I had gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Zavala in June of 2017. My results were not good. I developed a crater deformity due to over-resection of the breast tissue as well as a hypertrophic scar under the areola. The staff were friendly, but the post-op consultations were hastily done and uncoordinated like one reviewer has already pointed out. I’m disappointed in the outcome and wished things turned out better.
I pondered why this happened and discovered that Dr. Zavala, the director of Ciao Bella and who performed my surgery, is not a board certified plastic surgeon.
I was assured that he could fix the problems, but the proposed solution was too hasty of one and didn’t align with my research as well as other board certified plastic surgeons have suggested. He also failed to point out any potential consequences for fat grafting and donor site placement.
I’m not saying that you won’t get a good result here and that Dr. Zavala does not have good intentions. I’m merely pointing out the qualifications and what you could expect from this establishment. You get one body for your entire life. Do you want someone who isn’t highly trained and certified to touch your body? Be sure to do your research and consult multiple actual board certified plastic surgeons.
I think it is also fair to point out that a prior patient of Dr. Zavala died after a liposuction procedure at this facility. I had to dig a bit, but if you search for case #MD-13-0426A, you will find the information regarding the matter on the Arizona Medical Board.