Fairfax Plastic Surgeon
3023 Hamaker Court, Suite 109
Fairfax, Virginia 22031 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Breast Aug and Mini Tuck - Fairfax, VA

I had a breast augmentation and mini tummy tuck performed by Dr. Lickstein. I had two consultations with two different plastic surgeons and chose Dr. Lickstein because of his reputation and his bedside manner. As a mom of three, and having had 3 c-sections, my breasts had little tissue left, but plenty of skin and my c-section scar healed with an uneven "lump" of scar tissue and...

5 out of 5 stars ProFractional Laser

Pro-fractional Eye Treatment - Manassas, VA

Dr. Lickstein was Knowledgeable, helpful and friendly! Highly recommend to all. I love my results.

5 out of 5 stars Arm Lift

Arm Lift for 68 Year Old - Fairfax, VA

Finding a doctor fit is important and I feel fortunate to have found Dr. Lickstein.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck Revision

49 Y Old, Four Pregrancies, 2 Children, Needed It Tummy Tuck & Lipo - Fairfax, VA

I first visited doctor Lickstein for an opinion on Tummy Tuck & Lipo procedure. I was so impressed with his talent and vision. He was so professional and confident that I felt very secure and comfortable to go for the surgery right a way. I was grateful that I did , it was the best decision that I have made in my life and I said to myself " why didn't I do this long time ago" I can't...

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Post-Massive Weight Loss Lower Body Lift and Breast Reduction/lift. Fairfax, VA

After consults with several other surgeons, I chose Dr. Lickstein for my breast reduction/lift and lower body lift following massive weight loss in 2012. He had only been with the Bitar Institute for Cosmetic Surgery for three months and I wasn't able to find much in terms of reviews on-line, so I did lots of due diligence before even my initial consult. I cannot express how happy I am with my decision. Dr. Lickstein immediately puts you at ease and right away understood that I was going to need major surgery - not just a little tightening. He approached me from both a medical and an aesthetic approach which was a bit of a surprise for me. It's been years since I thought of my body as beautiful - and he has unexpectedly helped me get to this place. I'm not at my goal weight, but I've been at a steady weight for over 2 years now - and he agreed with my bariatric surgeon that it was time to get rid of the skin that was causing me such great discomfort. He is a meticulous surgeon - which was confirmed again just before I went under by the nurses in the OR. They said I made a good choice and they all really like working with him bc he takes such good care of his patients to ensure the best outcomes. My follow up care has been great. I still have a ways to go (only 2 weeks post- op so far), but I wish I had more reviews about this surgeon ahead of time to just for peace of mind. One of the things I really like about Dr. Lickstien is that he tends to treat his patients as a partner in the process. I'm not sure this is intentional or just his personality, but it makes a big difference to know that I have a major say in my care and am not just another patient getting another procedure. He takes the time to listen and consider all options and that's a pretty rare trait in a surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Lickstein. Also - I peeked in the mirror for the first time today - I'm not a mirror person likely due to my weight issues - and I only saw my new body for a moment bc the tears just started to flow. I look so...normal. Thank you thank you thank you Dr. Lickstein!

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

I Had a Mini Face Lift , Lower Half Called a Max. Had Neck Done and Fat Taken out of Jaws. Also Bags Removed from Lower Eyes

I thought he was wonderful. Listened to everything I said, and asked me to bring in pictures I liked. I did and he had them hanging up in operating room. Everything was perfect including the outcome. It is now 6 weeks away. I also had something put under my jaw and chin which continues to tighten it and Laser inside under my chin.

Lipo of Abdomen, Flanks, Upper Back/Gynecomastia - Fairfax, VA

My dealings w/my Patient Coordinators (Seppy and Jeryl) were excellent in the handling of all the administrative data and scheduling that happens before hand. I started of w/over 10 Dr's and finally chose Dr. Lickstein of the Bitnar Institute in Virginia. He was very honest and upfront about the procedure and the amount of pain that would be involved. We discussed other methods such as Coolsculpting, Ultrashape, and Ultrashape Lipo and the results that you could expect with each in retrospect to the shape I was wanting to achieve. As well as doing it under local and general anesthesia. We went in depth on skin elasticity, muscle tone, and the amount of time to achieve the final results. I told him to be aggressive and thoroughly explained my expectations. He was very open to discussion and made himself available to all of my questions. Keep in mind I'm saying this now before surgery. I will update once the procedure is finished.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) - Towson, MD

Dr. L makes you instantly comfortable. He is highly-skilled, well-educated, personable and patient.

28yo Scheduled for Reduction W/lift 3/17! Fairfax, VA

I am BEYOND excited to have scheduled my reduction! This is something I've been researching for years and now that my husband and I are done having kids it's time! I'm 5' even and I'm a 40H, I've always been the girl with the big boobs since my freshman year of high school. Typically my breasts enter the room before the rest of me! I had my consultation with my doctor January 6th and he...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Post Weight Loss Breast Transformation - Towson, MD

Dr. L makes you instantly comfortable. He is well-educated, highly skilled, personable and patient.

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Personal Statement

With over 20 years of elite experience and training, Dr. Larry Lickstein always goes the extra mile to cultivate a high level of trust with his patients. He educates, comforts and guides them through every step - to meet their expectations with beautiful, balanced results.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

Awards & Recognition

Top Doc, Castle Connolly Medical LTD
Top Doc, US News and World Report
Top Doc Baltimore Magazine, Plastic Surgery for the Body and Face
Alpha Omega Alpha Award, highest scholastic rating during the study of medicine
RealSelf Top Doctor


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: AB, Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1989
    Medical: MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, 1993
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1994
    Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1997
    Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1998
    Fellowship: Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2000

Treatments offered at Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute

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I had Chin liposuction four days ago still numb???

Numbness is expected after liposuction as the passage of the suction cannula underneath the skin interferes with the sensory nerves to the skin.  The ... READ MORE

Skin elasticity in reference to weight loss. Can it be fixed without surgery?

Congratulations on your weight loss and best of luck with your continued efforts! There are a number of factors that influence the ability of the skin... READ MORE

Bra Line & Back lift information? (photos)

Congratulations, Mom, on your engagement and your weight loss! Your photos demonstrate significant upper back skin laxity and some fullness in the bra... READ MORE

Will tummy tuck remove stretch marks? (Photo)

Thanks for your question. Judging from your photographs, you would benefit greatly from an abdominoplasty, but not all of your stretch marks would be... READ MORE

What should be done to my stomach (no tummy tuck)? (Photo)

Congratulations on your lifestyle changes and weight loss! The benefits to your health are tremendous, but as you found out, sometimes there are... READ MORE

Can a woman safely carry a pregnancy after a body lift?

Congratulations on your weight loss! Before bariatric surgery gained popularity, it was very uncommon for patients to undergo abdominoplasty or any... READ MORE

Is pain after removal of CoolSculpting applicator normal?

While everyone's pain tolerance is different, I would tell you that most patients find the massage after coolsculpting very uncomfortable.  It is w... READ MORE

Would you take on a patient that needs a redo on one side? (photos)

While in one sense plastic surgery is about changing anatomy, shapes and sizes, the underlying theme of all plastic surgery (cosmetic and... READ MORE

Weight carrying increments after tummy tuck? 1 week post-op.

Congratulations on your procedure, and thank you for your question.  Post operative instructions definitely vary from surgeon to surgeon, and ... READ MORE

Boobie blues. How do I know if they will fluff and drop? (Photo)

Sorry to hear that you have concerns about your surgery, but you should find great reassurance on this forum.  If you search out similar questions ... READ MORE

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