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Scott M. Aaronson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Map1221 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Cosmetic-Plastic Surgery


Named a Top Plastic Surgeon in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

By Caroline Covington

Throughout a career spanning three decades, Scott M. Aaronson, M.D., F.A.C.S., has earned a reputation as one of the most skilled, educated, and gifted plastic surgeons in the region. For nine consecutive years, he has been named a top plastic surgeon by New York, based Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an independent medical research firm commissioned by Palm Springs Life.

For Dr. Aaronson, being named best in his field is a significant distinction in an area noteworthy for some of the country’s most esteemed plastic surgeons.

“It’s an honor to be voted a Top Doctor by my peers,” Dr. Aaronson says. “Yet the most rewarding aspect of my profession is seeing how cosmetic procedures enhance my patients’ lives.”

Palm Springs Life has published numerous interviews with Dr. Aaronson’s actual patients. In this issue, we talk with Dorothy and Mark Hastings, a 50-something married couple who own and operate a small chain of preschools throughout the Coachella Valley. Their lifelong devotion to health and fitness keeps their bodies trim and toned. So when they noticed the first signs of facial aging, they sought Dr. Aaronson to help them achieve symmetry with their otherwise youthful appearances.

What Procedure Did Dr. Aaronson Perform?

We both had injections of Sculptra Aesthetic, a noninvasive treatment that promotes collagen regeneration. It’s very subtle, with results that develop over several months. We’d noticed sagging and loss of volume in our cheek area, and Sculptra delivered natural-looking results that diminished our wrinkles and restored a more youthful plumpness over time.

Why Sculptra Aesthetic?

We chose Sculptra because it lasts up to two years — longer than Restylane and Juvederm treatments that last just a few months. And Sculptra isn’t a filler. The injections help to produce collagen, a natural substance that exists in our bodies.

Please Describe Your Results.

We’re 12 months into the treatment and extremely satisfi ed with our results. We look completely natural and have noticed a 15 to 20 percent improvement in our facial appearances. Our desire is to age gracefully. We weren’t trying to look 20 years old — we just wanted our faces to complement the healthy appearance of our bodies. And we achieved that. Thanks to Dr. Aaronson!

Did Your Friends Notice?

Our friends didn’t notice because the improvement is gradual. Dr. Aaronson is an artist, and his skills are the key to successful results. He studies your face and maps the procedure path. And he performs the procedure himself, as opposed to a nurse. Dr. Aaronson always delivers natural, beautiful results. They never look plastic.

How Did You Find Dr. Aaronson?

Dr. Aaronson has earned a reputation as one of the best plastic surgeons in Southern California, so we’d heard about him before we learned he’d treated some of our friends. They all had the highest praise for him, and now we’ve recommended Dr. Aaronson to some of our closest friends.

Will You Have More Procedures Performed by Dr. Aaronson?


Dr. Aaronson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami. He served his general surgery residency at the University of California Irvine and plastic surgery residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.

In 1998, Dr. Aaronson built the Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center, a 6,000-square-foot outpatient clinic designed by renowned architect Nick Patel. Here, Dr. Aaronson performs face lifts, eye lifts, brow lifts, tummy tucks, breast procedures, laser resurfacing, and liposuction, using the most advanced technologies available.

The center offers less invasive treatments, such as Botox, Dysport, and Restylane injections; microdermabrasion; and intense light treatments (IPL) to remove unwanted hair, broken blood vessels, and brown spots on the face and body. A variety of topical skin care treatments to rejuvenate skin texture are available.

To determine if plastic surgery is right for you, please contact the Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation.

1221 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
(across from Desert Regional Medical Center)

Additional Information

Office Affiliation: Desert Regional Medical Center - Eisenhower Medical Center
Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor in:: 2013