Dr. Larson is a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Larson Plastic Surgery. He specializes in a wide range of breast, face, and body aesthetic surgery and has been voted one of Arizona's top 10 plastic surgeons. Dr. Larson is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeryand he is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Because of his meticulous, precise surgical techniques and use of the most state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Larson is sought out by patients both regionally and worldwide for his skill, knowledge, experience, and expertise. He has an extremely high customer satisfaction rating as seen on Healthgrades, Vitals, and Google.
Dr. Larson has a distinguished academic background. He graduated summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in both psychology and microbiology from the University of Arizona, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Larson graduated with the highest academic distinction and was the Outstanding Senior of the year in the College of Microbiological Science.
Dr. Larson served as a distinguished NASA Space Grant research fellow in the field of genetics in plant biomes. He was a Dean’s scholar at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he was selected as the Outstanding Student in Surgery, and where he graduated with honors at the top of his class in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Throughout his time at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he volunteered his time and talents in clinics devoted to underserved communities, and Dr. Larson received the Arnold P. Gould award for humanitarianism in medicine.
After completing his undergraduate degrees and medical school with the University of Arizona, Dr. Larson completed his internship and residency at Georgetown University with Dr. Scott Spear and Dr. Maurice Nahabedian, both renowned cosmetic and breast reconstruction surgeons. Dr. Larson went on to train under Dr. Peter Neligan, a world-famous microsurgeon at the University of Washington in Seattle, before returning to Arizona.
Dr. Larson is committed to advancing the science and art of plastic surgery. Dr. Larson is also the former Chief of Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery at the University of Arizona. He works as an assistant clinical professor with dual faculty appointments in surgery and orthopedics and continues to teach and mentor medical students and surgical residents. He has authored numerous peer reviewed scientific papers and book chapters covering topics from ethical surgery to breast reconstruction and surgical treatment of Lipedema.
As one of the top breast surgeons in Arizona, Dr. Larson's background involves extensive training with the country's most experienced and respected breast surgeons. Dr. Larson's fat grafting and breast implant procedures ensure the highest quality and patient satisfaction. In addition to breast augmentations, Dr. Larson performs many other cosmetic procedures, including mommy makeovers, Brazilian Butt lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and the Larson Laser Lift.
Dr. Larson is nationally recognized for his work with the transgender community, with patients who travel across the country or around the world seeking his experienced management. Dr. Larson specializes in gender affirmation surgery of the breast, including female to male and male to female reassignment surgery, and is one of very few doctors with the skill to offer non-binary top surgery. He performs over 100 cases per year with a low complication rate and the most satisfactory surgical outcomes possible in chest appearance and treatment of the underlying gender dysphoria. He also works with the University of Arizona on research to optimize these patients' long-term outcomes and mental health.
Dr. Larson is a national expert in the surgical treatment of lipedema, a devastating disease that tremendously impacts a patient's mobility, health and psychological well-being. Dr. Larson has drafted the US consensus statement on treating this disease. He is actively researching methods to optimize patient outcomes while minimizing surgical exposure. He is one of fewer than five Board Certified Plastic Surgeons nationally specializing in treating lipedema with outstanding outcomes. He is committed to achieving results in the fewest number of procedures. He has helped to establish the guidelines for the surgical care and management of lipedema in the United States and continues to work on optimizing patient outcomes and recovery from this illness.
Dr. Larson loves what he does and it shows. Both he and his entire staff are thoroughly committed not only to excellent surgical results but also to outstanding care and customer satisfaction. He is a perfectionist who strives to make every outcome as artful and aesthetic as possible.
As a leader in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Larson is proud to be a part of both helping people achieve their goals as doctors, and helping patients achieve their always-dreamed-of medical and cosmetic goals, all toward a better life and a brighter, happier future.