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Botulinum Cosmetic: What You Need to Know

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Actual patient treated with 35 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic of the forehead and frown lines.

Injection of botulinum toxin is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the world today. There are several formulations available for patients to choose from including BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Xeomin® and Myobloc®. The most popular formulation continues to be BOTOX® Cosmetic, but in the last few years it appears more physicians and patients are discovering the benefits of Dysport®. Xeomin® is also another very useful formulation of botulinum while Myobloc® mainly has other applications not related to the treatment of wrinkles or the aging face.

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Scottsdale Breast Augmentation Seminar May 17, 2017 Recap

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Scottsdale Breast Augmentation Seminar hosted by the Guerra Plastic Surgery Center Team!

Dr. Aldo Guerra presented the popular Scottsdale Breast Augmentation Seminar on May 17, 2017 at Guerra Plastic Surgery Center. It was a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in Arizona where the weather was not too hot and the skies were blue. The presentation started at 6:30 pm which allowed potential breast augmentation patients and their guests time to drive through traffic. Renee Schmidt our highly trained plastic surgery patient coordinator introduced Dr. Aldo. He then went on to discuss his breast augmentation techniques which included a focus on:

  • Breast Augmentation Surgery
  • Breast Sizes
  • Breast Implant Options
  • Breast Incisions
  • Breast Implant Placement
  • Before and After Photos
  • Questions and Answers Section
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Breast Reduction Surgery: What you need to know (Part 1)

‘Modern Family’ star Ariel Winter, 17-years-old, recently made waves when she decided to have a breast reduction surgery.  The five-foot petite beauty had her 32F cup size scaled down to a 34D.

Many were flabbergasted with her decision. After all, who doesn’t want to have gorgeous, big breasts? However, the actress said that her big breasts have caused back, neck, and spinal issues. She also claimed that she had to endure years of emotional and physical stress because of them, as well as miss out on age-appropriate roles. Lastly, she said she had to hide her large chest by wearing big sweaters or strapping down her breasts – and it became too difficult to do this every day.

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Presentation on the Clinical and Business Side of Integrating embrace® Active Scar Defense

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Congratulations to Dr. Aldo Guerra and Business Manager Genaro Guerra for an excellent presentation "Successfully Integrating embrace® Active Scar Defense into Private Practice" in San Diego, California on April 30, 2017. Dr. Aldo is one of the busiest surgeons in the Southwestern United States specializing in breast augmentation, tummy tucks, breast lifts, mommy makeovers, arm lifts, body lifts, liposuction and more. Having a high volume practice in cosmetic surgery in Scottsdale has been allowed Guerra Plastic Surgery Center to be the #1 Provider of embrace® Active Scar Defense in the Country. This intimate and unique presentation on both the clinical and business side of integrating embrace® into private practice has been a popular and a must see event for any plastic surgeon that wants to continue to enhance their already beautiful results. By offering the best scar therapy treatment on the market today patients will appreciate the opportunity to add embrace® to their procedure.

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embrace® Active Scar Defense product line.
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Breast Implants: What You Need to Know

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Round breast implants in different shapes.

In a previous blog we talked about some of the things you should know before you have a breast augmentation procedure. We tackled the importance of knowing your primary motivation for the procedure, choosing an implant size, and smooth and textured shells. Today we’re going to discuss the different types of breast implants to help you determine the right one for you.

Breast implants are defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as, “medical devices that are implanted under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase breast size (augmentation) or to rebuild breast tissue after mastectomy or other damage to the breast (reconstruction). They are also used in revision surgeries, which correct or improve the result of an original surgery.”

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The Mommy Makeover: What You Need to Know

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Before and after Scottsdale mommy makeover with Dr. Aldo Guerra, actual patient.

Pregnancy changes a woman in countless ways. It affects her physically, emotionally, and mentally, oftentimes in very draining terms. For instance, many women have to battle postpartum depression following the birth of their little bundle of joy. Meanwhile, the majority of new mothers have to contend with new bodies they can’t whip into shape, no matter how hard they exercise or how healthy they eat.

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Plastic Surgery 101: What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation

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Before and after breast augmentation, actual patient.

Many women have considered going under the knife to improve their breasts. Breast augmentation, as defined by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is a surgery that “involves using breast implants or fat to increase the size of your breasts, restore breast volume, achieve a more rounded shape, or improve natural breast size asymmetry.”

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Dr. Aldo Guerra Receives RealSelf 100 Award For Enduring Commitment to Consumer Education

Dr. Aldo Guerra Real Self 100 Doctor for 2016
Dr. Aldo Guerra Real Self 100 in 2016

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon Among Top Influencers in Cosmetic Surgery

Scottsdale, AZ – March 24, 2017 – Scottsdale physician Aldo Guerra, MD, FACS is one of 100 doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 100 Award, a prestigious award honoring the top influencers on RealSelf—the most trusted online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find and connect with doctors, clinics and plastic surgery centers.

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Underarm Sweat Reduction is for Real with miraDry®

Stop Underarm Sweat with miraDry®

We were very excited when our new miraDry® System arrived last October at Guerra Plastic Surgery Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since then, we have been very busy applying this new technology on patients that sweat way too much from their underarms. Prospective patients who are researching miraDry® as an option to reduce this embarrassing problem should take note of our very positive results!

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3 Breast Implant Options Available at Guerra Plastic Surgery Center

Dr. Aldo Guerra, one of the top plastic surgeons in Arizona, offers 3 types of breast implants at Guerra Plastic Surgery Center. We only use FDA Approved Made in the USA breast implants from Mentor®, a Johnson and Johnson company.

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Achieving Better Pain Control with Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck is a very popular operation at Guerra Plastic Surgery Center in Scottsdale which entails removal of excess skin left over from pregnancy. The tummy tuck operation also involves the restoration of the abdominal wall muscles into their pre-pregnancy position. This portion of the operation is performed by suturing the stretched abdominal muscles back into position which unfortunately, can be quite uncomfortable. My patients rate this part of the operation as the most unpleasant part of the overall tummy tuck experience. Over the years, I have tried several formulations of local anesthesia to reduce the level of pain and improve the patient’s recovery experience. Studies demonstrate that patients treated with local anesthetics during surgery seem to require less pain pills and can recover faster when appropriately motivated. In the past, local anesthesia injected into the area would only last 6 to 8 hours after surgery. This short period of pain relief falls short of expectations for both plastic surgeons and tummy tuck AZ patients. The search for an ideal local anesthetic that is both safe and is longer lasting has been a challenge, but recently we have used an advanced formulation which reduces pain significantly and is effective for up to 3 days after surgery.

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Juvederm® Injections for Fuller Lips and BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections for Wrinkle Treatments Are a Great Combination

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Juvederm® Injections for Fuller Lips and BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections for Wrinkle Treatments Are a Great Combination

Patients at Guerra Plastic Surgery Center in Scottsdale are pleasantly pleased with the wide array of non-surgical products and services offered. As we head into 2017 there is a diverse group of dermal filler products including Juvderm® Ultra Plus XC, Juvederm® Voluma XC, Restylane®-L, Restylane® LYFT and Restylane® SILK. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are still the two popular wrinkle treatments in Scottsdale.

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550cc Breast Augmentation with Mentor® MemoryShape® Breast Implants by Dr. Aldo Guerra

Patients that are interested in larger breast implants in the range of 500cc or 550cc should consider Mentor® MemoryShape® breast implants. Some reasons to consider MemoryShape® breast implants include the natural-looking teardrop shape, advanced gummy bear cohesive silicone gel and this implant has the lowest reported complication rate of any implant on the market today.

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