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Dr. Roger J. Friedman

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Roger J. Friedman is a top Plastic Surgeon in North Bethesda, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Roger J. Friedman is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Roger J. Friedman is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Roger J. Friedman is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In North Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Roger J. Friedman is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Roger J. Friedman
  • North Bethesda, Maryland
  • George Washington University
  • Accepting new patients

I lost a lot of weight very fast. What can I do with my skin?

First, congratulations! You have lost a whole person! In light of the amount of weight you have lost, sight unseen in all likelihood you will need to have that excess skin excised READ MORE
First, congratulations! You have lost a whole person! In light of the amount of weight you have lost, sight unseen in all likelihood you will need to have that excess skin excised in the form of a tummy tuck and brachioplasty (arms). The scars for the most part can be hidden based on the design of the procedures.

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What's involved in an eyelid lift?

The first question is, what is the position of your eyebrows? If your eyebrows are low, they contribute more skin to your upper lids. If that is the case, you need a brow lift. READ MORE
The first question is, what is the position of your eyebrows? If your eyebrows are low, they contribute more skin to your upper lids. If that is the case, you need a brow lift. If the brows are above the rim of your eye and there is still extra skin, then you need that upper lip skin removed. Either procedure is outpatient.

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Does liposcution help one lose weight or does it only tighten the skin?

Weight loss after liposuction is a bonus. The goal of liposuction is to improve contour. Vaser/ultrasonic liposuction does provide a component of skin tightening. It does not replace READ MORE
Weight loss after liposuction is a bonus. The goal of liposuction is to improve contour. Vaser/ultrasonic liposuction does provide a component of skin tightening. It does not replace skin removal if the skin excess is significant. Liposuction enables the surgeon to selectively remove fat in areas where you are having a difficult time with weight loss alone.

I am planning to get a nose job done. What are the chances of success?

Without evaluating your nose, it is difficult to say to what degree improvement is realistic. Typically, asymmetries can be corrected through a combination of removing a hump if READ MORE
Without evaluating your nose, it is difficult to say to what degree improvement is realistic. Typically, asymmetries can be corrected through a combination of removing a hump if present, braking the nose to provide alignment, and cartilage grafts to address asymmetries.

How long would I need to wear a splint after a nose job?

I leave nasal splints on for 4-5 days. They serve two purposes: protection and help to minimize swelling.

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I have a scar because of a fall from when I was a kid. Can the mark be cleared through a cosmetic surgery?

It cannot be eliminated but it may be able to be minimized by a scar revision performed under local anesthesia.

What are some of the possible side effects to a breast reduction surgery?

First, Breast Reduction patients are some of my happiest patients. I have never had a person regret having a breast reduction only regret waiting so long. Risks may include: infection, READ MORE
First, Breast Reduction patients are some of my happiest patients. I have never had a person regret having a breast reduction only regret waiting so long.
Risks may include: infection, bleeding, scars, sensory changes of the nipple, asymmetry, need for revision and depending how the procedure is performed might impact on the ability to breast feed (this is procedure dependent).

Are breast augmentations safe?

Breast augmentations are safe and as far as healing the incision is typically limited to 3cm. I would want your sugar to be under control and would anticipate no issues.

Whats the earliest age you can get a cosmetic nose job?

For girls, I wait until one year after you start your menstrual period. For boys, once they are well into puberty, usually around 15.

What is a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck can have three components: skin removal, fat removal and muscle tightening. You may need all or some of the above. This is determined at your consultation. Depending READ MORE
Tummy tuck can have three components: skin removal, fat removal and muscle tightening. You may need all or some of the above. This is determined at your consultation. Depending on the extent of your procedure will determine the discomfort. There are multiple factors that can help to minimize the discomfort: oral medications for pain and tightness, abdominal wall blocks (TAP blocks) and pain pumps which provide local anesthesia for several days.

Does a fall mark heal on its own, or do I need plastic surgery?

Not the simplest of questions. The first is the location and the second the orientation. You will have a scar, but these factors play a role. All scars are initially red and raised. READ MORE
Not the simplest of questions. The first is the location and the second the orientation. You will have a scar, but these factors play a role. All scars are initially red and raised. Massage, time, and sunscreen will help to give you the best scar. If in spite of this the scar does not heal to your satisfaction, a scar revision could be considered. This is typically performed with local anesthesia.

Are tummy tucks painful to get?

There are two factors which can contribute to discomfort associated with a tummy tuck: muscle tightening and liposuction. Abdominal wall blocks called TAP blocks help to minimize READ MORE
There are two factors which can contribute to discomfort associated with a tummy tuck: muscle tightening and liposuction. Abdominal wall blocks called TAP blocks help to minimize the discomfort as do pain pumps. Many physicians are providing oral medication prior to the procedure which also seems to help: gabapentin and tylenol.

How long is a recovery from a breast augmentation?

First question is what kind of work do you do? If raising your arms above your head or extensive lifting that would take longer. Otherwise, you should be back to work within 4 READ MORE
First question is what kind of work do you do? If raising your arms above your head or extensive lifting that would take longer. Otherwise, you should be back to work within 4 or 5 days.

How long will I be under during my nose job?

Depending on the extent of the procedure, it may be 2 hours or more.

Can I apply makeup after a plastic surgery?

In all likelihood you will have stitches. They can be covered with neutral colored tapes, which will help to hide the stitches. A day after the stitches are removed, I allow my READ MORE
In all likelihood you will have stitches. They can be covered with neutral colored tapes, which will help to hide the stitches. A day after the stitches are removed, I allow my patients to apply makeup.

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My daughter is 4 years old and has burnt her hand by dropping hot water. Is skin grafting recommended for her considering age?

This would depend on the extent of the burn. If it is first or second degree, it should heal uneventfully with dressing changes. If deeper, it may require a skin graft. This could READ MORE
This would depend on the extent of the burn. If it is first or second degree, it should heal uneventfully with dressing changes. If deeper, it may require a skin graft. This could be determined at pathetic time of a physical examination. Please call my office to schedule a consultation.
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