Meet Our Surgeons

Valerie Lemaine, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, University of Montreal


Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Montreal


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


  • 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 Surgery 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


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



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

Oncologic Reconstruction:




Mpls St. Paul Magazine's Top Doctors for 2020


Minnesota Monthly's Top Doctors for 2017


Minnesota Monthly 2016 Best Doctors
Minnesota Monthly Magazine


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


Article feature
Mayo Alumni Magazine


Best Doctor for Women
Minnesota Monthly


10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Plastic Surgeons


Minnesota Monthly 2014 Top Doctor
Minnesota Monthly Magazine


Article feature
Plastic Surgery Practice


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


Best Research Presentation
Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons