About Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD
Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD practices in Chevy Chase at DCcosmetics.com as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Khalifeh was invited to join RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 7 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Khalifeh has hospital affiliations at Johns Hopkins, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Hospital, Shady Grove Hospital.
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Posted by Houston6908
After consulting with Washington D.C.'s top doctors; Dr. K was my #1 Choice. My first appointment with him he was very pleasant, honest, and very straight forward. He gave me so much time to discuss what I was trying to accomplish for a natural look. I highly recommend Dr. K, he is outstanding, and he definetely exceeded my expectations!!
Posted by jmcc
Explained exactly what will be done and his expected results, answered questions.We spoke and laugh through the whole process.Only problem was his office mgt, promised to send e-mail info three times never did, other staff was wonderful, his assistant(one in the opps with us) was the very best.
Posted by gumz123
Competitive pricing. Strong credentials. Takes his time in explaining and performing the procedure. Great staff.
Posted by 3691anon
My Doc has the best bed-side manner. He doesn't rush you and really makes you feel comfortable. I never felt pressured into the procedure. Nor did he try to sell me on getting other area's done. I have not had the procedure done yet, but I am confident that everything will go smoothly. His office staff are also very friendly. They are very personable and are able to answer most questions. If not, they are very quick in getting replies back from the doctor.
Posted by dylanp
Posted by spartan01
I went to Dr. K, and he took fantastic care of me. He explained the procedures and answered all of my questions. He is very friendly, and a true master of his craft. He was able to schedule me for surgery that week. His bedside manner before, during, and after the surgeries was amazing.
Posted by DCLady
Dr K makes every effort to ensure that you're both on the same page when it comes to results and expectations.
Posted by RarelyAGoodGirl
So far he has been great, I have to go back for another consultation since my body has changed so much and to make sure that the price is still the same.
Posted by Stephanie4081
I have been in the office once & spoken to the staff over the phone several times. One appointment for a consult with the Dr, NOT their nurse! Love that!
Posted by Girl in DC
Dr. Khalifeh is a cool, laid-back guy that knows his stuff. Gives you his honest opinion and doesn't try to sell you on other stuff. Staff was excellent, especially Adrienne and the rest of the ladies in the office. A+!
Posted by BCDs
I hate snobby people. I've been to several plastic surgeons over the years and almost all of them have Barbie doll staffs with their perfect noses high in the air. I don't know what that's all about, maybe they think that's what patients expect, but I certainly don't appreciate that. I'm not rich, I'm very comfortably upper middle class, but I'm also very humble and if you saw me you'd never guess my "worth" in dollars. It wasn't just Dr. Khalifeh's genuine friendly attitude that made me choose him, it was also his staff. They are real people, never one time made me feel looked down on, and seemed to really enjoy their job. So I did something sneaky...I came right out and asked a few of them what he was like as a boss. I promised that if he treated them badly or paid them badly or was a bad boss I would NEVER even hint to him that I knew it. But I won't ever go to a professional who treats his or her staff poorly (ask an orthodontist I once very vocally fired for chewing out an assistant within my hearing). Every one of his staff members I managed to corner told me the same thing: he's a perfectionist with his patients and he has high standards with his staff for the patients' sakes, but he is a very good man to work for. That means so much to me and was actually a huge part of why I chose Dr. Khalifeh over the others.
Posted by Feelthenirvana
Dr K. Is Certified by The Board of Plastic Surgeons. He is a very nice person and very respectful. I couldn't choose better!
Posted by KAIDC
He was great. I'll add more later
Posted by Feelthenirvana
Please read my other review about laser smart-lipo. This doctor answer every single question and loves his work. one time he said to the fat from the lipo that it was beautiful. I will call him an artist.
Posted by Upper Marlboro5539
I gave 4 stars on waiting because dr. Khalifeh sometimes runs behind. But please know to expect that ony because he does not rush his patients and it feels good to have all of your concerns answered. So it doesn't bother me if he's running behind because I have been "the one" in his office with a zillion million questions.
Posted by Feelthenirvana
I went to 4 different doctors for consultation. But it was my first plastic cirgury and didn't feel comfortable with none of them. But in Dr. Khalifeh office I could see the proffesionalism on their staff. He answered all my questions, he did not tried to over sell. During cirgury I didnt stop talking cuz I was nervous so him and Georgette were so nice that I knew I chose the best. I am ready to go for Tummy Tuck in few months and I will definitely do it with Dr. Khalifeh
Posted by Doc13
Friendly, takes the time you need to get all your questions answered. Down to earth and caring, good staff (not stuck up like other places), good at returning calls. Explains everything, doesnt pressure you or try to sell other procedures.
Posted by 49
Excellent results. Great Doctor and staff. I choose Dr. Khalifeh by researching on the internet starting with the Washingtonian list of Top Doctors and proceeded from there with additional searches. I closely compared the before and after photos of many plastic surgeons and read as many reviews as possible, then I picked out two top doctors, made appointments, and met them in person. I spent a lot of time looking over before and after photos. I really like Dr. Khalifeh and his staff. They are very easy to talk to, friendly and professional. I visited the office twice before I decided and while there had a chance to talk to patients in the waiting room who had had their surgery done and were back for checkups. They all had nothing but praised and they too commented that they made the decision after thoroughly researching Dr. Khalifeh's credentials and background. Dr. Khalifeh studied at Johns Hopkins Hospital. I have seen other Johns Hopkins doctors and have found them to be superb.
Posted by Better than ever
Dr. Khalefiah located in Chevy Chase MD is the BEST!!!!!! He is a true master of the art of smart lipo.Updated on 20 Jun 2012:My experience with this doc, and his office staff was a very good one. Everyone was extremely friendly and and helpful. At no time was I pressured to move forward with the surgery infact, I was encouraged to take my time before deciding because having any surgery is a big step. Dr.Khalifeh is soooo down to earth and funny, he was up front about what to expect and is an amazing scultor. I asked to have the shape of a coke bottle and thats exactly what he gave me, along with the self confidence that I had lost. I look great!!!!!! and although it may have costed me a pretty penny and a little pain it was worth every dollar and I can't thank him enough for my beautiful results.
Posted by TrulyInLove
Posted by Mdmom07
Professional and very knowledgeable.
Posted by S700
Body artist of the DC area! Just being board certified isn't enough...I've been to others and that doesn't mean anything when it comes to skill and experience. Dr. Khalifeh is smart, personable, compassionate, heavily skilled and has an eye for beauty! You will not go wrong with him :)
Posted by Summerlove012
Very professional and caring. The scarring is so minimal after healing. The entire team in his office is awesome and price is fair. I will recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Year2020
The tummy-tuck experience I had at Dr. Kalifeh's office was awesome. There was excellent nursing care and doctor follow-up and feedback were terrific. I highly recommend Dr. Kalifeh!
Posted by ThrilledInVA
Posted by older guy in DC
Solid doctor, knows his stuff, delivered what he said he would. If you are getting liposuction done use him! Dr. Khalifeh is awesome and I highly recommend him. I think a lot of the horror stories I read here were done by "doctors" who didn't do a lot of liposuction. I wanted someone who does a TON of it and Dr. K fit the bill. He is knowledgeable and so far, pretty much everything he said has happened as he said it would.
Posted by nik1219
Posted by Gemini4real
I chose this Doctor based on reviews on this site. Also I went to another doctor for a consultation and he was not a confident on the type of resuls that I wouldl have Dr. Khalifeh told me that I would go from having a box shape to a curvy shape. I know that he specilizes in this type of surgery and does them in his office. This other doctor did not do them in his office but had to rent time/space at a location hospital.
Posted by RACHEL H.
I have had 2 procedures by Dr Khalifeh and I am extremely pleased with the outcome of all of them. The Doctor makes you very comfortable and explains everything to your understanding.
Posted by misssyl
The best on the East Coast :) Professionally, I pick investments for a living, so if I can pick good investments, I should be able to pick a good plastic surgeon for myself, huh? I have been researching on this website since early summer. On the east coast, there are good plastic surgeons on NYC, DC, Atlanta, and of course, Miami-- hot latino culture :) I have talked to several surgeons on Park Ave in NYC and think they are too overpriced for what they have achieved. You are mainly paying for a zip-code if you opt for those docs on the Upper East Side. I also considered Dr. Boutte in Atlanta. Her before and after pics look aggressively different, and her price is very reasonable. But she is very sales-driven and not a certified plastic surgeon. To conclude, Dr. Khalifeh is the best on the East Coast after my 6 months of research and I am happy with his pedigree, professionalism, price, and most importantly, the results he give to his patients. I also find his website incredibly transparent and informative, which gives me additional comfort. I believe plastic surgery is not the place to go for price cutting, so do yourself a favor and choose somebody you can trust. Dr. Khalifeh has accomplished it all. Wharton undergrads, and worked at Morgan Stanley before going to Johns Hopkins for med school. He demands the very best in everything he does, and I can totally see the highest degree of professionalism and skills in his practice. Do you know what else I couldn't believe?? They offered their corporate housing for me to stay for free because I am an out of town patient. I was able to stay in a beautiful, tastefully decorated apartment, one block from the office during my recovery time, and that is totally free of charge. (I had my procedure on Thursday and saw the doctor again on Saturday before I leave. The doctor said, you can stay longer if you want, the next patient wont come until next Wed, so it's all yours.) Gosh, no wonder they voted him as the most compassionate plastic surgeon. :) On the actual day of the procedure, I drove to DC by myself (which is a mistake, you should have somebody to take care of you. I somehow pulled it off, but I deeply regret it.) Procedure is scheduled at 3:00pm, minimal wait-time, very smooth process, professional, clean, and everybody is so sweet. I finally met Adrienne, who has been communicating with me on the phone before I came in. I like the fact that Dr. Khalifeh is very removed from marketing, and Adrienne is pretty much in charge of administratives & communicating with patients in the office.
Posted by willow12
The Doctor is very personable and professional, love the staff too! Very detail oriented, takes the time to do things right, and does fantastic work! He's young and motivated! I plan to get more work done by him as well.
Posted by cmhappyhappy
If you are looking for a transformation, Dr Khalifeh is the expert magician you need. He is a perfectionist which is why I had my touchup. He is so caring and sweet! I absolutely positevely adore him. I was so selfconcious of my body. I met with Dr. K and he treated me like I was the most important person in the world. I was so nervous and he made it go away. He asked what I wanted and advised without pushing more procedures. Dr K actually told me I did not need some of the stuff I was asking for. Dr K has my unconditional TRUST. I will be forever grateful for everything he has done for me.
Posted by Eva28
The staff was very disorganized and rescheduled me 3 times after I had all the arrangements made with work etc. On a positive Dr. Khalifeh was kind and professional.
Posted by Kimberlyn78
I found out about Dr. Khalifeh at Realself.com
Posted by Lolo8687
Posted by AA.
Lesson learned: 1. Pick a doctor that listens. I went in for one area of concern and walked out with multiple areas of problems now. 2. Don't believe the reviews you see online. For all you know they are misleading paid for marketing scams. 3. A good doctor will stand by his job and will do whatever possible to correct life altering damages instead of leaving a patient unhappy with his work. Lastly ask to see real testimonials. A real good doctor will have a book of good testimonials from former patients who gave good references. Sometimes those patients are willing to speak to new clients and assuring them of the doctor's quality of work. Neither which was available to me! Folks - please do your homework before going under the knife. Your post-op body could be worse than you pre-op. There is nothing I wouldn't do to go back to my pre-op body.
Posted by BigBill
I met with several doctors before settling on Dr. Khalifeh. I was very taken with his honesty and lack of "salesy" approach. He inspired confidence in me that what he recommended was the best for me. I was initially wanting to do liposuction only, but he suggested I consider fat injections into my butt. I am so happy he made the suggestion or I would not look the way I look. Dr. Khalifeh is a real pro...and he lets his work do the talking.
Posted by fresitasol
Dr. Khalifeh is very caring and personable. I specially appreciate the time he takes with me each visit to listen and answer all of my questions. He is a true believer in his craft; a very talented, gifted individual who knows what he is doing. It is truly hard to find someone you can trust for this type or any type of surgery. It goes along with saying that each member of his staff is very courteous and helpful. Georgette and Adrianne are simply awesome. Absolutely surpassed my expectations and continue to provide with excellence in care and attention.
Treatments offered at DCcosmetics.com
Education / Training
General Surgery, Johns Hopkins
Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins