Helena Guarda, MD
Helena Guarda, MD, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and trained specifically in plastic surgery. ASPS members operate only in accredited medical facilities, adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements in plastic surgery, including training in patient safety techniques. As your medical partner, Dr. Guarda is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.
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Meet Dr. Helena Guarda
Dr. Helena Guarda is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery since 2002 and was re-certified in 2012. Her training in general and plastic surgery as well as her fellowship in microsurgery have been instrumental in serving her cosmetic and reconstructive patients over the past 17 years.
Patients trust Dr. Guarda because of her experience, results and caring for the best possible patient experience. Dr. Guarda focus on best practice patient education and long term satisfaction.
- Sentara Obici Hospital
- Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View
- Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
- Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
Breast Implant Removal
Breast Implant Removal
Buttock Lift with Augmentation
Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments
Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging
Ear Reconstruction Surgery
Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction
Head and Neck Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Head-Neck Cancer Reconstruction
Laser Hair Removal
Lip Augmentation / Enhancement
Male Breast Reduction
Male Chest Implants
Post Burn Reconstruction
Skin Cancer Removal
Spider Vein Treatment
Surgery for Genitourinary Diseases
Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction
Ask a Surgeon
Dr. Helena Guarda participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.
Looking to reduce soon!Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery is often covered by most insurance plans. You can contact your insurance carrier to see if this is a covered benefit for you. Regarding the surgery, size is difficult to guarantee. Most patients in your size range will end in a C cup range. This would be discussed during your consultation to see if this is reasonable. A minimum of tissue needs to be left behind to ensure appropriate healing. And yes the areola is reduced with this procedure. You can find a board certified surgeon in your area on this site best of luck
During your consultation and physical examination the amount of fat on your abdomen will be evaluated. Your plastic surgeon can then give you a better estimate how much can be transferred. In a small breast 100cc of transferred fat can make a difference. Make sure to discuss your size goals with your surgeon , it is possible that an implant may be a better alternative.