At USMD Hospital in Arlington, plastic surgeon Dr. James Ward provides a wide array of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Ward is skilled in performing many proven surgical procedures for the breasts, body and face. You can read more about our services by using the menu on the left side of this page.
Who's a Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery?
The best candidates for cosmetic surgery are healthy men and women who have a positive outlook and realistic expectations. It's important to remember that plastic surgery is a personal choice. Therefore, a procedure should be chosen with the goal of fulfilling your own desires, not someone else's desires or another person's ideal image. Cosmetic surgery is elective, and not usually covered by health insurance.
Procedures can be divided into categories such as breast enhancement, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring. View the following articles to read more about cosmetic surgery procedures.
Changes in body shape can occur gradually or, in cases of dramatic weight loss, very rapidly. When people are bothered by excess body fat or loose skin, they turn to a plastic surgeon for body contouring surgery. Your surgeon may recommend liposuction to remove fat, or a skin-tightening procedure to remove unwanted folds of skin. Dr. Ward provides the most effective procedures for body contouring, including the tummy tuck, upper arm lift and tumescent liposuction.
Breast surgery – both cosmetic and reconstructive – is an important focus for most board certified plastic surgeons. At Dr. Ward's practice, a woman can undergo cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift to enhance her figure. Whether you desire a cosmetic enhancement or restoration of feminine shape, Dr. Ward can recommend the right procedure for you.
Facial surgery can redefine certain features like the chin, cheeks or nose and thereby improve facial balance. In other cases, it can address the signs of aging that frequently appear around the lower face and neck. Procedures offered by Dr. Ward can reduce the most common signs of aging, from the brow to the neck area. Read more about the facelift to learn about reducing the visible signs of aging through plastic surgery.