VIRGINIA CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY
Featuring Dr. Desman - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
The Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery offers reconstructive surgery for patients in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia area including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fairfax County and Springfield. Nothing on this website should be construed as formal medical advice nor does this website constitute a doctor - client relationship. If you need more information please consult our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Desman. He has the plastic surgery skills and experience you can trust for your breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, facelift, liposuction or tummy tuck.
"At the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery , we believe that "taking care" of the patient begins the moment you contact our office. We realize that with today's hectic lifestyles, your time and energy is precious. That is why we are committed to doing everything we can to make every interaction with our practice a pleasant, efficient, and personal experience. We value you as a patient, but more importantly, we treat you like a
Complimentary cosmetic consultations
The artistic precision of plastic surgery begins with understanding your individual needs. Your complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Desman will be private and unhurried, allowing you to openly express your feelings and concerns, get answers to your questions, and have everything explained to you step by step.
When you call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Desman, our staff will be happy to answer your questions and send you information by email or regular mail prior to your visit. Our staff has many years of experience and is specially trained to listen to your needs and answer your questions. You may also request the use of multi-media materials so that you can learn more about available procedures either before or after meeting
with Dr. Desman.
All consultations are by appointment. Our staff will work with you to schedule an appointment around your busy schedule. Limited evening and weekend appointments are available.
See for yourself
You will be given the opportunity to see the new look you desire by using our state-of-the-art computer imaging system. Whether it is tucking your tummy, re-sizing your breasts, slimming your hips, or illustrating other areas of concern you will be able to see "before" photos next to the simulated "after" images. Never before has it been easier to make the decision to invest in your dreams.
The most important choice of all Choosing a plastic surgeon is a very personal decision. Dr. Desman has the skill, experience and education you can trust to give you the results you desire. Prior to entering the field of plastic surgery in 1995, Dr.
Desman was a general surgeon. He founded the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery in 1999 with the goal of providing outstanding medical care along with unparalleled service.
His commitment to you is demonstrated not only in his caring demeanor and excellent results, but also in his dedication to continuing education in plastic surgery . He consistently exceeds the standards set by the Virginia Board of Medicine and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons . All of these qualities combined are why so many patients refer their friends and family to Dr. Desman.
• BREAST AUGMENTATION
Breast augmentation surgery, or augmentation mammaplasty, is a cosmetic procedure in which a breast surgeon inserts implants to enlarge and enhance a woman's breasts. Breast augmentation is a frequent choice not just for simple enlargement, but to address sagging and loss of mass as a result of childbirth or aging, to correct
unevenly sized or shaped breasts, or as a reconstructive procedure following mastectomy or other loss of breast tissue. When considering breast augmentation, it is important to evaluate not only your individual circumstances and your ultimate goals, but the options available and the risks involved. The breast augmentation procedure is highly customized to the patient, offering a number of available options for size and type of implant, implant placement, and type of incision, all of which allows each patient to select just the right breast enhancement solution to suit her unique situation.
Liposuction is a method of body sculpting that allows plastic surgeons to remove targeted pockets of unwanted fat. Liposuction is performed using a device that consists of a powerful vacuum and a thin steel tube called a cannula. You are put under either local or general anesthesia, after which your surgeon inserts the cannula into a small incision to reach the unwanted fat deposits, and then suctions the fat out.There are two primary liposuction techniques in use today: Tumescent liposuction and modified tumescent liposuction. The older "dry method" liposuction is no longer in use, as modern procedures have proven far safer and more effective.
Tumescent liposuction: In a tumescent liposuction procedure, the area in which liposuction is to be performed is anesthetized with a diluted local anesthetic containing lidocaine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and intravenous fluid . This solution causes the area to become numb to pain, and to become tumescent, or swollen and somewhat hardened. This lets the surgeon more easily insert the cannula beneath the skin and better target the areas from which the fat is to be removed. The adrenaline in the area causes blood vessels to constrict, thus leading to less blood loss and increases your surgeon's ability to take out more fat.
Modified Tumescent Liposuction: is a procedure that combines the tumescent liposuction procedure described above with general anesthesia, meaning you are conscious during the procedure, or with IV sedation, in which you are sedated to a sort of 'twilight' consciousness in addition to the local anesthesia.
The procedure itself is the same, but the patient assumes both the benefits and the risks of the additional sedation or anesthesia. Risks of IV sedation are minimal, and can provide significant benefit for nervous patients. For patients who are having multiple areas are large volumes suctioned, additional anesthesia may be beneficial. All liposuction procedures performed under anesthesia should be performed in a certified operating room with certified anesthesia personnel in attendance at all times.
• TUMMY TUCKS
Tummy tucks are surgical procedures used to correct protruding or sagging in the abdominal area. There are two general categories of tummy tucks: Complete abdominoplasty and partial abdominoplasty. When deciding which type is right for you, it is important to understand the risks and benefits of each procedure as well as your individual needs and goals, and discuss the options with your plastic surgeon before making your final choice.
Complete abdominoplasty: A complete tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure, which usually takes about two to four hours. In a complete tummy tuck, your surgeon makes an incision that spans the lower abdomen, from one pubic bone to the other, and then detaches the belly button to allow for full access to the abdominal area. Your skin is lifted to expose the abdominal muscles. The surgeon then pulls these muscles closer together and stitches them in place to create a tighter abdomen and a narrower waistline. Once this step of the procedure is completed, your skin is pulled back over the area and stitched into place. This removes excess skin and cuts a new hole to replace the now-displaced belly button. Sometimes liposuction of the flanks or hips may also be recommended by your surgeon.
Partial abdominoplasty: A partial tummy tuck is a less invasive version of the complete tummy tuck, suitable for those who require less extreme changes. In a partial tummy tuck, the initial incision is smaller than with the complete tummy tuck, and the belly button is not detached. Thus, the only tightening occurs below the belly button. Once the incision is made, your surgeon lifts the skin up to the point where it is attached at the belly button and tightens the abdominal muscles below the belly button, as in the complete tummy tuck.
Once this step is completed, your skin is pulled back over the area, removing excess skin, and stitched back into place. Because the belly button is not detached in a partial tummy tuck, the surgeon does not need to create a new one as in the complete tummy tuck.
Rhinoplasty is a general term describing any surgery designed to reshape your nose. Rhinoplasties are used not only for cosmetic purposes, but to repair noses damaged by birth defect or injury, and to resolve breathing problems caused by deformities in the nose. The nose consists of a number of interrelated structures, including bone, cartilage, and skin. Any given rhinoplasty procedure may consist of changes to one or more of these parts. There are two types of rhinoplasty procedure: Open and closed.
Open rhinoplasty: is a procedure performed through a combination of incisions in the inside of your nose, and a small incision in the columella, the area between the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty affords much greater access to the area, as the surgeon is able to expose the bone and cartilage more fully, allowing for more complicated procedures and more precise adjustments.
Closed rhinoplasty: is a procedure in which the incision is made on the inside of your nose. As such, closed rhinoplasty is an option only for procedures that can effectively be performed through the small, difficult to reach incision.
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