Bendy K. So MD, FACS
About the Practice
Dr. So's practice philosophy and mission is to provide the best and most effectively safe technique in the field of cosmetic surgery.
He believes that cosmetic surgery is an art form for the human body delivered with the latest proven scientific techniques. He is an artist of the human body, which can be refined with the utmost attention to detail of the execution of the surgery and care of his patients.
Dr. So has an art minor degree in his undergraduate education with devote interest in the arts. He was a former member of the board of both the Phoenix Art Museum and the Arizona School for the Arts.
Dr. So is a good listener looking forward to have you entrusted in your cosmetic need and in his care.
Dr. So regularly performs the procedures listed below. Please contact our office to set up a consultation with the doctor regarding any of these topics:
Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Endoscopic Brow lift
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Breast Augmentation (Enhancement)
Rhinoplasty (Surgery of the Nose)
"Thank you...for being so kind, caring, and thoughtful to my mother." L.E.
"Dr So did my surgery...with care, confidence, and precision...thankful for your witty, human side...they have made you a true physician-not just a surgeon." L.M.
"Thank you for your wonderful care and concern. The medical profession like everything else, seems to be losing its personal commitment to its patients - this is certainly not the case with you both and your staff - the care you show for your patients is certainly as important as the skill that you have always demonstrated." Kathy
"Thank you again for your professional manner, fine care, and expert technique. Truly you are an artist, even more than a doctor! Already you have greatly improved my self image and the quality of my life for years to come." J.I.
"Thank you for being so caring and having a such a supportive staff." K.C.
" There are just no words for me to use in expressing my appreciation to you. Having you as my doctor for my recent surgery was the most wonderful experience. Your caring manner, your attention to detail, and of cause - the wonderful result - are all part of what makes you an extraordinary person and doctor." Ann
"What a team you are!" A.H.
"Let me take a moment to thank you all for a job "well done". You have all been so kind, attentive, and canny since my decision to have my surgery. I can never have asked for a better group of individuals to follow me through this journey. As for the result, I am delighted - you are truly gifted Dr. So and I thank you once again for being so skilled in your field. I really feel like a new person." T.N.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1984
American Board of Surgery, 1983
National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat , 1976
M.D. Doctor of Medicine Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 1976
Honors: Miller Scholarship Grant Award
General Surgery Internship at Grace Harbor Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1977
General Surgery Residency at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, 1978 -1981
Plastic Surgery Chief Resident: Phoenix Plastic Surgery Residency at Maricopa County
Medical Center and Arizona Children's Hospital, 1981 - 1983
Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship at University of Louisville, 1983 -1984
Affiliations & Memberships
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Lipoplasty Society of North America
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
American Association for Hand Surgery
Fellow of American College of Surgeons
Fellow of International College of Surgeons
American Medical Association-delegate member
Maricopa County Plastic Surgery Society
Staff & Facilities
As a special feature of your initial consultation with Dr. So, we offer a full Computer Imaging session with the state-of-the-art Mirror 2000 Imaging Program. This is a valuable tool specifically designed to educate and guide you through the steps of your surgery. This offers you an opportunity to discuss your desires through illustration and improves communication between you and the surgeon.
Skin Care Products
The Aesthetic Skin Rejuvenation Institute
Promoting Healthy Skin With The Latest Corrective Technology
The Aesthetic Skin Rejuvenation Institute is pleased to offer products and services designed to promote healthy skin and reverse the visible signs of aging. Our Paramedical Skin Correction Specialists will customize programs designed to meet your skin health needs.
Why Choose Our Paramedical Skin Correction Specialists?
Our Paramedical Skin Correction Specialists are Licensed Aestheticians trained to work in a clinical setting and alongside a doctor. Our Paramedical Skin Correction Specialists have additional advanced practical and theoretical training and experience in corrective skin care of the face and body, ethnic skin care, and pre-operative and postoperative skin care. This specialized training and experience allows them to effectively treat acne, acne scarring, edema, aging skin, wrinkled skin, discolored skin, smoker's skin, sun-damaged skin, cellulite and slacking skin using the latest corrective skin care technology, massage techniques and medical skin care products. Our Paramedical Skin Correction Specialists will help cosmetic surgery patients maintain their new look for years to come.
Complementary Skin Care Analysis with a Paramedical Skin Care Specialist
Please note that all of the above treatments and medical product purchases require a consultation with a Paramedical Skin Care Specialist. Please arrive 15 minutes early the day of your treatment to complete the necessary consent forms.
The Aesthetic Skin Rejuvenation Institute is pleased to offer the following retail skin care products:
Obagi Medical Products®
Physician's Choice of Arizona®