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How to Prepare for Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Surgery

If you’ve recently lost a dramatic amount of weight, but folds of sagging skin are still overshadowing your accomplishment, you may be an excellent candidate for body lift surgery. At Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Eric Desman works with many patients who find themselves frustrated by excess skin after reaching their weight loss goals… Read More »

Why Rhinoplasty Is Becoming More Popular Among Men

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, male patients represented nearly 290,000 of the cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the U.S. last year, and more than 65,100 of those surgeries were nose jobs, also known as rhinoplasties. Today, more men are choosing plastic surgery to improve various aspects of… Read More »

Facial Rejuvenation Procedures That Are Right for You

In today’s demanding landscape of social media and video calls, you may be more acutely aware than ever before of how your face looks from every angle. At some point, strategic lighting and filters can only go so far to hide the signs of aging, and it’s time to start considering various facial rejuvenation options… Read More »

What Is a Vi Peel, and Is It Right for Me?

Do you struggle with self-consciousness due to skin concerns like scarring, dullness, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone? Previously, the top way to resolve these issues was with a chemical peel. However, deep peels can lead to discomfort and require a prolonged recovery period. The Vi Peel is an alternative option for restoring healthy skin with… Read More »

Something to Smile About: Everything You Need to Know About Lip Enhancements

While beauty trends come and go, luscious, sexy lips have stood the test of time. From iconic pinup girl Marilyn Monroe’s era-defining pout to modern-day bombshells like Scarlett Johansson, full lips have been a desirable trait for decades. However, if your genetic makeup didn’t bless you with naturally lovely lips or your lips have thinned… Read More »

Love Your Arms: Facts About Brachioplasty Surgery

As you age, a loss of muscle tone and skin elasticity can lead to an accumulation of flabby, sagging skin on your upper arms. Unfortunately, these “bat wings” don’t respond well to diet and exercise, which can be frustrating and leave you feeling self-conscious about wearing short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts and dresses. Even fit and… Read More »

Should I Consider Breast Augmentation After Weight Loss?

Weight loss after pregnancy, via bariatric surgery or through diet and exercise, is an accomplishment to be proud of. However, you might find your happiness dampened somewhat by the resulting changes to your body. For example, while your skin can stretch an incredible amount, it doesn’t always snap back to shape afterward. We know it… Read More »

Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine for Busy Moms

Being a mom can be stressful. Between helping your kids with their homework, shuttling them to and from sports practice, running your household, and managing your professional career, you barely have time to catch your breath. Focusing on your skin care can slip further and further down your priority list as you juggle all these… Read More »

May Is for Moms: Get a Mommy Makeover!

May brings spring at its beautiful peak – with plenty of sunshine, flowers blooming, and birds singing. May is also a time when we honor our mothers with Mother’s Day. You might expect your family to treat you to something memorable like serving you breakfast in bed, but have you thought about using Mother’s Day… Read More »

Top 5 Procedures to Get You Ready for Bikini Season

Spring is in full bloom, and summer isn’t far behind. If you are planning a getaway to explore the beautiful beaches of Maryland and Virginia, you’ll want to look and feel your best while you soak up the sunshine and bask in the ocean breeze. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Eric Desman can help… Read More »