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Cheri A. Ong, MD, FACS

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Cheri A. Ong, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Ong is a vibrant surgeon with over 8 years experience in plastic surgery focusing on the breast, aesthetic labial, and vaginal rejuvenation.

A Leader in Women’s Health

As a passionate advocate for women’s health, Dr. Ong continually strives to push the bar for excellence in her outcomes. Differentiating herself from other plastic surgeons, she approaches reconstruction as a continuum in life.

A Continual Student

Dr. Ong is actively engaged in educating herself on the newest innovation and procedures focused on female rejuvenation.

She has vast experience in radio frequency technology, being one of the first 30 physicians in the world to adopt and utilize THERMIRF™ technology in skin tightening. Today, she uses that experience to treat patients in conjunction with liposuction as temperature controlled specific skin tightening to further exceed the results obtained from liposuction alone.

Dr. Ong was the first surgeon in the state of Arizona to learn, use and refine THERMIVA™. She is recognized as a pioneer on the leading edge of female rejuvenation. Her extensive training and years of experience working with the initial rollout of the THERMIRF™ temperature radio-frequency device helped to create effective, safe and solution oriented results.

A Thoughtful Listener

After active engagement with each patient, a carefully detailed treatment plan begins prior to surgery, utilizing functional medicine and continues well beyond the procedure. She utilizes nutrition, supplements and other proven tools based on her knowledge and experience to achieve excellent outcomes.

An Empathetic Creative Mind

Dr. Ong understands the emotional impact that these profound changes can have, and makes it her priority to devote the time to understand your lifestyle and desired outcome and goals to determine what procedures are right for you.

An Integrative Teamwork Approach

As a specialist in breast surgery and breast cancer reconstruction surgery, Dr. Ong has extensive experience working closely with cancer treatment teams to ensure that patients obtain the best aesthetic outcome without compromising their cancer treatment.

A Passionate Soul

Dr. Ong’s personal belief is that confidence is the key to making a person attractive, and she strives to instill this confidence in each patient she works with.  As a woman, Dr. Ong understands the emotional impact plastic surgery can have, and she makes it her priority to take the time to understand your lifestyle and your outcome goals to determine what procedures are right for you.

Professional Experience Physician

  • Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health, Scottsdale, AZ. – current Physician
  • Gawley Plastic Surgery, Scottsdale, AZ. 2014-2015. Physician
  • The Institute for Plastic Surgery, Tucson, AZ 2008-2014. Physician

Reconstruction

Dr. Ong leads a skilled and nurturing breast reconstructive practice. She utilizes a team approach, and skills learned from multidisciplinary conferences to ensure best patient outcomes in breast cancer reconstruction.

  • Member of tumor board conference Honor Health Systems, Pinnacle Oncology and Solis Mammography Scottsdale.
  • Honor Health Breast Program Leadership Committee

Aesthetic

A leading advocate of a comprehensive approach in aesthetic medicine coupled with surgical and non-surgical options.

Dr. Ong has extensive experience in utilizing various lasers and radio frequency devices. She utilizes advanced techniques in aesthetic surgical gynecology, female health and regenerative medicine.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Honor Health: Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, Thompson Peak Medical Center, Deer Valley Medical Center, John C Lincoln Medical Center.
  • Banner Hospitals: University Medical Center

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Active membership)
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Candidate membership)
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow membership)
  • Institute of Functional Medicine (Member)

Education

After receiving an undergraduate degree from Taylor’s College of Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Ong attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and subsequently completed a general surgery residency at the University of Arizona and a general surgery internship at the University of Hawaii.

To achieve highest standards in feminine rejuvenation, Dr. Ong trained with Dr. Red Alinsod, a world renowned urogynecologist. His advanced surgical techniques in aesthetic labial procedures, utilizing radiosurgery, have taken more than 25 years to refine.

As the Chief Resident during her final year, Dr. Ong completed her training in plastic surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. At Vanderbilt University she had the privilege to train amongst some of the finest plastic surgeons in the country including Patrick Maxwell, MD; one of the pioneers and inventors in the field of breast surgery and breast implants. Dr. Maxwell was instrumental in the development of breast implants available in the market today.

Other Interests

When Dr. Ong isn’t in the office, she is a triathlon competitor, who also enjoys kite boarding and snowboarding.

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