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Skin Cancer Screening
Contact the offices of Plastic Surgery Associates of Tidewater to hear the schedule dates for the next Skin Cancer Screening
Harbour View Center
5818 Harbour View Blvd, Suite 200
Suffolk, Virginia 23435
Phone: (757) 673-6000
Fax: (757) 673-6007
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TESSA ® Breast Enhancement
Since 1983 Dr. Merrell has refined a technique for breast enhancement that does not leave any scars on the breast. TESSA® is his trademark for:
  • T = Transaxillary (under the arm)
  • E = Endoscopic (using a high tech scope)
  • S = Subpectoral (placing the implant under the muscle)
  • S = Smooth (using FDA approved Saline or Silicone Implants)
  • A = Augmentation.

When considering options for breast enhancement this patient and her feelings about the TESSA® procedure may help guide you.
“For as long as I can remember I have always wanted fuller breasts. I had a drawer full of padded bras, gel inserts and I had even developed a way of tying my bra straps together to create more cleavage. Over the years I questioned many women who had undergone breast augmentation – some talked about great results while others told horror stories. Yet as a 23 year old young woman with a small chest I knew I had to do something. My OB/GYN recommended Dr. Craig Merrell. I check his website, researched his credentials, sent an e-mail and also found out a girlfriend of mine had a TESSA® by Dr. Merrell. She loved the results and would gladly do it again. At my consultation with Dr. Merrell, I learned that he is a perfectionist and I found I could trust him with this delicate decision. My surgery was almost a year ago. Now when I put on a bathing suit, I do not have to think “how am I going to get the stuffing to stay”. I feel confident and feminine. In addition with Dr. Merrell’s trademarked TESSA technique my scars in the armpits are virtually invisible. When people ask I have to actually point them out for someone to see them. Having this surgery has made such a positive impact on my life.”

TESSA ® = no scars on your breasts. The incision is hidden under the arm as seen in this patient who had her TESSA® ten years ago. Because we feel patients deserve the best, Dr. Merrell uses the Keller Funnel™ (http://www.kellerfunnel.com/patients) to minimize the trauma of inserting the implant and to allow for a smaller scar.

The choice is yours . . . but,

Before you make a final decision visit us to see the difference TESSA ® enhancement can make.

To see more results of Dr. Merrell’s TESSA ® breast procedure, follow this link www.loveyourlook.com