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Dr. Barry Cohen

Plastic Surgery
MD
34 years experience male

Locations

washington plastics

Address

3203 tower oaks blvd rockville MD, 6845 elm street mclean va
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About

Bio

I am a board certified plastic surgeon. I have been in practice 21 years. Cornell undergrad, MD and all but dissertaion for phD in biochemistry from Georgetown U. MBA from GW. Very interested in skincare, face lifts, breast surgery, and nose surgery and body contouring. I do burn reconstruction

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 41-year-old female asked:
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Postop: You should no longer have a "depression" at the midline on a situp movement.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Many possibilites: Metabolic overuse carpal or cubital tunnel syndrome pinched nerve in neck get it evaluated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Persistent: Swellling some boxy appearance of breasts slight scar thickening minimal pain.
A 20-year-old male asked:
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Fastest is surgery: At 20 i would try Restylane (dermal fillers) to the tear troughs you are a bit young for surgery.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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It can: Get rid of acute infection but not the cyst if you do not remove it surgicaly it can come back.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Normal: For a few days after removal. If persistent, call your doc.
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Always best to see another doc if symptoms persist postop.
A 60-year-old male asked:
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Once: You get a basal cell there is a high liklihood you will get more in your lifetime.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Depends on: Severity and extent.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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As long: As there was no capsule work done, and healing uneventful, as soon as you wish.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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They are probably: Not melanoma. The pathologist will tell you!
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: Change antibiotic or try and antihistamine.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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I would: Start with retin a (tretinoin) or retinols if not successful, try fraxel or laser resurfacing.
A female asked:
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Could be: Related and 2kg not a huge amount. She should follow up and be sure it is not metastatic disease . Continued weight loss is concerning.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Within 2 days: All goes well and there is no infection noted.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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If more than: A few weeks postop can be a capsular contracture see your surgeon.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Your: Bmi indicates you are more than 20% over your ideal body weight. Lipo is not a treatment for wt loss, and that makes you less than the ideal candidat... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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They: Can be changed to medpor if silicone and secured with screws.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Most are from dryness of skin.....Few can persist. Use sun block.
A 24-year-old male asked:
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Try : Minoxidil or rogaine (minoxidil) topically and be sure your thyroid functions are normal!
A 38-year-old member asked:
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No: In fact deeper peels done by derms and plastic surgeons actually destroy some precancerous lesions.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Basically: Degree or temp of exposure time of exposure moisture and post thaw treatment as well as blood supply to area.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Caffeine: Revs up your metabolism.
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Very individual: But far better choice than topicals.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Diet and exercise: Consider asking doc for diet pills otc there is Alli which is helpful then all else fails surgery.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Try: Bacitracin or aquaphor and non stick gauze.
A 35-year-old male asked:
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Yes: BP first then erythromycin.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Not without: Surgery...A lift and or implants.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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No: At forty i suspect unless you gain or lose a lot of weight you are stable.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Weight loss: Makes them smaller no non surgical methods for toning sorry.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yes: But if bothersome, try botox.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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If you have: No open wounds, probably just a bruise. Try arnica orally and fresh pineapple (contains bromelaine).
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Great for you: Plastic surgery / body contouring is the only solution.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Not much: Dietary change impacts scars. Avoid red wine for reduction in redness.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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You do not: Get keloids on tendons it is a skin pathology.
A 59-year-old male asked:
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No: No magic. Limited effectiveness on tightening tissues. Not even in same league as surgery.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Keep it moist: With antibiotic cream or aquaphor. Prevention of infection and get it to heal asap. When healed use mederma get it checked.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Unlikely: The earrings. Simple piercing can cause it or low grade infection.
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Moles: Typically are elevated. Irregularity in color, boarder edges, or texture can be of concern. Some people have dysplastic moles, seen on biopsy. This... Read More
A male asked:
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Cystic: Deep acne usually produce scars and excessive picking!
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Normal locations: Over the breasts.
A 59-year-old male asked:
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No: Not if done well...Minus possible temporary bruising and swelling.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Poor prognosis: But there is always hope.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Too early tell: Takes 4-6 mos minimum to assess. Be patient.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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You: Can never get rid of it but choices: fillers laserabrasion chemical peels ipl fraxel pixel dermabrasion face lift excision.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Fever: Redness and rapid progression if you think you have it go to an er.
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Exam: Mammogram sonogram possible mri and biopsy if a lesion is suspicios.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Not necessarily: Just big shoes and gloves.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Look for signs of infection /redness fever. Also make sure doc ruled out nerve and tendon injury. Call your doc.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your quick & very helpful reply. Appreciate your advice!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Don t want any relapses with my weight! Want to lose 10 lbs. more!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Brevoxyl, Chlorhexidine gluconate, adapalene/benzoyl

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Washington Region, DC - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Washington Region, DC - Summer
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, National - Summer
2013
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