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Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Nearby Areas of Arizona

May 30, 2019

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a procedure that complements a healthy lifestyle to give you a flatter stomach and smaller waist.

There are two types of tummy tucks: a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. Choosing the right option for you will require consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ali M. Mosharrafa or Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa.

Tummy Tuck Basics

Tummy tucks are considered a body contouring procedure. They are performed on men and women who have excess abdominal skin that is loose or saggy. This condition is common after drastic weight loss and pregnancy where the size of the belly decreases greatly, but the extra skin persists.

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May 29, 2019

Woman in black bra holding breastsThere are three incision options that are routinely used for breast augmentation:

Periareolar. Around the nipple in the dark skin of the areola Inframammary. Underneath the breasts in the crease between the chest and breast mound Transaxillary. Through the armpit

At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, we have found that the inframammary incision offers the most benefit with the fewest drawbacks. With this incision option, Dr. Ali Mosharrafa and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa are able to perform the entire...

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April 30, 2019

Last month, the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) released their annual plastic surgery statistics from 2018, and, to no big surprise, breast augmentation found its way to the top of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures yet again. The extremely popular breast enhancement surgery topped its numbers the previous year with a staggering 313,735 procedures performed.

As the number of women choosing to undergo breast implant surgery continues to rise, our plastic surgery team is ready to answer any and all breast augmentation questions to help our patients make well-informed decisions and have the best experience possible. Some of the most common questions our breast...

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April 17, 2019

To be a candidate for a rhinoplasty, you need to meet two criteria: your nose needs to have stopped growing and you need to be emotionally ready for cosmetic surgery. There is no minimum age for rhinoplasty, as each person’s nose stops developing at a different time. Typically, your nose stops growing around age 14 to 16, so this is when you can start thinking about rhinoplasty.Woman looking in mirror touching nose, considering a rhinoplasty nose job

If you are unhappy with your nose and are considering a nose job, please call...

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March 28, 2019

This week has been another important milestone in the ongoing FDA commitment to ensuring the safety of silicone breast implants for both cosmetic breast surgery as well as breast reconstruction. On Monday and Tuesday of this week, March 25th and 26th, the FDA held a public advisory committee hearing to discuss a number of issues relating to breast implant safety. The discussion was primarily focused around two issues:

BIA-ALCL – which stands for Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

This is a very rare form of lymphoma...

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February 28, 2019

People often wonder how much weight they can actually lose with liposuction. The answer, unfortunately, is none. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, but rather a way to get rid of excess fat in targeted areas. The liposuction procedure removes the physical fat from areas such as the stomach, waist, or flanks, but fat is very light and this does not result in significant weight loss.Woman measuring waist after liposuction

If you want to contour your body to better fit into your clothes or drop a pant size, then liposuction may be...

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February 19, 2019

Women considering breast augmentation often have concerns about breastfeeding. If you are planning to have children in the future but want breast implants now, it makes sense to wonder if you’ll be able to breastfeed your child. Luckily, advances in how breast augmentations are performed mean that the majority of women are still able to breastfeed after having breast implants placed.Mother holding daughter, both smiling

If you are interested in breast augmentation in the Phoenix area, call Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery today at 602-513-...

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January 30, 2019

Most people have probably heard of Botox™ Cosmetic, an injectable treatment that can safely and effectively smooth the appearance of wrinkles in the face. Here at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, in addition to Botox™, we also offer Dysport and Xeomin. These treatments are lesser known than Botox™, but they serve the same purpose of smoothing out wrinkles.Close up of woman's eyes, with smooth skin from Botox

If you are interested in obtaining a more youthful appearance with a simple injectable treatment, call Mosharrafa Plastic...

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December 12, 2018

After breast augmentation surgery, many women wonder when they can start wearing a bra again. Shopping for a new bra wardrobe in your new, bigger cup size can be exciting, and lots of our patients look forward to it. However, you should take some time before wearing a bra again, and even more time before buying bras for your permanent collection.Woman wearing a black bra after breast augmentation

When to wear a bra again again breast augmentation surgery depends partially on the type of breast implant you had placed. If you had saline implants...

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November 26, 2018

Plastic surgery can be a considerable expense, especially if you value your face and body and want to choose a plastic surgeon who is reputable, experienced, and skilled. While cheap plastic surgery certainly does exist, we would never recommend it because the potential for things to go wrong is too high.Stylish woman holding 100 dollar bills, thinking about financing plastic surgery

Here at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, we keep our prices competitive for the Phoenix area, but we know that our costs may still be a significant...

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