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It came as a complete surprise to me when I recently learned that very few plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale and Phoenix metropolitan area personally administer Botox® or dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane® or Radiesse® to their patients needing them. That is, rather than meticulously and artistically injecting the Botox® or fillers themselves to their own patients in order to try to obtain the best possible results, employing their years of training and experience, they delegate this “lesser” service to a nurse or other office staff member.

Wow! How can that be?

But it is.

Personally, this approach is such a totally foreign concept for me. I have never considered having anyone else but myself administer Botox® or dermal fillers to my patients (or even, for that matter, having a nurse or extender doing the majority of each consultation which is another area other plastic surgeons frequently delegate).

For 25 years, I have personally performed ALL the cosmetic related injections for my patients.

This is called personal care and doing what is best for my patients.

It seems logical that if you are seeing a board certified plastic surgeon in order to improve your appearance with the potential for the best possible outcome, then you would want a plastic surgeon, who should have the most information, training and skill, to perform these treatments.

Call me old-fashioned when it comes to spending time and delivering personal care (I don’t mind), but that is how I treat all of my patients.

If you would like more information on Botox®, dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane® or Radiesse® or for any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform, you can call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

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