"Plastic surgery is a most rewarding, gratifying, and intimate occupation because I am able to help my patients obtain a goal. For some, the goal may be functional, such as helping an arthritic patient regain the use of their hands, and for others, the goal may be cosmetic. We are all human and have some degree of vanity. Whether you are 20 or 80, that doesn't change. Most cosmetic patients say to me, 'I am 50, but I feel like I'm still 30.' I try to help bridge that gap." Dr. Zwicklbauer on why he chose plastic surgery
Michael F. Zwicklbauer, MD, FACS, is called "Dr. Z" by patients and fellow Hampton Roads plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads. Like the rest of our Hampton Roads plastic surgeons, Dr. Zwicklbauer is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was named in Hampton Roads Magazine's Top Doc's Hall of Fame in Plastic Surgery and earned the 2008 Patient Choice for Plastic Surgery Award. Dr. Zwicklbauer was also named 2013 Top Doc in Hampton Roads Magazine's "Best of the 757.″ Dr. Zwicklbauer has once again been named a Top Doc by Coastal Virginia Magazine and a Top Plastic Surgeon by Virginia Living Magazine for 2015. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the Medical Society of Virginia, the American College of Surgeons, and the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He has been a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery since 2008. Dr. Zwicklbauer is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical honor society that comprises the top ten percent of medical students. "Dr. Z" grew up in upstate New York and graduated from William & Mary where he played soccer in NCAA Division 1. He, his wife and their two children live in Newport News. "Dr. Z" is an active supporter of local college sports at William and Mary and CNU.