MATTHEW A. BRIDGES, M.D.
Dr. Bridges graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia, and continued studies there earning his medical degree. He then moved east to Richmond for residency in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. After residency, while serving four years in the United States Air Force and achieving the rank of Major, he developed a passion for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Demonstrating his commitment to excellence, he pursued and was awarded a highly competitive fellowship in Houston, Texas with a world renowned Facial Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Bridges, his wife, and young twins then returned to the Richmond area to join Dr. Patrick Gibbons where he started Commonwealth Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Bridges is Double Board Certified in Facial Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. This means that in addition to specializing in diseases of the ears, nose, and throat, he is super-specialized in cosmetic surgery of the face, head, and neck. He has high level expertise in Primary and Revision Rhinoplasty, Septal Perforation Repair, Septal Deviation Repair (Septoplasty), Facelift/Browlift, Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty), Scar Revision, Facial Reconstruction, and Otoplasty. Dr. Bridges also offers a variety of injectables such as BOTOX® and facial fillers, including one of the latest treatments for facial volume loss, Sculptra®.
Gaylin Vandenbroucke is a certified master aesthetician with over 10 years experience. Gaylin's background in skin care spans many years in plastic surgery and dermatology in the Richmond and Tidewater areas. She has trained physicians and staff throughout the US and Canada on the use of paramedical glycolic skin care. She is an expert in skin care analysis, custom-tailored skin care programs, peels, facials, and microdermabrasion. Gaylin's extensive knowledge and experience, her focused attention to detail, and excellent hands make her a highly sought after professional. Commonwealth Facial Plastic Surgery carries only the best medical grade skin care products, including the SkinMedica® and Vivite®, and Obagi® lines. These products are formulated using scientific research and clinical studies to ensure results. The difference between these types of medical grade skincare products and over-the-counter products is dramatic. Gaylin and Dr. Bridges are happy to discuss with you the science behind these products and how they can make such dramatic improvements to your skin.