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What To Do (& What to Avoid) for the Best CoolSculpting® Results

When you invest in your confidence with CoolSculpting at our offices near Richmond, VA, you deserve the very best possible experience and outcome. While you can always count on exceptional results in the hands of our providers, there are a few things you can do to make sure your CoolSculpting results are everything you’ve hoped …

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Liposuction: What It Is and What It Isn't

Liposuction: What It Is and What It Isn’t

When it comes to targeting fat and slimming down bumps and bulges, liposuction is the gold standard. Our Richmond, VA, patients love using this procedure to create the trim, toned body of their dreams. However, while liposuction is a very effective treatment, it's not always the best choice for every situation. In this blog post, …

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3 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Considering Breast Augmentation

When it comes to breast augmentation for our Charlottesville and Richmond patients, we want our patients to head into surgery with confidence. To help you avoid any doubts or worries, our team makes it a priority to answer any and all questions you may have. From implant sizes to breast lifts, you'll need to consider …

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Considering Transgender Surgery? Here’s What You Need To Know

Choosing to undergo transgender surgery is a very personal, life-altering decision. Patients often report long-term mental health benefits and reduced gender dysphoria distress after the procedure. However, like any surgery, you should head into treatment with clear knowledge and expectations. If you’re considering transgender surgery here in Virginia or beyond, here are a few important facts you …

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Woman worried about belly button before Tummy Tuck surgery in Charlottesville, VA.

Tummy Tuck Surgery: What Happens to Your Belly Button?

Many patients turn to tummy tuck surgery at our Charlottesville, VA, practice to create a toned, contoured stomach. However, removing loose, saggy skin and unwanted fat can also change how your belly button looks. During a tummy tuck, a small incision is made around the belly button to free it from the surrounding skin. As …

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Man in Richmond, VA considering freezing fat after struggling to lose weight.

Dad Bod? Have You Thought About Liposuction or Freezing the Fat?

If you’re struggling with a “dad bod,” you’re not alone—men of all ages can develop fat deposits around the belly, chest, and more. Sometimes a healthy diet and consistent exercise aren’t enough to slim down unwanted bumps and bulges. Thankfully, there are more body contouring procedures than ever before to help men from all walks …

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Woman thinking about replacing breast implants in Charlottesville, VA.

When Should I Replace My Breast Implants?

Breast augmentation with implants helps women add flattering, feminine curves to their bodies. However, many breast augmentation patients at our Charlottesville, VA, practice ask us a similar question: When should I replace my breast implants? While breast implants don't have a strict "expiration date," they also don't last a lifetime. Saline or silicone implants typically …

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Finding out about the things to know before eyelid surgery in Charlottesville, VA

5 Things to Know Before Eyelid Surgery

Choosing to undergo any surgery is a major decision, but this is especially the case with eyelid surgery (also known as an eyelid lift). From cost to recovery time, knowing the details about the procedure often helps our patients determine whether the procedure is right for them. Eyelid surgery has the wonderful ability to remove …

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Woman in Charlottesville, NC considering breast reconstruction surgery.

4 Ways Breast Reconstruction Can Change Women’s Lives

A breast cancer diagnosis can immediately change many things in a person’s life. A mastectomy is required for many women, and the experience can be very emotional and draining. Issues such as anxiety, depression, and poor self-image can set in after recovering from breast cancer. Although breast reconstruction cannot exactly replace the look and feel …

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