Surgical Arts of Virginia Reviews

Dr. R. Shane Palmer and his staff are always thrilled with the Surgical Arts of Virginia reviews that we receive from patients in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Stafford, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas of Virginia.

“I looked REALLY good for the summer!”

By Anonymous


“Wow! I do not even know where to begin!”

I am 44 and the mother of 4 beautiful children, the oldest being 26 and my youngest age 4. My last three babies were big. My youngest was a whopping 11lbs 9 oz. I ended up having all last three pregnancies via C-section! I ended up with gestational diabetes after my last baby! I decided I did not want to take medication, to help with this instead I joined a gym and spoke with a nutritionist! I ended up losing 50lbs, and I did not have to take medication, however no matter how much exercising I did my belly fat was not going any were, after speaking with a personal trainer, I learned that it would never go away completely and so that is why I chose to have a tummy tuck!

Wow! I do not even know where to begin! Let me just start with my consultation!
Doctor Palmer and his wonderful team made me feel so comfortable! Everyone was super friendly, professional but also very personable! The care that they provided was geared towards me and my needs! The team provided me with all of the information I needed to help me with the financial assistance that I would need for my surgery! Doctor Palmer’s team answered all of my questions and concerns!

The day of my surgery, the nurse made me laugh; the team is very down to earth and all of them have a great sense of humor. I went into the surgery reassured that I was in the best of care. The nurses talk me completely through informing me of what they were doing. This surgery was one of the best decisions of my life! Doctor Palmer, Jason and all of the rest of his wonderful team did an excellent Job providing both awesome care and awesome results! At an affordable awesome price!

This is only the beginning for me… I plan on returning back to Doctor Palmer for a breast lift and augmentation, because just like it is true that all the exercising in the world will not get rid of dead muscle tissue all the exercising will not tone and lift your bust either! Thank God for awesome technology and awesome body sculptures such as Doctor Palmer the title of his Practice lives out its name!

Follow My Journey Here

by B . B

“Dr. Palmer is excellent!”

Dr. Palmer is excellent! I connected with his energy and his honest no-nonsense approach. I believe that cosmetic surgery is an art. Therefore, you have to like and trust your doctor and his art. I trusted Dr. Palmer with my face two years earlier and certainly trusted him with my breast and stomach. They were both major surgeries. I will most definitively go back to Dr. Palmer should I be needing other surgeries.

by V. O.

“He did an amazing job on my tummy tuck”

I had a full tummy tuck with muscle repair. I have wanted this procedure for so long. My tummy was a disaster after having carried four huge babies. Dr. Palmer has an incredible eye for aesthetics. He did an amazing job on my tummy tuck and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone. I already have other appointments to address further issues I’d like to deal with. He is a two-hour drive from me but completely worth it!

by T. C.

“I give Dr. Palmer five stars”

Dr. Palmer is pleasant and very aware of the patient’s need. I had a tummy tuck, torso, and flanks liposuction. I did not feel any pain, rather very tight core muscles, soreness and swelling post-op. I am just in my second week and will post pictures soon, once I can get through some of the swelling. I arrived at the surgery center at 8:30 a.m. and was met shortly after to take my vitals. I was then given an IV with antibiotic and meds to calm my nerves (even though I wasn’t nervous at all, but I guess it helped). Then Dr. Palmer came in to draw up the areas for liposuction and tummy tuck markings. After that, I was told I would be taken to the OR to get started. This was for me the only uncomfortable part, as I stood naked in a cold OR while they sprayed me with disinfectant, it was super cold and I was shivering. I soon adjusted to the cold and it was over before I knew it. I was then placed on the operating table with all the initial setup. It seemed quite a high-tech OR. I felt a strap on my legs that compressed and released intermittently to prevent clot and improve circulation I guess. With my hands then strapped, I was told I would be falling asleep through sedation administered via the IV. It felt like 5 minutes when I woke up to see them dressing me up and telling me to wake up. The surgery was about 6 hours. 5000cc (About 2 liters) was liposuctioned and 2.2lbs of skin removed from my tummy, with muscle repair of four to five inches of muscle separation. As I said, I didn’t feel pain but very sleepy and off balance as I found it hard to walk without support. I give Dr. Palmer five stars.

by M.F.

“Would highly recommend Dr. Palmer! “

Would highly recommend Dr. Palmer! He is a true ARTIST! Dr. Palmer had MY best interest at heart. With so many miles away after my surgery, Dr. Palmer and his staff were available 24/7. I had many procedures done—breast augmentation, tummy tuck, CO2 resurfacing, fat injections to my face—BUT my all-time favorite was blepharoplasty! Took 10 years off instantly!! NO MORE bags under the eyes!! I would highly recommend Dr. Palmer and his staff, with the on-call service they provided me, I was able to go back to work in just eight days of having my surgeries done!!

by T. P.

“I am so very happy with my surgery”

I am so very happy with my surgery. I can wear clothes that I could never wear before. Dr. Palmer removed hanging down skin, tightened muscles and did liposuction. It is amazing how different I look and feel. Dr. Palmer is a perfectionist. He has an eye for perfect body form and contouring. I studied many many before and after pictures from all over the country prior to having my surgery. I must say, his was by far the most effective that I had viewed. So, of course I am thrilled. His staff was professional and friendly.

by M. H.

“I am SO happy with my results”

I have had 2 surgeries with Dr. Palmer, and if you want a top-notch surgeon with a wonderful staff, this is the place to go! They make you feel SO comfortable here! The operating room was comfortable with music of your choice playing. (Dr. Palmer even sang a few times). My procedure was painless, and I am SO happy with my results. Thank you, Dr. Palmer and staff!

by T. J.

“He was awesome and most importantly affordable”

I had a tummy tuck, torso liposuction, and he repaired an umbilical hernia. The first week was rough! But three weeks after procedure I was back to work and four sizes smaller. He was awesome and most importantly, affordable.

by T. J.

” love Dr. Palmer and unreservedly recommend him to anyone”

All my life, I was bullied for various reasons: I was either too thin, or I looked like a boy. Throughout adolescence and into my adulthood, I was quite insecure about my body. Though I matured in confidence as an adult, I wanted to improve my body for me! After giving birth to my wonderful kids, and realizing my stomach muscles would never be the same, my husband and I concluded that I should get the tummy tuck surgery—and hey, why not throw in the breast augmentation surgery for good measure! I did my research, but I just wasn’t happy with any of my consultations. Finally, I learned about Dr. Palmer through a friend and immediately inquired about his abilities to perform the breast augmentation surgery, as well as the tummy tuck. Let me tell you that from the moment I spoke with him, I knew I was in good hands. Dr. Palmer is extremely knowledgeable, not only because he is nationally board-certified, but also because he has performed both surgeries and more for decades! His price is competitive and reasonable. I am absolutely pleased with my results, and I will be consulting him for my next procedure(s). I went on a cruise last year, and guess who won the bikini contest? Me! I love Dr. Palmer and unreservedly recommend him to anyone—no matter the gender. You will be satisfied!

by L. G.


Surgical Arts of Virginia reviews speak for themselves. If you live in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville and the nearby communities in Virginia, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Hello and Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our business! We're currently performing renovations on our website, which is why you're arriving at this page.

We're sorry for the inconvenience and working hard behind the screen to come back better than before.

If you have an emergency or a question that you need to ask us, please email or, and we will be in touch as soon as possible.