Named a Top Plastic Surgeon in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012
By Caroline Covington
During a career spanning almost 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 eight consecutive years, he has been named a top plastic surgeon by New York-based Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an independent 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 and a privilege to be voted a Top Doctor by my peers,” says Dr. Aaronson. “However, the most rewarding aspect of my profession is witnessing how successful plastic surgery enhances my patients’ lives.”
Palm Springs Life has published numerous interviews with Dr. Aaronson’s patients. In this issue, Stephanie Gonzalez shares her experience with Dr. Aaronson and the breast augmentation he performed for her just a year ago.
Why did you seek breast augmentation? And, how did you find Dr. Aaronson? I’m tall and thin, and I didn’t have many curves. I wanted to look more feminine. I’d heard about Dr. Aaronson from many people who said he’s the best. They come from out of the area just to see him. All of my friends who’ve been to Dr. Aaronson had very natural-looking results. I never suspected they’d had surgery until they told me!
How was your initial consultation with Dr. Aaronson? I was a little scared and unsure if I wanted to move forward. But Dr. Aaronson was so confi dent and comfortable. And I could tell he really cared about me. He didn’t treat me like just any other patient. He took time to explain everything to me. When the consultation ended, I was ready to schedule the surgery.
Are the results everything you expected? During my consultation, I showed Dr. Aaronson a magazine clipping showing the specific results I wanted. He was completely honest and said my body wasn’t built that way. Then he explained the results I could expect. Because Dr. Aaronson managed my expectations beforehand, there were no surprises.
It's a year since your surgery. How do you feel about your appearance today? The surgery definitely boosted my selfesteem. This was my only image problem, and it’s completely gone! I look and feel more ladylike, and my clothes fit better — even when I’m wearing turtlenecks. My results are so natural that my friends just said, “Well, thank goodness you finally developed!”
Have you shared your experience with others? Yes, with my mom, co-workers, and friends. Dr. Aaronson sincerely cares about his patients, and that’s why I was happy to give this interview — to help others in my situation.
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 California Society of Plastic Surgeons.
In 1998, Dr. Aaronson built the Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center, a 6,000 square-foot outpatient clinic designed by renowned architect Narendra 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 pulsed light treatments 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 also are available.
To determine if plastic surgery is right for you, please contact the Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation.
Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center 1221 N. Indian Canyon Drive (Across from Desert Regional Medical Center) Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-325-5255 www.SAaronson.com