Leading Female Plastic Surgeon Joins Plastic Surgery Consultants

Dr. Sam Economou is pleased to welcome board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Valerie Lemaine to Plastic Surgery Consultants. Dr. Lemaine joins the practice on May 14. 

Dr. Valerie Lemaine is Minnesota’s leading female plastic surgeon. She is board-certified and a diplomate of both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Lemaine is University of Montreal Medical School-instructed and plastic surgery-trained. Her impeccable credentials also include reconstructive microsurgery and clinical research fellowships at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, as well as receiving a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Columbia University.

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Valerie Lemaine, MD and Sam Economou, MD

“I am delighted that Dr. Lemaine is joining the practice,” said Dr. Economou. “She is a renowned plastic surgeon who has achieved so much already in her career. With her addition, Plastic Surgery Consultants can offer more options for patients in terms of plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures.”

An accomplished plastic surgeon, Dr. Lemaine began her career in 2010 as a staff surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she expanded the breast reconstruction program. Her special interests are cosmetic surgery of the face, breasts and body, reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, skin cancer, gynecologic cancer, and gender affirmation surgery. 

Dr. Lemaine has been awarded “Top Doctor” and “Best Doctor for Women” by Minnesota Monthly magazine every year since 2014. A sought after speaker, she is a nationally and internationally invited lecturer in plastic surgery and breast reconstruction topics, and has authored numerous plastic surgery peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

Outside the practice, Dr. Lemaine continues to pursue her interests with purpose and passion. She is a dedicated student of yoga. As a patient advocate, Dr. Lemaine is also the co-creator of the YouTube Channel 2breastsurgeons, an educational channel created “by Women Doctors, for Women”, covering a variety of topics such as breast health, plastic surgery and women’s health. A true artist at heart, Dr. Lemaine is an accomplished pianist and an art lover. She is an active supporter of the Walker Art Center.

Plastic Surgery Consultants, Ltd. announced a partnership with Minnesota Oncology in early 2017 to facilitate development of a Melanoma Center of Excellence in the Twin Cities. Plastic Surgery Consultants LTD, is led by Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Sam Economou, MD, and is a division of Minnesota Oncology. Dr. Economou is a leading melanoma surgeon in the Twin Cities and is the only Plastic Surgeon in the metropolitan area performing sentinal node biopsy for melanoma.