Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5010 E. Shea Blvd, Suite 175
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

24-years-old, 34DD, Small Breast Reduction and Lift - Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Yao, Renee and the rest of the staff at Forma Plastic Surgery are what every patient dreams of when choosing a doctor. This was the first time I had ever had any kind of surgery--I had never even been put under anesthesia. I felt so unbelievably supported and comfortable from my very first consultation, to the surgery and now to every single checkup. Every single question and concern has been answered thoroughly and I never felt like I was walking blindly into anything or I had any reason to question getting this surgery or choosing Dr. Yao as my surgeon. I was teetering back and forth between getting implants and decided not to get them based on Dr. Yao's expertise, but I never felt as though he coerced or dissuaded me from making the decision I really wanted. He offered guidance and suggestions to make the best educated decision without pushing me do so something I didn't want. He was so attentive and caring throughout every step of this process and ensuring I was doing okay and making sure any of my questions or answered. I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend him. You will not be making a mistake!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

59, Divorced and Reclaiming my Life - Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Yao and Renee both were very patient and caring with me. I did not feel like I was taking up their time. Very comfortable. They answered all my questions. They said I could call anytime and I did. I didn't have too many questions, but when I did there was never a problem.

4 out of 5 stars Chin Surgery

3something(7) Years Old, Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. David Yao is very polite and professional, he took all the time I needed to ask and answer questions. The staff at the facility is pleasant as well

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

Dr. Yao and Staff Were AMAZING - Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Yao and his assistant Renee were top of line with professionalism. They were honest when answering any question I had. Made me feel like I was in good hands. When it came down to the day of the surgery I wasn't even nervous, I was ready.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Small Boobs Needed an Upgrade! - Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Yao and his staff was like a breath of fresh air. My sister and I had been to a lot of different consultations, and after being in their office we immediately knew that, they were the place for us! So welcoming, and friendly. Made sure to answer ALL of the questions and even going above and beyond to explain the procedure. I was very adamant about wanting to stay at a natural size, I am petite so anything too big would have looked too fake. We discussed sizing and agreed one on that would make us both happy. Some doctors think, the bigger the better and in this case Dr. Yao is all about giving you what YOU want. I have had my "new additions" for about a year now and I am so SO happy. They have healed perfectly, and settled nicely. I would HIGHLY recommend Forma Plastic Surgery, Dr. Yao and his staff are amazing and you won't regret it!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

I Finally Did It! - Scottsdale, AZ

Fantastic experience overall. Thank you, Dr. Yao!

Contemplating revision?

Very professional. He was very kind and sympathetic before the surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Male Breast Reduction

28 Year Old Male Needing Male Breast Reduction - Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Yao was my surgeon and is just simply the best! Very polite, professional and attentive. His knowledge and precision to detail made me very comfortable and that I was in good hands. Dr. Yao was somehow able to put my nerves at ease, perform the procedure, keep my family from panicking and give me a call a few hours post-op while I was home in bed. He's gotta be a magician! Overall, great experience that I had to share because I understand how difficult it can be to find the right doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Excellent Care & Excellent Results

After having two kids I thought about having an abdominoplasty/tummy tuck. I wasn't sure if I wanted to have surgery but once I met with Dr Yao and his team at Forma Plastic Surgery I was excited to proceed. I was treated with respect and kindness. They knew I was nervous to have surgery but answered all my questions and put me at ease. The surgicenter was comfortable and professional. I...

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

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Awards & Recognition

Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Arizona
Best Instructor, Osler Institute Plastic Surgery Oral Exam Board Review, 2014 & 2015
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Yao has hospital affiliations at Banner University Medical Center, Scottsdale Honor Healthcare, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley, West Valley Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ
    Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Fellowship: Aesthetic / Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York, NY

Treatments offered at Forma Plastic Surgery; Arizona Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, PLLC

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I'm 24 yr, 1 child, 120 lbs, 5'5, small C. Do I need a lift? The areola & nipple are well above the inframammary fold? (photo)

Thank you for sharing. A complete in exam in person is required to confirm findings. A lift is not mandatory in your case but it depends on your goals... READ MORE

Would you recommend a Lateral brow lift? Yea or nay? (photos)

Thank you for sharing and inquiring. This is often an aesthetic preference of the patient and surgeon. The best assessment is done in person in... READ MORE

Symmastia? I had BA with 550cc Mentor silicone implants 12 days ago. (photo)

Thank you for this question. At 2 weeks it's premature to make any conclusions but it's doubtful you will have symmastia. This appears normal post-op.... READ MORE

Capsule Removal After 30 Years?

Thank you for this question. These situations typically require removal of the capsule and old implant completely (or as much as possible as... READ MORE

Can I go to wisdom teeth removal after 2 weeks of breast augmentation?

Thank you for asking. This is an area where opinions may vary and the literature is not the strongest. However, many plastic surgeons and some well... READ MORE

Why does one eyelid look larger than the other? (Photo)

Thank you for asking. This appears to be an eyelid ptosis (drooping) which could be caused by a variety of issues including muscle overstretching. ... READ MORE

Are discount deals or specials sketchy?

Thank you for asking. While each patient should be individually evaluated for a possible plan, many patients are appropriate candidates for a safe and... READ MORE

How long should I wait to excersice after a breast augmentation?

Thank you for asking. Many patients are active and want to return to the implant activities as soon as possible. I advise patients to reduce heavy ... READ MORE

Where is incision line for lower lid "pinch" blepharoplasty supposed to be? Mine not where I was told they would be. (photo)

Thank you for sharing. A "pinch" blepharoplasty is usually much closer to the eye lashes. Speak to your surgeon about your specific case. Allow for... READ MORE

With a breast lift no implants, how many cup sizes do you lose?

Thank you for asking. The cup size change after a breast lift depends on the breast and the type of lift. If it is skin only (including some... READ MORE

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Is Having More Than One Body Procedure Done at the Same Time a Wise Idea?

Mommy Makeovers are on the rise but with that comes growing concerns that having more than one body procedure at a time might be dangerous. Dr. David Yao explains. WATCH VIDEO

"My Breasts Still Aren't Perfect:" What You Need to Know About Revision Surgery

No one wants to think about having to re-do their breast surgery but the reality is that you may just not be happy with the results. Dr. David Yao discusses revision surgery and what you should know going into it. WATCH VIDEO

Can a Tight Facelift Be Loosened or Even Reversed?

If the dreaded windblown look happens after a facelift procedure, Dr. David Yao explains what can be done to reverse it. WATCH VIDEO

Facelifts Are Not "One Size Fits All" Surgeries

When considering a facelift, Dr. David Yao explains that there is no one technique that is right for everyone, so a discussion with your plastic surgeon and a tailored surgical plan is always the best idea. WATCH VIDEO

"Double Bubble" Is Real and We're Not Talking About the Chewing Gum

What is "double bubble" and what can be done to repair it? Dr. David Yao explains. WATCH VIDEO

My Breasts Feel Like Rocks: What's Going On?

Capsular contracture is an unfortunate occurrence following only a small percentage of breast augmentation patients, Dr. David Yao explains. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.