Our team at Dermlounge is comprised of some of the best aesthetic professionals in the area. From our board-certified plastic surgeon and licensed aesthetician to our devoted staff members, our entire medical spa team is dedicated to providing patients with the very best experience and results. During the consultation process, they will create a custom treatment plan that will align with your cosmetic goals. By utilizing the most innovative and effective techniques, our team can help you achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. We are led by Dr. Neil J. Zemmel who believes in clear communication with every patient. This encompasses honesty and ensuring you have a clear understanding of the treatment process that has been recommended. Our goal is for every individual who encounters our office to feel like a valued member of the Dermlounge family. Whether this experience starts with a minimally invasive med spa treatment at Dermlounge or a surgical procedure at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, we hope to be a part of your cosmetic enhancement experience. Please contact us with any questions so we may help you feel great about the way you look.
- Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS
- Megan J. Goff, PA-C
- Alicia Walker, FNP-BC
- Lucy Smith, NP-C, MSN
- Heather Sinclair, LE
Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS
Dr. Neil J. Zemmel is the founder of Richmond Aesthetic Surgery and has been recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in the area by both his patients and his peers. Through his years in practice, he has honed his surgical skills to consistently provide patients with beautiful, natural-looking results from their cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Zemmel is known well throughout the state of Virginia for his special focus on breast procedures.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Zemmel knew at a young age that the field of plastic surgery was one he wanted to pursue. His passion for art and architectural history led him to study fine arts in school, but science also played a big role in his academics. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelors in Science, honors in Chemistry, and a minor in art history. His many accolades included numerous scholarships and awards for his work while at William and Mary. His unique educational background has led Dr. Zemmel to believe that plastic surgery is a perfect blend of art and medicine, which together can create beautiful aesthetic results.
After completing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Zemmel studied at the revered University of Virginia, School of Medicine. There he finished a competitive six-year plastic and reconstructive surgery program at Virginia Commonwealth University Center, during which he was Chief Resident of Plastic Surgery in his last year. During this time Dr. Zemmel trained in the fields of cardiothoracic, general, transplant, trauma, and vascular surgeries. One full year of his training was dedicated to studying and practicing critical-care techniques within the intensive care unit. He has published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals and has also lectured on a variety of surgical techniques.
After opening his plastic surgery practice and medical spa in Richmond, Dr. Zemmel was selected to study under renowned breast surgeon Dr. Charles Randquist and received extensive hands-on training in creating highly natural outcomes with implants. Dr. Zemmel is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is associated with many prestigious medical organizations, both locally and nationally. This includes being a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Medical Society of Virginia. These positions distinguish him as a top plastic surgeon in the area.
One of Dr. Zemmel’s recent accolades includes being named “Top Doc” by Richmond Magazine for offering superior surgical care alongside his experienced team. Nominees for this award are chosen by physicians in the local community. Vitals® also selected Dr. Zemmel as “Compassionate Doctor,” an award chosen out of 870,000 active physicians of which only 3 percent are given the distinction.
Dr. Zemmel strives to transform his patients’ self-confidence by addressing the body areas they are most concerned with. He focuses much of his practice on procedures like breast augmentation, revision, and reconstruction, as well as facial rejuvenation and body contouring. Despite the unique concerns an individual presents, Dr. Zemmel is committed to providing compassionate, high quality care to all of his patients.
Megan J. Goff, PA-C
Megan Goff, PA-C is a board-certified physician assistant and full-time cosmetic injector at Dermlounge. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from James Madison University, followed by her master’s degree at Shenandoah University, where she completed one of the country’s most highly regarded physician assistant programs.
Megan takes pride in her ability to help patients obtain a positive experience from their consultation through their recovery. She is known for providing compassionate care to our patients at the Dermlounge. In fact, she was recently honored along with Dr. Zemmel by receiving the PA/Physician Partnership of the Year award by the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. Megan has also been recognized for Best Bedside Manner by Our Health Richmond.
In addition to her work at the Dermlounge, Megan is passionate about helping breast cancer patients through Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, as well as being a Komen educator for the Susan G. Komen organization. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, and HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage) of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
Megan and her husband reside in Midlothian, and they enjoy spending their time boating and traveling in the U.S. and internationally.
Alicia Walker, FNP-BC
Alicia Walker, FNP-BC assists Dr. Zemmel with procedures, as well as performs injectable treatments for patients at the Dermlounge, including fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 18 years of advanced experience.
Alicia earned her registered nurse (RN) diploma from the former Richmond Memorial School of Nursing. She then received her Bachelor of Nursing at the Virginia Commonwealth University, followed by her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia School of Nursing.
Alicia started her career at the Cardiovascular Center of Hampton Roads in Newport News, VA, before returning to Richmond to refine her expertise with orthopedics. She has over 15 years of experience with orthopedic and spine conditions. She also has advanced training with sports medicine, spine, and joint replacement surgeries.
When not caring for patients at the Dermlounge and Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and Australian Labradoodle. She is passionate about healthy living through exercise and nutrition. Alicia also volunteers at the nonprofit Comfort Zone Camp, helping children who are recovering from the loss of a loved one.
Lucy Smith, NP-C, MSN
Lucy Smith, NP-C, MSN is a board-certified nurse practitioner with our team at Dermlounge. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk and completed her master’s from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Lucy spent eight years of her career working as an inpatient cardiology nurse, helping those with acute and chronic cardiac conditions. She also worked as an intensive care nurse before pursuing her master’s degree.
With a long-held interest in aesthetic medicine, Lucy is thrilled to be part of the Dermlounge team and get to know patients looking to enhance their natural beauty. She takes pride in helping restore their self-confidence through our team’s state-of-the-art treatment options.
In her free time outside of work, Lucy likes to spend quality time with her husband, Matt; daughter, Eva Mae; and baby boy, Jax. She also enjoys being active and following a healthy lifestyle.
Heather Sinclair, LE
Our Licensed Aesthetician, Heather Sinclair, LE, is highly skilled in a variety of minimally invasive skin care solutions. From laser resurfacing and chemical peels to non-invasive body contouring, Heather strives to stay at the forefront of the latest advances in non-surgical aesthetic treatments. She enjoys creating customized treatment plans for each patient to help them achieve their desired outcome.
Heather is a veteran, having served four years as a U.S. Marine and going on multiple deployments. After being honorably discharged, she decided to pursue her passion for skincare and beauty by earning her Aesthetician License. Heather attended the American Spirit Institute to receive her LE, followed by the Esthetic Institute, where she earned multiple certifications in laser treatments.