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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Navigating Common Tummy Tuck Myths

A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is an effective way to remove saggy skin and stubborn fatty deposits to create the firm, flat midsection most people covet. A toned midsection adds to the overall contouring of your body and gives you a sleeker silhouette. If you're looking to get a tummy tuck in the …

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Answering Your FAQs About Preparing for Gender Affirmation Surgery

Gender affirmation surgery is an often life-changing way to feel more at home in your skin. Like any surgical procedure, however, transgender surgery does involve some downtime, and it’s important that you know what to expect during the recovery process. Preparing mentally and physically can make all the difference when it comes to your recuperation. …

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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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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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