Patricia Mars, M.D. FACS

Dr. Patricia Mars


As a sixth generation Tucsonan, Dr. Patricia Navarrette Mars has a deep love of her community and its people. Motivated by a desire to help her patients discover their inner beauty, she focuses her work specifically on cosmetic surgery of the face, body and breasts. Her interests are in all aspects of cosmetic surgery including minimally invasive techniques, laser resurfacing and injectable fillers.

Education and Research
Dr. Mars completed both her undergraduate and medical school degrees at the University of Arizona. After medical school, she left Tucson to pursue her surgical training, completing her internship at Tufts/New England Medical Center in Boston followed by a surgical residency at SUNY Downstate affiliate Maimonides Medical Center.

Her commitment to research led to a two year research fellowship in wound healing at USC/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Mars has published her research and has had the honor of presenting her work at many local and national plastic surgery meetings.

Her training in plastic surgery was then completed and USC Division of Plastic Surgery.

Drawn back to Tucson, Dr. Mars returned home in 1997 to start her private practice. While she has been in the same field ever since, she recently opened her own office and surgery center, Venus By Mars and now La Paloma Surgery Center. Dr. Mars and her staff are dedicated to helping patients bring out their inner beauty in a safe and nurturing environment.

Honors, Certifications and Membership

  • Member of Arizona Plastic Surgery Society
  • Women President Organization
  • Cancer Research Fellowship, University of Arizona
  • Two-Year Research Fellowship, Wound Healing, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Double Board Certification, General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  • Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Honored as a Woman Who Leads, University of Arizona Women's Study Advisory Council
  • Who's Who in American Women
  • America's Best Surgeons


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