Plastic Surgery in Virginia
If you want to refresh your image or slow the visible effects of aging and still maintain a natural look, plastic surgery may be a viable option for you. Plastic surgery in Virginia can rejuvenate and enrich your appearance and help to increase your self-confidence in the process. There are a variety of benefits to cosmetic surgery and some treatments can even be done non-surgically. Doctors Somenek and Pittman are Board-certified Plastic Surgeons and have years of experience helping patients restore a more youthful and pleasing aesthetic appearance. Give us a call and see if we can help you achieve your desired look.
Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Cosmetic procedures can be done on almost any part of the body, including the face, neck, breast, abdomen, buttock, arms, and legs, as well as skin issues (stretched, wrinkled, creases, acne, scars, loss of volume) or hair loss. Our plastic surgeons and cosmetic team offer Virginia plastic surgery patients unique specialization to meet and all your cosmetic needs and goals.
Although Dr. Somenek is experienced with all types of cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments of the face, he has advanced expertise in procedures such as:
- Rhinoplasty / revision rhinoplasty
- Facelifts / non-surgical facelifts
- Eyelid surgery / blepharoplasty
- Laser surgeries for the skin
- Volume-enhancing fillers
- Lip augmentation and reshaping
- Hair restoration
Dr. Pittman, board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, also performs all type of procedures, but has a focused passion for many breast and body sculpting procedures services, including:
- Breast augmentation / revision / removal
- Breast reduction
- Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
- Mommy Makeover
We take a comprehensive approach to every patient’s needs and desires to ensure you choose the procedure and outcome that is right for you.
How to Determine if Plastic Surgery is Right for You
Choosing to have plastic surgery is a personal decision and every patient has unique motivations, needs, and goals. Information in this process is important. We are committed to provide you with the most thorough information through our websites, social media, before-and-after photo galleries, and other informational online resources.
However, the only way to determine if plastic surgery, a non-surgical procedure, or combination treatments are right for you is through a personal consultation with a highly-qualified plastic surgeon.
What to Expect from Your Plastic Surgery Consultation
When you arrive for your private consultation, you will be given new patient information and forms to provide important information insights, including your health history and input. When completing the form, be honest and thorough to help prevent complications during and after your procedure.
Patient Care Counselor
You will be greeted by our patient care coordinator (PCC) who will be your liaison and help you through this important visit and your cosmetic surgery journey. Your PCC may walk you through our plastic surgery facility so you can experience what our practice is all about. We will explain everything you can expect from your consultation and how we help to determine which procedure is right for you. We ensure you will have all the information about the surgery, timeline, after-surgery care, and payment options.
Meeting the Surgeon
The most important part of your visit is meeting and consulting with your surgeon. This is the opportunity to communicate your cosmetic surgery goals and ask questions. It is important to be open with our surgeon to get the best recommendations and results. Your surgeon will not only examine you based on the procedure you are interested in, but also learn the reasons behind your goals, your profession, and lifestyle to make sure we meet or exceed your expectations.
3-D Consultation – In addition to reviewing before and after photographs, your consultation may also include the most advanced 3-D consultation technology (Crisalix 3D). A 3-D consultation starts with taking a picture scan of you. Within a matter of seconds, your 3-D image will appear and you and your surgeon can discuss it and make amendments to your body image to visualize what you desire. You will also have access to your 3-D image after your consultation is completed so you can view it remotely.
How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is the most important part of your plastic surgery decision. Not only will they perform the surgery, they will also guide you through the decision-making process and have unique experience, training, available technology, and personality. Here are some tips to help you find the right plastic surgeon.
Invest the time to closely examine the credentials of your surgeon. There are many practices that promote cosmetic surgery services in Virginia, but many of their providers might not have specialized training, expertise, and credentials in the procedure that you want. We recommend that you consider board-certified surgeons to ensure that the most qualified professionals give you consultative advice and perform your surgery.
Another area of expertise to consider is their staff and facility. We encourage patients to consider practices that focus on cosmetic surgery and treatments; that have an experienced team of cosmetic specialists; and have the technology and facility to control your experience and surgical outcome. It is an important reason why we have our own fully-accredited, all private surgical suite in our office.
Credibility is an important element in choosing the right plastic surgeon. Your research should include getting detailed information about your procedure and surgeon. This includes viewing the surgeon’s before-and after-photos. Reviews have also become an important part of a practice’s reputation. It is important to not only check out their reviews on Google and other websites. The goal is not to find a surgeon with perfect scores but to find consistent themes in the patients’ experiences.
Since plastic surgery is such an important decision, we welcome patients to meet with multiple practices to make sure you not only have confidence in having the procedure, but that you have TRUST in the surgeon and their team. When coming in for your consultation, be prepared with detailed questions, look for specific aspects of the practice, and most importantly, develop an open dialogue and rapport with your surgeon and their team.
Call Somenek + Pittman MD to Explore the Possibilities of Plastic Surgery in Virginia
If you are interested in taking the next step to see how plastic surgery in Virginia can improve the quality of your life, feel free to schedule a consultation with us. Our seasoned plastic surgeons can talk with you about the various options you have to choose from.