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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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What Does It Really Mean to Be the “Best” Plastic Surgeon?

Many patients begin their online research by looking up the “best plastic surgeon” in their area. At my Scottsdale practice, I always tell patients that it’s important to find a skilled, experienced doctor you can trust. But what does the title of “best” actually mean?  The idea of a “best surgeon” can mean many things …

A woman prepares for plastic surgery.

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 …

Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery

What Is A Dermaplane?

What is a dermaplane treatment and who is it most beneficial for? We love adding this non-invasive treatment to our patient’s skin care treatments for enhanced results and outcomes. Here’s a few of my most-frequently asked questions regarding this treatment and the reasons why we love it: What is a dermaplane treatment? Dermaplane treatments are …

Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery

Should I Be Using Hyaluronic Acid?

Whether you've stepped into a spa, an aesthetics medical practice, or a department store, chances are pretty high that you've heard the ingredient hyaluronic acid referenced. But what is hyaluronic acid and why should you be using it? Hyaluronic Acid is particularly helpful in patients that have aging skin, and for patients that reside in …

Necklift vs Kybella at Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon

Neck Lift or KYBELLA®: What’s Best for You?

In a world that seems to run on filler treatments and BOTOX, I’ve begun to notice a shift—more and more people are seeking longer-lasting cosmetic solutions, especially millennials. They are uninterested in returning every couple of months for touch-up treatments. However, just because these more invasive procedures are trending doesn’t necessarily mean they are right …

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Neck Lift vs. KYBELLA®

It seems like the summer months come with an onslaught of social events — graduations, weddings, barbeques, and more — which means that cameras will be snapping away. For people who feel self-conscious in pictures, refining the look of the chin or neck can go a long way toward boosting their confidence. As a facial …

Factors to Consider before Liposculpture

Factors to Consider Before Liposculpture

Liposuction is not often something you would expect to be offered at a facial plastic surgery office. Well, at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, you would be right. Liposuction is a procedure that is typically used around the torso and hips to remove large areas of fat deposits. But your head, face, and …

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Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon Really Matters

Plastic surgery is becoming more mainstream with each passing year and the number of plastic surgeons in the United States has skyrocketed from hundreds to thousands. No matter where you are, you probably have a least one surgeon in your state. All these available surgeons should make it easy for you to choose one for …