Zinsser Plastic Surgery Blog

What is the Safest Type of Breast Implant?

July 10, 2020
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Most breast augmentation patients are interested in learning about breast implant types and which one may be right for them. While they differ by look and feel, there is also safety to consider. Dr. Zinsser is an experienced plastic…

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Is Breast Augmentation Recovery Painful?

June 30, 2020
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Like all cosmetic surgeries, breast augmentation causes discomfort as you recover. Dr. John Zinsser will make sure you know what to expect and how to prepare. To learn more, please call our Richmond, VA, surgical office at 804-474-…

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What is Breast Augmentation?

June 22, 2020
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Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) is a surgical procedure that increases the size of breasts and improves their overall shape. It is the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in the United States and has been for several years consecutively. More than 300,000 women undergo breast augmentation annually. Although it’s widely popular, that does not necessarily mean it is right for you. We encourage you to discuss your goals and your surgical options with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser.

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When Will I See Facelift Results?

June 19, 2020
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It takes a little while to see the full effect of your facelift. The swelling needs plenty of time to dissipate. That being said, people notice an immediate difference as soon as the bandages come off, 48 hours after surgery. These results improve over the following 6-12 months. To learn more about it, please call Zinsser Plastic Surgery at 804-474-9805.

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Can I undergo Breast Augmentation if I plan on having Children in the Future?

June 04, 2020
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A young mother smiles while lying in bed with her infant who is grabbing her cheeks

Yes, there is no reason why you cannot have children after your breasts are augmented. Many women take this path. Below are a few considerations:

  • Breast…
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What Is Transgender Top Surgery?

March 27, 2020
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There are many aspects involved in the transition process from one gender to another. For many individuals going through this process, transgender top surgery is an important way to help you look and feel like the person you truly are.

Top surgery is a specific type of transgender surgery that involves reshaping the chest area. This procedure can be performed on individuals who would like to achieve a more masculine chest appearance as well as on individuals who are looking for a more feminine chest appearance.

Male-to-Female Transgender Top Surgery

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What Does Facelift Mean?

March 20, 2020
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A facelift turns back the hands of time by rejuvenating the skin and tissues of your face. With age, these structures begin to sag and lose elasticity. A facelift procedure lifts and re-shapes those drooping tissues so you will look younger and refreshed.

If you are…

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Meet Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Zinsser

March 10, 2020
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Dr. John Zinsser is an experienced plastic surgeon in Richmond, VA. Dr. Zinsser is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. From early in his career, Dr. Zinsser was interested in the depth and breadth of the plastic surgery field. He has many years of experience, and he’ll help you decide whether a face, breast, body or skin treatment will meet your goals.

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Axolotl Shot: the regenerative filler

November 12, 2019

How is Axolotl™ used and what skin conditions can it improve?

Axolotl™ was originally developed for orthopedic problems such as fractures, ligament tears and strains, as well as wound healing for burns and chronic ulcerations.  Its tissue regeneration benefits were so impressive that it was natural to expand into cosmetic use.  Anyone with aging concerns would benefit from Axolotl topically and injected.  It can be used like a filler to generate collagen and elastin growth.  It is also an excellent option for correcting acne scarring and surgical scars in conjunction with microneedling or laser.  Axolotl™ can also be used aesthetically for hair restoration.

We have…

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Sculptra Q&A

April 02, 2019
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Sculptra® Q&A

By Sarah Burchett, PA-C

April 2019

What is Sculptra® and how is it different from fillers like Restylane®?

Sculptra® is a unique filler that stimulates your skin to produce its own collagen.  It is made of tiny filaments of poly-L-lactic acid, which is also used to make dissolvable sutures.  It was originally developed to treat AIDs patients who experienced lipodystrophy, or fat wasting, and appeared gaunt and emaciated in the face.

Sculptra® is not hyaluronic acid.  Therefore, it does not plump immediately.  Sculptra® is done in a series of three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.  …

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