Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
2300 M Street, NW , 6th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20037 US
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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

The Best Surgeon Ever - Washington DC

This should read: WASHINGTON DC...NOT KY. I have no idea how to change the city/state!! Dr. Michael Olding is honest and upfront. He will tell you that he is going to make you look natural and not overdone. If you are looking for that kind of look, sure there are plenty of surgeons out there. His pedigree is beyond incredible: ranked in the nation's top 1% of cosmetic surgeons by US News & World Report and is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. His accomplishments (over 20 years) are so numerous that it is impossible to list them all here. Rest assured that he is the expert to trust; I am overjoyed with my new look and experience.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

32yo, One Kid, Breast Reduction and Lift - Washington, DC

I'm 5'2" and rather petite and always had a small chest, around 32A/B. As I gained weight through my pregnancy, my breasts also grew, and after she was born and my milk came in, I hovered around a G cup for the entire year I nursed her. Once she weaned, I lost the pregnancy weight, and my breasts lost all shape. There was no elasticity and I could pinch the skin and it would stay slightly...

4 out of 5 stars Male Breast Reduction

Young Adult Male with Gynaecomastia. Washington, DC

Through my endocrinologist I found Dr. Michael Olding. He does let you know what are going to be the realistic results. I highly recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Putting Your Best Face Forward. Washington, DC

Dr. Olding is an excellent physician who is committed to a philosophy of "under-doing" his plastic surgery. He is medically excellent and honest in his assessment of what is possible. He is clear about helping to clarify realistic expectations and reliably delivers excellent results.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Full Fcwlift - Washington, DC

I am writing this 5 years after Dr. Olding performed full facelift. I am still totally happy with both the process and the results this procedure. Dr. Olding and his staff are the ultimate professionals. His careful analysis before surgery made sure thatI was fully prepared for the process which went extremely well. He was so careful and thorough after surgery. Ina my experience with...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Looking As Young As I Feel - Washington, DC

When I decided it was time for a facelift, I interviewed several of the top plastic surgeons in Washington, DC. Dr. Olding struck me as being the most intelligent, knowledgeable, up-to-date, experienced, precise, and honest of them all -- so I chose him as my surgeon. I am utterly amazed by my results. It has only been two weeks since my surgery and already I look at least ten years younger...

4 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Tennis Here I Come - From H+ to D maybe DD

I went back in forth with my decision to use this PS but now I have to say - he did an awesome job for the most part. Bed-side manner left a little to be desired, however, I was not paying for his bed-side manner I was paying for his expertise. He wasn't very good at telling me what I could do to minimize my scars nor did he really tell me what to prepare for after surgery other than basic generic stuff and after surgery I got some instruction sheets. I learned a lot of the stuff from doing my own research and this site. However, the procedure itself lived up to everything I had hoped for. I had minimal if any pain at all after surgery. No spitting stitches, no horrible bruises, and no mismatched breasts. My incisions look neat and clean and should heal very well within the next couple of months. I would definitely recommend him but if you are expecting warm and fuzzy forget about it.

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

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

Awards & Recognition

Michael Olding, MD is ranked in the nation's top 1% of cosmetic surgeons by US News & World Report and he is consistently recognized as a Washingtonian magazine Top Doctor.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Residency: General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, McGill U Hosps, Montreal, QC, Canada

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Can I still have a tummy tuck and lipo with a small fibroid

Yes but if you need fibroid removed you can have both done at same time . Combination procedures are very common READ MORE

I'm considering a facelift at 40. Is it true that a traditional facelift won't correct cheek sagging?

This is an impossible question to answer without photographs, and ultimately without a one-on-one consultation with the patient. That said, it is... READ MORE

I'm considering breast augmentation to restore fullness after years of breast feeding. Do I need a lift? (Photo)

Although I prefer to avoid it because of the additional scarring, given the location of the nipples, you need a simultaneous lift. This increases the... READ MORE

Facelift, SMAS lift or should I also address ligament?

Unfortunately, as plastic surgeons we can only speculate whether or not you are a good candidate for ANY type of surgical procedure on your face... READ MORE

What is a "normal time" to fly back home after a short scar facelift with extended neck lift and fat transfer? (Photo)

Healing can be very variable depending on how much you bruise and the type of face lift procedure you undergo. (By the way, "short scar" facelift only... READ MORE

Can I get the smallest implants available to achieve perkiness without going up in size so I can keep my B? (photo)

Unfortunately, you have so much ptosis (sagging) that an implant alone would not provide you with the look you want.   If you are comfortable with a l... READ MORE

How long should I book off of work for a tummy tuck?

Although there is no hard and fast rule for the amount of time that you need to take off work, the more physically demanding the work, the longer... READ MORE

Chance of infection higher in hospital for breast augmentation?

Infection after breast augmentation is almost nonexistent in a healthy, non-immune compromised individual, no matter the environment.   In 20plus y... READ MORE

Permanent loss of nipple sensation after breast reduction surgery. What are the chances of getting sensitivity back?

After performing  thousands of breast reduction  surgeries, I can comfortably tell you that because you have loss of sensation at 3 weeks does not m... READ MORE

Facelift Q FT, better to tighten the "shriveled raisin" then plump into a grape vs to plump "the raisin"first then tighten skin?

Most experienced plastic surgeons today are quite comfortable with fat grafting in the face, and the majority of patients require both lifting AND fat... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Olding

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Breast Augmentation: What You Need to Know Before Surgery

Dr. Michael Olding shares what he believes are the most important things to know before getting a breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

How Old Should I Be For a Facelift?

Dr. Michael Olding addresses three major concerns when it comes to facelifts: Am I too young or old for this procedure? What can I do to minimize risk both pre- and post-op? And can I just get a neck lift done? WATCH VIDEO

Avoid Your Facelift Looking "Too Tight"

One major concern surrounding facelifts, which is certainly not as widespread as it once was, is how to avoid being "pulled too tight." WATCH VIDEO

Facelifts for Smokers Come With Increased Risks

Smokers can absolutely receive a facelift, but Dr. Michael Olding warns against committing to such a surgery--both as a patient and a surgeon--unless the patient has kicked the habit, due to increased risks. WATCH VIDEO

Facelift Combination Surgeries: What Are the Most Popular Procedures?

Can I combine a facelift procedure with other procedures of the face at the same time? Dr. Michael Olding explains. WATCH VIDEO

Facial Fillers: Which Areas Will Benefit the Most?

Injectible fillers can restore much needed volume to the face, but where are the most effective locations to get the most bang for the patient's buck? WATCH VIDEO

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