To our valued patients,
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health.  While many things have changed over the last couple of months, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to protect the safety of our patients, our team, and our community while maintaining the highest quality of care.

With that said,  we ask that you follow the steps below:

  • PARK, STAY COOL IN YOUR CAR and CLICK THE LINK in your text and email reminders to let us know you have arrived in our VIRTUAL WAITING ROOM.  Follow our text messages and we will notify you when we are ready for you to come UPSTAIRS to our screening area.
  • SCREENING: Our office will communicate with you prior to your scheduled appointment to ask some screening questions. You will also be asked fill out a brief questionnaire once you come into the office.
  • SCHEDULING:  We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that establishes social distancing and allows for adequate time for disinfection of all areas in between patients.
  • Please COME ALONE to your treatment. We are, however,  allowing one “significant other” to join you for consultation and pre-op appointments only.  No children please.
  • WAITING AREA: You may notice that our waiting room will no longer have our designer cloth chairs, magazines or refreshments.  Bottled water is always available- please ask.
  • Bring a FACE COVERING (facemask or cloth covering) that covers your nose and mouth. All patients, visitors, and staff are required to wear face coverings at all times while at our office.


  • We will take your temperature.
  • Questions regarding any flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever, shortness of breath or loss of smell today?
  • Questions regarding recent travel history
  • Have you taken any fever reducing medications today? (i.e. Tylenol, ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen)
  • Questions regarding recent contact with patients either diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19?
  • After screening you will be escorted directly into your treatment/consultation room.
  • In the exam room, you will be attended to by our medical providers, all who will be wearing proper personal protection to ensure your safety.
  • Enhanced and frequent disinfection of all surfaces and high-volume areas as well as in between patients.
  • Plexiglass shields at all stations and points of communications
  • Scheduled regular cleaning services.
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the office and in exam rooms.
  • Spacing our patient appointments to maximize social distancing.
  • Daily screening of all staff  prior to their work shift
Please feel free to call us anytime  to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you, and every patient safe in our practice.
As always, thank you for your continued support. We value your trust and loyalty.
Dr. Shaw and the entire SHAW Center Team!

About Lawrence Shaw, MD section

01_About_Dr.-Shaw-02-01-01 About Lawrence Shaw, MD section

Lawrence Shaw, MD

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
Board Certified — American Board of Plastic Surgery

He is a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon which required 7 years of surgical training alone. Since completing his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency in 1986, Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery operations. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shaw has also been certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Before & After



The Spa At The Shaw Center

A healthy glow begins with healthy skin

At The SHAW Center Spa we offer our patients a comprehensive range of advanced skin care options. Each is designed to help you achieve a more refreshed and revitalized look.The skin care treatment that is best for you depends on your personal needs, as evaluated by our licensed medical skin care specialists. The SPA at The SHAW Center offers state of the art medical grade skin treatments and a comprehensive range of advanced skin care products.



    stars_5_yellow TestimonialsSection  My experience with Dr Shaw and his staff, has been nothing short of stellar, from my consultation, the day of surgery, and during my recovery. Dr. Shaw and his staff have been thoughtful and caring from beginning to my most recent visit yesterday. The results of my surgery are amazing. I had abdominoplasty 8 weeks ago, the results have been beyond my expectations, I am renewed! Gorgeous! My recovery flew by and even my pain was minimal during this short amount of time. The Experience from beginning to end has been amazing. Dr.Shaw performed a flawless surgery, and has demonstrated his dedication and expertise to his field. Dr. Shaw is truly gifted. I went to the best and I got the best!

    photo TestimonialsSection Suzie Sweeney

    yelp_stars_5 TestimonialsSection  The Shaw Center has changed my life! Suffering from hyperhidrosis since childhood, I have never felt comfortable wearing tight fitting shirts or colored clothing. Then Dr. Shaw spoke with me about Botox injections in my under arms to reduce sweating. I could not have imagined the results that I got! Mandy was meticulous during injections and used a variety of techniques that reduced my sensitivity during the treatment- which ended up being way less painful than I was expecting. I now feel confident to wear whatever I want! In my line of work I do a ton of public speaking and presentations and I finally feel like I can just be myself in front of a crowd. This treatment truly is a game changer! I am so grateful to Dr. Shaw and the whole team at The Shaw Center!!

    120s TestimonialsSection Alex M.

    yelp_stars_5 TestimonialsSection  The two qualities I want in a surgeon who is going to be working on my face/body are an artist's eye and a perfectionist's mentality .... with Dr. Shaw you get them both.  Dr. Shaw performed my breast augmentation about 10 years ago and when I recently decided to have some work done on my face I immediately made an appointment with his office - I did not bother to "shop" around.

    Don't waste your time with anybody else - Dr. Shaw is awesome....

    user_60_square TestimonialsSection K C.

    yelp_stars_1 TestimonialsSection  Going to Shaw to perform my breast augmentation revision (and another surgery I ended up canceling right before the operation because of my awful gut feeling about him) was the costliest mistake I've ever made.  After being pregnant and nursing my son for two years, I was in dire need of a breast aug. revision.  I regrettably didn't do enough research and chose Shaw to perform the surgery.  To my horror, I ended up with the worst botch job I could've ever imagined.  Immediately after surgery my breasts were completely lumpy, extremely rippled, uneven and lopsided both in size and nipple placement, and VERY far apart (like the implants were in my armpits!).  Granted they weren't in the best shape before the surgery, but that is why I was paying for a revision...to correct and make them better.  I couldn't have been more depressed and upset when changing the bandages and seeing my deformed breasts for the first time.  To make matters worst, Dr. Shaw wasn't even at my post-op appointment! Never had I been told that he would be on vacation and not seeing me after my surgery.  I held back tears as the nurse assistant changed my bandages, briskly brushed off my concerns and sent me on my way.
    I ended up requesting an appt. the next week once Shaw was back in town.  He was extremely arrogant, basically refusing to acknowledge his shoddy job but when addressing all the things that were wrong (the different sizes on each side, rippling, etc.) told me, "don't worry, you can't even tell when you're in a swim suit...." And then referring to my cleavage says, "I mean, I'd look at it!".  He then contradicted himself telling me all the things that I was concerned about would get better over time (not true), and we could look again in 6 months about doing another surgery to try and improve things.  I left his office that day feeling utterly disgusted and upset.  
    During my two weeks off work "recovering" from Shaw's botch job, I did extensive research on actual competant surgeons to correct the work Shaw did.  THANK GOD, I found an actual competent and amazingly talented surgeon (Dr. Repta) who two months later I hired to perform another breast aug. revision surgery to correct Shaw's work.  Come to find out, Shaw put two completely different size implants in! No wonder my breasts looked like they were two different sizes...they were!  Dr. Repta's amazing skill as a surgeon thankfully ended my plastic surgery nightmare and I now have the beautiful results I should've had back when I paid Shaw to do it.  
    I hope leaving this honest review can at least make someone think twice about going to the Shaw Center for a cosmetic procedure.  Don't make the same costly and devastating mistake I did in trusting Shaw as your surgeon.  There are FAR better and more quality surgeons who truly do care about you as a patient.  The Shaw Center certainly doesn't! STAY FAR AWAY FROM HERE!!!

    120s TestimonialsSection Brittany K.

What’s New at The SHAW Center Section

What’s New at The SHAW Center

virtual consultation section