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Dr. Edward Ray

Surgery - Plastics
Ararat, VA
23 years experience male

Locations

Southpoint

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

AFLAC

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Medicare

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Wellpath Select Health Insurance

About

Bio

I am board certified in both Surgery and Plastic Surgery and enjoy reconstructive surgery above all. As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, I follow a strict code of ethics and patient safety.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Surgery - Plastics

Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
0 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Probably: Although still in its infancy, manipulating our genomes may be the key to repairing damaged tissues (and yes, increasing breast size). That technology is still far off. Plastic surgeons are using fat grafting to augment breasts, which is sort of "natural" since it uses your own tissues. Unfortunately, there are some concerns about fat grafts in the breasts making breast cancers harder to detect.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
No.: There is no fda approved pill for increasing breast size. Some sneaky folks will advertise pills as "supplements" claiming all kinds of things (though usually with a disclaimer that the pill doesn't actually treat any medical problems). Buyer beware. As your mom told you, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is...
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Probably not.: The ligaments that support your breasts and the skin may stretch, but the volume of your breasts will not change with massage. The only proven way to enlarge breasts is with either implants or fat grafts.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ray is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ray is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, MN
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

University of Rochester Medical Center

Residency

University of Southern California

Awards

Best of Durham, Cosmetic Surgery
America's Top Doctors
Best Hand Research Paper, 2008 ASPS Resident Conference

Affiliations

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons
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