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Evaluation of your concerns

As reviewed in previous pages, your treatment options for your mommy makeover will depend largely on how your body has changed after having babies and what are your primary concerns. 

The mommy makeover procedure is a cosmetic procedure tailored specifically to your needs and wishes determined at your consultation. 

Most women will choose to have a breast augmentation with or without a breast lift, an abdominoplasty with or without liposuction, and and a vaginal rejuvenation procedure.  Some patients will even have minor facial rejuvenation procedures such as botox and fillers.


The cost of your procedure will vary greatly depending on the procedure combination that you need.  You will receive a price quote at the end of your consultation.  Prices will include Dr. Chang’s surgical fee, surgery center fees, anesthesia fees, and material costs such as bras, compression garments, and breast implants. 

We are very sensitive to pricing as we are the first to say that prices can add up.  For this reason, discounts are given for multiple procedures performed on the same date.



Prior to your procedure, your pictures will be taken for documentation purposes.  Face procedure are never published without your specific written consent.  These images are used to follow your progress over the 3-12 month recovery period. 

Most patients will meet with the Karen, the surgical coordinator, after your consultation.  She is there to help you with all your administrative and procedural questions.  

She will start by giving you a written quote for the procedures that you discussed with Dr. Chang during your consultation.  These can always change, of course.  

She is also responsible for scheduling your preoperative visit, surgery, and initial postoperative appointment.  Feel free to call with any questions during this entire process.


The vast majority of surgeries are performed either INOVA Loudon Hospital or the Loudoun Ambulatory Surgery Center.  Both facilities are accredited premier INOVA facilities with board certified Anesthesia.  


Patients will be called by the surgical center prior to their procedures to give them more specific questions.  In general, however, they will want you to be at the facility 1 hour prior to your procedure; and tell you not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before.  

Patients should also optimize their recovery by eating well and taking vitamins ( except for vitamin E and fish oils ) prior to their procedures.  

Patients should also avoid aspirin and aspirin products including advil and motrin 10 days prior to surgery.

While some patients will see results after only a month, most patients will need about 2-3 months. We will set up a follow-up appointment for 12 weeks later. We will ALWAYS be happy to see or talk to you prior to our standard appointment schedule.

At your follow-up, we will take your after-photos and weigh you. These are taken to show you your amazing transformation. 80% of patients are so thrilled, they will go on to have a DIFFERENT area treated.

Surgery can be a scary thing for most patients.  Fortunately, complications are rare and usually consist of small localized areas of delayed wound healing or infection that can easily be dealt with.  

Patients are often more concerned about their cosmetic outcome.  For most procedures, including breast, face, or body contouring procedures, it will take anywhere from 3 months to a year for the swelling to completely resolve and the tissue to reshape itself.  Until that time, it will be difficult to completely understand the results.  

For this reason, revisions are never performed before the 6 month mark with very few exceptions. 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang and our entire team at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center are honored to be serving the community of Lansdowne, VA. Every year we have visitors who travel from all across the county to receive care from Dr. Chang, and we consider it a privilege to transform the lives of so many men and women. We are located about 30 minutes from Washington D.C and 10 minutes from Dulles International Airport. A typical Uber ride from the airport is about 15 dollars. If you are traveling from out-of-town, please call our front desk for recommendations on where to shop, dine, and stay. For your convenience, we have listed some of our favorite spots below:




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Dr. Phillip Chang Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun VA

Dr. Phillip Chang is a leading plastic surgeon in Loudoun County who specializes in surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for the breast, body, face, and skin. He is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the founder of Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA. Dr. Chang is dedicated to providing high-quality service that concentrates on the unique needs and concerns of his patients. He believes combining attentive care and minimally invasive techniques is the best avenue for achieving beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Chang is thrilled to be serving the greater northwest area of Washington, D.C. with top cosmetic care that is dependable and trustworthy.

Interested in learning more about Dr. Chang? Click here.

We are based in Leesburg, VA. Located as part of the Lansdowne medical complex, you have access to our 24-7 state-of-the-art facility as well as access to Lansdowne hospital. We are based directly across the road from INOVA hospital. There is ample parking, elevators to bring you to our third floor offices, and welcoming staff to sign you in.

We are proud of our surgeries and cosmetic procedures and love that our patients are happy too. They like to shout it out on Google, Yell, Facebook, and right here on our website. Check out our reviews here.

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All potential patients receive either a phone, virtual, or in-consultation for free.

During the consultation we will discuss your treatment wishes and expectations. This is the time to ask us lots of questions to really understand what is involved, what the costs will be, and what is expected of you. This is also a great time to get to know Dr. Chang.

Aesthetica has received numerous awards from the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, New Beauty, Best of Loudoun, Posh 7 Top Picks, and Dr. Chang is internationally known for his lectures and advances in precise surgical technique as demonstrated through his unique mini-facelift procedure.

We have three execeptionally talents cosmetic nurses:

  • Melanie Schwarz, RN, BSN
  • Katy Down, RN, BSN
  • Angela Westbrook, RN, BSN

Read more about us – we can’t wait to meet you!

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Meet Your Cosmetic Team at Aesthetica

Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is an elite practice that offers plastic and reconstructive procedures for the face, breasts, body, and skin. 

Aesthetica is led by founder and director Dr. Phillip Chang, who is an award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon in Loudoun County who has gained his reputation from emphasizing the importance of looking natural particularly when it comes to face or breast surgery and procedures

This emphasis can be seen in the skills and expertise the cosmetic nurse injectors at Aesthetica.  Natural is better than plastic.


Your Advantages with Us

There are many reasons why Aesthetica is considered the “premier Plastic Surgery Center” in the Greater Washington D.C. area. Here are a few:

  • Voted Top Doctor and Best Plastic Surgeon in Northern Virginia spanning several years.
  • Dr. Chang lectures nationally on cosmetic surgery in the modern era and is known internationally through his YouTube channel with hundreds of thousands of views.
  • Published and contributor to New Beauty Magazine.
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
  • Over 15,000 treatments performed at Aesthetica. 
"Dr. Chang is an amazing surgeon. Not only did he give me back a rockin body, but he gave me my confidence back!! I can't thank him enough....when I first walked in his office I felt welcome by him and his staff. There was never any judgment. Dr. Chang reminded me that I was already beautiful But with having two kids, I needed a few little touch ups. I had a Mommy Maker Over and I couldn't be more happy with the results!! Dr. Chang is a perfectionist and I will forever be thankful for his amazing talents..My husband is too!"
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