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Cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery focuses on enhancing a person's appearance, while plastic surgery is a reconstructive procedure to treat abnormalities, burns and other types of trauma.


Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in Virginia

We help meet your goals for appearance and function improvement.

At HCA Virginia Health System, our surgeons advise and treat you with a range of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures for injury repairs, birth trait changes or feature alterations. From talking about options to aftercare, our team is with for you.

Want to preregister for surgery?

Save time and prepare for your surgery with preregistration. Allow us to prepare by letting us collect information like your insurance, arrange for your personal doctor, and get pre-op testing results.

Save time and prepare for your surgery with preregistration. Allow us to prepare by letting us collect information like your insurance, arrange for your personal doctor, and get pre-op testing results.

Related specialties

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Conditions treated by plastic surgeons

Many illnesses and injuries may require plastic surgery to reshape or repair body structures. We treat conditions such as:

  • Breast cancer
  • Burn injuries
  • Cleft lip or palate
  • Eye deformities
  • Facial deformities
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand injuries
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Melanoma
  • Nose deformities
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Skin blemishes
  • Spider veins
  • Varicose veins
  • Wrinkles

Cosmetic and reconstructive care we offer

We know surgery decisions influence mobility, appearance and how your body functions. We offer many procedures that give you positive outcomes.

Difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery

Plastic surgery is any surgery that reshapes or repairs body structures and tissues. This specialized type of surgery falls into two categories:

  • Cosmetic surgery — A plastic surgery subspecialty that reshapes facial or body features to improve appearance.
  • Reconstructive surgery — A surgery to repair deformities resulting from accidents, disease or congenital abnormalities with the goal of improving movement and function.

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery we offer

Our experienced team provides a full range of treatment options. We offer surgeries including:

  • Abdominoplasty — removes wrinkled skin and fatty tissue from the stomach
  • Body fat reduction — uses liposuction or surgical removal of excess fatty deposits from the hips, buttock, thighs and other areas
  • Breast augmentation — enlarges the breasts
  • Breast reconstruction — restores form to the breast
  • Cheek implants — give the appearance of cheekbones
  • Chemical peel — uses chemicals to repair damaged skin
  • Chin augmentation — uses an implant to redefine the shape of the chin
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery — repair birth abnormalities of the mouth
  • Dermabrasion — scrapes the facial skin to smooth out fine wrinkles, especially around the mouth
  • Ear surgery — repositions or reshapes the ears
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) — removes excess fat and skin on the upper and lower eyelids
  • Facelift (rhytidectomy) — removes wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck
  • Forehead lift — removes wrinkles on the forehead
  • Hand surgery — corrects defects of the hand that are the result of injury or genetics
  • Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) — reshapes the nose
  • Prosthesis change — removes the old prosthesis, replacing it with a new one
  • Scar revision — reduces the surface area of scars, making them less noticeable
  • Tissue expansion — involves stretching adjacent healthy skin to cover an incision

Choosing plastic surgery

To help you decide if plastic surgery is right for you, you'll talk with one of our specially trained nurses about your treatment options. If you choose surgery, you’ll meet with a reconstructive or cosmetic surgeon to provide more in-depth details about your surgery and recovery.

After your surgery, we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment with your primary care physician to ensure your recovery is on track. You’ll be informed about any medications you’ll need, and a professional technician will teach you how to use cosmetics to help conceal incisions, discoloration or swelling.

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