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Scott M Aaronson MD

Top Doctor: 2019 , 2020

Address : 1221 N Indian Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, California 92262

Phone : 760-325-5255

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Named a top doctor for 16 consecutive years, Dr. Aaronson is renowned for his outstanding medical expertise and compassionate care.

By Joan Page McKenna
Photography by Ethan Kaminsky

Combining surgical expertise with an artist’s gift for natural-looking results, Scott M. Aaronson, M.D., F.A.C.S., has spent more than three decades perfecting his craft. His precision work, which focuses on preserving the unique contours of each patient’s features, consistently places him among the shining talents in his field.

Dr. Aaronson has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Coachella Valley since 1984. For the past 16 consecutive years, he has been named a Top Plastic Surgeon in a study commissioned by Palm Springs Life, conducted by Castle Connolly, one of the nation’s most respected research firms.

At his 6,000-square-foot Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center, patients enjoy the expert, compassionate care that defines Dr. Aaronson’s practice, from the initial consultation through surgery and recovery.

The full-service center, located in Palm Springs across the street from Desert Regional Medical Center, offers two spacious operating rooms, exam rooms, acute and step-down recovery areas, an aesthetician treatment room, and two fully staffed overnight rooms.

We spoke with one of Dr. Aaronson’s patients, Cherrie Schaut, who is thrilled with her recent breast augmentation and lift. She told us how grateful she is for the outstanding care she received from start to finish.

Here’s her story:

Schaut, 26, lives in Yucca Valley and works for the state as an office technician while also studying to enter the registered nursing program. After she breastfed her son, who’s now 3 years old, Schaut was interested in seeking a breast augmentation and possibly a lift, which led her to Dr. Aaronson.

What was your first visit with Dr. Aaronson like?

When I went in for my consultation, I told Dr. Aaronson what I envisioned for my breasts and he was super patient with me. I had a million questions and he answered every single one of them. He took so much time with me and really listened to everything I had in mind. I knew he was the doctor I wanted.

Were you able to be seen right away?

I went in for my consultation mid-April of this year and scheduled my procedure for May 2, so I got in really quickly.

So, how much do you love Dr. Aaronson?

I do love him! I would recommend him to anybody. My sister will be scheduling her consultation with him next month. After seeing my results, she is really excited to see him.

How did the procedure go?

About one week before my surgery I had a pre-op appointment. Bonnie, the nurse at Dr. Aaronson’s office, gave me everything I needed. Dr. Aaronson’s staff was so helpful, reassuring and patient with me. My surgery took two and a half, maybe three hours, and it was only longer because I also had the breast lift. But it was in and out.

How was the recovery?

It was a lot easier than I’d expected. When I woke up, I felt perfectly fine. I wasn’t in any pain. At home, I was able to get up and walk around my house. I was pretty tired, so I just slept. By the third day, I was driving and completely off my pain medication.

What impact has this surgery had on your life?

Prior to this, I was afraid to be seen in a swimsuit because I was unhappy with my breasts. The first thing I did was go shopping. I’m no longer self-conscious about my breasts.

What advice do you have for anybody who’s considering a procedure with Dr. Aaronson?

I say, do it! I imagined what my breasts would look like after my surgery, and the results are even better than I had expected. What an amazing job he did! I wish I would’ve done it a long time ago, to be honest.

To determine if plastic surgery is right for you, please contact the Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Aaronson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami. He served his general surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine, and plastic surgery residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.

A Top Doctor For 16 Consecutive Years

Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center
1221 N. Indian Canyon Drive
(across from Desert Regional Medical Center)
Palm Springs, CA 92262


  • Scott M Aaronson MD FACS

    Scott M Aaronson MD FACS

  • One month following her procedure for breast augmentation and lift, Dr. Aaronson's patient Cherrie Schaut feels confident wearing a swimsuit poolside.

    One month following her procedure for breast augmentation and lift, Dr. Aaronson's patient Cherrie Schaut feels confident wearing a swimsuit poolside.