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15757 North 78th Street, Suite A
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 US
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5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty - Highly Recommend - Scottsdale, AZ

I went to Dr. H because he is board certified and an specializes in rhinoplasty.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Incredible Doctor - Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Holden is the one of most caring, sweetest, and supportive doctors I have ever met. He is so attentive and always has an encouraging and positive attitude. He personally answered my emails when I first inquired about surgery. After surgery, gave me his cell # so I could contact him directly with my worries, questions or emergencies. Great follow up care. He always comforts me with his confidence, knowledge and reassuring words when I have any worries and is easily reached when you need him. He is an incredibly intelligent and talented surgeon, but also has the excellent and important artistic eye that some lack. I highly recommend him and only him for any facial work. He takes his time explaining things, addressing your concerns, and answers all your questions. When you meet him, you can tell that he puts his heart into his work and truly cares about each individual patient, not treating them like just another paying customer.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift on Me Brought Me to Tears of JOY! - Scottsdale

I always love to give kudos when appropriate and Dr. H is a surgeon deserving of the highest praise! My facelift was so easy and the recovery so quick. The results brought me to tears!!! Ive never looked back on the decision to have Dr H do my facelift!

Excellent Experience, Fabulous Surgeon! - Scottsdale, AZ

Look better, improve my competitiveness in my field, get back my "looks" of my youth, looked much older than I felt. I am a Type A person. I found Dr H and during one of many consults he did for me, I instructed him on what I wanted and how I wanted to get there. He was very patient and informative. He layed out a plan for me. In the end I went with most of it, facelift, eyelids,...

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

I Know It Won't Last Forever..but How Long Does It REALLY Last? - Scottsdale, AZ

I have been using Juvederm and Perlane for various areas for the past few years. I heard the Radiesse lasts much longer (supposedly a year?) bc it is a different kind of filler so I am wanting to try in in a few spots - nasolabial area, upper cheek bones, and possibly in an area of my chin that is asymmetrical due to an old injury from blunt force trauma. The tip of my nose would be great too...

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Passionate About His Work - Scottsdale, AZ

As a fellow physician, I know how important it is that a doctor is not only well trained, but also passionate about their work. Dr. Holden graduated from one of the best facial plastic surgery fellowships in the country. His training is quite impressive, but it is also evident that he truly loves what he does which translates into quality results and an amazing bedside manner. He takes the time to thoroughly explain the procedures, risks, benefits, and alternatives. I never felt pressured into a procedure, but did receive adequate guidance and information from Dr. Holden to make an educated decision. I opted to have Ultherapy, laser resurfacing, botox, and fillers. I'm thrilled with the results! Dr. Holden was able to take years off my face through minimally invasive means. I would highly recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Amazing Under Eye Fat Transfer - Scottsdale, AZ

Skilled artist, professional demeanor, great follow-up care. I would feel confident referring him to anyone!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Wouldn't Look Back. Hands Down, Best Surgeon I've Met - Scottsdale, AZ

I've intentionally waited 3 ½ months post-surgery (rhinoplasty/septoplasty) to recount my experience with Dr. Holden so as to assure a more honest and realistic impression of his work. My impression remains today what it was the day I met him. Dr. Holden is by far one of the most caring, sensitive, and meticulous surgeons (and dare I say doctors, in general) that I have met out of more than a dozen other surgeons in the 4 years preceding my procedure. Twice before my current surgery, I met with series of surgeons over 4 years time and each time was scared away from the process either due to frustration with doctors' bedside manner, doubts based on photos of their work, or lack of confidence in making right decision. The day I walked out of Dr. Holden's office, I chose my desired surgery date/time and committed to the process with him without a hesitation. I walked out of his office 100% confident and excited that I was making the right decision in choosing him as my surgeon. Dr. Holden has just the right combination of patient-centered, caring approach + skill that I was desperate for. He spent over an hour and a half with me at my initial meeting, anticipated ALL of my questions and wants before I voiced them, then still gave me an opportunity to fill in my spreadsheet of questions all with a smile on his face and refreshing sense of humor. He has been readily available for any follow-up questions/visits and even provides patients with a personal cell phone number for immediate access when needed. Regarding skill, I am currently 32 and had one previous surgery at age 15, but unfortunately the changes since had left me insecure still about the appearance of my face and nose. I dreaded close-up photos for years and felt sad more often than not when looking into a mirror. Since week 2 post-surgery, I already have a renewed sense of self. Dr. Holden crafted a nose that I feel I was meant to be born with. I no longer dread photos and already feel that my surgery has been a magnificent success. Interestingly, my friends and colleagues were shocked when I told them I had surgery just 2 weeks post-op, as the healing process was so natural. It is only when I look back to old photos that I realize how dramatic my new appearance is. What Dr. Holden has produced far exceeds the expectations that even he set forth in his office, both thru computer-generated photos and discussions re. realistic expectations. I would recommend Dr. Holden to anyone as an expert in his field and am grateful for the time and care he continues to extend to me as a patient. He has consistently demonstrated compassion and integrity pre- and post-op where other surgeons failed to do so, and I am beyond pleased with my decision to work with him. Not only has he helped me with superficial gain, but he has helped me to feel like a renewed person inside out, and for that I am forever grateful.

5 out of 5 stars Nose Surgery

Truly Amazing! - Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Holden is a truly gifted surgeon, honestly caring individual, and his experience and training are top-notch (I am a fellow physician and can confidently recommend him). But what truly sets him apart is his devotion to his patients' care and happiness. He will spend time with you to explain everything in detail. But he will do it with sincerity and finesse. He will follow up with you immediately regardless if it means coming in on Saturday morning. His secretary, Jen, is equally professional and always gets right back to calls or emails. They are a dynamic duo. My longest wait time was probably 10 minutes and that was when I was worked into the schedule for a quick check up because I wanted reassurance. Again, I was treated as if I had been on the schedule for weeks. No rush or fuss and Dr Holden spent time to explain everything and even to share a joke. I made payment installments and it was no problem. I would not only recommend him to my family and friends but insist they see only him. My nose not only functions better (deviated septum gone) but looks fabulous!! A MILLION and a HALF THANKS to Dr HOLDEN and Jen!!!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Wouldn't Trust my Face to Anyone Else - Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Holden was my top choice after meeting with several other “well known” plastic surgeons. His professionalism and knowledge of face surgeries gained my confidence. I never felt pressured to add on surgeries I didn’t want. He did correct my perceptions about what surgeries would provide which enhancements. Dr. Holden is a real artist!

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Computer imaging with photo printouts is performed during the consultation.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Holden has hospital affiliations at Scottsdale Healthcare - Shea, Viginia Piper ASC, North Valley Surgery Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: University of California at Irvine
    Residency: Otolaryngology, University of California at Irvine
    Fellowship: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Digital Imaging or Imagining?

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Nose is Too Upturned/REALLY Swollen After Rhinoplasty

Although none of us can render an opinion about your nose (because we can't examine you), I can tell you that ALL noses look very swollen for 6-8... READ MORE

Severely Sagging Skin at 24. Eyebrow Lift/face Lift Needed? (photo) (photo)

Hi Selena, I see from your photos that you are unhappy with the distribution of volume (fat) in your face and how it is changing. As others have... READ MORE

Is There Anyway I Can Make an Upturned Tip Go Down After Rhinoplasty?

Your nose is slightly more upturned than the range one would expect, however, you are still pretty fresh from surgery, and your nose was quite... READ MORE

Why Do Some Doctors Advise Patients to Continue Taping the Nose After Splint Removal?

I do not have patient's tape after rhinoplasty. It is my opinion that some surgeons have the patients do this in order to alleviate concerns about... READ MORE

Can you tell me what was done here? Was the front of my septum or columella cut to be made shorter?

The short statement you have given is describing the harvesting of cartilage from deep inside the nose and taking care not to affect the support. If... READ MORE

Unsure Whether I Need a Lip Lift Operation or a Rhinoplasty to Achieve Balance (photo)

Hi, I can see why you are displeased with the final results, the alar base is certainly widened and the lip is asymmetric. I agree with many of my... READ MORE

Timeframe Of Intraoral Chin Implant Wound Healing?

Phillipp, it sounds like at least one layer of sutures have partially come apart (dehisced). This is usually not a problem provided that the closure... READ MORE

Should I Be Concernced That a Clinic Has Offered to Do my Upper Blepharoplasty? (Im 22)

Thanks for your question and photos. What you have found is that if you ask enough clinics/surgeons, you will eventually find one with enough hunger... READ MORE

Does the Nose Become Smaller As Scar Tissue Matures?

Most postoperative swelling after rhinoplasty (about 70-80%) will resolve in the first 2-3 months. Some residual swelling may be present, but it... READ MORE

What is the Best Alternative to a Face Lift?

Many physician offices and medical spas will promise you that they can improve the jowls and neck line with different treatments including fillers,... READ MORE

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When It's the Right Time to Get a Nose Job — The Doctor's Opinion

Dr. Paul K. Holden talks about rhinoplasty surgery and when he believes it is the right time to have surgery on your nose. WATCH VIDEO

Learn the Do's and Don'ts of Having More Than 1 Procedure at a Time

Dr. Paul K. Holden discusses the ability to have more than one surgical procedure at a time. He discusses when it is possible and when you should schedule them separately. WATCH VIDEO

Contacting Your Doctor After Surgery — Why It's Important Not to Wait

D. Paul K. Holden discusses contacting your doctor after your surgery and the importance of following up with your surgeon when you have question, even if the office is closed. WATCH VIDEO

Don't Suffer After Surgery — Why It's Important to Contact the Doctor

Dr. Paul K. Holden discusses communication after having plastic surgery. WATCH VIDEO

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