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Dr. Theda Kontis

Facial Plastic Surgery
Baltimore, MD
35 years experience female

Locations

Facial Plastic Surgicenter

Baltimore, MD

Address

1838 Greene Tree Road , Suite 370, Baltimore, MD, US
Directions

Fax

4104860092

Insurances accepted

Aetna

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Theda Kontis is a facial plastic surgeon in private practice located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. A local, national and international leader in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Kontis is also an expert Botulinum toxin and filler injector and trains other physicians on the safe and effective use of facial injectables. She was guest editor for the 2009 Facial Plastic Surgery issue entitled “Injectable fillers.” Her book, co-authored with Dr. Victor Lacombe, "Cosmetic Injection Techniques," is a multimedia guide for injectors to learn safe practices for aesthetic injections. A part-time Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Kontis is Board Certified by both the American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery. She serves as an Oral Examiner for both Board Examinations and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is past president of the Maryland Society of Otolaryngology. In 2010, Dr. Kontis served as the co-chair for the annual Fall Meeting for the AAFPRS in Boston, Massachusetts. She also chairs the Fellowship and Continuing Medical Education Committees of the AAFPRS. She is a reviewer for the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery and the Laryngoscope journals and serves on the editorial advisory board for Clinics in Facial Plastic Surgery.

Specialties
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Facial Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Greek

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
3 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. Theda Kontis
35 years experience
Fillers and botox: Most fillers are temporary, but the problems you describe are usually treated with neurotoxins like Botox or dysport. These last about 3 months but he... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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White and black head: White heads are skin irritations filled with pus. Black heads are clogged pores.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Acne scars: Acne scars are tough to treat. There are many treatments that can be done to help including carbon dioxide and fractionated co2 lasers, dermabrasion, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Biopsy: The only way to tell if you have a skin cancer is by a biopsy. If you have a new or changing lesion that concerns you, seek the advice of a physician ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Remove Melanoma: That's what you can see...No telling how far it has spread microscopically. Get it off!
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Remove Melanoma: Melanoma is a very bad and aggressive tumor. It needs to be removed asap. No more waiting and watching. Go to the doctor!
A 59-year-old male asked:
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Browlift: No coronal lift for you! not even endoscopic. Probably consider a mid-forehead lift where the scars are placed in your forehead creases, or a chemical... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Laser scarring: You need to see a facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation. Please do this as soon as possible!
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Deviated septum: Nasal septal deviation may give you symptoms of nasal airway obstruction, or there may be no symptoms at all.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Aloe: I like aloe gel for a bad sunburn--refrigerate it for even more help!
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Scar tissue probably: You probably have some scar tissue from the injury. Enjoy it--people love dimples!
A 17-year-old female asked:
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PIH after trauma: Dark skin especially can get darker after trauma, called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. A bleaching agent can help. Sun exposure may make it dar... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Facial Cyst: This can be removed by a facial plastic surgeon, ent, dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
A 17-year-old male asked:
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Rhino and tonsils: Yes, it can be done, but you're going to be in so much pain, i would suggest one at a time.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Bleeding mole: Apply pressure until bleeding stops, apply antibiotic ointment until it heals, don't pick at it, see a doctor if it does not heal in 10 days.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Scars: Avoid sun exposure for 3 months scar gels or Mederma can also help.
A 42-year-old female asked:
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Nose pain: Mild trauma to the nose can cause swelling around the cartilage or bone that can be painful for a few weeks. If the pain persists, see and ENT physici... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Sunburn: I have never hears of an invisible sunburn. Burned skin is usually visible.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Sleep crease?: Since you are only 19, it is likely this is due to the way you are sleeping. Try not to sleep on that side. If it persists, please seek medical advice... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Laser: Laser treatments would not have any problems with breast milk, however chemical peels would.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Don't sunburn: Lesson 1: use sunscreen! don't sunburn. Green is an unusual color for a mole, better have a medical professional have a look at it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Rash not cancer: A rash is usually not a sign of cancer. However, if it does not go away, seek medical advice.
A 45-year-old female asked:
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Wait for biopsy: Always have suspicious lesions biopsied--wait for the results before you get too anxious about this.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Acne scar laser: I think the best laser for acne scars is the carbon dioxide laser or the newer fractionated lasers (like fraxel).
A 35-year-old member asked:
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MRI scan: Mri is done with magnets, so the answer is no.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Rhinoplasty bumps: As the swelling lessens and skin thins, some irregularities occasionally can be felt under the nasal skin. If it is not visible, leave it alone for no... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theda Kontis
35 years experience
PIH after trauma: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can happen on the skin after trauma. It generally goes away on its own or bleaching agents can be used. Make sure ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Skin cancer: I do not know of any correlation between sjogren's syndrome and skin cancers spreading.
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Sinusitis no prob: Having sinusitis will not prevent you from having your mole removed. Make sure you mention it to your doctor, though.
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Biopsy changes OK: You are probably just experiencing the results of healing after your biopsy. You may be seeing the remains of the blood supply that went to the lesio... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Keloids grow: Keloids come from the tissue injury, not from having a piercing in place. Once the tissue is injured from a piercing, it can continue to grow, with or... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Keloids: Keloids are an overgrowth of scar tissue. If the scar has overgrown the wound, it is likely a keloid.
A 59-year-old male asked:
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Restylane (dermal fillers): Studies show that Restylane (dermal fillers) will last about 8 months in the nlf's. However, if you get half the amount injected again at 4-6 months, ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
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Fillers: I think you mean the cheek folds? Fillers like Restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm are perfect for treating this area.
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Moles: If you can't see it anymore, it is probably not cancerous. If it recurs, see your doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Tattoo a mole: People get "beauty marks" tattooed on their skin all the time. Try that.
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Fraxel for acne scar: Fractionated carbon dioxide laser ( one trade name is fraxel) works well for acne scarring. You will never be 100% smooth, but it does improve the sca... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Sunburn and cancer: You'll find out when your about 70 or 80 years old.....
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Dysplastic nevi: I would recommend complete excision of any dysplastic nevi.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Aloe for a sunburn: Not sure who or why tea helps. I use aloe gel on sunburns. It especially feels good if you refrigerate it!
A 59-year-old male asked:
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Go back to Dr: Go back to your doctor asap and let them evaluate your results. Usually there is no charge for "touch ups" if necessary.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Changing mole: Only a physician will be able to decide that. See your doctor and if there is any question, it should be biopsied.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Rhinoplasty swelling: If your surgery was only 2 days ago, you are probably swollen internally and that is why you cannot smell. You also may have packing or splints in you... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Anesthesia : You can have any type of anesthesia you want, but it is excessive to have that for the lesions you describe.
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Self-esteem: My guess is that you have plenty of inner beauty. Counseling may help your self-esteem.
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Sunburns are bad: Be very careful with sunburns--especially on your head. Use sunscreens and wear a hat. Let things settle down for now. You can consider ipl treatments... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Not a nose job: Septoplasty straightens the wall between the nostrils and opens the airway, but does not change the shape of the nose. A "nose job" or rhinoplasty, is... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kontis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kontis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Endo browlift = forehead lift, it seems to md's. Endo raises hairline.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This is good info for me to hold onto. Never heard of the mid lift.Bye
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes. Nasolabial folds = nasal folds = cheek folds, and so on. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Patient Choice Award
Compassionate Physician Award
GBMC Resident Teaching Award
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