Bethesda Facial Plastic Surgeon
6420 Rockledge Drive, Suite 4920
Bethesda, Maryland 20817 US
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Dr. Shaun C. Desai Has Changed my Life, I Can Breathe Now! - Bethesda, MD

Dr. Desai took the time to explain everything to me, every detail of the surgery was explained clearly. From the moment I met him at my first consultation I felt so comfortable which is very important when choosing your surgeon. He has always been so kind and showed that he truly cares for his patients. He has always taken the time to answer all my questions therefore I've never felt rushed...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty. Bethesda, MD

I spent a very long time having issues breathing through my nose and met with Dr. Shaun Desai hoping he would be able to correct the issue. He was very attentive and thorough in his examination and within moments Dr. Desai knew what the problem was and recommended a path forward. On 21 March I had Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty surgery at Suburban Hospital. Suburban Hospital’s staff is very f...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

35 Year Old Who Wants to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles - Bethesda, MD

I have done Botox 3-4 times in the past, and Dr. Desai was recommended to me by a friend. He was conservative in his approach, and the end result is a very natural, and I retained the ability to raise my eyebrows (which I had told him was important to me). I had no bruising and didn't even require concealer after the injection. He has great bedside manner and followed up to see how I was doing after. I will definitely be seeing him again!

5 out of 5 stars Nose Surgery

62 Year Old Patient - Rockville, MD

Highly recommend Dr. Shaun Desai. He was very professional. Dr. Shaun Desai is very approachable and very kind.

5 out of 5 stars Asian Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Surgery. Bethesda, MD

I recently had a Rhinoplasty surgery done at Johns Hopkins outpatient center. My doctor was Dr. Shaun Desai. I met with Dr. Desai twice before deciding to go forth with the surgery. During consultations, Dr. Desai patiently answered all my questions and explained thoroughly the surgery procedures and benefits. He is very professional, informative, and very compassionate to what I had gone...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Broken Nose Playing Basketball. Correct Nasal Fracture - Bethesda, MD

Dr. Desai did a great job of restructuring my nasal fracture. From his team who checked me in, to the anesthesiologist, down to the procedure, him and his team did a fantastic job to make me feel comfortable when heading into a first time surgery. He gave me the necessary prescriptions post surgery to get back up and running again. Very professional and I wouldn't recommend any other doctor...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Great Botox Treatment DC/Bethesda

I'm 35 and over the last few years, I’ve noticed those fine lines on my forehead had become more obvious and I have those annoying 11 lines. I really wanted to find a surgeon in the DC-bethesda area, near where I work. I was very pleased to see that there was a Johns Hopkins facial plastic surgeon in the area. I met with Dr. Desai and was immediately impressed. His office is convenient to...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Female Desiring Less-prominent Frown Lines! Bethesda, MD

Excellent work by Dr. Desai

5 out of 5 stars Botox

29 YoF Too Much Frowning - Bethesda, MD

Had botox to glabellar lines from Shaun C. Desai, MD. These were more for wrinkle prevention as I tend to frown often and don't want to form lines here. Was amazing experience, no pain with the injections, and great outcome, plus Dr. Desai is very professional and easy to work with. Will continue to get botox injections from him in the future!

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Personal Statement

I am currently a full time Assistant Professor of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. My practice encompasses both cosmetic surgery (see below) as well as complex reconstruction of facial defects after trauma or cancer to the face and neck.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology

Awards & Recognition

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery CORE Research Grant
American Academy Humanitarian Travel Grant, Cleft Lip and Palate Mission Work
Resident Teaching Award, Washington University, St. Louis
Doris Deford Speck and George Speck Endowed Prize in Medical Research
Professional Recognition:
Over 20+ Published Articles, including JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Desai has hospital affiliations at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center.


  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis / Barnes - Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery (American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), Washington University School of Medicine

Treatments offered at Johns Hopkins Facial Plastic Surgery Center

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Septum swelling after Septoplasty and turbinate reduction 4 weeks??

Septal swelling can last up to 4-6 weeks after surgery. Signs of infection include fevers, increasing fatigue, pus drainage, and worsening pain which... READ MORE

Septum still not straight (Photo)

Thanks for the question. Usually you should have some improvement a month out from septoplasty. However, there could be other factors as well such as... READ MORE

Having a breathing problem even after septoplasty?

There are multiple reasons why people can have persistent breathing problems after a septoplasty. Those causes could be from medical reasons (could... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for rhinoplasty and/or reconstructive surgery? (Photo)

Nasal fractures are one of the most common causes for rhinoplasty and a very common reason for causing nasal airway obstruction. It is difficult to... READ MORE

Nose is starting to get crooked after rhinoseptoplasty (Photo)

Its too early to determine the final outcome on your septorhinoplasty. There is still significant swelling that will improve over the next several... READ MORE

Will my insurance cover a nose job if I'm having trouble breathing because of how big the tip of my nose is?

This is a difficult question as there are many factors as to why you may not be able to breathe through your nose. Some of the more common reasons... READ MORE

Should I get a septoplasty? (Photo)

Septoplasty is a procedure to correct a deviated septum. It can be performed through a closed or an open approach. In order to tell if you have a... READ MORE

Does septoplasty change a droopy nose on the outside?

Usually a septoplasty is unlikely to change a droopy nose unless it involves the very front end of the septum. Usually treatment of the droopy nose... READ MORE

Can a septum sag a few months after a Septoplasty?

There are multiple possibilities as to why you are having nasal airway obstruction after a septoplasty. Potential things could be collapse of the... READ MORE

Will I be able to get my keloid removed ? Will surgery be a must ? And how old will I have to be ? (photos)

Keloid treatment can be both surgical and non-surgical. Surgical options include removal of the keloid with careful closure with post-operative... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Desai

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