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Dr. Barry Cohen

Plastic Surgery
MD
36 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

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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

424 Answers
419 Agrees
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
36 years experience
No: No magic. Limited effectiveness on tightening tissues. Not even in same league as surgery.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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In warm: Environments, your vessels dilate and cause swelling.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Not much: Dietary change impacts scars. Avoid red wine for reduction in redness.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Consult: A board certified plastic surgeon. See if you qualify for insurance coverage. The doc can help. Learn about the scars and risks. It is a very happy ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Perhaps: Microdermabrasion gel at home will help slightly.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Weight loss: Makes them smaller no non surgical methods for toning sorry.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
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Yes: BP first then erythromycin.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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No: But if too deep can cause them.
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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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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.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Pretty hard to do: My experience cellulaze is not very effective.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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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
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Not: As a treatment....Perhaps only after a repair. Usually treated with Reglan (metoclopramide) and various antacids.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Poor prognosis: But there is always hope.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Within 2 days: All goes well and there is no infection noted.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Typically not: Unless it is mostly fat and you are very over weight.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Normal locations: Over the breasts.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Antibiotics at first sign of redness!
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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They: Can be changed to medpor if silicone and secured with screws.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Most are from dryness of skin.....Few can persist. Use sun block.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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So many possibilitie: Kidney infection /stones gall stones ovarian cysts get checked.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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It depends: If they are dysplastic or not. Irregularity can refer to appearance or histology. Too broad a q to answer.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Persistent: Swellling some boxy appearance of breasts slight scar thickening minimal pain.
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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.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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I would: Start with retin a (tretinoin) or retinols if not successful, try fraxel or laser resurfacing.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Melanoma: Is a tumor of the melanocyte cells, the cells which produce pigment. It is one of the most aggressive and sometimes lethal skin cancers. It can occu... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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It can: If the swelling in the shoulder is enough to put pressure on the nerves to the hand.
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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.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Possibly: Change antibiotic or try and antihistamine.
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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.
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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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Easiest: Way is a sonogram to diagnose some lab tests but are less specific ct scan can also show them.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Variable: Depends on many factors.
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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.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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If you have: No open wounds, probably just a bruise. Try arnica orally and fresh pineapple (contains bromelaine).
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Sun: And melanoma can occur without sun exposure....
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Probably: A hypertrophic scar between a keloid and normal scar.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Bites: By br spiders tend to be severe and progress to large wounds.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Yes: But if bothersome, try botox.
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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.
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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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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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.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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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.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Tough area: First excise it. Steroids can cause depigmentation.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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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.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Interesting q: Gangrenous areas typically have no blood supply, the conduit for an immune response.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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You: Can never get rid of it but choices: fillers laserabrasion chemical peels ipl fraxel pixel dermabrasion face lift excision.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Phenteramine: Is a potent prescriptive appetite suppressant! lipo vite not.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Have: It looked at by a dermatologist and consider biopsy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Chem peels: Lasers, and dermabrasion all can help.
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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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