Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeries in Fredericksburg
At Mary Washington Medical Group Plastic Surgery, our goal is to help patients
feel confident about their appearance, as well as to restore form and
function to those who have been injured. Our highly experienced staff
find immense satisfaction in being able to help patients feel comfortable
in their own skin. Dr. Balvant Arora oversees this department and provides
patients with personalized care that meets their needs and exceeds their
expectations. Dr. Arora is certified by the American Board of Plastic
Surgery and has years of education and experience in the field.
We provide the following cosmetic surgeries:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Reduction/Lift
- Face Lift
- Body Contouring
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
- Skin Cancers
- Facial Reconstruction
- Facial Fractures
- Hand Surgery
- Burn Care
- Soft Tissue Coverage
- Skin Grafting
- Chronic Wound Elevation
- Chronic Wound Management
- Cleft Lip
Whether you have recently undergone an injury that requires reconstructive
surgery or have experienced body changes and would like to feel confident
again, our plastic surgery specialists can provide you with the service
that is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who seeks cosmetic surgery?
In spite of popular belief, people who seek cosmetic surgery here in the
Fredericksburg area and around the country are real people just like you.
In fact, it’s almost certain that people you know have had the assistance
of plastic surgeon like Dr. Arora to help them enhance their appearance
creating a more confident self.
What type of Advanced Treatments do you offer?
We perform the full spectrum of plastic surgery including reconstructive
and cosmetic surgery, post-bariatric body contouring surgery, hand surgery,
facio-ancillary as well as soft tissue trauma surgery, and wound management.
Additionally, we perform non-surgical cosmetic procedures including Botox,
Restylane, soft tissue fillers and provide laser services and skin care.
Patients may choose from the most advanced treatment options for patients
from routinely simple to medically complex. Dr. Balvant Arora’s
vast surgical expertise, combined with the resources of Mary Washington
Hospital and comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach distinguishes us
form other plastic and reconstructive surgery practices.
What are Wrinkle Fillers?
Wrinkle fillers, also known as tissue fillers, are becoming increasingly
popular. These injectable gels are made from a variety of different products
and placed under the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds that occur
as aging changes your skin by reducing production of hyaluronic acid (HA).
Based on your age, skin-type and the areas you’d like to address,
Dr. Arora can help you select the product that will give you the results
Can you cure my rosacea?
While there is no cure for rosacea, innovations in dermatology have led
to treatments that can prevent and reduce the acne-like breakouts, reduce
redness and the number of flareups. In addition, dermatologists can remove
the thickening skin that appears on the bridge of the nose and other parts
of the face using laser surgery, dermabrasion or electrocautery. See Dr.
Arora for a consultation and recommendation on how to best control your
How do I choose the right plastic surgeon?
Choose with caution as any licensed doctor can call him or herself a cosmetic
surgeon. To assure that you are dealing with a properly trained and certified
plastic surgeon, check to see if your prospective doctor is certified
by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Evidence of additional training
and fellowships in plastic surgery add to the experience and expertise
you can expect. Always request a consult meeting to sit down and talk
about your goals. The surgeon should ask for your input, answer all of
your questions thoroughly as well as clearly provide you with information
about the risks of any proposed procedures. Many surgeons will provide
options of treatments and approaches. You should never feel pressured
into any procedures-the final decision always rests with you.
Why are light/laser procedures growing in popularity?
Innovations in laser and pulsed light technology are making these non-invasive
procedures popular choices for skin resurfacing, skin rejuvenation, treating
and removing scars and other blemishes as well as vein and permanent hair
removal. Most procedures can be performed on all skin types with minimal
to no downtime.
What are the most popular products used for breast implants?
Breast implants are typically filled with saline or silicone.
Saline implants, which are shells filled with sterile salt water, provide
a uniform shape and firmness. This solution is FDA approved for use in
women ages 18 and up. Should a leak occur in the implant shell, the saline
solution is safely absorbed and expelled naturally by the body. Regular
checks with ultrasound or MRI can assure that the implants are functioning properly.
Silicone gel feels a little more like natural breast material. Unlike a
saline implant, a leaking silicone gel implant will not collapse. Regular
checks, performed with ultrasound or MRI, help assure that the implants
are functioning properly. The silicone gel implant is FDA approved for
breast augmentation in women ages 22 and up.
How can I achieve the best look on my budget?
Consider the value of speaking to a dermatological or plastic surgery professional
who has done the research and performed thousands of procedures when creating
your skin care and treatment plan. Our professionals will listen to your
goals and help you prioritize to achieve your optimum look by using your
resources wisely where they will have the most impact.