Joseph Michaels

Plastic Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 10 ratings

Joseph Michaels Plastic Surgeon M.D.

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Arm lift


Body Lift

Botox Therapy

Breast augmentation

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  • About Me

    Dr. Michaels is a board certified plastic surgeon serving the Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia areas. He also welcomes consultations from all parts of the country and internationally.

    Dr. Michaels is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine. He also teaches residents from the Georgetown University Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Program. Dr. Michaels currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital

     Dr. Michaels provides his patients with a full spectrum of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgical options. He is highly skilled in procedures for facial rejuvenation, breast and body contouring, and post-weight loss surgery. He also offers many minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments for these areas.

    Dr. Michaels completed a total of ten years of training following medical school. He completed his prerequisite general surgery training and a plastic surgery research fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University where he trained under many of the leaders in his specialty. Afterwards, Dr. Michaels was accepted into one of the few fellowships dedicated to post-weight loss body contouring. Dr. Michaels’ training allows him to perform the most current techniques under the safest possible conditions.

    Our Specialization

    Although Dr. Michaels offers numerous procedures, he has a special interest in body contouring procedures especially following significant weight loss. Procedures offered include liposuctiontummy tuck (abdominoplasty)lower body lift with buttock auto-augmentation, circumferential body liftextended tummy tuckmastopexy (breast lift)breast augmentationthigh liftbrachioplasty (arm lift)upper body lift (back lift)gynecomastia correction (male breast reshaping)buttock augmentation with fat transferpanniculectomyface/neck liftblepharoplasty (eyelids), fat injections, hand rejuvenationBotox, and facial fillers.

    Dr. Michaels is committed to advancing the field of plastic surgery. He is involved in the residency training of plastic surgery residents from both Johns Hopkins Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. He has an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Michaels also continues to perform both clinical and basic science research. In 2012, he was an investigator in a FDA-approved clinical trial assessing the use of a novel tissue glue to be used in patients undergoing abdominoplasty. He is the author of ten book chapters and over twenty peer-reviewed manuscripts. In 2009, Dr. Michaels was co-first author of the James Barrett Brown Award manuscript presented to the best plastic surgery-related paper published in our specialty’s premier journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

     More About Us

    Dr. Michaels has been featured on CNN and Sirius Radio’s Doctor Radio where he has discussed post-weight loss body contouring and answered questions from listeners. He is also on the forefront of new technology being offered in our specialty. Dr. Michaels was one of the first plastic surgeons in the United States to use the V-Loc™ suture, the latest in barbed suture technology.

    Dr. Michaels was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he was a double major in Psychology and the Biological Basis of Behavior. Dr. Michaels attended medical school at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. At Mount Sinai, he was selected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, given to the top students in the graduating class.

    Away from the office, Dr. Michaels is a proud husband and father of three great children.

    Dr. Michaels invites you to make a private consultation to discuss how he can help you achieve your aesthetic and/or reconstructive goals. To make an appointment, please contact us here or call (301) 468-5991 in Bethesda, or (703) 957-8610 in Fairfax. We look forward to seeing you.


    Dr. Michaels maintains staff privileges at the following hospitals:

    • Sibley Memorial Hospital
    • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
    • Suburban Hospital
    • Holy Cross Hospital
    • Virginia Hospital Center
    • INOVA Fairfax
    • INOVA Fair Oaks
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital


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  • Latest Reviews See all 10 reviews
    avatar breathemusic on April 13, 2017

    My experience with Dr. Michaels was wonderful. After having WLS and losing over 100 lbs, I needed to get the lose skin gone! I consulted him and was able to get a lower body lift, arm lift, and minor breast lift all in a single More...

    avatar NYMom222 on March 29, 2016

    Dr. Michaels is a phenomenal Plastic Surgeon. Not only did I get amazing results, but the whole process was seamless. He is kind, considerate and makes himself available to you. I never felt rushed at appointments, and he answered all my questions and helped me More...

    avatar Nancy Elbassiouny on July 15, 2012

    Dr. Michaels is by far one of the best surgeons I have ever known or had the pleasure of dealing with. He is very skilled as a surgeon but even more important he makes his patients feel very comfortable and even though the whole pre-surgery More...

  • Location

    Dr. Joseph Michaels, MD

    11404 Old Georgetown Rd #206
    Rockville, MD 20852

    Phone: 301-468-5991
    Fax: 301-468-5979

    Dr. Joseph Michaels, MD

    3620 Joseph Siewick Dr #301
    Fairfax, VA 22033

    Phone: 703-957-8610
    Fax: 703-547-0084
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