The opinions expressed here are Dr. James Carraway alone and are not necessarily endorsed by other plastic surgeons or the plastic surgery societies to which Dr. James Carraway belongs.

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (Certified in Plastic Surgery)
  • American Board of Surgery (Certified in Surgery)
  • NC State Medical License (Active through 2017)
  • VA State Medical License Active through 2018)
  • Fellowship: Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Canniesburn, Scotland

Publications & Presentations

  • Edlich, R. F., Haynes, B. W., Carraway, J., Golden, G., Edgerton, M. T. “Initial care of the patient with major thermal injury..” Va Med
  • Carraway, J. H. “Commentary on: Sharp-Needle Intradermal Fat Grafting (SNIF)..” Aesthet Surg J

Dr. James Carraway is a plastic surgeon in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bon Secours-DePaul Medical Center and Sentara Leigh Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 2 doctors at Bon Secours-DePaul Medical Center and one of 12 at Sentara Leigh Hospital who specialize in Plastic Surgery.

“I profess both to learn and to teach anatomy,
not from books, but from dissections; not
from positions of philosophers, but from the
fabric of nature.”

-William Harvey-

Planning on a tummy tuck, liposuction, or breast surgery?
Want to change your diet?

Starting an excise program?

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The Body Scan Advantage System is completely safe. The technology does not use any radiation or lasers.

Where can I get scanned?

The scanner is located at The Hague Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Norfolk.

How do I get started?

Simply call The Hague Center at:
(757) 274-4000
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How may I help you?

The best skill I can offer you for your
care is my surgical expertise. If you are
interested in more information on:

  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Lip enhancement
  • Liposuction
  • Body Contouring
  • Male Rejuvenation
  • Body Scanning Techniques

Please visit our office. Simply call The Hague Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at:
(757) 274-4000
Or Email us at:
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Dr. James Carraway, Corner

Breast Augmentation Report

Every year over 2 million women undergo breast augmentation surgery in the U.S. The surgery is very popular worldwide; over 96% of patients surveyed would do it again or recommend it to their friends. Most women who are considering breast surgery research for at least one year before scheduling their consultation.

Chest Wall Contouring for Gynecomastia

Male patients for the treatment of breast growth [gynecomastia] often request chest wall contouring. Enlarged breasts, usually hormonally related, can afflict both teen-age boys and mature men


Recent trends in facelift surgery include short incisions that are limited to the hairline and in front of the ear. Limited incisions create shorter surgical times, abbreviated recovery periods, and reduced potential for complications.

Short Scar Facelift

For the past 3 years I have used the short scar facelift (also known as a meloplasty) extensively for facial rejuvenation. Two thirds of my facelift procedures are designed with the short scar approach.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is what patients often request seeking facial rejuvenation [blepheroplasty]. According to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery there were 290,000 cosmetic blepheroplasties performed by its surgeons in 2004 (up 82% from 1997).

Lip Enhancement

The goals of lip enhancement are:

Fuller, more natural-appearing lips.Predictable, dependable surgery.

A long-lasting result and preservation of the “dental show” [so that the teeth are easily visible when smiling]. No functional or sensory loss.

Circumferential Torsoplasty

The scanner is able to generate a “storybook” for you to document your postoperative progress and recreate your image on demand.