University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
1300 Jefferson Park Avenue 4th Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 924-1234
Location Hours: Monday–Friday | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Author Archives: Dr. John T Stranix, MD

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How Does Bottom Surgery Work (FTM): Consultation to Recovery

Embarking on the journey of FTM bottom surgery is more than a physical transformation; it's a deeply personal and profound step toward aligning your body with your true self. How does bottom surgery work for an FTM realignment? Understanding the intricacies of the process, knowing what to expect, and preparing both mentally and physically is …

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Breast Reconstruction Recovery Time: What to Expect

If you’ve been through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, breast reconstruction may be the next life-changing step in your healing journey. As plastic and reconstructive surgeons, we’re here to help make the procedure and your recovery process as seamless as possible. This starts by empowering you with vital information about what breast reconstruction recovery …

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What To Do (and Not Do) During Tummy Tuck Recovery

Many patients considering tummy tuck surgery have more questions about recovery than the procedure itself. Besides wanting to know how long it takes to recover from a tummy tuck, they have questions about details such as how to sleep after a tummy tuck, what’s it like to wear a compression garment, and how to care …

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What Are Your Options for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

You may consider breast augmentation for many reasons, whether you feel your breasts are too small, lacking cleavage, or asymmetrical. Most women report feeling more confident and self-assured after the procedure, appreciating how it allows them to take charge of their bodies. That empowerment actually begins before the surgery even takes place when you work …

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Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy: How Long Should You Wait?

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, we strive to help women enjoy confidence-boosting transformations in the safest fashion possible. Part of this commitment is providing information about the right time to choose body …

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What Are Your Options for Male to Female (MTF) and Female to Male (FTM) Top Surgery? INFOGRAPHIC

You and your surgeon have many decisions to make when planning your gender-affirming top surgery One of these is the type of incision that will create the best and safest results from your surgery. Dr. John Stranix has a wealth of experience in the field of gender-affirming surgery and can help you make the best …

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CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: Recovery Time & Results (Pictures)

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 slim and sculpt targeted areas and reduce …

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How Much Does a Deep Plane, Mini, or Liquid Facelift Cost?

Understanding the cost of facelifts and other plastic surgery procedures is an important step in your surgical journey. While price should never dictate your decision about whether or not to pursue surgery, it’s empowering to have all the information you need as you prepare for your next steps. Read on to learn more about the …

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What’s the Best Breast Augmentation? Fat Transfer vs. Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Patients who come to us for breast augmentation can choose from a variety of options to achieve their desired results. Silicone, saline, or fat grafting—which is the best option for you? In this post, we will explain some important differences among the surgeries to help you better understand your options when you come in for …

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How To Prepare for Eyelid Surgery: Cost, Recovery & More (Photos)

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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