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5 Things Even Smart People Get Wrong About Sunscreen

Sun damage is one of the leading causes of premature aging. Issues such as uneven skin tone and texture, freckles, wrinkles, melasma, and even skin cancer are all risks associated with excessive exposure to harmful UV rays. We all know sunscreen can protect us from these problems, but even the smartest folks believe some of… Read More »

How to Tell If You Need a Breast Lift

Women’s bodies undergo many incredible changes throughout their lifetimes, especially the miracles of childbirth and breastfeeding. Due to aging, weight and hormonal fluctuations, and other factors, you may look in the mirror one day and notice your breasts aren’t as perky as they used to be. The cumulative effects of gravity and time can take… Read More »

5 Apartment-Friendly Cardio Moves

Whether you’re enjoying one of our many services, working out, or anything else, we want you to look and feel your very best! We know that some of our patients are finding it challenging to maintain their workout routines while they are stuck at home. When you live in an apartment, home workouts can be… Read More »

Expert Tips on How to Maintain Your Beauty Routine From Home

Many people mistakenly assume that a skincare regimen must be complicated to be effective. The truth is, simpler is often better when it comes to taking care of yourself and getting that healthy glow. Here are our top tips for keeping up with an at-home beauty routine. Wash Your Face Twice a Day When you… Read More »

COVID-19 Update 6/3/20

Our area in Virginia has entered into Phase I of reopening as the good news about the SARS‐CoV‐2 (COVID‐19) outbreak continues. New cases have trended down and the mortality rate has stabilized. With the re-opening, masks are now required in public. With Phase I re-opening, you need to remember that social distancing measures are more… Read More »

3 Body Contouring Procedures to Transform Your Shape Before Summer

With the first day of summer a little more than two months away, you may already be dreaming of long days, lazy afternoons spent poolside, and meals cooked entirely on the grill. You can get ahead and make this summer your best yet by booking a body contouring surgery in the springtime. Here’s the skinny… Read More »

COVID-19 Update 5/26/20

There seemed to be some good news about the SARS‐CoV‐2 (COVID‐19) outbreak in our area over the past several weeks. New cases appeared to be declining and the mortality rate is decreasing as well. Therefore, some of the restrictions in our area are being eased. For example, Fairfax County Parks opened over the holiday weekend,… Read More »

COVID-19 Update 5/18/20

The Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery remains open for you. We have never closed our doors through the SARS‐CoV‐2 (COVID‐19) outbreak; we just moved to a different style of practice with HIPAA compliant telehealth visits starting in the early days of the pandemic. We are now also seeing patients in the office for elective procedures,… Read More »

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

At VCPS, we know that this is a difficult time for everyone. We are doing our very best to continue to serve our patients amid the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we started doing telehealth virtual consults last week, many of our patients had some questions about the coronavirus outbreak. Here, Dr. Desman… Read More »

What Causes Stubborn Fat, and What Can You Do About It?

If you have a long-held goal of attaining a slim, toned figure, you aren’t alone. However, no matter how many hours you spend sweating in the gym, or how dedicated you are to staying on top of a healthy, sensible diet, you likely still have specific trouble spots standing between you and the body of… Read More »