Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5010 E. Shea Blvd, Suite 175
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 US
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Contemplating revision?

I got breast implants nearly a year ago and I'm pretty unhappy. One of my breasts never dropped and they are not nearly as large as I wanted. I got Mentor 450cc's under the muscle. I was told I could not go bigger but I've seen so many women with larger looking breasts than mine. I can't figure out why mine do not look that big. I started as a 34 (small) B and now I'm a 34 DD. What are...

4 out of 5 stars Chin Surgery

3something(7) Years Old, Scottsdale, AZ

I have wanted a more pronounced chin since I was about 13. I have always worn a goatee to hide my weak chin. I finally decided to get a chin implant done. I just had procedure done today. Unfortunately, it still looks way to small for my desire. Ill wait for my check up and discuss this with Dr. Yao. It may have been that my skin did not have enough elasticity for a larger implant. I will...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

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

Very active lifestyle and was uncomfortable/self-conscious about how big they were and how difficult it was to do anything physical. I also felt very limited by what I could wear and overall extremely dissatisfied with their shape and size. Getting this surgery was the best decision I've ever made. I have the breasts I've always wanted and the results far exceeded my expectations, but it had...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

59, Divorced and Reclaiming my Life - Scottsdale, AZ

I am 59 and just went thru a divorce. I was married for 40 years most of which was not good. I am adjusting to single life and felt like I owed it to myself to do something special. I first saw Dr. David Yao on the internet. I had already determined I liked the way he looked. Very kind face. The more I investigated the more I liked. A+ rating all the way around. I had a consultation...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Small Boobs Needed an Upgrade! - Scottsdale, AZ

I had really small boobs and finally decided to take the plunge. From the beginning, the staff was warm and welcome. Once the surgery was complete, the doctor personally called me to make sure i was okay. Which was a nice gesture. The first week of healing was obviously the hardest, but the pressure dwindled down week by week. I went from a 34A to a full C. My goal was natural looking breasts...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

I Finally Did It! - Scottsdale, AZ

I was quite nervous about getting surgery but after discussing my procedure with Dr. Yao and Renee, I was more excited than nervous. Dr. Yao answered all my questions with sincerity, did not rush me, and took his time in explaining everything. When I walked out of his office, I knew he would be the doctor to do it. It's been three weeks since I got the surgery. Dr. Yao did a fantastic job....

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

Dr. Yao and Staff Were AMAZING - Scottsdale, AZ

I scheduled 4 different consultations in one day for a breast augmentation. Dr. Yao from Forma Plastic Surgery was my 3rd one of the day, and my mind was made up that he was the one I wanted to have my surgery with. It was a complete relaxed environment when you went into his office. His assistant Renee helped to seal the deal. They were so down to earth, answered questions I hadn't even...

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

Mention Real Self for a complimentary exam.

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

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

Are back to back complications normal? Does this happen often? Should I find another doctor? I pay each time.

Thank you for sharing. Breast augmentation patients occasionally do experience capsular contracture and later rippling. The causes may be... 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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