Frequently Asked Questions

1) How do I select a Plastic surgeon?

2) Is Dr Robles Board certified?

3) Am I a good candidate for plastic surgery?

4) Do I have to pay for a consultation?

5) Is the surgery performed in an accredited surgical facility?

6) Is the surgery done under local or general anesthesia?

7) Who performs the general anesthesia?

8) Does Dr. Robles use pain pumps after the surgery?

9) When do I see Dr. Robles for a follow up after the surgery?

10) Does Dr Robles have any malpractice claims against him?


1) How do I select a Plastic surgeon?

Make sure you look at the credentials of the plastic surgeon. A board certified Plastic Surgeon, boarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, has done a residency for 7-8 years in an accredited plastic surgery program, after finishing medical school. Board certified plastic surgeons do the same number of years in residency as Neurosurgeons (Brain) and Cardiothoracic (Heart) Surgeons. Back to Top

2) Is Dr. Robles Board certified?

Yes. Dr. Robles did his Plastic Surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.Back to Top

3) Am I a good candidate for plastic surgery?

Everybody is a good candidate as long as they have realistic expectations of their results. Very few medical conditions will prevent patients from having plastic surgery. As long as the Plastic Surgeon is aware of the medical conditions and appropriately addresses them before the surgery, most patients will recover without complications.Back to Top

4) Do I have to pay for a consultation?

Dr. Robles does complimentary consultations. He believes that every patient considering plastic surgery should be able to be evaluated and educated, without having to pay for it. Dr. Robles takes the opportunity during the consultation to educate and answer all of the patients questions, this ensures patients proceed with surgery with excitement knowing what to expect before,during and after their procedure.Back to Top

5) Is the surgery performed in an accredited surgical facility?

Yes. Dr. Robles does his surgeries in a facility accredited by the State of Arizona. He does not operate in his office. Dr. Robles wants his patients to be safe throughout the surgery and this can only occur in a facility that has all the monitors and personnel to achieve this.Back to Top

6) Is the surgery done under local or general anesthesia?

The risks of performing plastic surgery procedures under local anesthesia is very high. Local anesthesia medication has lidocaine and epinephrine which can cause the heart rate to increase and potentially cause the heart to go into a fatal heart rate. Also, local anesthesia can not fully numb up the area where the surgery is done, so patients will feel pain during the surgery.

The safest way to perform plastic surgery procedures is with general anesthesia. The medications used during general anesthesia are very safe and are removed from your body very fast. So , the after effects of general anesthesia are very short. Also, Dr. Robles, by using a precise surgical technique during all of his surgeries, ensures less general anesthesia will be used during the surgeries, this allows patients a rapid recovery.
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7) Who performs the general anesthesia?

An M.D. Anesthesiologist, with over 30 years experience performs the general anesthesia.Back to Top

8) Does Dr. Robles use pain pumps after the surgery?

No. Dr. Robles uses precise surgical technique in all of his surgeries and does not use any blunt dissection. When blunt surgical technique is used during the surgery, pain pumps are needed.Back to Top

9) When do I see Dr. Robles for a follow up after the surgery?

Dr. Robles sees all of his patients on their follow up visit which is between 1 day after the surgery to 7 days. Dr Robles wants his patients to have an exceptional experience throughout the recovery process, he ensures this by making sure he is the only one that evaluates his patients after the surgeries.Back to Top

10) Does Dr. Robles have any malpractice claims against him?

No, Dr. Robles has been performing plastic surgeries for 11 years and is proud to have no malpractice claims against him. Visit www.azmd.gov to see Dr. Robles record.Back to Top