University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Charlottesville, VA 22908
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Author Archives: Dr. John T Stranix, MD

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Can I Have Liposuction on My Double Chin?

Liposuction is renowned for slimming tummy bulges and "saddlebags," but its ability to permanently eliminate excess fat under the chin is less well-known. A double chin, also known as submental fullness, can be frustrating, causing you to look heavier and older than you are. Fat deposits under the chin are especially hard to get rid …

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Everything You Need To Know About Breast Augmentation

Most women choose to have breast augmentation to achieve a more feminine and sculpted profile and increase their body confidence. If your breasts have changed due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy, a breast augmentation can reshape your figure. Women looking for larger, rounder, and lifted breasts come to our plastic surgery practice for our …

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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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