Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery: Todd Hobgood, MD Blog

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Getting Cheeky: Do You Need Cheek Filler or Facial Plastic Surgery?

Fuller, firmer, more lifted cheeks are one of the most sought-after features in the world of facial plastic surgery. People from Phoenix, Chandler, and across Arizona visit my Scottsdale practice in search of plumper cheeks that reflect the youthfulness they feel inside. Fortunately, more options exist than ever for achieving spectacular results, including treatments that …

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How Dangerous is a Facelift?

A facelift can tighten up loose, saggy skin and take years off a patient’s appearance. However, like any other surgery, there are risks and rewards for going under the knife. Many patients want to know how potentially “dangerous” a facelift procedure can be. After all, facial tissues are very delicate—you don’t want to damage such …

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How to Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

The first step in any plastic surgery journey is scheduling a consultation. As a plastic surgeon in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area, I love having a chance to chat one-on-one with patients and discuss their treatment options. Unfortunately, some patients new to cosmetic procedures are nervous about the process. They are unsure of what to expect and …

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Nonsurgical Options to Eyelid Surgery: Do They Work?

In my role as a plastic surgeon and an advocate for my patients, I'm committed to recommending the least invasive, longest-lasting treatment solution that effectively addresses an individual's aesthetic concerns. With that in mind, when someone considering blepharoplasty at my Phoenix-area practice asks if a nonsurgical option is possible, my answer depends on the specific …

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Social vs. Physical Downtime After a Facelift

Patients often plan to get a facelift in the Phoenix area when they have a big social event, such as a son or daughter's wedding or a class reunion, coming up. We always advise patients to plan ahead because social recovery can last longer than the physical recovery timeline. Social recovery is the time needed …

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Is Combining Facial Surgical Procedures a Good Idea?

Think of facial rejuvenation as a home remodel. Installing granite countertops or custom wood cabinets can make the appliances look dated. Until they're replaced, you probably won't be completely satisfied with the overall results. For example, a patient thinking about eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at my Scottsdale, AZ, practice can also benefit from a brow lift …

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5 Reasons to Get a Facelift Instead of Fillers

One of the most significant developments in the aesthetics field I've seen during my career is the increased effectiveness of nonsurgical facial treatments such as dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. These procedures provide patients concerned about facial aging with excellent alternatives to facelift surgery at our Scottsdale practice, but there does come a time …

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