Meet Shane Palmer, MD

Meet R. Shane Palmer, MD

Dr. Palmer is the founder and medical director of Surgical Arts of Virginia and Ageless Innovations, A Medical Spa. Dr. Palmer offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures and treatments for men and women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas in Virginia.

Dr. Palmer’s philosophy is simple.  Cosmetic surgery should be accessible to more people at a more affordable price.  Cosmetic surgery has historically been out of reach for many people who would greatly benefit from it, especially body contouring procedures after childbirth. Dr. Palmer recognized this gap in care and structured his cosmetic surgical practice such that he could serve these people. Because Dr. Palmer is a talented cosmetic surgeon, you can have a superior result without having to pay exorbitant fees or sacrifice quality.

R. Shane Palmer, M.D. is a diplomate of both The American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He is the founder and Medical Director of Surgical Arts of Virginia and Ageless Innovations, a medical spa.

Dr. Palmer graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1995. He completed residency training in general surgery at Yale University Affiliated Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut in 2001.

Dr. Palmer performed general surgery after graduation from residency.  He began offering cosmetic surgery and vein treatment in 2006 and expanded his cosmetic offerings through the years.  He now exclusively practices cosmetic surgery and has performed many hundred cosmetic surgery cases.  Although the practice sees more patients for body contouring and breast enhancement, Dr. Palmer also has great success in facial rejuvenation, using modern techniques that provide a more natural result.

Dr. Palmer’s training was obtained through The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the preeminent cosmetic surgery organization offering post-graduate training in cosmetic surgery. Through the Academy’s specialized meetings, cadaver anatomical courses, hands-on workshops, and qualified mentorships with other cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Palmer obtained the training and confidence to go into private cosmetic surgical practice in 2006.  He continues to learn of the latest techniques and to expand his mastery of cosmetic procedures, incorporating any important developments in the field as they arise. Dr. Palmer’s newest interests are in regenerative medicine and the modern approach to anti-aging.

Located at 306 Cambridge St. (Route 1), our space is warm and inviting with no pretentious air. We perform all operative procedures in our modern, in-office operative suite with a 100% success rate in anesthesia safety since the inception of conscious sedation in 2008.

Ageless Innovations is our full-service medical spa within the same building as Surgical Arts of Virginia.

Please explore the pages of our website or give us a call to learn more about all our cosmetic and medical spa offerings. We look forward to seeing you soon. Give us a call or text to learn more.

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