available since the 1960’s and have continued to increase in popularity. Over 300,000 women in the US have cosmetic implant-based breast surgery in the US every year, and another 150,000 have reconstructive breast surgery using implants. The safety profile of these devices has been excellent. In fact, even... Read the full post

My Women in Science Scholarship

December 29, 2017 3:05 pm Published by

Today I don’t want to talk to you about natural looking results, plastic surgery or skin care. Today I want to talk about something that most of us don’t talk about enough…kids— Girls, specifically. It’s no mystery that there aren’t a lot of women working in the hard sciences, and it’s not that they can’t or don’t want to. I... Read the full post

Plastic surgery for the right reasons

October 20, 2017 12:47 am Published by

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I must make sure that my patients are seeking plastic surgery for the right reasons. While aesthetic procedures are becoming more and more popular (approximately 1.7 million procedures in 2015 alone, a staggering 115% increase from 2000), that doesn’t necessarily mean cosmetic surgery is right for everyone. When a new patient comes to me for... Read the full post

The 3 must-haves for true transform

August 8, 2017 2:40 pm Published by

With so many new and emerging surgical techniques and technologies available to help restore and enhance your natural beauty, it’s easy to think that we can do less and get more. And in some cases that’s true—especially when you start early on, with proper, preventative skincare, and take measures to maintain the youthfulness and beauty you already have. However, the... Read the full post

Meet Our 2016 Women in Science Scholarship Winner

March 1, 2017 11:12 am Published by

It’s official: the 2016 Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship has been completed for the year, and we are proud to announce our winner, high school senior Alana Herman from Phoenix, AZ. Congratulations, Alana! Alana is an 18-year-old senior at Sunnyslope High School with a passion for science, particularly finding a cure for common diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease.... Read the full post

Visit Our New Office and Scottsdale McCormick Ranch Surgicenter All in One Location

November 7, 2016 2:53 pm Published by

It’s official! My Scottsdale staff and I have moved into my new office above the brand new Scottsdale McCormick Ranch Surgicenter. This state-of-the-art, woman-centered surgery center is the first of its kind in Scottsdale; I designed it in an effort to attract the best and brightest specialty care surgeons. I think you will love our new office as well as... Read the full post

Announcing Scottsdale McCormick Ranch Surgicenter, Opening 2016

December 11, 2015 1:59 pm Published by

I am pleased to announce the development of my new, state-of-the-art surgical center: Scottsdale McCormick Ranch Surgicenter. This center is being designed to provide an intimate and private setting for women and their families to obtain exceptional surgical care in various sub-specialities. We will start the construction project in December of 2016, with the surgical center scheduled to open in... Read the full post

Announcing the 2015 Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship

September 1, 2015 5:51 pm Published by

We are thrilled to announce the first annual Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship. Open to female students in Arizona interested in a career in medicine or natural science, the Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship aims to support women pursuing education in a traditionally male-dominated field. “As a female plastic surgeon, I understand not only the challenges... Read the full post

Dr. Flint Selected as Phoenix Magazine’s 2015 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery

May 11, 2015 5:10 pm Published by

Another year has passed, and I have once again been selected as one of Phoenix Magazine’s 2015 Top Docs in Plastic Surgery. It is a privilege to provide my patients with top-level surgical care, and an honor to be consistently recognized by my medical colleagues. Recipients of the award are chosen through a randomized peer-review process, with upwards of 5,000... Read the full post

Dr. Patti Flint Named Top 10 Doctor in Arizona

November 19, 2014 11:48 am Published by

Dr. Patti Flint is pleased to announce that she was recently recognized by Vitals as a Top 10 Doctor in Arizona. She is honored by this recognition and thankful to her patients, whose willingness to share their positive experiences made this achievement possible. Every year, compiles patient-provided review, rating, and feedback data from their directory and ranks the top... Read the full post

Phoenix Magazine’s 2014 Top Doc in Plastic Surgery: A Note of Gratitude

March 31, 2014 7:10 pm Published by

I am honored to have been voted one of Phoenix Magazine‘s 2014 Top Docs in Plastic Surgery. Award recipients are chosen based on a randomized, anonymous peer-review process. Each year 5,000 doctors in the greater Phoenix area are asked which of their physician colleagues they believe are the best in their specialties. Being named a Top Doc by my peers... Read the full post

What Should You Look for in Your Plastic Surgeon? Experience!

February 20, 2014 10:03 pm Published by

A recent study reported in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, evaluated which criteria were most important when patients were searching for a plastic surgeon. Not surprisingly, it was shown that patients place the most value on choosing an experienced plastic surgeon. I agree. “It seems that the greater the experience the more... Read the full post

Don’t Smoke! You Will Age More Quickly

January 9, 2014 3:04 pm Published by

It is known that both nature and nurture contribute to our individual aging process, but how much each factor affects our appearance is difficult to define. In the case of identical twins who share the same genetic makeup, however, we have a unique opportunity to compare the impact of specific lifestyle choices. A recent study took advantage of a large gathering of... Read the full post

Newest Facial Rejuvenation Techniques in the International Plastic Surgery Arena

January 3, 2014 4:17 pm Published by

I have just returned from an international plastic surgery conference in New York City where the world’s leaders in plastic surgery convened to discuss the latest and greatest facial rejuvenation techniques. I always enjoy this particular meeting, because the old guard and the new guard square off to discuss and debate the tried and true methods of rejuvenation and compare... Read the full post

Don’t Be Fooled by Photography Shenanigans

December 27, 2013 3:48 pm Published by

During a recent international plastic surgery conference in New York City there was an extensive lecture on how common it is for pre- and post-op photos to be falsified in one way or another. These are the photographs on surgeons’ websites and in print ads. It is unfortunate, but with the advent of digital photography and the ability to use... Read the full post

Why Plastic Surgery in the US is the Safest in the World

November 27, 2013 1:56 pm Published by

Recent news reports from overseas have revealed dangerously lax regulations for cosmetic surgery procedures, even in countries with highly professionalized medical systems, such as the United Kingdom. Currently, the U.K. and many other countries lack the regulations to insure patient safety that are mandatory here. For example, injectable fillers are not classified as prescription-only as they are here in the United States;... Read the full post

2013 Charity Donation Contest Winners

November 1, 2013 8:46 pm Published by

Thank you to all who participated in our recent Charity Donation contest! The winners of our charity donation contest are: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation (444 votes) Singleton Moms (335 votes) Fresh Start will receive a $1200 donation and Singleton Moms will receive a $300 donation. We also have two individual voters who will receive $50 Visa gift cards. These winners... Read the full post

Contest: Help us decide which Charity should win!

October 9, 2013 5:15 pm Published by

We love supporting our local community and deeply appreciate the people who work hard to run local nonprofits. As part of our own giving back, we are running a contest to decide which local charity to reward with a donation. Your votes will determine the winner. $1600.00 in prizes and donations will be awarded. Thank you for voting! The contest... Read the full post

Win a $50 Gift Card!

September 19, 2013 6:32 pm Published by

THIS CONTEST ENDED ON 9/26/2013 at 12 NOON MST. The winner is Amanda Starr! We are strongly committed to producing natural results from all of our cosmetic procedures.  To look and feel your best, we also believe that a healthy diet and regular exercise are vitally important. We know how difficult it can be to stick to a healthful diet,... Read the full post

Reviewing the 2012 Statistics

July 3, 2013 5:31 pm Published by

Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports statistics on the number of cosmetic procedures performed by its member surgeons. In 2012, the total number of cosmetic treatments and plastic surgeries increased yet again, up 5% from 2011. The report also notes which procedures are the most popular. My patients frequently request these top procedures, and I’d like to take a look at... Read the full post

Mormon Moms and Their Makeovers

June 26, 2013 4:48 pm Published by

Every so often I like to share an article that I feel will resonate with my patients. This piece from Salt Lake Magazine was brought to my attention by one of my patients and has a very balanced view of the Mommy Makeover procedure. The article highlights several women of the Mormon faith who have had plastic surgery after multiple... Read the full post

Choose a Surgeon, Not a Procedure

February 5, 2013 7:27 pm Published by

Gathering facts about plastic surgery from the Internet can be like comparing apples and oranges. This is because many sites rebrand plastic surgery procedures with their own descriptors. For example, one surgeon’s “mini facelift” may be another’s “short-scar lift.” Additionally, popular procedures you read about on the Web may not be appropriate to your goals, even though they sound right. It is often difficult... Read the full post

True or False? Myths About Plastic Surgery And Cosmetic Procedures

October 30, 2012 7:12 pm Published by

Are you holding back on looking into plastic surgery or a cosmetic procedure because you’re suspicious about what you’ve read or heard about it? Having trouble knowing just what to believe? Take my informative quiz—a companion post to this recent one about Botox® and Juvederm®—that will not only examine some of the most common myths but also present the unvarnished... Read the full post

5 Reasons to Visit Our Patient Learning Center

October 1, 2012 8:03 pm Published by

Some cosmetic surgery candidates do extensive research before they choose a surgeon or decide on a procedure, while others seem ready to jump onto the operating table without full consideration. Since I believe an informed patient is the best patient, I encourage everyone to do thorough research prior to surgery. I help prospective patients by providing an online Learning Center... Read the full post

Our Home in Historic Old Town Scottsdale

September 17, 2012 6:26 pm Published by

Every day I am grateful for the beauty that surrounds my working life. My cosmetic surgery practice is located in the historic yet strikingly modern, art-filled center of Old Town Scottsdale. My staff and I enjoy our office in the bustling city. Like many modern American cities, Scottsdale bloomed from farming roots. The original 40 lots and lone crossroad, set... Read the full post

Phoenix Business Journal

August 1, 2012 8:44 pm Published by

I was honored recently to be the subject of an executive profile in the Phoenix Business Journal.  The article discusses my motivation in pursuing a career in plastic surgery, and the path I took to arrive where I am today.  Because many patients ask me how I ended up in medicine, I decided to share the article with you here. ... Read the full post

Updates from the Annual ASAPS Meeting in Vancouver — Seven Things You Should Know

July 5, 2012 8:23 pm Published by

I recently returned from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) yearly conference that was held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. I heard about many new treatment options and updates on some that I already use. I am really excited to share this information with you. While some of what I share may seem a little disappointing, it is... Read the full post

How Much Do You Know About Scars – Quiz Answers

April 25, 2012 8:40 pm Published by

I am publishing the answers to the quiz about scars early because of a new offer we just received from Mentor that is a great benefit to patients. Mentor has provided a great incentive for patients who would like to exchange their saline breast implants for silicone implants. The offer is available until the end of the year, so watch for... Read the full post

Interview with the New York Times

April 25, 2012 3:15 pm Published by

Some months ago, I received a call from a reporter who works for the New York Times asking me if I would contribute to an article she was writing about non-plastic surgeons performing cosmetic surgery. This topic is extremely important to me, as I feel patients are exposed to unnecessary risk when doctors who have not completed a plastic surgery... Read the full post

Stem Cells and Fat Grafting

April 24, 2012 7:31 pm Published by

The public is currently fascinated with stem cell therapy. It’s not too surprising when you realize that stem cells are written about in the lay press as if they are the key to the fountain of youth and carry magical powers. The truth of the matter is that while stem cell therapy is one of the most exciting new frontiers in modern... Read the full post

Cosmetic Surgery Statistics

April 24, 2012 5:53 pm Published by

Every year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) polls its members regarding the number of procedures performed. The Society is made up of board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery. The 2010 surgery statistics were published recently, and many mainstream media sources have reported on the trends. Here is my take. There was a 9% increase in... Read the full post

FDA Announcement About Breast Implants

April 24, 2012 4:10 pm Published by

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they have identified cases of a rare form of lymphoma in some women with breast implants. It is called anaplastic large cell lymphoma or ALCL. I understand that this may cause concern for those of you who have undergone breast augmentation. I want to provide accurate information to reassure... Read the full post

Facial Rejuvenation Meeting

April 24, 2012 3:19 pm Published by

I have just returned from the 13th annual facial rejuvenation meeting hosted by the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital in New York City. It was the most informative meeting I have attended in my 14 years in practice. While those in the media always want to know about the newest procedures and treatments, we discussed at length that the... Read the full post

What Do You Mean He’s Not a “Real” Plastic Surgeon?!

April 23, 2012 9:41 pm Published by

Would you go to an obstetrician to have a breast augmentation? How about a general surgeon for a facelift? Should an ear, nose, and throat doctor perform your tummy tuck? If you think these questions are ridiculous, think again. Every day in Arizona, non-plastic surgeons are performing these procedures. The number of doctors providing cosmetic procedures and treatments in the... Read the full post

New Products, New Procedures, A New You

April 23, 2012 9:17 pm Published by

The Future of Cosmetic Surgery – Q&A with Dr. Patti Flint   Phoenix Woman: Which procedures are the most popular or sought-after? Dr. Patti Flint: Wrinkle filler injections are extremely popular because they can be provided in the office without sedation. The results are immediate, and there is little-to-no downtime. Liposuction and breast augmentation are also extremely popular. PW: Where... Read the full post

Summer Travels

April 23, 2012 6:12 pm Published by

The Spring is such an incredibly busy and productive time for my practice. I have been truly fortunate to have the opportunity to assist many patients in achieving their plastic surgery goals throughout this year. Alas, extremely warm temperatures have arrived in Arizona, and I am off for my first summer respite. I sincerely hope all of you enjoy your summer... Read the full post

We’re on TV!

April 23, 2012 5:58 pm Published by

I am really excited to report that I am going to have the opportunity to discuss new and exciting issues in the field of plastic surgery on ABC Channel 15’s Health Zone segment on Sonoran Living. Topics will include breast augmentation, face lifts, fillers, and other pertinent topics. The first show airs Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Plastic surgery from a... Read the full post


April 23, 2012 5:50 pm Published by

Hello and welcome to my new website and blog. I am excited to have a venue where I can discuss my opinions regarding newly developed treatments, finding a well-qualified plastic surgeon, and other hot topics in today’s world of plastic surgery. My website now includes new videos and in-depth details on the procedures you may desire. I have also included... Read the full post