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For those of you who think that there may be too much plastic surgery in the Scottsdale and Phoenix metropolitan area.

Who disparage the women of Scottsdale stating that their breast augmentations, tummy tucks and liposuction make them appear too superficial and overdone.

Who may feel that cosmetic surgery is just so frivolous and it reflects the shallowness of the individual who has had it…

I now offer you the other alternative for your viewing, er, pleasure:

People sunbathe by the wall of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg

The sunbathing women of St. Petersburg, Russia
REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Yes, they are 100% natural – pure, unadulterated women. No breast augmentations. No nose jobs. Or tummy tucks. Or anything resembling cosmetic surgery or even cosmetics in general.

Come to think of it, I wonder if they even have teeth? Or any iota of good taste and discretion.

But there they are, in the snow and cold of St. Petersburg, Russia, in early March proudly flaunting their surgically untouched physiques. Even though they are “perhaps” beauty challenged, they do appear to be quite happy and contented.

So, who are we to judge them?

Matter of fact, there may be some inebriated older men “cruising” around who may be whistling at them right now.

Yes, so when it is illustrated this way, the beautification of Scottsdale and Phoenix aided with plastic surgery is not so bad after all, is it? And knowing that plastic surgery does increase the particular individual’s confidence, self-esteem, happiness, satisfaction and so forth – it can be a win-win for everyone.

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If you would like information on any plastic surgery procedure that I perform such as breast augmentations, breast reductions or tummy tucks or to schedule a complimentary consultation with me, please call my office at 480-451-3000.

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

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In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

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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