Dr. John W. Little III, MD

Dr. John W. Little III, MD

Facial Plastic Surgery | Male | 72 years old

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Safety Patient safety is the absolute first priority. Dr. Little performs surgery in a certified facility with a record of patient safety, excellent anesthesia and support services. Next, surgical safety-Dr. Little's years of expertise in facelift, and use of less-invasive surgical techniques. 2. Naturalness Dr. Little believes that any aspect of unnaturalness in a facelift result - apparent scars, facial distortion, altered smile, vague bizarreness, is a failure; the patient's final appearance must remain natural. 3. Effectiveness Result must be effective, lending an impression of enhanced health and vitality. The most frequent reason bringing disappointed patients to Dr. Little after prior facelift surgery is inadequate improvement of their initial aging. 4. Longevity The result must hold up over time. While aging will continue, the overall improvement should remain for many years - when further aging does reappear, the patient should continue to appear younger and fitter. .Read more

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World-recognized facelift and fat-grafting expert J. William Little, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Washington, D.C. is a Harvard-educated, board-certified plastic surgeon who...Read more

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in Alexandria, VA |
My personal experience with Dr. Little has been nothing but positive. He does a very comprehensive evaluation, with not just initial surgery needed, but in my case additional corrective surgeries that were also needed. This was very clear to me from the beginning. The possible outcome was also very clear, hoping for the best, but the lesser attractive possibilities outlined. I am very appreciative of his honesty and his skill. I had nothing but supportive help from all staff and highly recmd
in Washington, DC |
sorry it wasn't good.I looked here 4 reviews about 2 yrs ago b4 going 2 see Dr. L & thought he looked SO good plus has a great website.But after surgery was devastating.4 U: I'd beware.Dr.Little's nice and caring but he left some bad scars and some of the work fell apart soon after surgery.but at that point Ur @ the mercy of his secretary & wife-Cathi-who doesn't care at all as long as they have Ur money.I thought he'd fix the problems,but was told I'd have to pay all over again! Wrong & mean!
We appreciate all feedback even when not so flattering. We believe every patient should look as good as they feel. That being said we know that surgery can be an overwhelming experience and understand that each patient heals at their own pace. However, it is vital patients communicate with us about any concerns so Dr. Little can address them promptly. We are here to help every step and welcome patients to reach out to us at their convenience. In the meantime, we send out our best wishes!
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    Dr. Little III says...

    World-recognized facelift and fat-grafting expert J. William Little, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Washington, D.C. is a Harvard-educated, board-certified plastic surgeon who limits his practice to restoration of the aging face: facelift andneck lift, restoration of the aging eyes (blepharoplasty) and aging mouth, return of lost facial and eyelid volume through fat grafting, and aging skinrepair.  He has famously advocated an architectural (shape-based) approach to such rejuvenation over a traditional (tension-based) one.  While most plastic surgeons describe themselves as widely recognized, of course, within their personal websites–the best measures of such recognition remain the surgeon's records of scientific publications and–perhaps even more so–invited speaking engagements.  Dr. Little is as well-recognized, by the way, for his expertise in fat grafting (especially to the challenging area of the eyelids), as he is for his skills in facelifting.  He is among the most sought-after speakers on both topics world-wide and has delivered more than a thousand invited lectures and courses to plastic surgeons at home and abroad. 

    Dr. Little III's Care Philosophy

    Safety

    Patient safety is the absolute first priority.  Dr. Little performs surgery in a certified facility with a record of patient safety, excellent anesthesia and support services. Next, surgical safety-Dr. Little's years of expertise in facelift, and use of less-invasive surgical techniques.

    2. Naturalness

    Dr. Little believes that any aspect of unnaturalness in a facelift result - apparent scars, facial distortion, altered smile, vague bizarreness, is a failure; the patient's final appearance must remain natural.

    3. Effectiveness

    Result must be effective, lending an impression of enhanced health and vitality. The most frequent reason bringing disappointed patients to Dr. Little after prior facelift surgery is inadequate improvement of their initial aging.

    4. Longevity

    The result must hold up over time. While aging will continue, the overall improvement should remain for many years - when further aging does reappear, the patient should continue to appear younger and fitter.

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    Dr. Little III says...

    Expertise in restoration of the aging face;  facelift and necklift, restoration of aging eyes and mouth, return of lost facial and eyelid volume through fat grafting and aging skin repair.

    Dr. Little III says...

    Specializes in restoration of the aging face:  expertise in facelift and necklift, restoration of the aging eyes and aging mouth; return of lost facial and eyelid volume through fat grafting and aging skin repair.

    Dr. Little III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in District of Columbia not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • General Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Aging Face

    Education

    • Medical School
      Harvard Medical School

      Graduated in 1969

    • Internship Hospital
      Case West Res Affil Hosps

      Completed in 1970

    • Residency Hospital
      Case West Res Affil Hosps

      Completed in 1974

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Miami Affil Hosps

      Completed in 1977

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Facial Plastic Surgery
    • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Facelift
    • Fat Grafting to the Face
    • Neck Lift