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Overview of Facelift Surgery in Washington

Dr. Rad is experienced in facial cosmetic surgery, and during his tenure as Director of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins he pioneered minimally invasive techniques designed to refresh and refine, without down time. From endonasal “closed” rhinoplasty to short scar face and neck lift to scarless eyelid lift and facial fat transfer, Dr. Rad’s approaches are nuanced and targeted to create subtle improvements in multiple areas that add up to an overall refreshed, natural result. By minimizing disturbance to delicate facial tissues Dr. Rad shortens recovery and lessens discomfort, and combined with the most advanced “Enhanced Recovery After Anesthesia” (ERAS) protocols for pain management you can expect to feel back on track quickly. Dr. Rad collaborates with his wife, Board certified dermatologist Dr. Noëlle Sherber, to help patients improve skin tone and texture, pore size, and pigmentation, qualities which surgery does not address. Such synergy treatments combining the best of dermatology and plastic surgery offer patients results within the shortest period. Appointments are perfectly coordinated for your convenience and safety thus offering the the luxury of time.

Am I a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

The best candidates for facial cosmetic surgery are those who are healthy and who are not looking for dramatic makeovers. Dr. Rad makes subtle improvements adding up to a rested and refreshed appearance. Small adjustments in multiple areas, rather that major overhauls in limited areas, can give the appearance of “just back from holiday” while still looking like yourself. Facial cosmetic surgery is not a “one size fits all” endeavor, and Dr. Rad spends time with his patients to customize carefully the approach to meet each patient’s unique needs.

Healthy patients usually don’t need extensive pre-surgical work-up. However, patients with medical problems (particularly heart, lung or kidney disease) will need “medical clearance” from their primary care physicians (PCP) and possibly from specialists. Additional medical tests and blood work may be needed. Dr. Rad and his staff will guide you. Some patients ask to minimize surgery but still achieve a complete result. While Dr. Rad performs a range of small in-office procedures, limited approaches may be appropriate in only a small number.

Non-surgical dermatologic approaches enjoy many benefits: improved skin texture and tone, modest revolumization, little to no recovery time. These are best for younger patients looking to delay the need for surgery, or for patients who have had surgical lifts to maintain. However, once tissues have sagged, non-surgical treatments cannot make permanent and significant architectural improvements. Patients for whom non-surgical treatments have limited efficacy are those for whom surgery is appropriate.

How Does Dr. Rad Approach Facelift Surgery?

With age comes experience and wisdom. However, we all want to be in control of how we present ourselves to the world. The goal of facial aesthetic surgery is not to smooth every crease or wrinkle, but rather to restore a rested and refreshed appearance. The most sophisticated work reveals a different version of one’s appearance, yet it goes unnoticed by the casual observer and does not induce speculation. Dr. Rad’s goal for each patient is to achieve this delicate balance.

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What Will My Results Look Like?

Your vision for your results will emerge through detailed consultation with Dr. Rad, meticulous examination of your anatomy, and careful pre-surgical planning. While Dr. Rad’s surgical approach is unique for each patient, the goal of naturalness remains constant.

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What is the Day of My Facelift Surgery Like?

The best candidates for facial cosmetic surgery are those who are healthy and who are not looking for dramatic makeovers. Dr. Rad makes subtle improvements adding up to a rested and refreshed appearance. Small adjustments in multiple areas, rather that major overhauls in limited areas, can give the appearance of “just back from holiday” while still looking like yourself facial cosmetic.

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What is the Day of My Facelift Surgery Like?

However, patients with medical problems (particularly heart, lung or kidney disease) will need “medical clearance” from their primary care physicians (PCP) and possibly from specialists. Additional medical tests and blood work may be needed. Dr. Rad and his staff will guide you. Some patients ask to minimize surgery but still achieve a complete result.

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What is the Day of My Facelift Surgery Like?

Non-surgical dermatologic approaches enjoy many benefits: improved skin texture and tone, modest revolumization, little to no recovery time. These are best for younger patients looking to delay the need for surgery, or for patients who have had surgical lifts to maintain. However, once tissues have sagged, non-surgical treatments cannot make permanent and significant.

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What is the Day of My Facelift Surgery Like?

The best candidates for facial cosmetic surgery are those who are healthy and who are not looking for dramatic makeovers. Dr. Rad makes subtle improvements adding up to a rested and refreshed appearance. Small adjustments in multiple areas, rather that major overhauls in limited areas, can give the appearance of “just back from holiday” while still looking like yourself facial cosmetic.

Read More

What is the Day of My Facelift Surgery Like?

However, patients with medical problems (particularly heart, lung or kidney disease) will need “medical clearance” from their primary care physicians (PCP) and possibly from specialists. Additional medical tests and blood work may be needed. Dr. Rad and his staff will guide you. Some patients ask to minimize surgery but still achieve a complete result.t

Read More

What is the Day of My Facelift Surgery Like?

Non-surgical dermatologic approaches enjoy many benefits: improved skin texture and tone, modest revolumization, little to no recovery time. These are best for younger patients looking to delay the need for surgery, or for patients who have had surgical lifts to maintain. However, once tissues have sagged, non-surgical treatments cannot make permanent and significant.

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What Will My Consultation with Dr. Rad be Like?

Our plastic surgery office in Washington DC is centered on your comfort and privacy. You’ll be received by our exquisitely attentive staff, and escorted to your own private cabana wherein you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable while consulting discreetly with Dr. Rad. First Dr. Rad will determine if you are a good candidate for facelift surgery and during your consultation you should decide if Dr. Rad is the right facelift surgeon for you. Credentials are crucial and, in addition to being Board certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Rad is Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins, and he enjoys an impeccable reputation as a top flight aesthetic surgeon. His facial plastic surgery expertise is sought out as one of the best facelift surgeons in Washington DC, northern Virginia and the US.

Your safety is Dr. Rad’s primary concern and he will review your medical history. You should inform Dr. Rad of any medical problems or medications that may affect your healing. If you are medically appropriate to undergo facelift surgery then Dr. Rad’s focus will be to understand what specific aesthetic concerns you have. Washington facelift patients expect natural results with minimal downtime. Dr. Rad will spend time carefully listening to your concerns, asking clarifying questions and then masterfully guiding you, step by step, to understand how your unique anatomy can be improved to convey a rested appearance.  Dr. Rad’s goal is to determine the most comprehensive facelift approach for long lasting, natural results while minimizing downtime. Dr. Rad first needs to understand your specific concerns and you should prepare your thoughts prior to your consultation. Think of words that convey how you feel about your appearance. For example, Washington DC facelift patients often say they look fatigued, tired or lackluster because of undereye bags or dark undereye circles, or they look sad, upset or disinterested such as from heavy eyebrows, excess skin above the eyes or downturned corners of the mouth. Patients often relate concerns of looking older than how they feel and this can be caused by jowls, nasolabial folds, loose neck skin, lines and wrinkles. Try to put into words how your appearance bothers you, and the priority you give to each area. Dr. Rad will then present to you his expert opinion about which procedures would be best to restore your anatomy to create a rested and refreshed appearance.  In addition to facelift surgery oftentimes patients can benefit from other procedures such as brow lift, eyelid lift, facial fat transfer, or rhinoplasty. And since facelift surgery is intricate Dr. Rad will guide you through a stepwise approach of aesthetic analysis and he’ll deliver his recommendations in a clear and honest manner. Dr. Rad will present all options available in modern day facelift surgery, both non-surgical and surgical.

Dr. Rad and Board certified dermatologist Dr. Sherber often collaborate to optimize patients’ results and to minimize invasiveness. As such Dr. Rad’s modern approach to facelift surgery harnesses the power of both dermatology and plastic surgery as both specialities address different aesthetic challenges. For example, plastic surgery is effective to lift, tighten and volumize loose, atrophied tissues, whereas dermatologic treatments such as laser, radiofrequency tightening and skincare are best to improve skin texture, pigmentation and tone. Dr. Rad can address any concerns regarding skin quality and how to obtain and maintain optimal results.

Dr. Rad will review with you photos of his patients’ results (many of which you’ll not find online due to privacy concerns) to highlight his aesthetic approaches and skill.  He will take your photographs, which remain confidential, to assist with the planning of your surgery. 
For your safety Dr. Rad performs surgery in a hospital-based operating room, considered to be the safest environment, rather than in the office. Anesthesia is delivered by a board certified anesthesiologist (MD) and you’ll be under light anesthesia which is important for your safety and comfort.

You will receive a customized quote for the procedures in which you’re interested. Once approved we may then move forward with pre-operative preparations and you will meet with Dr. Rad again at your final in person consultation prior to surgery. 
Dr. Rad’s reputation as one of the most technically gifted facelift surgeons attracts patients nationally and from around the world. We cater to patients from across the globe by arranging virtual consultations, luxury accommodations at The Jefferson hotel, Washington’s most luxurious 5 star boutique hotel, as well as private nursing care. Your privacy, comfort and safely achieving exceptional results are our top priorities.

“Had a facelift with Dr. Rad. Not only did he do a magnificent job, but he was extraordinarily attentive and caring when I experienced an acute complication from surgery. He has an outstanding bedside manner. In his office, he never makes you feel rushed. Explains everything carefully. And is all around extremely kind and very talented. I have referred several people to him.”

Louise in Washington, DC | Nov 21, 2016

About your Washington face lift surgeon

Dr. Rad is a Princeton (magna cum laude) and Duke University educated, Johns Hopkins trained Board certified plastic surgeon, and he is Assistant Professor of plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Rad has membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which, through rigorous written and oral examinations, has vetted Dr. Rad’s education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct as having met the highest standards established by these national organizations.

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What is the cost of face lift surgery in DC?

COST: The cost of face lift in Dr. Rad’s DC practice ranges from to ,400 for non-surgical liquid face lift. For surgical face lift, the cost ranges are as follows: — closed lower face and neck lift: ,000 to ,500 — mini-face and neck lift: ,000 to ,00 — full face and neck lift: ,000 to ,000 Total cost depends on many factors: your unique anatomy, your goals and preferences, complexity of surgery, first-time or corrective work required, in-office (non-surgical) or hospital-based operating facility (surgical), and experience and skill of the surgeon.

Face lift surgery with the Dr. Rad is an investment and we are sensitive to your unique financial circumstances. To defray cost we offer financing to fit every need. Click below to learn more.

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