Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
10910 N. Tatum Blvd , Suite 100
Phoenix, Arizona 85028 US
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"When I tried on the implants she gave good insight to things I hadn’t considered and wasn’t at all bothered that I wanted to try them on again a few days later...." "I now have breasts that are better than I ever dreamed of!" "They all looked amazingly beautiful and had nothing but good things to say about Dr. Ward."

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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Fabulous Facelift! - Phoenix, AZ

I liked Dr. Ward's approach when I first interviewed him; he was direct and confident about what he could improve and what would be worth doing or not. Very professional and personable office staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Very Satisfied - Phoenix, AZ

This was my second surgery with Dr. W. I am very happy with my results. He gave me great care, answered all my questions and valued my opinion. The staff was wonderful! Thank you Dr.W

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

great confidence - Phoenix, AZ

Deciding to have a facelift was one of the toughest decisions I have made in a long time, choosing the physician was the easiest. Dr. W has the character and professional credentials to instill confidence in his patients. He has a personal manner of kindness and caring to make his patients feel comfortable. The natural results are fantastic. My husband and friends are witnesses of his great work. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. W and his caring staff.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

I Would Do It Again. What a Great Oppurtinity to Give Me my Body Back - Phoenix, AZ

Dr W and his staff are awesome. I felt very comfortable from my consult to after surgery. I felt like I was in really good hands because he was very confident in his work. I am two weeks post op and very pleased so far with results. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. W to my friends and family.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Thrilled with Results of "Mommy Makeover" - Phoenix, AZ

Dr. W was very thorough in my initial consultation. He spent a good amount of time listening to what my goals were and then gave me information on the procedures he recommended. He was honest and candid and I appreciate that he was able to tell me what to reasonably expect from surgery. He was very personable and I felt like he really cared about me as a person and about achieving my desired results. M was also awesome! She was able to answer my questions and was a great person to talk to when I got worried about anything regarding the surgery or post op. She spent extra time with me during my appointments (before and after surgery), on the phone when I had miscellaneous questions, and helped keep me from over-stressing. When I tried on the implants she gave good insight to things I hadn’t considered and wasn’t at all bothered that I wanted to try them on again a few days later. I was back to work within 2 weeks and able to return to my normal activities after 10 weeks. I feel great now (14 weeks post op)! I am so happy I had the surgery and that I chose Dr. Ward. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. W to anyone I know looking for a ‘mommy makeover’.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

So Happy I Went Ahead with This... made a Huge Difference in my Appearance - Phoenix, AZ

Professional, personal, an "artist"

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Simply the Best Plastic Surgeon - Phoenix, AZ

I chose Dr. W because of his credentials; and I'm so glad I did. I needed an implant exchange to smaller implants. From the moment I walked in to the beautiful office, I was greeted in a friendly and sincere manner. ALL of the staff made me feel comfortable - Michelle especially treated me with so much kindness and respect I knew I had made the right decision. Then, Dr. W came into the room...just as his staff, he immediately put me at ease, explained what would be my result, answered all of my questions (which were many!) and took his time with me. I never felt like he was hurrying me through my consultation. I felt absolutely confident in his ability, and was not disappointed. I am THRILLED with my result and can only say that if you are looking for a plastic surgeon, truly look no further than Dr. W.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Review - Phoenix, AZ

I have been a patient of Dr. W's for almost 20 years. His expertise and his ability to deliver both realistic and beautiful results is unparalleled. Dr. W is great to work with and his staff always friendly and helpful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Extremely Pleased Patient! - Phoenix, AZ

Dr. W came highly recommend to me from trusted sources. He is calm, precise and artistic.I was so pleased with my results and would highly recommend Dr. W and his knowledgeable staff!!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Excellent Results - Phoenix, AZ

I'm very pleased with my results. Dr. W did an excellent job of making me look less tired, and no one at work suspected a thing. He put me at ease; I didn't feel foolish or self-conscious at all. He made suggestions and left the decisions up to me.

*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 Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. complimentary

Awards & Recognition

"Top Doc" Phoenix Magazine
America's Top Surgeons

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ward has hospital affiliations at Scottssale Healthcare Hospitals.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Medical: MD, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, Medical College of Virginia
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Virginia

Treatments offered at Phoenix Scottsdale Plastic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

Finding the Right Breast Implant Size for You

The media and along with our Hollywood movie stars continue to provide us with positive feedback on improving our bodies, particularly the breasts. The combination of celebrity culture and medical advancement has led to more and more clients seeking a qualified board certified plastic surgeon for a breast augmentation procedure. Television series like “Botched” are seriously educating patients about what can happen by allowing price and stardom to make a decision rather than...

The Top 5 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures for 2016

1. Breast Augmentation: Breast Augmentations are more popular than ever! The silicone propaganda/ban is a thing of the past with improved Memory Gel Breast Implants. Mentor Breast Implants also come with an amazing warranty! (2. Tummy Tuck: Women between ages 28 and 40 are realizing that a Tummy Tuck and/or a Mommy Makeover is the only way to get back their youthful figure and are taking advantage of having surgery sooner than later. It is a surgery that lasts and is perfect...

Breast Implant Cleavage Technique

Cleavage is a real factor and request for clients seeking breast augmentation surgery. As a board certified plastic surgeon performing thousands of breast lift and breast augmentation surgery for over twenty years it is my surgical pocket technique that has maintained very happy clients and almost no revisions except for breakage of implants. I have been committed to the concept of breast augmentation and breast lift implant refinement. After performing thousands of breast...

Mommy Makeovers

More and more adult women ages (28 and up) are realizing the merits of having their tummy tucks and breast augmentation and or breast -lift surgery while their  kids are young.  They are restoring their body image and

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What Happens at a Preop Appt for a Tummy Tuck?

The pre-operative appointment time in my practice is scheduled for one to two days prior to your surgery.  At this time I will meet with you and... READ MORE

Exercise After Mini Tummy Tuck?

I advise all my patients about the risk and complications of exercising after tummy surgery. Most often with mini-tummy surgeries I sew the tendons in... READ MORE

How Many Dermaplaning Sessions Are Required to See the Results?

Dermaplaning is an on-going treatment and most clients come on a regular monthly basis for treatments.  It is a popular treatment for all skin... READ MORE

Reach Weight Loss Goal Before Tummy Tuck Surgery?

I have a portfolio I have a large selection of photos of clients with lots of rolls of skin and fat and many who have just loose skin. The final... READ MORE

I'm 46, Requesting a Plan to Age Gracefully. Any suggestions? (photos)

Your photographs seem a little dark. If your goal is to improve your appearance and you are not oppose to having surgery at 46. Then I think you could... READ MORE

How long until the results of my face and neck lift are obvious? I am 3 weeks out and no one has noticed. Is that normal?

Generally speaking facelifts normally take about 4-6 weeks to look more natural. Some patients experience some swelling in the first two weeks and... READ MORE

Having a face/neck lift in a hospital surgicenter. Surgeon uses local & Versed without anesthesiologist or CRNA. Should I worry?

I am finding more and more patients very savvy about the risk of local drugs versus general anesthesia. For some small cases it may be ok to do under... READ MORE

At 63, Am I Too Old to Have Tummy Tuck?

I often operate on women who are 63 or older for tummy tuck procedure. Many women at this age are tired of the extra loose skin and fat they have had... READ MORE

What Areas Does Vaser Liposelection Work Best On?

I perform Vaser Liposelection every week in my plastic surgery practice of over 22 years. I use the Vaser liposuction machine first to break up the... READ MORE

Pubic Area Appears Bigger After Tummy Tuck

Many clients are also concerned about the public area and may have not noticed this area for awhile if they have fatty rolls of skin covering this... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ward

John Ward, MD (retired) has shared 111 before and after pictures with 283 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by John Ward, MD (retired)

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Should Breast Implants Be Placed Above or Below the Muscle?

Dr. John Ward explains the differences between putting a breast implant above or below the muscle and what method he prefers. WATCH VIDEO

Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants: The Doctor Explains the Pros and Cons of Each

There are several factors to consider before choosing an implant. Dr. John Ward answers a few of the most common factors and what he recommends to his patients for the best results. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Implant Removal Explained — With Before & After Photos

Dr. John Ward explains why some women are choosing to have their breast implants removed. What the surgery is like and if women come back asking for implants again. WATCH VIDEO

Factors Affecting the Cost of a Facelift —The Doctor Explains

Every face is different which is why the cost of a facelift varies. Dr. John Ward explains what affects the cost of a facelift, like anesthesia, fat transfer, forehead lift, brow lift or eyelid lifts. WATCH VIDEO

Facelift Before & After Photos: The Doctor Shares His Results

What's a facelift and what could it do for you? Dr. John Ward shares his experience. WATCH VIDEO

Is a Male Facelift Different From a Female Facelift?

Men get facelifts, too, says Dr. John Ward. He shares his expertise. WATCH VIDEO