Richmond Plastic Surgeon
5899 Bremo Road, Suite 205
Richmond, Virginia 23226 US
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"He is an outstanding professional, is intuitive in deciding how to interact with patients according to their volatile emotional states (mine vacillated greatly due to an unexpected return of breast cancer and ..." "I am cancer free, pain free, am not disfigured and have a great deal to be thankful for: and that includes being the patient of this remarkable physician." "The results are fantastic!!!"

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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift - Richmond, VA

Dr. Ladocsi is the best! After being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2011, my husband, myself, and our breast cancer surgeon decided that I would undergo a mastectomy with breast reconstruction. Dr. Ladocsi was highly recommended to perform the reconstruction and we chose him. On our first visit with Dr. Ladocsi, we knew we had made the right decision for my plastic surgeon. He was just so kind and caring on that first visit and all visits after. The surgery and reconstruction went very well. Since that surgery went so well, I chose Dr. Ladocsi to do a mid-facelift as well as a neck lift. He was so very wonderful about explaining what would be done, answering all the questions we had. This surgery also went very well and I am so pleased with the results. I would, and have, recommended Dr. Ladocsi to friends who are thinking of getting cosmetic surgery, as well as one friend who is currently undergoing breast cancer treatment and will need a plastic surgeon to perform her breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Ladocsi is the best. His best qualities are his compassion, caring attitude, attentiveness, and his straightforward technique of explaining everything about the surgery and what to expect post-surgery. We absolutely love him, his staff, and the work he has done for me.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy & Breast Reduction - Richmond, VA

Dr. Ladosci and his staff were caring, professional, and top notch. He discussed the procedures and answered all my questions. The care I received was second to none. I feel and look great. I would highly recommend Dr. Ladosci and to anyone.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Wonderful Results, Fast Recovery, Supportive Staff! - Richmond, VA

I was referred to Dr. Ladocsi by a close friend who is a breast cancer survivor, he has a great reputation with her support group. The office staff proved to be accommodating, polite and very supportive. Dr. Ladocsi has wonderful bedside manners and he was easily available for any questions or concerns throughout the entire process. I appreciated the personal follow up calls and of course,...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

LOVE Dr. LADOCSI! - Richmond, VA

I was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer and had to under go a double mastectomy and many rounds of radiation that damaged my skin. Even before all this was done, Dr. Ladocsi was there with words of encouragement as well as informing me of the options that I had for reconstruction. He knew the lastest surgery possibilities and shared them with me. We opted for a combination breast...

5 out of 5 stars Panniculectomy

Sometimes Second Opinions Are Worth It! - Richmond, VA

In 2008, I found myself fast approaching 420 pounds in a continued decade-long struggle with my weight. I was very unhealthy, with a list of co-morbidities that would most likely have resulted in an early exit for me. I knew I needed to change something to be around for my family and decided to have the gastric bypass. The surgery was a success and over the course of 14 months I lost 240 lbs and dropped from a 56 waist to a 36 waist...20 inches!!! Nearly 5 years later I was successful in changing my habits and lifestyle and was able to keep the weight off where so many others had failed. The by product of such massive weight loss was the amount of skin hanging from my stomach. I decided that I needed to explore surgery to remove the skin and fix my abdomen and improve the way my clothes fit. The first surgeon I approached spent 5 minutes with me, told me what I needed and walked out the room. No questions. No discussion. No information other then the surgery he felt I needed. It felt cold and impersonal; almost as if talking to me was an inconvenience to his schedule. That did not set well with me and I decided to seek a second opinion. I then found Dr. Lewis Ladocsi. What a completely different experience from the first doctor! Dr. Ladocsi started by asking about me, my weight loss success, how I had been successful in keeping the weight off, and the overall impact it had on my life. When we discussed the reason for my visit he asked a lot of questions regarding what I was looking for in a surgical result, how much time I was willing to invest in recovery, and what I had in mind as a starting point. Once he understood my story, he began to give me options around procedures, techniques, and answered my multitude of questions around each of those two topics. His warm unassuming manner made me feel very comfortable and right at home. Dr. Ladocsi never pressured me to make a decision but rather gave me options to consider and make my own informed decision. On the day of the surgery he came in after I was prepped to make sure I understood exactly what I was getting ready to do and what I could expect in detail after the surgery as well as assure me that he would be one phone call away when I woke up and got home and began the healing process. The results are fantastic!!! The surgery and subsequent healing have gone exactly as he said and I found the follow up to be refreshing in that I wasn't treated like a post surgery afterthought; but rather just as important as the day I came in for the consult. If you are looking for a surgeon who cares, is invested, and desires to set the bar for excellence not only in surgical results and outcome but also in patient care and interaction...look no further then Dr. Ladocsi.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction - Richmond, VA

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2012. I needed to have a bi-lateral mastectomy. I was petrified and unsure about my course of treatment. After my surgery Dr. Ladocsi came into the waiting room to meet with my parents and my son. My father asked lots of questions and Dr. L answered them all and told my father that he understood his concerns, that he had a daughter too. Dr....

4 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Liposuction - Richmond, VA

dr ladocsi went over procedure with me with having the liposuction done in my thigh area....he mentioned that the incesion part would probably hurt the most and he was right

4 out of 5 stars Facelift

Eyelid, Neck and Partcial Face Lift - Richmond, VA

dr ladocsi was very thoroughly in going over this procedure with main concern and I voiced it over and over that I did not want to come out with a card board face...and I did not...

4 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Get rid of a bulge I had above my belly button - Tummy Tuck - Richmond, VA

dr ladocsi went over the procedure with me in detail even to the point of what I would be wearing when I went home...which was a spandex garment to help hold everything in place I did have two drain tubes one from each side...did experience alot of bleeding during the even..I was sent home with a nurse who called the doctor immediately when she saw all the bleeding going on...they walked her through what need to be did stop and tubes were removed several days later

4 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Breast Lift with Breast Implant - Richmond, VA

dr. ladocsi was very helpful and listened and understood what I was wanting and what I did not want...he took it all into consideration...thankful for that

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ladocsi has hospital affiliations at The Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery (Medical Director) Bon Secours: St. Mary's, St. Francis. HCA: Johnston-Willis.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: B.A. in Anthropology, Graduation with Honors, Duke University
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Virginia
    Medical: Medical College of Virginia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery: Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1999
    Plastic Surgery: Medical College of Virginia 1997-1999
    General Surgery: St Barnabas Medical Center 1992-1997

Treatments offered at Richmond Plastic Surgeons

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Incision Care After Breast Reduction? (photo)

Hi Eva. The appearance of your scars will be determined by how your surgeon closes your incisions, how well you follow your postoperative... READ MORE

Failed Muscle Repair After Tummy Tuck, What Would Be The Most Likely Reason For This? (photo)

HI babymicky. I am sorry about your problem. It is common to use long-acting absorbable sutures for the muscle repair, and this does not cause the... READ MORE

When is a fleur di lis Tummy Tuck vs a traditional incision indicated? (photos)

Hi VAPaula. It is hard to know from your picture, but if both surgeons recommended the fleur de lis scar pattern, then you have both vertical and... READ MORE

How long should I wait between breast reduction and Brazilian butt lift?

Hi Beauty and the Beach. 3 months should be enough time between those procedures. I suggest you discuss your plans with a local plastic surgeon READ MORE

Which procedure would be ideal to get first? Breast Augmentation/Lift w/Implants, Arm Lift, or a BBL? Can any be done together?

Hi DePassion25. I suggest you lose your weight, then decide which feature bothers you the most. Various procedures can be combined, and there are a... READ MORE

Size suggestions for breast augmentation? (Photo)

Hi Runner twin mom. Implant size is a very personal decision, and you must make the decision yourself, since you are the best judge of what YOU think... READ MORE

What type of technique would you use for my breast reduction? 22 y/o, 5'4", 120 lb college student - 32G/H to 32D (Photo)

Hi ASmithGirl. I have used an inferior-pedicle technique, which leaves an "anchor" shaped scar on over 600 breast reductions, with excellent results.... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for a Breast Lift & Brazilian Butt Lift? I'm 38 H and I would like to be a C cup or a small D cup. (photo)

Hi Ambezzy46. I think you would be very happy with the results of a breast lift and butt lift. I suggest you see a local plastic surgeon who can... READ MORE

Can I get away without having a lift? Or is my ptosis too severe? (photos)

Hi racerwifeof4. After looking at your pictures, I think you would benefit from a breast augmentation with a periareolar mastopexy. This could be... READ MORE

Is my implant pocket under dissected Or does my dominant hand still need to drop? (photos)

Hi Doorb. I think you just need to be patient for a little longer. You have a great early result, and I am sure the right implant will drop soon. If... READ MORE

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