Richmond Facial Plastic Surgeon
410 Libbie Ave
Richmond, Virginia 23226 US
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5 out of 5 stars Facelift Revision

Second Lower Facelift, Neck Plication & Juvederm Tomorrow - Richmond, VA

Dr. Godin is one of the best-kept secrets in the mid-Atlantic. Confident, professional and dedicated to your healthful, successful recovery from facial surgical procedure. His staff was wonderful and the after-care nurse a great match.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

5 stars isn't enough

What value can you put on getting your self confidence back! Dr. Godin took time to meticulously study my face to give me exactly the Botox and fillers I needed to take years off of my face and yet still look like me. He's a true perfectionist.

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

WOW - I look and feel years younger!!

I am in my upper 40's and for years I have been fighting the aging process. I have tried almost every cream, serum, and gadget that is out there. Believe me when I say nothing really works like it says. But then I meet Dr. Godin. Dr. Godin was wonderful. We discussed my wants and needs for now and procedures I might want down the road. Then we discussed together what procedures I wanted...

1 out of 5 stars Facelift

Terribly disappointed

I had a facelift 7 months ago and have little to show for it except pretty prominent salivary glands. Dr Godin never mentioned this possibility and then didn't want to acknowledge them when I pointed them out. In fact he asked why I kept focusing on them, to which I replied "because they are very obvious and the first thing I see when I look at my neck!" Of course he said they were not...

1 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Dr. Godin -bad news! - Richmond, VA

Best to avoid trusting this surgeon with your face. There ARE better surgeons in Richmond in my opinion. Many, many are having to go elsewhere for redos as u can read about on realself.

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Getting Older, but Wanting to Look As Young As I Feel! Richmond, VA

Dr. Godin always made me feel like he was very concerned and caring and it definitely was a wonderful experience.

3 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift - Richmond, VA

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5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

Early 50s, Sagging of Lower Face - Richmond, VA

One year ago, I had Ultherapy instead of what I really needed - a mini lift. For me, Ultherapy was a waste of time and money which yielded zero results. I just had my lift (lower face and neck tuck and a little lipo under chip) four days ago so still swollen (more on one side than the other) and bruised but I expect to be very pleased with the results. No real pain, just can't lay down so...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Consultation Fee

$125. Call office for details, please mention

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Godin has hospital affiliations at Virginia Commonwealth University, Stony Point Surgery Center, and St. Mary's Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Biology & English Literature, Rice University, 1982
    Medical: MD, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1986
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Head & Neck Surgery, University of California San Diego, 1991
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with Dr. Calvin M Johnson Jr., MD

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What kind of surgery do you need for a crooked nasal fracture?

Closed reduction of a nasal fracture is always a bit of a crapshoot - sometimes it works and sometimes not. It's often worth a try because it can... READ MORE

Is It Possible To Have The Bump Removed On My Nose Without Altering The Tip?

The nasal bridge, or dorsum, can be reduced without affecting the nasal tip. In this instance I often prefer to do reduce the "hump" through... READ MORE

I have uneven nasolabial folds and I'm looking for a solution? (Photo)

Hello. Generally we use neuromodulators like Botox for problems associated with motion and fillers like Radiesse and Juvederm for problems when the... READ MORE

How long must I wait after double jaw surgery to get Rhinoplasty?

The short answer is to wait until all swelling goes down and your oral surgeon clears you for more surgery. The most conservative approach is to wait... READ MORE

Does my chin seem small? This is the only thing about my face that bugs me. How would I make it more squarer? (photo)

If you're looking to widen the chin from the front view, this could be accomplished with an implant or a long acting filler injection. I would want to... READ MORE

I broke my nose when I was 10 and I never fixed it. Any suggestions? (photos)

Hello. Since your nose was broken while you were young and still growing, I'd like to know if the internal structures of the nose, especially the... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty revision graft required in your opinion? (Photo)

The best answer is that your surgeon will not be sure what type of graft (if any) is required until he/she gets in there and sees what the anatomy is... READ MORE

Based on my pictures, is it possible that I can obtain a nose like this? (Photo)

Based on your photos, it appears your nose can definitely be refined. You'll be happiest if you pursue a natural-looking result, which should be... READ MORE

Is revision Rhinoplasty risky?

The short answer is: Yes, always. Revision rhinoplasty is more complicated because there is scar tissue present and the natural structure has been... READ MORE

Facelift, necklift, both, chin implant, or fillers? (Photo)

If you pull on your neck and jawline and like what you see, then surgery might be the answer for you, even though you're on the young side for it.The... READ MORE

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