Dr. Eric Desman

Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Desman is a double board certified plastic surgeon. He received his certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1999 and was recertified in 2009 and 2019. In order to achieve board certification, Dr. Desman was required to undergo extensive training in the field of plastic surgery and take rigorous examinations evaluating his mastery of the specialty. By working with a board certified plastic surgeon, you can be confident that your procedure is being performed by a surgeon with the highest levels of training and experience.

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We are the leading plastic surgery center.

The Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery has been helping men and women in the Alexandria, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. areas achieve exceptional aesthetic results on their desired plastic surgery procedure since 1999. When you work with Alexandria plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman, you will receive highly personalized attention to ensure that all of your needs are fully addressed.

Dr. Desman understands that in order to provide you with the best possible results on your desired procedure, he must have extensive experience performing the most advanced techniques. Therefore, Dr. Desman has committed to a rigorous continuing education schedule totaling more than 50 hours a year of training to ensure he stays current on the latest advances in the field.

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Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia

Since 2000, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman has been providing highly personalized surgical care to residents in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, areas. Esteemed by patients and colleagues, Dr. Desman is truly passionate about the art of plastic surgery, and he greatly enjoys getting to know his patients by building an ongoing relationship with them. Whether you’re seeking surgical or non-surgical cosmetic enhancements, he will work with you to develop an aesthetic plan that is tailored to your goals and tastes. Dr. Desman is driven by helping people become more comfortable with their appearance, and he derives tremendous satisfaction by helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. His DC plastic surgery practice has helped thousands of people look and feel their best through cosmetic procedures. With his unique sense of aesthetic beauty and dedication to patient satisfaction, Dr. Desman has become a valuable member of the plastic surgery community in the DC area.

When envisioning plastic surgery, most people think about the famous and wealthy undergoing procedures to add youth and beauty to their appearance. However, plastic surgery is a vast field. In recent years, it has become increasingly accessible for those seeking both cosmetic enhancements and serious surgical reconstruction.

In general, plastic surgery in Northern Virginia and Alexandria aims to help you obtain your desired appearance. However, there are some risks and limitations that must be understood before deciding if one or more procedures would suit your needs. Thankfully, our experienced team at Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery will help you establish your goals, choose the right procedure for your needs, and minimize complications when you come in for a session.

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Dr. Desman and his team are amazing! They are kind, patient, and really care. From the moment I had my consult I felt that I was in capable and caring hands. I had two surgeries...
- Jody Walker
I am so very pleased with my new look. You can never know the extent of all the changes that the breast reduction surgery has brought about in my life, but I have never been...
- S.R.
I wouldn’t have any other plastic surgeon after having been a patient of Dr. Desman’s.
- J.S.
I would recommend him because he is capable & competent & does good work.
- K.S.
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What to Expect from a Plastic Surgery Procedure

Depending on the type of plastic surgery a patient chooses, the associated technique varies greatly. However, there are some general things to consider before going in for an operation. For instance, before treatment, it is important for a new patient to discuss their health history, the details of the surgery, and the estimate for how much it will cost.

Then, during a plastic surgery session, our anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation, if necessary. Anesthesia or sedation helps keep patients comfortable and pain-free during the procedure.

Finally, after the surgery is complete, our team will provide instructions for post-operative care and information about any relevant antibiotics. Most patients require a follow-up visit in the following weeks, and recovery time varies depending on the person and the procedure. In general, most operations require around six to 12 weeks of recovery.

If a prospective patient has concerns about how plastic surgery procedures are performed, our diligent team in Alexandria and Northern Virginia will answer questions and help someone know what to expect from their scheduled operation.

Examples of Plastic Surgery Procedures

While some forms of plastic surgery are considered medically necessary, such as operations following trauma or cancer, most other procedures are elective and aesthetic. Common examples of cosmetic surgeries include but are not limited to:

  • Breast surgery – our set of surgical procedures can change the size or shape of the breasts using implants, lifting, or other techniques.
  • Body contouring – our practice uses tummy tucks, fat transfers, liposuction, thigh lifts, and more to enhance the appearance and shape of many different regions.
  • Facial surgery – our team implements eyelifts, facelifts, fat transfers, lip enhancements, or a few other procedures to rejuvenate and refresh the face.
  • Non-surgical – we offer a suite of minimally invasive treatments that correct a wide range of cosmetic issues, including Botox, Dermal Fillers, ThermiSmooth, Kybella, and more.

These are not the only plastic surgery procedures that our practice offers, and our knowledgeable team members in Northern Virginia and Alexandria will elaborate during an initial consultation.

Breast Augmentation

Many women find that they are no longer happy with the size or shape of their breasts, which is why breast surgery continues to be such a popular plastic surgery procedure. Whether you’re seeking breast surgery for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes, Dr. Desman would be happy to customize a treatment plan for you.

Breast Augmentation in Northern Virginia
Tummy Tuck

If you’re battling genetics or simply aging, Dr. Desman understands that cosmetic concerns on the body can be a significant source of distress for patients. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can give you a beautifully sculpted appearance.

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Traditionally, most plastic surgery procedures have been sought by women, but more and more men are discovering the benefits of cosmetic enhancements. Male-specific plastic surgery makes up an important component of Dr. Desman’s practice, including procedures that treat gynecomastia, in addition to facial rejuvenation and male body contouring.

Gynecomastia Surgery in Northern Virginia
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Contact Our Office about Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia

Plastic surgery in Northern Virginia and Alexandria offers many impactful procedures for rejuvenating the face, tightening the body, making skin look younger, and increasing your self-confidence.

Before beginning your procedure, our team will meet with you to discuss expectations for before, during, and after surgery. In addition, you may need to prepare for a certain recovery window, depending on the operation you choose. To learn more about all of this and schedule your treatment, reach out to our clinic today.


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