Dr. Joseph Michaels, MD

Dr. Joseph Michaels, MD


Plastic Surgery | Male | 45 years old

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The goals of my practice are to provide the highest-quality care and to exceed the needs and expectations of my patients. I treat each patient as I would a family member. You will receive personalized attention and a treatment plan will be tailored to your unique needs. I want to ensure that you understand your surgical procedure, the surgical options available to you, and the results that you will obtain.Read more

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Patient Reviews (8)
in LaPlata |
Great experience with Dr. Michaels & his professional & pleasant staff. I had breast reduction surgery. It went great! No more chronic neck, shoulder or back pain! Look nice and clothes fit well now. Holistic aspect to treatment which works great. I highly recommend Dr. Michaels!
in Bethesda MD |
Dr Michaels is a very professional and caring physician. He listens to patients and performs excellent work. His staff is very friendly, professional and accommodating. I highly recommend him. Robin
in Arlington, VA |
Dr. Joseph Michaels and his staff are excellent to work with. From the initial consultation, through surgery, and the follow up care, Dr. Michaels provided top notch service. He really took the time to get to know me. He listened to my concerns and understood my goals in the procedure. After a significant weight loss, I decided to have the excess skin removed. Dr. Michaels really hit the ball out of the park. I couldn't be more thrilled with the results!
in Riverdale, MD |
I had multiple procedures from my breasts down to my thighs and I couldn't be happier with the results! Dr. Michaels was able to help me pick the implant size that I envisioned for myself and would feel comfortable with in my lifestyle. He also seemed to be able to grasp my idea of beautiful because we don't all aspire to be rail thin. Dr. Michaels is a true artist, look no further! Thank you Dr. Michaels and team!
in Rockville, Md |
Dr Michaels always listens to what I would like done and then tells me how he will accomplish it! He never pushes extra treatments. He suggests that maybe next visit his suggestion would b something that I would like to try. He seems genuinely interested in my well being as well as my appearance!
in Falls Church, VA |
What a great find, 2 of my friends referred me, and all 3 of us have gone with Dr. Michaels. My scar is not visible and it is well hidden. The amount of time staff spends with you is beyond exceptional. I will refer any one who asks! TOP DOC!
in Baltimore, MD |
This practice is amazing. Leah is very helpful, personable and very responsive! Dr. Michaels is down to earth, easy to talk to and is genuinely interested in meeting his patient's needs. His bedside manner is amazing, and he is brilliant at what he does. I saw him for a revision and I'm in love with his work. Thanks, Dr. Michael!
in Chantilly, VA |
My experience with Dr. Michaels has been wonderful. I've had two very different procedures with him and am so happy with the results! Not only was he kind and compassionate to me but his skill as a surgeon is excellent. His staff was very professional and kind as well. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of his services. He exceeded my expectations and I will be forever grateful for the care I received. Thank you, Dr. Michaels and staff, for making my experience a positive on
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Dr. Michaels' Care Philosophy

The goals of my practice are to provide the highest-quality care and to exceed the needs and expectations of my patients. I treat each patient as I would a family member. You will receive personalized attention and a treatment plan will be tailored to your unique needs. I want to ensure that you understand your surgical procedure, the surgical options available to you, and the results that you will obtain.

Dr. Michaels' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1999
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Board Certifications

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Third-Degree Burns


  • Medical School
    Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    New York University Medical Ctr

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Institute Of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Post Bariatric Body Contouring Fellowship, University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Liposuction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Vaser® Liposelection (Liposuction)
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Repair