Halvorson Plastic Surgery - Plastic surgeon - Asheville, North Carolina

Halvorson Plastic Surgery - Plastic surgeon - Asheville, North Carolina

Plastic Surgeon

At Halvorson Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Halvorson specializes in cosmetic surgery, breast plastic surgery, and skin cancer reconstruction. His practice is grounded in exceptional training, a decade of experience at two of the nation's premier hospitals, and a dedication to treatments backed by solid scientific research.

Dr. Halvorson is committed to achieving natural-looking, long-lasting results using only well-established and effective techniques. The Asheville plastic surgeon avoids recommending procedures that offer limited benefits or rely heavily on marketing rather than empirical evidence. His guiding philosophy is to provide treatments to his patients that he would confidently suggest to his own loved ones.

Explore your options for plastic surgery in Asheville, from cosmetic body procedures to restorative breast surgeries.

With a 15-year background in aesthetic breast surgery, Dr. Halvorson performs breast augmentation in Asheville to help you achieve the breast volume you desire. He thoughtfully considers various aspects of this breast procedure to customize a strategy that reflects your specific objectives and desires, leveraging the latest in scientific research to guide these decisions.

The choice of incision — whether in the armpit, around the areola, or most commonly beneath the breast — carries distinct advantages and considerations, which Dr. Halvorson will explore with you to ensure a choice that's both informed and personal. The sizing of implants is approached with precision, utilizing special sizers to simulate the enhanced look, recognizing the uniqueness of each individual's physique and aesthetic goals, and aiming for a modest enhancement of 1-2 cup sizes to maintain naturalness and minimize future complications.

Dr. Halvorson offers a variety of implant options, from the texture (smooth or textured) and shape (round or anatomical) to the material (saline or silicone), including the cutting-edge Ideal® implant for those seeking a saline option with a silicone-like feel. The decision on implant placement, above or beneath the pectoralis muscle, will be thoroughly discussed, taking into account factors such as breast shape, lifestyle, health considerations, body type, and desired implant size, ensuring that you are well informed and confident in your decision-making process.

Halvorson Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery

Asheville, North Carolina


Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, also ranks among the top cosmetic surgeries in the United States. This procedure focuses on removing excess skin to create a tighter, flatter stomach area and can be combined with liposuction in Asheville, NC for additional fat removal.

Abdominoplasty not only enhances the body's silhouette but also involves a discreet scar, typically concealed along the bikini line and near the belly button. Options vary from the mini-abdominoplasty, targeting only the lower abdomen's excess skin, to the extended abdominoplasty, which uses a larger, inverted "T" incision for more significant skin removal.

Dr. Halvorson frequently pairs tummy tucks with breast enhancements or lifts, especially post-pregnancy, to restore body shape. The choice of surgery will be guided by your physical characteristics, aesthetic goals, and personal preferences.

Breast Reconstruction Surgeon

Dr. Halvorson brings over 15 years of specialized experience in breast reconstruction from his time at top cancer centers and in Asheville. He emphasizes a tailored approach, involving patients in the decision-making process to find the best fit for their unique needs.

Halvorson Plastic Surgery offers a range of breast reconstruction procedures, including:

  • Implant Reconstruction: The most prevalent method, using implants, offers a quicker surgery, shorter hospital stay, and less recovery time than tissue flaps, minus additional scarring. This process usually involves two stages, starting with a tissue expander, followed by its replacement with an implant in a subsequent surgery. Some patients may qualify for a single-stage implant reconstruction at the time of mastectomy. Dr. Halvorson will discuss the pros and cons, including the long-term risks associated with implants.
  • Breast Reconstruction Revision: Dr. Halvorson's extensive experience in complex revision surgeries means almost every reconstruction can be improved with new techniques and products. He assists patients from NC and beyond in achieving their desired outcomes.
  • Tissue Flap Reconstruction: While offering the benefit of using one's own tissue, thereby avoiding implant risks and performing better post-radiation, this method involves more extensive surgery and recovery. Currently, we do not offer complex tissue flap reconstructions like TRAM, DIEP, SIEA, or SGAP flaps.
  • Breast Reduction: Common for alleviating discomfort from large breasts and improving symmetry post-cancer surgery, breast reduction is tailored to each patient's anatomy and needs, typically as an outpatient procedure without drains.

Dr. Halvorson is dedicated to offering individualized reconstructive solutions, ensuring patients are both informed and comfortable with their reconstruction choices.

Halvorson Plastic Surgery - Plastic surgeon - Asheville, North Carolina

Top Surgery

Dr. Halvorson specializes in gender-affirming top surgery, offering multiple procedures to assist individuals with gender dysphoria in aligning their chest with their inner self. Since 2019, we've provided a secure and dignified space for patients 18 and older to undergo top surgery. Dr. Halvorson leverages his extensive expertise in both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery for these surgeries.

Additionally, we provide the services of an insurance specialist dedicated to helping you understand and navigate your insurance coverage.

Top Surgery
Breast Implant Illness

Breast implant illness (BII) is characterized by a series of symptoms reported by certain individuals who have breast implants, with some cases not improving even after the removal of the implants. The condition is not well understood due to a scarcity of comprehensive research, leaving both healthcare professionals and patients with limited knowledge. This lack of robust, independently funded studies results in a spectrum of viewpoints on how to effectively diagnose and treat breast implant illness.

The reality is that many people are experiencing tangible symptoms they believe to be linked to their breast implants, and they are seeking validation and treatment. For a considerable time, the medical community has not adequately acknowledged patients reporting symptoms of breast implant illness, often overlooking their concerns.

Dr. Halvorson’s aim is to listen attentively, offer helpful resources, and identify the most beneficial treatment strategies for anyone who consults me about symptoms they suspect are related to breast implant illness.

Aesthetic Surgeon

In Western North Carolina, Dr. Halvorson is renowned for his expertise, holding certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Whether you're considering breast implants or looking to refine your body's contours, he possesses a unique blend of experience and surgical acumen. His approach is tailored to meet your individual goals, ensuring a journey that is as unique as you are.

We invite you to reach out and schedule a consultation. Start your personalized transformation with Halvorson Plastic Surgery today.