Dr. Donald Kress

Plastic Surgery
Frederick, MD
47 years experience male

Locations

Plastic Surgery One

Frederick, MD

Address

15 Wormans Mill CT, Suite L/M, Frederick, MD
Directions

About

Bio

Plastic Surgeon for almost 30 years. A significant percentage of my practice is cosmetic breast surgery. I am frequently called on to repair difficult breast problems. I have been a clinical investigator for the newer breast implants and have several ongoing research projects involving breast implants. In addition i have a full spectrum cosmetic surgery practice which included faces, body (liposuction, abdominoplasty) Hobbies include; Sailing, mountain climbing, hiking, running, camping, motorcycles, fishing, and travel.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Maryland

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

78 Answers
120 Agrees
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Revision: When undergoing a c-section, the priority is not to make a good skin closure, but to present you with a healthy baby. Frequently i see c-section scar... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No: Most believe that there is a second growth phase of the nose in the early twenties and it is quite common to see septal problems emerge at that age. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Many things: If it's a true keloid, it's a disease of healing and simple removal will result in a rapid return and probably worse. Pressure, radiation, steroid in... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
None that work: Although many gadgets (lasers, ultrasound and radio frequency) claim to be able to tighten skin their results are minimal to nothing don't waste your... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe: Cystic breasts can be very painful from time to time, but reduction of caffeine can help, talk to your gyn. Cystic breasts make the mammograms more d... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Air: The weight of the air is the barometric pressure it varies with elevation and weather.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes, sort of.: An interesting question. Nerves passing through the neck go to all parts of the body. A direct connection from the neck to the breast, no. Sensatio... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No great treatments: If you still have active acne, see a dermatologist. There are very good medications to stop the large cystic type of acne but they come with a whole ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Surgery: Although many "gadgets" claim to shrink skin, none are very effective. The problem is the destruction of the fibrin or stretchy part of the skin. Un... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No: Injection or sclerotherapy, lasers if you have light skin.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No: A second degree burn by definition should not leave a scar. That said, keep moisturizers on the area for at least 3 months and no sun exposure to the... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Keep your head elevated, borrow a vaporizer from a friend with small children, may need a decongestant or antihistamine. Call your doctor and tell th... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No: Anything that would do that would involve hormonal manipulation and risk increased risk of disease or cancer. In japan after wwii slight increases in... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Uncomfortable: Tummy tuck is an excellent procedure to restore an abdomen damaged by weight loss or children. Often the muscles of the abdomen are separated and requ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Not unusual: Not normal, but not unusual. Cosmetic gynecology is a controversial field and many doctors doing it are not well qualified. If it bothers you, have a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Multiple treatments: Treatment can be as simple as liposuction with a very small incision to very large incisions and repositioning of the nipples. This is not simple sur... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Tough problem: Keloid formation is a disease, you body does not recognize that healing has been complete and doesn't stop. I have had amazing results by combining ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No aspirin: First, keloids in the central portion of the face are very rare. Most likely you have a hypertrophic scar caused by an irritation such as the metal i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Why not: As in "high" off of music? Enjoy! it only becomes an addiction when it interferes with normal living such as sleep, relationships and work. If that... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Two kinds: Dry gangrene is simply dead tissue. It could have been caused by freezing, burns, or a severe interruption of circulation with the necessary nutrient... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Need information: Not enough information for a meaningful answer. The answer could be related to weight or muscle gains, overall medical condition, medications, hormon... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Not Keloid: Keloid is often misunderstood and very rarely form in the central triangle of the face. A keloid is a disease that the body isn;t able to recognize t... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Other than the unattractive appearance of the abdomen, diastasis weakens the abdomen and causes problems with some exercises. On a long term basis th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Let the buyer beware: These thing have come and gone several times over the years. The problem is that for a short period of time than can shift the water in your tissues ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Moving skin: The most common is "split thickness skin grafting" a thin layer of skin is shaved from an area usually the thigh and used to heal another area which i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe: The medication is a mixture of zinc and erythromycin. It may be able to settle some active lesions with the antibiotic but i doubt it will do anythin... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No: But you can eliminate the leading causes of accelerated skin aging. Sun exposure, cigarettes and weight fluctuations.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: There are many kinds of chemical peels from mild to strong acids and alkali similar to toilet bowl cleaner. In inexperienced hands they can cause per... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Missused Word: Most bad scars are simply "hypertrophic scars" from poor healing, location, or improper closure. Keloid is a disease of healing. The definition incl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Avoid sun exposure: If your diagnosis is correct the burn is healed. Initial treatment of 1st degree burns is preventing infection. The texture of the skin will be ok bu... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
What enhancement?: If you are asking about hormonal manipulation of the breast, i think that has significant and unknown risks, even if the medications are "herbal". Br... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
It depends: The risk of doing breast reduction surgery in addition to inability to breast feed, scarring and decreased nipple sensation is that if they haven't fi... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No magic code : There is no catch phrase which will get you covered. Insurance coverage varies with the company. The coverage for post bariatric surgery is improvin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Skin apron surgery: After significant weight loss, sometimes the overhanging skin (pannus) interferes with activity and further weight loss. In those circumstances, it c... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Tuck: The only way of getting rid of loose skin to remove it surgically. Those procedures are known collectively as tucks (witch hazel). The tummy tuck is... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
No: Depigmentation of the area adjacent to trauma is common and can take up to a year to come back.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Ignore: Assume every cut or scratch will get infected. Clean and protect them properly. Don't ignore!
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Plastic surgery can correct those areas but more importantly you need to find out why this is happening. One hormonal problem called acromegally coul... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Location is critical: Basal cells are very slow growing tumors and you can wait to have them treated. Waiting longer may decrease your treatment options and/or lead to mo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Diabetes destroys the peripheral circulation. Faster when out of control, slower with good control. The feet as the most distant part of the circula... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Don't do it.: Plant hormones can cause changes in the breast and bypass the fda scrutiny . Don't use them they are real drugs and their side effects have never bee... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Don't loose weight: The workout is not the culprit, loss of body fat is. All exercises are the same if you replace fat with muscle (desirable) you will loose breast mass... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Fat Pad: Some people have a small fat pad in the area just beneath the chin. Tempting as it is to just do liposuction, that only works 50% of the time. Half ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Not normal: Call your endoscopist office if you don't get a satisfactory answer and appointment go to an er.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Ignore: If the puncture is caused by anything on or near a farm make certain you tetanus is up to date.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: They are very common. Easily removed if it is getting irritated.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Ignore: Don't let a puncture close too fast, sometimes it's best to pinch the area so the skin stays open.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Concern: That's usually enough time for a simple injury. You should see an orthopedist.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Varies: You have several things happening. The narcotics tend to slow the movement of your bowels and can cause some bloating. The second factor is water re... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Drain and excise: Best plan is to have your doctor drain the cyst with a tiny cut. If it isn't close to surface of the skin, you may need to use warm compresses for a ... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 14, 2013
If you want the best plastic surgeon, someone who is caring and very honest, then Dr Kress is the doctor for you. I have been a patient of his now for 11 years and recommend him & his staff highly!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kress is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kress is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u very much Dr. If i get pregnant,will there any problem to me?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Much appreciated for your help. I will call the drs office tomorrow.
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thank you!! I bought a cool mist humidifier and have used it daily. :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

Golden cannula for article on liposuction
Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, Maryland - Summer
2013

Affiliations

John Stage Davis Society
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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