About Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lille

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Dr. Lille was raised in Arizona and attended Brophy Prep. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA from Cal-Berkeley and received his MD from the University of Arizona. Dr. Lille completed his Residency in General Surgery at the University of Washington, where he was also a Research Fellow in the Department of Vascular Surgery. He completed his Residency in Plastic Surgery, which also included a Plastic Burn Fellowship, at Southern Illinois University Medical Center. An Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship Specializing in Cosmetic Surgery took Dr. Lille to the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale where, following his aesthetic fellowship, he served as an associate in the Department of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Lille, Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, has authored more than 50 publications in his field. He has also lectured both nationally and around the world.

SEAN TOMAS LILLE, M.D., P.C.

10210 N 92nd St, Suite 203
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Tel # (480) 661-6197
E-mail: lilleseanmd@juno.com

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

    Research Professor; Arizona State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, January 1, 2000 – January, 2003
    Associate Consultant; Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Department of Plastic Surgery, March 2000 – June 2000

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

    Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic and Breast Reconstructive Fellow, Scottsdale, AZ, July, 1999 – Feb, 2000
    Southern Illinois University, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Resident, Springfield, IL, July, 1997 – June, 1999
    Southern Illinois University, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Fellow, Springfield, IL, February, 1997 – June, 1997
    University of Washington, Department of Surgery, Senior Research Fellow in Vascular Molecular Biology, Seattle, Washington, July, 1995 – January, 1997
    University of Washington, Department of Surgery, Resident, Seattle, Washington, June 1992 – June 1995

LICENSURE

    State of Arizona 27453

EDUCATION

    University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, 1988-1992; M.D., June 1992
    University of California, Berkeley, California, 1984-1988; Major: Religious Studies, Senior Honor Thesis: “Reaction of Early Christianity to Judaism in the Period of the Early Church Fathers,” B.A., May, 1988

HONORS

    Patient Choice Award 2017
    International Association of Plastic Surgeons – Top Plastic Surgeon 2011
    Phoenix Magazine – Top Plastic Surgeon 2010
    Consumer Research Council of America:

    • Top Plastic Surgeon 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
    Top Plastic Surgeon Award for Scottsdale – 101 North Magazine (2005)
    Mayo Clinic Scottsdale:

    • 1st place award; Best Poster, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hand Society
    Southern Illinois University:

    • 1st place award; residents forum, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, May, 1999
    • 2nd place award; research category, 37th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgery, May, 1997
    • 92% rank; In-service exam, 3/98
    • 98% rank; In-service exam, 3/99
    University of Arizona:

    • Van Winkle Award for Excellence in Surgical Research, 1992
    • Class Representative, Medical Ethics Committee, 1988-1989
    University of California – Berkeley:

    • B.A. with Highest Honors
    • Dean’s List
    • Scholar Athlete of the Year, 1987-1988
    • Outstanding Senior Scholar Athlete, 1987-1988
    • Ludy Langer Swimming Scholarship, 1987-1988

BOARD CERTIFICATION

    American Board of Plastic Surgery

ACTIVITIES

    United States Masters National Champion: 200 Freestyle Relay, Cupertino, CA, 1996
    University of California Varsity Swim Team, 4-year letter winner, 1984-1988

    • Member, U.S. National Team, Caracas, Venezuela, July 1987

AFFLIATIONS

    Plastic Surgery Consultant, Arizona Medical Board
    Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    Member, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
    Lieutenant Commander, United States Naval Reserve, 1996-2007
    Plastic Surgery Technical Advisor; Endor Cor, Inc., Seattle, Washington
    Consultant, Memory Skin Care, Phoenix, Arizona

MEDIA ASSOCIATIONS

    Channel 15 ABC News Plastic Surgery Health Advisor
    KTAR 620 AM Plastic Surgery Consultant
    101 North Magazine – Expert advisor on Mid-Face Lifts
    Jewish News of Phoenix – Expert author of skin care and laser treatments

GRANT SUPPORT
The Induction of Heat Shock Protein with Hyperbaric Oxygen

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit, Memorial Hospital, Springfield, IL Funding – $5,300

The regulation of camp in Skeletal Muscle Exposed to Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury,

    Memorial Medical Center Research Grant Springfield, IL, Funding -$5,500

The use of hypothermia to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury in the skeletal muscle flap Memorial

    Memorial Medical Center Research Grant, Springfield, IL, Funding -$5,000

The regulation of transcription factors in ischemia-reperfusion injury:

    Edson Foundation, Arizona State and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Funding – $50,000
    Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, Arizona State University, Funding – $5,000

The role of AOS, a novel antioxidant, in ischemia-reperfusion injury,

    Arizona State University Seed Funding – $20,000

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Lille S, Sato T, Engrav L, Foy H, Jurkovich J. Necrotizing soft tissue infections; obstacles in diagnosis. Journal of the American College of Surgery 182:7-11, 1996
  2. Lille S, Rand R, Tapper D, Gruss J; Surgical management of giant cervico-facial lymphatic malformations. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 31:1648-1650, 1996
  3. Boyle E, Lille S, Allaire E, Clowes A, Verrier E. Chronic Endothelial Cell Injury in Cardiovascular Surgery: Atheroscelrosis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 63: 885-894, 1997
  4. Lille S, Daum G, Clowes M, Clowes AW. The Regulation of p42, p44 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase in the Injured Rat Carotid Artery. Journal of Surgical Research 70: 178-186, 1997
  5. Wechselberger G, Scholler T, Lille S. Letter: Retroperitoneal endoscopic neurectomy for nerve entrapment after hernia repair. British Journal of Surgery 84: 1026, 1997
  6. Boyle E, Lille S, Allaire E, Clowes A, Verrier E. Endothelial Cell Injury in Cardiovascular Surgery: Atherosclerosis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 64: S47-56, 1997
  7. Schoeller T, Wechselburger G, Lille S. Letter & Correspondence: A method of reconstructing a natural-looking umbilicus in abdominoplasty. Annals of Plastic Surgery 36:435, 1997
  8. Lille S, Bayati S, Wechselberger G. Letter & Correspondence: “Durability of prefabricated versus normal random flaps against a bacterial challenge.” Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 101:863, 1998
  9. Wechselburger G, Schoeller T, Lille S, Otto A. Letter: Radial forearm flap donor site complications & morbidity, a prospective study Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 101; 874-875, 1998
  10. Chong KY, Lai CC, Lille S, Chang C, Su CY. Stable overexpression of the constituitive form of heat shock protein 70 confers oxidative protection. Journal of Molecular Cardiology 30; 599-608, 1998
  11. Lille S, Shoeller T, Roth A, Russell R. Letter & Correspondence: “Adhesion molecules in myocutaneous flaps exposed to ischemic-reperfusion injury” Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 101; 1153, 1998
  12. Wechselburger G, Schoeller T, Stenzl A, Ninkovic M, Lille S, Russell RC. Fibrin glue as a delivery vehicle for autologous urothelial cell transplantation onto a prefabricated pouch. Journal of Urology 160; 583-586, 1998
  13. Scholler T, Wechselburger G, Otto A, Rainer C, Schwabeggar A, Lille S, Ninkovic M. A scarless technique for the reconstruction of the umbilicus in abdominoplasty. Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 102; 1720-1723, 1998
  14. Lille S, Su CY, Neumeister M, Russel RC, Lai CC. Is heat-shock protein a potential protective mechanism against ischemia-reperfusion injury? Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 103; 336-337, 1999
  15. Lille S, Boyle E, Suchy H, Roth A, Russell R. Augmentation of intracellular cAMP levels prevents endothelial cell activation in response to ischemia-reperfusion injury in skeletal. Journal of Reconstructive MicroSurgery 15; 37-46, 1999
  16. Lille S, Engrav L, Caps M, Mann R. Eyelid reconstruction following full-thickness burns. Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 104; 3:637-645, 1999
  17. Lille S, Su CY, Suchy H, Lyons S, Russel RC, Lai CC. The induction of HSP72 does not confer physiological protection against ischemia-reperfusion in the rat gracilis muscle. Muscle & Nerve 22; 390-393, 1999
  18. Paranguo A, Lille S, Brown R. En bloc skin excision for upper extremity cuataneous malignancies in renal allograft patients. Transplantation Proceedings 5;2127-2130,1999
  19. Su CY, Chong KY, Edelstein K, Lille S, Lai CC. Constituitive HSP70 attenuates hydrogen peroxide-induced membrane lipid peroxidation. Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications 1999; 265:279-284
  20. Mowlavi A, Lille S, Yashar S, Anderson R. Psychiatric patients who desire aesthetic surgery: identifying the problem patient. Annals of Plastic Surgery 44; 97-106, 2000
  21. Lille S, Brown RE, Zook E. Free composite nail grafts for chronic nail deformities: an institutional experience. Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 105; 2412-2415, 2000
  22. Wechselberger G, Lille S, Scholler T, Hussel H. Femoral nerve compression following appendectomy. Surgery 127; 115, 2000
  23. Lille S, Schnur P. Malignant fibrous histicytoma arising in a thoracotomy scar: a case report. Annals of Plastic Surgery 45; 74-77, 2000
  24. Mowlavi A, Andrews K, Lille S, Verhulst S, Zook EG, Milner S. The management of cubital tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis of clinical studies. Plast Reconstr Surg 106; 327-334, 2000
  25. Lille S, Hayakawa W, Neumeister M, Brown RE, Russell RC, Zook EG, Murray K. Continuous post-operative catheter irrigation is not necessary for the treatment of suppurative tenosynovitis: a bi-institutional review. J Hand Surg [Br]. 2000 Jun;25 (3):304-7
  26. Wechselberger G, Scholler T, Lille S, Suchy H, Russell RC. Bladder reconstruction using tissue engineered prefabricated flaps. J O Urol. 2001 Mar; 165(3):980-5
  27. Lille S, Lefler SR, Mowlavi A, Suchy H, Boyle EM Jr, Farr AL, Su CY, Frank N, Mulligan DC. Inhibition of the initial wave of NF_kappaB activity in rat muscle reduces ischemia/reperfusion injury. Muscle Nerve. 2001 Apr; 24(4): 534-41.
  28. Wecheselberger G, Bauer T, Meirer R, Piza-Katzer H, Lille S, Russell RC,
    Schoeller T. Muscle prelamination with urothelial cell cultures via fibrin glue in rats. Tissue Eng. 2001 Apr; 7(2):153-9
  29. Schoeller T, Lille S, Wechselberger G, Otto A, Mowlawi A, Piza-Katzer H.
    Histomorphologic and volumetric analysis of implanted autologous Predipocyte cultures suspended in fibrin glue: a potential new source for tissue augmentation. Aesthetic Plast. 2001 Jan-Feb; 25(1):57-63
  30. Rainer C, Wechselberger G, Bauer T, Neumeister NW, Lille S, Mowlavi A, Piza- Katzer H, Schoeller T. Transplantation of tracheal epithelial cells onto a prefabricated capsule pouch with fibrin glue as a delivery vehicle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Jun;121 (6):1187-93
  31. Schoeller T, Lille S, Bauer T, Wechselberger G, Piza-Katzer H. Gracilis muscle flap with a tissue-engineered lining for experimental bladder wall reconstruction. BJU Intern 2001 Jul;88(1):104-9
  32. Lille S. Fat transplantation to the face – a useful adjunct to facelift surgery. Journal of Plastic Surgery Products 2002 Nov;(11) 35-37
  33. Lefler S, Lille S, Humer G, Tucjer R, Murray T, Schoeller T, Mulligan D. Activation time course of activator-protein-1 and the effect of proline DTC during ischemia-reperfusion in rat skeletal muscle. Ann Plast Surg 2002 Dec 49 654-659
  34. Lille S, Perumean J, McAuthur E. The role releasing the inferior-medial pectoralis
    muscle in submuscular breast augmentation. Plast Surg. 2003 Sept;112 (3)919
  35. Schoeller T, Neumeister MW, Heumer GM, Russel RC, Lille S, Otto-Schoeller A, Wechsclberger G. Biomaterials 2004 Apr,25 (9) 1663-73
  36. Lille S. Potential concerns of lower eyelid surgical rejuvenation. Plast Reconstr Surg 2005 Aug;116(2) 674-5
  37. Lille S, Perumean JC.The Lateral and Medial Neclift: an alternative to cervicofacial surgical rejuvenation in the obese patient. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jan; 119 (1):4323
  38. Lille S, Blackstone R. Inherited thrombophilias: Are they an important risk factor in bariatric and post-bariatric surgery? Bariatric Times.2008 Jul;2-10
  39. Lille S. The importance of inherited thrombophilias. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Dec;122 (6):432-3

MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION

  1. Wechselburger G, Scholler T, Lille S, Otto A, Papp C. Split-Thickness skin graft expansion with tissue expanders: a valuable tool to reduce donor site area. British Journal Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  2. Mowlavi A, Lille S, Zook EG, Brown RE, Milner S, Russell RC. An institutional experience with scalp replants Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  3. Wechselberger G, Lille S, Scholler T, Stenzyl A, Lyons S, Russell R. Urothelial
    cell culture behavior in fibrin glue compared to conventional culture medium.
    Journal of Urology
  4. Scholler T, Lille S, Wechselberger G, Suchy H, Lyons S, Russell R. Implanted autologous preadipocytes suspended in fibrin glue: a potential new source for tissue augmentation. Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  5. Lille S, Pocjkay B, Schnur P. Reducing breast reconstruction into a single stage with the use of immediate nipple reconstruction on pedicle TRAM flaps. Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  6. Piza-Katzer H, Otto A, Hercezeg E, Wescelberger G, Lille S, Schoeller T. Refinements in reduction mammaplasty using the infra-mammary approach. Annals of Plastic Surgery
  7. Lille S, Schnur P. Endoscopic forehead lift: is there a difference between absorbable and non-absorbable screws. Journal of Plastic Surgery
  8. Lille S. The role of the infra-mammary fold in breast augmentation surgery. Journal of Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery
  9. Jacoby J, Lille S. The role of operative dissection in breast capsular contracture.. A single surgeon’s review. Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Wechselburger G, Schoeller T, Stenzl A, Ninkovic M, Lille S, Russell RC: Chapter 13, Fibrin glue as a delivery vehicle for autologous urothelial cell transplantation onto a prefabricated pouch. In: Stark G.B., Horch R., Tanczos E.(ed): Biological Matrices and Tissue Reconstruction (Heidelberg, Germany: Springer) 1998
  2. Lille S, Russell R: Chapter 24, Nasal Fractures. In: Shusterman M. (ed): Atlas of Operative Plastic Surgery (Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange)
  3. Lille S, Russell R: Local Tissue Flaps for Facial Reconstruction. PLASTICSURGERY: Indications, Operations, Outcomes (St. Louis, Mo. CV Mosby Company)
  4. Lille S, Russell R: Finger Tip Injuries. PLASTIC SURGERY: Indications, Operations, Outcomes (St. Louis, Mo. CV Mosby Company)

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

  1. Lille S, Mann R, Engrav L, Caps M. Full-Thickness Skin Grafts for Burned Eyelids Reduces Ectropion Compared to Split-Thickness Skin Grafts. Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation 18;1: Suppl S122, 1997
  2. Lille S, Suchy H, Roth A, Russell R. Augmenting cAMP in muscle flaps reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 14;4:298,1998
  3. Lille S, Su CY, Suchy H, Lyons S, Russel RC, Lai CC. The induction of HSP72 does not increase tolerance against ischemia-reperfusion in skeletal muscle. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 7;3:157,1999
  4. Lille S, Mowlavi A, Boyle EM, Su C-Y. Systemically infused Pro-DTC, a potent nuclear factor-KB inhibitor, prevents ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat skeletal muscle. J Reconstr Micro Surg 16;406:2000

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Lille S, Bernhard V; “A Retrospective Study of the Pneumatic Tourniquet as an Effective Substitute for Vascular Clamps in Tibial and Popliteal Artery Surgery.” American Federation for Clinical Research, Baltimore, Md., May, 1992
  2. Lille S, Jurkovich J, “Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections; Obstacles in Diagnosis.” 64th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, Sacramento, CA., February, 1994
  3. Lille S, Rand R, Tapper D, Gruss J, “Surgical Management of Giant Cervico-Facial Lymphatic Malformations” 34th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Whistler, B.C., January, 1996
  4. Lille S, Rand R, Tapper D, Gruss J, “Surgical Management of Giant Cervico-Facial Lymphatic Malformations” Annual Meeting of the Seattle Surgical Society, Seattle, WA., January, 1996
  5. Lille S, Daum G, Clowes A. “Role of p42, p44 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase in Smooth Muscle Cell Response to Injury In Vivo “ 3rd Annual Meeting of the John Schilling Resident Research Symposium, Seattle, WA, February 6-7,1997
  6. Lille S, Mann R, Engrav L, Caps M. “Full-Thickness Skin Grafts for Burned Eyelids Reduces Ectropion Compared to Split-Thickness Skin Grafts” Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association, New York, New York, March 17-20, 1997
  7. Lille S, Suchy H, Roth A, Russell R. “Augmenting cAMP in muscle flaps reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Society of Plastic Surgery St. Louis, Mo., May 29-30, 1997
  8. Lille S, Mann R, Engrav L, Caps M. “Full-Thickness Skin Grafts for Burned Eyelids Reduces Ectropion Compared to Split-Thickness Skin Grafts” 30th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association New York, New York. March, 1997
  9. Weschelburger G, Schoeller T, Lille S, Russell R. Transplantation of Autologous cultured urothelial cells onto pre-fabricated capsule in rats. 8th Congress European Section IPRAS, June, 1998
  10. Lille S, Suchy H, Roth A, Russell R. “Elevation of endothelial cAMP levels
    reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat gracilis muscle” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Scottsdale, AZ, January 11, 1998
  11. Lille S, Suchy H, Roth A, Russell R. “Augmentation of intracellular cAMP levels prevents endothelial cell activation in response to ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat gracilis muscle” Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Loma Linda, Ca., April 4-9, 1998
  12. Lille S, Suchy H, Roth A, Russell R. “Augmentation of intracellular cAMP levels prevents endothelial cell activation in response to ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat gracilis muscle” Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Montreal, Canada, May 15-18, 1998
  13. Lille S, Schoeller T, Wescelberger G, Neumeister M, Russell RC. “Histomorphologic and volumetric analysis of implanted autologous preadipocytes suspended in fibrin glue: A potential new source for tissue augmentation” American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, May 14-19, 1999
  14. Lille S, Mowlavi A, Boyle E, Suchy H, Farr A, Neumeister M, Russell RC. “Inhibition of NF-kB in the skeletal muscle flap does not reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury” Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council Pittsburgh, PA, May 21-25, 1999
  15. Lille S, Su CY, Suchy H, Neumeister M. “Heat-Shock Protein 72 does not reduce Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in a Rat Skeletal Model” Annual Meeting of the Association of Canadian Plastic Surgery, Montreal, Canada, June 25-28, 1999
  16. Lille S, Mowlavi A, Boyle EM, Suchy H, Neumeister MA. “Nuclear Factor-kappa B inhibition reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury in skeletal muscle” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microsurgery, Miami, FLA, January 5-8, 2000
  17. Lille S. “Role of transcription factors in ischemia reperfusion injury: a potential strategy for pharmacological manipulation” Seminar, Department of Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, October 15, 1999
  18. Lille S, Perumean J, Lefler S. AP-1 activation and inhibition in an ischemia reperfusion skeletal muscle model. Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Boston, MA, April, 2002
  19. Lille S, The evolution of the Mid-Cheek Lift. Why it enhances facelift surgery. Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 2002

POSTERS

  1. Rubis B, Lille S, Haws M, Russell R. Division of a Pedicled TRAM Flap for Cardiac Revascularization. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, January 1998
  2. Lille S, Daum G, Clowes M, Clowes A. “Role of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase and Heparin in Smooth Muscle Cell Response to Injury In-Vivo “30th Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery, Chicago, IL, November 13-16, 1996
  3. Weschelburger G, Schoeller T, Lille S, Russell R. Transplantation of Autologous
    cultured urothelial cells onto pre-fabricated Capsule in rats. 44th Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Loma Linda, CA, April, 1998
  4. Lille S, Hayakawa W, Neumeister M, Brown RE, Russell RC, Zook EG, Murray K. Continuous post-operative catheter irrigation is not necessary for the treatment of suppurative tenosynovitis: a bi-instituitional review Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hand Surgery, Miami, FLA, January 5-8, 2000
  5. Mowlavi A, Lille S, Neumeister MA, Suchy H, Russell R. Regional hypothermia reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat skeletal muscle model. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Miami, Fla. Jan 5-8, 2000
  6. Lille S, Perumean J, Lefler S. Inhibition of AP-1 and the role of apoptosis in a rat skeletal muscle model of ischemia-reperfusion. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Hawaii, Jan 14-17, 2003