JoAnne M. Lopes, MD
After many years of extensive surgical training and being the mother of three children, Dr. JoAnne Lopes brings outstanding surgical skills coupled with a heightened appreciation for the cosmetic concerns of women. As a female plastic surgeon, she feels that her contribution to the field has been her ability to view plastic surgery from a woman’s perspective and uses this perspective in her approach to cosmetic surgery.
Although her practice consists primarily of female patients, a growing male patient population can appreciate the sensitive and caring style that a woman plastic surgeon such as Dr. Lopes can provide. As a female plastic surgeon, she has a unique ability to make her patients feel comfortable in a surgical environment as well as work with them to formulate a suitable plan of treatment.
Dr. Lopes has an avid interest in skin care, which she feels promotes better skin health to result in ageless beauty. She has an expertise in skin resurfacing using a variety of techniques including the CO2 and Erbium laser, TCA peels, and the Obagi peel. As a female plastic surgeon, she has a large following of Botox® Cosmetic patients, and she is endearingly known as “The Botox® Cosmetic Queen” in her geographic area.
What can’t be achieved with skin care, Botox® Cosmetic, and fat grafts can be achieved with facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Lopes combines eyelid surgery in her facelifts with fat grafting, Botox® Cosmetic, resurfacing, and neck liposuction to give an overall more youthful appearance. Her practice continues to grow, and she states, “I enjoy my relationships with my patients, the success of my results, and most importantly, the difference it makes in their lives!”
With an ingenuity in body contouring, Dr. Lopes uses all the current modalities of tummy tucks, lifts, and traditional suction assisted liposuction (SAL). Being a woman plastic surgeon, she has a strong interest in breast surgery with a particular interest in breast augmentation and breast reductions.
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lopes is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Medical Women’s Association. She attended the University of Connecticut General Surgery Residency and The Medical College of Virginia Plastic Surgery Residency Program. Subsequently, she completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship before starting practice as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Lopes opened her own practice at the Cosmetic Surgery Center in Virginia Beach in July, 2001.
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Medical College of Virginia
Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine