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Abdominoplasty Pain Study

I am pleased to announce that our practice has received Institutional Review Board approval to conduct a study to see if we can help improve abdominal pain after abdominoplasty. Participation in the study is completely optional.

Dysport is a medication similar to Botox in that it helps to weaken muscles temporarily. We are hoping that an injection of Dysport at the time of surgery will help the muscle spasm and tightness that patients usually feel after this surgery for several weeks to months. The dose given will not be enough to interfere with normal activities or exercise.

We have used Dysport on a few patients, and because we were so impressed with their decreased pain, decided to embark on this study. Patients will be randomized, which means they will either receive the Dysport or not. The Dysport injection is about a $500 value and will be given at no cost to the patient. All patients will be asked to keep a pain log for several months, and then we will see if we can detect a difference in the patients who received the Dysport with those who did not.

We are very excited about this research opportunity, but if it is not something you are interested in, you do not need to participate in the study.

Ideal Implants


Dr. Nadia Blanchet’s practice now offers “Ideal” implants which is a saline implant which has more of a silicone feel.

We are pleased to announce that the IDEAL IMPLANT website has been updated to include all of the media coverage we have received since the implants became available.  We are delighted to share that in the past 8 months IDEAL IMPLANT has been featured in newspapers including The NewYork Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, there has been IDEAL coverage on popular news sites like Yahoo and Refinery 29 and women’s magazines including Elle and Allure and IDEAL has appeared in numerous TV segments including the nationally syndicated daytime show The Doctors.

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St. Vincent 2016

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Richmond’s Top Docs Give Back


Dr. Nadia Blanchet is recognized year after year as one of Richmond’s leading Plastic Surgeons, but when she’s not at her practice she enjoys giving back as a doctor with the World Pediatric Project. Originally founded in Richmond in 2001 The World Pediatric Project helps children in developing nations all over the world. Along with her husband, Dr. Kent Rollins of Virginia Urology, the pair has traveled to St. Vincent to give medical care to the local children. The couple has since fallen in love with the people, food, and culture on this Caribbean Island and feel fortunate to be part of such a rewarding program.

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