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Rahul Vemula, MD, FACS

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Rahul Vemula, MD, FACS

Dr. Vemula grew up in Northern NJ in Morris county and returned to the Jersey Shore to practice plastic surgery in August, 2016. After working in the area for a few years, Dr. Vemula founded VIP Plastic Surgery in West Long Branch, NJ in 2020. He believes that patient safety is of utmost importance and every procedure should be approached with precise attention to detail and an aesthetic sense. He employs the latest techniques & technologies available in both aesthetic and reconstructive


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Meet Dr. Rahul Vemula


Dr. Vemula performs all aspects of aesthetic surgery such as facelifts, browlifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, primary and revision rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction, mastopexy, body contouring, liposuction, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, body lifts, thigh lift, and Brazilian butt lifts using the latest techniques in fat grafting. In addition - at VIP Plastic Surgery of Monmouth County,  NJ - he also practices non-surgical aesthetic medicine including BOTOX and injectable fillers such as Juvederm and Restalyne.

Dr. Vemula has a special interest in breast reconstruction. Dr. Vemula completed his plastic surgery training in New Orleans, LA which and worked under world renowned microsurgeons to learn perforator flap breast reconstruction such as the DIEP flap and PAP flap. Dr. Vemula is very excited to bring this skill set to help women on the Jersey Shore.

Breast procedures

Dr. Vemula specializes in the following breast procedures:

  • Breast augmentation – this is a plastic surgery treatment to increase the shape and volume of the female breasts. Breast augmentation - also referred to as breast enlargement - is the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment today.

  • Breast lift – women who have sagging or drooping breasts can benefit from a breast lift. Scientifically referred to as mastopexy, this cosmetic surgery improves the shape of the breasts in order to deliver a perky, youthful, and lifted appearance.

  • Breast reduction – women whose breasts are overly large can suffer from physical symptoms such as back and shoulder pain, or psychological consequences such as low self-esteem. Dr. Vemula performs reduction mammoplasty or breast reduction procedures in order to suit the patient’s aesthetic or functional goals.  

  • Breast revision – patients who are dissatisfied with the outcome of a previous breast augmentation procedure can benefit from Dr. Vemula’s breast revision surgery procedure. This surgery is a highly delicate procedure that requires an artistic eye.

  • Asymmetry correction – breast asymmetry is a fairly common complication after breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Vemula performs breast asymmetry correction surgery in order to deliver an even breast implant appearance.

  • Implant removal – some women choose to have their breast implants removed or replaced for one reason or the other. Dr. Vemula customizes this treatment to suit the patient’s goals.

  • Breast reconstruction – women who have gone through breast cancer can benefit from breast reconstruction surgery. This procedure may be completed using artificial implants or natural tissue extracted from the patient’s body.

Face procedures

The team at VIP Plastic Surgery offers a variety of facial cosmetic procedures:

  • Facelift – this procedure aims to reverse the signs of aging and improve the appearance of the patient’s face.

  • Neck lift – patients who have a ‘turkey wattle’ or other cosmetic imperfection in the neck or jaw region can benefit from neck lift plastic surgery.

  • Eyelid surgery – also referred to as blepharoplasty, this treatment alleviates eyelid appearances that can ruin the patient’s cosmetic appearance or impair vision.

  • Rhinoplasty – Dr. Vemula offers nose reshaping surgery in order to correct the appearance of bumps, enlarged nostrils, and other cosmetic imperfections. This cosmetic procedure can also benefit individuals who have a broken nose, or septum deviation that impairs breathing.

  • Laceration repair – proper treatment and care of skin lacerations is crucial to optimal healing. Dr. Vemula utilizes advanced techniques that reduce the risk of infection and deliver an excellent outcome.  

  • Reconstructive pediatric surgery – unforeseen trauma or accidents can leave burns, scarring, or disfigurement in children. Dr. Vemula offers this surgery option to repair physical defects that can lead to unwanted attention.

Body procedures

The surgeon also specializes in a wide range of body procedures:

  • Mommy makeover – new mothers often feel that their new body shape is inadequate and unattractive. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that alleviate post-pregnancy changes to give women a youthful appearance.

  • Tummy tuck – also referred to as abdominoplasty, this cosmetic procedure alleviates the appearance of a bulging lower belly. Many patients who receive this treatment benefit from a slimmer and tighter abdominal contour.

  • Brazilian butt lift – this is a buttock enhancement technique that utilizes natural fat extracted from other parts of the body. This procedure usually does not involve skin incision as is the case with the typical ‘butt lift’ surgery.

  • Labiaplasty – enlarged or overhanging vaginal labia can lead to a host of cosmetic or functional problems. Dr. Vemula offers this sensitive treatment to give women increased comfort, and a renewed aesthetic sense.

  • Liposuction – this is a highly effective treatment that addresses stubborn pockets of fat in different parts of the body. Dr. Vemula uses advanced equipment and techniques to deliver excellent results with this procedure.

  • Arm lift – also referred to as Brachioplasty, this is a cosmetic surgical treatment that addresses sagging in the underarms, thus delivering a slimmer and shapelier upper arm contour.

  • Thigh lift – many individuals have loose sagging skin on their inner thighs after losing a significant amount of weight. Thighplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from this region to deliver a better contour.

  • No-mesh hernia repair – Dr. Vemula offers both mesh and non-mesh hernia repair techniques to suit the needs of the patient.

Nonsurgical procedures 

Dr. Vemula offers a number of non-surgical, non-invasive, cosmetic procedures to alleviate mild cosmetic issues.

BOTOX: this is an injectable drug that reduces skin wrinkles and helps treat some muscle-related conditions. BOTOX is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment.

Juvederm: this is a cosmetic filler treatment that can restore facial contours and improve the signs of aging. Juvederm treatment is typically administered on the face, particularly around the mouth, lips, and cheeks.

Rhinoplasty: non-surgical rhinoplasty utilizes injectable fillers to alter the shape or appearance of the nose without invasive surgery. This technique is ideal for correcting minor cosmetic concerns on the nose.

At his VIP Plastic Surgery office in West Long Branch (NJ), Dr. Vemula works with highly qualified professionals, including a certified anesthesiologist and nursing staff who are committed to patient safety and comfort.

Procedures

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Body Lift

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Revision

Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Burn Reconstruction

Buttock Implants

Buttock Lift with Augmentation

Calf Augmentation

Cheek Augmentation

Cheek Reduction

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Chin Augmentation

Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging

Dermal Fillers

Deviated Septum Correction

Down Syndrome

Ear Reconstruction Surgery

Ear Surgery

Eyelid Ptosis Repair

Eyelid Surgery

Facelift

Facial Implants

Free Flap Breast Reconstruction

Gender Affirmation Surgery

General Reconstruction

Giant Nevi Removal

Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction

Head and Neck Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Injectable Fillers

Lip Augmentation/Enhancement

Liposuction

Lymphedema Treatment

Male Breast Reduction

Male Chest Implants

Microdermabrasion

Microsurgery

Migraine Surgery

Mommy Makeover

Neck Lift

Nonsurgical Fat Reduction

Panniculectomy

Post Burn Reconstruction

Retin-A Treatments

Rhinoplasty

Scar Revision

Skin Cancer Removal

Surgery for Genitourinary Diseases

Thigh Lift

TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck

Vascular Malformations

Wound Care

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Rahul Vemula participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

Surgery possible for patient who takes warfarin due to AVR?

Male Breast Reduction

Member Response:

Thank you for your great question. One has to outweigh the risks and benefits of stopping Warfarin and bridging to Lovenox and the cardiologist can help figure out exactly these risks. With something like this, the warfarin is usually stopped a few days prior and then Lovenox is started. Lovenox is stopped 6-12 hour prior to surgery. Following surgery Warfrain is started again, however either Lovenox or a Heparin drip must be started until the INR is at a theraputic level. If your cardiologist feels that post op, a heparin drip is required, this necessitates a stay in the hospital until INR is theraputic. In my experience with my own patients, this can take anywhere from 2-4 days. Some cardiologists are very cautious and do not let people go home until an INR is at an acceptable level. You also face two types of risks with this procedure. There is a risk of a thromboembolic event when the blood thinners are stopped, and risk of bleeding when blood thinners are started again.

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Is removal of 20 year old textured implants required?

Breast Implant Removal

Member Response:

Thank your for your excellent question! Before deciding to remove textured implants a visit to to a board certified plastic surgeon should be the first step. If you are not having any symptoms, and wish to remove your implants, that is a personal decision and the proper procedures that are correct. for you should be discussed with your plastic surgeon. If you remove implants and do not replace them with anything, yes you will definitely be flatter than you are now. A visit to a plastic surgeon should help you determine if you would require a mastopexy ( breast lift at the same time.) In my practice, like many of my colleagues, I have patients with diverse desires. Some women choose to remove implants and replace them with another set of implants at the same time, and I have also had patients who have decided to not to replace implants and opted to have a mastopexy at the same time as well as other patients who have decided not to have any surgery except remove the implants.

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Gummy Bear Implants Rippling

Breast Implant Revision

Member Response:

What does you implant card say ? Should tell you exactly what implant was put in. You can also follow up with your surgeon if possible. Otherwise, obtain the operative reports and follow up with a board certified plastic surgeon in your areas to go over what your options are at this time.

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Open wound

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Sorry to hear that this happened. This is what is called full thickness necrosis. All the non-viable or dead tissue should be removed. Some of this can be done under local anesthesia but would be better to be done under anesthesia in the operating room. Following this, you would benefit from having a device called a wound vac to keep the wound clean and to help it heal. I would also suggest increasing your protein supplementation as this will help heal wounds. A couple of questions: Are you a smoker or exposure to any nicotine such as vaping, and exposure to second hand smoke. Are you a a diabetic with A1c > 7? These are some risks that can cause this. Best of luck and wish you a speedy recovery!

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Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

It would be an extremely risky procedure. You are exposed to complications around the time of surgery such as bleeding, heart attack, DVT / Pulmonary Embolism. After surgery there is a significantly increased risk of surgical site infections, wound break down and seroma. Overall the aesthetics of the procedure will most likely be suboptimal.

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Post Bil mastectomy ruptured implant

Breast Implant Revision

Member Response:

Thanks for your question. The switching of the implant can absolutely be done from the sub muscular position to the pre pectoral ( above the muscle) Please meet with a board certified plastic surgeon in who is well versed in this technique. Another option to also consider is a natural tissue reconstruction issuing your own tissue such as a DIEP flap

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Breast augmentation with lift on one side

Breast Lift

Member Response:

Thanks for your questions . Very normal for things to look off immediately after surgery for asymmetry. ESPECIALLY when one side needs a lift and the other side does not. I agree that it takes about 6 months for everything to settle. and to start looking more even. Especially since this is a revision surgery, may take even longer. I also always tell patients that have significant asymmetry between the left and right breasts that there will always be a degree of asymmetry between the left and right breasts. Best wishes

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difference between mini facelift and lower facelift

Facelift

Member Response:

Thanks for your question. Sometimes these terms like "mini" facelift are used more as marketing terms and what is actually done in the procedure is not really standardized. Based on your pictures, I think you would be a good candidate for lower facelift and neck lift. The facelift will rejuvinate the lower face and jowels, make your jaw line look more defined and remove some excess skin. The incision starts in front of the ear and goes behind the ear and into the hair line. The incision for the neck lift is usually placed in a crease in the chin. Then the platysma muscle that cause the two bands going down your neck are stitched together. The mid face lift rejuvinates the mid face and is done through a lower eyelid incision. Please make sure you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Best wishes!

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East Coast surgeons for Superfat people?

Panniculectomy

Member Response:

With your situation I think the best place to get this operation would be at an academic medical center. We have several fine institutions along the East Coast and I suggest you reach out to any one of these places. Also please be aware, that this operation is not without complications and with a weight of 225Kg and assuming there are no other medical conditions and or any other medical conditions are optimized; there is a near 100% chance of complications with a panniculectomy. The most common are are wound healing issues. More dangerous ones are Pulmonary embolism. Other factors that increase risks with the procedure, are active nicotine exposure and uncontrolled diabetes (Hgba1c level > 7.0) It may also be a good idea to consult with a bariatric surgeon to see if you are a candidate for a weight loss procedure prior to panniculectomy to improve the perioperative risks with an operation like this. Best of luck.

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Mole on nose

Skin Cancer Removal

Member Response:

Surgical Excision is your best option. There is no way to avoid a scar. However, going to a board certified plastic surgeon will help minimize the appearance of the scar. With scarring this may be something that you will notice but once healed, an unsuspecting person may not notice any scarring.

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Inquiring

Facelift

Member Response:

My criteria for operating on diabetics is to have an A1c of 7 or less for all elective surgery. This minimizes the chances of wound healing complications.

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Qualifications for Panniculectomy

Panniculectomy

Member Response:

Thank you for your question! This is something that is insurance specific. I suggest you call your insurance and get specific guidelines of what their insurance criteria is for it to be covered by insurance. Also, to get the best possible outcome, you should also see a psychiatrist to get treated for the Body dysmorphic disorder. That is an integral part of this journey and just as important as having the panniculectomy. Best wishes.

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Bbl and 360 lipo

Liposuction

Member Response:

Although you can be bridged with lovenox, your cardiologist has to give you a risk stratification on what the perioperative risk of an adverse event after the operation. As you are most likely aware, the reason you are on coumadin for the valves is to prevent a blood clot which can happen as blood flows across the valves and can lead to a pulmonary embolism - from a tricuspid valve clot or a stroke from the mitral/aortic. The aortic valve has a high velocity flow rate where the chance of a clot is lower so can tolerate being off of blood thinners for longer. The other two are a low flow environment so more prone to clots. The other aspect to consider is that once you go back on the blood thinners you are more prone to hematoma (collection of blood) at the liposuction and fat grafting sites. This can lead to an unaesthetic appearance and may even be severe enough to need a blood transfusion. Please meet with a board certified plastic surgeon as well as a cardiologist

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Pro bono

Rhinoplasty

Member Response:

Very sorry to hear of your predicament. This would be considered reconstructive surgery and should be covered through insurance. Please contact your insurance carrier for referrals to plastic surgeons. You may also be able to get surgery covered for a significant cost savings if you seek out a clinic staffed by plastic surgery residents at an academic medical center with a plastic surgery residency program.

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Lift

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

Thank you for your questions. When a breast reduction is performed, it also involves a lift so the nipples are placed back into the correct anatomical position.

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Procedure Pricing Transparency

Breast Lift

Member Response:

Did you actually go in for a consult in person to see the surgeon? Usually price ranges are given over the phone. After an in person consultation a formal quote is usually given with all of the associated costs with surgery such as the surgeon's fees, implants, surgical garments, Anesthesia, OR facility fees Pathology fees.

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Nipple graft error

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

Thanks for your question. Really hard to say without seeing pictures. But there may or may not be an option to correct.

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Calf augmentation

Calf Augmentation

Member Response:

It is possible to do both. Please visit a board certified plastic surgeon to figure out exactly which procedure is right for you.

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Can I remove my breast implants my self

Breast Implant Removal

Member Response:

I m sorry to hear that you are unhappy. Please do not do this and I agree with my other colleagues, cannot emphasize the dangers of this enough. One must have proper surgical training and the proper surgical facilities to safely do this. I implore you to see a board certified plastic surgeon to for an evaluation.

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Is this an okay option?

Breast Lift

Member Response:

Thanks for your question. based on the information you provided you may be a candidate for a breast reduction procedure or a mastopexy (breast lift). The two operations are similar but also differ in a couple of ways Breast Reduction - excess breast tissue is removed, as is excess skin, as well lifting the nipple/areola to the proper position so it does not have the "saggy" appearance. This operation is best suited for women who feel that their breasts are too large. mastopexy (breast lift) - Excess skin is removed, and the nipple/areaoa is also lifted to the proper position to avoid the saggy appearance very minimal breast tissue is removed. This option is best suited for women who do not feel that their breasts are too large and like the appearance of their breasts in a bra, but feel that their breasts are sagging. Please meet with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which operation if any you are a candidate for. Best wishes!

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