Dr. Carlos Mata, aka Dr. Scottsdale®, is a bilingual Harvard-trained board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ. He believes in “Be your OWN kind of beautiful” meaning taking the personal image of “beautiful” in his patient’s eyes and bringing it to life through surgical sculpting. Dr. Mata also believes in giving back, every year he goes on medical mission trips in third world countries to help those in need. Dr. Scottsdale® is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ, who performed over 20,000 surgical procedures in Miami, Boston, Houston, and the Scottsdale Metropolitan area. He specializes in the fields of facial rejuvenation, breast procedures, and body contouring. From 2014 to 2018 Dr. Mata was voted each year by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of "America’s Top Surgeons." Dr. Mata was also named a 2016 and 2017 RealSelf 100 winner. His commitment to patient education has placed him in the top 1% of RealSelf doctors.
Dr. Carlos Mata is skilled in facial aesthetic procedures such as brow lifts, eyelid surgery, nose surgery, and full and mini facelifts. He also performs, in his surgical center in Scottsdale, AZ, breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction surgeries. Dr. Scottsdale® is well-known for body contouring procedures, such as tummy tucks, liposuction, mommy makeover, Brazilian Butt Lift, and after weight-loss surgeries. He also offers skin rejuvenation treatments, injectables, skin tightening, sexual enhancement, and much more non-surgical services.His philosophy emphasizes compassionate care, service beyond expectation, and the strongest desire to do what is best for his patients. He believes that every patient is special and unique. Dr. Mata will always preserve the privacy and dignity of all his patients while delivering first-class results.
After graduating with cum laude honors from Texas A&M with a degree in biomedical science, Dr. Mata earned an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he received Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Mata received his prestigious plastic surgery training at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Saint Joseph Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, as well Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. While performing thousands of procedures at these institutions, Dr. Mata also trained in Miami, FL focusing on aesthetic surgery with the world’s leading experts in rhytidectomy (facelift), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and breast surgery (augmentations, reductions, and lifts) as well as detailed teaching in the fine art of injectables (BOTOX, dermal fillers, and more).
Dr. Mata has also trained in several Children’s Hospitals, such as Children’s Hospital Boston, MA, Dell Children Medical Center in Austin, TX, and Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX. He obtained a fellowship in craniofacial surgery in an esteemed institution that would have included time in Paris, France. However, the United States government needed Dr. Mata sooner than anticipated. He became a Major in the United States Army practicing at Eglin Air Force Base as the Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His special training at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX taught him the skills necessary to treat America’s wounded warriors and their families.
Dr. Carlos Mata talks about his experience in the Army and his passion for the alto sax
2012-Present – Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2012-Present – Member of American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
2011-Present – Candidate Member of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
2011-Present – Member of Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
2011-Present – Blocker-Lewis Plastic Surgery Society
2011-Present – Singleton Surgical Society
2011 – Candidate Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2011 – Candidate Member of American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
2005-2011 – Resident Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2005-2011 – Resident Member of American College of Surgeons
2002-2011 – Resident Member of the American Medical Association
2001-2005 – American Medical Student Association, recruit chairperson
2002 – Pediatric Student Society, member
2001-2005 – United Latin American Medical Students (ULAMS), social chairperson
2001-2003 – Student Psychiatry Association, public relations chairperson
2016-2017 – RealSelf 100 winner
2014-2015-2016-2017-2018 – America's Top Surgeons, Consumers Research Council of America
2011 – Group Solidario Orellama – Hands Across the World
2008 – Excellence in Student Teaching
2005 – Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges – University of Texas Medical Branch
2004 – Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2004 – Anderson Scholarship
2004 – Most Outstanding Tutor Award
2003 – Miller Scholarship, Anderson Scholarship
2001-2002 – Health Professionals Scholarship (Military)
2001, 2004 – Curtis Memorial Scholarship
2001 – Cum Laude, Texas A & M University
2001 – Who’s Who Among College Students
2001 – Golden Key National Honor Society-honoree
2000-2001 – Order of Omega-Greek National Honor Society Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
1998-2005 – National Collegiate Scholar
1997-2002 – National Hispanic Scholarship
1997-2001 – President’s Achievement Scholarship-Texas A&M University
Distinguished Achievement Award-Texas A&M University
Dean’s List, Texas A&M University
Mata, Carlos. M.D., Kelly, P., Da Silveria, A. (2010) Chronic Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation By Mandibular Distraction in a Patient with Melnick-Needles Syndrome. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, (1):174-6.
Mata, Carlos. M.D., Al-Haj, I., Huang, T. A Pediatric Case of Left Hemifacial Necrotizing Fasciitis. Shriners Children’s Hospital, Galveston, TX.
Mata, Carlos. M.D., Gould, Lisa M.D., Ph.D., Phillips, Linda, M.D. The effects of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) on Macrophages. Student Research Poster Session. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.
Mata, Carlos. M.D. Craniofacial Processes. (2011). University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Grand Rounds.
Mata, Carlos. M.D. Rhinoplasty Options. (2010). St Joseph Medical Center, Houston, TX, Grand Rounds.
Mata, Carlos. M.D. A Case of Left Hemifacial Necrotizing Fasciitis. (2008). Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Grand Rounds.
Mata, Carlos. M.D. Breast Reduction Options. (2008). University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Grand Rounds.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Dell, K. Treatment of Chronic TMJ Dislocation by Mandibular Distraction in a Patient with Melnick-Needles Syndrome. Children’s Hospital. Austin, TX, 2009.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Al-Haj, I, Huang, T. A Pediatric Case of Left Hemifacial Necrotizing Fasciitis. Shriners Children’s Hospital. Galveston, TX, 2008.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Gould, Lisa M.D., Ph.D. The Effects of LED on Angiogenesis in the Rat Aortic Ring Model. University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, TX, 2004.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Phillips, Linda M.D., Herdon, David M.D. Diabetic rats and the effects on insulin absorption with the LED. University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, TX, 2004.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Soloway, Roger M.D. Portal Pressure Via Linear Curve and Other Measurements. University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, TX, 2003.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Gould, Lisa M.D. The Ischemic Bi-Pedicle Flap on Rats With and Without a Silicone Flap. University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, TX, 2002-2004.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Gould, Lisa M.D., Phillips, Linda M.D. The Effects of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) on Macrophages. University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, TX, 2002.
2012 – Military Medical Mission Trip – Cuenca, Ecuador
2012 – Lao Rehabilitation Foundation – Medical Mission trip to Oudomxay, Laos
2011 – Hands Across the World – Medical Mission trip to Cocoa, Ecuador
2003-2005 – Newman Center - Cooking for Christian medical students
2002 – Tar Wars by the American Medical Student Association – Teaching 4th graders about the dangers of smoking
2001-2005 – St. Vincent’s Indigent Clinic- Medical student doctor
Born in Erie, PA, Dr. Mata grew up enjoying and playing intramural basketball and football. He has an eagerness to try new activities and make new friends. Dr. Mata speaks fluent Spanish and loves to travel the world for medical mission trips to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries for children, as well as offer his services to reconstruct congenital anomalies.