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Alexander M. Sailon, MD

Dr. Alexander M. Sailon is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. He approaches each patient with warmth, a passion for achieving beautiful, natural results, and a profound commitment to providing exceptional care.

He sees plastic surgery as a cooperative process and is devoted to understanding your individual goals. Dr. Sailon is a native of New Jersey & New York and attended the Horace Mann School. After graduating cum laude from Georgetown University, he attended New Jersey Medical School on scholarship. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as a result of his academic excellence (an award granted to the top 1/12 of the class). Dr. Sailon was inspired by the creativity and artistry involved in plastic surgery and went on to complete an integrated plastic surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. During his six years of dedicated plastic surgery training there, he had the chance to work alongside Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Virginia Beach board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander M. Sailon

Upon completing his plastic surgery training, Dr. Sailon sought to pursue his dream of providing aid to children most in need. He joined Operation Smile, a well-regarded international non-profit organization headquartered in Virginia Beach. As the Hearst cleft and craniofacial fellow, he worked under the tutelage of Dr. Magee. Dr. Sailon was fortunate enough to travel extensively and successfully operate on hundreds of children while honing his skill in reconstructive facial surgery.

Dr. Sailon dedicates himself to remaining at the forefront of plastic surgery, a continuously evolving field. He has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters and has presented at regional,national, and international meetings in plastic surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Sailon and his wife, Jordi, live in Virginia Beach. Outside of the office, he enjoys trying to eat his body weight in pasta and all things Italian (his first language). Dr. Sailon and his wife actively support Operation Smile, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Virginia Beach dedicated to providing free surgery for children with cleft lip/palate. We invite you to meet with Dr. Sailon for a personal consultation to experience his thoroughness, warmth and caring firsthand.

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Virginia Beach Board-certified Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeon Dr. eric M. Jablonka

Eric M. Jablonka, MD

Dr. Jablonka is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. His practice philosophy embodies a cooperative process and a devotion to understanding your unique individual goals and expectations.

He believes that patient education and warm communication are of utmost importance when helping you choose the surgery that is best for you. Dr. Jablonka attended the University of Rochester where he studied Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Cell & Tissue Engineering. He then attended the University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences where he graduated 1st in his incoming class and was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Inspired by the creativity and complexity of reconstructive surgery, Dr. Jablonka went on to complete the integrated plastic surgery residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. To further refine his surgical prowess, Dr. Jablonka went on to complete the microvascular surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania as well as the craniofacial surgery fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Jablonka is currently board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Upon completion of his plastic surgery training, Dr. Jablonka was recruited back to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania where he was honored to accept an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery. He also proudly served as an Associate Member of the Virtua Health Breast Cancer Program where he provided both his clinical and surgical expertise in breast reconstruction to hundreds of brave women of South Jersey who were battling breast cancer.

By combining the artistry of cosmetic surgery with the nuances of complex microvascular reconstruction, Dr. Jablonka has developed an unparalleled approach to breast reconstruction following either mastectomy or lumpectomy. Dr. Jablonka is profoundly dedicated to remaining at the forefront of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His influential research in plastic surgery has been published in many of the nation’s leading journals including the esteemed Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also been invited to present his work on plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body at regional, national, and international meetings. Currently, he is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Virginia Beach Board-certified Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richard S. Rosenblum

Richard S. Rosenblum, MD

Dr. Richard S. Rosenblum was born and raised in Virginia Beach. He attended Norfolk Academy and matriculated to Colgate University where he graduated with honors and was a member of the football team. He returned to Virginia and chose the Medical College of Virginia to complete his medical education. He was then selected by the University of Kentucky for general surgical training and specialty training in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery.

With a passion to become a Craniofacial surgeon he was invited to complete his plastic surgical training at the prestigious Vanderbilt University which is widely regarded as the elite plastic surgery training program of the south. With a lifelong passion to help children with facial deformities, he did an extra year of Craniofacial surgery training with Dr. William Magee and Operation Smile where he traveled to over 5 countries and operated on hundreds of children with cleft lip and palate issues. He then completed a three month intensive cosmetic training in Paris with world renowned surgeons before returning to Hampton Roads to join Dr. Magee in practice creating Magee Rosenblum plastic surgery.

In 2005, he created Rosenblum Plastic Surgery and built a free standing office, medical spa and fully accredited surgery center at the corner of Shore Drive and Great Neck road. It is here that he pioneered a short scar breast lift called the HOVER Lift and a radically different approach to facelifts with the FLEX neck deep plane neck lift. He then continued to add partners that share his patient-first mentality and created the largest group in the area for plastic and cosmetic surgery. While the group is currently diversified to cater to any patient’s individual needs, Dr. Rosenblum is focused on both the business development of centers of excellence to serve our community while maintaining an exclusive clinical practice focused on facial rejuvenation and breast augmentation.

In order to balance his time in directing the practice and continuing to see patients, Dr. Rosenblum has carefully added surgeons who not only share his core values of patient care but who each specifically have demonstrated expertise in areas in which he no longer focuses. His partners include Dr. Alex Sailon who concentrates on rhinoplasty and nasal cosmetic surgery, Dr. Eric Jablonka who is a micro surgeon and will direct the Breast Restoration Center of Excellence and provide the elite DIEP flap to our community, and Dr. Alexandra Tilt who is a breast and body contouring expert. With four fellowships between them, the group on shore drive continues to be the place to go for plastic and reconstructive needs for the 757 because “life looks better when you do”(TM).

Kate DiGeronimo, PA

Kate DiGeronimo, PA-C, is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing as an aesthetic injector. She approaches injecting as an art form combining her knowledge of underlying facial anatomy with her aesthetic eye to provide beautiful natural appearing results.

She sees each patient interaction as a collaborative process toward holistic facial rejuvenation customized to enhance each patient’s unique features. She is a native to Virginia Beach, VA and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. After graduating magna cum laude from UNCW, she returned to the Hampton Roads area to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School. Kate earned her Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant from EVMS and graduated at the top of her class, earning a spot in the Pi Alpha National Honor Society celebrating her academic achievement and high standard of character.

Katie Digeronimo, PA

Upon becoming a nationally certified and state licensed Physician Assistant, she started her career in Emergency Medicine where she has been working over the last five years demonstrating her dedication to her patients throughout the pandemic providing life and limb saving interventions.

While working in the ER, she has also finessed her procedural skills while suturing, performing lumbar punctures and joint aspirations. Her keen precision to detail, creativity, and passion to boost confidence and instill happiness in her patient’s led her out of the ER into the field of plastic surgery and aesthetic injecting. Her calming presence, drive for excellence and genuine desire to always put her patient’s first make her an amazing asset to our team.

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SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach & Chesapeake

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