The “Insta Breast” Temporary Breast Augmentation

  Perhaps you have heard of or seen in the news the insta breast procedure which was “developed”, is performed and marketed by one New York City plastic surgeon. Because of its somewhat bizarre, salacious, superficial as well as pricey nature, it has gained considerable traction with the news media…

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Do It Yourself Breast Augmentation: Not!

For years, breast augmentation has been one of the top two cosmetic procedures chosen by American women. Internationally, it is also extremely popular though there is some variability among different countries. Silicone implants, which are the most studied of any medical device, remain the gold standard and the predominant implant…

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The Importance of Having a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Perform Your Cosmetic Procedures

It seems that rarely does a day go by now without there being some story about a hapless victim of reckless and fraudulent cosmetic surgery perpetrated by a greedy, poorly or non-trained physician who isn’t a plastic surgeon, by a non-physician medically related individual or even by an unlicensed, non-medical…

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Seeking Cosmetic Treatments From Medical Spas and Non Plastic Surgeons: Often Not a Wise Choice

Many of the well known axioms of life can also be quite relevant when it comes to plastic surgery. Like: “You get what you pay for.” “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.” And, of course: “Pay now or pay later” Over the years, I have…

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South of the Border is Usually a Bad Choice When it Pertains to Plastic Surgery

“South of the border” is where it’s at on Cinco de Mayo. It may also be awesome as a food category or as a culinary celebration of Mexican food at a restaurant. What it is not appropriate for is your plastic surgery – whether you are seeking a breast augmentation,…

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Phoenix Plastic Surgeon Uses Fat Injections To Provide Fullness And Volume To Face And Breasts

Dr. Steven Turkeltaub uses a combination of liposuction and fat injections to level out depressed scars, add fullness to the face, and provide greater volume and improved contours to the body. Phoenix, AZ – At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Steven Turkeltaub’s Phoenix plastic surgery practice, patients…

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Interesting Plastic Surgery Statistics

The United States is the plastic surgery capital of the world based on total numbers of plastic surgery procedures being performed according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). We account for 17% of the world’s cosmetic surgery procedures and almost 25% of the non-invasive procedures. This is…

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Scar Revision for Hypertrophic Facelift Scars Resulting From Surgery Performed South of the Border

Scars are the result of the body’s healing process following penetrating injuries through the skin. These can be the consequences of trauma, such as of a dog bite or a car accident, or from an elective surgical procedure such as a facelift or tummy tuck. Because incisions used for surgery…

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Dr. Steven Turkeltaub – A Plastic Surgeon Who Personally Administers Botox® and Dermal Fillers for His Patients

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®…

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Combining a Tummy Tuck with a Hysterectomy

Your abdomen is loose, flabby and protuberant and you have been contemplating pursuing a tummy tuck. Meanwhile, your obstetrician-gynecologist doctor is recommending that you undergo a hysterectomy for medical reasons. Should you undergo the hysterectomy and then sometime later on have plastic surgeon perform your tummy tuck or can they…

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The Wonders of Plastic Surgery – More and Less

There are some people still feel that plastic surgery is largely frivolous and is geared to the self–obsessed who have too much time and money on their hands. Fortunately this attitude is rare nowadays in America. Plastic surgery has become main stream – it’s not just a Scottsdale “thing”. Besides,…

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A Case of a Better Breast Augmentation Result

A good plastic surgeon must be precise, discerning, have a great sense of aesthetics, balance and harmony. In a recent post (Breast Augmentation Fail or When Not to Disclose One’s Assets), I discussed the case of actress AnnaLynne McCord and her less than ideal results from a breast augmentation. Despite…

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Liposuction: It is NOT About the Machine

Too often, liposuction is driven by technology and associated marketing rather than by the training and skill of the medical practitioner. You have seen or heard the frequently slick ads touting the amazing outcomes that can be yours when you have your liposuction using “their” miracle machine. Such may or…

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Getting Bigger Breast Implants in Order to Avoid a Breast Lift is not the Appropriate Treatment for Droopy Breasts

Breast ptosis, the medical term for drooping of the breasts, occurs to some degree in a vast majority of women who have at least some breast volume present. This is the inevitable result of a combination of loss of elasticity of the skin of the breast and the stretching of…

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Breast Augmentation in Scottsdale and the Risk of Numbness of the Nipples

  Breast augmentation is the number one cosmetic surgical procedure that women undergo. It is also among the top two in overall satisfaction with 94% stating that if they had to do it all over again they would still make the same decision. That is an amazingly high number particularly…

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One Example of the Dangers of Obtaining Non-Operative Aesthetic Procedures From Non-Qualified Practitioners and Why You Should Always Use a Plastic Surgeon

In several previous posts including most recently Buyer Beware When It Comes to Selecting A Doctor to Perform Your Plastic Surgery, I have emphatically stressed the importance of seeking a well qualified board certified plastic surgeon for your plastic surgery needs. This is true not only for cosmetic surgery procedures…

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Dr. Turkeltaub is a 2010 Patients’ Choice Winner

Our very own Dr. Steven Turkeltaub is honored to have been named a recipient of the 2010 Patients’ Choice Award. This accolade is to recognize physicians nation-wide who have made a clear-cut difference in the lives of their patients. The criteria for the Patients’ Choice Award is based on a…

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Buyer Beware When It Comes to Selecting A Doctor to Perform Your Plastic Surgery

The adage that “you get what you pay for” is very true for a segment of the plastic surgery market. In fact, it can be further modified to state that “you get what you pay for – and less!” What I am referring to is seemingly bargained priced cosmetic surgery…

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Be Wary Of Clinics Performing Cosmetic Procedures Including Dermal Fillers and Botox®

In an article posted on June 21st, I discussed the risks that people take by seeking cosmetic surgery south of the border (Don’t Seek Plastic Surgery South Of The Border). Attempting to save money, too many patients expose themselves to substandard and poorly regulated medical care that results in disappointingly…

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Don’t Seek Plastic Surgery South Of The Border

A recent report of the death of yet another American seeking cheap cosmetic surgery south of the border illustrates the ultimate price that people are imprudently willing to pay in order to potentially save money. Not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery in Mexico ends up dead or with disastrous results…

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