Testimonials Northern Virginia
Click a card below to read what our patients have to say:
Review us on Angie's List!
Our patients say it best
- Written on September 1, 2015
It has been exactly three weeks since my breast augmentation surgery and I just wanted to take a moment to once again tell you how thrilled I am with the results. From the moment I walked into your clinic for the initial consultation through the surgery itself, the professional care and personal attention I received along with the exceptional medical treatment was truly outstanding! Even now as I continue with the follow-on visits, you and your entire staff continue to make me feel special and not just like another patient.
The decision to have breast augmentation surgery was not an easy one for me and was certainly not made in haste. I did extensive research and, to say the least, there is no shortage of information. I found articles and web sites that covered every aspect of the surgery itself, addressed every risk and possible complication, and talked in detail about the recovery process. Virtually everything I read painted a picture of a difficult and very painful process. They talked about drainage tubes for the incisions, days of bed rest, weeks of wearing surgical wraps, excessive swelling, extensive bruising, incredible soreness and serious pain. I must say, I walked into your office that first day with significant concerns regarding the impact this surgery would have on my job, my health and my quality of life!
To my amazement, I found your approach to breast augmentation challenged many of the so-called “facts” I had gathered through my research and is clearly unique among any of the plastic surgeons I investigated in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC area. You explained the differences between “fact” and “opinion” when it comes to augmentation surgery, answered all my questions and addressed each of my concerns. I was particularly impressed with the time and care you took to ensure my own desires and expectations regarding implant size were properly balanced against what was best suited to my body. Through it all, you never downplayed the seriousness of the procedure and addressed each possible risk and complication while, at the same time, reassuring me that your combination of proven medical techniques along with appositive and proactive approach following the surgery would minimize those risks and significantly enhance the recovery process.
The day of the surgery, I was still concerned and a bit worried about possible weeks of painful recovery. I had no reason to worry! I went home with no surgical wraps or ace bandages and with no requirement to take major narcotics or pain medication. My husband drove me home and I took the required two-hour nap (not a minute more!), did my hourly arm lifts, laid on my chest for 15 minutes and, sure enough, the very evening of my surgery, my husband took me out for a wonderful dinner! Over the course of the next week, I followed your special post-surgery checklist to the letter. There was some swelling and soreness, but it was hardly to the degree I expected and was easily controlled with medication as simple as Motrin. Your unique recovery program was simply amazing and everything you told me to expect was absolutely true! Now that the surgery is over and I am well on my way in the recovery process, I cannot begin to find the words to express how thrilled I am with the results. I went from an Almost A to a Full C and absolutely love how they look, how they make me look, how they feel and, most importantly, how they make me feel. Each time I look in the mirror I feel so good about my decision to have it done and my decision to have you do the surgery. I am a big believer in your approach and would be happy to discuss my personal experience with any of your patients considering this process.
Thank you again!
- Written on September 24, 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful job! I will highly recommend you to all of my friends & family
- Written on September 21, 2014
Dear Dr. Desman,
Thank you so much for your professionalism, caring, and making me feel comfortable. This was a huge decision and I appreciate everything you did to help me feel comfortable and confident to go through with the procedure. You are a fantastic surgeon, and you have a wonderful staff. Thank you again.
- Written on September 20, 2014
Dr. Desman works a magic that I seem unable to find words to properly describe…you change our lives, you make patients more tolerant of themselves, you help them fit in more with their world, you make them more comfortable with themselves and others.
- Written on August 14, 2014
Many people have asked me, since the surgery, if I have had any second thoughts about the surgery … I have to answer that there are no regrets. Only total satisfaction.
- Written on July 2, 2014
Dr. Desman has a great bedside manner … he is straightforward and I would recommend him to all my friends
- Written on May 24, 2014
He does excellent work!
- Written on April 15, 2014
I mentioned to you during one of my follow-up appointments my hope that you enjoy your work as a surgeon. Because of what you are able to do for people, you can give them the opportunity to feel more like who they think they are supposed to be. You don’t just remove tissue or move tissues around when you work on your patients; you change lives, you make patients more tolerant of themselves, you help them fit in more with their world, you make them more comfortable with themselves and others. You work a magic that I seem unable to find words to properly describe. I hope that you get real pleasure from being so important to us … and I hope that you are able to realize the extent of that importance.
- Written on March 7, 2014
I would recommend him because he is capable & competent & does good work
- Written on February 22, 2014
I wouldn’t have any other plastic surgeon after having been a patient of Dr. Desman’s.
- Written on January 19, 2014
I am so very pleased with my new look. You can never know the extent of all the changes that the breast reduction surgery has brought about in my life, but I have never been so satisfied with the way things are in my life. The surgery changed not only how I look but changed so many other pieces of my life, all for the better.