Saeed Marefat MD
About the Practice
Today many people are taking advantage of surgical procedures to restore their physical appearance or to improve a trait that has always been a cause of low self –esteem. However the goal of plastic surgery is not to restore youth or to strive for an ‘ideal’ form regardless of the cost. The aim is to restore your image so that it more closely resembles who you are inside.
My objective is to restore your youthfulness and elegance without obvious signs of surgery. I want you to remain ‘yourself’ yet look healthier, rested, and more youthful. I will create that shape of nose, breast. or body that was meant for you, not the model in a fashion magazine. And again, I will do this without signs of surgery…without taking away your natural appearance.
Metropolitan Plastic Surgery was established in 1992. With the experience gained in these years of practice, we have created a unique program of personal and specialized care with the utmost concern for your safety and satisfaction. By arranging individual treatment plans and giving each patient the special attention he or she deserves, we have been recognized for our comprehensive approach to diagnosis, treatment, and the complete rehabilitation of our patients to a more youthful and healthier life-style.
Dr. Marefat specializes in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. His areas of special interest are Body contouring and Breast Surgery. In addition to Cosmetic Surgery Dr.Marefat has a considerable amount of experience with Reconstructive Surgical procedures.
Background & Certification
Board Certification American Board of Plastic Surgery 1994
Did you know that any licensed doctor could call himself or herself a plastic surgeon? Unfortunately, many people do not know this. There is a way, however, for you to distinguish between a “true” plastic surgeon and one who falsely claims this title. This is by asking the surgeon for his or her Board certification status. Make sure that your surgeon is fully certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This Board has established rigorous standards for its specialists. To obtain board certification in plastic surgery, the doctor has to complete at least six to seven years of postgraduate medical training, this usually includes training in general surgery follows by at least two years of specialized training in plastic surgery.
The residency program must be accredited by the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery. These doctors must then pass written and oral examinations in plastic surgery before they are fully certified by the Board.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify the qualifications of a doctor with respect to plastic surgery. The purpose of the Board is to ensure that its members adhere to the highest standards of medical practice and ethics in their profession.
Ask your plastic surgeon to give you adequate evidence of his or her background and training. A qualified plastic surgeon is proud of his or her accomplishments.
Do not get confused by boards trying to mimic the name of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Although other specialties may claim expertise in cosmetic surgery, their training is generally of a narrower scope and is never as thorough as the training of a plastic surgeon.
You should also ask your surgeon about his or her clinical privilege to practice in major hospitals in your community. Most hospitals will not allow physicians to enter their medical staff unless they are respected members of the medical community and have superior medical and ethical attributes.
Medical School Education Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1981-1985
General Surgery Residency Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1985-1989
Plastic Surgery Residency Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1989-1991
Microsurgery Fellowship New York University, New York, 1991-1992
Dr. Marefat is a member of the Clinical Volunteer Faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Affiliations & Memberships
Mount Vernon Hospital
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Societies
During your initial consultation, Dr. Saeed Marefat will discuss with you in detail your concerns about your appearance, your alternatives in correcting these problem areas, and the risks involved. You may also meet one of our cosmetic surgery consultants, who can discuss issues relevant to your surgery in detail and answer other questions you may have. Our cosmetic consultants are thoroughly trained experts who can provide you with in-depth information on the desired cosmetic procedure.
During this initial visit, with your consultant as your guide, you can view before and after color photographs of your surgeon’s actual patients.
You will also have the opportunity to review informative material related to your surgery and view educational videotapes on the particular procedure you wish to have.
After you have become thoroughly familiar with the procedure, you may have additional questions, which you may discuss with Dr. Saeed Marefat or your cosmetic surgery consultant, so that you are completely satisfied. On occasion, you may think of a question after you have left our office. Don’t hesitate to call us. We will be happy to answer any other questions you may have.
Members of our staff will help you through each step of the way with understanding and reassurance.
After you have met with Dr. Saeed Marefat and have had all your questions answered to your satisfaction, your cosmetic consultant will help you schedule your surgery date, arrange for any laboratory tests, handle your paper work, and set up any other necessary appointments.
Staff & Facilities
Dr. Marefat performs his all major operations at accredited surgical centers. All surgical facilities are equipped with modern monitoring equipment and have the latest surgical instrumentations and equipment that you need for accomplishing a complex procedure.
Inova Alexandria Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Inova Healthplex at Franconia-Springfield
The ability to manipulate your picture in order to show what the surgery can accomplish for you is a great technological advancement. We certainly can do this in our offices and give you an idea of what you may look like after surgery. However, you must understand that the usefulness of these computer programs in the setting of surgery is limited. These images have no relation to the skill of your surgeon or the results that can actually be achieved. Dr. Marefat uses computer imaging only as an aide to the understanding of possible results. But remember that your body is not an image, and what can be changed in a photograph does not necessarily translate to what can be changed in your body.
Skin Care Products
The skin loses its youthful appearance and develops blemishes, large pores and wrinkles due to natural aging, repeated exposure to sun, and certain unhealthy habits such as smoking or drinking. The effects of Ultraviolet rays of the sun on skin can damage the elastin fibers and create pigmentary changes. This damage occurs in the cellular level and sometimes these cellular changes can degenerate into cancer producing cells. Taking care of your skin, is therefore not only something that will make you look healthier and more youthful, but will also help you fight the damaging effects of sunlight that may eventually cause skin cancer.
At Metropolitan Plastic Surgery Dr.Marefat uses the latest products and techniques for revitalizing your skin and restoring your youthful, healthy look.
Can I afford it?Cosmetic Surgery should be viewed as a long-term investment in yourself and your future. If you look at it in this light, you will realize that it is probably one of the wisest, financially sound investments you will ever make.
Our professional surgical team efficiently combines a safe, caring, hospital-like environment at a reasonable cost. However, you must remember that precautions essential to your safety are costly. A high degree of specialized knowledge and skill goes into achieving superior results. It is only with completely thorough attention to detail that such results can be achieved. By necessity, this kind of time-consuming surgery cannot be cheap.
InsuranceThere are a number of procedures in plastic surgery that may be partially or completely covered by your insurance provider. These are procedures that are necessary to improve function, but at the same time may enhance the appearance or cosmetic shape of that structure. Such cosmetic/functional procedures may occasionally be covered by your health insurance, depending on the kind of policy you have and the severity of the problem.
Specially trained members of our staff will assist you with verification of coverage and the completion of the insurance forms. We will help you obtain the maximum benefit from your insurance when your claim is submitted.
Is Financing Available?
There are a number of financial-assistance programs and payment plans that are available to you in order to cover the cost of surgery. Please make sure you discuss these options with our administrative staff. We will make every attempt to help you with a plan that is appropriate for your case. We also accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for your convenience.