Meet Our Surgeons

Valerie Lemaine, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, University of Montreal

Residency

Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Montreal

Fellowship

Reconstructive Microsurgery and Clinical Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Lemaine is board-certified and a diplomate of both the American Board of Plastic Surgeon and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. She 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, as well as a Master of Public Health at Columbia University.

An accomplished plastic surgeon, Dr. Lemaine began her career in 2010 at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she expanded the breast reconstruction program. Dr. Lemaine joined Plastic Surgery Consultants in 2018. 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. 

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.

Procedures Performed

Breasts:

  • Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction
  • Flap surgery
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Revision breast surgery
  • Gynecomastia
  • Subcutaneous mastetcomy
  • Tubular breast correction
  • Poland's syndrome reconstruction

Body:

Face:

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Microliposculpture
  • Buccal fat pad excision
  • Fat grafting
  • Fillers/Botox
  • Tracheal shave

Oncologic Reconstruction:

Awards

2017

Minnesota Monthly's Top Doctors for 2017Minnesota Monthly's Top Doctors for 2017

2016

Minnesota Monthly 2016 Best Doctors
Minnesota Monthly Magazine

2016

2016 America's Top Breast Surgeons Award
American Institute of Plastic Surgeons

2015

Article feature
Mayo Alumni Magazine

2015

Best Doctor for Women
Minnesota Monthly

2015

10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Plastic Surgeons

2014

Minnesota Monthly 2014 Top Doctor
Minnesota Monthly Magazine

2014

Article feature
Plastic Surgery Practice

2013

AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
Association of American Medical Colleges

2012

Best Research Presentation
Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons