Martin J. Carney MD, FACS

Newport News, VA, US
Martin J. Carney MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

At The Carney Center, making you look your best has always been our pride, passion, and vision. With you in mind, we continue to stay on the forefront of the cosmetic and plastic surgery specialty by bringing Hampton Roads the most advanced technology available in aesthetic medicine.

Additional Information

When you choose The Carney Center for your cosmetic surgery procedure, you will be impressed by the skill and professionalism of our entire staff. Our staff includes registered nurses, skin care coordinators and other surgical and office staff. These staff members work together to provide our patients with the highest quality care.

Martin J. Carney, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been providing high quality cosmetic surgery in Hampton Roads since 1986. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify plastic surgeons. Dr. Carney lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, Nadia, and their four children.

Executive Administrator

Nadia Carney has been with The Carney Center since its inception in 1992. She received her BA in communications from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Her long time commitment to and knowledge of the cosmetic and plastic surgery industry has contributed greatly to the overall expansion and success of the company. In her administrative role, Nadia acts as patient coordinator, educating patients about all aspects of surgery and other procedures so they are fully informed and prepared for what to expect. She serves clients as their main point of contact from beginning to end, answering any questions along the way. Whether your visit is for skin care or surgical services, Nadia helps ensure that your experience is positive and comforting.

Clinical Coordinator

Elaine West-Watson, RN, BSBA, received her degree from Roanoke Memorial Hospital in 1977 and began her career at Johns Hopkins Hospital in pediatric intensive care. Today, she has a total of more than 33 years of experience in intensive care, long term care, and in OR. After many years of service in Maryland, Elaine moved to Virginia and joined The Carney Center in 2003 as clinical coordinator, assisting Dr. Carney with surgical procedures and consultations. Elaine is responsible for all clinical and quality improvement activities for both the Newport News and Virginia Beach offices. Having worked in various areas of the medical industry, she particularly enjoys the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

Operating Room Technician

Sandy Morris received her degree as a certified operating room technician in 1971 from Riverside Regional Medical Center. She began her career early on as a surgical technician at Riverside and other local hospitals and then joined The Carney Center in 1992. Sandy assists Dr. Carney with all surgical procedures and consultations in both the Newport News and Virginia Beach offices. She is a partner with her patients from beginning to end and enjoys leading everyone through a positive surgical experience.

Skin Care Coordinator

Newport News

Johnna Young holds a masters degree has more than 15 years experience in the skin care field. Her experience includes extensive clinical training from many of the leading medically based skin care lines such as BioMedic, Obagi, SkinCeuticals and Physician's Choice. Johnna also has an extensive knowledge of make-up artistry and promotes the clinically based line of Bare Essentials make-up. Johnna is the Skin Care Coordinator in our Newport News office.

Skin Care Coordinator

Virginia Beach

Lisa Childress joined our office in October 2005 to address our incredibly growing demand for skincare services. Prior to joining us, Lisa worked at Sentara Bayside Hospital as a Registered Nurse on the Intensive Care Unit for two and a half years. Lisa earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also has extensive experience in the skincare field, performing procedures such as micro-peels, microdermabrasion and dermaplaning. Lisa joins The Carney Center team members Peggy O'Neill, Maryann Jacobson, and Johnna Young on the Peninsula who, together, provide the best in skin rejuvenating services.

Certified Electrologist

Maryann Jacobson, Certified Electrologist, has been a specialist in the hair removal field for more than 20 years. Maryann has helped expand our hair removal services by utilizing the noninvasive Epilight and Alma Harmony systems to effectively treat patients with a variety of skin and hair types.

Permanent Makeup Specialist

Mary He is The Carney Center's permanent makeup specialist. She received her degree in cosmetology from the Lobonke Institute of Technology in Japan and has more than 23 years of experience in her field. Mary specializes in the permanent application of pigment into the skin for eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, complete lip shape reconstruction, birthmarks, the areola (after reconstructive surgery of mastectomy patients), scar camouflage for hypo and hyper-pigmented scars (including burn victims and vitiligo patients), spider veins, and hair simulation (alopecia patients). Contact Mary for more information on how permanent makeup can help you enhance your looks and feel better about yourself. She is ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Office Manager

Carol Whitehurst has been with The Carney Center for more than 10 years. She coordinates all business operations including patient scheduling, patient accounting, marketing and public relations. Her expert leadership skills keep everything at the office running smoothly and efficiently on a daily basis. Chances are, if you've called The Carney Center, you've spoken to Carol...her top priority is to serve you!

Background & Certification

Board Certification

• Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
• State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
• Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• Commonwealth of Virginia
• State of California
• American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

• B.S., Boston College, 1980, Magna Cum Laude
• Medical degree, Jefferson Medical College

Post Doctoral Training
• Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
• Intern in Surgery, 1980-1981
• Junior Resident in Surgery, 1981-1982
• Senior Resident in Surgery, 1982-1984
• Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's
Hospital and The Children's Hospital
• Senior Resident in Plastic Surgery, 1984-1985
• Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery, 1985-1986 Dr. Martin J. Carney

Licensure and Certification
• Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
• State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
• Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• Commonwealth of Virginia
• State of California
• American Board of Plastic Surgery

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Active Privileges
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Courtesy Privileges
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

Society Memberships

• American Medical Association, 1977
• American Medical Student Association, 1978
• Flying Physicians Association, 1978
• Jefferson Medical College Alumni Association, 1980
• Lipoplasty Society of North America, 1986
• Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1992
• Virginia Beach Medical Society, 1986 - present
• Rhode Island Medical Society, 1981
• Medical Society of Virginia, 1986
• American Society of Plastic Surgery, 1989
• Fellow, The American College of Surgeons, 1991
• Virginia Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1991
• American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 1997

Offices Held

• Virginia Beach Medical Society, 1986 - present
1999 - served as President

Staff & Facilities

Skin Care Products

At The Carney Center, we offer many skin-revitalizing treatments to help renew your complexion-without the recovery time associated with more extensive procedures like surgery.

We offer treatments such as hair removal, IPL Facials, and sclerotherapy. Other skin care could include anything from the simple use of topical treatments, which become part of your daily skin care regimen at home, to gentle and effective revitalizing treatments that are performed right in our office.

The following services are available to help you in
your quest for smooth, healthy looking skin:
• Botox
• Injectables/Fillers
• IPL Facials
• Microdermabrasion
• Spider Veins
• KTP 532 Laser
• Accent XL
• Fat Grafting
• Pixel Fractional Laser

Protecting Your Skin
No matter how well you take care of your skin, too much sun exposure causes premature-aging. This is the cause of wrinkles, age spots, tough skin and loss of elasticity and firmness (not to mention the possibility of skin cancer!) And we're not just talking about suntanning at the beach. Almost all of the sun exposure you get is during your daily routine: walking to and from your car, getting the mail or sitting in your room (UVA rays can actually pass through glass).

Several other skin care options are available at The Carney Center including a variety of chemical peels and other therapies for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and wrinkles. Contact The Carney Center to learn more about these exciting breakthroughs and determine the best course of treatment for you.

Payment Options

We're pleased to offer our patients the CareCredit® card, North America's leading patient payment program. CareCredit lets you begin your treatments immediately - then pay for it over time with convenient monthly payments that fit easily into your budget. Now you don't have to save up for years to finally get the treatments you've always wanted.

Martin J. Carney MD, FACS

716 Denbigh Blvd, Newport News,

1868 Wildwood Dr,
Virginia Beach, VA,

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