04/20/2014
By: G M.
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery - Neil J. Zemmel MD
My experience with Dr. Zemmel has been wonderful all the staff in the office is very helpful and always in great moods they seem to know what they are doing on how to make their client's happy and very well taken care of..the hospital was awesome as well but I have to say I would do this over and over again with the same people...Dr. Zemmel was so professional and knows exactly what to say to his clients. I always was so happy leaving his office and felt so beautiful...I now can feel great about myself when I take my clothes off...I was very shy infront of everyone but the way they made me feel in Dr. Zemmels office I could run down the hallway naked screaming now!!! On a serious note from a 1-10 scale its def. a 10 no doubt like I said before the office was fabulous and I have to say very clean and nothing was out of place very organized...I like that..my healing is going very well..everytime I come for follow up I leave happier everytime...everytime I have called I have got the best customer service from the girls in the office...I have to say Dr.Z assistant is so warm on making you feel comfortable. Its very important on the mood you are in at your job and they are wonderful.
01/20/2015
By: N C.
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery - Neil J. Zemmel MD
From the moment I meant the Dr. Montante and his staff was wonderful. Dr. Montante was the 2nd Dr. I seen about having a panniculectomy. The 1st Dr. in my hometown made me feel bad and by the time I left the office I wanted to die, they made me feel that bad. I was searching the internet for a plastic surgeon and a pop up come on my pc for Richmond Aesthetic Surgery. I called them and it was the best choice I ever made. I was allowed to speak about my experiences about being obese and how I just wanted to feel normal. In 2003 I was 490lbs I had gastric bypass surgery. It left an ugly scar an a lot of hanging unwanted skin , that was painful to carry. I had to buy expensive body garments to hold my stomach in and up from hanging. I am very PLEASED with my surgery. The surgery was well worth it,I feel like a million bucks.. Thank you Dr. Montante and Staff
06/03/2015
By: L M.
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery - Neil J. Zemmel MD
Dr. Montante and his staff are patient, informative, and comforting. I was very nervous beginning this process, but Dr. Montante made me feel secure. I trusted him, and knew I was in good hands. The office is beautiful. Walking into the office always makes me feel like I am going to have a spa day. The administrative assistants at the front desk are always well-dressed, polite, and welcoming. I never had a problem making an appointment. My reduction turned out FANTASTICALLY. I am so happy with the results. Dr. Montante took out a little more than we originally discussed, but he made the best decision for me. I finally feel confident and better about my body. I cannot thank Dr. Montante and his staff enough. He truly changed me life.
09/09/2016
By: Renee S.
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery - Neil J. Zemmel MD
My confidence level was really low before my surgery. My problem was the little skin developing under my neck that made me feel older and I have to say..ugly. I have looked in the mirror and cried many times. My life totally changed after the surgery. I now can look in the mirror and smile. Dr. Montante has definitely given me my confidence back. I do not feel ugly anymore. I do not have any regrets in having the surgery. I am glad to have discovered Dr. Montante. I highly recommend him and his staff (whom were wonderful by the way). So, please...if you are considering improving your neck...I can personally vow to you, Dr. Montante will improve your image. He is the best!
05/04/2014
By: R R.
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery - Neil J. Zemmel MD
Dr. Zemmel was very professional and kind. He listened to my concerns and then suggested several option plans based on my description. I never felt rushed during any of my appointments, but always left confident my questions had been answered to my satisfaction and my feelings were respected. The staff is so welcoming, it helped to reduce my nervousness. I was referred by a previous patient and I have already recommended Dr. Zemmel to several friends. I completely trust this practice and would encourage anyone to have a consultation to educate themselves about whatever procedure they are considering. I love my results :)
09/26/2015
By: K C.
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery - Neil J. Zemmel MD
Dr. Zemmel, from Day 1, somehow makes you feel as though you are his only patient. This alone can set the tone for a superb experience, which is exactly what I have had. Dr. Zemmel is extremely professional with a phenomenal bedside manner. He was forthcoming about my expectations, outcomes and what to expect before/during/after my procedure. Post operatively, Dr. Zemmel (and his fantastic staff) are available around the clock for any question/concern you may have. Again, from Day 1 I have been made to feel that my safety, outcome and overall experience was genuinely their number one priority.
11/16/2015
By: A M.
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery - Neil J. Zemmel MD
I was very nervous about having cosmetic work done as I have never even had any sort of surgery before, however after meeting Dr. Zemmel and his PAs for the first time I did not even bother going any where else for a consultation. Everyone made me feel comfortable and reassured that there was nothing wrong with wanting to improve my shape after 3 pregnancies. I also appreciated that the wait time for appointments, both pre and post op was never very lengthy. Luckily I had zero complications, but I am sure that if I did, Dr. Zemmel and his team would be there for me when needed.
11/05/2013
By: ebony60159
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery - Neil J. Zemmel MD
Dr. Zemmel is an amazing Doctor!!! He clearly understood my situation he addressed all concerns left me with no questions at all. I was terrified going into the surgery but he came to visit me shortly before I was taken back and his bedside manner was enough to calm me down. Post Operatively the care he and his staff provided was even more amazing I did not feel like just a patient I felt as if I was a part of the family here. Dr. Zemmel definitely takes great pride in his work also he CARES about his patients. I will be Forever grateful. Ebony C Jones
07/11/2014
By: Catherine L.
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery - Neil J. Zemmel MD
from the minute I stepped inside the door of this amazing practice I knew I was in the perfect place. Staff so welcoming and kind. Once in the Drs. consult suite I was greeted by a very comfortable room Dr. listened and understood my problem and had a solution that was perfect for me. He was confident and experienced and I had a level of trust in his care I would highly recommend Dr. Neil Zemmel to any one in need of a great reconstructive surgeon. I feel he is Richmond's best and I thank God he brought him my way.
02/06/2015
By: J S.
Richmond Aesthetic Surgery - Neil J. Zemmel MD
Dr. Zemmel, Dr. Montante, their P.A, and office staff are all very friendly, professional, and truly make you feel at ease through every phase of your procedure/treatment. Whenever I had questions, my calls or texts were replied to in a timely fashion, and I was never made to feel rushed out of the office, hastened off the phone, or that I was asking too many questions. I love my results, and would gladly recommend (and have to family and friends) this office for any type of aesthetic surgery or treatment.
Tips & Advices
This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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