D.C. Plastic Surgery for Men

Surgery for the male face. What makes it so tricky?

A couple of years ago I was asked to address facial surgery for men at a national meeting and to provide any pearls of wisdom that I might have.  I feel we have all seen a lot of examples of poor facelift and eyelid surgeries for men (Burt Reynold, Kenny Rogers,…) and not many good […]




Why is post-surgical care so important in cosmetic surgery?

Why is post-surgical care so important in cosmetic surgery?

You found the right surgeon, had the right surgery, and now what?  The last part of the journey, post-operative care, can be just as important as the first two.  Our nursing and support staff get multiple compliments everyday about how great their care has been and how well taken care of they feel, and that […]




The Hottest Trends in Breast Augmentation

Implant Update : The Hottest Trends in Breast Augmentation

Barely into winter, we are not far from the thoughts of getting out bodies in pool and beach shape.  This is the time of year when many decide to not wait another year to get the shape they want, hiding their recovery under winter sweaters.  And now there are more choices of breast implants than […]




So what’s this pain pump thing?

So what’s this pain pump thing?

When you are one of the top plastic surgery practices in northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC sometimes the things we do that are extraordinary become so routine that we hardly give them a thought.  I have to admit, pain pumps are one of these things.  We use them so frequently in our breast augmentation, tummy […]




Trump & Clinton

Analyzing Presidential Candidates’ Faces

From a Plastic Surgeon’s prospective I would guess most would be interested in what my thoughts would be about what each should have done.




Arm Lift northern Virginia

Lifting Arms – Saying  “Good Bye”  to Betty

20 years ago when I was doing my training in Alabama a patient came in to get rid of her “Hey Bettys.”  She explained that the “Hey Betty” phenomena as when you wave to your neighbor Betty across the fence and the arms themselves just keep on waving. Well the best solution 20 years ago […]




Is It Best to have breast augmentation before or after kids?

Is It Best to have breast augmentation before or after kids?

Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular procedures that we perform amongst all age groups.  It is one part of the “mommy makeover” surgery, when mothers come to us to regain a flatter abdomen and rejuvenate breasts.  We are often asked about the ideal timing for having a breast procedure with regard to children.




Is Cosmetic Surgery Changing for the Worse?

Is Cosmetic Surgery Changing for the Worse?

A sneak peek at the answer……  (Yah, actually kind of…but maybe not forever… and not in all cases…) It is almost daily now that I am confronted with a patient who comes in asking if they are a candidate for what they just saw on The Doctors, or The Today Show, or heard on the […]




Northern Virginia Breast Implants

Is the trend for smaller breast implants?

In the press it has been noted that there is a recent trend toward  for women to be decreasing  the size of their breast implants.  High profile names like Jenny McCarthy, Victoria Beckham, Heidi Montag, Pamela Anderson make headlines by downsizing or removing their implants. There is no doubt to me that size of breast […]




How much does plastic surgery cost?

How much does plastic surgery cost?

How much does a tummy tuck cost? How much does a boob job cost (boob job seems to be searched as much or more than breast augmentation so we are using that term here to reach as many of you curious folks out there as we can)? How much does a facelift cost? These are […]