Why Choose Us Plastic Surgery

The section of plastic and reconstructive surgery is involved in all aspects of plastic surgery, including aesthetic surgery, hand surgery, microvascular transfer and replantation and reconstruction. The section is dedicated to achieving full functional recovery in conjunction with aesthetically pleasing results following all types of surgery.

Plastic Surgery Conditions Treated and Procedures

Body

  • Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck", removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightens weakened abdominal wall muscles
  • Brachioplasty or "arm lift", tightens loose, sagging skin and removes excess fat deposits in the upper arm that develop with age or significant weight loss
  • Burn reconstruction – manage scar formation, deformities, and contractures that result from burns
  • Hand surgery – corrects hand injuries, congenital defects, or disorders of the hand. Designed for individuals who have suffered some sort of trauma to the hands or have a disease or defect that negatively affects the use of their hands by using techniques such as grafting, flap surgery and transplantation, hand surgery can correct injuries to tendons, nerves, blood vessels, joints, and bones, as well as burns and cuts
  • Hernia Repair – a hernia is a weakness or defect in the wall of the abdomen, groin, thigh, or genitals that often results in a visible bulge under the skin. Hernias are repaired to prevent them from worsening and causing more serious medical complications
  • Liposuction - sculpts the body by suctioning away unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck
  • Sternal Wound Repair – corrects wounds created from heart surgery, repairs unstable fixation, and revises pacemaker pocket complications
  • Scar Revision - corrects scars, whether from an injury, illness, or surgery, and makes them less noticeable and improves their appearance
  • Skin Cancer Removal – excises previously diagnosed basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma
  • Thighplasty – or "thigh lift", removes excess skin and fat from the thighs. This procedure can improve the appearance of the inner thighs, outer thighs, or all the way around the upper leg
  • Total Body Lift – designed for patients left with extensive loose and sagging skin over the tummy, breasts, arms, thighs and over the buttocks after massive weight loss
  • Wound Care - treatment and/or closure of wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and nonhealing surgical wounds

Breast

  • Breast Augmentation – breast enlargement using implants enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast if she feels they are too small, corrects a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy, balances a difference in breast size, or as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction – reconstructs breast after breast cancer surgery using implants or tissue flaps
  • Breast Reduction - removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. Breast reductions give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body. Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement
  • Gynecomastia – or male breast reduction, removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured
  • Mastopexy – or "breast lift", raises and reshapes sagging or drooping breasts

Face

  • Blepharoplasty – eyelid surgery removes fat, excess skin, and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes
  • Brow Lift - In a forehead lift, the muscles and tissues that cause the furrowing or drooping are removed or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows and minimize frown lines
  • Earlobe repair – surgically corrects torn or split earlobes from earrings or trauma
  • Facelift - Lifts sagging skin on the face and neck, smoothes out wrinkles on the cheeks, jowls, and neck, eliminating a double chin, defines the jaw line and neck
  • Neck Lift - addresses the skin excess and laxity under the chin and neck by removing
  • Rhinoplasty – or nasal surgery, can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems

Location Information

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Physician Office Building,
North Tower, 3rd Floor
106 Irving St, NW
Suite 3400
Washington, D.C., 20010

Phone 202-877-3300
Fax 202-877-3303
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30p.m.

MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre
1133 21st St. NW
Washington D.C., 20036

12158 Central Avenue, Suite 700
Mitchellville, MD 20721

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