Joseph Michaels MD
About the Practice
Our mission is to always exceed your expectations. We understand that the decision to undergo plastic surgery is very personal. Whether you seek a subtle change or something more dramatic, our practice offers multiple cosmetic options to achieve your desired outcome. All cosmetic consultations are scheduled for one hour to allow ample time for you to meet and feel comfortable with Dr. Michaels and his practice. Dr. Michaels will carefully listen to your goals and you will be presented with honest recommendations to achieve your end result. You will leave your consult feeling educated and armed with all the information necessary for you to make the best decision. Dr. Michaels will use the safest and the most current techniques to provide you with natural and beautiful results.
Dr. Michaels performs all aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery, including facial rejuvenation, breast and body contouring, and after weight loss plastic surgery. We offer many non-invasive and minimally-invasive options to improve these areas. Dr. Michaels has a special interest in after weight loss plastic surgery. He is one of only a few plastic surgeons to have completed a one-year fellowship specifically dedicated to post-weight loss plastic surgery. Dr. Michaels offers many procedures including: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, circumferential lower body lift with and without buttock auto-augmentation, mastopexy (breast lift), breast augmentation, brachioplasty (arm lift), breast reduction, thigh lift, upper body lift (back lift), panniculectomy, buttock augmentation with fat transfer, gynecomastia correction (male breast reduction), face/neck lift, labiaplasty, hand rejuvenation, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), facial fillers, and Botox®.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Undergraduate – University of Pennsylvania
Medical School – The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency – New York University Medical Center
Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship - New York University Medical Center
Plastic Surgery Residency – Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center
Body Contouring Fellowship – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Publications and Presentations
Over 80 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, 10 book chapters written, Editorial board member of Bariatric Times.
Affiliations & Memberships
Sibley Memorial Hospital, INOVA Fair Oaks, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center, INOVA Fairfax
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AOA)
We currently offer free consultations for cosmetic cases. We have offices in North Bethesda / Rockville, MD and Fairfax, VA.
Staff & Facilities
Skin Care Products
NeoStrata Skin Active, SkinMedica, BioCorneum
All major credit cards. We also provide financing through multiple lending partners, including American HealthCare Lending, CareCredit, United Medical Credit and MedLoan Finance.