Phoenix, Arizona (May 2009) – Excellence and personalized care are the goals of most board-certified plastic surgeons, but one Paradise Valley plastic surgeon has recently been recognized for exceptional achievements in these areas. Dr. Robert Cohen, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has been named a “Top Doc” in recognition of his achievements in cosmetic plastic surgery. Phoenix Magazine awards this honor to a select few local leaders in various medical specialties on the basis of recommendations by their colleagues.
“I’m very honored to receive this recognition,” says Dr. Cohen. “As a surgeon performing plastic surgery in Phoenix, I am always striving for the best possible care and results for my patients, and I am proud to see my practice recognized for the level of high quality care my staff and I have been able to offer.”
Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doc recognitions are awarded on a yearly basis, based on a peer-review survey that asks Phoenix area medical professionals to identify the best practitioners in their field. Phoenix Magazine then researches each nominee to verify his or her good standing with the relevant medical boards, before publishing the final directory of the year’s award winners along with biographical profiles of a select few.
While the selection process focuses mainly on the doctors’ expertise and standards for care, Dr. Cohen explains that quality plastic surgery in Phoenix also requires the experience and commitment to address each patient’s needs as an individual.
“Many cosmetic surgeons offer the ‘standard’ procedures in basically the same ways for every patient,” says Dr. Cohen. “However, I have found that for breast enhancement, it is especially important to adapt the procedure to match the patient’s needs very closely. This requires the surgeon to take the time to understand the patient’s perspective and goals, and also have the skill to customize the surgical process to make sure the results look completely natural for their physique.”
Dr. Cohen performs a high number of complex “mommy makeovers,” multiple-procedure enhancements that reverse physical effects of pregnancy through procedures like tummy tuck and breast augmentation for Phoenix patients. He also offers extensive options for facial and body enhancement, in addition to technologically advanced procedures such as laser-assisted breast lift, a relatively new technique that is available from only a few surgeons across the country.
“For me, plastic surgery is not an assembly-line type of process,” notes Dr. Cohen. “To provide the highest level of quality, I listen carefully to each of my patients’ particular concerns, which allows me to customize and combine techniques that specifically address each unique set of goals. The end point of any truly successful cosmetic surgery is not only a beautiful and natural-looking result, but a happy and revitalized patient. This, in conjunction with a focus on safety and excellent service, is the goal my staff and I strive to meet with each patient, every day.”