About Dr. Ptak

Dr. Jeffrey Ptak, Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon

Jeffrey J. Ptak MD, has practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery since 1987. He has extensive training and experience in cosmetic procedures involving the face, eyes, and body. His diverse reconstructive surgical experiences have enhanced his skills, and brought added dimension to his approach to the intricacies of aesthetic surgery. He is highly qualified to perform a full range of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.


Dr. Jeffrey Ptak, Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon“My goal is to accomplish your objectives with the most natural result possible. I encourage you to ask questions, be involved and become educated. Your situation and the emotions you bring to it are unique, and together we will address every one of your concerns. It is important to me that we have a real partnership, and share confidence and trust as we move toward restoring your beauty and renewing your strength.”
—Dr. Ptak

If cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is a decision you have made, it is important to know that the success of your procedure is greatly dependent on the quality of your surgeon. Any licensed physician can advertise as a cosmetic surgeon whether or not they have had any relevant training. As a board certified plastic surgeon specialist since 1985, Dr. Ptak has extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the face, eyes and body. He utilizes the most advanced surgical methods and facilities. As a respected academic instructor and lecturer in his field, he is able to bring the newest, most advantageous technologies to his patients.

Dr. Jeffrey Ptak’s Plastic Surgeon Credentials


Stanford University, BA Degree, 1972

School of Medicine

Michigan State University, MD Degree, 1980

General Surgery Internship & Residency

Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona – Chief Resident, 1985

Plastic Surgery Internship & Internship

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1987

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery 1989

Academic/Leadership Accomplishments

  • Instructor in Plastic Surgery, Mayo Medical School, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Co-developer of professional computerized digital-imaging system.
  • Regular course instructor and lecturer on many plastic surgery topics & scientific technologies.
  • Has written many scientific articles in the field of plastic surgery.

Professional Organizations

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery memberAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Arizona Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Arizona Medical Association

Community Service/Special Projects

Founder X-Tattoo, Gang Tattoo Laser Removal Project with Phoenix Police, Parks and Rotary 100

Dr. Ptak is proud to have started the X-Tattoo Program to help former gang members and others with gang-related “branding” remove their tattoos and get a new start. The often visible tattoos gangs brand their members with make it nearly impossible for former members to get a decent job, or even find respect in the broader community.

In exchange for community service by the patient, Dr. Ptak used modern technology to remove these tattoos with hardly a trace, and help give these young people a fresh start. To date, hundreds of former gang members who couldn’t otherwise afford to have their tattoos removed have been given a new opportunity.

Although Dr. Ptak is no longer involved in the program, other board certified plastic surgeons have taken over. If you would like to participate in X-Tattoo, please call 602-262-7370.

Development of Plastic Surgery Exchange Program with Peoples Republic of China: November 1990