a sizeable percentage of men have female-like breasts, a condition called gynecomastia. though rarely talked about, this condition affects an estimated 40 percent to 60 percent of men. for men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery can help. the procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer and better contoured. this procedure is sometimes covered by medical insurance.
there are some conditions of abdominal bulging and sagging that seemingly no amount of exercise can eliminate. the tummy tuck procedure, or abdominoplasty, flattens the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of the abdominal wall. this major surgery, which dr. chariker usually performs on an outpatient basis, can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding belly.
there is quite a long list of conditions that fall under the category of pigmented lesions. patients most often seek treatment for age spots and discoloration of the skin. although many pigmented lesions are minor and cosmetic, it is still very important to have them seen by a specialist to verify that they are not a more serious or pre-cancerous condition.
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many people have weight loss procedures performed, like bariatric or lap-band surgery, to improve their health and lifestyle. afterward, patients may see dramatic weight loss, but are often left with loose skin in the abdomen, arms and thighs. dr. chariker can reshape skin's contour to flatter a new figure with an abdominoplasty, thighplasty (thigh lift) or brachioplasty (arm lift).
a full hour of relaxation and therapeutic massage. customized to meet your skin's needs, leaving you rejuvenated and refreshed.
Dr. Chariker has extensive experience in general oncologic and general pediatric surgery that he brings to his plastic surgery practice. His training in microsurgery also provides him with an added component for reconstructive surgery in both the adult and pediatric population. He was fellowship trained in hand surgery at the Kleinert Hand Institute and has extensive experience at the Navy's premier health care center in Virginia. Dr. Chariker received his plastic surgery training at the