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Dr. JoAnne Lopes - Virginia Beach Cosmetic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Lopes
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Dr. Joanne Lopes MDAfter many years of extensive surgical training and being the mother of three children, Dr. JoAnne Lopes brings outstanding surgical skills coupled with a heightened appreciation for cosmetic concerns. As a female plastic surgeon, she feels that her contribution to the field has been her ability to view plastic surgery from a woman’s perspective and uses this perspective in her approach to cosmetic surgery.

Although her practice consists primarily of female patients, a growing male patient population can appreciate the sensitive and caring style that a woman plastic surgeon such as Dr. Lopes can provide. As a female plastic surgeon, she has a unique ability to make her patients feel comfortable in a surgical environment as well as work with them to formulate a suitable plan of treatment.

Dr. Lopes has an avid interest in skin care, which she feels promotes better skin health to result in ageless beauty. She has an expertise in skin resurfacing using a variety of techniques including the CO2 and Erbium laser, TCA peels, and the Obagi peel. As a female plastic surgeon, she has a large following of Botox® Cosmetic patients, and she is endearingly known as “The Botox® Cosmetic Queen” in her geographic area.

What can’t be achieved with skin care, Botox® Cosmetic, and fat grafts can be achieved with facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Lopes combines eyelid surgery in her facelifts with fat grafting, Botox® Cosmetic, resurfacing, and neck liposuction to give an overall more youthful appearance. Her practice continues to grow, and she states, “I enjoy my relationships with my patients, the success of my results, and most importantly, the difference it makes in their lives!”

With an ingenuity in body contouring, Dr. Lopes uses all the current modalities of tummy tucks, lifts, and traditional suction assisted liposuction (SAL). Being a woman plastic surgeon, she has a strong interest in breast surgery with a particular interest in breast augmentation and breast reductions.

Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate Degree: Old Dominion University, 1975 to 1979, B.S.N., Nursing, Graduated Cum Laude

Graduate Degree: Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1985 to 1989, M.D.

Internship: University of Connecticut, 1989 to 1990, General Surgery

Residency: University of Connecticut, 1990 to 1994, General Surgery

Fellowships: Medical College of Virginia, 1994 to 1996; Plastic Surgery; Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1996 to 1997, Cosmetic.

Hospital Staff Memberships: Sentara Norfolk General, Sentara Leigh Hospital, DePaul Hospital, CHKD

Licensure: Maryland 1990, Virginia 1994

Board Certified: Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery; 2000, Board Certified Plastic Surgery, 2000

Academic Positions: Assistant Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1997 to 2000

Teaching Experience: Family Medicine Review Course – Suture Workshop, 1997 and 1998.

Honors and Awards: Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 1999-2000; Life Membership, The National Registry of Who’s Who, April 2000

Community Services: Operation Smile, Cleft Lip and Palate Team, Guatemala, February 1996; Junior League of Norfolk – Va. Beach., YMCA Silver Beach Camp Doctor

Memberships in Professional Societies: Fellow American College of Surgeons; Active Member of American Society of Plastic Surgery; American Medical Association; Active Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; American Medical Women’s Association; Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons

Investigator: A Multicenter, Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Botox® Cosmetic (Botulinium Toxin, Type A) in Subjects with Glabellar Lines; Allergan; 1999.

Investigator: A Multicenter, Open-Label Study of the Safety of Botox® Cosmetic (Botulinium Toxin, Type A) in Subjects with Glabellar Lines; Allergan; 1999.

Presentation: Botox® Cosmetic and fat grafts; Advanced Obagi Seminar; Columbia, Maryland; October 1999.

Presentation: “Prescription for Ageless Beauty”; Sentara Women’s Health Source; Norfolk, Virginia; October 1999.

Presentation: “Little Surgical Techniques to Make You Look Younger”; Better Aging and Wellness Seminar; Holiday Inn, Virginia Beach; January 2000.

Presentation: “Botox® Cosmetic Update”; Mayo Clinic Symposium; April 2000.

Presentation: “State of the Art in Hair Transplantation”; Mayo Clinic Symposium; April 2000.

Research: Efficacy and Comparison of Four Topical Antioxidant Skin Products for Potential to Reverse Visible Signs of Photoaging”; American Society of Plastic Surgery; October 2000.

Research: Efficacy and Comparison of Four Topical Antioxidant Skin Products for Potential to Reverse Visible Signs of Photoaging”; Scientific Forum ASPS Mtg.; October 2000.

Chapter: Liposuction: Upper Extremity;

Chapter: Liposuction: Calves and Ankles;

Committee: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Public Education Committee, 2001 to 2005.

Committee: Sculptra Medical Advisory Board, 2005.

You will appreciate Dr. Lopes’ compassion and understanding as well as her unique ability to make you feel comfortable in a surgical environment. You are welcome to view our multimedia presentation: “A Conversation with Dr. Lopes”. Read more about Dr. Lopes’ education, medical training, qualifications and honors. Meet the Cosmetic Surgery Center Team

Call our office today at (757) 497 - 5400 for more information or to schedule your consultation with Dr. JoAnne Lopes.

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