Scottsdale – The West’s most western town – is located in the eastern region of Arizona’s Maricopa County and is a part of the Greater Phoenix Area. The city was named after a retired Army chaplain (Winfield Scott) in 1894 and later incorporated in 1951. Scottsdale had a population of 258,069 based on 2019 estimates by the U.S Census Bureau. It is 31 miles long and about 11 miles wide. This Arizona city is bordered by Phoenix (11 miles away) and Paradise Valley (4 miles away) on the west, Tonto National Forest (9 miles away) on the northern boundary, and Tempe (6 miles away) on its southern boundary.

Loop 101 – also known as State Route 101 – provides convenient freeways access to Metropolitan Phoenix. Scottsdale is home to the Scottsdale Municipal Airport – a single runway facility that serves both tour and commuter flights. Commercial air travel to the city is available via the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. There is a public bus service operated by Valley Metro for transit in the city.

The Scottsdale climate is primarily arid with mild to warm winters and very hot summers. There are an average of 299 sunny days each year in Scottsdale. The lowest temperature ever recorded in the area was −8.9 °C more than 100 years ago. The highest temperature was 50 °C captured in 1990. March, April, and November are the most comfortable months to be in Scottsdale while July and August are the least pleasant.

Scottsdale has a vibrant arts and culture atmosphere, with the Scottsdale Arts Festival held each year. Downtown Scottsdale offers one of the highest concentrations of museums, studios, and galleries in the country, which are open to the public. The Scottsdale Arts District offers a diverse collection of styles and genres. Notable annual events and fairs include the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale Jaycees Parada del Sol, the Barrett-Jackson Auto Show, and the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Some TV shows that have depicted the city’s affluent culture include the Tuesday Night Book Club and My Super Sweet 16.

There are numerous attractions and recreations that are popular with both locals and visitors from out of state. Some quick examples include the recently completed Great Wolf Lodge water park, the Talking Stick Resort, the Butterfly Wonderland, and Scottsdale Fashion Square. For sports enthusiasts, the Scottsdale Stadium is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and also hosts the Scottsdale Scorpions baseball team. The lush desert landscape offers unlimited opportunities for outdoor buffs. You may watch the sunrise while riding a hot air balloon or hike the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Parks available to Scottsdale residents include Chaparral Park, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and Eldorado Park.

Welcome to Scottsdale, AZ

Visitors from neighboring cities and out of state can indulge in a variety of activities and enjoy some of the best hotels and parks. Dr. Oren Tessler welcomes both locals and out-of-town visitors to his plastic surgery offices in Scottsdale and Phoenix, where we can recommend some of the best hotels and share valuable information for getting around the city. Dr. Tessler offers a variety of surgical and minimally-invasive procedures. He has worked with countless locals as well as patients who are new in Scottsdale. Our entire team enjoys living and working in Scottsdale and will be more than willing to make your stay in the city even more enticing. We want you to have the best time possible during your planned visit for cosmetic or reconstructive procedures. If you would like to plan your visit to Scottsdale ahead of time, give us a call.


About Dr. Oren Tessler

Dr. Tessler is double board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His uniquely broad clinical and academic experience lets him see the big picture and achieve optimal results for his patients. Dr. Tessler’s passion lies in restoring form and function. His outcomes have been recognized by multiple national and international societies and peer-reviewed academic journals, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is proficient in multiple plastic surgery techniques, including breast reconstruction surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, migraine relief surgery, cosmetic surgery, and body contouring,