Dr. John S. Alspaugh
Undergraduate Degree – Wake Forest University (cum laude)
Doctor of Medicine (MD) – The Ohio State University (1982) (cum laude)
5-Year General Residency – Medical College of Virginia (1982-1987) Ended as Chief Resident
2-Year Plastic Surgery Residency – Medical College of Virginia
Microsurgery Fellowship – Christine M. Kleinert Institute, Louisville, KY (1990)
Board-Certified – America Board of Plastic Surgery (1992 – Present)
Member – American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member – Medical Society of Virginia
Member – Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member – American College of Surgeons
Member – American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
President – Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons (2012-2013)
Board of Directors – Virginia Society of Plastic Surgery (2013-present)
Member Alpha Omega Alpha honor fraternity – The Ohio State University
Theogaraj Academic Award – Medical College of Virginia (1989)
Chosen “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” – Virginia Living Magazine (2012)
“Top Doc” – Coastal Virginia Magazine (6 times)
“Listening to our patients is essential in exceeding their expectations.”
As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Virginia Beach, Dr. Alspaugh has been practicing in the Hampton Roads area for 15 years.
Dr. Alspaugh graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Chemistry from Wake Forest University. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Ohio State University in 1982 and again graduated cum laude. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor fraternity as a junior medical student.
Dr. Alspaugh then completed a five year General Surgery residency, 1982-1987, where he culminated as Chief Resident at the Medical College of Virginia. The following two years, as a Plastic and Reconstructive Resident at the Medical College of Virginia, he was awarded the Theogaraj Academic Award. He completed his medical training with a Microsurgery Fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute, Louisville, KY in 1990.
Experience & Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1992, Dr. Alspaugh is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In addition, to stay abreast of the latest techniques and procedures, he attends plastic and reconstructive surgery conferences across the country. He has volunteered for several reconstructive surgery missions to foreign countries including Guatemala and Vietnam.
Awards & Media
Dr. Alspaugh served as President of the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons for the years 2012 and 2013, and is currently on the Board of Directors. He has been listed as a “TOP DOC” in Coastal Virginia Magazine 6 times, including the last 4 consecutive years.
With experience in all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Alspaugh devotes most of his concentration on facial cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, and body contouring.
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Thighs, Buttocks & Abdomens
Sometimes as a consequence of substantial weight loss or natural aging, the development of excess skin & fat can occur in a portion of the inner thighs, buttocks & midsection. Our fat removal procedure is designed to remove this unwanted bulk and restore a smoother contour to the affected areas.
Augmentations, Reductions, Lifts & Corrections
Choose Associates in Plastic Surgery for a more natural looking and fuller result. Breast augmentation is a procedure that enlarges the breasts with the use of breast implants. There are many types and styles of breast implants currently available for breast augmentation. Read more.
Dermal Fillers, Wrinkle & Scar Revision
The facelift procedure is now customizable for all variations of aging. Based on our patients’ needs, we are able to offer a variety of services ranging from the mini facelift, for the patient with limited evidence of facial aging, to a full facelift.
“I was beyond impressed with my experience at this doctor’s office. Dr. Alspaugh and staff are extremely knowledgeable and dedicated. Having the abdominalplasty with liposuction has given me a new look on life. I am loving my body.”
I have always wanted to have a breast augmentation just to feel better and more comfortable with myself. Now that I have gone through with it, I wish I did it sooner! Dr. Alspaugh did an amazing job, and he made me feel comfortable through the entire process. All my girlfriends compliment me and ask where I went, and I tell them without any hesitation! He is an amazing plastic surgeon!
In May of 2012, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After discussing my options with my surgeon, I decided to have a double mastectomy with reconstruction. Dr. John Alspaugh was highly recommended to perform the reconstruction. After my initial meeting with Dr. Alspaugh, I felt very comfortable with his professionalism and compassion. After two surgeries for reconstruction, I am very pleased with the work that Dr. Alspaugh has done for me. So much so, I had him perform an eye lift surgery or blepharoplasty. It too was very successful. I would highly recommend Dr. Alspaugh to anyone.
I want to say thank you to Dr. Alspaugh and his staff for the amazing care I received while recently undergoing breast augmentation surgery. Everyone was so warm and kind and took the time to answer all of my questions. I was expecting to be in a lot of pain after my surgery, but Dr Alspaugh utilized a new product called Exparel during my procedure and I was shocked at how good I felt after surgery. I hardly took any pain meds and was back to work in 5 days with very little discomfort! I am very pleased with my results and fast recovery,and highly recommend Dr Alspaugh to all my friends!!
I had large breasts all my life, even as a teenager. After two pregnancies, a huge weight loss, and the effect of aging, my breasts hung so low and had no shape or perk. I suffered from neck and back pain and had large indents on my shoulders from my bra straps. I consulted with Dr. Alspaugh about a breast reduction. He answered my 101 questions with professionalism and patience.