Tag Archive: Dr. Patti Flint

Your Latest Option for Long-Lasting Improvement of Wrinkles: Juvéderm Vollure® XC

May 4, 2017 1:14 pm Published by

Have you heard? The FDA recently approved a new, longer-lasting filler for laugh lines, parentheses, and other moderate to severe facial wrinkles: Juvéderm Vollure® XC. While I am not one to jump on the bandwagon of “latest and greatest” products, Vollure is no fad. The latest development from the trusted Juvéderm filler family, Vollure has staying power, quite literally, and... 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 Fat Transfer Really a Safe, Effective Option? The FDA is Wondering Too

August 11, 2016 10:13 am Published by

An increasing number of plastic surgeons and patients are turning to fat grafting as a way to treat facial aging or enhance the breasts or buttocks. More than 84,000 such procedures were performed in 2015, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The appeal is understandable. A procedure that can take unwanted fat from one area of the... 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

Things to Avoid Before and After Plastic Surgery

March 6, 2015 9:23 pm Published by

Choosing plastic surgery could change your life for the better, but you’ll need to do your part to make sure your procedure is a success. Here are a few essential rules I tell my patients to follow before and after surgery. The Number One Thing to Avoid Before Surgery No smoking! This unhealthy habit is particularly dangerous during the weeks... 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

Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction

January 29, 2015 6:06 pm Published by

Dr. Flints reviews before and after photos of real tummy tuck and liposuction patients to demonstrate how these procedures can correct different issues. She emphasized how the most appropriate choice is dependent upon a patient’s concerns and desired results.

Revision Breast Surgery

January 22, 2015 6:04 pm Published by

Dr. Patti Flint discusses revisionary breast implant surgery. Although complications from breast augmentation are rare and patient satisfaction with the procedure is very high, Dr. Flint occasionally receives requests to revise issues that arose from breast augmentations performed by previous surgeons.

Eyelid Rejuvenation

January 11, 2015 6:02 pm Published by

Dr. Flint visited Sonoran Living Live in early January to explain the toll that sagging, loose skin around the eyes can have on a person’s appearance. She outlined her approach to eyelid rejuvenation, which often involves a combination of surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments to provide a natural, youthful result.

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

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, Vitals.com compiles patient-provided review, rating, and feedback data from their directory and ranks the top... Read the full post

Do I Need a Breast Lift or a Breast Augmentation?

November 3, 2014 3:39 pm Published by

Often, patients are unsure if they need a breast augmentation or a breast lift. In this video, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patti Flint discusses the difference between the two procedures, outlines common indicators of which is needed, and describes when a breast lift and breast augmentation combination may be appropriate .

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

November 3, 2014 3:32 pm Published by

Tummy tuck surgery is not a replacement for weight loss and should be performed when you are at or near your ideal body weight. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patti Flint discusses what it means to be a good candidate for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery. Read Dr. Patti Flint reviews from patients.

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

Addressing 7 Public Misconceptions About Plastic Surgery

March 25, 2014 4:35 pm Published by

Although plastic surgery has become commonplace, misconceptions persist about cosmetic procedures and the motivation behind having them. I would like to address several such topics that continue to crop up in the media or on the internet. People Who Undergo a Procedure are ‘Fake’ This is perhaps the most common misconception about plastic surgery. Whether the patient has a congenital... 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

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

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

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

When Am I “Restaurant Ready”?

November 12, 2013 9:07 pm Published by

Many of my patients are concerned about when they can expect to be ready to attend social events after facelift surgery. It is a commonly asked question, and although there is no exact answer, I have this general advice about the recovery cycle. It is important to realize that everyone heals at a different rate. There is swelling and bruising... Read the full post

Mommy Make-Over Timing

November 8, 2013 7:12 pm Published by

After childbearing, our bodies change, and not always in a good way. In spite of a good diet, and exercise program, there are just certain things that will not snap back to the way they were before kids. It can be a bit depressing to accept that fact, but on a brighter note, there is help available to get that... 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

Ready, Set, Heal!

October 18, 2013 3:00 pm Published by

Many patients that are going to undergo breast augmentation surgery want to do whatever they can to improve their chances of uneventful healing. There are a few subtle tricks that can be employed to create a tolerable and brisk recovery. Stage I: Immediate post-op period For the first forty-eight to seventy-two hours, take all prescribed medications as directed. Apply ice... Read the full post

First Scientific Study of Aging Now Underway

October 11, 2013 1:00 pm Published by

At its annual meeting this year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) hosted a special presentation by a member surgeon who is conducting an ongoing scientific study of facial aging. This is the first medical study of its kind to systematically document how the face actually ages. Interestingly, this study is being conducted on plastic surgeons themselves. It... Read the full post

Sculpting the Body with Liposuction

July 31, 2013 9:07 pm Published by

Liposuction can do what no other surgery can; it reduces or eliminates spot deposits of fat that can blemish an otherwise trim silhouette. Thus it is no surprise that liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, year in and year out, because it can create pleasing, proportionate contours in the body. The trunk and thighs are... 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

See the “New You”

June 5, 2013 1:58 pm Published by

Some people are great visionaries; able to accurately see, in their mind’s eye, what an end result will look like before it becomes a reality. However, most people appreciate some help when it comes to imagining an accurate picture of something as important as results from plastic surgery. I am confident in this system’s ability to help my patients peek... Read the full post

New Gummy Bear Implants: More Choice vs. Better Results

May 1, 2013 2:31 pm Published by

There have been two new silicone gel implants approved by the FDA since March of 2012. Each is a type of implant that is commonly called a “gummy bear” implant, because the consistency of the new generation of silicone gel resembles that of the popular candy. Up until these implants were approved, the most commonly used implants in aesthetic surgery... Read the full post

A Better Breast Augmentation

March 29, 2013 5:18 pm Published by

I prefer a natural approach to breast augmentation. What does this mean? It may mean that bigger is not necessarily better. I believe the goal of the procedure should be to create aesthetically appealing breasts; while size is one factor in this approach, it is not the only consideration. I believe that any breast augmentation should be in proportion to a... Read the full post

Study Proves the Longevity of Facelifts

February 28, 2013 7:34 pm Published by

One of the most common questions plastic surgeons are asked by patients who are considering facial rejuvenation surgery is, “How long will my facelift last?” Until recently, there were no scientific data on which to base an answer. A study recently published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal revealed that 76 percent of facelift patients remained younger looking five... 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

See AND Be Seen

January 15, 2013 8:37 pm Published by

As a plastic surgeon I share a sense of gratification with my patients when the final results of their procedures are unveiled. One of the more rewarding procedures I perform is an eyelid lift, because it refreshes the patient’s appearance, making the eyes appear more expressive and vibrant. Droopy upper eyelids and bags under the eyes don’t do much to... Read the full post

The Myth of the “Vampire Facelift”

January 15, 2013 8:00 am Published by

My desire to prevent patients from investing time and money in unproven facial rejuvenation procedures has reached new heights with the marketing of the “Vampire Facelift.” Unfortunately in my chosen specialty, hype and marketing all too frequently precede research and science, and this procedure is a perfect example. First of all, no actual vampires are involved; however, there is some... Read the full post

All Facelifts Are Not Created Equal

January 2, 2013 8:00 am Published by

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When it comes to facelifts, short procedures, with short incisions and short recoveries, rarely deliver on the promises of the providers that offer them. Avoiding the procedural shortcuts that are so popularly marketed today has allowed me to deliver on my goal of providing long lasting, natural results to... Read the full post

Your Safety is Always First

December 18, 2012 3:25 pm Published by

One of the most important questions to ask a plastic surgeon when considering cosmetic surgery is, “Where do you operate?” Another important question is, “Who will administer my anesthesia?” These aren’t topics to take lightly, because your health and safety may hinge on the answer. My primary concern is for my patients’ safety during plastic surgery. As a board certified plastic... 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

Creating Natural Breast Augmentation Results

August 6, 2012 1:38 pm Published by

As a plastic surgeon who has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures, I’ve formed some definite opinions about how to create natural-looking surgical results. I always strive for the most aesthetically pleasing outcome for any procedure, and for my breast augmentation patients in particular, I have some strong preferences about how to best achieve a pleasing, long-lasting result. During my career... Read the full post