Important Notice for Patients: Please note, Dr. Merrell DOES NOT use and HAS NEVER used Allergan Biocell breast implants. Patients with concerns about their implants should call the office, (757) 673-6000. If you are not a patient of Dr. Merrell and believe you have Allergan implants, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Merrell to talk about your concerns and options.

Welcome to Plastic Surgery Associates of Tidewater

Thank you for considering Plastic Surgery Associates of Tidewater and Dr. J. Craig Merrell. We know that deciding to talk with a plastic surgeon can be a big step for anyone. Exploring options with us simply means you want to know how we can help you be the best you, you can be.

Dr. Merrell and the entire team at Plastic Surgery Associates of Tidewater are committed to understanding your needs and desires, and ensuring that every interaction is compassionate, respectful and with your best interests in mind. We help our patients develop a solution that will work best for their individual situation. There is no one-size-fits-all approach – our consultations are designed to understand you, the patient, and then recommend options that will help you achieve your desires.

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About Dr. Merrell

Dr. J. Craig Merrell is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with expertise in micro surgery, breast and reconstructive surgery, body contouring and more.

Dr. Merrell has served the greater Hampton Roads community for more than 35 years and has been involved with Operation Smile since 1984. He and his family spent more than a year providing humanitarian service in the Philippines, Kenya, Ghana, Liberia, Romania, Morocco, Vietnam and Haiti. He has participated in nearly 30 medical missions and in 2010 was honored with the Operation Smile Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award.


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What Our Patients Say

Since my surgery, I am no longer self conscience. Practically everything I try on fits. When I see people I haven't seen in a while, they ask if I lost weight. Finally, and the most important, I no longer endure the back pain that I have suffered with for so many years. Having breast reduction surgery was the best decision I could have made.

Breast Reduction Surgery

After breast feeding two children, I was left with little to no breast tissue and a very small breast size. I no longer felt appealing in my clothes and was ashamed to wear a bathing suit. That was almost ten years ago. I cannot begin to explain what a difference breast enhancement has made in my life. I feel good in my clothes and love to wear bathing suits. I recommend this surgery without hesitation.

Breast Enhancement Surgery