Valerie_Lemaine_220x330_328_420_s_c1_c_t.jpegValerie Lemaine, MD, MPH, FRCSC

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.

Top Doctor

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

Procedures Performed


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



  • Upper Blepharoplasty
  • Botox

Oncologic Reconstruction:


Outside the practice, Dr. Lemaine continues to pursue her interests with purpose and passion. She is a dedicated student of yoga and fitness. A true artist at heart, Dr. Lemaine is an accomplished pianist and an art lover. She is a trustee and active supporter of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.



  • 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