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ABOUT JEFFREY J. PTAK, MD, FACS
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon, Jeffrey J. Ptak MD, has practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery in Arizona since 1985. He has extensive training and experience in cosmetic surgery procedures involving the face, eyes, and body. His diverse reconstructive surgical experiences have enhanced his skills, and brought added dimension to his approach to the intricacies of aesthetic surgery. He is highly qualified to perform a full range of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.
My goal is to accomplish your objectives with the most natural result possible. I encourage you to ask questions, be involved and become educated. Your situation and the emotions you bring to it are unique, and together we will address every one of your concerns. It is important to me that we have a real partnership, and share confidence and trust as we move toward restoring your beauty and renewing your strength.
Stanford University, BA Degree, 1972
School of Medicine
Michigan State University, MD Degree, 1980
General Surgery Internship and Residency
Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona - Chief Resident
Plastic Surgery Residency
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1987
American Board of Plastic Surgery 1989
Instructor in Plastic Surgery, Mayo Medical School, Phoenix, Arizona.
Co-developer of professional computerized digital-imaging system.
Regular course instructor and lecturer on many plastic surgery topics & scientific technologies.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Arizona Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of American College od Surgeons
Arizona Medical Association
Physicians for Phoenix Symphony
Community Service/Special Projects
Founder X-Tattoo, Gang Tattoo Laser Removal Project with Phoenix Police, Parks and Rotary 100
Development of Plastic Surgery Exchange Program with Peoples Republic of China: November 1990
If cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is a decision you have made, it is important to know that the success of your procedure is greatly dependent on the quality of your plastic surgeon. Any licensed physician can advertise as a cosmetic surgeon whether or not they have had any relevant training. As a board certified plastic surgeon specialist since 1985, Phoenix Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ptak has extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the face, eyes and body. He utilizes the most advanced surgical methods and facilities. As a respected academic instructor and lecturer in his field, he is able to bring the newest, most advantageous technologies to his patients.
PROCEDURES Plastic Surgery Phoenix
Phoenix breast Augmentation surgeon, Dr. Ptak's personal philosophy and vision for breast augmentation surgery is to achieve a very natural and proportioned result that balances and brings into harmony the features of the feminine body. Female breasts should be just full enough to entice the imagination but should never be so full that they become disproportioned or unmanageable. Phoenix Breast Augmentation surgeon, Dr. Ptak also believes that the surgical process should be as pain free and risk free as possible and a truly pleasing experience. The result should have the smallest hidden scar possible and be so natural that even your personal physician would be fooled.
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It is very unusual for a woman of any age to have perfectly matched, full, and uplifted breasts. Sagging, asymmetry, and nipple-areolar deformities are the primary reasons to surgically reshape the breasts. Most women request breast-lifting to be able to occasionally wear a strapless or braless dress and feel their breasts have a truly firm and youthful shape. The procedure has many variations, some with very minimal incision patterns. Phoenix Breast Lift surgeon, Dr. Ptak feels that it is appropriate for a mature woman of any age to be given the chance to reshape her breasts in order to enhance her appearance, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
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Not many of us can imagine what it is like to wear the equivalent of a fully loaded backpack on your chest day in and day out. For a woman with oversized and sagging breasts the most gratifying moment is her first purchase of a normal-sized bra, a regular size dress or even possibly going strapless or braless in an evening gown. Phoenix Breast Reduction surgeon, Dr. Ptak finds the most satisfied patient in his practice is the woman who has had breast reduction surgery and their overwhelming response is: "Why didn't I do this years ago?"
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Phoenix Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ptak feels that recontouring of the abdomen is one of the most truly "reconstructive" of all the "cosmetic" procedures, because not only is skin and fat usually removed, but the muscle layer is usually tightened as well. The result is a tighter abdomen and waistline, allowing for a better fit for clothing and improved self image and self esteem.
Liposculpture is most commonly recommended for men and women of normal weight who simply want to improve their body contour by removing deposits of excess fat that make certain body areas appear disproportionately large or heavy. Although liposculpture is not a treatment for obesity, it can permanently alter body proportion and is sometimes the only way to eliminate fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. Improved techniques now allow larger amounts of fat removal. Liposculpture can be useful to heavier persons as well. You may be a good candidate if you desire fat removal or contouring in any of the following areas: Cheeks, chin, and neck, Upper arms, Breast or chest area, Back, Abdomen and waist, Hips and buttocks, Thighs, Inner knee, Calves and ankles
COMPLETE BODY LIFT
Body contouring procedures such as liposuction can make certain areas of the body smaller or "less full," but if a truly more lifted, tighter, and youthful appearance is what you are looking for, then just as in facelift or tummy tuck surgery, both skin and fat must be removed and muscle tightened. The Complete Body Lift, such as the procedure featuring Phoenix Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ptak on Fox Channel 10, consists of a tummy tuck, buttock lift, inner and outer thigh lift, and liposuction of these areas all in one sitting. Arizona Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ptak has possibly performed more of these procedures than anyone in Arizona with a high rate of success and tremendous patient satisfaction.
PERMANENT LIP AUGMENTATION
Lip augmentation and rejuvenation procedures around the mouth are truly one of the "last frontiers" of facial rejuvenation surgery and most of these procedures are only a few years old. There are several types of grafts that can be used: autografts (your own tissue, such as fat or fascia), allografts (human skin derivatives from skin banks), or synthetic grafts (Softformฎ). Arizona Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ptak prefers the use of "Allodermฎ" a freeze-dried human skin preparation that has been reported to last permanently in the majority of patients. (Refer to the Allodermฎ brochure for more information.). Other options include: A piece of tissue is borrowed from somewhere in your body and grafted into one or both lips. Fascia (the covering of a muscle) or dermis (bottom layer of skin) are both excellent sources of tissue. Dr. Ptak will discuss the alternatives and assist in choosing the best source for you.
UPPER EYELID LIFT
The upper eyelid rarely needs surgical correction before the patient reaches their late 40s and 50s. Rather, it is the aging and falling of the heavier eyebrows and forehead that causes the deceptive appearance of extra eyelid skin. It is Dr. Ptak's firm belief that the aged appearance and extra skin folds of the upper eyelid are more correctly addressed by the endoscopic browlift and not by the more expedient removal of upper eyelid skin, because it is unusual to have true upper eyelid skin excess before the age of 50. If the upper eyelid procedure is truly indicated, a simple skin removal with little or no fat removal can easily be performed in most cases under purely local anesthesia with little or no extra sedation.
LOWER EYELID LIFT
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ptak has long recognized that the lower eyelid is an integral part of the entire midface, which includes the bone and soft tissue of the cheek and the nasolabial fold. Dr. Ptak also feels that this entire facial unit needs to be addressed both functionally and cosmetically. Since 1993, this has been Doctor Ptak's philosophy when he felt that all of the lesser more "purely cosmetic" procedures were yielding less than satisfactory results and would sometimes even create a more aged, unnatural, or hollow (surgically corrected) lower eyelid. His innovative reconstructive approach scientifically addresses and reverses the aging process giving a more natural, youthful, and long-lasting appearance.
Facelift surgery in the last ten years has borrowed a lot from our reconstructive history and the most modern techniques truly focus on rebuilding the facial soft tissue layers in a more youthful position in a more permanent way. These newer procedures are not just old fashioned skin-tightening procedures, but truly reposition and resuspend the muscles that carry the skin. The use of chemical peels and CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedures have added a new dimension in facial rejuvenation surgery, so that the surgery repositions the deep layers and the skin is made more youthful in appearance by peel and by laser resurfacing techniques.
Arizona Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ptak feels that judicious and appropriate use of cheek, chin, and jaw implants can greatly enhance the proportions, harmony, and balance of the facial features that are underdeveloped or have been altered by trauma or the aging process. The implants firmly adhere to the bone and truly become a "part of you," producing often subtle but remarkable changes in balance and proportion, self-image, and self-esteem.
Endoscopic forehead surgery is a relatively new technique that solves the problem of upper eyelid and eyebrow sagging or hooding even in younger patients in their 30s and 40s. The most important features are very limited incisions and permanent fixation of the new brow position increasing the longevity of the result. Phoenix Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ptak was one of the first surgeons in Arizona to perform this revolutionary procedure and has successfully performed hundreds of these procedures since 1993 with no revisions.
The central neck area can begin to look older in appearance when the muscles begin to sag and an excess of fat is present. This condition can often be seen in the younger patient who complains "I am beginning to look like my mother/father!" but are too young for a facelift. This elegant procedure can completely redefine the central neck by removing the fat pocket, tightening the platysma bands, and creating a much more defined "sling" and lifted definition of the upper neck and jawline.
The nose is probably the most distinguishing feature of the human face and the ability to perform safe surgery with aesthetically pleasing and natural, un-operated results is often considered to set apart the inexperienced from the highly skilled surgeon. Arizona plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ptak enjoys performing these procedures on a regular basis with a high patient satisfaction rate and secondary revisions are rarely needed. He is often called on to perform not only the primary cosmetic nose reshaping but has performed hundreds of the most difficult and challenging reconstructions and corrections of unacceptable or poorly performed procedures. It is Dr. Ptak's philosophy that virtually every cosmetic nasal reshaping can be safely accomplished without any visible scar, and that a very natural, un-operated and functional result is his ultimate goal.
Otoplasty embodies the essence of plastic surgery where reshaping a body part that is out of balance and harmony can reverse years of a bruised ego and tarnished self-image or, if done at an early age, prevent years or a lifetime of poor self-esteem, all with a surgical procedure that only takes two hours. Like nose reshaping, Dr. Ptak feels strongly that the results should look as natural as possible and require few, if any, revisions. This is a procedure that separates the novice from the experienced plastic surgeon.
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