Dr. Ryan B. Tsujimura

Meet Dr. Tsujimura

Ryan B Tsujimura MD is a board-certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon through the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specializes in cosmetic and revision surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail, advanced surgical techniques and caring, attentive bedside manner.

Dr. Tsujimura is renowned for correcting the most complex primary or revision cases. Not only does he specialize in breast, abdomen, and body, but also performs facial rejuvenation surgery including facelift, browlift, necklift, eyelid surgeries, fat grafting/ resurfacing, and Asian facial surgery.

Dr. Tsujimra has been elected into The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Arizona Physician’s Honor Society, The Maricopa Medical Society, The Phoenix Plastic Surgery Society, and is listed as one of “American’s Top Surgeons” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Surgical Specialties & Skills

Dr. Tsujimura has honed his surgical skills for more than two decades, and he is committed to helping patients achieve and exceed their expectations. As one of the best surgeons in Scottsdale, Dr. Tsujimura specializes in aesthetic surgery of the breast, body, and abdomen as well as correcting patients who present with suboptimal results. He also has extensive experience in facial rejuvenation surgery.

Dr. Tsujimura is also one of the few surgeons who is capable of and prefers to perform a breast lift and place an implant at the same time by utilizing his own, unparalleled technique of tailoring the lift for the exact implant. This results in an optimal, natural lift customized to the chosen implant.

As a trusted surgeon, Dr. Tsujimura of Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons will work with the most complex cases to revise and improve results that other surgeons could not, and often shy away from. He utilizes his skills with aesthetics, and extensive experience in reconstructive surgery, as well as his knowledge and use of biologic materials (Alleoderm, Siri, Strattice) to achieve optimal results. As a result, patients are referred from all over the country who were told their results were unable to be revised. He is able to achieve outcomes that others thought were not possible.


Dr. Tsujimura attended the University of Washington where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with honors. He completed his medical education at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle WA. At the U of W, he graduated in the top 10% of his medical school class in 1993 and then finished his Internship at Oregon Health Science University in Portland Oregon. Dr. Tsujimura went on the complete his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Arizona from 1994 to 1999 in general surgery. Prior to attending the University of Tennessee (Memphis Plastic Surgery) from 2000 to 2002, he was an attending surgeon in private practice performing general, trauma, and vascular surgeries, as well as giving back to the field by training future surgeons. To remain on the cutting edge, Dr. Tsujimura is constantly learning new techniques from his colleagues here in the U.S. as well as other countries.

Licenses & Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • State of Arizona, Board of Medical Examiners


As one of the best surgeons in the Greater Phoenix area, Dr. Tsujimura has been recognized with distinction by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of “America’s Top Surgeons”, Compassionate Doctor Award in 2014 (VITALS), Patient’s Choice Award (VITALS) 2013, and America’s Top Doctor named him a Top Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in 2005 to present.

Honors & Recognitions

  • America’s Top Surgeons: Consumers' Research Council of America
  • Compassionate Doctor Award, 2014 (VITALS)
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2013 (VITALS) 
  • America's Top Doctors: Top Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon 2005-Present
  • Listed on Extreme Make-Over Web Site (Mentor)
  • Metropolitan Medical Honor Society
  • Plastic Surgeon for local and U.S. models as well as professional cheerleading teams
  • Plastic Surgeon for extras on music videos and public figures

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Active
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Pending
  • Phoenix Plastic Surgery Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Arizona Medical Association
  • Maricopa County Medical Society
  • Arizona Medical Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Research & Publications

Research Experience

Study: "Panacreaticoduodenal Transplant in the Rat," under James Perkins M.D. University of Washington. Transplanted pancreas in the rat using microsurgical techniques.1991-1992.

Study: "The Role of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury During Renal Autotransplantation in the Pig and Rabbit," under James Perkins M.D., and Timothy Pohlman M.D., University of Washington. Transplanted kidney in pigs ahd rabbits to investigate transplanted organ's function using various flushing solutions and the role of monoclonal 60.3. A rabbit model and operative techniques were developed. 1990-1991.

Study: "Follow-up Study with Patients with Chronic Bundle Branch Block," under John McAnulty M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University. Portland, Oregon. 1986.


Ryan Tsujimura M.D., R.D. Wallace M.D., Lachica M.D. Endoscopic Excision of a Nasoglabellar Dermoid: Case Report. 2002.

Daniel M. Caruso M.D., Andrew A. Kassir M.D., Ramon A. Robles M.D., Michael Gregory M.D., Ryan Tsujimura M.D., Peter Cheung M.D., Peter Ferrara M.D. Use of The Trephine Stoma In Sigmoid Volvulus at Dis Colon Rec. 1996.

Daniel Caruso M.D., Ryan Tsujimura M.D., Timothy King M.D., Dennis Weiland M.D., William Schiller M.D. Closure of Fasciotomies for Compartment Syndrome Secondary to Severe Burn and Trauma Utilizing a Skin-Stretching Device at J. Burn Care Rehab.

Daniel Caruso M.D., Ryan Tsujimura M.D., Marc Mathews M.D., Barbara Pockaj M.D., J.D. Smilack M.D., R.T. Schlinkert M.D. Abdominal Mesh Infected by Mycobacterium Fortuitium.


Ryan Tsujimura M.D., Mary Ruddell R.N., Daniel Caruso M.D., Marc Matthews M.D., John McKissock M.D., William Schiller M.D. A Randomized, Controlled, Paired Within-Patient Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Integra Artificial Skin Compared to Allograft. in Preventing Skin Contractures to Joints of Burn Wounds.

Mazin F. Al-Kasspooles M.D., Ryan Tsujimura M.D., Daniel Caruso M.D., Bruce Jones M.D., William Schiller M.D. Efficacy of Oral Ciprofloxacin vs. IV Timentin in the Treatment of Burn Wound& Cellulitis.
Ryan Tsujimura M.D., Barbara A. Pockaj M.D. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Prune Belly Syndrome.

Daniel Caruso M.D., Ryan Tsujimura M.D., Timothy King M.D., Dennis Weiland M.D., William Schiller M.D. Closure of Fasciotomies for Compartment Syndrome Secondary to Severe Burn and Trauma Utilizing a Skin-Stretching Device. National Trauma Symposium. Baltimore, MD, November 1996.

Daniel Caruso M.D., Peter QEung YfDi Andrew Kassir I'D, Ryan Tsujimura M.D., Peter Ferrara WID. The Trephine Stoma: An Alternative Surgical Approach for Sigmoid VolvulusZollinger Surgical Society Meeting, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. September 1996.

Daniel Caruso M.D., Ryan Tsujimura M.D., M.R.Matthews M.D., BA Pockaj M.D., JD Smilack M.D., R.T. Schlinkert M.D. Abdominal Mesh Infected by Mycobacterium Fortuitium. Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, Rancho Mirage, CA, April 1997.

Academic Presentations

Flaps and Grafts in Reconstruction for Trauma: Scottsdale Nursing, 2004.

Flaps and Grafts: Scottsdale Nursing, 2003.

Rhytidectomy: Standard and Endoscopic Midface Lift: University of Tennessee, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Memphis, TN April 2002.

Melanoma: University of Tennessee, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Memphis, TN, January 2002.

Lower Extremity Flaps: University of Tennessee, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Memphis, TN, June 2001.

Facial Reanimation: University of Tennessee, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Memphis, TN, December 2000.

Wound Healing: University of Tennessee, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Memphis, TN, October 2000.

Penetrating Abdominal Wounds and Surgical Exposure: Maricopa Medical Center/Phoenix Indian Medical Center Surgical Grand Rounds, Phoenix, AZ, June 1999.

Cholelithiasis/ Cholecystitis: Maricopa Medical Center/ Phoenix Indian Medical Center Surgical Grand Rounds, Phoenix, AZ, April 1997. 

Surgical Anatomy and Exposure of the Vascular System, Lower Extremity Ischemia, Endovascular Surgery, Biologic and Synthetic Vascular Grafts, Aortic and Iiac Aneurysms, Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease, Visceral Ischemia, Carotid Artery Disease, Infection of Synthetic Grafts, Portal Hypertension: Multiple lectures at Maricopa Medical Center Vascular Surgery Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 1997.

Penetrating Neck Trauma: Maricopa Medical Center/ Phoenix Indian Medical Center Surgical Grand Rounds, Phoenix, AZ, December 1997. 

Primary Closure of Fasciotomy Incisions in Burn and Trauma Patients Utilizing a Skin Stretching Device: Maricopa Medical Center/ Phoenix Indian Medical Center Surgical Grand Rounds, Phoenix, AZ, November 1996. 

Gastric Carcinoma, Diapphragmatic Hernias and Malrotation, Coplications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Chilaiditi's Syndrome, Biliary Strictures: Phoenix Indian Medical Center Teaching Conference. Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 1996.

Complications of Radiation Therapy: Mayo Clinic, Surgical Grand Rounds, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, May 1996.

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy: Maricopa Medical Center Joint G.I. and Surgical Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 1996.

Medical Privileges


"Amazing Surgeon - Phoenix, AZ - I was recommended to visit Dr. Tsujimura from a friend who had selected him for her breast augmentation. I am so very glad that I selected him as well. He's very courteous, with amazing bed side manner. He takes his time to answer any questions you may have. Not only is he amazing but so are his nurses and staff. He takes the time to listen to and answer questions and concerns. My surgery went great, I have had no bruising so far! I also experienced hardly any actual physical pain from the surgery. There was discomfort post surgery, but it was manageable. My breasts look amazing already from only being a week post surgery, and I'm very excited to see how they look once they settle! He makes you feel comfortable, and his results are amazing."



"29 Year Old, 5'7", 125lbs, 34AA to 360cc Saline, 2 Kids - North Phoenix, AZ - Dr. Tsujimura at North Valley Plastic Surgery and his all his staff are wonderful! Dr. T has great bedside manner and really takes his time to talk with you. I never felt rushed or stupid for asking questions or having my concerns answered on multiple occasions. Dr. T listened to what I wanted and I believe he delivered (this is only post-op day #2 so only time will tell!!)"



"Tummy Tuck of the Century!!! - Scottsdale, AZ - Dr. Tsujimura is handsome, charming, funny, honest, professional,thorough, skilled,trustworthy,patient,excellent,and simply the best!"



"38 Years Old, 2 Kids, Life Long Battle with Cellulite Finally over !!! Scottsdale, AZ - Both physicians (Dr. Tsujimura and Dr. Holden) at Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons are everything a plastic surgeon should strive for: professional, courteous, caring, and compassionate... to name a few."



"Dr Tsujimura did a breast augmentation & tummy tuck on me in 2006, I am still to this day very pleased with my results on my breast augmentation. My tummy was amazing as well. I love the corset stitch he did on me, it gave me more of an hour glass figure. But my belly button I am not pleased with, I thought after some years it will get better and look more natural. But that never happen it doesn't look right still after all these years and you can tell it was man made. I have a lot of friends comment on how it looks specially in the summer when I wore a two piece by which I do not anymore due to that reason."



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