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Dr. James Chappell

Aesthetic Medicine
Severna Park, MD
30 years experience male

Locations

Annapolis Plastic Surgery

Severna Park, MD

Address

790 Ritchie Hwy, Suite E-35, Severna Park, MD
Directions

Fax

4105441872

About

Bio

ABMS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery (since 2000). Practice cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery with majority of experience in: Breast augmentation/reduction/lift Breast cancer reconstruction Revisions of cosmetic surgery problem cases Liposuction Abdominoplasty Coolsculpting Facelift Blepharoplasty (eye lid tuck) Skin cancer excision and reconstruction Injectable fillers (eg, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse) Injectable neurotoxins (eg,Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) Wound care Skin grafts Spider veins

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.

Aesthetic Medicine

Facial Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Surgery - Plastics

Licenses

United States: Maryland

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
36 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Often keloids require steroid injection and/or removal. Consult with a plastic surgeon or derm.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Implants-insurance: The only time breast implants are covered by insurance is if they are used for reconstructive purposes, e.g,, after breast removal (mastectomy) for ca... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Good, but can be bad: Millions of women have undergone breast augmentation since the 1960s. I see good and bad results in my practice, and every plastic surgeon has created... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Experience: When choosing a surgeon, ask around among friends and colleagues, make sure the surgeon is board-certified in plastic surgery (Not just "cosmetic surg... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Breathing problem?: Septoplasty is usually done to correct a "deviated septum", which is a curving of the cartilage/bone structure that divides the right and left sides o... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
None: There is no set age. If you have a problem at birth, it can be in your youth. If you develop ptosis (droop) of the brow, any age is appropriate pote... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Tummy tuck recovery: To fully recuperate from a "regular" abdominoplasty (muscle tightening, skin/fat removal, belly button repositioning) it takes 6-8 weeks. That does n... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
= fat injections: Great idea but still in evolution. Multiple surgeries to get maybe a cup size increase. Oil cysts, potentially confusing mammograms, many possible unk... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Both are Vitamin A's: One is a cream/gel the other one is a pill. Accutane and Retin-A are both forms of vitamin a, just in different forms. Retin-a or tretinoin (ge... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Stay focused: Everyone should diet/exercise. If your body stores fat at the abdomen predominantly that will be the last area to go. That is where liposuction, tum... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limitin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limitin... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Live your life: Once patients have satisfactorily healed from having breast implant surgery, i tell them to "live their lives". If plastic surgeons put limitations o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Complicated answer: Sometimes we do, but the studies are ongoing and the long term risks uncertain, so usually we do not. Biggest risk: causing confusing mammograms and n... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: Breast pain in a 71 year old can be from many things, and your doctor should talk with you and examine you. Male breast cancer is only 1% of all breas... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
That can happen: But if you think it is suspicious see your dermatologist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Surgery possible: Severe asymmetry is not likely to auto-correct and I have done surgery on women in this age range. See an experienced plastic surgeon. You may need di... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
See plastic surgeon: Or dermatologist. They will need to know what was in the cream. Just wash with a mild soap such as cetaphil twice daily in the interim if you are no... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Possibly cyst: Best to consult with a surgeon who does breast surgery. This may be as simple as a cyst (which could be removed), but a more serious issue should be r... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Silicone implants: I am not aware of any studies that show that silicone (or saline) implants cause cancer.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Do not waste your $$: "breast creams" is too generic a phrase for me to comment on, but rubbing stuff on your breasts to make them larger will either be ineffective or unsa... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Talk to your surgeon: "major swelling" implies a potential problem. I don't know how long ago you had surgery or what "major" means to you. You should express your concerns... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
No: Read the package inserts. Avoid using any unnecessary medications while breast feeding. I say no.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
No: Those things are worthless for weight loss. Diet, exercise, count (and reduce!) calories are how you lose weight. You cannot target any one area, exce... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
No minimal age, but.: If you are under 18, your parents will have to consent for you. In my practice doing implants under age 18 is unusual, but not unheard of. Usually t... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Possibly: I would not bet that abdominoplasty is going to help with pain related to a herniated disc, but it may help, depending on which disc. I suspect that ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Get mammogram and...: Call your doctor. Best to rule out breast cancer.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Silicone implants: Silicone breast implants were FDA approved in 2006. After the 1992 hysteria the Institute of Medicine wrote a "white paper" in 1999 stating that there... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
May be dangerous: Don't fall for those. Waste of money and potentially harmful. 3 options: wait until about age 21-22 to see if you will further develop and wear padd... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Change implants: You don't have to, but i would strongly recommend it. Chances of silent rupture (assuming these are silicone gel filled implants) are high. And if not... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Stretch marks : See your doctor to confirm that they are indeed stretch marks first of course. Stretch marks are permanent unfortunately. Usually they start out pink ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
See Dermatologist : Could be many things but most common thing would be a cyst. See your doctor and/or a dermatologist in order to figure it out. Best of luck.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Doubt implants: Doubt implants. Medications, infections, gallstones, significant alcohol intake, cancer and many other things can cause this. Check with you primary c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limitin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limitin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Neither: Many plastic surgeons, myself included, use acellular dermal matrix grafts (generic phrase for alloderm) and fat grafting. They are usually used at d... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limitin... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Yes, usually: I sometimes prefer that approach, and tell patients there is about a 10% chance they will lose the ability to breast feed after surgery. But risk is c... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Hydroquinones: Ask your derm or plastic surgeon. Avoid sun, don't just block it.
A male asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Stay focused: Everyone should diet/exercise. If your body stores fat at the abdomen predominantly that will be the last area to go. That is where liposuction, tum... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
It may be: Everyone should diet/exercise. If your body stores fat at the abdomen predominantly that will be the last area to go. That is where liposuction, tum... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Surgery vs Other: Depending on the severity, liposuction, excision of gynecomastia (male breast enlargement), or noninvasive techniques. Best to consult with a board ce... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Consider laser therapy for rosacea. It can work for years.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Panniculectomy: Panniculectomy only removes excess lower abdominal skin and fat (and often removes the belly button) whereas abdominoplasty does that PLUS tightens th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Depends on how deep : Of course I am assuming the offending material has been well washed off. Redness, like a sunburn, can often be treated with a mild steroid. Blistering... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Gravity never quits: Gravity and time alter everything, but don't let that stop you. Talk to a reputable board certified plastic surgeon. They can guide you.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Stay focused: Everyone should diet/exercise. If your body stores fat at the abdomen predominantly that will be the last area to go. That is where liposuction, tum... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Lasers not cure: As dr. Fiala said, the company's before/after photos show some improvement, but personally I do not feel there is any cure yet for cellulite. The thi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Burns calories: Exercise burns calories. Eat less and you will lose weight, it is simple. Crunches get the abdominal muscles in shape, which can give "tone" to the ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chappell
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
E-cigs = nicotine: Not all do, but most. Get off them 2-4 weeks pre-op and stay off another month. You should heal better.

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Dr. Chappell has a terrific reputation in the Annapolis/Baltimore area. I welcome his expertise to HealthTap. A find!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chappell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chappell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm on Isotretinion ... I will need to get a laser after :/ Ty!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
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