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Phoenix Magazine Top Doctors of 2022
Dr. Deborah White is pleased to announce that she has been named a Top Doctor for 2022 by Phoenix Magazine. Phoenix Magazine editors spend countless hours reviewing the records of top doctors on the Arizona Medical Board. Dr. Deborah White has once again made the list of top doctors in Phoenix from a list of 62,277 physicians.
On January 3rd, Dr. Deborah White will be interviewed on an episode of the Arizona Physician Podcast. This interview covers Dr. White’s experiences with practicing medicine in Scottsdale during the COVID-10 pandemic. Click here to listen.
Dr. Deborah White
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah White has decades of experience performing numerous plastic-surgery procedures for patients in the Scottsdale area. Dr. White specializes in cosmetic face and body procedures, including breast procedures and post-bariatric body contouring.
Dr. White went to medical school at the University of Arizona and completed General Surgery and Plastic Surgery training in Phoenix. She had her Plastic Surgery residency at the University of New Mexico and a fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery and Breast Surgery in Nashville.
Dr. White was President of the Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons and President of the Rocky Mountain Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. She has made numerous television appearances and has been published in several publications.
What Is the Arizona Physician Podcast?
The Arizona Physician Podcast is the official podcast of Arizona Physician magazine. This podcast features interviews with physicians covering a wide variety of topics relating to health and medicine in Arizona. It is hosted by John McElligott, Executive Director of the Maricopa County Medical Society (MCMS).
This podcast comes out twice a month and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and Amazon Podcasts. Learn more at the podcast’s official website: http://arizonaphysician.com/podcast/.
Arizona Physician magazine features a number of healthcare topics and is read by over 12,000 physicians in Maricopa County.
Dr. White was featured in Top Doctors Magazine Campaign.
The Top Doctors series features Physicians who have been peer-nominated and selected by the nation’s leading providers of information on Top Doctors such as: Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Super Doctors, Best Doctors Inc. and many city magazines that run peer-nominated Top Doctors issues such as: New York magazine’s “Best Doctors”, Chicago magazine’s “Top Doctors”, etc.”
Plastic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss
Excerpt from msnbc.com — March 4, 2004
Not just about vanity
For some weight-loss surgery patients, a body lift isn’t about vanity or for simply cosmetic purposes. Hanging folds of flesh around the abdomen can cause rashes, chronic infections, hygiene problems and difficulties with exercising. These people may have conquered the health problems like diabetes that accompany excessive weight, but their clothes still don’t fit properly.
“The profound effect is on body image,” says Dr. J. Peter Rubin, director of the Life After Weight Loss Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a center which specializes in body contouring and counseling. “The plastic surgery after weight loss can have just as powerful an effect on someone as the gastric bypass.”
Not every person who has a weight-loss operation will see the need for additional surgery to counteract skin laxity. Age and genetics play a part, with older patients and those whose weight tops 400 pounds being the most likely candidates, plastic surgeons say.
The most common procedure is the tummy tuck, or the abdominoplasty, an operation designed to remove the “apron” of skin hanging from the stomach. Some people have skin removed from their sides and back, and their buttocks reshaped.
Other weight-loss patients may need a lower body lift, which includes lifting the skin up from the knees almost like pulling up a pair of pants, says Dr. Deborah White, a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Ariz. Some may need tightening and lifting in their upper arms, the chest or breasts.
“A person’s arms may not go into the sleeves of their clothes because there’s too much extra skin,” says White.
Most of the skin-lifting procedures are scheduled about a year to 18 months after a patient’s gastric bypass so that the majority of the weight has already been lost.