Learn About The Top 5 Plastic Surgery Procedures From The Best Plastic Surgeon In Virginia Beach

Learn About The Top 5 Plastic Surgery Procedures From The Best Plastic Surgeon In Virginia Beach

Plastic surgery trends are evolving and growing in popularity, according to statistics gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures are breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck (source). Learn what each of these procedures are and what they can accomplish for you. Know that while plastic surgery cannot fix every problem, most patients enjoy a self-esteem boost after their cosmetic procedure (source). Women in and around Virginia Beach, Virginia can visit Dr. Matthew Galumbeck, one of the best plastic surgeons in the area. With Dr. Galumbeck’s experience and dedication to patient education you can rest assured you are in good hands.

Breast Augmentation Satisfaction Rates

The most popular cosmetic surgery procedure is breast augmentation, with over 300,000 performed in 2017. It is the top cosmetic surgery for a reason –  realself.com gives this procedure a 98% “Worth it” rating. Dr. Galumbeck sees breast augmentation patients of every shape and size, and works to create a customized treatment plan for each one. He was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon because he is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons offering the newest breast implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

The Benefits Of Liposuction From The Best Plastic Surgeon

Excess fat can accumulate in different areas like the abdomen, thighs, or hips. Even with diet and exercise these fat accumulations can be difficult to eliminate. Dr. Galumbeck performs laser liposuction at his office and says, “I’ve done over 1,000 liposuction procedures using the laser and I’ve found I’m able to remove more fat, get better shaping, and the healing time is quicker.” Liposuction will not address issues like obesity, so make sure you talk with Dr. Galumbeck and see if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

How Nose Reshaping Can Balance Your Look

Like breast augmentation, satisfaction rates with nose reshaping surgery (also known as rhinoplasty or a “nose job”) are high. It is the third most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, and realself.com reviewers give it a 90% “Worth it” rating. Cosmetic nose reshaping can give you a better balance on your face by addressing the size or shape of your nose.

Look Brighter With Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is used to create a brighter look by tightening the skin around your eyes. This can be done by removing excess skin and fat that causes drooping and puffiness. Eyelid surgery can also address vision issues that stem from excess skin around the eyes. Dr. Galumbeck is the best plastic surgeon to perform your eyelid surgery because he uses the latest techniques to allow for smaller incisions and a shorter procedure time.

Tighten Your Abdomen With A Tummy Tuck

After pregnancy or extreme weight loss, many women are left with excess skin and stretch marks on their abdomens, which can lead to lower self esteem. Excess skin cannot be addressed with more exercise or dieting, so those wanting to remove it should consult Dr. Galumbeck about a tummy tuck. For those wanting to address more areas, a combination surgery can be done, such as a tummy tuck with breast augmentation. Satisfaction rates for tummy tucks are high, with reviewers giving it a 97% “Worth It” rating on realself.com.

What You Need To Know Before Going Under The Knife

Plastic surgery is a great tool you can use to boost your happiness and self-esteem. Many studies suggest patient quality of life is improved after a cosmetic procedure. But, plastic surgery isn’t for everyone. That is why it is important to work with an experienced and compassionate board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Galumbeck. The best plastic surgeons will never pressure you into a procedure, or make you feel uncomfortable with the process. Dr. Galumbeck strives to educate every patient about the benefits and compromises of each procedure. He also offers options that give his patients peace of mind and lead to better outcomes.

How To Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Galumbeck

Dr. Galumbeck is the plastic surgeon you need to help you reach your cosmetic goals. He has over 25 years of experience performing the top procedures listed above, as well as many others. Reviewer Knbaby left the following review on realself.com about her cosmetic procedure with Dr. Galumbeck:

“Dr. Galumbeck’s personality is as amazing as his surgical skills. His staff are absolute angels and they made my experience so pleasant. I’m glad I done my research and chose him as my surgeon. Jessica, Tess, and the rest of the staff made my consultation and pre op appointment and surgery a breeze. My breast augmentation is perfect and Ill be getting my Botox in the future.”

To learn more about cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation, satisfaction rates, and more visit Dr. Galumbeck today. Schedule your complimentary consultation by calling 757-828-1726.

Explore Your Breast Implant Options at Galumbeck Plastic Surgery

Explore Your Breast Implant Options at Galumbeck Plastic Surgery

Researching breast implant options on your own can be overwhelming. With so many types and so much research to sift through how do you know you are making the right choice at your plastic surgeon’s office? Dr. Matthew Galumbeck has the expertise you need when choosing a breast implant. At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing all the options you need to get the results you want. To get you started we put together a short guide on breast implant styles and what they mean for your long-term results.

Breast Implant Basics: Types Of Breast Implants

There are three types of implants you need to know about, saline, silicone gel, and structured. All of these options have solid silicone shells to hold the filling. They each offer a unique look and feel, as well as differing rates of complications. At your breast augmentation consultation, you can see and feel each type to help you make your choice. Dr. Galumbeck also created this video to explain the difference between the implants.

  • Saline Breast Implants: These implants are filled with saline (sterile saltwater solution), and as Dr. Galumbeck explains, “if it were to leak saltwater is absorbed by the body, so there is no health risks. The disadvantage is that because it is saline it’s not very dense, and the implant can cause rippling and doesn’t have a very natural feel.”
  • Silicone Gel Breast Implants: Silicone gel is a thick, sticky substance that gives these implants a smoother and more natural feel. However, Dr. Galumbeck tells us “the silicone gel implants can leak and the patient doesn’t know – it’s called a silent leak or a silent rupture. And in studies done by the FDA they found that the instance of silent rupture, depending on the implant type, is anywhere from 17-20%. The FDA has recommended that women obtain MRIs every three years to make sure their implant hasn’t leaked or ruptured.”
  • IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant: The newest breast implant option is the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. It is a saline-filled implant with an internal structure of two chambers and baffled shells to control the flow of saline. The result is an implant that offers both the peace of mind of saline, and the natural look and feel of silicone gel. Dr. Galumbeck offers this new technology because, “it really has the advantages of the look and feel of the silicone gel implant, but it has the safety of the saline implant.”

More Breast Implant Options To Consider

Within the categories of saline, silicone gel, and structured there are a few other options you need to consider.

  • Breast Implant Shape: If you choose silicone gel breast implants you can pick a round implant or a shaped, “teardrop”, one that is narrow at the top and fuller at the bottom. Some women prefer the profile of a shaped implant, however they can encounter complications. Unlike round implants, if a shaped implant rotates it will be noticable and may require surgery to correct. Round and shaped silicone gel breast implants also require a longer incision because they are prefilled. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are round, and filled after placement so that the incision can be smaller.
  • Breast Implant Texture: Some saline and silicone gel types of breast implants have a texture on the surface of the silicone shell. This is to prevent the implant from moving or rippling. However, recent research suggests long-term complications may arise from textured implants and many plastic surgeons do not offer them anymore. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is a smooth surfaced implant.
  • Breast Implant Profile: Breast implants can be high or moderate profile. High profile implants have a fuller look and higher projection while moderate profile implants are more subtle. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants offer a high profile, but because they are filled during the procedure your surgeon will have some control over desired fullness and asymmetry.

Finding The Perfect Breast Implant With Dr. Matthew Galumbeck

At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, we offer all of the breast implant options so that you can find the perfect fit for your body and your lifestyle. Dr. Galumbeck will work closely with you to make sure you get the aesthetic results you want, and feel comfortable and confident with your choices. We will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision about your body. No woman should ever feel pressured into making such an important choice, and you can rest assured that you are in good hands at our office. Dr. Galumbeck has over 25 years of experience helping women find increased confidence. If you’re curious about types of breast implants, or any other cosmetic procedure contact our office for more information. Don’t wait to get started on your journey to a new you. Call Dr. Galumbeck today to set up your complimentary consultation. Simply call our office at 757-828-1726.

Plastic Surgery Options: How To Get The Body You Want

Plastic Surgery Options: How To Get The Body You Want

Setting Expectations Before Your Plastic Surgery

With today’s plastic surgery options, you can achieve almost any look you want. Simple procedures like lip fillers, or more complex surgeries such as a “mommy makeovers” give women a chance to take control of their bodies. According to statistics gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures are becoming more popular, with 17.5 million procedures performed in 2017. But what should you know about plastic surgery before you go under the knife? Dr. Matthew Galumbeck gives us tips on preparing yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally for plastic surgery.


Mentally Preparing Yourself For A Transformation

Before you start thinking about things like your breast augmentation recovery, you need to set accurate expectations. Plastic surgery can be a powerful tool, but you should understand what it can, and cannot, do for you. The best procedures will enhance your natural beauty, not make you into another person entirely. Every body is different, which means we will all have unique experiences and outcomes. Just because your neighbor’s 350cc breast implants look great, that does not mean you should get the same size. Body shape, chest width, fat distribution, and more should be considered when choosing breast implants.

Dr. Galumbeck works closely with each patient to help them decide the best path to get the results they want. He tells us, “Everybody has a different reason for what they want to do and how they want to do it.” Before you step foot in the office try to prepare yourself by thinking about your desired results. Be flexible about your goals and expectations. For example, you may want breast implants but getting your desired result may require breast implants and a breast lift. Know that some procedures show visible results immediately, while others will take longer. For a customized approach to your plastic surgery options, visit Dr. Galumbeck for a consultation.

What To Expect From Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

Before your consultation, look at before and after pictures and pick a few to show your surgeon. Try to choose patients with a similar body shape to you. Showing Dr. Galumbeck before and after photos will give him an idea of the results you want. You can expect the following things to happen at your consultation:

  • Patient Forms: Be honest about your whole health so you know if you are a good candidate for surgery. Certain health conditions may prevent you from having elective surgery, and lifestyle choices like smoking should be stopped before your procedure.
  • Watch a Video: Dr. Galumbeck’s staff will show you a short video overview of the procedures you are interested in.
  • Talk to Dr. Galumbeck: Now is the time to ask questions such as the ones found on this list by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Discuss concerns, such as what breast augmentation recovery will be like, or what happens if your breast implant ruptures.
  • Exam: Dr. Galumbeck will then examine the areas you wish to address and make recommendations for a plan of care. He will also show you before and after pictures of patients similar to you so you can get an idea of how your results may turn out.
  • Financing Your Procedure: Dr. Galumbeck’s patient coordinator will then step in to discuss the price for your unique treatment plan.

Dr. Galumbeck has over 20 years of clinical experience, and has performed more than 5,000 procedures. He maintains board-certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, because he is dedicated to giving his patients the highest quality care possible. You can trust that you are in good hands when you visit Dr. Galumbeck. He will give you recommendations that will help you meet your goals, and be honest with you about what plastic surgery can and cannot do.

What You Should Know About Recovery From Plastic Surgery

Some cosmetic procedures show results almost instantly and you can go back to work with little to no thought. However, after a surgical procedure like breast augmentation, you should be aware that bruising, swelling, and pain will be present. Setting realistic expectations for breast augmentation recovery, or any other surgical recovery, will help you get the best results possible. Here are some tips for your plastic surgery recovery:

  • Set aside “me time”, find a babysitter, and take a few days off of work. You will most likely be instructed to not lift any heavy objects and not exercise until cleared by your surgeon. Follow all post-op instructions to ensure proper healing.
  • Wear compression garments as instructed by your surgeon. A support bra or other specialty clothing may help your healing process.
  • Know that soreness and swelling are normal and will go away after a few weeks.
  • If you ever feel concerned about your recovery process, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Galumbeck’s office.

Recovering from surgery can be difficult, but the final results will be worth it. If you are getting multiple procedures, talk to Dr. Galumbeck about your plastic surgery options, and whether or not you can combine these procedures into one surgery.

Visit Dr. Galumbeck Today To Learn More

Dr. Galumbeck is one of the most experienced surgeons in the Virginia Beach area. Call 757-394-8476 today to set up your complimentary consultation. Don’t wait to get started on the road to a new you!

IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant Is Among The Best Breast Implants Available

IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant Is Among The Best Breast Implants Available

New Data Shows Breast Implant Safety Statistics

Recently released CORE study data from the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant shows a substantially lower risk of major complications compared to silicone gel breast implants. The company behind the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant has also released reports showing an increase in demand for the implant, which was first introduced to the market in 2014. Dr. Matthew Galumbeck, an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon, tells us, “I think really the IDEAL IMPLANT has taken off because it makes sense.” The IDEAL IMPLANT eliminates concerns over “silent rupture” with silicone gel implants, but offers a similar look and feel. With the newest statistics showing a lower risk of major complications, the IDEAL IMPLANT is considered one of the best breast implants available.


Breast Implant Rupture Rates

Breast implant rupture happens when the outer shell of an implant forms a hole. In breast implants filled with saline, the implant will begin to deflate. The saline is then naturally absorbed by the body while the shell is easily removed by a surgeon. For women with silicone gel implants, an implant rupture means the silicone gel may leak out of the shell. Silicone gel is not absorbed by the body, and could either migrate away from the breast or stay close inside the capsule. A “silent rupture” happens when a silicone gel implant ruptures but causes no symptoms, meaning many women to continue their normal life with a ruptured breast implant. To avoid problems that may stem from a ruptured silicone gel implant, the FDA recommends an MRI every two years in order to detect silent ruptures.

Choosing a breast implant with a low risk of rupture will help you avoid future surgeries. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant will also give you peace of mind because a rupture can be immediately detected without the need for an MRI. The risk of implant rupture or deflation with IDEAL IMPLANT at 8 years after primary breast augmentation is only 2.1%. In comparison, the rupture risk of some of the top silicone gel implants are 7.4% in Allergan, 13.6% in Mentor, and 7.2% in Sientra, based on MRI scans. Breast implant safety concerns should be taken seriously by your plastic surgeon. Dr. Galumbeck is dedicated to educating his patients on the benefits and compromises of each implant type. Before every surgery, Dr. Galumbeck lays out the options available and discusses what each means in long run.

Capsular Contracture Rates

Capsular contracture is a potential breast implant complication that happens when the body forms scar tissue around a breast implant. This can cause the implant to become firm, displace, cause pain, and require revision to remove and replace the implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant has proven that it is one of the best breast implants on the market with the newest capsular contracture statistics. Rates of Baker class III/IV capsular contracture at 8 years after primary augmentation were 6.6% with the IDEAL IMPLANT.  Capsular contracture rates of silicone gel implants are higher at 16.2% in Allergan (7 yr), 10.9% in Mentor (8 yr), and 11.2% in Sientra (8 yr).

Patient Choice Trends Toward The IDEAL IMPLANT

Along with the above breast implant safety statistics, IDEAL IMPLANT has reported growing popularity with an increase in demand. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is only available from exclusive board-certified surgeons in the US and Canada to ensure safety and quality for every patient. Dr. Matthew Galumbeck not only offers the IDEAL IMPLANT, he has been named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon because of his extensive experience using the implant. He has seen the IDEAL IMPLANT grow in popularity at his practice, with more women specifically requesting it. Dr. Galumbeck tells us, “I give the patient the opportunity to select what breast implant they want. I say, ‘Here are your options, these are the pros and cons, and you can pick what you want.’ And women are picking the IDEAL IMPLANT because it is a very common sense kind of thing.” Women are realizing they do not have to sacrifice beautiful results for peace of mind. The IDEAL IMPLANT provides natural looking results, peace of mind, and proven lower rates of complications.

Choosing The Best Breast Implants For You

Breast enhancement, like any cosmetic surgery, should give you a feeling of freedom and confidence in yourself. If you feel anxious about potential complications after surgery, then you have just traded one insecurity for another. Choose a breast implant that gives you confidence. At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, Dr. Galumbeck and his staff work hard to make sure you get the results you want, and that your life is changed for the better. Dr. Galumbeck says, “We really want to ask the patient ‘how are we going to be able to help you?’ We’re working for them, and my staff is great at really building relationships. Because everybody has a different reason for what they want to do and how they want to do it.” There is no one-size-fits-all in cosmetic surgery, and with Dr. Galumbeck you will always be given individual attention.

If you’re curious about breast implant safety, visit https://idealimplant.com/compare/. To schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Galumbeck, call 757-394-8476.

Choosing The Best Plastic Surgeon For Your Procedures


The Best Plastic Surgeon For Your Best Self

Women are responsible for running the show, at work, home, and everywhere in between. They are the ones present to lead meetings and put band-aids on skinned knees. They are caretakers, leaders, and innovators. But all of this is only possible when women first take care of themselves. Being happy, healthy, and satisfied with your own life means you can give of yourself to others. Issues like excess skin after pregnancy or weight loss don’t go away with diet and exercise, and can cause anxiety and self-esteem issues. Plastic surgery can be the answer for women who want to be the best version of themselves. The first step toward a new and improved self is choosing a plastic surgeon who is skilled enough to perform your procedures and provide you with newfound confidence.


How To Find A Plastic Surgeon

Finding the right plastic surgeon can be daunting. With so many choices how do you know which one will give you the results you are looking for? Below are a few tips from Dr. Matthew Galumbeck, a board-certified Plastic Surgeon in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Is the plastic surgeon board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?  
  • How many procedures have they done?  
  • Look at before and after pictures of that physician’s patients, either on their website or in the office.
  • Feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon.

Before choosing a plastic surgeon, visit their office for a consultation to evaluate your comfort level. Bring any questions you have about your procedures, and pay attention to how they address any concerns you have.

Dr. Matthew Galumbeck has over 25 years of clinical experience, and has performed over 5,000 procedures. He provides his patients with the latest surgical technologies in a state of the art surgical center so they can get the results they are looking for. Patients often remark that Dr. Galumbeck listens to their concerns and puts them at ease before their procedures.

Surgeon Recommendations: How To Decide Which Surgeries To Undergo

Some women imagine a plastic surgery consultation as a way for plastic surgeons to point out “problem areas” and recommend expensive procedures, even if you don’t want those procedures. With the best plastic surgeons, such as Dr. Galumbeck, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Dr. Galumbeck takes the time to respectfully listen to your concerns and hear your goals. He will use his professional expertise to make recommendations in order to reach those goals. If your desire is an increased bust size you may think a breast augmentation is all you need. But after taking into consideration your size, shape, and desired results, Dr. Galumbeck may recommend a combined breast augmentation and breast lift. When you choose a surgeon who makes you feel comfortable and listens to your concerns you can be confident you will get the best results possible.

Choosing A Plastic Surgeon Who Can Combine Procedures

If you are getting plastic surgery in multiple areas, think about combining individual procedures into one cosmetic surgery. One surgery means less time away for things like appointments, and a faster recovery. Some examples of procedures that can be combined to fit your specific needs are:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

The above procedures may be included in a “Mommy Makeover,” a common procedure for women who have had children. Pregnancy affects things like body shape and and fat distribution, while breastfeeding can change the size and shape of your breasts. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and wish to get rid of sagging skin or even out fat distribution can use the above procedures, as well as others such as a buttock lift and upper arm lift. You deserve to have your individual needs met, there is no “one size fits all” plastic surgery. The best plastic surgeon for you will help you determine what your goals are and decide which procedures will help you reach them.

Discover Your Potential With Dr. Matthew Galumbeck

Dr. Matthew Galumbeck prides himself on providing a safe and relaxing environment for women to explore what they really want from their bodies. He is open and honest about what can and cannot be achieved through plastic surgery. Your lifestyle also plays a role in what plastic surgery procedures you recieve. A hectic schedule may only allow for one procedure, and combining procedures will help you get the most out of a single surgery. Some women aren’t good candidates for multiple procedures, or may feel uncomfortable with a combination surgery. Whatever your individual needs are it is important that you feel empowered to make the right choice for your body, and Dr. Galumbeck is here to help you do that.

Dr. Galumbeck is one of the most experienced board-certified plastic surgeons in the Virginia Beach area. He has received extensive training in cosmetic techniques, including body contouring in Paris. He was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon because of his extensive work with the newest breast implant, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. With Dr. Galumbeck you know you are choosing a plastic surgeon who cares for your needs above all else. To learn more and get started on the road to a new you today, call 757-320-4115 for a complimentary consultation.

Finding Protection From Breast Augmentation Revision Costs


What benefits do you get when you choose the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants? You may know about the aesthetic benefits, including natural looking results and a lower occurrence of rippling. The IDEAL IMPLANT also provides peace of mind with only saline inside, and a low risk of rupture and capsular contracture, two of the leading causes of revision surgery. Now, the IDEAL IMPLANT provides women with increased protection from financial strain that may happen in the future. The IDEAL IMPLANT® Premium Protection Plan is a unique plan that gives women protection from costs associated with breast implant complications. This protection plan is renewable, and only available through IDEAL IMPLANT surgeons. Women in Virginia Beach can visit Dr. Matthew Galumbeck to get the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. Not only is Dr. Galumbeck one of the exclusive surgeons in Virginia Beach to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT, he is also one of the most experienced surgeons in the nation, and was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon.

Why You Need Protection For The Future

Breast augmentation, like other elective cosmetic procedures, is not typically covered by insurance companies. This extends to complications from your surgery as well. Even if the complication leads to a medically necessary revision, you will be left responsible for any costs associated with your augmentation. Although your risk of complications is lower with certain implants, such as the IDEAL IMPLANT, you never know what the future holds. You could be spending as much as $10,000 to cover expenses from revision surgeries. Now the IDEAL IMPLANT Premium Protection Plan gives women added peace of mind with best in class protection from future breast implant related costs.

Compare The IDEAL IMPLANT Protection Plans

The basic protection plan is a limited warranty and is automatically provided with IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. This basic plan includes:

  • Up to $3,500 financial assistance for 10 years in the event of an implant rupture.
  • Free replacement of IDEAL IMPLANTS in the event of a rupture for life.
  • Free replacement of IDEAL IMPLANTS in the event of capsular contracture for 10 years.

With the IDEAL IMPLANT Premium Protection Plan you get the following:

  • $10,000 for the first 60 days post-op to cover bleeding, blood clots, infection, anesthesia, and wound healing.
  • $5,000 for lifetime protection from deflation, capsular contracture, insertional scar revision and related events.
  • Free replacement of IDEAL IMPLANTS in the event of a rupture for life.
  • Free replacement of IDEAL IMPLANTS in the event of capsular contracture for 10 years.

With the IDEAL IMPLANT women get beautiful, natural looking results, instant rupture detection, and now with the Premium Protection Plan, a lifetime of financial protection. The IDEAL IMPLANT offers women peace of mind in every area so they can fully enjoy their lives.

Protection Plan Costs

The basic protection plan is provided to every woman with IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants, there is no need to enroll and no fee to pay. The Premium Protection Plan can be obtained through your board-certified plastic surgeon before your breast augmentation at only $189 for a primary augmentation, or $249 if you are exchanging implants. Yearly renewal can be done through your plastic surgeon at $79 per year. This affordable plan is provided by Ironshore Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Company, which is a AAA rated insurer.

Beauty, Confidence, Peace Of Mind

Your breast augmentation should not cause you added stress now or in the future. Women with the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant can rest easy knowing they have an implant that provides them beauty, confidence, and peace of mind in every area of life. The internal structure provides a beautiful, natural looking result. Saline inside gives women peace of mind that if a rupture occurs the saline will be naturally absorbed by the body. And now the Premium Protection Plan offers confidence that you are financially protected from future complications. To learn more about the Premium Protection Plan, including the FAQs, visit the webpage https://idealimplant.com/protection/.

Dr. Matthew Galumbeck: The Experience Women Need For Breast Augmentation

Dr. Matthew Galumbeck in Virginia Beach, Virginia provides women with an unparalleled plastic surgery experience. With over 25 years of experience and more than 5,000 procedures performed, Dr. Galumbeck is the choice for those wanting safe and efficient plastic surgery. In addition, Dr. Galumbeck strives to provide aesthetically pleasing results drawing from his extensive training and his artistic eye. Dr. Galumbeck is proud to provide the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants for patients who desire a natural looking result with lower rates of complications. Visit Dr. Galumbeck to learn more about the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant, and the Premium Protection Plan. Call the office at 757-320-4115 to set up your complimentary consultation today.

The Importance of Board Certification in Plastic Surgery Training


How do you choose the right surgeon for your breast augmentation? If you’re searching “plastic surgeons near me” you may be overwhelmed with the options available. How can you determine a surgeon’s skill level and commitment to safety? How can you be sure you will love your results? Your cosmetic procedures should be performed by a surgeon with attention to detail, high standards of safety, and an sense of artistry. Find out why looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Matthew Galumbeck in Virginia Beach, is the best place to start.


Training In Plastic Surgery: Is It Necessary?

Why do you need a surgeon trained in plastic surgery to perform your breast augmentation? Surgeons who have been trained in other surgical specialties may be able to perform your surgery, but without more specific training, they will not be familiar with the ins and outs of your procedure. They may not know the safest and most efficient way to place breast implants, or how to avoid common complications. A plastic surgeon has completed a residency where they have seen and performed surgeries specific to the field in which they will work. Plastic surgeons have learned techniques and safety measures that other surgeons do not know. You wouldn’t let an optometrist give you heart surgery, so don’t let anyone other than a plastic surgeon perform your cosmetic surgery.


Board-Certification: Why It Matters For Plastic Surgeons

Plastic surgeons in the United States are not required to be board-certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery. So why should you find a board-certified plastic surgeon? The American Board of Plastic Surgery exists to hold plastic surgeons to a higher standard of care, and provide for certification and continuing education. Women searching for “plastic surgeons near me” should look for this certification as a way to make sure their surgeon is held accountable to these high standards and stays up to date with medical research.

Additionally, cosmetic procedures are typically performed outside the normal medical realm. Cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance companies, and is usually performed in surgical centers instead of hospitals. Surgeons who are in-network with insurance companies are usually required to be board-certified. Many hospitals only hire board-certified surgeons, and require that they maintain superior care with their patients. When you visit a plastic surgeon, it is up to you to check their credentials. Narrowing your search to surgeons who are board-certified will help you pick the best option for your surgery.


Picking Your Surgeon

The following tips will help you narrow down your search for a plastic surgeon.

  • Is Your Surgeon Board-Certified: Find out if they are board-certified or board-eligible. Learn if they are members of other medical organizations such as the American Board of Plastic Surgery, or regional organizations.
  • Browse Your Surgeon’s Website: Learn about the procedures they offer, look at before and after pictures, and read your surgeon’s bio. All of this information can give you a glimpse into what your surgeon is like.
  • Read Reviews: Check websites such as www.realself.com or www.facebook.com to see what patients have said about your surgeon.
  • Schedule A Consultation: Finally, schedule a consultation. Learning about a surgeon on the internet is the first step, but there is no substitute for a face-to-face meeting. Your plastic surgeon should listen to your needs and make you feel at ease.


Finding a surgeon that offers the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant can also give you insight into their level of patient care. The IDEAL IMPLANT is only offered by board-certified plastic surgeons who are committed to offering the best options for their patients. IDEAL IMPLANT surgeons have listened to their patient’s concerns and sought out an option that provides both natural results and peace of mind. Some surgeons may be skilled in plastic surgery, but if they don’t listen to their patient’s concerns their patients won’t get the results they want.


Dr Matthew Galumbeck: Superior Results For The Whole Self

Women in and around Virginia Beach, Virginia have access to one of the top plastic surgeons in the nation. Dr. Matthew Galumbeck is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience. He received his medical degree from Duke University. He completed his residency in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University, and trained in plastic surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Galumbeck also received advanced training in body contouring in Paris.


Dr. Galumbeck is known for listening to his patient’s concerns and striving to treat their whole selves. He is the founder of Spa Phoenix, the area’s first doctor directed medispa. The spa environment is one he maintains at his plastic surgery office, giving his patients a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Dr. Galumbeck knows it is important to listen to each individual patient’s wants and needs in order to provide them with the results they are looking for. He was one of the first surgeons in the area to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT, and was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon.


To schedule your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Galumbeck, call 757-330-8421 today.


Important Facts About Your Breast Implant Options


Learning About Breast Implants

What do you need to know about your breast implant options before your breast surgery? Research shows that breast augmentation can increase your self-esteem and quality of life. But you should know not all breast implants are created equal. This important decision will affect your life for years to come, so you should know all the facts before choosing an implant. There are three breast implant types currently approved by the FDA and available from board-certified plastic surgeons.

  • Silicone Gel Breast Implants: These implants are popular because they offer a natural looking result. They are silicone shells filled with silicone gel, and are sometimes referred to as silicone implants or “gummy bear implants.” The silicone gel inside is thick and sticky, which gives it natural looking results, but can also cause problems if the implant ruptures.
  • Saline Breast Implants: Sterile salt water, or saline, fills the silicone shells of saline breast implants. Saline is naturally absorbed by the body and has many medical uses including hydrating the body through an IV drip. Women like saline breast implants because they know if a rupture happens the saline will be absorbed. However, they can cause noticeable wrinkles because the implant behaves much like a water balloon.   
  • IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants: The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant was created to address concerns with saline and silicone gel implants. It is filled with saline for a women’s peace of mind, but the silicone shell contains several chambers and baffled shells. This structure gives the implant stability and causes it to behave similar to natural breast tissue rather than a water balloon.


Breast Implant Options and Recommended Maintenance

According to FDA recommendations, any breast implant that ruptures should be removed. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant can be removed through a simple procedure, often requiring only a local anesthetic. A rupture is easily detected, because the implant begins to deflate and the saline inside is naturally absorbed by the body. Only the shell must be removed, which can be done through a small incision. Silicone gel breast implant removal must include the shell and all the silicone gel. Removal of leaked silicone gel can be difficult if the sticky silicone gel has traveled away from the breast capsule. Even worse, silicone gel breast implants can have “silent ruptures,” where the implant ruptures without the woman knowing. Because of this risk, the FDA recommends women with silicone gel breast implants get an MRI every two years for the life of the implant. According to the FDA an MRI, is the best way to detect a silent rupture, though many plastic surgeons say they are not 100% accurate.


Implant Rupture and Capsular Contracture Statistics

You may be wondering, “do I really need repeated MRIs? What are the chances my silicone implants will rupture? What are the chances I will have other complications?” The answer may surprise you. In FDA 6-7 year clinical trial results for primary augmentation, some silicone gel implants had a rupture risk as high as 7.4%. However, as the FDA makes clear, “the longer you have a breast implant, the greater the chance of implant rupture,” so that risk will increase if your breast implants last longer than 7 years. Another common breast implant complication is capsular contracture. This happens when the scar tissue around the implant begins to tighten, squeeze, or displace the implant. This complication can cause pain, and often requires additional surgery to correct. The same FDA clinical trial identified that the capsular contracture risk was as high as 16.2% in some silicone gel breast implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant gives women a statistically lower risk of complications and future surgeries, with a rupture risk of 1.8% and a capsular contracture risk of 6.3%. Women deserve the ability to have beautiful looking breast implants without worrying about complications, and now the IDEAL IMPLANT provides that option.


Dr. Matthew Galumbeck: Virginia Beach Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Women who want the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant should visit Dr. Matthew Galumbeck in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Galumbeck is one of the exclusive surgeons in the area to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT, and was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon because of his extensive experience with it. Dr. Galumbeck believes every woman has the right to beautiful results, low complications, and peace of mind. He is dedicated to educating his patients so that they can choose the right implant for their bodies and lifestyles.

To schedule your consultation and discuss your breast implant options with Dr. Galumbeck, call his office at 757-330-8421.


How Breast Implants Give Confidence

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How can plastic surgery affect your confidence and well-being? Learning to love your body and feel comfortable in your skin is a road we must all walk in order to be the best version of ourselves. Plastic surgery can be part of that journey for you. The first step is finding a caring plastic surgeon who will take the time to listen to your goals and address your concerns. Women in Virginia Beach can visit Dr. Matthew Galumbeck, a board-certified plastic surgeon and IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon. Dr. Galumbeck knows many women feel concerned about complications with breast implants, which is why he offers the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. Read below to find out how this can make a difference in your life.



Plastic Surgery and Piece of Mind

Feeling confident with your body starts with freedom from worry. Surgery, such as breast augmentation, isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Every surgery comes with risks and benefits that each patient must weigh for themselves. But for many women, the risks are vastly outweighed by the benefits. A lifetime of confidence and the freedom to be who you’ve always wanted to be may be worth undergoing a breast augmentation. However, for some women, confidence is overshadowed by daily concerns about complications, particularly concerns about silent ruptures in silicone gel breast implants. An independent 2017 survey of over 900 women found the following statistics:


  • 98% of women reported they would be somewhat to constantly concerned about a silent rupture.
  • 89% of women reported if the overall performance of the implant is similar, they want an implant where rupture could be detected by simply looking at the breast.
  • 91% of women reported that if the overall performance of the implant is similar, they prefer saline coming into contact with their tissue over silicone gel.


The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant was developed with these concerns in mind. It is filled with saline so that women will know exactly when a rupture occurs and there is no risk of silent rupture. The saline inside is safely absorbed by the body if a rupture occurs. The internal structure is built to restrict the flow of saline and allow it to move in a more natural way. This structure leads to beautiful, natural looking results previously not seen in saline filled implants. With the IDEAL IMPLANT women get the best of both worlds: beautiful looking breast implants with freedom from worry.


Feeling Confidence in Yourself

Choosing to get plastic surgery means you are taking control of your own life and the way you present yourself. You’re showing the world that you are the one in control of yourself and making choices that lead you to feel more confident. Plastic surgery can also lead to a happier, more fulfilled life. According to a survey published in 2013 98% of women surveyed said their breast augmentation met or exceeded their expectations. Additionally, 92% of these women reported increased self-esteem, and 64% reported an improved quality of life. Plastic surgery can’t fix every problem, but if you’ve ever felt self-conscious about the way you look now is the time to give yourself the gift of change. It may be just what you need to show the world who you really are.


Breast Implants from a Caring Surgeon

Your plastic surgeon should be the one who guides you to a new and improved look. The right surgeon will look out for your best interests and make sure you are comfortable with every step of the process. Cosmetic surgery isn’t just about making changes to your body, it is about coming out on the other side feeling a positive change to your whole self. Dr. Matthew Galumbeck is dedicated to providing this level of care to his patients. Not only is he a skilled plastic surgeon and teacher, he is the founder of Spa Phoenix, a doctor-directed spa. At Spa Phoenix, patients are treated in a way that affects their whole selves for a complete transformation. This level of care extends to Dr. Galumbeck’s plastic surgery practice, where he strives to give every patient the results they desire and change their lives for the better. Read what one patient had to say about her experience:


“Absolutely amazing. My results are phenomenal!!! I couldn’t be happier with my decision. You don’t realize how much of a positive change you can make until you take a leap of faith. Dr. Galumbeck and his staff were professional, made me feel at home and 6 months post surgery they still make me feel like a part of their family. 100% recommend and would do it all over again!! Thank you guys.” from www.facebook.com


If you’re considering breast implants in the Virginia Beach area visit Dr. Galumbeck’s office at 1817 Republic Rd. Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454 Visit www.galumbeckplasticsurgery.com to learn more about the procedures offered at Galumbeck Plastic Surgery. To get started on your plastic surgery journey call Dr. Matthew Galumbeck today at (757) 330-8421.


A Guide to Choosing Breast Implants and a Plastic Surgeon


If you are considering a breast enhancement, do your research on the types of breast implants available before your consultation. This simple task will help you make an informed choice and could affect your outcome in terms of aesthetic results and peace of mind. Choosing a surgeon who offers you all the implant choices and informs you about your options is the first step in your plastic surgery journey. Dr. Matthew Galumbeck, board-certified surgeon in Virginia Beach, makes sure his patients are well informed of their options and comfortable with each procedure.



Breast Implants: Changing Technology

Technology everywhere is moving forward, and the plastic surgery field is no different. In the past, women were forced to choose between saline and silicone gel. Each implant has its own benefits and compromises, and each woman had to make her own personal decision before her breast enhancement: beautiful results or peace of mind? Now there is a third FDA-approved implant available for women 18 and older. The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant gives women the peace of mind of saline, with beautiful, natural looking results.


Saline Breast Implants

These implants used to be the only FDA-approved option, until silicone gel was reintroduced in the early 2000s. Because they are filled with saline, women know that if a rupture occurs the implant will deflate and the saline will be naturally absorbed by the body. Saline (sterilized salt water) is the same liquid found in IV bags, so there is no harm in your body absorbing it. However, these implants are not as dense as breast tissue, and behave similar to a water balloon causing ripples and wrinkles under the skin. For this reason, many women chose breast implants that offer more natural looking results without the aesthetic concerns.


Silicone Gel Breast Implants

These implants give women beautiful, natural looking results, but cause some women to worry about the potential complications. Silicone gel implants come with the risk of ‘silent rupture,’ meaning the implant could rupture without showing symptoms. According to the FDA, “A ‘silent rupture’ doesn’t change the way an implant looks or feels to a woman because the rupture occurs within the capsule. Silent ruptures are not usually evident by a physical examination by a doctor.” An independent 2017 survey of 933 women found that 98% would feel somewhat to constantly concerned about a silent rupture with silicone gel implants. While the results silicone gel implants give are desirable, constant worry is not. It is difficult to enjoy your new body if you feel constantly concerned about complications you may encounter.


IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants

Now there is a new technology on the market: IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. These implants are filled with saline for a woman’s peace of mind, but are made with an internal structure restricting the flow of that saline. This restricted flow results in an implant that does not ripple or wrinkle, behaving more like a silicone gel implant. Additionally, the IDEAL IMPLANT has a lower rate of complications, such as rupture and capsular contracture. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, women can have the best of both worlds: natural looking results with peace of mind.


Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

When asked how his plastic surgery center operates, Dr. Galumbeck tells us “Instead of just coming up with what everybody does, we look at all the options and really evaluate them.” Dr. Galumbeck knows that newer technology can often lead to things like better results and faster healing times, but he needs to investigate it fully before offering it to his patients. Instead of being satisfied with the same old things, or hopping on the bandwagon of what everyone is doing at the time, Dr. Galumbeck takes the time to fully consider each procedure and decide if it will benefit his patients. When the IDEAL IMPLANT first became available, Dr. Galumbeck took the same approach and eventually offered it to his patients. Like many surgeons around the nation, he could see the benefits of the IDEAL IMPLANT. In fact, Dr. Galumbeck has recently been named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon because he is one of the most experienced surgeons with these breast implants.


Dr. Matthew Galumbeck: Individualized Care, Superior Results

Dr. Galumbeck is a native of Virginia Beach, and is proud to offer excellent care to his community. Not only is Dr. Galumbeck a skilled surgeon and teacher, he is the founder of Spa Phoenix, which offers the benefits of a medispa in a therapeutic spa environment. This environment promotes well-being of the whole self. Dr. Galumbeck has demonstrated an unmatched level of care for his patients before, during, and after surgery that has led to excellent results. Read how a former patient reviewed Dr. Galumbeck on Realself.com


“Dr. Galumbeck’s personality is as amazing as his surgical skills. His staff are absolute angels and they made my experience so pleasant. I’m glad I done my research and chose him as my surgeon.”


If you’re considering plastic surgery, visit one of the best surgeons in Virginia Beach. Dr. Galumbeck is one of the only surgeons in the area to offer IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. Schedule your consultation today by calling his office at (757) 330-8421 or visiting www.galumbeckplasticsurgery.com. Don’t wait to start your journey to a new you!