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University of Virginia Blog

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Choosing the Best Breast Reconstruction Surgeon for You

Being told that you have breast cancer or that you have an elevated risk for developing breast cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. As medicine becomes increasingly complex and sophisticated, so are the options for breast reconstruction. That is why a consultation with a plastic surgeon in Richmond who specializes in breast reconstruction surgery is critical …

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What to Expect From Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience. It’s normal to have many questions and emotions during this challenging time. At the UVA Breast Reconstruction Center in Charlottesville, VA, we want our patients always to feel supported—both physically and emotionally. Armed with the information and care you need, you can comfortably navigate the …

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Tummy Tuck, CoolSculpting®, & Liposuction: Comparing the Results & Recovery Time

Body contouring procedures are some of the most satisfying procedures to perform. As a plastic surgeon in the Richmond, VA area, I love helping patients feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. CoolSculpting®, tummy tuck, and liposuction procedures are popular because they are extremely effective. These treatments can slim and sculpt targeted areas and …

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UVA Plastic Surgery Updates

We Are Open!  UVA Plastic Surgery has re-opened as of May 11, 2020. To maintain the safety of our patients and staff, preventative measures and social distancing will remain. We appreciate your patience as we schedule new appointments and reschedule canceled appointments as you may experience a delay while we diligently work on re-opening. Please …

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UVA Plastic Surgery Addresses COVID-19

Dear current and future patients, With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) on everyone’s mind, UVA Plastic Surgery would like to share several updates to our policies intended to protect and benefit our staff and patients. Please note, we are currently not scheduling any new appointments for elective or cosmetic procedures at this time to ensure patient safety. Patients …

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How Long After Pregnancy Should I Wait to Get a Tummy Tuck?

Post-pregnancy is one of the most popular times to opt for a tummy tuck. But how soon is too soon? What is the best timing? As plastic surgeons serving Central Virginia, including patients from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fishersville, VA, we strive to help women enjoy confidence-boosting transformations in the safest fashion possible. Part of this …

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Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift: Which is Right for Me?

There are many treatment options for women who are interested in breast enhancement. Breast augmentation and breast lift procedures are popular choices with our patients from Richmond, VA, and beyond. However, many women don’t know all the differences between these two procedures. How do you decide which option best suits you? Choosing plastic surgery is …

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Money Matters: How Much Does a Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, or Facelift Cost?

You’ve thought about the procedure. You’ve researched surgeons in your area. You’ve looked through countless before-and-after photos and decided that this could be the surgery for you. Then comes the next step: assessing pricing and planning for your financial commitment before you pencil in your consultation with a plastic surgeon in the Harrisonburg, VA, area. …

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Facelift vs. Fillers: Comparing the Cost

The face is one of the first areas to show signs of aging, but modern medicine provides many ways to restore a youthful glow. For patients considering their facial rejuvenation options, both the facelift and injectable fillers are popular choices. But which is right for you? Each option can help patients fade fine lines and …

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Breast Augmentation Do’s and Don’ts: How to Get the Most Out of Your Surgery

Breast enhancement with breast implants is always a top procedure for our Richmond, VA patients—and for good reason. It can create transformative results and instantly add a feminine boost to your attitude. But, just like any other surgery, there are things to keep in mind when deciding on breast augmentation. A healthy mindset and realistic …

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