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Dr. Edward Ray

Surgery - Plastics
Ararat, VA
24 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
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Surgery - Plastics

Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
0 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Breast augmentation.: Once breast growth stops at age 19 or 20 (rarely older than that), your breast size depends on your hormone levels and weight. Pregnancy and lactatio... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
It depends.: Recovery time depends on what kind of neck lift you have. If you have a flabby neck, liposuction may be needed (maybe not even an actual "lift" which... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Maybe not.: It depends. If all the scarring is in your lower abdomen, the surgeon may be comfortable attempting a laparoscopic approach with the option to conver... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Sure.: A sebaceous cyst will usually only get better if surgically removed. Occasionally a steroid shot will make it go away. If your dermatologist does su... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Not really.: Mederma is an over-the-counter product for treating scars. The active ingredient is a plant extract but this product also has paraben, which some peo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Months: The skin goes through a gradual process of healing and remodeling after surgery that lasts months or years. Normally, when there is no infection, a m... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Filler won't work.: Fillers replace missing soft tissue or act as camouflage where there is a soft tissue depression. Lines on your neck (caused by creases in the skin) ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Yes: Silicone (not spelled silicon, thats an element) is a polymer (feels like rubber) that when applied as a sheet over a bumpy/raised scar helps the scar... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 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 (thoug... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 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 technolog... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 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... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Ray
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Explain what u want.: Make sure you explain to the surgeon what you are looking for. "asian eyelid surgery" entails many things. Removing the fold of skin (epicanthal fol... Read More

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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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