C. Coleman Brown, MD, FACS

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars from 8 reviews
Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 130
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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4.5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5.0 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5.0 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5.0 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5.0 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5.0 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

I Feel Like I Got my Life Back - Chevy Chase, MD

Show More Dr. Brown is amazing. He listened to all of my concerns, helped me decide on a shape of implant, and was incredibly responsive when I had questions after surgery. He did an amazing job. I had a huge amount of loose skin and very little breast tissue after weight loss/nursing. My breasts look fantastic. I healed quickly, my scars are minimal, and they look amazing. I couldn't be happier and can't recommend him highly enough. It was the best decision of my life!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction Revision

Review - Dr Brown - Chevy Chase, MD

Show More 2 years ago I had bilateral mastectomy and after visiting 3 different plastic surgeons, I chose to go with Dr Brown and I am very glad I did! My sister was accompanying me on my appointments and after our visit with Dr. Brown we both agreed that he had such kind and gentle disposition that differed him form the rest. From the time of my first surgery he was there even before my breast surgeon had come to hospital. He stayed as long as it took to make sure the job was done perfectly. I was told by all plastic surgeons that the nipples cannot be saved. Now I know it is because they do not want to put the extra time and effort to make sure the blood circulation is sufficient on the area for this procedure. He not only saved both nipples, he kept a close watch to make sure all was healed and back to normal – My breast surgeon told me that she has not seen any plastic surgeon to do such a thorough job on the day of mastectomy- When it was time he put the implants which all went smoothly – Dr Brown is not only a perfectionist on his work, but he is one of the nicest and gentlest doctors, or better say human beings, I have ever met.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck - Chevy Chase, MD

Show More The day of the procedure he made sure that I was ok with his plan as well as reassuring my husband about the procedure. Gave me the opportunity to ask further questions before surgery. Again I cannot stop praising him. He is fantastic and very patient.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Cancer Survivor - Chevy Chase, MD

Show More Dr Brown explained things well and answered my questions and also understood my concerns.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction - Chevy Chase, MD

Show More Smiling, upbeat, tells me what's going to happen. Very caring person, personable, tells me the options.

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Flat Tummy at Last! - Chevy Chase, MD

Show More Pleasant, upbeat, optimistic answered all my questions, gave me other patients to talk to prior to the procedure. Went to him for major surgery after this.

1 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Tummy Tuck with Flank and Chest Liposuction

Show More I am mortified by the treatment I received from Dr. Brown. Not only am I upset with my final result, I am upset with the way he and his office treated me. I will start with my results. I've had two procedures with Dr. Brown, first was a tummy tuck with liposuction as well as fat injections under the eyes and the second was required for revisions to the first procedure. The tummy tuck was fine but the liposuction was awful. He did not even come close to removing enough fat to make my sides/chest the flatness I envisioned. Further, my flanks were uneven with one side having noticeably more fat than the other. The fat injections did not take the first round. For my second procedure I had additional liposuction of the chest and flanks. Dr. Brown assured me he would be as aggressive as possible. Again my flanks were not completely flat (see attached pictures). He told me he removed "virtually all of the fat" in them. Look at the attached pictures and you can clearly tell all the fat was not removed. It seems to me he is lying to cover himself or he is unable to tell when there is fat present. This brings me to my personal assessment of Dr. Brown. He is way too conservative with how much he removes for my liking. Multiple times he told me that if he didn't take out enough the first time he could always go back and take more. Why should someone require multiple surgeries just because he can't figure out how much is appropriate to take out the first time? Isn't that his job? Responses to my follow-up questions were not satisfactory either. Some responses took about a week to receive. Many were evasive. His staff isn't much better. One of his nurses that they like to put on the phone I find rude and condescending, seldom is a time I enjoyed (or found helpful) my interaction with her. The current patient coordinator took days to get back to me about simple things like trying to make a payment. When I finally demanded answers to my questions, after being ignored for almost a week, he wrote me that "to continue with your care, this behavior must improve", referring to my blunt demands for an answer. I don't find insinuating that care will be cut off ethical. This is the kind of response you when you want to know, after a week, why you look like a circus freak with two different sized flanks. In the pictures attached you can see more fat in one side. This is the kind of care that I have received and find it appalling.

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Muffintop No More? - Chevy Chase, MD

Show More Very friendly- made me feel at ease when I indicated I was a bit nervous.I will add photos when I can take off the garment and the swelling goes down...I'm almost 2 weeks out and I barely notice a difference. I'll get some photos up and then we'll see what you think!

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