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Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John J. Corey has practiced in Arizona, since 1993 – beginning his practice immediately after completing his residency at the Medical College of Georgia and further cosmetic surgery training in Brazil. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Corey has been voted one of the top doctors in plastic surgery by Maricopa County physicians in a CBS Channel 5 poll and by his peers in the yearly "Top Doc" edition of Phoenix Magazine.


Dr. Corey frequently lectures at Arizona State University, and he is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. Dr. Corey is also one of the most respected and sought-after faculty members at the Osler Institute, which provides hands-on review for practicing plastic surgeons worldwide who are preparing for their own board-certification. 


Dr. Corey draws on his extensive training both in Brazil and here in the United States. After graduating from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine and fulfilling prerequisite training in general surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Dr. Corey entered the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta to begin his plastic surgery residency. It was there that Dr. Corey met Dr. Renato Saltz, one of his professors, who introduced him to some of the surgical ideas and concepts of Brazil.

Intrigued by the Brazilian approach to plastic surgery, Dr. Corey traveled to the country in July 1993 to study in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Porto Allegre and Belo Horizonte, spending involved and intense surgical training with some of the world's experts in aesthetic surgery. His training there taught him to view plastic surgery from a more artistic standpoint.

Our Scottsdale plastic surgeon explains that there are several reasons why the Brazilian approach is somewhat different from that of many American surgeons. "Brazilians seem to have more of an artistic eye, not relying on the same measurement for every woman. We Americans have a tendency to be very technical. We want to know exactly how much to contour and how much to measure. Brazilians seem to approach procedures more artistically. They really believe in sculpting the form and creating curves and lines of the feminine shape. Ultimately, this approach appeals more to my philosophy, helping me provide a balanced approach to surgical beauty."

There are multiple procedures where Dr. Corey specifically calls upon the techniques learned in Brazil and many where he has formed his own hybrid of both countries to adapt to the different populations. Dr. Corey feels he gets the great Tummy Tuck results seen because of the different type of suturing he does to the abdominal wall, being much more aggressive than what he learned in the U.S. He feels the same way with his breast lift technique. Many techniques learned and used in the United States try to keep and use the least supportive part of the breast in a lifting procedure and as Dr. Corey learned in Brazil, it is this part of the breast that should not be depended upon for support. Dr. Corey feels that adherence to just this one principle makes a big difference!



  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT), 1981
  • University of Utah School of Medicine, 1986



  • General Surgery, SW Michigan Area Health Education Center; 1987
  • General Surgery, SW Michigan Area Health Education Center; 1988
  • General Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center Residency Program; 1989
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery - Maricopa Medical Center Residency, 1990
  • Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Georgia Plastic Surgery; 1993



  • Hand Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center Residency Program; 1991


Hospital Affiliations:

  • Chief – Division of Plastic Surgery (1994-99)
  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center; Phoenix, AZ
  • Chief – Division of Hand Surgery (1996-98)
  • Scottsdale Memorial Hospital – Osborn; Scottsdale, AZ



Contact Info:

10210 N 92nd Street, Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 855-215-6176



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Dr. John J. Corey - America's Top 50 Doctors - Plastic Surgeon - Arizona

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