Permanently changing your body is not something to be taken lightly. We see examples of celebrities who became overly obsessive about their bodies and have done changes to themselves that defy explanation. In many ways the human body is like a piece of paper: once you bend or crumple part of it, it can never go back to being a flat sheet of paper again. So, altering your body is something that should be done with great thoughtfulness and care, and something that should be done by someone or a team who cares deeply about not just the mechanics of changing someone’s body, but the psychology of it.
Dr. Carlos Mata, also known as Dr. Scottsdale®, is one of the nation’s leading plastic surgeons. Part of what makes his practice, Natural Results Plastic Surgery, special is that he is personally deeply invested into the psychology behind why someone wants to make a bodily change, and he’s able to help each client visualize their desired change and anticipate what they want, sometimes even when they can’t fully explain it themselves. This intuitive, personal approach is very different from the “Wild West” world of most plastic surgery, where practitioners are ready at a moment’s notice to cut and slice without any sense of connection to the person there helping.
Dr. Scottsdale® takes pride in each of the procedures he performs, and aims to make every client feel deeply valued. Dr. Mata leads Natural Results Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is widely considered one of the nation’s leading plastic surgeons.
He explains, “My work started because I wanted to help people feel better about themselves, regardless of the cause. I worked very hard in school, college, and medical school, studying 24/7 and focusing on what I wanted to be: a plastic surgeon. I decided to go into plastic surgery because when I was in medical school, I saw the range of things a plastic surgeon could help with, such as cleft lips, traumatic injuries, aesthetic (cosmetic) makeovers, cancer reconstruction, and hand surgery. A plastic surgeon is a surgeon’s surgeon, meaning they operate from head to toes, literally, and if another surgeon has an issue that they can’t fix, they call a plastic and reconstructive surgeon!”
Dr. Scottsdale® ‘s expanded his practice and welcomed Martin Benjamin, MD, a Manhattan dual-trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Benjamin focuses on helping his patients achieve their surgical and desired body goals while fully dedicating himself to their safety. He has over 10 years of experience in general and plastic surgery, and offers a wide range of procedures.
Dr. Benjamin has a particular interest in Rhinoplasty that he developed during his Manhattan training days with one of the most renowned rhinoplasty specialists in the USA. He offers rhinoplasty for both cosmetic (open and close incision) and corrective (breathing issues) reasons. Facial rejuvenation, such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), Body contouring (liposuction, tummy tuck, Brazilian Butt Lift) and breast surgery (breast lift) are just some of the procedures Dr. Benjamin offers.
A large part of Natural Results Plastic Surgery, as mentioned, is sensitivity to the client experience at a deep level. If Dr. Scottsdale® and Dr. Benjamin can achieve the same result for a client with less surgery, they’ll do it. “Less is more. Doing minimally invasive surgery, if it can get a reasonable result compared to full blown surgery, is much better, and not to mention, the cost is less as well!”
Dr. Scottsdale® has a unique term for what he and Dr. Benjamin do. “I consider myself a surgical psychologist. I help people feel better about themselves mentally. I think that I am able to balance what they see with what they want to see, especially in their brain.”
As for Dr. Scottsdale®’s thoughts on the future of plastic surgery? He’s highly optimistic.
“I think plastic surgery will never stop growing. With COVID and the explosion of social media, like TikTok, plastic surgery is becoming more popular and people are not ashamed of talking about it anymore.”
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