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We found 4 plastic surgeons near Newport News, VA.

Dr. Thomas John Joly, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
2101 Executive Drive
Hampton, VA
 

Dr. Thomas Joly is a plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Joly include plastic surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Optima Health, and more. Dr. Joly graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Joly's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Teaching Recognition Award, CWRU Ophthalmology Residency. In addition to English, he speaks French. His professional affiliations include Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Alexander McArthur III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
901 Enterprise Parkway; Suite 200
Hampton, VA
 

Dr. Alexander McArthur sees patients in Newport News, VA, Williamsburg, VA, and Hampton, VA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. McArthur is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center, Sentara CarePlex Hospital, and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. McArthur trained at Duke University Medical Center and Hartford Hospital for residency. He takes Cigna, Optima Health, Aetna, and more. He has received the distinction of Hampton Roads Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Resurfacing, Hair ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Joseph Kanter, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4000 Coliseum Drive; Suite 110
Hampton, VA
 

Dr. Mark Kanter practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kanter average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kanter include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Kanter attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His professional affiliations include Riverside Regional Medical Center, Sentara CarePlex Hospital, and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
901 Enterprise Parkway; Suite200
Hampton, VA
 

Dr. Thomas Blanchard specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Blanchard at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center, Sentara CarePlex Hospital, and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, Optima Health, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Blanchard attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Blanchard has received professional recognition including the following: Hampton Roads Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).