Michael S. Lofgren, MD, FACS is a practicing plastic surgeon who earned his MD and completed his General Surgery Residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. Dr. Lofgren completed a Plastics Fellowship at University of Miami in Miami, Florida.
Patients appreciate Dr. Lofgren’s compassionate approach to patient care and his enormous resource of medical knowledge. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Plastic Surgery Philosophy
Dr. Lofgren chose to become a physician specifically to pursue a career as a plastic surgeon. Williamsburg and the surrounding areas provide a wonderful community to lend his talents to.
“I have always been fascinated by the incredible diversity of patients, conditions, and options to improve a person’s life that plastic surgery offers. From trauma and cancer reconstruction to cosmetic procedures, the scope of challenges and rewards are limitless.” –Dr. Lofgren
Dr. Lofgren’s personal philosophy regarding plastic surgery involves the consideration of three things that can work in combination to result in successful outcomes:
- The development of goals, expectations, and ultimately a treatment plan through open discussion between the surgeon and the patient
- Technical expertise in using the most up to date treatment and procedures available
- The artistic vision and mastery to combine all of the elements together to meet and exceed a patient’s expectations
Honors & Awards
Dr. Lofgren is especially proud of two awards and honors he has earned as a plastic surgeon in Williamsburg and beyond.
“I was selected as the administrative chief resident in both my general surgery and plastic surgery residency programs. This gave me a unique opportunity to work closely with my mentors both within and outside of the OR. Secondly, I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society by my peers. This was an unexpected honor that served to reinforce my beliefs in both treating all people with respect as well as the value of hard work.” –Dr. Lofgren
Dr. Lofgren has been honored with awards including the EVMS Department of Surgery Chief Resident of the Year and the Dr. John Baker Award for outstanding Senior Surgical Resident for his work as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Lofgren has once again been named a Top Doc by Coastal Virginia Magazine for 2015. He is also a member of the Mentor LEAD Plastic Surgeons Council.
Dr. Lofgren grew up in a family of five kids in upstate New York. Dr. Lofgren has several hobbies, including flying (he is a FAA-licensed pilot), fly fishing, downhill skiing, and collecting glass art. He enjoys traveling and exploring interesting destinations with his family.