Annapolis Plastic Surgeon
2002 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 215
Annapolis, Maryland 21401 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

My Personal Experience with Dr. James E. Chappell, MD - Severna Park, MD

I did some research online for I made an appointment with Dr. Chappell, and I thought this was a good choice for me. My cousin also told me that the General Doctor she works for refers all his patients to Dr. Chappell. My cousin is a Nurse... I take what she has to say seriously. July 2012 - Dr. James Chappell did my Breast Augmentation surgery. I had implants done 13 years ago that were Saline, I opted this time for the Gel. It was time do it again, this time I went from doing them at Hopkins and opted to go to Dr. James E. Chappell in Severna Park Maryland. BEST decision I ever made. My experience with Dr. Chappell and his staff was beyond anything I ever expected let alone experienced at any doctors office. Everyone was pleasant, polite and curtious and always happy ! I even got a card in the mail after my surgery, personally signed by everyone involved in my case. I truly can not express how happy I am with everything. Thank you Dr. Chappell and Staff. Thanks so much - Regards, Nicole Giordano of Centreville Maryland

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

FABULOUS Doctor - Highly Recommended! - Annapolis, MD

Dr. Chappell was referred to me by two close friends (who also had tummy tucks done by him) and my gynecologist. I had a very positive experience with Dr. Chappell. He and his staff are professional and extremely caring. I had several consultation appointments with Dr. Chappell before actually moving forward with the procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

28 Y.o., No Kids, 36 DD/DDD to 36 C, Life Changing! Severna Park, MD

This site has been an amazing resource all the way from my initial consultation through what is now my fourth week post op. I'm hoping my review can help someone who may be considering this surgery. I've always hated my large breasts they snuck up on me in 5th Grade I have always been very self conscious of my chest. I've always been known as the girl with big boobs in school and amongst my...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

So Happy I Chose Dr Chappell...- Arnold, MD

I saw a few different doctors for my consultation and from the moment i met with Dr Chappell i knew he was my doctor. He made me feel so comfortable from the moment i met him till my last follow up. He was available at anytime for any questions or needs i had. His staff was also very nice and caring. They truly made effort to know me and help me with anything i needed as well. I highly recommend Dr Chappell and i will continue to use him for any procedures i will have in the future!!! Great doc!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Changed my Life - Severna Park, MD

Dr. Chappell kept me fully aware of what to expect so there were no surprises. I would do this again 10 times to have these results. I could not recommend the procedure more or recommend Dr. Chappell and his amazing office of wonderful associates. Jody and Mary are the best - totally exceeded all of my high expectations.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Surgeon, Highly Recommended - Severna Park, MD

I researched online and over the phone several plastic surgeons and met with three including Dr. Chappell. I choose Dr. Chappell because of the level of professionalism, care and approachability of he and his staff. I've been researching breast augmentation for over 15 years; including type, size, position but most importantly surgeon. I had two friends go to Dr. Chappell and were both extremely happy with Dr. Chappell. I had met with two other surgeons; Dr. Chappell listened to my expect outcome, his staff was extremely helpful, everyone answered any question I had, were always available and made me feel very comfortable about my decision. Dr. Chappell and his staff are the professional, caring and fantastic. Highly recommend; my results are exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you.

5 out of 5 stars Mini Tummy Tuck

Awesome job

I am a mother of 5. I had a lot of loose skin. Dr. Chappell was very professional, has Great bedside manners, and was very responsive to my needs. I am very happy with my results and he is highly recommended.

Tummy Tuck - Severna Park, MD

If 5 stars are all I can rate for my surgeon and his staff then I give them a 6

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Love the Cool Sculpting Procedure - Batimore, MD

Had the cool sculpt procedure done on my lower abdomen and 4 weeks later I am already seeing results - yay! The procedure is easy, took about 1 1/2 hours, and caused very little discomfort. Afterwards I did feel bruised, although there was no visible bruising. I was able to exercise normally the next day with no issues. I no longer need to "squeeze into" my six 6 jeans, they slide right up! Am...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Top Plastic Surgeon Doc in the Annapolis Area - Severna Park, MD

Dr. Chappell was everything you could hope to have in a plastic surgeon. I didn't have a moment of doubt or concern! Everyone I asked said he was "THE" guy to go to, and they were absolutely right!

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Personal Statement

Dr. Chappell is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is highly experienced in body and facial plastic surgery. The majority of his practice involves breast and abdominal enhancement, as well as liposuction.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$125. Please mention when you call or email the office

Awards & Recognition

"Top Doc" in Plastic Surgery in the Annapolis "What's Up" magazine dating back to 2007 and up to the present.
President of the Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Chappell has hospital affiliations at Anne Arundel Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
    Graduate: MS in Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
    Medical: MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Surgery, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Temple University Hospital

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Must You Eat Less After Lipo, Regardless of Healthy Diet Before Lipo, Because of Having Less Fat Cells?

The best thing you can do is eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, and count calories. I do not care what anyone says, if you don't put excessive... READ MORE

For Plastic Surgery Procedures That Go on for 5 or 6 Hours Are You Catherized? Thanks! Kathy

I place a catheter for cases longer than 3-4 hours. Otherwise, patient will have discomfort (even under anesthesia) and probably wet themselves. READ MORE

Are Surgeons with Consultation Fees More Established or Just More Expensive?

Asking a patient to pay for a consultation is not unreasonable given the patient generally requires 30-60 minutes of the surgeon's time. No doctor is... READ MORE

What Will Result of 20lb Weight Loss After Abdomnoplasty Be? (photo)

I generally advise patients to be within 10-15 lbs of their target wt prior to tt. Twenty will probably do nothing more than improve your result, and... READ MORE

I am 5'8, 155 lb. Do I Need a Mini or Full Tummy Tuck? (photo)

But that is what I would recommend. Correction of the double bubble could be done at the same time. The bigger the implants, the higher the risk of... READ MORE

Are There Pre-surgery Exercises or Stretches to Help Alleviate TT Recovery Back Pain? (photo)

In general terms patients do not need to do pre-operative back exercises prior to abdominoplasty/TT, but certainly the stronger your "core" the better... READ MORE

Surgery Caused Hernia and Diastasis Recti, What Options are There for me? (photo)

From the photos and your history it sounds/looks like you have an incisional hernia. If, after examining you and consulting with you, I thought the... READ MORE

Is there a certain brand or style sports bra that is best recommended after a BA?

I simply recommend a seamless stretch bra, something widely available at any big box retailer. Get the cup size bra you are aiming for at surgery, and... READ MORE

Looking for a surgeon w/ an artist eye. Are my wish pics realistic for me & which procedures are recommend? (Photos)

In order to look like the "wish pic" people you'd need to lose weight AND have abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) as well as liposuction.  Not sure the BBL ... READ MORE

Skin only mini tummy tuck under local

By now your procedure is likely done and you are well on your way to a smooth recovery.  The key in a procedure like this done with local anesthesia ... READ MORE

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What Is CoolSculpting and What Does It Feel Like?

CoolSculpting is one of the hottest trends in non-invasive body contouring, but this revolutionary permanent fat removal technique does come with a little discomfort, explains Dr. James Chappell. WATCH VIDEO

Did You Know That a Tummy Tuck Doesn't Have to Include Muscle Tightening?

Dr. James Chappell explains that a standard tummy tuck procedure generally includes tightening of the ab muscles but a patient can opt to forgo this step if they choose. WATCH VIDEO

Saline or Silicone: Ask Yourself How Big You Want to Go

Dr. James Chappell answers one of the most popular questions surrounding breast implants: saline or silicone? WATCH VIDEO

A Mommy Makeover Could Finally Remove The Dreaded Belly Pooch

We all know it's there and we all know that no amount of diet or exercise will make it go away: the dreaded belly pooch. So what can be done to rid ourselves of this pesky fat pocket? WATCH VIDEO

Facelift Scars Are Chosen To Suit Each Patient Individually

The adjustment of the deep and surface layers of skin on the face during a facelift means there will be scarring, but surgeons make every effort to conceal these telltale signs of surgery. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.