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

Author Archives: Dr. John T Stranix, MD

Charlottesville, Fishersville, VA Facelift

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

Understanding the cost of facelifts and other plastic surgery procedures in Charlottesville, VA, is an important step in your surgical journey. While cost should never dictate the decision you make 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 …

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Breast Augmentation Cost Charlottesville, VA

6 Factors That Affect the Cost of Breast Augmentation

How much does breast augmentation cost? If you're thinking about getting breast implants, you've likely typed a version of that question into a search engine. Women considering breast augmentation at the Charlottesville or Fishersville locations of UVA Plastic Surgery trust our plastic surgeons to be transparent about what breast augmentation patients are specifically paying for. …

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Charlottesville, Fisherville, Tummy Tuck, Belly Button, VA

What Happens to the Bellybutton During a Tummy Tuck?

Besides being asked occasionally about whether you have an "innie" or an "outie," most of us rarely think about our bellybutton's appearance. For the record, only about 10% of people have an outie. For patients getting a tummy tuck at our Charlottesville or Fishersville, VA, plastic surgery practice, though, the bellybutton is a central part …

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Gender-Confirming (Transgender) Top Surgery: Your Questions Answered

Gender confirmation surgery is a very personal, important procedure that helps transgender people feel more comfortable in their bodies. UVA Plastic Surgery is a high-volume center for top surgery and will offer gender-confirming bottom surgery in the near future as well. We see transgender plastic surgery patients from throughout Virginia and as far as Tennessee, …

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A woman researches board-certified breast reconstruction plastic surgeons on a laptop.

Choosing the Best Breast Reconstruction Surgeon for You

Being told that you have breast cancer or that you have an elevated risk for developing breast cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. As medicine becomes increasingly complex and sophisticated, so are the options for breast reconstruction. That is why a consultation with a plastic surgeon in Richmond who specializes in breast reconstruction surgery is critical …

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What to Expect From Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience. It’s normal to have many questions and emotions during this challenging time. At the UVA Breast Reconstruction Center in Charlottesville, VA, we want our patients always to feel supported—both physically and emotionally. Armed with the information and care you need, you can comfortably navigate the …

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A woman shows off her abdomen after completing a body contouring treatment.

Tummy Tuck, CoolSculpting®, & Liposuction: Comparing the Results & Recovery Time

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 can slim and sculpt targeted areas and …

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A woman plays with her baby while thinking about the best time to get a tummy tuck procedure.

How Long After Pregnancy Should I Wait to Get a Tummy Tuck?

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 serving Central Virginia, including patients from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fishersville, VA, we strive to help women enjoy confidence-boosting transformations in the safest fashion possible. Part of this …

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A woman considering breast enhancement rests on a bed and wonders if breast implants or a breast lift is right for her.

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift: Which is Right for Me?

There are many treatment options for women who are interested in breast enhancement. Breast augmentation and breast lift procedures are popular choices with our patients from Richmond, VA, and beyond. However, many women don’t know all the differences between these two procedures. How do you decide which option best suits you? Choosing plastic surgery is …

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A woman who received a tummy tuck is trying on her old jeans again for the first time in years.

Money Matters: How Much Does a Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, or Facelift Cost?

You’ve thought about the procedure. You’ve researched surgeons in your area. You’ve looked through countless before-and-after photos and decided that this could be the surgery for you. Then comes the next step: assessing pricing and planning for your financial commitment before you pencil in your consultation with a plastic surgeon in the Harrisonburg, VA, area. …

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