Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
1101 15th Street, Suite 100 (street level)
Washington, District of Columbia 20005 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Fantastic Results - Baltimore, MD

Great results. We discussed expected results in great detail so I had a clear understanding of the surgical results I would recieve. Procedure is relatively pain free after the first two days. Expect some swelling. I was only off work for three weeks.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

His Work is Superior to Any I Have Seen - Baltimore, MD

With advancing age, I was unable to find a bra to fit properly. I did it so that my figure was symmetric as I am a plus size. I didn't like the way I was looking due to the drooping bust line.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Fantastic Surgeon with Great People Skills - Baltimore, MD

Dr R's face lift work in September 2010 was exactly what I hoped it would be.  All the problem areas are gone, but the results are nevertheless subtle and delicate.  People ask me whether I've lost weight or just been on vacation, and tell me I look 15 years younger.  No one, not even my GP, suspects I had a face lift.  

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

S-GAP Breast Reconstruction - Baltimore, MD

From my first consult with Dr. R, he explained the options in breast reconstruction to me- clearly and comprehensively. I knew when I left the office after my first appointment, that the S-GAP procedure was the one for me. Each step of my preparation was set out for me and I was guided along. The surgery itself is incredibly complex and it took time to schedule- and though that can be...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Skillful and Sensitive - Baltimore, MD

I wanted breasts that felt and looked as normal as possible. The tummy-tuck was a bonus compensation for the breast cancer that required the treatment. My Dr.'s artfulness and dedication to helping me to look as attractive and normal as possible with DIEP Flap breast reconstruction following bilateral mastectomy have left me with results that far exceed my expectations. I felt...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

The best that did it

OOOH boi I been looking and praying he's still in business he did my tummy tuck and I been looking for him every since yes I called Johns Hopkins and yessss I found him he's perfect 10 stars

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Dr. Ariel Rad - Exceptional Plastic Surgeon! - Washington, DC

I'm honored to write this review for Dr. Ariel Rad. I found Dr. Rad by a review just like the one I want to share with you today. My hope is it will convey what a first-class doctor he is! My initial meeting with Dr. Rad in May 2012 was serendipitous. Already knowing his considerable qualifications and his exceptional reputation at Johns Hopkins, I went to the appointment simply curious about...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Dr. Ariel Rad - Extraordinary MD, Recommend Without Reservation

Dr. Rad is an extraordinary physician and his medical practice, in all aspects that I experienced, is superb. I came to Dr. Rad to talk about a problem area that for my entire life no amount of diet/exercise has been able to address (I am in my late 40s and in excellent shape otherwise). I also came to him very leery about surgery. After a consultation -- during which Dr. Rad was kind and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Do Not Waste Your Time Searching, Just Go See Dr. Rad - Washington, DC

Tow years ago I had a mastectomy done by a well known and respected surgeon who gave me a very good review and referred me to to Dr. Ariel Rad. As I had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, I was overwhelmed with information and decisions to make. Dr. Rad made it easier during the first office visit . He showed genuine concern not only for me, but also for my family going through this...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Cancer Surgery Reconstruction with DIEP Flap - Washington, DC

Dr. Rad performed my breast reconstruction with DIEP flap in 2011 after a double mastectomy. I have been absolutely thrilled with the results. He was able to do nipple and skin sparing and my breasts look great and feel very normal. I chose Dr. Rad as my plastic surgeon because he was the only one who was willing/able to do a double DIEP flap given that I am fairly thin. He stopped at nothing...

Personal Statement

Princeton, Duke educated and Johns Hopkins trained, Dr. Rad is a board certified plastic surgeon. He is known for his skill in facial aesthetic surgery and breast surgery. He is a pioneer of transplanting fat from the love handles and abdominal area for breast rebuilding and augmentation.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$150. Consultation fee is refunded with booking of surgery.

Awards & Recognition

2009 - present Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2015 Marquis Who's Who
2000 – 2003 NIH NRSA F32 Research Grant
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Rad has hospital affiliations at Medstar Surgery Center (Washington, DC); George Washington University Hospital (Washington, DC); Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, VA).


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BSE, Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, 1994
    Medical: MD, The Duke University School of Medicine, 2000
    Graduate: PhD, Immunology, The University of London, 2003
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Integrated Program in General / Plastic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins

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What is Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty?

To understand what "transconjunctival" means, let's ask "why do we get under-eye bags in the first place?" Well, baggy eyelid people have mom or dad... READ MORE

Is Changing Lip Shape Possible?

There are many ways we can shape the lips. The simplest way is to use an "injectable dermal filler" - these are made of a gel, similar in... READ MORE

I am confused as to which would be better in my case: a Blepharoplasty, an endoscopic brow lift, or both? (Photos)

Dear Mary,Although the consensus seems to be overwhelmingly in favor of upper blepharoplasty (except for Dr. Shah with whom I agree), my instinct is... READ MORE

Fat Returning After Liposuction

This hot-off-the-press research is making major waves in the media for many reasons. Surgeons and patients alike are questioning the benefits of... READ MORE

Options for Correcting SMAS Face Lift Scars?

Making scars disappear is the holy grail of plastic surgery - we are still searching for it! Scars that are thick, or "hypertrophic," are... READ MORE

What can I do about under my eyes? (Photo)

Visible under-eye circles are caused by lower eyelid bags (think of a "hill"), or a deep indentation at the tear trough (think of a "valley"), or a ... READ MORE

Lollipop vs. Anchor lifts. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? (photo)

Hello!I often perform breast lifts with a lollipop scar and, based on your photo, you would be a good candidate for this given that your nipple p... READ MORE

Should I have a breast lift, before or after augmentation, for decreased risks? (Photo)

Hello!Based on your photo, your implants appear to be too narrow for your body. You would benefit from a wider implant and larger volume.  While I w... READ MORE

Face and neck lift and scar revision. (photos)

Hello!Although it's regrettable you're in this situation, I'm confident that it is fixable. Your photos show that the wrong technique was used, (... READ MORE

43 years old and tired of chicken neck. What is the best procedure for lower chin area with loose skin? (Photos)

Hello!Given that you have loose skin and minimal neck fat, you're the perfect candidate for a neck lift, and if it's done right, the result should be... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Rad

Ariel N. Rad, MD, PhD has shared 102 before and after pictures with 95 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Nipple Reconstruction: An Overview

Dr. Ariel N. Rad explains how he uses refined nipple reconstruction techniques to add the finishing touches on a beautiful result. Reconstructed nipples are then tattooed to give the lifelike appearance of areolar color and glandular structures. WATCH VIDEO

Lumpectomy Reconstruction With TDAP Flap — The Doctor Explains the Procedure

The TDAP Flap is a unique operation in which Dr. Ariel N. Rad borrows skin and fat from the back and transfers it to a woman’s breast in order to reconstruct medium to large lumpectomy defects. Dr. Rad explains his technique. WATCH VIDEO

Lumpectomy Reconstruction: Learn About an Oncoplasty

Oncoplasty breast lift is a technique that involves reshaping the remaining breast tissue after lumpectomy surgery. The ideal candidate has at least a C cup breast size and has breast ptosis or asymmetry. Dr. Ariel N. Rad explains his approach. WATCH VIDEO

Lumpectomy: An Overview

Lumpectomy, also known as ‘partial mastectomy, without reconstruction can result in distortion, indentation and asymmetry. Dr. Ariel N. Rad explains his about his approach. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Reconstruction: Unilateral LSGAP Flap

Dr. Ariel N. Rad utilizes the LSGAP to reconstruct an entire breast for those who do not have enough abdominal tissue for the DIEP Flap. Dr. Rad explains his approach. WATCH VIDEO

LSGAP Breast Reconstruction: Love Handle Flap Overview

Dr. Ariel Rad is a co-inventor of the LSGAP flap. Dr. Rad utilizes the love handle flap to reconstruct an entire breast. Dr. Rad explains his approach. WATCH VIDEO

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