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A woman considering breast augmentation looks in the mirror and realistically considers her goals and expectations.

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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A woman looks in the mirror and is pleased with the way her clothes fit after undergoing CoolSculpting treatments.

CoolSculpting®: Not Just for Love Handles

When CoolSculpting revolutionized nonsurgical fat reduction in 2010, it was approved by the FDA for treating abdominal fat and love handles. During the past decade, though, the introduction of specialized applicators has transformed the procedure so that unwanted fat in virtually any area of the body can be targeted. The past decade has seen the …

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A woman looks in the mirror and touches her face in delight in seeing the results of her facelift and cervicoplasty surgery.

Neck Lift or Facelift (Or Both)?

Both women and men can feel betrayed by their necks which show signs of aging earlier than other features. The late author Nora Ephron even wrote an essay called I Feel Bad About My Neck, which included this memorable line: "You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you …

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A man pinches skin on his abdomen while contemplating his liposuction options.

Your Surgeon’s Technique Matters Most with Liposuction

No one wants to feel self-conscious about the shape of their body. This is one of the reasons our doctors get so much satisfaction performing body contouring procedures—they get to watch our patients become more toned and confident. If you struggle with pockets of excess fat, liposuction at our Harrisonburg-area practice may be the perfect …

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A woman receives a CoolSculpting treatment.

Your First CoolSculpting® Experience: Before, During, After

Our bodies naturally change as we age. And sometimes, even for people who exercise daily and consume a healthy diet, stubborn bulges remain. Even though liposuction can reduce body fat, many people want to avoid—and may not need—invasive surgery. CoolSculpting® is a great body contouring alternative in these situations. With zero downtime and consistent results, …

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A woman measures her waistline after recovering from her tummy tuck surgery.

Considering a Tummy Tuck? Here’s What You Need to Know

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that targets excess skin, stretched muscles, and fatty tissue along the abdomen. It is commonly performed after pregnancy or significant weight loss. During a tummy tuck at our Charlottesville or Fishersville practice, loose skin and underlying fat are removed and abdominal muscles are …

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A woman holds out the loose waist of blue jeans following a liposuction procedure

Liposuction: Common Options Explained

It is not uncommon to have areas of unwanted fat that don't respond to diet and exercise. The solution? Liposuction at our Charlottesville or Fishersville locations to get rid of this fat for good. When performed on the right candidates (men and women who are at or near their ideal body weight), the procedure can help …

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A woman rests after a full recovery from breast augmentation surgery.

When It Comes to Breast Augmentation, Proportion Is Key

Women considering a plastic surgery procedure such as breast augmentation near Fishersville or Charlottesville, VA, often feel a combination of excitement and uncertainty. The decision to undergo breast augmentation is a significant one and patients often express concerns about life after the procedure. Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons at UVA Plastic Surgery understands adjusting …

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A candidate for plastic surgery waits in a doctors office.

How to Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery

When considering plastic surgery, knowing how to prepare for the day can play a key role in your experience. Once you create a treatment plan with a board-certified plastic surgeon at UVA Plastic Surgery at either our Charlottesville or Fishersville, VA locations, there are several helpful steps you can take to make sure your surgery, recovery, …

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A woman stocks up on groceries before her mommy makeover.

Mommy Makeover: 1 Surgery, 1 Dramatic Change

Many people are familiar with the term “mommy makeover”—a phrase that refers to combining multiple plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation and tummy tuck in Charlottesville, VA.  And while most of my clients understand the aesthetic benefits of having 2 or more procedures performed at the same time, they still have lingering questions, concerns, …

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