Doctors' Orders: Q&A with The DC Dynamic Duo

By: Somenek + Pittman By: Somenek + Pittman | November 21, 2021 | People Lifestyle Sponsored Post

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Michael Somenek and Dr. Troy Pittman


What trends are you seeing in plastic surgery?

The ZOOM boom is real! With more people working from home on a computer, it’s like looking in a mirror all day long and patients are becoming more critical of themselves. We’ve seen an increase in requests for Botox, Fillers and even facial plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty, upper eyelid rejuvenation and neck liposuction.

What procedures should patients book during the fall and winter months?

Summer bodies are made in the winter! The cooler months are an ideal time to consider breast augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tuck and/or liposuction. With heavier clothing, it’s easier to hide surgical garments and bruising. After a short recovery, patients are ready to sport their swimwear as early as spring break. Fall is also a good time to consider laser treatments designed to target the removal of summer sun damage.

What should patients know when considering filler for the first time?

The most important thing is to go to a provider with experience. You want to get filler from someone who understands facial proportions and understands how to inject safely. If your injector looks overfilled and crazy, you’re about to look that way too.

What should patients consider when searching for a plastic surgeon?

It’s important to seek out a plastic surgeon who is Board-Certified in Plastic Surgery or Facial Plastic Surgery. Doctors who call themselves “Cosmetic Surgeons” generally do not have the appropriate training and experience. It’s also important to identify a surgeon with expertise in the procedure that you are interested in. Check out the surgeon’s website, specifically their before and after gallery, to see that they are consistently performing these procedures with optimal results.

What questions should patients ask during a plastic surgery consultation?

The consultation is your time to learn everything there is to know about the procedure and the doctor. You will want to ask about the benefits and risks associated with the surgery, as well as the recovery process. Request pictures that show the incisions and probable post-op outcomes. Ask the surgeon about their specific training and experience. It’s important that you feel a level of trust and comfort during the consultation process.

Somenek+PittmanMD: Advanced Plastic Surgery

2440 M St NW #507, Washington, DC 20037

(202) 810-7700

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