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Dr. Michael Bermant

Plastic Surgery
Chester, VA
43 years experience male

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Chester, VA

Address

11601 Ironbridge Road, Suite 201, Chester, VA
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Chester, VA

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About

Bio

I am a retired Plastic Surgeon. My passion is plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. I specialize in rhinoplasty, ethnic nasal contouring, ears, breasts, liposuction, tummy tuck, belly button umbilicoplasty, and body lift operations. I have an encyclopedic website with many pictures, photographs and movies demonstrating my surgical sculpture. Detailed information about, body contouring for men, otoplasty ear surgery, gynecomastia, breast reduction, breast lift, male chest lift, after weight loss plastic surgery, transsexual, transgender FTM top contouring, and revision options. I enjoy inventing, designing, creating, art, and helping others learn. I mastered desk top publishing to create patient education and documentation. I then went on to the web with my encyclopedic plastic surgery resource. My photography work has developed over decades. I work with video to document the beauty of movement: how things move is critical to the art of the human form. Movies also permit me to record the emotional aspect of deformity and my surgical sculpture. My surgery is an evolution of my creativity. The human body is the ultimate in sculpting media adding an element of healing and patient education to optimize the resulting sculpture. Evolving more comfortable operations is a dynamic aspect that has been very emotionally rewarding. I am a technology and device analyst, designer, adviser, and critic. Knowing and understanding tools has been a passion from my earliest memories. It is part of my wanting to fix what is broken. Knowing how it works and then refining so that it can work better is just part of my makeup.

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Plastic Surgery

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bermant
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
I : I am a retired plastic surgeon and this should not be construed as medical advice. The eyelid structures are delicate and easily injured. Trauma frequently causes swelling, bruising, and sometimes cuts in the lid tissue, injury to the eye or deeper structures. No every swollen eyelid is not a fracture, but all orbital fractures will have eyelid swelling. The question is what if anything else has been injured and what if anything should be done. When i was in practice, i would ask to see such injuries immediately so that i could assess just what has been injured. This is not something that should be diagnosed over the phone or by those not familiar with evaluating such injuries. If nothing else is injured, the trick is to get to the tissue before the swelling occurs. This results in the least amount of bruising swelling and discomfort. If too late and swelling has already occurred, then the treatment was to get the swelling do go down as fast as possible. Ice can be dangerous to the thin tissues of the eyelids. I have seen burns from the damage of tissue freezing there. My preference eventually evolved to what i demonstrate here: http://www.Thesurgerystore.Com/recovery/swiss_therapy_gel_mask.Htm you are looking at actual pictures of this in action after eyelid surgery. The difference with this method beat all others so far i had to document the evolution myself on my website. Earlier efforts like cold peas are just not in the same ball park. However, if other injuries are present, the issue is what and options depend on what if anything is there. I have seen individuals with corneal scratches, facial fractures, detached retina, and so many different types of injuries, that is why i wanted to see any such patient immediately vs. Saying send them to the office for me to see in a few days or what ever. Hope this helps, michael bermant, M.D. Retired plastic surgeon.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bermant
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
This : This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired board certified plastic surgeon. Injection of liquid silicone is dangerous and a terrible idea. I have seen horrific complications from patients desperate for a solution to their complications from unethical people who took such material and injected it to various parts of the body. It tends to migrate, inflame tissue, and may cause general body reactions like affecting the immune system. The mess is so difficult to manage, i know of no successful way of fixing the problem other than better public education and warnings. Beyond that the next question is about buttock implants, how they really look and move. Beyond that the method has killed so many individuals that it is illegal in some parts of the world. Do a google search for "silicone injection illegal" or "silicone injection death." have you investigated any sufficient documentation of how such a device looks with activities like walking, swimming, or other general movement. Implants do not look like nor move like fat nor muscle. That may be one reason those advocating such implants do not show movies of these devices in place. To best understand such issues (other than see actual patients with the implant in person, would be to use at least my standard pictures for body lift and standard videos for body lift. These are designed to see the front and back for surgery to lift the lower body which includes the back and buttocks. Beyond that for implants, i would suggest looking at walking away, bending and standing from behind and side views, and patient emotional components about what it was like to live with such devices. In my opinion, the implants look so bad that i never offered them in my many years as a plastic surgeon. Hope this helps, michael bermant, M.D. Retired plastic surgeon.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bermant
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
This : This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired board certified plastic surgeon. The skin is the body's biggest organ. After weight loss, there can be a great deal of loose skin and hanging tissues. This is best visualized with pictures and videos, not with words. It can take 6 to 18 months for massive weight loss skin to adjust. Other organs fat component can shrink. The fat collected in the abdomen and omentum the structure of the intestine that stores the fat, leaves the muscle fascia layer loose and stretched out. This one page below connect to hundreds of pages, photographs, and movies demonstrating this question that trying to summarize the topic with a few words only offers so much. This is an issue bothering so many that i even built a forum for discussion of the emotions and issues of this topic. The non fat components of the remaining organs do not change much to my knowledge. I have yet to see comparison of kidneys, liver or spleen after weight loss. The main changes to the volume of the stomach come from the internal fat reserves i described. Hope this helps, michael bermant, M.D.

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Jan 17, 2012
Dr. Bermant is a superior physician and longtime friend.
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Dec 16, 2012
I grew up being teased about my moobs. I hated them and could not get my parents to understand the stress. Finally, I was able to fix this mess myself. I had searched the internet for years and always...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bermant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you Doctor

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Franklin and Marshall College
Graduated 1972MD

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

St. Louis University Hospital

Residency

St. Vincent Hospital

Awards

Distinguished Service Award, American Society for Plastic Surgery
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Affiliations

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Lipoplasty Society of North America
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