Bowie Plastic Surgeon
7507 Old Chapel Drive
Bowie, Maryland 20715 US
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"I lost the weight in order to Join the military." "Panniculectomy Fat Transfer." "He then explained to me that after the tummy tuck, liposuction and shape me I will not need to add any to my bottom."

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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

One of the Best Doctors in the DMV

Dr. Benjamin and his team is amazing. I couldn't picked a better doctor and his team. He really care about his patience and not just in the business for the money. Reason I say that is because I wanted to that the fat out my back in put it my bottom. So went I talked to him about it, he said wait let me look at your pictures. He then explained to me that after the tummy tuck, liposuction and shape me I will not need to add any to my bottom. And again I asked the morning of the surgery and laughter at me. I say all this to say most doctors would have taken that extra money but not Dr. Benjamin he did what was best for hi patience.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

30, Mom of Two, Needed This Tummy and Back Tight Again - Bowie, MD

Dr. Benjamin is amazing. His bedside manner is A1! He will take care of you, set realistic expectations and answer any and all questions. From consultation to every post op visit, he maintained an excellent standard of care. My healing process went so smooth! Him, Tina, and Joyce are all so kind and professional. Dr B did for me exactly what he said he would and I'm completely satisfied. He's the best!!! Dr B is the best! He takes good care of his patients. He sets real expectations. He delivers. His bedside manner is A1, and his staff is amazing. He took very good care of me, has my tummy and back looking GREAT. My entire process from consultation to post op was so smooth and seamless. And he never missed a single call or text, and I STAYED bugging him lol. He's the best!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Best Doctor you will find

Dr. Benjamin is great. No Dr. Benjamin and his team are wonderful. He sit you down and talk with you about the procedure and he is very honest about how you will or may feel after the procedure. Couple days before my surgery I called and asked if I could put some of the fat out my back into my butt, how Dr. B looked at my pictures and was honest and said you really don't need to do that. He...

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Thanks Dr. B!

Dr. Benjamin performed a BBL on me December of last year and my results are amazing! His bedside manner is very pleasant and he is very honest regarding what type of results you can expect. Whenever I had a question or concern I felt very comfortable reaching out to you either Dr. B or Mrs. Joyce and received a response within a reasonable amount of time. Thank you so much!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

43 Year Old Single Mom (10 Yrs Divorced Today) Ready to Mingle Again

Dr. Benjamin is AMAZING!!!! I love what I can see thus far from my procedure and expect nothing less than sheer joy once my swelling has dissipated. He and his staff are extremely thoughtful and make you feel comfortable every step of the way. I appreciated the visit at home the day after my procedure and will definitely recommend him to my friend and family who are considering a little cosmetic upgrade.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

The Answer to my Ruff Edges! - Bowie, MD

Dr. B is professional, super nice, honest (not all about the money), and responsive.

5 out of 5 stars Panniculectomy

47 Y/o Mom & Wife Looking to Get Some Things Shifted Around a Little. Bowie, MD

Dr. Benjamin & and his staff is very friendly & and kind. It felt so like home. He asked me what I wanted & we spoke extensively about what I wanted. He explained to me what he wanted to do, in order to give me the look I wanted. Panniculectomy & Fat Transfer. He explained his course of action in layman terms so I could understand. After the consult, I had numerous additional questions that I didn't think about while I was there. They responded quickly. They have returned calls, text, & emails within 24 to 48 hours. They always know who I am when I call. I feel very comfortable & safe with this decision. More to come. Dimensions surgery site was very nice and professional. They do not open the doors until 630 so don't get there before then but there is an area for you to sit and wait until they open the doors. Kimberly, Aimee were my nurses and they were the best. I was very nervous and they were on their A game to make sure I was relaxed. Once the surgery began, the only thing I remember was going in and getting the oxygen mask being distracted to get the sleep medicine, then waking up. Dr Benjamin came in and explained all things again and we were both clear of what he was going to do and what I wanted to happen were one and the same. He reassured me things were going well and I informed him that there was a powerful prayer that was surrounding myself and him as well. He said that would make things go much easier. Once I woke from surgery Dr Benjamin and my husband was there for post op instructions. I don't remember at all but hubby got the memo. I stayed in town and Dr Benjamin came to my hotel room to check on me and make sure everything looked ok. I have a follow-up appt in 3 weeks.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

44 Yr Old, Mommy of Two, with a Stomach That Wouldn't Go Away with Diet and Exercise - Bowie, MD

Dr. Benjamin has great bedside manners. He will provide you with the best advice on which procedure may be right for you. He explains the procedures thoroughly and has a great portfolio of his former work. Dr. Benjamin is great with responding to my questions via text. His wife is the best too! She is his nurse and goes over the do's and don'ts prior to and after the surgery. They both make you feel at ease and they're upfront about everything. His wife also helps you choose the correct compression garment after surgery. His nursing staff was awesome at the surgical center. You can't go wrong with Dr. B.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy-tuck and Medial Thigh-lift: Best Doctor EVER!! Bowie, MD

As a member of the US Military a part of my job is to be in shape, and I am in awesome shape! as a 43 year old woman I can run 4 miles in 40 minutes. I am a vegetarian and do not smoke. So what led me to plastic surgery? Well 15 years ago i wasn't so healthy. At my heaviest I was 200pounds (I am 5 foot 2). I lost the weight in order to Join the military. No pills no gimmicks just good old fashioned healthy eating and regular exercise. Well that left me with a lot of drooping skin and loose floppy thighs. So despite my health I didn't look the way I wanted. I found DR. Benjamin online. He works out of Bowie MD, where I have family. Let me tell you, THIS WAS THE BEST DOCTOR EXPERIENCE I HAVE HAD IN MY LIFE!!. He took the time to skype with me prior to surgery. He answered all of my questions and actually listened to what I wanted and what I had to say. Dr. Benjamin took my idea of what I wanted and turned it into the best possible outcome for me! The main reason I choose him was his experience level and his willingness to speak candidly with me about the surgery and what to expect. He works with his wife and together they make a very patient centered team! the nicest and most down to earth people you could ever meet. The pre-surgery patient instructions gave me a very realistic picture of how I would feel and what to expect. DR. Benjamin should give a class to new and aspiring doctors on bedside manner! he put me at ease in what could have been a very scary situation. After my surgery the care I received was beyond caring . DR. Benjamin still makes house calls!! he came to my home a few days after surgery to check on me and change my initial dressings. I am so happy with my outcome! its only been 6 weeks and I look and feel amazing! The surgery center where I had my surgery was amazing also. The staff of nurses obviously love what they do because it shows in the way they cared for me! Dr and Mrs Benjamin and the staff of nurses at New Dimensions Surgery Center treated me like family!

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

40 Yr Old Wife, Mother of 4. Need to Get It Together - Bowie, MD

Dr Benjamin is the best. Check him out for yourself. I'm SURE you will agree! I found him through a friend of mine...... She told me the same thing. I'm now 10 days post op. ELATED

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

Personal Statement

Hello, I am Dr. James R. Benjamin, board certified plastic surgeon. I specialize in Brazilian body contouring and Brazilian butt lift procedures. My goal is to give my patients the look they desire for themselves, with honesty about what changes can realistically be made safely.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Please mention RealSelf

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Benjamin has hospital affiliations at Doctor's Community Hospital, Dimensions Surgery Center .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Howard University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Letterman Army Medical Center
    General Surgery, Letterman Army Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

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Will it be possible to get the measurements I want for a BBL? (Photos)

The short answer is no.  I answer that way based on your photos. But You should not abandon your plan. Meet with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to ... READ MORE

What is the correct BMI to have a Tummy Tuck? As a woman of color, I feel the BMI calculator is a bit skewed. (photos)

BMI is not the sole physical determining if you are or are not a candidate for TT. your pics don't suggest you would not be a candidate. Visit your... READ MORE

Can this 'backside deformity' be corrected? If so, What treatment or combination of treatments do you recommend? (photos)

At this time there are no procedures which will effectively correct the cellulite exhibited in your pics. READ MORE

24 petite female wants BBL? (Photos)

Weight alone on small frame does not determine if you are a candidate for BBL. Make an appointment with a Board certified Plastic surgeon. It's... READ MORE

Tummy tuck swollen and tight 11days PO; is this normal? (photo)

From your photos, your drains are still in position. A call to your operating surgeon would not be inappropriate. Day 11 after surgery and drains... READ MORE

What would be recommended for my body? I have a line dividing my butt. It's fat. What could fix this? (Photo)

The fat depicted in your photo would lend itself to improvement utilizing liposuction. The sculpting liposuction of the lumbar/waist area in addition,... READ MORE

Why do plastic surgeons all have such different aftercare protocol?

Your question as posed reflects the fact that patients post surgery have an individualized treatment plan. That each surgeon differs just shows that... READ MORE

Is my plan for plus size tummy tuck realistic and would I have good results? (Photo)

REVIEWING your photos combined with your plan to loose weight make you a very good candidate for TT with liposuction of the flanks. Though you are... READ MORE

Do I have tubular breasts? (Photo)

From your pics I would not diagnose you with tubular breasts. Your breasts are small.  The high inframammary fold is consistent with a  small breast c... READ MORE

Would I benifit more from Smart Lipo or a tummy tuck? (photos)

From the outset i'll preface my remarks by saying a hands on evaluation by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon should be made.I have reviewed yor pics.... READ MORE

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