Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery Blog

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

04/16/2014 - 13:14

Fairfax cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman has been helping men and women throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C. reach their aesthetic goals for over 15 years. As the founder of the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Desman has personally helped thousands of people change their lives for the better through targeted and personalized cosmetic treatments.

If you are looking for a cosmetic surgeon in or around Fairfax, Virginia, please call 571-281-4341 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Desman today.

Training and Credentials

Our Fairfax cosmetic surgeon obtained board-certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1999. He was recertified by this prestigious medical specialty board in 2009.

Dr. Desman is an active member in:

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Medical Society of Virginia
  • The Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Desman is also a frequent contributor to Real Self.

All About You

Dr. Desman is passionate about helping people in our area look and feel their absolute best. By offering a wide variety of advanced treatments and techniques, our Fairfax cosmetic surgeon is better able to meet the varied needs of everyone who walks through our doors.

If you are considering a surgical or nonsurgical cosmetic treatment, Dr. Desman would be honored to meet with you for a comprehensive consultation to discuss your desires and your options, and to help you determine the most effective way to reach your goals.

To schedule your consultation with our experienced Fairfax cosmetic surgeon, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today.

04/08/2014 - 13:19

At the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman offers men and women in and around Fairfax a comprehensive selection of advanced cosmetic treatments.

Viewing each patient as a unique and deserving individual, Dr. Desman strives to provide the highest quality care and most desirable results available today. He welcomes an opportunity to meet with you and discuss your needs, and to help you determine which cosmetic surgery options can best help you reach your goals.

Cosmetic Surgery Options

Dr. Desman offers a number of cosmetic surgery options to people living in the greater Washington D.C. Metro areas. This includes:

In addition to surgical cosmetic procedures, Dr. Desman offers a wide range of nonsurgical treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and spider vein removal. Dr. Desman also provides professional skin care solutions from Obagi to help keep skin clean, soft, and youthful.

There is no single cosmetic surgery solution ideal for the treatment of every aesthetic imperfection. This is why it is best to work with an experienced and dedicated plastic surgeon who will take time to understand your concerns and desires, personalize your services, and provide you with the treatments best suited to meet your needs.

To learn more about cosmetic surgery in Washington DC, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Desman serves all of Virginia and Washington, D.C. from our conveniently located Alexandria location.

03/27/2014 - 13:14

Dr. Desman is pleased to work with Obagi® Medical to provide our patients with the most effective skin care treatments available. Now, with a new line of products specifically created to minimize signs of skin aging, Dr. Desman is more excited than ever to discuss these noninvasive and incredibly effective treatments with you.

Obagi’s new line of products contain vitamin C, arguably the most important antioxidant for the skin. Benefits offered by the Professional-C™ line of products include:

  • Minimization of fine lines and deeper wrinkles
  • Reduction in inflammation
  • Skin brightening
  • Moisture restoration
  • Enhanced UV protection

Dr. Desman would be happy to discuss these benefits with you in more detail during your skin care consultation at our Alexandria office.

Professional-C Products

Products available in Obagi’s new Professional-C line include:

  • Professional-C Suncare SPF 30
  • Professional-C Peptide Complex
  • Professional-C Eye Brightener
  • Professional-C skin care serum in 10%, 15%, and 20%

Formulated with L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), these products can do wonders for your skin.

Alone or in combination, the new Professional-C line of products can help you look younger and feel more confident in your appearance.

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

03/27/2014 - 13:19

Breast augmentation can improve the size, shape, profile, and symmetry of your breasts. If you are over the age of 18 and unhappy with any of those things, now may be the best age for you to consider breast augmentation. However, many women continue to develop into their mid-20s and may wish to put surgery off until after that point.

The truth is, there is no one right age for breast augmentation. Every woman is entitled to choose when she feels the time is right. Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman would be happy to meet with you and discuss your options to help you determine if now is the right time for you.

Silicone Breast Implants

The FDA has not approved silicone breast implants for women under the age of 22. Silicone breast implants may look and feel more like natural breast tissue and are less likely to exhibit aesthetic imperfections when placed above the muscle in the chest. If you are interested in silicone breast implants and under the age of 22, breast augmentation may be something you choose to put off for a bit.

Dr. Desman is an experienced plastic surgeon who strongly believes that every woman deserves to look and feel her best. During your breast augmentation consultation he can answer any questions you have and provide you with honest information about when it may be best for you to undergo this procedure.

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

02/25/2014 - 09:14

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. As you stand in front of family and friends to begin a new life with your partner, it is important that you feel confident and look your absolute best. If there are areas of your body that you feel uncomfortable with and would like to improve prior to your big day, board-certified Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman would be happy to meet with you to discuss a bridal makeover and help you determine what treatments will best address your specific needs.

Give Yourself Time

Some bridal makeovers involve nonsurgical treatments alone. These can produce a refreshed, blemish-free appearance and require very little recovery time. If your makeover is nonsurgical, you may need only a few weeks to one month to show off your results.

If your bridal makeover will include breast augmentation or a body contouring option, you may need three months or more for your results to be ready. It is best to discuss these options with Dr. Desman well in advance of your wedding to ensure you look stunning on your special day.

If you are getting married and would like to learn more about your bridal makeover options, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation.

02/21/2014 - 09:19

Facelift surgery can take many years off of your appearance. While nothing can prevent the process of aging, you can maintain the results of your facelift by taking proper care of your skin following your procedure.

During your Alexandria facelift consultation with Dr. Desman, we will discuss both postoperative and long-term skin care. Doing these things properly can help ensure you continue to look refreshed and healthy for years to come.

Taking Care of Your Skin

The best way to maintain your facelift results is by keeping your skin clean and protected from the elements. Washing, toning, and moisturizing your face daily is an incredibly effective way to keep skin supple and healthy. Applying sunscreen daily is also essential for reducing wrinkles, sun spots, and other signs of aging.

Dr. Desman recommends Obagi skin care for optimal results. He is happy to discuss the many products offered by Obagi, and to personalize a treatment regimen that can help you maintain your facelift results and protect your skin for years to come.

To learn more about maintaining facelift results in Alexandria and surrounding areas of Virginia, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. Desman.

02/17/2014 - 16:41

Penelope Licitra is an executive level professional specializing in the business of aesthetics and cosmetic surgery practices with over 10 years experience in a variety of management and sales positions.  As a successful entrepreneur and business owner, Penelope learned first hand the intrinsic value of building a strong team of employees and a shared vision.  Her focus and expertise in customer service and corporate branding was developed over a decade working in the airline industry including three years in New York City working with the Trump Organization.  Born and raised in Charleston, SC , Penelope is a true southern girl at heart, and enjoys country music,  line dancing and a really good pair of cowboy boots!

01/29/2014 - 13:45

Being a mother requires a number of personal sacrifices. Looking and feeling good about yourself should not have to be among them. Many mothers in and around Alexandria look to breast augmentation to address issues such as volume loss, asymmetry, and shape differences following pregnancy and nursing. But planning breast augmentation around family life does require a few additional considerations.

Planning for Breast Augmentation

One of the biggest things to keep in mind prior to your Alexandria breast augmentation procedure is recovery. This is particularly important if you have small children who require constant supervision or care.

You will need to allow yourself a few days of complete rest following your procedure. Make sure you arrange for a spouse, friend, or family member to take care of household and childcare needs during this time. You will need continued help with more demanding physical tasks for a few weeks after your procedure, but should be able to resume most normal family tasks within a week. Giving yourself time to rest will allow for a faster recovery and can greatly reduce your risk for complications following your procedure.

During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Desman will be happy to discuss planning for your recovery in greater detail.

If you live in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, or surrounding areas of Virginia and are considering breast augmentation, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule an informative consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman.

01/17/2014 - 13:38

With temperatures in the teens and 20s, preparing for summer may be the last thing on your mind. However, choosing to undergo plastic surgery in the winter is one of the best ways to ensure your results are optimized for the summer months.

All plastic surgery procedures require an initial recovery period, but final results can take weeks or even months to be realized. Choosing to have breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, facelift, or any other procedure now can allow you to show off your final results as soon as it comes time to shed layers.

Talk to Dr. Desman Today

Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman offers a number of procedures that can help tone your frame, enhance your chest, and restore a refreshed and youthful appearance to your face. Having your procedure completed in the winter gives your body time to heal, allows scars to fade, and reduces limitations on sun exposure.

Dr. Desman can discuss your goals and all of your options during your plastic surgery consultation at our comfortable Alexandria office. Taking time to talk our Virginia plastic surgeon now is a good way to make sure you’re ready to show off your improvements once temperatures start to rise.

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Desman, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today.

12/20/2013 - 15:59

Will facelift surgery eliminate or significantly reduce wrinkles and creases in your neck and lower face? Yes, but that is far from the only thing a facelift can improve.

Using advanced techniques and customizing each procedure to meet the unique needs of individual patients, Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Desman can use the facelift procedure to address issues including:

  • Excess skin and fat in the neck and chin area
  • Sagging and loose skin from the jaw line to the cheeks
  • Sunken in or hallowed out mid-face
  • Lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth

Facelift surgery is capable of producing a significantly younger-looking appearance and remains the most effective way to restore a rejuvenated look to your lower face.

Procedures for the Upper Face

Facelift surgery focuses on the area from the neck to the cheeks, but does not address the area around the eyes or the forehead. Many people choose to combine facelift surgery with other procedures for a completely renewed appearance.

Facial rejuvenation procedures that can be combined with facelift surgery for optimal results include:

  • Blepharoplasty to address bags and loose skin underneath the eyes along with sagging eyelids and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Forehead lift to eliminate wrinkles and creases along the brow and to raise drooping eyebrows into a more alert and youthful position

If you live in Alexandria, Fairfax, or surrounding areas of Virginia and would like to learn more about your facial plastic surgery options, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today.