Chevy Chase Plastic Surgeon
5454 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1710
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 US
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Tummy Tuck- $8500 all inclusive
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Smart Lipo- 30% off first area
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5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Smart Lipo & Fat Transfer- Dr. Khalifeh is the Best on the East Coast! - Chevy Chase, MD

The best on the East Coast :) Professionally, I pick investments for a living, so if I can pick good investments, I should be able to pick a good plastic surgeon for myself, huh? I have been researching on this website since early summer. On the east coast, there are good plastic surgeons on NYC, DC, Atlanta, and of course, Miami-- hot latino culture :) I have talked to several surgeons on Park Ave in NYC and think they are too overpriced for what they have achieved. You are mainly paying for a zip-code if you opt for those docs on the Upper East Side. I also considered Dr. Boutte in Atlanta. Her before and after pics look aggressively different, and her price is very reasonable. But she is very sales-driven and not a certified plastic surgeon. To conclude, Dr. Khalifeh is the best on the East Coast after my 6 months of research and I am happy with his pedigree, professionalism, price, and most importantly, the results he give to his patients. I also find his website incredibly transparent and informative, which gives me additional comfort. I believe plastic surgery is not the place to go for price cutting, so do yourself a favor and choose somebody you can trust. Dr. Khalifeh has accomplished it all. Wharton undergrads, and worked at Morgan Stanley before going to Johns Hopkins for med school. He demands the very best in everything he does, and I can totally see the highest degree of professionalism and skills in his practice. Do you know what else I couldn't believe?? They offered their corporate housing for me to stay for free because I am an out of town patient. I was able to stay in a beautiful, tastefully decorated apartment, one block from the office during my recovery time, and that is totally free of charge. (I had my procedure on Thursday and saw the doctor again on Saturday before I leave. The doctor said, you can stay longer if you want, the next patient wont come until next Wed, so it's all yours.) Gosh, no wonder they voted him as the most compassionate plastic surgeon. :) On the actual day of the procedure, I drove to DC by myself (which is a mistake, you should have somebody to take care of you. I somehow pulled it off, but I deeply regret it.) Procedure is scheduled at 3:00pm, minimal wait-time, very smooth process, professional, clean, and everybody is so sweet. I finally met Adrienne, who has been communicating with me on the phone before I came in. I like the fact that Dr. Khalifeh is very removed from marketing, and Adrienne is pretty much in charge of administratives & communicating with patients in the office.

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift for More Emphasized Curves!!! - Chevy Chase, MD

PRE-OP Review- I really enjoyed my visit with this doctor. His office is very savvy and busy with clients coming and going who all looked pleased with their results and follow up visits. I was seen within 10 minutes after signing in for my consultation ($50 refundable deposit) and nurse Adrienne was very nice and made me feel comfortable about seeing the doctor. I felt nervous LOL. Only because I was anxious about being a doctor's office and I also didn't want to hear anything negative like "You don't have enough fat to perform the surgery." But I got none of that here! He kept it real and straight to the point. I told him I wanted more in the buttocks area which he thought looked fine. I have these side dents in my booty and would like to have them filled in and sculpted and make my hips stand out a more like Beyonce's booty... He said that can be achieved very easily using the fat from my flanks (love handles) and mid back (bra strap fat). I also wanted to know if he could use fat from my tummy but he opted out of that option. I don't have much fat there and he informed that I wouldn't see much of a difference because its pretty much flat already. Like I said he kept it real and didn't sugarcoat anything. I was so pleased with everything he had to say about the recovery time and anesthesia. He informed me that recovery time will be less than what I thought (6-8 weeks) and can return to work in 7 days after the procedure and general anesthesia can and will be provided (I have heard a few nightmares about women only using local anesthesia for BBL). He seems to have a lot of experience performing BBLs. I saw all of his BBL before and after pictures which looked very natural. He even found a previous patient with a similar body type he used to compare me with. He made me feel so comfortable when it came to negotiating costs and how the procedure will be handled in his care that I told him I would like for him to perform my BBL. So, he instructed me to go get a physical and pre-op clearance with my primary care physician. Then, he be will ready for me... I can't wait!!!! I'm SO excited!!!! POST OP Review- I knew I was in good hands with Dr. Khalifeh! I was treated with the best care and everything. The nurses and the anesthesiologist were very good to me. I was in a lot of pain after surgery and he was concerned about that. So, instead of the normal 7 day follow-up he saw me on the 5th day after surgery. And was very pleased with how the swelling and bruising went away significantly. I didn't know what to expect. But I must admit the man knows his stuff. I will definitely recommend his services. He was also voted most compassionate doctor and I see why now... Thanks, Dr. Khalifeh and staff!

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Best...Damn...Doctor...Ever.......period! - Chevy Chase, MD

Professional, personable, realistic, phenomenal bed-side manners, and overall damn-good at his job. Simply stated, this man has a gift for what he does as a plastic surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Liquid Facelift

Exceptional honest Doctor that makes me look natural!

At 40 years old I have had fillers and Dysport/Botox from several different Doctors since 09. I found Dr Khalifeh a few years back on RealSelf and have been making the almost 3 hr drive from VA since because he is THE BEST. The results are fantastic, natural and I look 10 years younger afterwards. He is honest, kind and his pricing is better than the rest that will push unnecessary...

5 out of 5 stars i-Lipo

I-Lipo to Arms and Bra-Line - McLean, VA

Dr. Khalifeh is an outstanding doctor: truly compassionate, patient, and very skilled. I only consulted with him before deciding to undergo lipo of my arms in May before my wedding in August. My consultation was scheduled quickly, and Dr. Khalifeh was very responsive to my questions. I was really sold when, as I got woozy discussing the procedure, he helped me to a horizontal position, took my pulse, and talked to me as I calmed down--he couldn't have been more patient and gracious. The procedure went very smoothly: I felt as comfortable as could be expected, chatting and listening to some excellent 90's music (the Valium meant I didn't really have a problem belting a few out either. Dr. Khalifeh's support staff also deserves a mention: Xiomara is very welcoming at the front and helpful with scheduling--recognizing my name any time I would call; Georgette was very calming and sunny, helping to make sure I was comfortably prepped, answering questions, and keeping me company in recovery, and Jaime was nice enough to accompany me down to my car afterwards! Thank you Dr. Khalifeh and D.C. Cosmetics!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Rising Top Dr. (Plastic Surgeon) In Washington, DC

After consulting with Washington D.C.'s top doctors; Dr. K was my #1 Choice. My first appointment with him he was very pleasant, honest, and very straight forward. He gave me so much time to discuss what I was trying to accomplish for a natural look. I highly recommend Dr. K, he is outstanding, and he definetely exceeded my expectations!!

5 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

Flank and Outer Thighs - Chevy Chase, MD

Explained exactly what will be done and his expected results, answered questions.We spoke and laugh through the whole process.Only problem was his office mgt, promised to send e-mail info three times never did, other staff was wonderful, his assistant(one in the opps with us) was the very best.

5 out of 5 stars Lipotherme

Lipotherme Done Today, Feeling Optimistic About Procedure and Results

Competitive pricing. Strong credentials. Takes his time in explaining and performing the procedure. Great staff.

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Smartlipo - Flanks - Chevy Chase, MD

My Doc has the best bed-side manner. He doesn't rush you and really makes you feel comfortable. I never felt pressured into the procedure. Nor did he try to sell me on getting other area's done. I have not had the procedure done yet, but I am confident that everything will go smoothly. His office staff are also very friendly. They are very personable and are able to answer most questions. If not, they are very quick in getting replies back from the doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Lipotherme

Decided to Give Lipotherme a Try (Lower Abdomen and Flanks)

Update:  December 7 Today is Monday, and I went back to work no problem after having the procedure done on Friday morning.  Surprisingly, the swelling hasn't really intensified much at all.  I expected to be much more swollen.  I am, however, extremely bruised - very dark purple around my lower abdomen and sides.  I'm using Arnica gel 2-3 times a day, which...

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Personal Statement

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, with certifications from both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.

In private practice, I have a boutique practice with Locations in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Tyson's Corner Virginia.

Board Certifications

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


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Dr. Khalifeh has hospital affiliations at Johns Hopkins Sibley Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA / BS in Biology and Economics, University of Pennsylvania
    Medical: MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2003
    Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006

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What Is the Difference Between Laser Liposuction and Conventional Liposuction?

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