Welcome to Our Practice

The foundation of Dr. Michaels’ practice is built upon forming long-term, trusting relationships between himself and his patients. This is based on compassion, honesty, good communication, and a genuine care for each of his patients. From your initial contact, through your procedure, and throughout your recovery period, you will experience the doctor’s thoroughness, warmth and care.

Dr. Michaels will carefully listen to your goals and will discuss with you the benefits of different surgical and possibly non-surgical treatment options that meet your needs. Following your consultation, you will have all the information necessary to make an informed and appropriate decision about your procedure.

About Dr. Michaels

Dr. Michaels is a board certified plastic surgeon serving the Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia areas. He also welcomes consultations from all parts of the country and internationally.

Dr. Michaels is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine. He also teaches residents from the Georgetown University Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Program. Dr. Michaels currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Dr. Michaels provides his patients with a full spectrum of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgical options. He is highly skilled in procedures for facial rejuvenation, breast and body contouring, and post-weight loss surgery. He also offers many minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments for these areas.

Dr. Michaels completed a total of ten years of training following medical school. He completed his prerequisite general surgery training and a plastic surgery research fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University where he trained under many of the leaders in his specialty. Afterwards, Dr. Michaels was accepted into one of the few fellowships dedicated to post-weight loss body contouring. Dr. Michaels’ training allows him to perform the most current techniques under the safest possible conditions.

Our Specialization

Although Dr. Michaels offers numerous procedures, he has a special interest in body contouring procedures especially following significant weight loss. Procedures offered include liposuction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), lower body lift with buttock auto-augmentation, circumferential body lift, extended tummy tuck, mastopexy (breast lift), breast augmentation, thigh lift, brachioplasty (arm lift), upper body lift (back lift), gynecomastia correction (male breast reshaping), buttock augmentation with fat transfer, panniculectomy, face/neck lift, blepharoplasty (eyelids), fat injections, hand rejuvenation, Botox, and facial fillers.

Dr. Michaels is committed to advancing the field of plastic surgery. He is involved in the residency training of plastic surgery residents from both Johns Hopkins Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. He has an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Michaels also continues to perform both clinical and basic science research. In 2012, he was an investigator in a FDA-approved clinical trial assessing the use of a novel tissue glue to be used in patients undergoing abdominoplasty. He is the author of ten book chapters and over twenty peer-reviewed manuscripts. In 2009, Dr. Michaels was co-first author of the James Barrett Brown Award manuscript presented to the best plastic surgery-related paper published in our specialty’s premier journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

More About Us

Dr. Michaels has been featured on CNN and Sirius Radio’s Doctor Radio where he has discussed post-weight loss body contouring and answered questions from listeners. He is also on the forefront of new technology being offered in our specialty. Dr. Michaels was one of the first plastic surgeons in the United States to use the V-Locâ„¢ suture, the latest in barbed suture technology.

Dr. Michaels was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he was a double major in Psychology and the Biological Basis of Behavior. Dr. Michaels attended medical school at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. At Mount Sinai, he was selected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, given to the top students in the graduating class.

Away from the office, Dr. Michaels is a proud husband and father of three great children.

Dr. Michaels invites you to make a private consultation to discuss how he can help you achieve your aesthetic and/or reconstructive goals. To make an appointment, please contact us here or call (301) 468-5991 in Bethesda, or (703) 957-8610 in Fairfax. We look forward to seeing you.

Dr. Michaels maintains staff privileges at the following hospitals:

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
  • Suburban Hospital
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • INOVA Fairfax
  • INOVA Fair Oaks
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital