Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jamal Yousefi's attention to aesthetic detail telegraphs his belief that plastic surgery is an art. Dr. Yousefi and the staff of Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center flatten fine lines and wrinkles with precise injections of Botox. He also fashions slimmer silhouettes with traditional and laser liposuction, redesigns fa?ades with procedures such as face-lifts, eyelid surgery, and chin and cheek implants, and augments bodies with abdominoplasty, tummy tucks, and breast reductions. The doctor even enjoys using his free time to hone his artistic skills by drawing, sculpting with clay, and removing the appendices of statues.
"Facial surgery is much like making up a bed nicely," says Dr. Daria Hamrah on his website. "If the mattress is lumpy, there isn?t much point in spreading a nice bedcover over it (that is, if the bones and muscles are problematic, fixing the skin doesn?t help much)."
Dr. Hamrah, who is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a licensed facial cosmetic surgeon, lets this philosophy guide him, focusing on both the face's surface and, more importantly, on the underlying structure that supports it as he reshapes noses, lifts brows, adds lip implants, or attaches third eyes. He further beautifies faces with oral surgical procedures and med-spa treatments, all performed within an office that evokes the tranquility of a spa with its warm brown walls and flower-lined hallways while still maintaining a hospital-quality operating room.
At Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia, Dr. Bruce Freedman calls on his Duke University School of Medicine degree and his NYU aesthetic-surgery fellowship to perform surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures with a steady hand. Dr. Freedman—who is also an assistant professor at Georgetown and has been published in more than 40 medical journals and textbooks—relies on a talented staff that includes a licensed, registered nurse and a board-certified physician assistant. Together, they perform such procedures as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and face-lifts, as well as less invasive laser therapies and chemical peels to treat skin and remove hair. When not beautifying bodies, Dr. Freedman continues to advance his medical research, developing novel cosmetic and aesthetic techniques such as combining lasers with surgery or performing facials on amoebas.
Dr. Navin Singh boasts an impressive resume. He holds degrees from Harvard, Brown, and Johns Hopkins, and has dual-board certification in plastic surgery. He believes that his patients deserve nothing but the best from him and his practice, leading him to constantly strive for various fields of excellence. At Washingtonian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Singh and his associates help clients look their best with a full range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including laser skin resurfacing, skin tightening, chemical peels, and Botox and filler injections.
Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates take a two-pronged approach to beauty, with a doctor heading up each branch of the practice. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shabnam Shahabadi treats a variety of skin conditions, including pediatric skin conditions, and provides adults with long-term skin and cosmetic treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing and Botox. And a board-certified medical aesthetician relies on her more than 10 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology while performing everything from microdermabrasion and chemical peels to scar revision and general skincare.
Dr. Reza Mirali (Miraliakbari), a board-certified plastic surgeon, helps patients make more drastic changes with plastic surgery. His fellowship training in microsurgical reconstruction allows him to use the most advanced reconstructive options on patients with facial trauma, burns, and disfiguring afflictions.
After seven years honing his skills in the general- and plastic-surgery divisions of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Dr. Timothy Mountcastle returned to his native Virginia to devote himself full-time to body beautification as head of Mountcastle Plastic Surgery & Vein Institute, now a leading vein center of nearly 10 years. Dr. Mountcastle couples a keen eye for aesthetic detail with years of experience in varicose and spider vein treatment, including the use of lasers, radio-frequency ablation, minimally invasive microphlebectomy techniques, and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Dr. Mountcastle also has extensive knowledge and practice in cosmetic and skin cancer surgery, as well as mole, lipoma, and cyst removals. A staff of top aesthetic nurses, physician assistants, and aestheticians help send facial wrinkles running with Botox and other facial treatments.