Our Surgeons' Blog

Dr. Friedman, Dr. Huang, Dr. Forman and Dr. Kulkarni

Otoplasty — Washington, D.C., Ear Correction Surgery

Published on April 18, 2016

Does your child have extreme self-esteem issues relating to his or her ears? If so, otoplasty – also known as ear surgery – may be the right choice. This popular cosmetic procedure can help a child avoid years of painful teasing by making the ears more in proportion to the rest of the face.

Typically, children between the ages of four and fourteen get otoplasty more frequently than adults do. This low-risk surgery has minimal downtime, ensuring that your child will be able to return to school in a timely manner.

Otoplasty can be done for children and adults, so if you or your child would like corrective ear surgery, arrange an appointment.

Are you ready to discuss your options? For more information about the otoplasty procedure, contact the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington to set up a consultation with one of our highly skilled surgeons.

Rhinoplasty — Washington, D.C., Nose Surgery

Published on March 29, 2016

The nose is one of those features that stands out, sometimes in ways we are not happy with. Located at the central focal point of the face, noses come in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, they can also be malformed and misaligned in a variety of ways.

Some malformations are genetic; others occur due to traumatic incident or disease. Some can be purely aesthetic; others can cause issues with breathing and other nasal functions.

Whatever the reason for nasal surgery, be it aesthetic, functional or a combination of the two, the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington is the best option for creating the fix you desire. We fix the nose using rhinoplasty, a medical term meaning nasal surgery. With this highly popular procedure, our experienced surgeons have helped numerous men and women of varying ages in the Washington, D.C., area.

Are you ready to discuss your options? For more information about the rhinoplasty procedure, contact the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington to set up a consultation with one of our highly skilled surgeons.

Nose Surgery – Facial Plastic Surgery

Published on March 15, 2016

Many people are unsatisfied with the size or shape of their nose. This can lead to significant issues with self-confidence and can dramatically reduce a person’s overall happiness. After all, the nose is centrally located on the face, so any abnormality to its structure can dramatically alter one’s appearance.

For this reason, our surgeons offer their expertise in rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery. The procedure is designed to reshape, resize or repair a nose to fix cosmetic and functional issues.

Nose surgery is one of the most challenging cosmetic procedures available. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, which means the patient can return home that same day.

For more information about nose surgery, contact the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington to set up a consultation with one of our highly skilled surgeons.

Facelift — Washington Incision Techniques

Published on February 29, 2016

Today, there are more options than ever before when it comes to facial rejuvenation. Some are more invasive than others — the right option for you depends on the amount of rejuvenation required. The facelift procedure is the most comprehensive of the facial rejuvenation procedures because it provides the most significant results.

A facelift is performed by our experienced team of plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington under local or general anesthesia. The incision discretely follows along the hairline.

The amount of rejuvenation required for achieving the desired result varies from patient to patient, and there are several technique options worth considering, such as the S-Lift.

If you are interested in learning more about the facelift procedure and finding out if it may be right for you, contact The Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington today.

Abdominoplasty — Tummy Tuck North Bethesda

Published on February 8, 2016

Pregnancy, genetics and getting older can all lead to a depletion of skin elasticity. Eventually, this turns into loose sagging skin. This can be a major issue for women, especially around the abdomen. Patients seeking to surgically tighten the sagging skin around their stomach may be good candidates for an abdominoplasty procedure.

This surgery can also aid in eliminating some stubborn fat deposits around the mid-section. Most patients seeking abdominoplasty have excess fat on the outside of the muscle layer, and this fat can be removed during the procedure.

The only solution for fat inside the abdomen is weight loss. If most of the adipose tissue, or fat, is inside the abdomen, there will not be as much correction with the abdominoplasty.

To learn more about what an abdominoplasty can do for you, contact Drs. Douglas Forman, Roger Friedman, and Kathy Huang at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington, located in North Bethesda, MD.

VASER Liposuction — Washington D.C. Fat Removal

Published on January 29, 2016

As long as we have easy access to an endless supply of delicious fattening foods, there will always be people seeking ways to remove a little bit of excess fat. Our experienced team of plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington offers an advanced way to eliminate unwanted stubborn body fat: VASER liposuction.

VASER liposuction is a patented technology that works by using ultrasound waves to break up tough, compacted fatty deposits while preserving the surrounding tissue.

One advantage with this technique is that it makes the fat easier to suction out and creates a smoother finish. This also makes for a quicker recovery time with less pain, discomfort, bruising and swelling.

If you would like to learn more about VASER liposuction, our caring surgeons (Drs. Roger Friedman, Douglas Forman, and Kathy Huang) will sit with you and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Contact our North Bethesda office near Washington, D.C. to schedule an appointment.

Breast Augmentation — Washington D.C. Inframammary

Published on January 3, 2016

In today’s society, a lot of emphasis has been placed on the size of a woman’s chest. This general focus has led to many women feeling inadequate about their breasts. Those insecurities can be exasperated after a woman has gone through pregnancies and breastfeeding. In cases where women seek to alter the size or projection of their breasts, breast augmentation surgery is a wonderful option worth considering.

Breast augmentation surgery is a popular procedure using either silicone or saline implants to increase the size and improve the projection of the breasts. The most common incision for this cosmetic procedure is the inframammary incision, which is located under the breast and is well-hidden when the breast tissue folds over the top of it.

There are many more incision options and decisions that must be made between you and your surgeon regarding your breast augmentation. To sit down for a private consultation, contact the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington and set up an appointment today. From there, we will answer all of your questions regarding breast augmentation surgery.

Breast Reduction — Washington D.C. Discomfort

Published on January 3, 2016

It is an unfortunate fact that many women are forced to be burdened by large breasts that have vastly exceeded their body’s capacity to support them. Because of the health risks and mental anguish that can accompany excessively large breasts, breast reduction surgery tends to have one of the highest satisfaction ratings by patients.

The staff at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington is well versed in breast reduction surgery in the Washington, D.C., area and can help women achieve a more proportional bustline while relieving physical discomfort and emotional strain.

To perform the procedure, our surgeons must first assess the situation and determine the best course of action based on the degree of correction needed. Each patient’s concerns and preferences are carefully listened to before any action is taken.

If you’re interested in setting up an appointment for a breast reduction consultation, contact our office today.

Soft-Tissue Fillers — Washington D.C. Non-Surgical

Published on December 4, 2015

Soft-tissue fillers are popular and effective ways to correct unwanted wrinkles, folds and depressions on the face. These injectable fillers are great tools for anyone who desires a more youthful appearance, along with improvements in the contours and wrinkles associated with the aging process.

Focusing on reducing moderate and deeper furrows like the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lipstick lines and cheek wrinkles, soft-tissue fillers add volume primarily to the mid-face region including the lips. They can also treat horizontal forehead wrinkles and the vertical lines that form between the eyebrows.

Popular brands of soft-tissue fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Voluma Radiesse, and Sculptra. Each is formulated in its own way, and as a result of this, they work in different ways and have their own strengths.

To learn more about all the available injectable soft-tissue fillers on the market, contact our experienced plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington today!

VASER Liposuction — Washington D.C. Fat Removal

Published on November 18, 2015

After exercising and eating right, you expect to notice a change in the areas of your body that make you cringe in dressing rooms. Sometimes these changes occur easily with just the slightest bit of effort, and other times it seems that no matter how hard we work, those changes we wish to see only elude us. VASER liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to help address this common issue.

If stubborn fat is something you’re looking to get rid of, you may be considering alternative options to create the changes you desire to see in your body. VASER liposuction is a similar idea to liposuction in that its purpose is to reduce localized pockets of fat on the body.

However, it is different in that it integrates heat and sound waves, which together break up the fat and provide a component of skin tightening. This method is also less invasive than surgery, which means a shorter recovery time and smoother, more even results.

VASER liposuction is a great option for treatment of stubborn fat prevalent on the flanks, male chest, buttocks, and legs, and for areas that may benefit from skin tightening.

It should be noted that liposuction is not a weight-loss solution and that diet and exercise are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Continuing your diet and exercise routine after your treatment will be imperative for maintaining your results.

Contact our office if you are interested in learning more about VASER liposuction and would like to schedule your confidential consultation at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington.

Terms & Conditions - HIPAA Privacy Policy - Copyright 2019 - Sitemap