Dr. Shapiro considers Arizona to be part of the “Breast belt”, where breast augmentations are much more common than in other parts of the country. Now, many people are also adding plastic surgery to that list. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year and a climate that allows for outdoor activities year round, it’s no surprise that people choose Scottsdale as their travel destination for plastic surgery and recovery. It doesn’t hurt that exercise, healthy eating, and self-confidence are all part of the Scottsdale lifestyle.
According to the Arizona Medical Board, there are over 70 plastic and cosmetic surgeons in Scottsdale and neighboring Paradise Valley. This hub of skilled plastic surgeons has brought many specialized techniques and procedures to Scottsdale that simply are not available elsewhere.
In the case of Dr. Daniel Shapiro, who is the first and only surgeon in the state of Arizona to perform the highly coveted VASER Hi-Def Liposuction, he works with patients from all over the world. In fact, over 35% percent of our patients are from out of town due in large part to his strong reputation for leading-edge techniques and amazing results. Our office also provides a state-certified ambulatory surgery center and an after-care facility to enable patients to have the highest degree of comfort, privacy, and safety.
No doubt, the profusion of excellent surgeons, access to exclusive procedures, and recovery destination options for all budgets have helped Scottsdale grow a reputation as an epicenter for “cosmetic surgery tourism.” People are also turning away from other previously popular overseas plastic surgery destinations. Most recently, the tragic death of R&B singer Usher’s mother after plastic surgery in Sao Paulo, Brazil put the dangers of international travel for plastic surgery in an unwanted high profile spotlight. Whether it’s a fear about safety in Mexico, the travel distance to the Philippines or India, or cautionary tales from Brazil, the tide has turned away from having plastic surgery in foreign locales.
With a renewed focus on domestic options for plastic surgery, Scottsdale has garnered a reputation of excellence. With surgeons who perform excellent work, this southwest oasis has become the destination for high quality plastic surgery.
Who is getting work done?
A better question to ask is who isn’t? Typically women make up 90% of all plastic surgery patients. While men make up only a mere 10 percent, their numbers have been steadily increasing over the past five years. At Shapiro Plastic Surgery, the number of men having procedures is even higher – amounting to 25 percent of all of our patients. Your next door neighbor, your grandmother, a Hollywood celebrity, a teacher, a housewife and your local bank clerk have all possibly had it done. Plastic surgery is no longer just for the “rich and famous” crowd, Rather, it’s now accessible to anyone who wants it. Scottsdale offers the exclusivity and privacy of Beverly Hills without the price tag.
Which procedures are popular?
Nationwide, the number one procedure is liposuction. In Scottsdale, it’s breast augmentation. However, everything from facelifts to mommy makeovers are incredibly popular. Along with the depth of plastic surgeon expertise, perhaps the abundance of sun, warm weather, and an almost eternal bikini season all contribute to Scottsdale being a literal “Mecca” for those seeking to look and feel their best.
Other commonly performed procedures include laser eyelid surgery, laser skin resurfacing, nasal surgery, laser endoscopic brow lifts, facial implants, lip augmentation, neck lifts, along with injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and Restylane® injections. One exclusive procedure that has become particularly popular in Scottsdale is Vaser Hi-Def which literally enables a surgeon to sculpt the body with unequaled precision.
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You can obtain a consultation with Dr. Shapiro to see what exciting possibilities await you. Already know what you want? Whatever your appearance goals are, we’re happy to provide you with the information you need to make an decision that’s right for you. Call us today for a consultation.