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Recovery

​​What to Avoid Before and After Invasive Surgery

Posted August 11, 2021

3 Minute Read:  In 2020 alone, over 15 million surgical or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were done in the United States. With so much interest in surgical and non-surgical procedures, such as tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, and injectable treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers, it is helpful to understand what must be done before […]

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The Importance of Nutrients for Healing After Surgery

Posted August 28, 2015

Countless studies have shown that a healthy diet correlates to longevity and well-being, while a lack of vitamins and nutrients contributes to poor health, cancer, and disease. A healthy diet matters even more when the body is temporarily weakened by injury, sickness, or surgery. Surgery can dramatically improve your quality of life, but it is […]

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Healthy Foods for a Healthy Weight

Posted April 18, 2014

Excess body weight is a problem for many Americans. Extra weight in the form of body fat puts people at risk for a variety of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is imperative to overall health, which is important when undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, such as […]

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How to Prepare for Surgery

Posted December 9, 2013

Four Easy Steps to Prepare for Cosmetic Surgery and Recovery Cosmetic surgery provides excellent and natural appearing results when performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.  Each procedure performed, however, does require a specific period of time for recovery.  There are some important factors to discuss that can slow the recovery process after cosmetic surgery. […]

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Practicing the Mind-Body Connection

Posted November 4, 2013

Many people do not realize how powerful the connection is between mental and physical wellness. The mind and body are often viewed as separate, but they are actually part of one holistic system. Your psychological health directly affects your physical health because they are part of the same entity – you. My September 12th blog, […]

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

Posted May 22, 2013

After any type of surgical procedure, a proper recovery is crucial to achieving the most favorable results. This holds particularly true for a tummy tuck procedure. Once tummy tuck surgery is complete, it is very important for patients to follow postoperative instructions to ensure a safe and effective recovery. Every patient is different, which means […]

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Prior to Plastic Surgery…Stop Smoking!

Posted May 7, 2013

We all know that smoking is a habit that should not be started because of the negative effects that it can have on a person’s health. Any time an individual desires plastic surgery, it is important that they stop smoking at least two to four weeks before their procedure; the exact amount of time depends […]

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Compression Garments for Post-Operative Plastic Surgery Care

Posted April 9, 2013

At my Scottsdale cosmetic surgery practice, postoperative care is just as important as the surgeries that I perform. When it comes to invasive procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, or thigh lifts, compression garments are always involved in the recovery process. Compression garments do more than just alleviate pain and provide comfort after surgery. They […]

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Dr. Spies is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and highly experienced in breast lift surgery for over 35 years. If interested in undergoing this procedure, please feel free to call 480-359-1019 to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Spies' office is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona just adjacent to the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center


Robert J. Spies, M.D.
5410 N Scottsdale Rd C 100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-359-1019