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Author Archives: Dr. John T Stranix, MD

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Top Surgery Recovery Timeline: A Guide for All Transitions

Recovering after top surgery is often an exciting, emotional journey. Whether you are embarking on an MTF or FTM transition (or seeking a nonbinary-affirming procedure), understanding what to expect during each stage of recovery can help ease concerns and ensure a smoother healing process. From managing postoperative discomfort to adjusting sleep positions, we break down …

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How Long Do BOTOX® & Dermal Fillers Last? 6 Top Treatment Areas

Injectable treatments have long enjoyed popularity for their wrinkle-smoothing and facial contouring prowess. While these transformations can be impressive, they are temporary solutions. So, just how long does BOTOX last? How long can you enjoy your dermal filler results? Learn more about what you can expect from your injectable results in 6 of the most …

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Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck: Which Is Right for You?

At UVA Plastic Surgery, we understand that choosing between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck is a significant decision. Our goal is to provide comprehensive information to guide you in selecting the procedure that best suits your needs. This blog post will discuss what each surgery entails, the benefits and considerations, the …

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Explore Your Options: Types of Breast Reconstruction and Their Benefits

Breast reconstruction is a deeply personal journey for those who have undergone mastectomy or breast cancer treatment. The surgery is often an essential part of the healing process for its role in reclaiming a patient’s sense of self and body confidence. At the UVA Breast Reconstruction Center, we offer 3 primary types of breast reconstruction: …

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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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