Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD
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Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Cosmetic Surgery Education Program at Johns Hopkins University Department of Plastic SurgeryMcLean, VA
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Professional & Academic Titles
- Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Cosmetic Surgery Education Program at Johns Hopkins University Department of Plastic Surgery
- Director of DC Cosmetics Marwan Khalifeh MD
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Years of Experience
- 15 years of experience
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
Experience and Expertise
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Questions and Answers
At DC Cosmetics, your liposuction is performed by an acclaimed, board-certified plastic surgeon, under the most stringent patient safety protocols. Dr. Khalifeh is the recipient of many scientific honors and distinctions and serves as a plastic surgeon for the U.S. Navy Reserves. Dr. Khalifeh is dedicated to helping his patients live happier, more confident lives, and offers custom liposuction at affordable rates to make it within reach for people from all walks of life. Dr. Khalifeh is a warm, understanding surgeon with a hand-selected team of professional support staff. You can expect honesty and open communication, with no sales pressure.
Smartlipo is one of the world’s most advanced laser liposuction systems available in the USA and takes liposuction to the next level. The laser energy is emitted through a thin laser fiber within the treatment and extraction device. The benefits of this approach are that the fat can be extracted with far less trauma, as the laser energy melts it away from the surrounding tissue. The recovery time is faster, and Smartlipo has the added benefit of tightening the tissue around the treated area, for a smoother, firmer look overall, avoiding the uneven look that could occur with traditional liposuction.
A significant quantity of fat can be removed with liposuction. When deciding on the amount of fat to be removed, a full health evaluation is required. The general guidelines for fat removal involve a maximum limit of 11 pounds of fat to be removed, although BMI (body mass index) is being evaluated as being a more accurate way to make this decision, based on a recent study. Removing 11 pounds of fat from a patient weighing 130 and a patient weighing 190 pounds is far different, and the decision should be made by a qualified and experienced medical professional.
The incisions through which the fat extraction device is placed are tiny only about 3 to 6 mm in length. These incisions heal on their own and don’t require stitches. The incisions sites heal quickly, and the scarring is barely visible, if at all. You should not have any concerns about scarring.
After your liposuction in Washington DC, the areas treated will be protected with a compression garment. This garment holds your skin tightly against the reshaped area of your body, so it heals smoothly and protects against excessive swelling. You may have bruising and swelling, which diminishes over a few days. Any discomfort is managed with pain medication. The incisions through which the fat is extracted are tiny leave almost invisible scars. You will need to take a day or two off work or other activities to rest and recover.
For moderate to severe cases of gynecomastia, Dr. Khalifeh favors a combination of liposuction combined with direct excision of the glandular tissue via a crescent-shaped incision for direct access to raise the skin uniformly, separating it from the glandular tissue to visualize the pectoralis muscle, and remove the glandular tissue. We offer both procedures under anesthesia and performed while you are awake under local anesthesia (numbing medication). Dr. Khalifeh does the majority of the cases under local anesthesia with mild oral sedation. The procedure takes typically around three to four hours to perform.
Dr. Khalifeh is one of the leading national providers of body contouring with Smartlipo, or laser-assisted liposuction. For men with an excess of fat, Smartlipo may be performed to produce a structured, masculine look to the upper chest. Other men may require both Smartlipo along with surgical excision of glandular tissue.
The cost of the procedure ranges from $4,000 to $5,500 depending on the extent of breast development.
We recommend waiting until you are at least 18 years old, and the hormonal changes of puberty have ended, though in some cases it may make sense to undergo this procedure at a younger age.
I provide the best care to my patients, employing the latest surgical techniques with advanced laser technology to reduce visible surgical scars.
Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD
Practice and Location
Marwan R. Khalifeh MD
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Hospital, May 2004
- Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2000)
- Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1995)
- Inova Fairfax Hospital
- Sibley Memorial Hospital
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- John Hopkins University Alumni
- United States Navy Reserve
- UPenn Alumni
- DC (2012 - 2022)
- MD (2012 - 2022)
- VA (2012 - 2022)
- Alpha Omega Alpha Distinction at Vanderbilt University
- Patient Safety Excellence Award
- Patients Choice Award Most Compassionate Doctor
- Top In-Service Award at Johns Hopkins
- Top Spear Award