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5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Worth It, Might Have Additional - Sterling, VA

Super results and a well run practice.. The procedure was exactly as I expected thanks to Dr.Berman's thorough explanation. The staff is also exceptionally thoughtful and knowledgeable. I am highly pleased with my experience, am considering additional procedures and have been recommending Dr. Berman to friends and family. There was very little actual pain just soreness. The results are perfect...

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Smart Lipo is SO Worth It! - Sterling, VA

I am not overweight but I had several little areas of fat that wouldn't go away with exercise. I hated those little problem areas so much and they made me very self conscious. The first time I had Smart Lipo done it was on my upper/lower abdomen, and I loved the results so much I went back a second time for my flanks and hips.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

Liposuction-with Lazer - Sterling, VA

This is my second time back to Dr. Berman, and I am super pleased with my results. He just seems to instinctively understand how to make your body look right. I think he is a natural and an artist in his own right. I cannot wait to go back to him when i need to next. He did my breast and he has done this, and I highly recommend him. I have dropped dress sizes, and feel great. Recovery was nothing, and procedure was relaxed, and I do have anxiety. Thanks Dr Berman!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Breast Implants - Sterling, VA

I had an amazing experience with Dr. Berman and his staff. I originally got my breast implants done in Los Angeles California, and lets just say the experience wasn't so great. One of my breasts ended up coming out way higher than the other and it was very noticeable, which made me very insecure. I ended up finding Dr. Berman when i came back to virginia and i am very happy that i did, he...

5 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

So Pleased . . . - Sterling, VA

After menopause, the cellulite on my legs seemed to multiply overnight. I exercise regularly, eat a sensible diet and maintain an average weight. I began to avoid looking at my legs and wearing shorts. I did my homework on the procedure and providers and decided to give it a try feeling like things couldn't get any worse. I had the sides and backs of my legs treated. The results are...

Finally Made the Decision - Sterling, VA

Well, it's been a couple of years since I considered getting any sort of surgery. After getting serving in the military, I gained 40 lbs over six months (hello readjustment issues!) went I went home to go to college. To put it in context, I went from 110 to 152 - a relatively big change for someone 5'5. Once I got readjusted and was in a good place mentally, it was a short time before I lost...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Doctor, Great Results! I Am So Pleased I Am Going Back - Sterling, VA

After research, and interviews with other surgeons in the area. I felt comfortable at this office with this staff more than any other office. Dr. Berman is very east to talk to and explains everything thoroughly. He never talks down to you, something I have had happen at other offices. My breasts after he was done are the perfect size and fit for my body and I don't know what I would do without them. I am going back in a few weeks to get Liposuction done. I shopped around just to see my choices and double check what was going on at other offices, all the while knowing I would go with Berman again. He knows how the body is supposed to look naturally.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Perfect C Cup - Sterling, VA

All my life, I had 1 breast smaller than the other. After my implants in December 2011, I am a perfect C cup at age 39. I have the symetrical appearance that I was looking for and I am more confident in the way I look.

5 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

Cellulaze is a Miracle for Me! - Sterling, VA

Horrible Cellulite on my Thighs Prevented Me from Wearing Shorts and Bathing Suits for Years. I have had three procedures - each thigh section separately. Everything went smoothly. The processes were painless with little to no discomfort during and after each procedure. There is minimal bruising and discomfort. Wearing a compression garment is a must for at least four days after the procedure....

5 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

Cellulaze-An Island Girls Tale - Sterling, VA

I recently had the celulaze treatment done on the back of my legs. For years I have lived with my cellulite. I have tried numerous creams, brushes and treatments, spending quite a bit of money on these, only to still have the “cottage cheese” look back there. I am 4 weeks post celulaze procedure and the results are amazing! I was with my daughter prior and had tried a dress on with...

Personal Statement

Dr. Berman is both a board certified plastic surgeon in both Canada and the USA. He achieved international fame when he reattached John Bobbits famous missing part in 1992. He has chosen to focus exclusively on cosmetic surgery. He has a special interest in Smartlipo.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Plastic Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

Consultation Fee

Free if you mention RealSelf.com

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Berman has hospital affiliations at Inova FairOaks Hospital / Inova Loudoun Hospital / Boticelli Ambulatory Surgery Center .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Stanford University
    Medical: MD, Queen’s University Faculty Of Health Sciences, Kingston, ONT, 1981
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Memorial University, St. John's, NL, Canada, 1987
    Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1990
    Fellowship: Burn, Hand and Micro Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1987

Treatments offered at Berman Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center

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When Can I Go Back to Work After a Tummy Tuck?

Different plastic surgeons have different ideas. I try and get my patients back to desk jobs by 10-12 days in most cases. I am very strong on getting... READ MORE

Who Can Perform Smart Lipo?

My answer is going to upset some fellow physicians but so be it. as the above physicians have pointed out, anyone that has an MD can do anything... READ MORE

Liposuction Vs Mini Tummy Tuck?

Without being able to examine you, it is impossible to be sure what the best option for you would be. I think it is most likely, with your history of... READ MORE

Would I need a full TT or will a mini TT correct my c-section scar? (Photo)

You appear to have both extra skin and adipose tissue. I believe it takes a very select patient to benefit from a mini-TT. most women need both the ... READ MORE

More sore on one side than the other one-week post-op, is this normal?

Any time there is a bilateral procedure, it is very common for one side to hurt more than the other. It has nothing to do with your dominant hand etc... READ MORE

Smart Lipo vs. Traditional Lipo

It is always the doctors who don't have the Smartlipo equipment and have never used it, that say that it is just a gimmick. Smartlipo has the added... READ MORE

Do I need a tummy tuck? How can I treat my stretch marks? (Photo)

Without examining you, but based on your photos , i don't think you have enough lose skin to do a TT. IF you don't, then you should consider Smartlipo... READ MORE

I am scheduled to have a BA and Liposuction of thigh area in 2 weeks. I have a history of deep vein thrombosis?

You definitely need to remind your board certified PS (if he/she is not board certified then you should switch).  i would use pneumatic stockings ... READ MORE

Smart Lipo or tummy tuck? (Photo)

You are an excellent weight for your height and you don't appear to have lose skin. You should get an excellent result from Smartlipo but remember it... READ MORE

How Long Does One Need to Wait to Exercise After Cellulaze?

Different surgeons will have different ideas. i allow my patients to be active and return to work the next day. i ask them to avoid strenuous... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Berman

David E. Berman, MD has shared 123 before and after pictures with 188 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Enhancing Tummy Tuck Results With SmartLipo Pt. 3

Dr. David Berman performs SmartLipo to enhance this woman's tummy tuck results. She had her tummy tuck a few months prior and is undergoing SmartLipo for additional flattening in her stomach area. WATCH VIDEO

Enhancing Tummy Tuck Results with SmartLipo Pt. 2

Dr. David Berman performs SmartLipo to enhance this woman's tummy tuck results. She had her tummy tuck a few months prior and is undergoing SmartLipo for additional flattening in her stomach area. WATCH VIDEO

Enhancing Tummy Tuck Results with SmartLipo Pt. 1

Dr. David Berman performs SmartLipo to enhance this woman's tummy tuck results. She had her tummy tuck a few months prior and is undergoing SmartLipo for additional flattening in her stomach area. WATCH VIDEO

PicoSure Laser for Fine Lines and Wrinkles Around the Mouth

Dr. David Berman shares this demonstration of a simple PicoSure treatment on a patient who wishes to improve the appearance of her skin on her face, neck, and décolleté. This treatment greatly reduces wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth. WATCH VIDEO

Tummy Tuck Recovery and Care After Surgery

Dr. David E. Berman discusses how to heal quickly following your tummy tuck procedure and how to begin resuming normal daily activities. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Post-Surgery Recommendations from the Doctor

Dr. David Berman discusses some guidelines for postoperative care after your breast augmentation procedure. He covers what to expect and what he recommends to ensure a speedy recovery following your transformative procedure. WATCH VIDEO

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