Author Archives: Dr. Todd Hobgood

A woman looking up lifts her eyelids with her hands and wonders if nonsurgical eyelid treatments actually work.

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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How to Prepare Yourself for Plastic Surgery

As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, part of my job is helping patients know what to expect before, during, and after their plastic surgery procedure. Whether you are having plastic surgery on the face, breasts, or body (or several areas), there are a few things you can do to help ensure everything …

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How to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Facial Plastic Surgeon

Your quest for a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale can be overwhelming. With so many qualifications to filter through, it can be difficult to understand what's important and what isn't. This is especially true in the world of facial plastic surgery, which is a relatively niche field that requires ample specialized expertise. If you're struggling to …

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3 Reasons to Get Your Facelift in the Fall

Although we'll never really have the crisp days and falling leaves that much of the rest of the country associates with autumn, here in Arizona we get to enjoy the seasons change in our own way. As a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, it always interests me to observe how my patients' routines change depending on …

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4 Myths That Still Persist About Facelifts

Facelift surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, is performed much differently today than it was 20 or 30 years ago. During patient consultations, I often receive similar questions from people who want to know if this procedure is right for them. Their questions frequently reflect information they’ve heard or read about that is no longer correct given …

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