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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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DESPERATE FOR HELP/ ASVISE PLEASE

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

Very sorry to hear this happened. From the looks of the picture it does look like its healing well and does not look like its infected nor does it look like there is an exposed implant ( an in person examination is needed to confirm this) In cases like this one must have close follow up with her surgeon and follow the surgeon's advice on wound care. Best wishes

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When can the wound be stitched?

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Sorry to hear this happend. With a wound opening like this, unfortunately this is not able to be stitched closed at this point. IT will have to heal by itself called healing by secondary intention. Please make sure you have close follow up with your operating surgeons who needs to be very involved in your care. You will also benefit from being seen at a wound center in addition to your surgeon as well as a device called a wound vac that will accelerate healing. eventually you may need to have a revision surgery to improve the scar, but that is also a high risk procedure given this wound breakdown. This would will take several more weeks to close. Some things you can do to help wound healing here are to avoid ALL exposure to nicotine, even second hand smoke, increase your protein in take, and if you are a diabetic make sure your sugars are controlled. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Capsulectomy necessary with rupture?

Breast Implant Revision

Member Response:

This is an excellent question. Unless there is some abnormality with the capsule such as thickening showing capsular contracture a full capsulectomy is not necessary. If not necessary, a full capsulectomy adds risk to the procedure. Please be very careful of the resource you read on the internet. The best source is this website, the American society of Plastic Surgeons which has the most reliable resources with the best scientific evidence. Please be very careful of resources such as facebook groups, instagram and tick tock posts which often are highly individualized stories any may not apply to your particular case. Please also make sure that the plastic surgeons you are seeing are ASPS members and board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Best wishes for a safe operation to achieve your goals

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Tummy tuck (TT)

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Thank you for your question. Without pictures it is impossible to give you advice on what the optimal procedure will be.

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Insurance covers breast surgery revision, can I cash pay for extras?

Breast Reconstruction

Member Response:

Yes! This is commonly done. What we do is completely separate that times on the operative reports or the insurance portions as well as the cosmetic portion so that we keep with ethical billing practices to insurance for the covered portion of the procedure and the self pay/cash/cosmetic rate for the portions of the procedure which are considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. Please speak with your surgeon about this so that you get a break down of fees for each. best wishes

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Breast lift after biopsy?

Breast Lift

Member Response:

Thank you for your question. If there is any questionable area on breast imaging, your radiologist may recommend a biopsy. Depending on the result of the biopsy if it is found to be malignant such as cancer or even a benign mass that needs to be removed; then you should consult with a breast oncologic surgeon. Following this, you may or may not b e a candidate for breast reconstruction. A breast lift after biopsy or removal of a mass can be done at the same operation and is called and “oncoplastic” reconstruction. Best wishes.

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Breast lift after biopsy?

Breast Lift

Member Response:

Thank you for your question. If there is any questionable area on breast imaging, your radiologist may recommend a biopsy. Depending on the result of the biopsy if it is found to be malignant such as cancer or even a benign mass that needs to be removed; then you should consult with a breast oncologic surgeon. Following this, you may or may not b e a candidate for breast reconstruction. A breast lift after biopsy or removal of a mass can be done at the same operation and is called and “oncoplastic” reconstruction. Best wishes.

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Breast lift after biopsy?

Breast Lift

Member Response:

Thank you for your question. If there is any questionable area on breast imaging, your radiologist may recommend a biopsy. Depending on the result of the biopsy if it is found to be malignant such as cancer or even a benign mass that needs to be removed; then you should consult with a breast oncologic surgeon. Following this, you may or may not b e a candidate for breast reconstruction. A breast lift after biopsy or removal of a mass can be done at the same operation and is called and “oncoplastic” reconstruction. Best wishes.

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Endolift Scars

Wound Care

Member Response:

Agree completely with Dr. Obi and others. Please visit an ABPS board certified plastic surgeon in the United States for an opinion. You need good wound care management. Best wishes

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Cost

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

Please be very cautious and wary of low cost cosmetic surgery. The price is usually too good to be true. There are many high volume low quality centers in the US and neighboring countries where you may not be operated on by a board certified plastic surgeon or the first time you meet your surgeon is the day of surgery. One viable alternative is to seek out a resident cosmetic surgery clinic at an academic medical center which has a Plastic Surgery Residency program. At such programs, you will be usually operated on by a chief resident in plastic surgery who is in their final year of training. They work under the close supervision of a board certified plastic surgeon. With something like this, you can ensure that you will get the highest quality of care, have someone available for follow up and also have a significant cost savings. best wishes for a safe surgery!

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asking for a friend

Liposuction

Member Response:

I believe that pretty much in every state / territory in the US one has to be at least 18 years of age to consent to elective medical procedures such as liposuction. The first step is to seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon with a parent / legal guardian present. Elective Plastic surgery for reconstructive purposes are routinely and safely performed on minors with parental consent, many plastic surgeons will not perform cosmetic surgery on minors. Best wishes.

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Scar tissue inside lip removal

Lip Augmentation/Enhancement

Member Response:

Since the injury was 15 years ago, a steroid most likely will not work. This is most likely scar tissue. An excision can be performed in the office to help this. The scar can be hidden nicely inside the lip. It is my practice that any specimen that is removed should be sent to the lab for pathological examination. Best wishes

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Do I need revision surgery?

Breast Lift

Member Response:

Based on these pictures I think you would benefit from a revision surgery. There is definitely implant malposition on the right side and possibly capsular contracture. Meet with a board certified plastic surgeon to go over all your options

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Miracle

Body Lift

Member Response:

Sorry to hear that your friend has had all of these issues. Without examining the patient, it is really not possible to figure out what is going on. However, based on your description of a huge bulk on the side, there must be an evaluation and make sure there is no hernia. In addition, with the weight of over 500 pounds, any type of surgical procedure carries a significantly increased risk of complications. The first step should be to be evaluated by a general surgeon to evaluate for the hernia. And possibly a bariatric surgeon to see if you were friend is a candidate for bariatric surgery prior to a plastic surgery evaluation. Best wishes to your friend

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Miracle

Body Lift

Member Response:

Sorry to hear that your friend has had all of these issues. Without examining the patient, it is really not possible to figure out what is going on. However, based on your description of a huge bulk on the side, there must be an evaluation and make sure there is no hernia. In addition, with the weight of over 500 pounds, any type of surgical procedure carries a significantly increased risk of complications. The first step should be to be evaluated by a general surgeon to evaluate for the hernia. And possibly a bariatric surgeon to see if you were friend is a candidate for bariatric surgery prior to a plastic surgery evaluation. Best wishes to your friend

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Skin Removal After Bariatric Surgery

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Thank you for your question. If you have private health insurance, this, as you said, may be covered. What you need to do, is call member services for your insurance company, and they can provide you with the exact guidelines that they have for possible coverage for this procedure. Please be advised that these guidelines are very tremendously between insurance plans. It is very important that you must follow the insurance companies guidelines to the letter if you want coverage. Otherwise, they will deny the procedure. Please meet with an ABPS board certified plastic surgeon and ASPS member surgeon to go over all of your options, and out of pocket costs associated with the surgery. Some surgeons also have financing options available to cover uncovered portions of the surgery. Please also be very wary and cautious of places advertising very low prices for surgeries. More often than not these places are high volume and low quality. Best wishes!

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Necrotic tummy tuck

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

I am so sorry you are experiencing this. Please make sure you have close follow up with your operating plastic surgeon in order to get the best care. Sometimes all that is needed is local wound care such as what you describe or sometimes there may be more procedures needed. Best wishes

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Explant procedure without capsule removal

Breast Implant Removal

Member Response:

Thank you for your question. If your. capsule is not diseased ( no evidence of ALCL or capsular contracture, calcifications) there is absolutely no reason to remove the capsule. It can safely be left in. In fact, removing a healthy and normal capsule can lead to disfiguring of the breast and may call for additional procedures. Please meet with a board certified Plastic surgeon in order to go over all of your options

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