Scottsdale Cosmetic Surgery Blog


May 10, 2017

7 Tummy Tuck Questions You Need to Ask a Plastic Surgeon | ScottsdaleA tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is an invasive procedure that requires a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to achieve your desired results. It’s important to “shop around” when looking for the right plastic surgeon and create a list of questions to ask during your consultation to ensure you’re making the best decision for you and your health. Additionally, there are a few types of tummy tucks which vary in invasiveness and the resulting scars.

Some of the most important questions to ask your plastic surgeon include:

  1. Are you board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? Board certification requires surgeons to have extensive training and stay up to date with the latest techniques and technologies available for this field.
  2. Do you have before and after photos for tummy tuck procedures? Look at the plastic surgeon’s before and after gallery to get an idea of what they’re capable of and your potential results. You can also reach out to former patients about their experience with that plastic surgeon.
  3. What surgical facilities do you partner with and are they accredited and state-licensed? Plastic surgeons typically use nearby surgical centers to perform procedures, and you need to know which facility you’ll be admitted to for the surgery.
  4. What type of tummy tuck do you recommend for me? Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers full and mini tummy tucks as well as combination options such as the mommy makeover.
  5. Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck? The best candidates for tummy tucks are close to their goal weight, in good health and have reasonable expectations for their results. Women interested in tummy tucks should also be done having children as pregnancy can reverse the outcome.
  6. What should I expect during my recovery? The recovery period for a tummy tuck will depend on whether you have a full or mini abdominoplasty and may require you to have outside help from family and friends, especially if you have small children.
  7. How are complications handled and what are my options if Im unhappy with my results? Most plastic surgeons have a protocol for these situations and will work with you to make sure you achieve the best outcome possible for your tummy tuck.

If you’re interested in a tummy tuck, please contact Dr. Corey in Scottsdale today at (855) 515-4177 to schedule your consultation. Dr. John Corey is a board-certified plastic surgeon who serves clients in Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler and Tempe, Arizona. 

Mar 29, 2017

Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey works to minimize postoperative discomfort following liposuction. Call 855-515-4177 to learn moreBoard-certified Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey utilizes advanced liposuction techniques, enabling him to reduce surgical trauma along with recovery time. By reducing trauma to tissue surrounding the incision site, Dr. Corey can assist in lessening postoperative discomfort as well. However, some medications prescribed by Dr. Corey may be necessary for complete control of discomfort during the initial phase of recovery.

Discomfort from liposuction typically lasts less than one week and can be managed by closely following the pre and postoperative instructions provided by our office.

Advanced Liposuction in Arizona

Dr. Corey prefers suction assisted liposuction to some of the other trendy techniques available today. He feels it is the best technique to completely remove the fat cells.

Suction assisted liposuction works to break apart stubborn fat deposits, allowing for easier and more complete removal. Because fat is broken up or liquefied prior to removal, force is not needed during these liposuction procedures. Eliminating the forceful breaking apart of fat reduces damage to muscles and tissue surrounding the treatment area, in turn reducing pain following liposuction and allowing for a faster and more rewarding recovery experience.

It would, of course, be irresponsible to suggest that liposuction recovery is pain free, but we will work directly with you to ensure the most comfortable experience possible. Following recovery, your results will be permanent, making any temporary discomfort well worth the amazing benefits you can enjoy in just a few short months after your liposuction procedure. Additionally, the use of lymphatic massage has been shown to help the body recover faster and the swelling to subside.

To learn more about liposuction recovery, please contact John J. Corey, MD today. Located in Scottsdale, our plastic surgeon serves Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, and all surrounding areas of Arizona.

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Mar 22, 2017

How much will your tummy tuck cost? Call Mesa plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey at 855-515-4177 to schedule a consultation and find out.The cost of tummy tuck surgery is dependent on different of factors, including the type of tummy tuck being performed and various anatomical considerations. This can make it difficult to give a blanket “here is how much a tummy tuck costs” statement. The best way to learn how much your tummy tuck will cost is through a private and confidential consultation with board-certified Mesa plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey. During this consultation Dr. Corey will assess your frame, talk about your tummy tuck options, and be able to provide you with a clear idea of how much your procedure will cost. Without first meeting with you, it is difficult to provide an entirely accurate cost analysis.

Financing Your Procedure

Because the cost of tummy tuck surgery is a necessary consideration for many of our patients, we have found that offering special financing opportunities enables even those who do not have the cash on hand to undergo this life-changing procedure. We work directly with Prosper Healthcare Lending to provide financing for tummy tuck and other plastic surgery procedures, helping men and women throughout Arizona obtain the funds needed to restore abdominal strength, slim the waist, and tone the entire midsection.

Understanding that a price cannot be placed on personal satisfaction, even when such things need consideration, Prosper Healthcare Lending offers a range of financing options that can work with nearly any budget. During your initial consultation we can discuss this in more detail or you can visit Prosper online to review your options and apply for financing for your tummy tuck procedure. You can also call us at 855-515-4177 with questions about payment options and financing opportunities, or to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Located in Scottsdale, our plastic surgeon welcomes patients from Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, and all surrounding areas. Please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and learn how we can help you reach all of your body contouring goals.

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Mar 15, 2017

Your mommy makeover will be customized by Chandler plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey to meet you exact needs. Call 855-515-4177 to schedule a consultation and learn more.Motherhood changes the body in ways that may be resistant to diet and exercise. Pregnancy and nursing can also alter breast shape, symmetry, and volume, further contributing to an overall loose, saggy, and undefined appearance. If you have found your body altered in ways you are uncomfortable with after having children, Chandler plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey can help. Call us at 855-515-4177 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Mommy makeover surgery is designed to target all of the areas impacted by pregnancy and nursing. This may include:

  • Breast augmentation to increase volume and produce ideal symmetry
  • Breast lift to restore firmness and proper position to the bust
  • Liposuction to remove stubborn fat from all areas of the body
  • Tummy tuck to restore core muscles, remove unnecessary skin, and tone the entire midsection

Of course, pregnancy impacts each woman differently and no two mommy makeovers are identical. The best way to find out which procedures will produce the results you desire is through a one-on-one consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon. During this meeting, Dr. Corey will listen to your concerns, carefully assess those areas of the body you are unhappy with, and recommend the procedures most suitable for your needs. Complete customization of the mommy makeover procedure allows for personalized results. We look forward to an opportunity to meet with you and discuss this in greater detail and to help you start the process of reclaiming your body.

To schedule your mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Corey, please contact us today. We welcome moms from Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and all surrounding areas of Arizona.

Tags: Mommy Makeover
Mar 08, 2017

Nicotine, even in “vape” form, will impact plastic surgery recovery. To learn more, call Tempe plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey at 855-515-4177 todayTempe plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey strongly recommends quitting smoking before undergoing any aesthetic procedure. Cigarettes slow recovery time, increase risks of infection and encourage irregular scarring that can forever mar your results. To eliminate these risks, quitting at least six weeks before your procedure is encouraged.

It may seem like a safe bet to assume that these risks are linked to the 4,000+ chemicals found in cigarette smoke, most of which are not present in e-cigarettes. However, it is nicotine itself that causes these problems, and a new study conducted by researchers at Mount Saini Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has found the e-cigarettes are just as harmful during plastic surgery recovery.

Nicotine constricts blood vessels. When blood vessels are constricted, oxygenated blood cannot quickly flow to the surgical site. One of the biggest risks posed by vasoconstriction is poor incision healing, but more serious medical complications can be caused by this process as well. In this latest study, it was found that eliminating all nicotine from the system was necessary to reduce these risks and complications, making it important that e-cigarettes be stopped as well as patches, gum, and any other product containing nicotine that may be used as an alternative to traditional cigarettes before you undergo plastic surgery. Your health and happiness may quite literally rely on it.

Healthy living plays a role in plastic surgery results. Our dedication to assisting patients in this is one of the things that distinguishes our Arizona plastic surgery practice from many others. When appropriate, we work directly with trusted and licensed nutritionists, physical trainers, and health experts to assist patients in preparing for their procedures. If assistance in quitting smoking or otherwise preparing for plastic surgery would be useful for you, we will gladly discuss these options during your initial consultation.

To schedule your consultation, please contact John J. Corey, MD today. Dr. Corey is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, and all surrounding areas from our conveniently located Scottsdale office. 

Tags: Plastic Surgery Recovery
Mar 01, 2017

Which breast implant shape is best for your needs? Call Gilbert plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey at 855-515-4177 to schedule a consultation and find outDoes breast implant shape make a difference in the final appearance of your breast augmentation procedure? Yes, but perhaps not as much as the skill of the plastic surgeon you choose to work with. According to a recent study published in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery®, the official online journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast implant shape may not play as large a role in final results as once thought.

For this study, 30 plastic surgeons and plastic surgery nurses were shown sets of before and after pictures and asked if the breast implants used were round or teardrop shaped. While the plastic surgeons themselves fared slightly better than the nurses, both groups proved unable to identify implant shape in every case, begging the question, “How much of a role does breast implant shape play in final breast enlargement results?” The answer? Some.

It is important to remember that the patients viewed in the study received their breast augmentations from board-certified and experienced plastic surgeons. Surgeons with training and certification in this specialty are better able to choose an implant shape that naturally complements surrounding anatomical features, making it more difficult to tell that augmentation has been performed at all. So did implant shape play a role in these results? Probably, but because the procedures were done well, implant shape allowed for optimal contours and became less obvious.

Gilbert plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey is a member of the ASPS and board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. If you are considering breast augmentation in Arizona, Dr. Corey welcomes an opportunity to meet with you to discuss all of your options and, based on your unique anatomical makeup, help you choose the breast implant size, shape, and position most likely to produce the remarkable results you deserve.

Please contact John J. Corey, MD to schedule your consultation today. Located in Scottsdale, our board-certified plastic surgeon welcomes patients from Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, and all surrounding areas of Arizona.

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Feb 28, 2017

The advanced liposuction techniques utilized by Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey can be used to tone and define nearly any area of the body. However, liposuction is neither safe nor suitable for weight loss.

While this cosmetic treatment can help reduce weight, it should not be relied on for significant weight loss. The best way to learn if liposuction alone is the best body contouring option for you is through a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Corey.

If you are considering liposuction in Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix, or surrounding areas of Arizona, please contact John J. Corey, MD online or by calling (855) 515-4177 today to schedule your initial consultation.

Liposuction Candidates

What Areas of the Body can be Treated with Liposuction? Scottsdale Lipo Questions.

The best candidates for liposuction are nonsmokers who are in generally good health and within reach of their goal weight. Even advanced techniques such as laser liposuction can only be safely used to remove small deposits of fatty tissue. However, in some cases, liposuction can be combined with other procedures to address more substantial fat deposits. Our board-certified plastic surgeon will help you determine if combining procedures is ideal for your needs during your initial consultation. To learn more, click the picture to the right.

Surgical Boot Camp

If you are not a good candidate for liposuction or other body contouring treatments due to your weight, Dr. Corey would be happy to discuss our unique surgical boot camp program. With this program, you will work closely with Dr. Corey and a team of weight loss professionals including nutritionists and personal trainers who will personalize your weight loss program for both attainable and ideal results. This program is designed to prepare your body for liposuction and other post-weight loss procedures, helping ensure your surgery produces the results you deserve.

If you are interested in learning more about our surgical boot camp program, please contact board-certified Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey today. 

Tags: Liposuction, Weight Loss
Feb 21, 2017

Sometimes no matter how hard we work to tone and sculpt our bodies with a regular fitness regime and a balanced diet, we just don't get the results we want. Usually this is because the toned muscles we build end up hidden beneath stubborn fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. If you are spending hours in the gym without getting the results you deserve, liposuction may be able to help.

Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. John J. Corey has years of experience assessing the needs of his patients, and he can help you determine if liposuction is the right solution for you. Call 855-515-4177 to schedule a consultation today to see if you are a liposuction candidate.

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

If hours in the gym aren't yielding the results you want, you may be a liposuction candidate. Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Corey can help. 855-515-4177Though liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States, it is important to understand that it is not a treatment for obesity or a method of losing weight. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that is best suited for candidates who are already close to their ideal body weight. Liposuction is intended to sculpt and tone rather than remove excess weight.

Ideal liposuction candidates should be in good general health before electing to undergo plastic surgery. If you suffer from certain diseases like diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or poor circulation, you may be at greater risk of complications associated with your liposuction procedure. You should disclose any medical concerns with Dr. Corey so that he and his staff can ensure your procedure is safe and successful.

Candidates should also be aware that age is an important factor in determining how successful your procedure will be. Because skin elasticity decreases with age, younger candidates tend to achieve better results than older candidates.

Ultimately, ideal liposuction candidates should have a positive mindset and realistic goals about what the treatment will accomplish.

Other Body Contouring Options

There are many instances when liposuction seems like the most obvious solution to your problem, but it might not actually be the most beneficial option available to you. Dr. Corey performs a number of body contouring procedures that in some cases may be better suited to helping you achieve the results you desire most.

Some of our body contouring procedures include:

  • Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Laser liposuction
  • Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Mommy makeover

The best way to determine if liposuction is the most effective body contouring option for you is to speak to your Phoenix plastic surgeon today.

If you would like to learn more about enhancing your body with liposuction or other body contouring options, contact Dr. John J. Corey at 855-515-4177 today to schedule your consultation in the greater Phoenix area.

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Feb 14, 2017

Do you need help getting to your ideal BMI in preparation for lipo? Call our Scottsdale plastic surgeon at 855-515-4177 to learn about our unique surgical boot camp program.

If you are unhappy with certain aspects of your body, plastic surgery may be the most effective way to address your areas of concern and produce a look more in-line with your desires. However, simply wanting to change your body does not mean you are fully prepared for a plastic surgery procedure.

When you come to our Scottsdale plastic surgery office to discuss your breast enhancement or body contouring options, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey will carefully listen to all of your concerns. He will also perform an evaluation of your problem areas and, taking into consideration your natural anatomy and stated goals, discuss all possible treatment options. If the best treatment for your needs is not currently suitable for your frame, we can discuss our unique and rewarding plastic surgery boot camp program – a program that fully prepares you to reap the rewards of your chosen procedure.

Surgical boot camp can help prepare your body for optimal contouring by getting you close to your goal BMI. This is essential for procedures including:

If you are close to your goal BMI, surgical preparation may not require this more comprehensive program, but some steps will need to be taken all the same to make sure you are ready to undergo your plastic surgery procedure.

Basic Guidelines

When preparing for your procedure at the Scottsdale or Phoenix plastic surgery facilities we utilize, you will need to take certain steps. These include:

  • Giving up all forms of nicotine
  • Stopping certain medications, herbs, and supplements
  • Making preparations for your recovery

These steps will help reduce surgical risks and may reduce recovery time. There are post-surgery steps that will help with these things as well. Both pre and postoperative instructions will be covered in detail during your initial consultation with our Scottsdale plastic surgeon.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, or anywhere else in Arizona, please contact John J. Corey, MD to schedule your initial consultation today. Dr. Corey is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience helping men and women in Arizona achieve their health and beauty goals.

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Feb 07, 2017

To learn if tumescent liposuction is right for your needs, call Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey at (855) 515-4177 todayFat deposits that have accumulated throughout the body often prove unresponsive to diet and exercise, making liposuction the most effective option for their elimination. However, older and unassisted liposuction techniques may both fail to produce desirable results and increase risks for surgical and postsurgical complications.

Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey utilizes advanced liposuction techniques to help avoid these complications and to assist our patients in achieving their body contouring goals in the safest and most effective ways possible. During your initial consultation we can discuss our techniques in greater detail to help you choose the one best suited to meet your specific needs.

To schedule your liposuction consultation at our Scottsdale office, please contact John J. Corey, MD online or by calling (855) 515-4177 today.

Tumescent Fluid

Tumescent liposuction utilizes a fluid comprised of lidocaine, saline, and epinephrine to assist in the complete and comfortable removal of fat. Tumescent fluid:

  • Provides local anesthesia
  • Decreases swelling
  • Reduces impact to surrounding tissue
  • Decreases bleeding risks
  • Reduces bruising
  • Speeds recovery

Tumescent fluids are safe for all liposuction treatment areas and can be of great benefit to patients seeking ideal contours with minimal risks. Dr. Corey would be happy to answer any questions you have about this technique during your liposuction consultation.

Other Liposuction Options

Tumescent liposuction is a wonderful solution for many of our patients, but may not be right for everyone. During your liposuction candidacy consultation, Dr. Corey will evaluate your needs, discuss all of your options, and help you choose whether liposuction is right for your body.

If you are ready to schedule your liposuction consultation, please call board-certified Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey at (855) 515-4177 today. We welcome patients from Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, and all surrounding areas of Arizona.

Tags: Tumescent Liposuction