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Watch One Woman’s Journey from BRCA2 Diagnosis to Breast Reconstruction Published on October 25th, 2018

The first diagnosis of breast cancer is the beginning of a challenging personal journey filled with numerous physical and mental ups and downs. While everyone has a unique experience, it’s common to cycle through a rollercoaster of emotions, from denial and confusion to vulnerability and fea…

Dr. Aboutanos Chats Ear Surgery for Kids with eHealth Radio Published on September 19th, 2018

When most hear the words “plastic surgery,” they typically think of breast augmentation and liposuction—not life-changing procedures for children. However, pediatric plastic surgery can be immensely helpful to children born with traits or birth defects that significantly affect their self-…

4 Ways to Make the Most of the Last of Summer in Richmond Published on August 21st, 2018

Summer is quickly winding down—and even if you’re dreaming of cooler weather and pumpkin spice, it’s sad to see the long, warm days go. Luckily, it’s not too late to make a few more great family memories and send off the season with a bang. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite things to…

Dr. Aboutanos on News Channel 12: Prenatal Screening is Key to Helping Babies with Cleft & Craniofacial Defects Published on July 17th, 2018

Every parent hopes their child will be born in perfect health, but occasionally things don’t go quite as expected. This was the case for a Richmond family I recently worked with. Their son Silas was born with a cleft lip—but looking at him now all you see is a happy, healthy boy. Thanks to…

Is your friend having breast surgery? Here’s how to be a good “boobie buddy.” Published on June 28th, 2018

Before their procedures, I spend a lot of time with my Richmond plastic surgery patients going over what to expect during recovery, including how much help they will need from others. Every patient needs at least one trusted friend or family member to drive them to and from surgery and keep an e…