Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
1304 Bellona Avenue
Lutherville, Maryland 21093 US
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"I had a completely positive experience and the pain was extremely minimal thanks to all her expertise." "I have recommended her to several people and when I discussed this with my primary doctor she shared with me that her sge holds a very high opinion of Dr. Shermak and that her work is very good...." "with confidence and great results."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Just Got my Implants out and I'm Ecstatic

Dr. Shermak was friendly, pleasant and confident. She put me at ease by telling me that she'd performed the procedure I wanted many times and had done it just the week prior. She chatted with me during the procedure (it was under local) and was efficient without being cold. The rest of the staff was very nice as well, and someone even got me a cup of water with a straw when I got a tickle in my throat during the procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

THRILLED with my results!

From the moment I met Dr. Shermak I immediately felt confident and at ease. I initially came to see her for Botox but after a brief discussion she suggested that in addition to Botox, she inject my tear trough's with filler to diminish the appearance of the hollowness. Although this was something that had bothered me for years, never had i imagined she would be able to correct it in such a...

5 out of 5 stars Arm Lift

Why did I wait so long?!!

For years, I thought about it, dieted and worked out, hoping my flabby arms would finally have some shape. Then I found Dr. Shermak and had an arm lift. What a life-changing experience!! From the beginning, Dr. Shermak and her staff were encouraging, answered questions and offered support. I really appreciate Dr. Shermak's holistic approach to facilitating healing and her skill in helping me...

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

5 Stars for Doctor Shermak !!!!!!

Doctor Michele Shermak is a surgical artist and your face is her canvass!!! She thoroughly discusses your desires and reviews options to take! I received facial injections, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results! Doctor Shermak gives careful post care instructions and creams! She is talented, knowledgeable, kind and sincere - everything you would want for a doctor!! She is the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Excellent results and care!

Three most important things to me are qualifications , bedside manner and results...Dr Shermack excels in every one of these areas!! results were amazing!...I had 19 year old breast implants removed and replaced and my breasts look 100% better than they have ever looked!...Dr Shermack is an expert in her field and I would recommend her to everyone!

5 out of 5 stars Voluma

Years Younger with Voluma and Botox - Thank You Dr. Shermak - Lutherville Timonium, MD

For the past few years I contemplated having injectables to help counteract the signs of aging . I finally made the leap in November and visited Dr. Michele Shermak. Dr. Shermak is courteous, professional and caring and she is deftly skilled at her work. The procedure took only a few minutes and in less than a few days, I looked years younger. Thank you Dr. Shermak

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Awesome results

I had a tummytuck, lipo to the hips, and fat transfer to the face and to a formerly irradiated breast, which also received an implant. Dr. Shermak has a very upbeat personality, is very professional and extremely competent. I am very happy with the results. People tell me I look amazing...and it's been only three weeks since the surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck - My skin had stretched from pregnancies and weight gain and loss - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Shermak delivered on her word.....visited a couple of other surgeons over the last couple of years before finding Dr. Shermak. Immediately liked her and knew she was my choice _she is warm, pleasant and knowledgeable and is supported by a wonderful staff. She took her time through multiple consultations and answered all of my questions. I have recommended her to several people and when I discussed this with my primary doctor she shared with me that her sge holds a very high opinion of Dr. Shermak and that her work is very good. My suggestion to others getting this procedure, rent a lift chair!

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Dr. Shermak is Fantastic! -Towson, MD

Personal connection. Dr. Shermak is absolutely wonderful! She is kind, personable and extremely professional. She performed a half body lift on me after weight loss surgery (with a weight loss of 117 pounds-lots of hanging skin!) with confidence and great results. Dr. Shermak is very knowledgable in this area and was actually excited about what she could do with my body. From the first appointment, during surgery and through post op follow ups, she was genuine and caring about answering questions and concerns and wanted to be sure that I was doing well. I had a completely positive experience and the pain was extremely minimal thanks to all her expertise. I would recommend Dr. Shermak without hesitation. Thank you Dr. Shermak!

5 out of 5 stars Chin Liposuction

I Am SO Glad I Chose Dr. Shermak - Baltimore, MD

I chose Dr. Shermak because I know other people whom she has worked on, and they were all thrilled with their results. I gave her this rating because she was caring and answered all of my questions so that I felt totally comfortable. She followed up after the procedure to make sure that I was ok, and she was completely patient with me when I asked questions. I felt like she was always there. Dr. Shermak is an artist. She is an exceptional plastic surgeon, and her results are phenomenal. I am normal weight, but had a double chin that I couldn't get rid of no matter how much weight I lost. Dr. Shermak performed chin liposuction on me before my wedding. I looked better, but it was so NOT obvious that people could not put their finger on what was different...they just thought I looked great. No one even knew I'd had work done! And, I always look back at my wedding photos with a smile, knowing my little secret:) Others have said that Dr. Shermak is warm, straight forward, down-to-earth, and brilliant, and I agree wholeheartedly. And, her aftercare is top notch. She always checks in with you to make sure you are doing okay. She is proud of her work and she wants you to be happy with your results. If you are having something done, large or small, she should be your first call!!!!

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Personal Statement

Dr. Shermak provides her patients the full spectrum of treatments, from minimally invasive to surgical, to help her patients achieve the best version of themselves. What distinguishes her includes her Hopkins training, continued teaching, and her personal, respectful approach.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$25. Cosmetic consultation is personal and comprehensive,

Awards & Recognition

Baltimore Magazine "Top Doc" in Plastic Surgery
Top 100 Women, Baltimore Business Journal, 2013
America’s Top Surgeons, 2011
Member of the Board, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Phi Beta Kappa, Franklin and Marshall College, 1987 - 1988
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Shermak has hospital affiliations at GBMC, Northwest Hospital, Sinai Hospital, University of Maryland-St. Joseph Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Franklin and Marshall College
    Medical: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General and Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship: Breast and Body Contouring Surgery, Nashville, Tennessee

Treatments offered at Michele A. Shermak, M.D., FACS

Blog Posts and Articles

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A “Mommy Makeover” is plastic surgery performed to bring back the body a woman had prior to childbirth, often better than before. With pregnancy, women experience changes in the breasts and abdomen. Breasts may lose volume and “perk.” They may sag more, and develop mismatch in size and shape, particularly after breastfeeding. The abdomen can lose its pre-pregnancy “spring” and tautness. The belly button might have a hernia. The abdominal muscular support may be lax, particularly...

Minimally invasive treatments may provide all you need!

I see many men and women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s who desire facial freshening without committing to surgery. Some might not frankly need a surgical procedure, particularly the 20/30-somethings. Some actually might benefit from a surgical procedure, but they don’t want it. For this large, heterogeneous group, minimally invasive treatments are a GREAT way to go! No scars and little to no downtime – who can beat that? The best products we have available now are the...

Mommy Makeover 2013

A “Mommy Makeover” is plastic surgery performed to bring a woman’s body back to where it was prior to childbirth, or maybe to an even better place than it ever was. With pregnancy and childbirth, women experience changes throughout the body, most specifically in the breasts and the abdomen. Breasts may lose volume and “perk.” They may sag more, and develop mismatch in size and shape, particularly after breastfeeding. The abdomen can lose the pre-pregnancy “spring” and tautness...

The “Angelina Jolie” Procedure

“My Medical Choice” was written by Angelina Jolie and published by the New York Times on May 14, 2013. Thank goodness for Angelina’s interest in public health and education! In her essay, she publicly announced that she underwent preventive double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction because she is Breast Cancer Gene (BRCA1) positive. Her gene positivity places her at a high risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, on the order of 65% and 50%. Her decision to undergo...

Cosmetic Surgery Can Boost Success in the Workplace

With uncertain economic times and limited employment options, many struggle in the workplace to protect and optimize their job security. One approach is to present the best possible face one can, projecting an image of energy, enthusiasm, fitness and health. Physical characteristics subconsciously translate into perception of abilities. Some say perception is reality, and while this is debatable, perception can certainly impact reality. "It hurts to be beautiful" has been a cliche for...

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I Have a Huge Dent in One Breast After Getting Implants and Now the Other Shows Some Form of a Dent... What is Wrong? (photo)

You have a "double bubble" phenomenon where the implant is being compressed by your pectoralis muscle. This requires surgical revision to make the... READ MORE

Anesthesia for mastectomy with implant?

Hello!This really is beyond what your decision making should be. I would leave it up to the anesthesia team to decide the best course for you.... READ MORE

Measuring fat- visceral and non-visceral- via medical tests?

Hello!The best "test" is clinical examination. This will reveal the thickness of the fat under your skin vs. pushing out of your abdominal muscles... READ MORE

Will 255cc implants be big enough to balance my body proportions and restore fullness after 2 babies? (Photo)

You should be officially sized to determine how 255 cc implants will look. One factor you are not considering here is your chest width dimension and... READ MORE

What Can Be Done to Reduce Swelling and Lumps After Lower Facelift and Platysmaplasty?

About 2 months out from surgery. Ice and heat would not be effective. Bromelain and Arnica are also outside the window of effectiveness 2 months out.... READ MORE

For my tuberous breast, will 450cc - 500cc too much? (photo)

I do not think 500 cc is too large for your goal photo. Your goal photo however may not be completely attainable with your starting point. I would... READ MORE

Touch up lipo on lower back flanks and bra rolls. Is it fair for the surgery center to charge me?

Generally if the surgeon does not have ownership in a surgical facility, the patient will need to pay the charges associated with anesthesia and... READ MORE

Fixing Uneven Breasts Without Implants

This is absolutely possible! And the surgical incisions we often use allow to mathematically achieve better symmetry, so this is a great approach to... READ MORE

My Seroma on Lower Back is Getting Larger, Hardening and the Area Has Started Bruising? (photo)

You need to visit your plastic surgeon who performed the surgery. If there is fluid present, the fluid needs to come out, either through needle... READ MORE

Different Doctors Have Suggested Benelli or Full Anchor Lift, Which Would be Best? (photo)

The Benelli incision is limited to the margin of the areola and the anchor goes beyond that, with a midline incision on the breast extending along the... READ MORE

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The Doctor Discusses Facial Rejuvenation Options

Dr. Michele Shermak discusses the range of facial rejuvenative alternatives available, from non-invasive to surgical. WATCH VIDEO

Neck Lift vs Lower Face Lift: Are They Really The Same Thing?

For those questions regarding the differences between a neck lift and a lower facelift, we turn to Dr. Michele Shermak. WATCH VIDEO

Mommy Makeover Candidacy and Recovery

Mommy Makeovers encompass a variety of procedures and are custom planned for each individual. Dr. Michele Shermak explains who is a good candidate for this treatment and what one can expect during recovery. WATCH VIDEO

Full vs Mini Tummy Tuck Depends on a Previous Pregnancy

Dr. Michele Shermak explains the difference between a full and mini tummy tuck and what kind of patient would benefit best from each procedure. WATCH VIDEO

A Mini Tummy Tuck Is Best for Lower Abdomen Issues

Dr. Michele Shermak explains the profile of a person who is an ideal candidate for a mini tummy tuck--the full tummy tuck's little sister. WATCH VIDEO

Facial Procedures and Treatments To Reverse Aging

Dr. Michele Shermak explains several options available to achieve facial rejuvenation, including injectable fillers for mild adjustments or more invasive procedures, which produce more drastic results. WATCH VIDEO

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