Ditch That Double Chin

May 23, 2022 12:30 pm Published by

The dreaded double chin. Do you know it?  If so, I want you to know you don’t necessarily need surgery to get rid of it. Let’s talk about Kybella. Kybella gets rid of unwanted fat under the chin The clinical name for double chin is “submental fullness.” This accumulation of fat in the under chin area can happen to both men and... Read the full post

Beauty Is Back (Part II)

February 23, 2021 4:41 pm Published by

If you missed Part I of this blog post, you may want to go back and learn about the surgical and non-surgical ways I can improve issues such as forehead lines, thinning lips, and wrinkles and creases around the eyes. Today, we’re going to continue the conversation looking at age-related changes in the lower face and neck, and what can... Read the full post

Beauty is back!

January 7, 2021 4:39 pm Published by

What do I mean by that? Well, Covid-19 has had a lot of us holed up at home looking at ourselves in the mirror. (Is that a wrinkle? Where did that crease come from? And when did I get jowls?!!) In a world where a lot of things are outside of your control, one thing you can control is how... Read the full post

Is Beauty Really a Math Problem?

October 29, 2020 6:47 pm Published by

Actress/model Amber Heard has the most beautiful face in the world. At least that’s according to a certain beauty software which works by measuring the distances between facial features and comparing them to the ”Golden Ratios of Beauty.” You can download similar apps from iTunes or the “Google Play” store to rate your own “beauty” and compare it to other... Read the full post

A Multifaceted Approach Gives You a Better Result

October 8, 2020 12:35 pm Published by

It’s tempting to think about a facelift as one, single procedure that is going to “fix all your problems” and “turn back the hands of time” and “make you look like a movie star.” The truth is, like many complex things in life, rejuvenating your look requires a nuanced, multifaceted approach to address the signs of aging on multiple levels.... Read the full post

Luscious Lips in Less Than an Hour

June 17, 2020 5:38 pm Published by

Luscious Lips in Less Than an Hour Ever noticed how lips on younger faces seem plumper and shapelier than lips that have been around for a bit longer? It’s another one of the inevitable effects of aging. While many have heard of “lip injections” which have been very effective for many of my patients, there is another option that yields... Read the full post

About Face – Men

April 30, 2020 4:33 am Published by

I talk a lot about the importance of natural-looking results for women and how, as a woman myself, I’m passionate about this philosophy, but today I’d like to talk specifically about male considerations when it comes to plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation. More and more men are seeking both surgical and non-surgical procedures for a variety of reasons. They aren’t... Read the full post

How Many Celebrities Stay Looking Youthful

June 30, 2019 7:33 pm Published by

Some celebrities are having major plastic surgery to stay youthful looking…A Lot Aren’t. If you ask Google how celebrities stay looking so young, you’ll get loads of articles on how they drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, and use lots of SPF. I’m sure that’s somewhat accurate, but I can say with a great deal of certainty—... Read the full post

Personalized Serums to Boost your Brightness

October 17, 2018 10:34 am Published by

I couldn’t be more excited to announce the addition of D.O.S.E. to my practice. My practice is the first in Arizona and one of only twenty two locations in the country to offer this exciting new technology from Skinceuticals. No, D.O.S.E. does not have to do with your caffeine order in the morning or a drug prescription. If you are... Read the full post

Filler + BOTOX

September 26, 2018 10:26 pm Published by

Become the most beautiful version of you, often without the need for surgery.  In the hands of Dr. Flint, a board certified plastic surgeon and expert injector, BOTOX® and dermal fillers can give both women and men a more youthful appearance.


November 20, 2017 2:15 pm Published by

Not a day goes by in my office when I don’t shake my head over stories I hear from patients about their experiences receiving “non-invasive” treatments to their faces. There has been an absolute explosion in patient interest in these treatments, including Botox and filler. When performed expertly the results can be truly stunning, however, when performed inexpertly disastrous consequences... Read the full post


September 8, 2017 1:41 am Published by

I love a day at the beach as much as anyone, however, when outdoors, especially at the beach or poolside, I make using appropriate sun protection a top priority for both myself and my family. I always tell my patients the earlier they start a consistent sun and skin care regimen, the better their chances are of avoiding many reparative... Read the full post

“Bigger isn’t Better” Applies to Lips too!

April 24, 2017 4:34 pm Published by

Many women would like their lips to look better, less wrinkled, and more attractive. Some want and could benefit from more volume, but have you ever wondered why some women seem to think their lips look better when they are so big they don’t even look like lips anymore? I certainly have. I am not able to answer that exact... Read the full post

One Shot Wonder!

January 19, 2017 1:49 pm Published by

We have all seen advertisements and infomercials about anti-aging “miracles in a jar” or the “magical” laser that erases ten years of aging in one treatment with no downtime. I know I sound like a broken record when I suggest the old adage below, but it never ceases to amaze me how many unfortunate souls believe these claims and waste... Read the full post

The Best Way to Get Great Filler Results? Choose a Doctor Who Fully Understands Facial Anatomy.

December 28, 2016 2:04 pm Published by

Because facial fillers are a quick, non-surgical way for a patient to reduce facial wrinkles and restore volume, many patients think performing them must be simple. Nothing could be further from the truth. As this report on a presentation made at the Facial Aesthetics New York conference reminds us, fractions of millimeters matter, and a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy... Read the full post

The One Skincare Product You Really Need

September 26, 2016 12:21 pm Published by

The skincare industry is huge. Hundreds of products line drugstore and department store shelves, each promising to deliver more youthful, radiant skin. It can be difficult to know what you really need to keep your skin healthy, much less which products live up to their claims. While an effective anti-aging skin care program should be multifaceted and personalized to an... Read the full post

Is the Way You Sleep Making You Look Older?

September 8, 2016 10:41 am Published by

Do you wake up each morning to find your face marked with lines and creases from your pillow and wonder if the way you sleep is affecting your appearance? If so, you’re not the only one asking if you can get wrinkles while sleeping. Researchers have been studying the effects of sleep position on wrinkle formation, and what they found... Read the full post

Juvéderm Side Effects (Hint: They’re Good Ones!)

June 3, 2016 10:49 am Published by

For those hoping to improve the appearance of wrinkles or restore volume lost to the natural facial aging process, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are often recommended. In fact, in my practice, I solely offer fillers that are formulated with hyaluronic acid, such as Juvéderm, for their proven track record of safe, natural-looking results. Before using a new product, many patients... Read the full post

Your Skin Can Glow, Even If It’s Grey Out

February 29, 2016 2:28 pm Published by

Sun damaged skin is a common problem in Arizona. And with sun damage comes excessive pigmentation and blotchy skin color. In the past, trying to improve unsightly skin pigmentation has proven frustrating, as over-the-counter products simply didn’t work and most doctor-prescribed products came with side effects. Not to worry; help is on the way! Advancements in Pigment-Restoring Products Healthy skin... Read the full post

When it Comes to Filler and BOTOX Treatments, Make Sure the Doctor is In

February 23, 2016 2:15 pm Published by

Being different isn’t always a bad thing, particularly when it comes to providing cosmetic treatments. I know it is very popular these days for physicians to employ “physician extenders” or “nurse injectors” to treat their patients with BOTOX and fillers. These nurses and physician assistants are often very intelligent, well-trained individuals; however, they did not go through rigorous years of... Read the full post

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

March 10, 2015 6:41 pm Published by

Dr. Patti Flint visited Sonoran Living Live to share information regarding the various options available for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. During a personal consultation, Dr. Flint works with patients to determine their specific needs and tailors a custom treatment plan. Dr. Flint’s primary goal is to achieve natural results and may recommend BOTOX®, dermal fillers, or a combination or treatments to... Read the full post

How Effective are Laser Treatments?

February 5, 2015 7:17 pm Published by

Laser skin treatments can provide excellent results for a number skin ailments, however, they are not always appropriate for addressing loose or excess skin of the face. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patti Flint discusses what options are best-suited to lifting the tissue and creating a youthful, natural-looking result. If you’d like to know more about your facial rejuvenation options,... Read the full post

Combination Procedures & Treatments: Getting the Most Out of Anti-Aging Skin Intervention

January 29, 2015 10:28 pm Published by

Have you considered facial rejuvenation treatments but worry that the results won’t look natural? If you are having a hard time pinpointing exactly what treatment you should choose to look younger, healthier, or better refreshed, you are not alone. The truth is, facial aging is a complex process, and finding the right solution often means finding the right combination of... Read the full post

Is Fat Grafting a Good Solution for Facial Rejuvenation?

January 27, 2015 6:47 pm Published by

Although fat grafting is often cited in the media as an option for facial rejuvenation, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patti Flint finds the results to be unnatural and often temporary. Watch this video with Patti Flint, MD to find out why. If you want to learn about your facial rejuvenation options, contact our office today. Video Transcription: Fat grafting... Read the full post

Achieve Natural Facial Rejuvenation Results with Filler

January 15, 2015 7:43 pm Published by

Dermal filler injections can be a great tool for rejuvenating many areas of the face and creating a youthful appearance. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patti Flint shares her recommendations regarding areas of the face to avoid using fillers. If you have any questions about your facial rejuvenation options, contact our office today.

Dr. Flint Featured on Sonoran Living Live

December 30, 2014 2:58 pm Published by

Dr. Flint is sharing her plastic surgery expertise with local Arizona viewers in an ongoing series of articles and video segments for ABC 15’s Sonoran Living Live. The series will provide insight into some of the most common cosmetic procedures. During her first segment, Dr. Flint discussed how facial rejuvenation can be personalized to suit the unique anatomy and goals... Read the full post

Wondering if BOTOX® Could Prevent Bonding With Your Baby? Don’t Believe the Hype.

September 2, 2014 8:02 pm Published by

BOTOX has become a household name and is one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments for smoothing out forehead movement lines, crow’s feet, and smile lines. It’s also become the subject of countless debates surrounding its efficacy and whether or not it freezes your facial expressions, creating a “plastic” appearance. As with most surgeries or treatments, success or failure is... Read the full post

Top Cosmetic Procedures for Professional Women

January 23, 2014 11:36 pm Published by

If you pay attention to the stereotypes on TV, you may begin to think that most women who opt for cosmetic procedures are wealthy housewives with a lot of time on their hands. The reality is often the opposite. Professional women are just as likely to seek out procedures to maintain a youthful glow and keep their faces and bodies... Read the full post

Fuller Cheeks Without Surgery—Voluma is Here!

December 18, 2013 5:06 pm Published by

It is a well known fact that the rosy, full cheeks of youth sag as we age. Some surgeons also believe they deflate. Consequently there is welcome news for many surgeons and patients alike who would like an option to re-capture a fuller cheek without surgery—a new facial filler has been approved for just that purpose. It is called Voluma... Read the full post

BOTOX®….Is it Time?

October 25, 2013 2:31 pm Published by

If you don’t know anyone who has ever had BOTOX® treatments, you are either under twelve years old, or your friends are dishonest. All kidding aside, BOTOX® is so popular, you practically have to live on a different planet not to have at least some peripheral exposure to the product. I am commonly asked when to start BOTOX® treatments. The answer is, “It... Read the full post

Removing Brown Spots and Fine Lines with TCA Peels

April 9, 2013 3:03 am Published by

I am extremely excited to announce the additional expansion of my skin care treatments to include in-office TCA peels. I have long desired to expand my in-office skin care treatments, and have always been pleased with the results TCA peels provide, but in the past, I only performed this procedure in the operating room.  This procedure is not invasive and... Read the full post

Botox Myths and Juvederm Facts

October 4, 2012 3:57 pm Published by

Many patients that see me in consultation are desirous of facial rejuvenation with as little down-time as possible. Some are just not ready or willing to have elective surgery. Luckily, I am practicing in an era during which there are many tools available to me and my patients that are effective at facial rejuvenation and do not require surgery. However,... Read the full post

How Do I Obtain an Invisible Scar?

April 25, 2012 2:13 pm Published by

Prospective patients ask me this question every week. I don’t blame them for wanting an invisible scar, but it is not possible. Instead, the goal should be to obtain the best scar possible. Most people have unrealistic expectations of what surgical scars should look like. In this article, I will dispel some of the myths regarding surgical scars and their treatments,... Read the full post

How to Look Younger Without the Knife

April 25, 2012 1:52 pm Published by

Who wouldn’t want the option to look younger without undergoing surgery? Even though I am a plastic surgeon, I certainly have studied and personally taken advantage of non-invasive methods to improve my facial appearance. There are so many options out there at this point, it is hard for potential patients to determine what their best options are. Week in and... Read the full post

How Much Do You Know About Scars?

April 24, 2012 7:47 pm Published by

I hear more myths from patients about scarring than about any other topic, so I decided to create this short quiz and then write an article containing the answers for my November e-newsletter. So go ahead and test your knowledge and be sure to check your answers when your newsletter arrives. True or False: Vitamin E helps scars fade. True... Read the full post

Introducing BOTOX® & New Facial Peels!

April 24, 2012 5:37 pm Published by

I have begun offering epidermal skin peels to increase the impact my skin care programs have on your skin’s health and appearance. Epidermal peels treat the surface of the skin, and therefore have limited-to-no downtime. Certain peels are designed to remove unwanted pigmentation, others are designed to provide a healthy glow, and still others are designed to minimize fine lines.... Read the full post

Skin Care

April 24, 2012 4:29 pm Published by

Facial rejuvenation is a passion of mine. Because I started out as a head and neck microsurgeon reconstructing difficult defects under the microscope that occurred due to cancers, I developed a fascination with facial anatomy. In my ongoing study of the aging face, I have learned that the most complete and natural rejuvenation requires a multi-prong approach. For instance, surgery... Read the full post

The Facts on Lasers

April 24, 2012 4:14 pm Published by

Thanks to Star Wars, many people think of lasers as magical, and when it comes to facial rejuvenation, lasers are frequently touted as truly magic wands. I wish it was that easy! Helping patients understand their options when it comes to facial skin rejuvenation treatments is difficult because the number of options continues to increase and the science behind these... Read the full post

New Additions

April 24, 2012 3:42 pm Published by

I am really excited about all the positive changes that are occurring in my practice in 2011. I have hired three new employees who have a wealth of experience in the aesthetic industry. I have a new practice manager, an additional patient care coordinator, and a certified medical assistant to compliment my existing staff. Our goal is (and has always... Read the full post

Fat Injections Instead of a Facelift

April 24, 2012 3:34 pm Published by

I see many patients who have appropriately done a lot of research on facial rejuvenation surgery before consulting with me. Many times, they have also seen other surgeons. Not an office day goes by that I don’t get asked about why I don’t prefer to use fat injections in the face during my facial rejuvenation surgeries. The primary reason is... Read the full post

Non-Invasive Facelifts: Fact or Fiction

April 24, 2012 2:49 pm Published by

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to comment on the very latest “non-invasive facelift” technique. Ulthera is an ultrasound device that is applied to the skin with a smooth probe. It delivers heat stimulation to the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in new collagen production. This is a recurring theme in non-invasive rejuvenation, but... Read the full post

Dr. Flint Discusses the Popular “Liquid Facelift”

April 24, 2012 2:28 pm Published by

Not a day goes by in my office without someone asking me if a “liquid facelift” would work for them. It’s no surprise patients ask about this option, as it has been promoted in the press a great deal lately. A liquid facelift refers to attempting to improve the appearance of the face with the use of injectable fillers and... Read the full post

Menopause and Wrinkles

April 23, 2012 8:38 pm Published by

Most women know that the lower production of estrogen and progesterone that occurs with menopause can lead to osteoporosis, but few know that it also has a profound impact on the appearance and quality of their skin. Dyness and wrinkling of our skin increase because we lose as much as 30% of our skin’s collagen in the first five years... Read the full post


April 23, 2012 8:33 pm Published by

It has recently been in the news that an 18-year-old actress on the hit TV show Glee had BOTOX® injections and an anti-aging treatment called Thermage® prior to starting on the show. This led to a firestorm of articles on the appropriateness of teenagers receiving anti-aging treatments. Teenagers do not exhibit facial aging and should not be undergoing these types... Read the full post

Cellulite Cure

April 23, 2012 7:52 pm Published by

That is an attention-getting title, and regrettably there is no such thing as a permanent cellulite cure. I get asked about cellulite in my office every single day. Unlike what we see in the magazines, most women do have cellulite. (The majority of men do not have cellulite.) It does tend to increase with age, and to some degree with... Read the full post

Liquid Facelift

April 23, 2012 7:03 pm Published by

I recently read an article in Town and Country Magazine regarding various injectable wrinkle fillers. It contained some valuable information, but some of the implications concerned me. I use filler injections in the majority of my patients seeking facial rejuvenation. They do a beautiful job filling out furrows and wrinkles on the face. What they can’t do is lift jowls... Read the full post

How to Pick the Right Sunblock

April 23, 2012 6:36 pm Published by

So we all know that the term “SPF” stands for “sun protection factor,” but did you know that it only relates to the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays? UVA rays penetrate the skin 30 to 40 times deeper than UVB rays, causing sunburn, aging, and skin cancer. So it is very important that you use a sunblock that has both... Read the full post

Skin-Tightening Procedures Without Surgery: Do They Work?

April 23, 2012 6:21 pm Published by

I will be appearing on Channel 15’s Health Zone to discuss non-invasive procedures that have been promoted to tighten lax skin without surgery. There are many companies promoting different devices on the market that claim to make skin appear more youthful without surgery. Much of the promotional information purports that there is little if any pain and no downtime, while... Read the full post