Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health
Cosmetic Surgery Scottsdale
- 9377 E Bell Rd #363 Map
- Route Scottsdale, AZ 85260
- (480) 771-7771
Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health was created to assist all of our clients in developing solution-based results. The underlying purpose and foundation of our practice is rooted in 3 core tenants: Be Healthier, Feel Better, and Look Better.
Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health can be found at 9377 E Bell Rd #363 . The following is offered: Cosmetic Surgery - In Scottsdale there are 81 other Cosmetic Surgery. An overview can be found here.
Keywords Aesthetic Breast Surgery, Body Rejuvenation, Breast Reconstruction, Female Rejuvenation, Functional Medicine & Cellular Health, Hair Rejuvenation, Skin Health & Rejuvenation.
Starting Thursday, March 1st, every other Thursday our office will be open late. 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Lauren moved to the Phoenix area in 2008 to escape the cold weather and to further pursue her passion for skincare as an aesthetician. Since then, and for the last nine years, she has worked in a leadership role in the Spa and Hospitality industry most recently with Hilton Hotels. As a breast cancer survivor, she is thrilled to be able to now work in a supportive role for women going through their own journey. With her extensive customer service experience, she really enjoys the one-on-one care that is given to each patient at Ong Insitute for Plastic Surgery & Health. In her personal time, she volunteers for the Tammy Dykstra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to women with breast cancer in the Valley. She loves to read, enjoys snowboarding, and is an avid Chicago Bulls fan.
Products And Services
Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia (overdevelopment of male breasts) is a common condition characterized by an excess of localized fat and/or glandular tissue in the breast. It is sometimes caused by disease, hormonal changes, heredity or certain medications, although, in most cases, its cause is unknown. It can occur in one or both breasts, and can affect babies, preteens, teenagers and grown men. Symptoms of gynecomastia include enlarged breasts, breasts that feel rubbery or firm and, in young boys, nickel- or quarter-sized breast “buds.” Breast buds are common in adolescents, and tend to go away on their own. TREATMENT OF GYNECOMASTIA As long as breast development is complete, plastic surgery can be used to treat gynecomastia that is not caused by disease or medication. Treatment choices include liposuction or surgery, or a combination of the two; which technique is chosen depends on the amount and type of tissue in the breasts. If the breasts consist mostly of fatty tissue, liposuction can be used to suction out fat through incisions made in the nipples or underarm areas. For breasts with an excessive amount of glandular tissue, excision surgery, which requires cutting away excess fat, skin and tissue, can be performed. This requires a larger incision than is used with liposuction.
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The Mommy Makeover has traditionally been described as procedures performed to help correct some of the changes to a woman’s body after having children. Most often, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is performed along with breast surgery to lift, or reshape the breasts. There are many other changes to a woman’s body including weight gain in certain areas, urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity and enlarged labias. As such, it is now common for women to include liposuction, labial surgery or other non-surgical female rejuvenation procedures to help them look and feel better.
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Breast Reduction FAQs
WHAT IS THE “LATEST” IN BREAST RECONSTRUCTION? Breast reconstruction has come a long way since the first reconstruction was performed in the 1970’s. Implants and tissue expanders are better engineered to create better shape. We now have improved tools such as imaging technology that allow us to evaluate the blood supply of the skin during surgery to reduce wound healing complications. Improved pain control with the advent of long acting numbing medications allow for improved pain control postoperatively. Also, microsurgical techniques have allowed us to reconstruct the breast without sacrificing a functioning muscle as in the case of perforator flaps. Perforator flaps are reconstructive surgery performed using skin and fat without the need of a muscle. This reduces the morbidity of the donor site. Common examples for breast reconstruction include the DIEP or SIEP flap. The use of fat grafting as autologous stem cells, and human acellular dermal matrix have also allowed us to “engineer” the breasts using human allografts for regeneration. The use of platelet-rich plasma and other human allografts is also showing great promise. One of the newer techniques of reconstruction is the “pre-pectoral” breast reconstruction. This is reconstruction performed where the implant is placed above the chest muscle instead of under the muscle. I have performed this procedure on appropriate candidates. The main benefit of this technique, is the minimal amount of postoperative pain experienced by the patient. Most do not need more than a day of oral pain medication. The muscle “animation-deformity” is eliminated. The major disadvantage of the procedure is the lack of tissue “coverage”. Since there is no muscle coverage in front of the implant, there is more visible implant wrinkling. Other advancing technologies in the horizon include the CO2 expanders such as the AeroForm® expander where the patient controls the expansion process through the use of the wireless dose controller at home. DOES DR. ONG TAKE MY INSURANCE PLAN? Insurance plans can be very complex, confusing and stressful. We try to make the financial aspects of breast reconstruction as simple and straight-forward as possible for you. Our focus is on our patients and their outcomes. Therefore, we are not contracted with a majority of insurance carriers. Through our concierge medical billing program, we do not balance bill you for your “out-of-network” benefits. A predetermined cost expectation is presented prior to surgery. This is often times less costly than a contracted provider. We want to make this process as stress-free as possible for you. Details of the program can be made available to you during the consultation visit.
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Female Rejuvenation Surgical Procedures: LABIAPLASTY RECOVERY FAQs
Full labiaplasty recovery is six weeks, which translates to no sex, and nothing in the vagina e.g. tampons etc. We will set you up well with everything you might need for the postoperative period. This includes topical anesthetic, estrogen cream, and other products that will help you through your healing stage. Everything is explained in detail at the time of your pre-operative appointment. Here is the typical healing process for a labiaplasty. First week: Expect discomfort and pain from recent surgery. Labia is bruised and swollen. Take pain meds and apply topical anesthetic for comfort. Ice is your ally during this time. Ice frequently to help with swelling and pain. Prescriptions medications given for this time period include an antibiotic, pain medications and stool softeners. Wear loose clothing. If you have your period, use a pad rather than a tampon. Second week: Expect itching, as things start to heal. The estrogen cream will help your tissues heal. Continue to use it daily. OTC products that will help ease some of the itching and irritation will be provided to you. You can also use Benadryl cream to help. Most patient go back to work during this time period. All sutures placed will eventually dissolve so as things start healing, they will fall out. Third week: Expect continued improvement in swelling and bruising. Your labia will not look “normal” for 6-8 weeks. WILL I LOOSE SENSATION OR FUNCTION AFTER LABIAPLASTY? The nerves supplying the clitoris come from deep within the pelvis. In addition, there are multiple branches supplying the area. Thus, the risk of loss of sensation after a labiaplasty is low. Even with a clitoral hood reduction where the loose skin around the clitoral body is removed, it is far superficial compared to where the origin of the nerves are located. Loss of sensation usually results from pelvic or vaginal surgery. In summary, most of the surgery performed in a labiaplasty done in the right hands, has an overall low risk for loss of sensation or function. In contrast, for women who desire an increase in sensation or sexual pleasure, the regenerative potential of the platelet-rich plasma placed in certain areas can help. The growth factors in PRP can help regenerate nerves in the area of the “G-spot” allowing for improved sensation. Some patients also choose to have the non-surgical radio frequency procedure ThermiVA™ after their labiaplasty to enhance sexual wellness. HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE? Labiaplasty is performed to achieve your functional and artistic goals. Dr. Ong takes pride in discussing your goals and making sure we can achieve them. Depending on what was discussed in the consultation, the procedure is doneeither in the operating room under anesthesia or under oral sedation and local anesthetic. 90 percent of the labiaplasties that Dr. Ong performs is done using the latter, in the office. It is a very safe and effective method of surgery and the technique that she uses can accomplish the goals of the surgery, with minimal local anesthetic, and easy recovery. Patients are able to walk out of the procedure room without any anesthetic side effects. The procedure may take a few hours since the procedure is done precisely and artistically. This is not the “simple” labiaplasty that is done to remove excess labial tissue. There are a few things that Dr. Ong does differently that help with the final outcome. Use of minimal amounts of local anesthetic to minimize swelling and distortion of tissues. Use of the Ellman Surgitron™ RF machine to perform the procedure. This is a device, which has a pinpoint tip for precise surgery, and attachments to allow for “laser sculpting “of the tissue to help improve artistic outcomes without the heat associated with electrocautery. The use of less tissue trauma causes less swelling and improved outcomes. Use of platelet-rich plasma to help with surgical healing. The growth factors in platelets, which are the first cells to an injured area, can help the wound heal better and faster. The PRP we use has optimal platelet concentrations and growth factors, which can also be used for regeneration of areas in the vaginal area to help with incontinence, and improved sexual pleasure. Scars that are designed within the normal creases of the labia, which result in them being “hidden”. The use of fine suturing techniques.
Nutrient deficiencies may be caused by a lack of intake or inadequate absorption. Less than 20% of oral supplements are absorbed when taken by mouth. Intravenous supplementation is the most efficient way for getting nutrients into the body as it is 100% absorbed. Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health offers supplementation of nutrients through an IV drip as well as a personalized oral supplement and food suggestion plan based on your nutritional deficiencies. Supplements are given based on your individual needs and are guided by your concern (e.g. hair loss, immune support etc.) and your specialized lab test results. We also offer a nutrient-dense vitamin IV shot that contains a proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and amino acids that can help with athletic performance and health issues. This IV “push” which is given in less than a minute results in 100% delivery and absorption of each nutrient. This is in contrast to: IV drips that contain a large amount of water and dilution of nutrients, and take between 30-60 min to administer. Oral nutrients which are absorbed about 15% through the stomach. This is a great and efficient way to obtain the necessary nutrients into our bodies if we are constantly on the go or may not have the ability to prepare and eat healthy foods for a variety of reasons.
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Hair Rejuvenation FAQs
HOW IS THE TREATMENT PERFORMED? The treatment is done in the office with topical and local anesthetic. Pre-procedural instructions will be given to ensure that you are optimally prepared for the procedure. Topical anesthetic is applied, followed by injection of local anesthetic in certain areas of your forehead and scalp. Blood is obtained for processing to “create” the PRP. Micro-needling and injection of the PRP to the area is performed with or without additional use of growth factors. Patients do well with our protocol of PRP administration. Mild discomfort is experienced that will subside over the next hour or so. We understand that the injecting your scalp with a needle multiple times is not something that is considered “pleasant”, thus we do our very best to minimize discomfort in several ways. The primary one being the use of high quality PRP to reduce the need for multiple treatments of PRP injections. For patients that undergo growth factor treatment: A micro-needling session every week for 5 consecutive weeks is scheduled Home protocols for growth factor therapy is given. Patients are then instructed to continue low-light (LASER) therapy and follow-up is scheduled accordingly. WHAT IS THE RECOVERY LIKE? The procedure is done with some local anesthetic in the office. There is mild discomfort with the tiny needles used. Recovery is minimal. No hair washing till the next day, and back to normal activities. Pre-procedural instructions are given prior, and if followed there will be minimal swelling, pain or bruising afterward.
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From the study of epigenetics, we understand that gene expression can be turned on or off based on exposures to certain triggers. Many of these are present in skin care products, make-up and normal self care products such as shampoos, body lotions etc. We offer knowledge and product options to our patients regarding these added chemicals. We strive to help our patients lead healthier lives in avoiding some of the potential triggers of poor health and cancer gene expression.
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