Ask the Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Repta: Maintaining a Youthful Appearance

Dr. Remus Repta, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon of Scottsdale, answers the questions that you, the public, have submitted. Dr. Repta and Arizona Foothills Magazine are excited to help bridge the void between the curious public and the expert for safe, informative, and real answers.

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Q.) What is the best procedure to begin in your mid 20’s to maintain flawless skin?

A.) Truly flawless skin that is free of sun damage, environmental exposure, wrinkles, scars, large pores, and full of the vitality that comes with perfect nutrition, hydration, and rest may, unfortunately only be achieved when we are mere babies. Life has a way of making our skin less than flawless no matter how much we try. With that said, however, there are some things that we can do in our twenties that can set us up to have near-flawless skin including:

-sunscreen and sun moderation

-mild peels that can be done at home

-proper hydration and rest


Since the skin is a dynamic loving entity, what it needs to be healthy will vary from time to time. Genetics is of course also at play and each individual will have different needs.  The best overall recommendation is to seek a consultation with a skin care expert and have them evaluate and design a skin care regimen for you and then reassess periodically.

Q.) What are some warning signs of a bad plastic surgery facility?

A.) I am a big believer in online reviews and ones own gut. These two alone will often steer you away from certain offices. In terms of plastic surgery operating rooms, I would look for one that is fully accredited such as AAAASF or AAAHC and ones that use fully trained, board certified anesthesiologists in addition to the board certification of your plastic surgeon.

Q.) What do you recommend for moms wanting to get their body back after having a baby?

A.) Babies unfortunately come with many changes to a woman’s body. The breasts, butt, and abdomen/waist tend to experience the most change during and after a pregnancy.  However, there are many options to rejuvenate and bring back the shape and appearance of these areas after having children including:

-Breast lift

-Breast augmentation (with implants or fat transfer)


-Tummy Tuck

-Buttock fat transfer (Brazilian buttock lift)

The key to making the right decisions with regards to plastic surgery after pregnancy is to:

-define and prioritize what bothers you the most

-define what you would like to accomplish

-choose a board certified plastic surgeon the has great before and after photos and online reviews

Babies may result in big changes to a woman’s body but there are great options to return it back to where it used to be and often even better.

Dr. Remus Repta

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