Medical Benefits of Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure designed to reshape and contour the belly area when excess skin is present or the abdominal muscles have been weakened. Women who want to regain their figures after pregnancy and people who have lost a significant amount of weight are […]

How Long Do Facelift Results Last?

Facelift surgery is an excellent way to turn back the clock and look eight to 10 years younger. When done correctly, the procedure tightens lax skin, restores healthy muscle tone and redistributes displaced fat around the face. If you are wondering exactly how long these incredible benefits last, this blog […]

Will I Lose Weight from Liposuction?

As a well-known plastic surgeon serving Rockville and the surrounding Maryland areas, Dr. Joseph Michaels receives many serious inquiries about liposuction and body contouring. A question that recently came up is whether patients can lose weight from liposuction surgery. Dr. Michaels thought this question would make a useful blog topic. […]

Will Implants Lift My Breasts?

Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery performed in the country. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation circulating about breast implants and what they can achieve. Specifically, some women believe that having breast enhancement with implants but without a breast lift, is enough to lift and fill out […]

Scarring after Plastic Surgery: What to Know

An inevitable part of plastic surgery, scarring is the body’s response as it heals from the surgical incision. Any plastic surgeon worth his salt will tell you that scars are largely unavoidable (of course, the best surgeons are careful to conceal incisions in inconspicuous places). When researching scarring after plastic […]

How Does Plastic Surgery Affect the Aging Process?

Facial rejuvenation is an area of particular interest to Dr. Joseph Michaels. The Rockville, Maryland plastic surgeon receives a large number of inquiries from individuals who are interested in addressing noticeable wrinkles and skin laxity but also concerned about the effect of plastic surgery on the natural aging process. Dr. […]

Your Beauty Resolutions for 2017

The New Year seems like a natural time to reassess and reevaluate your habits and reflect on self-improvement. It can also be daunting to stick to new self-imposed rules if you set the bar a little too high too quickly. While some people are perfectly at ease jumping into a […]

3D Imaging

3D imaging is a useful technology for seeing a visual representation of how you will look after your desired cosmetic surgery. At Michaels Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, we use Crisalix 3D imaging technology. A 3D camera takes a picture of the patient, and the software is then programmed with […]

SculpSure: Non-Invasive Fat Reduction with No Downtime

Always on the leading edge of advances in body contouring treatments, Maryland plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Michaels is now offering SculpSure, a non-invasive fat reduction procedure. SculpSure is FDA-approved to reduce pockets of unwanted body fat from the abdomen and  flanks, but it is also effective at removing stubborn fat […]

Tips to Fend Off Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are a time to make memories with family and friends. Unfortunately, many people find that they have accumulated a few extra pounds by the time January 1st comes around. The office parties, Christmas cookies and family gatherings make the holiday season a difficult time for those who are […]