Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
11210 Old Georgetown Road
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852 US
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"Although I went back and forth with breast size, different types of lifts and staying overnight in the hospital, he was always patient and professional." "I went in to the first appointment asking for a mini tummy tuck and breast augmentation only." "Dr. Forman was very easy to talk to, never tried to sell me on anything I may need (and being as I am 52, there's plenty I need)."

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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Full TT, BA and BL- love my results!

I decided upon Dr.Forman as my surgeon after interviewing and meeting with two other doctors. During the first visit, he was more than thorough and took time to explain every procedure. He also discussed my family's breast cancer history, as well as, my medical history in detail. I went in to the first appointment asking for a mini tummy tuck and breast augmentation only. Dr. Foreman took time to evaluate this request and stated that I would be so dissatisfied with results of the mini-tuck that he would not do it. He gave me his honest opinion to achieve my goals and did not just tell me what I wanted to hear. His pre-op recommendation for a full tummy tuck, breast augmentation and breast lift with an overnight stay in the hospital was more than accurate. He prepared me for an intense post-op recovery and support that would be needed for myself and my little ones at home. Although I went back and forth with breast size, different types of lifts and staying overnight in the hospital, he was always patient and professional. The day of surgery I was greeted by a reassuring smile and incredible surgical team. My post-op recovery involved minimal pain and bruising, which I attribute to his meticulous precision and attention to detail. My post-op follow up care has been performed personally by Dr.Foreman. His nursing staff has been expedient in relaying messages to Dr. Foreman and answering any question that I may have. The results of this surgery have exceeded my expectations. I am beyond amazed at the transformation that has taken place with only two months after my surgery date. I am in agreement with another patient who reviewed Dr. Foreman stating that he "under promises and over delivers." He is a talented surgeon and one I highly recommend.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Tummy Tuck, Breast Life and Augmentation - Bethesda, MD

Working with Dr. Forman was very enjoyable. He set my expectations right from the start and everything went exactly as he said it would. Considering how much I had done at once, it really was an enjoyable experience!

Tummy-Tuck for 40 Year-Old Mom of 2 Kids - Rockville, MD

He has put me at ease, taking plenty of time to answer questions. I even met with him a second time before making my final decision (I consulted with 3 surgeons). I hear nothing but good things about him from others, and I have also enjoyed working with his staff. Gilit James (surgical coordinator) is very kind and professional. Though I am nervous about this major surgery, I feel very comfortable having chosen Dr. Forman and his staff to take care of me!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Grateful to Have Chosen Dr. Douglas Forman! - Rockville MD

As I said in my previous review. Dr Forman is a talented, skilled plastic surgeon with a personality that helps you feel at ease. You can make the important decisions because he makes you a partner in the process.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck (Extended Abdominoplasty) + Brachioplasty "Bingo Wings" - Bethesda, MD

He is very experienced and educates you on what to expect in a realistic manner.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Natural Looking Breast Augmentation - Rockville, MD

I highly recommend Dr. Forman. He made me feel at ease, was patient with my endless thread of questions, and encouraged me to ask him anything. He explained everything about my procedure fully - including the risks - so that I was able to make an informed decision. On surgery day and during the recovery period, Dr. Forman and his staff were always available if I needed anything (and I did...

I Can't Believe I'm Finally Doing This! - Bethesda, MD

Hello, I am new here, but have been reading lots of posts here and have been encouraged to finally find the courage to do what I have always wanted to do. My kids are 13 and 11 and ever since I had my second child, I've longed for a flat stomach. In my pregnancies I gained over 60 lbs with the first and 40 lbs with the second. Unfortunately, that did a number on my stomach muscles and skin....

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

8 months later-feel good but not as flat as I was ...

Best dr and staff! Took so much time and genuinely care. I love dr forman and his whole office!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Waited my Whole Life for This

After being happy my entire adult life with my pot belly, and after 2 pregnancies and c sections-my skin was stretched out making things worse. On top of that my bellybutton was stretched out and nearly an outie due to pregnancy and an umbilical hernia which caused pain. No amount of diet and exercise worked. I was asked if I had a baby in belly multiple times.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Unbelievable Plastic Surgeon! - Bethesda, MD

I was referred to Dr Forman from a girlfriend that had her breast augmentation and tummy tuck performed by Dr Forman My consult with Dr Forman was for breast implants, he took his time to explain everything and was thorough with my options. I couldn't be happier with his work, I would highly recommend him as a plastic surgeon. I will be back in the future for other improvements.

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Personal Statement

Dr. Forman offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments in order to achieve and maintain a more youthful appearance. His specialty in aesthetic surgery enables him to provide a wide array of facial rejuvenation, breast and body contouring procedures tailored to the individual patient's goals.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

Top Physician in Plastic Surgery, Washingtonian, Bethesda, Northern Virginia, and Consumers’ Checkbook Magazines, 2008 - 2015
Top Doctor, Washington Post Magazine
Super Doctor, Castle Connolly for the Washington, Baltimore and Northern Virginia Region
Top Doctor, US News and World Report

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Forman has hospital affiliations at Chief of Surgery, Suburban Hospital; Sibley Memorial Hospital; Shady Grove Adventist Hospital; Holy Cross Hospital .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Yale University
    Fellowship: Breast and Aesthetic Surgery, Georgetown University

Treatments offered at Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington

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What is VASER Lipo?

Vaser Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction, or Liposelection, specific targets fat in various regions of the body. Ultrasonic waves break up and separate... READ MORE

VASER High Def Lipo: Side Effects and Risks

Excellent question as no surgical procedure is without potential negative side effects. High definition sculpting or etching with Vaser Ultrasonic... READ MORE

Is it Possible to Have a Horizontal Tummy Tuck Scar Placed Under C-Section Scar?

Typically the c-section scar is removed with the excess skin at the time of the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). While your scar is not visible in the... READ MORE

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

When patients are considering an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck (TT) procedure they could consult with 4 different surgeons and get 3 or 4 different... READ MORE

Breast Augmentation Recovery: What Can I Expect?

Typically the first few days are the most uncomfortable following a breast augmentation. It is recommended that patients have Percocet for pain and... READ MORE

When Does Swelling After Breast Augmentation Begin to Subside?

As you are only less than a week post-op I would not worry about your final cup size just yet. All bra companies size differently and a 34C in a... READ MORE

Vaser Lipo Complications and Side Effects

As with all liposuction procedures side effects of swelling and bruising can be expected, however they are less with Vaser Ultrasonic Assisted... READ MORE

How Much Does Vaser Liposelection Cost?

Costs can vary depending on the provider performing the procedure, the area of the body undergoing the treatment and the area of the country you... READ MORE

Juvederm Puffiness on Nasolabial Fold

If you are now two months out from you Juvederm injection and you have excess fullness at the treatment site then left untreated it will probably... READ MORE

How Long Does Swelling Post-VASER Lipo Last?

Vaser Ultrasonic liposuctioning typically creates less bruising and swelling as compared to traditional liposuctioning. However, even with Vaser... READ MORE

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