Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
1838 Greene Tree Rd., Ste. 370
Baltimore, Maryland 21208 US
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"My new and improved nose looks fantastic w/ still keeping a natural aesthetic." "I received great care and amazing results from Dr Ira Papel and i highly recommend him for any facial plastic surgery procedure." "Best bedside manner, both Dr. and staff before during and after surgery, everything was laid out on the table in laymans' terms my husband and I could understand , every question answered and explained...."

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30-something Year Old Former Teacher in Need of a Face Makeover

I have met with Dr. Papel twice for consultations. He spent the time explaining and drawing on a face diagram, and even wrote down the names for each procedure that he would do on my nose. He does not seem cocky as I have heard some surgeons can be, but I found him to be more soft spoken. I sent questions into his office a couple of times after I left and always received a quick response. His office staff was great too, and we're very down to earth. None of them looked as though they had obvious work done either!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Amazing experience

Dr. Papel performed a Rhinoplasty on me and fixed my horrible deviated septum a little over a year ago. I was nervous going into this journey, but I can honestly say I could not be happier with the results! My nose has always been my biggest insecurity and Dr. Papel gave me confidence in myself I never had before! Him and his staff made the experience wonderful. They all made me feel very...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Dr. Papel is a genius!!

I had an amazing experience with Dr. Papel. I had a Rhinoplasty done with the most incredible results!! He is a genius. It looks so natural and perfect! He had the best bedside manor as well, he was patient and kind and knew exactly what I wanted. So happy I went with him!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Excellent experience!

Dr. Papel is extremely professional and talented , I totally would recommended him to my friends and family, he makes me feel so comfortable, explained all details off procedure and what to expect afterwards, I'm so happy with resolute , it's definitely changed my self esteem(I love taking pictures now:) Office have great staff, very friendly and helpful !!! Thank you so much !!!

2 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I thought he was great, until a month after surgery.

He reconstructed my nose because I was having trouble breathing. One nostril fell a month after surgery. I was told for the next 8 months that everything was fine. At that point, I was told it might just be swelling, that it can take up to 18 months for it to go away. Two years after the date of surgery, he finally admitted there was a problem. I have been to several other ENT plastic...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

THE BEST Rhinoplasty surgeon in the DC, VA, MD area!

AMAZING!!!! Dr. Ira Papel is absolutely brilliant. He is a true MASTER in the field of Rhinoplasty. I came to Dr. Papel after visiting over 30 surgeons in D.C.,VA,MD and even FL, CA and outside the US. I did A LOT, over 2years, of research before deciding on the right partner for this journey of changing my nose. Dr. Papel was the first doctor who sat with me from the beginning, explained in...

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

I always have an amazing experince

Dr Papel is the BEST. I have been getting Restylane for under my eyes since 2012. I will never switch doctors. A++ for sure!! Great bedside manner, proffessional and very skilled doctor. If you need any facial plastic surgery in the bmore area Dr Papel is a must.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

African American Rhinoplasty

Dr Papel was absolutely amazing. I'm an African American woman and it was very important to me to find a surgeon who could deliver natural looking results. Dr. Papels approach was very direct and informative. He knows the nose inside and out and I'm so glad I had him perform my procedure. I needed to be assured that my nose job would heal in time for a huge event two months later and he did...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

35 Years Old - Baltimore, MD

Dr papel was extremely attentive and professional when addressing my surgery goals and concerns. He described in detail exactly what was wrong with my nose, both medically and cosmetically, then proceeded to take a lot of his time to walk me step by step through his treatment plan. He made certain to explain it slowly, stopping to make sure i fully understood the plan of action prior to my septo/rhinoplasty. He was courteous and professional at every step, which was a welcomed and pleasant change from my prior surgeon. In addition, the girls in his office were extremely sweet and pleasant through our interactions, and i never had to wait longer than a few short minutes to see the doctor. I would highly recommend Dr Papel to anyone who is considering a similar procedure

5 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

I Cannot Thank Dr. Papel for Making a Domestic Violent Victim Feel and Look Beautiful - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Papel's honesty and straightforward approach was refreshing. He told me what to expect, how to prepare for surgery, and how to take care of myself after the procedure. We also discussed ‘our’ goals.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Papel is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University. He is actively involved in surgical training of medical students, residents, and fellows. He serves as co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is in private practice.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Consultation Fee

$75. Consultation fee is put towards any procedure performed

Awards & Recognition

"America's Top Doctors," 10 years
Voted a "Baltimore's best Doctor", Baltimore Magazine
Selected as one of America's best Doctors, U.S. News and World Report Magazine
Professional Recognition:
Past President, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Past president, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Papel has hospital affiliations at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, The Johns Hopkins University
    Medical: MD, Boston University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

Treatments offered at Facial Plastic Surgicenter, Ltd.

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