Dr Ricciardelli is one of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the country. He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who is board certified in both head, neck, and facial surgery and plastic surgery. He has been performing facial surgery for over 29 years. During that time he has taught and trained other plastic and facial surgeons, lectured around the country, given courses on facial surgery, and cared for thousands of surgical patients. He has been selected for America's Top Plastic Surgeons since 2004. No fees have been paid for his inclusion. Dr. Ricciardelli is known for his artistry and skill in creating a natural look. He has led the way in the concept of restoring facial volume.For over ten years, he has lectured on volume restoration using fillers and surgery. "It's important that you don't look like you've had plastic surgery. The goal is to be a more confident version of yourself," says Dr. Ricciardelli. He will guide you through the consultation process so that you have a greater understanding of the possibilities. His primary objective is to develop a plan that meets your goals. "I have found that most patients have very realistic goals and expectations. My goal is to meet and exceed those expectations," says Dr. Ricciardelli. With expertise in all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Ricciardelli specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, eyes and nose. He also performs body contouring surgery and breast augmentation.
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Learn about Dr. Ricciardelli
There is no substitution for experience and understanding when you are considering plastic surgery. No two people are alike and Dr. Ricciardelli's approach to your surgery will depend on the degree of changes you desire.
Every patient is different in their expectations and anatomy. Your desires will be discussed at your consultation and all options will be explored in depth. Dr. Ricciardelli will make recommendations to fit your lifestyle.
Every cosmetic surgery patient receives a personal phone call after surgery from Dr. Ricciardelli.
Dr. Ricciardelli's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Board certified in Plastic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Ricciardelli's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Dermatitis Due to Drugs
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Ectropion of Eyelid
Fungal Nail Infection
Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Visual Field Defects
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Head and Neck Surgery
Lip, Excision or Resection
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for North Carolina.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School | Graduated 1985
Virginia Mason Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
University of Virginia
Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
University of Washington
Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
University Of Virginia Health System
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Ricciardelli has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ricciardelli to family and friends
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