Cosmetic Surgery

Editorial StaffMay 1, 2023
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Considering a cosmetic procedure? Consult our guide to the Valley’s top practitioners before you go under the knife – or the laser.

Forma Plastic Surgery

Board-certified surgeons David C Yao, Vas N. Sabeeh and Molly F. Walsh are the co-founders of Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale. Named after the Latin word for beauty, Forma is known for emphasizing a comprehensive patient-surgeon relationship, ensuring patients are always fully educated on procedures and comfortable with their treatment plans and aesthetic goals. 

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a procedure that makes the breasts fuller in appearance with the help of implants. Patients whose breasts have been affected by aging, nursing or weight loss, or who would simply like to enlarge their breasts for aesthetic reasons, could benefit from this procedure. 

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Gynecomastia Treatment

Men with gynecomastia have abnormal breast tissue growth, resulting in what is commonly referred to as “man boobs.” This can be a result of hormonal changes, weight loss, weight gain, the use of certain medications or drugs, or heredity. Surgical treatment for gynecomastia reduces excess breast tissue and allows men to achieve a more masculine appearance.

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty allows for the removal and lifting of excess skin around the eyes. The procedure can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids to remove sagging skin and under-eye bags, creating a youthful appearance.

Facelift

One of the most common procedures performed at Forma Plastic Surgery is the facelift. Facelifts can be administered to target saggy skin, wrinkles and fine lines. There are multiple different techniques that can be used to perform a facelift, depending on the skin elasticity and age of a particular client, but all achieve the same result of a more youthful-looking face.

Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty alters the appearance of a patient’s nose. This can be for medical purposes, such as fixing a deviated septum or straightening a previously broken nose, or for purely aesthetic purposes, changing the shape and size of the nose. The end result is a fully functional nose that matches each client’s desired look.

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Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and childbirth are hard on the body. Mommy makeovers help mothers regain their pre-pregnancy body, using a blend of liposuction, skin removal and skin tightening depending on the intended results. This procedure helps slim and reshape mothers’ breasts, stomachs, lower bodies and/or any other areas on the body that were affected by pregnancy. 

Post-Weight-Loss Surgery

People who lose a significant amount of weight often are left with excess skin, which can cause physical discomfort and, potentially, medical issues. After-weight-loss surgery removes this excess skin and helps patients feel comfortable in their new bodies. 

Skin Procedures

Forma Plastic Surgery is also home to a med spa that offers treatments such as microneedling, chemical peels, dermaplaning and facials to address various skin needs. 

Injectables 

Botox, Juvederm and Kybella injectables are available at Forma Plastic Surgery to reduce fine lines, add volume to cheeks and decrease the look of a double chin.

More information about the procedures and services offered at Forma Plastic Surgery can be found on their website at
formaplasticsurgery.com. 

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Meet the Surgeons

Dr. David C. Yao, M.D., FACS

Dr. Yao is an American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery certified surgeon who specializes in procedures of the face, breast and body. He attended the University of California, San Diego for his undergraduate and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine with his Doctor of Medicine degree. He has completed multiple fellowships and taught at the university level.

Dr. Vas N. Sabeeh, D.O., FACS

Dr. Sabeeh got both his bachelor’s degree and his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Midwestern University, then came to Phoenix for his general surgery residency. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and specializes in breast surgery, body contouring, liposuction and facial procedures. Sabeeh also serves as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Arizona, Phoenix. 

Dr. Molly F. Walsh, D.O.

Dr. Walsh specializes in breast reconstruction as well as plastic surgery of the breast and body. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Ithaca College and graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and upon graduation she moved to Mesa, Arizona, to intern at Mesa General Hospital. Walsh has completed residencies and trained at medical institutions all over the world, and aims to encourage confidence in her female patients.

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Jennifer Boll, M.D. 

At the office of Dr. Jennifer Boll, located in Tempe, the staff’s goal is to create a caring, comfortable environment for their patients. Boll herself makes sure to fully inform her patients about all of their surgical and non-surgical options and specializes each procedure to their unique preferences and body types to boost their self esteem. 

Brow Lift

Brow lifts can help reduce forehead wrinkles, frown lines or drooping eyebrows. Incisions are made at or near the hairline to reposition and tighten the tissue, resulting in a smoother forehead and lifted eyebrows.

Earlobe Repair

Earlobe rips, tears and splits, commonly caused by earrings, can be fixed with natural results through surgical repair. Earlobes can also be reduced in size if desired.

Neck Contouring and Liposuction

The neck is one of the first places where signs of aging occur. Neck contouring and liposuction help to reduce the signs of aging by tightening the skin under the jaw and on the neck, restoring youthful contours. This procedure can also remove unwanted fat under the chin, such as double chins.

Otoplasty

Otoplasty is an option for patients who are uncomfortable with the size, shape or position of their ears. This procedure fixes these issues to restore facial symmetry and achieve the patient’s desired ear appearance. 

Breast Reduction

Overly large breasts can cause intense discomfort, such as back pain, neck pain and breast pain. They can also hinder one’s confidence in their appearance. Breast reduction procedures help reduce these struggles by removing excess fat and skin from the breasts, reshaping them to be smaller and more manageable.

Body Lift 

Whether because of pregnancy, weight loss or aging, excess skin can accumulate on the thighs, midsection and buttocks. Body lifts remove this for a more contoured body.

Panniculectomy

Panniculectomies focus directly on the abdomen, targeting loose skin that may be present due to weight loss, pregnancy, other surgeries or hereditary factors. With this procedure, excess skin is surgically removed, leading to a smoother-looking stomach.

Alma Harmony XL Laser

On top of surgical procedures, Boll’s office provides access to the Harmony XL treatment platform by Alma Lasers to address a variety of needs, including laser hair removal and laser skin resurfacing.

Dermal Fillers and Injectables

Non-surgical procedures like fillers and injectables provide a less invasive cosmetic procedure. Boll’s office provides a variety of different types of injectables and fillers to fulfill clients’ non-surgical needs.

For more information about procedures and services available at Jennifer Boll, M.D.’s practice, visit drboll.com.

Meet the Surgeons

Dr. Jennifer Boll, M.D.

Dr. Boll graduated from Wellesley College in 1996 with her bachelor’s degree and the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2000. She is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the body, breast and face. In her practice, she continues to learn about new techniques and technology in the cosmetic surgery field and believes that cosmetic surgery has the potential to increase one’s self-esteem. 

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Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale

The Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale is home to the practice of Dr. Sumer Daiza, a Scottsdale-born and board certified surgeon. Daiza provides a warm, caring atmosphere and ensures her patients receive high-quality, safe medical care. She describes her patients as family, checking up with them often after procedures and even giving patients her personal cell phone number should they have any questions or need anything from her.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is an option for women whose breasts have begun to sag due to age, weight loss or breastfeeding. This procedure involves the removal of excess skin to reshape the breasts and raise the areolae and nipples. 

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a solution to multiple aesthetic concerns in the abdominal area. It can remove excess, unwanted fat, tighten saggy skin and erase stretch marks. This procedure is especially helpful to those who have recently undergone weight loss or pregnancy that has resulted in damage to abdominal skin and muscles. 

Facial Rejuvenation

The Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale offers a variety of options for facial rejuvenation, including Botox and Dysport fillers, that don’t require surgery to complete. They also offer skin treatments like chemical peels to help clients achieve a
youthful complexion. 

Vaginal Rejuvenation

The Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale offers Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation treatments. These treatments are a solution for vaginal laxity, which can occur from aging, childbirth or loss of collagen. Vaginal rejuvenation helps women restore collagen in the vaginal area and encourages lubrication and resiliency. 

Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure that helps remove stubborn fat from various areas of the body, commonly the waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, neck and upper arms. It’s a minimally invasive procedure and helps reshape areas of the body that might be a source of insecurity.

Labiaplasty

A Labiaplasty can be performed to fix aesthetic and functional issues of the labia. It can correct the symmetry, shape and color of the inner and outer labia, and it can fix damage to the labia caused by strenuous activity.

Breast Revision

This procedure corrects errors made in past breast augmentation surgery or issues that may arise after surgery. This includes the deflation or leaking of implants, tightening of scar tissue around implants or general unhappiness with the appearance of a breast augmentation. 

More information about the procedures and services offered by the Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale, visit their website at
plasticsurgerycenterscottsdale.com.

Meet the Surgeons

Dr. Sumer Daiza, M.D., FACS

Dr. Daiza grew up in Scottsdale, where she now bases her cosmetic surgery practice. She got her bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University and her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is double board-certified in cosmetic surgery and is also a certified yoga instructor. She offers private yoga instruction to her patients in recovery.

About the Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons 

The Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons is a group of cosmetic surgeons, all of whom are board-certified, that provides education and resources to surgeons throughout Arizona. They have monthly networking meetups and a quarterly newsletter. 

How to Pick a Surgeon

One of the most important things to do when choosing a surgeon is check whether they’re board-certified or not. The American Board of Plastic Surgery certifies surgeons based on training and quality of care. Choosing a board-certified cosmetic surgeon ensures that you will get quality treatment and quality results. You can check if a surgeon is certified by looking them up on
certificationmatters.com or by looking for the Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons logo, since the only surgeons who can join the AzSPS are board-certified ones. 

What Does it Mean to be Board-Certified?

When a surgeon is board-certified, it means that they have passed a list of  rigorous requirements and been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and/or the American Board of Surgery. These requirements include graduating from medical school, completing an internship, completing residency, completing extra training related to their field and passing a state-licensed exam in their specialty. Board-certification shows that a surgeon is up-to-date and fully trained on the procedures necessary to practice cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery Post-Pandemic

According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, in 2022, 76 percent of surveyed cosmetic surgeons saw an increased demand for cosmetic procedures after the COVID-19 pandemic compared to what they saw pre-pandemic. Some of the reasons cited were that recovery is easier now that more people are working from home and people have more money to spend on cosmetic surgery now that they’re not paying as much to travel.

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