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Plastic Surgery Specialist

West End Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons located in Richmond, VA

Plastic surgery isn’t the same as cosmetic surgery. Though during plastic surgery, your surgeon aims to improve appearance, they also want to restore function. Robert Schmidt, MD, a double board-certified surgeon at West End Facial Plastic Surgery in Richmond, Virginia, specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. To schedule a plastic surgery appointment, call the office in The West End, or book online today.

Plastic Surgery Q & A

What is plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty that treats tissue defects of the face and body caused by disease, trauma, or birth disorders. When addressing these defects, plastic surgeons focus on both the appearance and function of the affected tissue. 

The goal of plastic surgery is to correct, or reconstruct, the defect.  

West End Facial Plastic Surgery specializes in the reconstruction of defects that affect the face and neck. 

What are plastic surgery procedures?

West End Facial Plastic Surgery performs a number of procedures to address facial and neck defects. Some of the plastic surgery procedures include:


Many people consider rhinoplasty to improve the look of their nose. At West End Facial Plastic Surgery, the plastic surgeon performs rhinoplasty to correct deformities from trauma or heredity.


During rhinoplasty, the experienced plastic surgeon aims to improve both the look and function of your nose. 

Revision rhinoplasty

West End Facial Plastic Surgery performs revision rhinoplasty to fix problems that may occur during the healing process of your original nasal surgery. These problems may affect your nose’s function and appearance. 


To fix a deviated septum that impairs breathing through your nose, West End Facial Plastic Surgery performs septoplasty. 


Blepharoplasty is an eyelid procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the upper eyelid that may impair your vision. 

Facial reconstruction

West End Facial Plastic Surgery performs facial reconstruction to repair facial injuries and scars. The plastic surgeon also performs procedures to treat patients with facial paralysis, which may affect facial symmetry and cause functional problems.

Skin cancer removal

West End Facial Plastic Surgery performs plastic surgery to remove skin cancer lesions that affect the head and neck. The goal of treatment is to remove the cancer and then restore the skin to make scars imperceptible.

Am I a candidate for plastic surgery?

Your plastic surgeon at West End Facial Plastic Surgery determines if you're a candidate for plastic surgery after a consultation. 

When deciding about your treatment options, the experienced plastic surgeon takes into consideration your aesthetic concerns, functional problems, ultimate goals, and overall health. 

Defects that affect your face and neck are difficult to hide. To discuss surgical options with an experienced facial plastic surgeon, call West End Facial Plastic Surgery, or book an appointment online today. 


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