Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery Blog

Cosmetic Surgeon in Alexandria, VA, serving Northern Virginia & Washington DC

12/18/2014 - 09:51

Latisse is one of the most exciting cosmetic products to become available in decades. For patients who have insufficient eyelashes, Latisse can dramatically improve the appearance of your eyelashes in as few as eight weeks. To learn more about Latisse, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today at 571-281-4341 to schedule an appointment with Alexandria plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman.

Latisse is the first, and currently only, FDA-approved treatment that can give you longer, fuller eyelashes. Originally developed as a treatment for glaucoma, eye doctors noticed that their patients began to display longer, fuller lashes. The manufacturer subsequently made Latisse available in a formulation specifically for eyelashes.

SImply apply Latisse to the base of your eyelashes once a day, and in just 8 to 16 weeks, your lashes will darken, thicken, and lengthen. When your lashes have grown to your liking, you can reduce application to once every two or three days, but if you discontinue use altogether, your lashes will eventually return to their normal appearance.

Latisse is a revolutionary eyelash treatment that can reduce or eliminate your need for mascara and deliver the full lashes you’ve always wanted. To learn more about FDA-approved Latisse, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today at 571-281-4341 to arrange your private consultation with Alexandria plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman.

12/11/2014 - 09:49

If you’re considering breast augmentation, you may have questions about what kinds of results you can expect. One of the most common is whether or not your enlarged breasts will feel real. At the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, we’re always ready to answer any questions you have about the procedures we offer. Please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today at 571-281-4341 to schedule an appointment with Arlington breast augmentation specialist Dr. Eric Desman.

There are several breast augmentation technologies, and one of the major decisions you’ll make with Dr. Desman is selecting saline implants, silicone implants, or cohesive gel implants. Saline implant augmentation involves placing the implant in the breast empty and then filling it with a sterile saline solution in situ. The nature of the implant and its placement means that only a small incision is needed, but saline implants can sometimes create an unnatural look and feel, especially for women with naturally thin physiques.

Silicone implants are pre-filled and therefore require a larger incision, but most women feel that silicone looks and feels more natural than saline. And cohesive gel, or so-called “gummy bear” breast implants, are the latest and most natural implant available. Designed to exactly mimic the shape and feel of real breast tissue, these implants offer the ultimate in natural results.

If you want the most natural-feeling breasts possible, then take a closer look at silicone and cohesive gel implants. To learn more about the many breast augmentation options available to you, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today at 571-281-4341 to arrange your private consultation with Arlington breast augmentation specialist Dr. Eric Desman.

11/24/2014 - 11:53

The Holiday Season is a time for social engagements, office parties, and similar events that create a festive and cheerful mood. But if you are unhappy with deep creases, fine lines, and wrinkles throughout the face, you may find yourself feeling more self-conscious than celebratory this season.

If you are dissatisfied with your appearance, Washington, DC plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman may have just the solution you have been looking for. Offering a range of nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Desman can help you achieve a look that is softer, more youthful, and more appealing without requiring a lengthy recovery period.

While there is no single solution that is ideal for every need, Dr. Desman will work individually with you determine which treatment can best assist you in reaching your goals. No matter if it’s BOTOX® Cosmetic, a facial filler, or a topical skincare treatment, Dr. Desman can help you find the solution that allows you to look amazing and feel confident regardless of what the season brings.

To schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Desman assists men and women in the DC Metro area and Northern Virginia reach their aesthetic goals through personalized attention and individualized solutions.

11/10/2014 - 10:17

According to a recent report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures have seen a steady increase over the past 12 years. Surgical options such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and facelift have remained popular choices, but much of the increase has been seen in minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatments.

Cosmetic treatments that require very little downtime and come with minimal risks have become increasingly popular. According to the 12-year study cited by ASPS, this trend has relied on several factor and shows no sign of changing any time soon.

Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman knows that there is not one solution for every patient. Committed to providing each patient with the exact treatment they need, Dr. Desman offers a full range of surgical and nonsurgical options, many of which can be used in combination for optimal results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Desman will listen to your concerns, assess all of your problem areas, and provide you with complete information about your options.

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Desman, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today. Our board-certified plastic surgeon serves the Metro DC area along with several Virginia communities from our convenient Alexandria location.

10/27/2014 - 07:19

According to a new study, breasts with a ratio of 45:55 are most appealing to both men and women. With this ratio, 45 percent of the breast tissue is above the nipple (upper pole) and 55 percent below (lower pole). The study involved showing numerous pictures of breasts to 1,315 randomly selected men and women. 54 plastic surgeons also participated. 87 percent of women and 90 percent of men preferred the 45:55 ratio. 94 percent of plastic surgeons found this more natural shape appealing as well.

Washington, DC plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman personalizes each breast surgery to produce ratios that ideally complement the patient. Dr. Desman will base your breast shape on your aesthetic desires and anatomical needs. This will be discussed with you in detail prior to your procedure to help ensure your absolute satisfaction with your final results.

If you live in the DC Metro area and are considering breast augmentation, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Desman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who serves Washington, DC and surrounding areas from our conveniently located Alexandria office.  

10/17/2014 - 10:26

A new study presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggests that patients who undergo body contouring procedures following bariatric surgery maintain a healthier BMI than those who do not. This study found that over a 15 year period, those who had undergone producers such as tummy tuck following bariatric surgery maintained a BMI of 24.6 percent – which is within the “healthy” range as determined by the CDC. Those who choose to forgo post-bariatric body contouring averaged a BMI of 31 percent, which is obese on the scale developed by the CDC.

Board-certified Washington, DC plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman offers a range of body contouring procedures that can restore ideal form to people who have experienced rapid weight loss. Post-bariatric body contouring options he may suggest include:

·         Liposuction

·         Thigh lift

·         Abdominoplasty

·         Breast lift

·         Breast reduction

The procedures best suited to help you reach your goals will be dependent on factors unique to your body and discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation.

To schedule your post-bariatric surgery body contouring consultation with Dr. Desman, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today. We serve patients living in and around Washington, DC from our convenient Alexandria location.

07/24/2014 - 11:53

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman has been helping men and women in the Washington, DC area reach their aesthetic goals for nearly 20 years. Working with each patient on an individual level and offering customized solutions and personal care, Dr. Desman takes time to understand the unique needs of each patient he sees.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of your face, breasts, or frame, Dr. Desman would be honored to meet with you and discuss your concerns, and to help you determine the most effective ways to get the results you deserve.

Our Services

Dr. Desman offers a full range of plastic surgery procedures including:

·         Facial rejuvenation such as facelift, brow lift, and eyelid surgery

·         Breast surgery including augmentation, lift, and reconstruction

·         Body contouring options like tummy tuck, liposuction, and body lift

Dr. Desman also offers a wide selection of nonsurgical treatments and professional skin care solutions. During your consultation it can best be determined if one of these options can help you reach or maintain your aesthetic goals.

If you are looking for an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon in the Washington, DC area, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Desman.

07/21/2014 - 11:20

Three words you never want to hear – bad plastic surgery – have become so common, they’ve commanded their own television program. Unskilled surgeons performing complex aesthetic procedures in unaccredited facilities can’t help but lead to bad outcomes, and it is important to know how to select a Washington, DC plastic surgeon to help avoid an unpleasant experience.

The first thing to look for in a plastic surgeon is board-certification. If your plastic surgeon has not been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), he is not an actual plastic surgeon and should not be trusted to perform aesthetic or reconstructive procedures. There is no exception to this rule.

In addition to being board-certified, your plastic surgeon should be a member of professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) along with state and local trade associations. These affiliations indicate a dedication to the art and science of face, breast, and body contouring procedures.

Dr. Eric Desman

Washington, DC plastic surgeon Eric Desman is board-certified by the ABPS and a member of the ASPS with over 15 years of providing personalized treatments for men and women throughout the DC area. He welcomes the opportunity to meet with you for a personal consultation to discuss your desires, assess your areas of concern, and help you determine the safest and most effective ways to reach your goals.

To schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today.

06/23/2014 - 12:52

Liposuction Recovery Blog

Recovery following liposuction is different for each patient. Factors that will influence recovery include the type of liposuction you have undergone, the number of areas treated, how much tissue was removed, and your body’s natural healing abilities. How well you follow Washington, DC liposuction surgeon Dr. Eric Desman’s pre and postoperative advice will also play a role in how quickly you recover.

Resuming Normal Activities

Work can generally be resumed within one week following liposuction surgery. If your job is physically demanding you may need to wait up to eight weeks before returning to full duties.

Frequent walks should being as soon as 24 hours following your procedure. Walking helps reduce swelling and speeds the healing process. However, strenuous exercise will need to be avoided for six to eight weeks.

Compression garments should be worn to reduce swelling and help the body retain its new form. As with all aspects of your recovery, how long you will need to wear compression garments is best discussed in person with Dr. Desman.

Of course, all of these time frames are generalized and may not be fully representative of your personal experience. During your liposuction consultation Dr. Desman will better be able to discuss what you can expect during recovery in more detail.

To schedule a liposuction consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Desman serves the DC Metro area from our conveniently located Alexandria office.

06/17/2014 - 12:38

Asymmetrical breasts can significantly alter the appearance of your entire body. They can also interfere with clothing options and result in both physical and emotional discomfort. If you are experiencing breast asymmetry, Washington, D.C. plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman would be happy to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation to assess your frame, discuss your options, and help you determine how best to achieve the balanced look and comfortable feel you deserve.

Producing Symmetry

Our Washington, D.C. breast surgeon can utilize a number of techniques to produce symmetry. These include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reduction

These procedures are often combined for optimal results, though what’s best for your body will be based on your specific needs.

Why Choose Dr. Desman

Dr. Desman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who, for nearly 20 years, has been helping women achieve ideal contours through breast surgery in the D.C. Metro area. When you come to our office for your initial consultation you can expect to have your ideas listened to, your concerns addressed, and your options discussed in full. We want you to look and feel confident and secure, and will work closely with you to help ensure your ultimate satisfaction.

To learn more about breast surgery in Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today.