Cosmetic Surgery in Fredericksburg, VA

Dr. R. Shane Palmer is a cosmetic plastic surgeon for men and women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Charlottesville, Richmond and the nearby communities in Virginia. Cosmetic surgery is a type of plastic surgery, and understanding the difference helps you to make confident choices for your care.

Cosmetic Surgery Versus Plastic Surgery

A common misconception promoted by many board-certified plastic surgeons is that plastic surgeons are superior to cosmetic surgeons.  This is simply, and demonstrably, not true. Plastic surgery is, in fact, a reconstructive specialty and their training in fellowship, typically after 3-5 years of general surgery, is on reconstructive procedures, with cosmetic procedures given far less emphasis. Plastic surgeons typically seek additional cosmetic surgery training after plastic surgery fellowship to become competent in cosmetic procedures.

Dr.  Palmer completed a five-year general surgery residency and practiced general surgery for over seven years before seeking additional training in cosmetic surgery procedures. This training included anatomical dissection of cadavers, hands-on workshops to actually perform procedures on patients, and assisting other cosmetic and plastic surgeons both in their offices and in his. He has been performing cosmetic surgery for over 12 years now and has demonstrated not only competency in cosmetic surgery but a talent for cosmetic surgery. The results speak for themselves.

Unfortunately, many plastic surgeons fear what they see as an intrusion into their “turf” by cosmetic surgeons and they have responded with a massive ad campaign to convince people that only they are qualified to perform such procedures. It is a dishonest approach. Your work should speak for you, not your denigration of other surgeons.

Prospective patients should confirm surgical competence, such as board certification from a surgical specialty, but more importantly, they should confirm the cosmetic talent of the surgeon they are considering. Photos, safety track record and patient satisfaction are where patients should seek information about talent.

What is the Cost of Cosmetic Surgery in Fredericksburg, VA?

The cost of cosmetic surgery at Surgical Arts of Virginia is based on the specific procedure, individual anatomy, aesthetic goals, and other considerations. We discuss your pricing after the consultation with Dr. Palmer. Payment can be made by cash, personal check, money order, or credit card. We also work with financing through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending.

We are able to keep our costs lower than most surgeons because we perform all surgery in our office surgical suite and use intravenous sedation with tumescent local anesthesia. This is a relatively new technique that allows us to avoid general anesthesia and a hospital setting with their additional risks and costs. We are very pleased with our 100% safety track record in anesthesia. No patient of ours has had an anesthesia complication in our 12-year history. This includes no intubations (breathing tubes) and no transfer to a hospital.

What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery addresses issues that are caused by aging, natural anatomy, weight changes, and other circumstances that cannot be remedied with traditional at-home methods, such as consumer skin care and exercise. We have found that cosmetic surgery enhances our patients lives and is not simply a vanity issue.

Why Choose Surgical Arts of Virginia for Your Cosmetic Surgery?

Dr. Palmer strives to stay on top of the latest techniques to ensure that he provides his patients with the best possible care while achieving exceptional results. This, combined with his attention to detail and focus on making procedures affordable, is why Surgical Arts of Virginia is a leading cosmetic surgery practice.

Dr. Palmer works with patients that have been previously denied cosmetic surgery, such as plus-size men and women. You could even say that this is one of his niches. He also does a significant amount of revision work when patients are unhappy with results obtained elsewhere.

Dr Palmer works with patients in the Fredericksburg area of Virginia, including Stafford, Charlottesville and Washington DC, as well as out-of-town patients. We offer free consultations to new patients.

Schedule Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

If you are considering cosmetic surgery for your face or body, entrust your care to Dr. Palmer and the staff of Surgical Arts of Virginia. We serve residents of Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Charlottesville, Richmond and nearby communities in Virginia, as well as out-of-town patients. Contact  us to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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