Over the past 20 years, medicine and surgery have become increasingly specialized. This is because the knowledge base is growing, technology is more diverse and surgical techniques are more specialized. For that reason, Dr. Paul Holden chose to specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face.
His advanced training places him in a select population of highly specialized surgeons, of whom there are fewer than 1,000 practicing in the U.S. and Canada.
As a specialist, Dr. Holden has advanced training in the procedures for facial rejuvenation, such as facelift, neck-lift, eyelid-lift (blepharoplasty), brow-lift and facial-skin resurfacing. Additionally, Dr. Holden is an expert in reshaping and reconstructive procedures of the face such as rhinoplasty (nose), otoplasty (ears) and complex repairs of defects or scars from skin cancer surgery. Dr. Holden is an innovator in the field and has published research, as well as book chapters, on his specialty.
Facial aging is generally considered to have three causes: increased laxity of the facial tissues, loss of volume in the upper face (sometimes combined with increased volume of the lower face and neck), and changes in skin quality (usually caused by the sun). To that end, it is important that the area of concern be treated properly. For the best results, laxity is treated by lifting and tightening of the tissues, volume issues are treated by adding volume to the upper face and removing it from the lower face and neck, and skin is usually resurfaced with a laser or chemical peel.
As a specialist in this area, Dr. Holden gives an expert analysis of each face and helps the patient develop a customized approach to rejuvenation. It is Dr. Holden’s philosophy that balancing the areas of concern with the right treatments is the key to having the most natural, refreshed results. A natural look is the cornerstone of Dr. Holden’s practice.
Dr. Holden takes an artistic approach to the reshaping procedures for the nose and ears. He is considered to be one of the top surgeons for rhinoplasty in Arizona, performing both primary and reconstructive procedures across the spectrum of complexity. He has a reputation for helping patients experience the joy of facial harmony with a bedside manner that keeps them feeling comfortable.
Facial surgery is almost always performed in an outpatient setting and can be done under local anesthesia or sedation administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The procedures usually require one to two weeks for recovery and are generally considered to have minimal or no pain.
Dr. Holden noticed that many of his patients were coming from Prescott to meet him at his office in Scottsdale, so he decided to make it easier for Prescott patients to have a consultation. Now, patients can call and arrange an appointment with Dr. Holden without having to make the long journey to Scottsdale. Consultations are at no charge and usually take 30 to 60 minutes. Dr. Holden is seeing patients at Skin Restoration located on 720 N Montezuma, Prescott.
Reach out to Scottsdale Plastic Surgery at (480) 787-5815.