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Ariel N. Rad, MD., Ph.D.

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Ariel N. Rad, MD., Ph.D.

Dr. Rad is Princeton (magna cum laude) and Duke School of Medicine educated, and a Johns Hopkins trained Board certified plastic surgeon and Assistant Professor there. Dr. Rad is ranked a top 3 plastic surgeon in Washington DC, has the highest patient ratings across all doctor review websites and is an invited expert in international conferences on scarless rhinoplasty. With Dr. Sherber, dermatologist and Dr. Rad's wife, patients enjoy world class comprehensive care in the DC, northern VA areas.


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About

Meet Dr. Ariel Rad


World-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Ariel Rad and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sherber often collaborate with patients in their shared practice located in the nation's capital. This team effort of two specialists helps to optimize patients’ results and to minimize recovery. As such Dr. Rad’s modern approach to surgery harnesses the power of both dermatology and plastic surgery as both specialities address different aesthetic challenges.

During his tenure as Director of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins he pioneered minimally-invasive surgical techniques designed to refresh and refine, with minimal downtime.

Your Consultation

Sherber and Rad's plastic surgery office in Washington DC is centered on your comfort and privacy. You’ll be received by our caring staff, and escorted to your own private cabana wherein you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable during a discrete consult with Dr. Rad.

First, Dr. Rad will determine if you are a good candidate for surgery and during your consultation you should also decide if Dr. Rad is the right surgeon for you. Credentials are crucial and, in addition to being Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Rad is Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins. He enjoys an impeccable reputation as a top-flight aesthetic surgeon. His facial plastic surgery expertise is sought out as one of the best surgeons in Washington DC, northern Virginia and the US.

Your safety is Dr. Rad’s primary concern and he will review your medical history. Please inform him of any medical problems or medications that may affect your healing. If you are healthy and able to undergo surgery, Dr. Rad’s focus will be to understand what specific aesthetic concerns you have. His patients expect natural results with minimal downtime. Dr. Rad will spend time carefully listening to your concerns, asking clarifying questions to understand how your unique anatomy can be improved to convey a rested and vibrant appearance. Dr. Rad’s goal is to determine the most comprehensive approach for long lasting, natural results while minimizing downtime. To help him understand your specific concerns, preparation prior to your consultation is important. Think of words that convey how you feel about your appearance. For example, Washington DC patients often say they look fatigued, tired or lackluster because of undereye bags or dark undereye circles, or they look sad, upset or disinterested such as from heavy eyebrows, excess skin above the eyes or down-turned corners of the mouth. Patients often relay concerns of looking older than how they feel. Try to put into words how your appearance bothers you, and the priority you give to each area. Dr. Rad will then present to you his expert opinion about which procedures would be best to restore your anatomy to create a rested and refreshed appearance. In addition to surgery, patients can benefit from other procedures such asbrow lift,eyelid lift,facial fat transfer, orrhinoplasty. And since surgery is intricate, Dr. Rad will guide you through a stepwise approach of aesthetic analysis and he’ll deliver his recommendations in a clear and honest manner.

Dr. Rad and Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sherber often collaborate to optimize patients’ results and to minimize invasiveness. As such Dr. Rad’s modern approach to surgery harnesses the power of both dermatology and plastic surgery as both specialities address different aesthetic challenges. For example, plastic surgery is effective to lift, tighten and volumize loose, atrophied tissues, whereas dermatologic treatments such as laser, radiofrequency tightening and skincare are best to improve skin texture, pigmentation and tone. Dr. Rad can address any concerns regarding skin quality and how to obtain and maintain optimal results.

Dr. Rad will review with you photos of his patients’ results (many of which you’ll not find online due to privacy concerns) to highlight his aesthetic approaches and skill. He will take your photographs, which remain confidential, to assist with the planning of your surgery. For your safety Dr. Rad performs surgery in a hospital-based operating room, considered to be the safest environment, rather than in the office. Anesthesia is delivered by a board certified anesthesiologist (MD) and you’ll be under light anesthesia which is important for your safety and comfort.

You will receive a customized quote for the procedures in which you’re interested. Once approved we may then move forward with pre-operative preparations and you will meet with Dr. Rad again at your final in person consultation prior to surgery. Dr. Rad’s reputation as one of the most technically gifted surgeons attracts patients nationally and from around the world. We cater to patients from across the globe by arranging virtual consultations, luxury accommodations.

Patient Testimonials

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on October 18th, 2015 Having DIEP FLAP BREAST RECONSTRUCTION with Dr. Rad was THE best decision that I could have made. After testing positive for the BRCA2 gene, I decided to have a double mastectomy with reconstruction. The care that I received from Dr. Rad and his staff was wonderful. My experience was beyond what I expected from my consultation appointment to my last post operative appointment. Also, he offers very affordable care without sacrificing patient care.
Dr. Rad and his team were invaluable to me & my family during a very stressful time when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Rad made me feel at ease and I knew I was in good hands with my reconstruction decision after my double mastectomy. His expert knowledge in the field of micro surgery was very impressive as he is one of the top surgeons in the area. He has given me back what cancer took from me. When I look in the mirror I now have HOPE for a normal life and I look like a normal beautiful woman. I would recommend Dr. Rad for anyone that is thinking of having breast reconstruction. Kuddos to his wonderful staff for always being kind to me and always answering my many calls & questions. They always treated me & my family with dignity and we were always met with kindness and a smile!
Washington DC patient Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on October 18th, 2015 Dr Rad is outstanding. Not only did he do an excellent facelift, he was extremely involved with my care when I had a complication due to a pre-existing condition and had to be admitted to the hospital. (Very rare occurrence and not at all attributable to the plastic surgery). He visited twice a day and was one of the most competent and compassionate physicians I have ever encountered.
Procedures

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Body Lift

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Revision

Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Cheek Augmentation

Cheek Reduction

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Chin Augmentation

Chin Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging

Dermabrasion

Dermal Fillers

Deviated Septum Correction

Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Technique

Eyelid Surgery

Facelift

Facial Implants

Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction

General Reconstruction

Hair Transplant

Injectable Fillers

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lip Augmentation / Enhancement

Liposuction

Male Breast Reduction

Male Chest Implants

Microdermabrasion

Microsurgery

Mommy Makeover

Neck Lift

Retin-A Treatments

Rhinoplasty

Scar Revision

Skin Cancer Removal

Thigh Lift

Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Ariel Rad participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

Facelift with necklift

Arm Lift

Member Response:

Hello, The answer is yes, and you're very astute to ask this question! Most patients "lose the forest from the trees" by focusing only on loose neck tissues and they don't notice jowls, downturned corners of the mouth and marionette lines which are often present, as well. Blending the neck to the lower face is aesthetically crucial: if only a neck lift is performed then jowls and lower face laxity will look much more obvious and out of balance with the neck. So, when consulting with a patient for neck lift I always draw his/her attention to the jawline and marionette lines which should be lifted as well, to create natural contours and transitions. This way your face will look much more natural. I show patients many before/after photos of my neck/lower face lift patients and they then see how important it is to consider lifting the two regions together. I wish you the best in your search!

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Neck lift

Arm Lift

Member Response:

Hello, Downtime and cost depend on which type of neck lift (open or closed) is best one for you based on your anatomy. On average the downtime 2.5 weeks before returning to work or social engagements. This can be longer for more extensive work, or shorter for smaller neck lift procedures. Swelling in the lower face along the jawline is common and diminishes over 7-10 days. Open neck lift scars are placed around the ear and so are visible, whereas closed neck lift (best for minimal skin looseness) are hidden. Cost depends on many factors: extent of surgery (sometimes a lower face lift is needed to ensure proper facial proportion), the surgeon's level of training and skill, location and travel costs. In Washington DC, the cost of surgery (including all hospital fees and pre/post care; excluding travel related cost) ranges from $9,000 to $18,000 with an average of $13,500.

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Payment

Payment Options

  • Cash or Personal Checks
  • Medicare
  • Patient Financing
Insurance Options
  • BCBS CareFirst
  • Cigna
Location

Our Location

Our Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 10am - 6pm EST
Office Tel: 202.517.7299
Contact Email: contact@sherberandrad.com
Closed Weekends and major holidays (US)
Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on October 18th, 2015 Having DIEP FLAP BREAST RECONSTRUCTION with Dr. Rad was THE best decision that I could have made. After testing positive for the BRCA2 gene, I decided to have a double mastectomy with reconstruction. The care that I received from Dr. Rad and his staff was wonderful. My experience was beyond what I expected from my consultation appointment to my last post operative appointment. Also, he offers very affordable care without sacrificing patient care.
Dr. Rad and his team were invaluable to me & my family during a very stressful time when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Rad made me feel at ease and I knew I was in good hands with my reconstruction decision after my double mastectomy. His expert knowledge in the field of micro surgery was very impressive as he is one of the top surgeons in the area. He has given me back what cancer took from me. When I look in the mirror I now have HOPE for a normal life and I look like a normal beautiful woman. I would recommend Dr. Rad for anyone that is thinking of having breast reconstruction. Kuddos to his wonderful staff for always being kind to me and always answering my many calls & questions. They always treated me & my family with dignity and we were always met with kindness and a smile!
Washington DC patient Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on October 18th, 2015 Dr Rad is outstanding. Not only did he do an excellent facelift, he was extremely involved with my care when I had a complication due to a pre-existing condition and had to be admitted to the hospital. (Very rare occurrence and not at all attributable to the plastic surgery). He visited twice a day and was one of the most competent and compassionate physicians I have ever encountered.
Breast Reconstruction SGAP with Dr. Rad Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on March 12th, 2011 Dr. Ariel Rad, Johns Hopkins Hospital, was exceptional in every way. Surgically I have been nothing but thrilled with all aspects of my process. Beginning with my initial consult, the bilateral mastectomies, the optimal care of my expanders, and now my reconstruction surgery, I have been so emotionally strong and well through the entire journey. But more than that, Dr. Rad has been the utmost in professional, courteous and kind to every one of my family and friends. My two teenage sons and my husband, and my Team of Advocates who marched through this process at my side, were always welcome to voice their concerns or anxieties. Dr. Rad was ALWAYS accessible and responsive to my teams needs. It doesnt get much better than that.
Absolutely the Best! Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on June 19th, 2017 I can't express in words how blessed I am to have Dr. Rad as my surgeon. He is absolutely the best!
Drs Sherber & Rad are exceptional. They are warm and personable, extremely skilled and discerning and I appreciate the privacy I receive in their office. Both doctors, their office staff, nurses and assistants make me feel so comfortable and at ease....like I am the only patient they have. I highly recommend this practice.
DIEP breast reconstruction Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on August 23rd, 2016 *******YES! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Rad!*********** I am very glad that one day I decided to see Dr. Rad for a second opinion regarding my breast reconstruction. I had prophylactic bilateral mastectomy done in 2014 at Johns Hopkins. Initially the surgeon at Johns Hopkins told me that I was a candidate for DIEP reconstruction. However when the plastic surgeon at Johns Hopkins saw me for the follow up appointment weeks after the mastectomy, the surgeon unexpectedly recommended implants, and advised me against DIEP. I felt lost and confused. Then I made an appointment with Dr. Rad. Dr. Rad convinced me that I would be a good candidate for the DIEP. Today I am absolutely proud of my new body, thanks to Dr. Rad. He performed DIEP reconstruction surgery and two revision surgeries with fat grafting. He also corrected surgical mistakes which had been made at Johns Hopkins. I went through three surgeries with minimal anxiety and minimal pain. Dr. Rad is not just a brilliant surgeon, but he is a wonderful physician with a big passion for his job. He is very personable and very attentive, and I believe that he makes all his patients feel very special. In addition, he has the most beautiful office you will ever see, and a wonderful, responsive team.
giving advice for another. From the first phone consultation I felt a nurturing, truly caring resolve that only a provider that cares about the well being of his clients can portray. I pride myself on being a very good judge of character and I was proved correct in Dr. Rad. Not only is he hands on and soft spoken he is also 100% present in decision making when it comes to multi procedures and methods in which the best results will be reached. He's thoughtful outside of the consultation room and doesn't "leave his work in the office." He is constantly thinking and creating the best approach to deliver his client's desired results. His bedside manner is in stiff competition to his surgical abilities. Each of my 10 procedures was handled delicately and with understated grace. I wanted to look "normal" and simply be the best version of myself and, although at this point I'm still healing, I feel as if my anticipated results were achieved. He even took into account my sensitivity to post-op pain medication and prescribed specific medication to help limit the side effects. His overarching goal is the complete client not just the procedure and for that he has made not only a lifetime client but I'd also like to believe, a friend. Enough thanks can not be given to Dr. Rad and his incredible team. I feel extremely lucky to have found him and over the moon pleased with my results.
Dr. Rad is simply the best! I am so lucky that I was referred to Dr. Rad by my oncologist. He is an expert in his field. He is brilliant and so very caring. I will never forget how compassionate he was on the day of my surgery. Having breast cancer is scary. Dr. Rad made me feel all would be ok! No matter how many questions I had regarding surgery or thereafter, Dr. Rad always remained calm, patient and encouraging. I can't thank him enough for not only being a top surgeon and caring, but hiring a team that is as compassionate as he is
Dr. Rad has been absolutely amazing to work with. He is intelligent and makes you feel calm no matter what procedure you're going through. You can tell he genuinely cares. I would recommend him to anyone!
My beautiful face is back! Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on June 11th, 2016 Dr. Rad is a phenomenal surgeon! Not only did he give me the face lift result I wanted, but he and his staff were there for me every step of the way. I look so natural and rested, and only my closest family and friends know I had some work done. Everyone else just thinks I had a great night's rest!
I went to Dr. Rad's office with intentions on determining if he could help with bags under my eyes, other areas of fat on my face, and Lipostructing for stubborn fat around my abdomen. Dr. Rad recommended Lower Blepharoplasty (eye bags), facial fat removal and Lipostructing of Abdomen, flanks. Dr. Rad is humble, detailed, personable, knowledgable and reassuring. He does a great job explaining the procedure and what you may experience during your recovery. My procedure went extremely well, I felt absolutely no pain with my facial procedure, with minimal bruising and swelling. More importantly, I was satisfied with the end result. The Lipostructing did leave me sore, as expected, for about a week but the discomfort was manageable with the medication Dr. Rad prescribed. I highly recommend Dr. Rad, he does amazing work!
It really doesn't matter how I write this review. Because words can never express my gratitude to Dr. Rad. Dr. Rad performed my surgery to perfection. I have never met such a compassionate and caring human being. He explained the procedure in layman's terms from the first consultation to the last post op visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Rad to anyone considering any type of plastic surgery. I may be moving to Florida in the near future but I can say without a doubt if I need any type of plastic surgery I will fly back to DC just to utilize his talents. He is truly a gifted surgeon.
Dr. Rad is simply the best! I am so lucky that I was referred to Dr. Rad by my oncologist. He is an expert in his field. He is brilliant and so very caring. I will never forget how compassionate he was on the day of my surgery. Having breast cancer is scary. Dr. Rad made me feel all would be ok! No matter how many questions I had regarding surgery or thereafter, Dr. Rad always remained calm, patient and encouraging. I can't thank him enough for not only being a top surgeon and caring, but hiring a team that is as compassionate as he is
Highly recommend both Dr. Sherber and Dr. Rad. Extremely professional, skilled, and accessible doctors that run a world-class practice with a seamless appointment booking and check-in process, and streamlined communication with their staff. Very pleased with their services and plan to come back!
I trust Dr. Rad's technical expertise as well as his eye for beauty. You will be in excellent hands having Dr. Rad perform your cosmetic surgeries as well as any non-surgical touch ups. Dr. Rad knows how to accentuate your natural beauty.
Awesome Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on May 2nd, 2011 Dr. Rad is one of the best. He is not just a plastic surgeon. He is an artist. He treats you like you are the only person in the world that matters. He wants you outcomes to be perfection.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on January 11th, 2012 Dr. Rad was very compassionate. He explained everything he was doing during my procedure so I would not be nervous. He really knows how to up a patient at ease. I would highly recommend him to others.
Refreshed and Happy Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on November 10th, 2015 Passing into a new decade and having several important family events scheduled in the coming year, I consulted with Dr Rad about what he could do help me look like a refreshed, happy, more confident version of aging ME. I was troubled with sagging skin around my mouth and neck and hooded eyes that gave me a grumpy look in spite of my sunny disposition and joyful life. He expertly and kindly explained what he thought were the necessary solutions that would achieve my goal. I had been his wife’s teacher and her patient for several years and had considerable knowledge about his and Dr. Sherber’s education, qualifications, and kind and responsive treatment of their patients. As I prepared for surgery I had no unanswered questions and was totally confident about his skill and judgement. I have been more than delighted with the results. All my interactions with Dr. Rad and his team at the time of surgery and follow up were efficient, expert, and delivered with compassion and kindness in a most professional and humane manner, often with an affectionate sense of humor. Several days following the surgery I donned my dark glasses and attended a concert at the National Cathedral. A year later I can honestly say that I think the results are perfection. I look just like ME.
I'm honored to write this review for Dr. Ariel Rad. I found Dr. Rad by a review just like the one I want to share with you today. My hope is it will convey what a first-class doctor he is! My initial meeting with Dr. Rad in May 2012 was serendipitous. Already knowing his considerable qualifications and his exceptional reputation at Johns Hopkins, I went to the appointment simply curious about what it would entail to correct the severe asymmetry of my breasts. During the appointment, I was simply captivated by his knowledge, his patience, and his compassion in equal measure. And so the adventure began! After my appointment, I was filled with hope. I made the decision to move forward with the operation and started saving my money because I was confident Dr. Rad could create perfection from imperfection. Leading up to the procedure, I corresponded with him and Dr. Rad's responses were always prompt, comprehensive, and more importantly, I felt he genuinely cared about answering my questions. Because of his diligence and kindness, I wasn't nervous when the big day finally arrived. Dr. Rad performed a breast lift and augmentation on both breasts to achieve the desired result we discussed. A nurse informed me later that he was my advocate in the operating room ensuring that I received the best possible care from beginning to end. After the surgery, Dr. Rad followed up with me several times because he is very dedicated to his patients. My recovery was seamless and my breasts look absolutely beautiful all because of him. My journey didn't end there. He has been using Botox and fillers to help me maintain my youth for as long as reasonably possible, but done so by keeping my appearance completely natural. During my visits we chat about my goals, but what's extraordinary about Dr. Rad is he has the ability to strike a balance between what I want and what he knows to be the best option for me. I've never been happier with my appearance. It's always worth the drive and breaking my piggy bank to visit Dr. Rad. Dr. Rad has opened his own practice in Washington, D.C. It is absolutely stunning! It's almost surreal; it's that exquisite. It doesn't stop there. His staff radiates professionalism as well as the the human element. Additionally, Dr. Rad is continually implementing cutting edge technology to achieve optimal results at his new office. Finally, Dr. Rad's practice is trendy in that it uses social media to show the latest advancements in plastic surgery. My impression of him really can't be adequately expressed in words, but I guarantee your experience will exceed your expectations. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Ariel Rad to a family member or friend for cosmetic or medical care. Thank you, Dr. Rad!
Skillful and sensitive Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on March 9th, 2011 Dr. Rad was attentive, kind, and available throughout a year of reconstructive surgeries following bilateral mastectomy. I felt that I had his full attention during office visits in which he spent as much time with me as my frequently long lists of questions required. I was impressed with his prompt replies to emails and with his thorough responses to questions. His artfulness in DIEP Flap surgery gave me results that far exceeded my expectations. I love how my body looks today. I also felt personally known and cared about by him, as if I had a friend as well as a doctor through what was a difficult and sometimes scary year.
Exceptional skill and compassion Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on February 7th, 2012 Dr. Rad is a brilliant surgeon, and a compassionate doctor. He takes time to explain procedures, answered my questions, told me what to expect, and gave me all the options to get the best possible results. I really felt cared for by Dr. Rad and I give him the highest recommendation!
Dr Rad did my DIEP Reconstruction Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on October 18th, 2015 Dr. Rad was my plastic surgeon when I had breast cancer and he did a fabulous job with my DIEP flap reconstruction. He is an artist and did a wonderful job matching by reconstructed breast to my natural breast. He was very compassionate and responded to all of my questions and concerns very quickly. It is very rare to find a surgeon that is so talented with such a great bedside manner.
Dr. Rad Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on May 12th, 2011 I went online and searched for a physician with expertise in plastic surgery. Dr. Rad's credentials impressed me. Once meeting him, his bedside manner made me feel comfortable and confident. The outcome of my surgery was amazing. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an awesome plastic surgeon. In fact, I sent a friend of mine to him for the same surgery I had (DIEP Flap) and she was very pleased as well.
We consulted with three plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Rad for my 17 year old son's rhinoplasty and chin implant in March 2017. From the first meeting, we felt confident that Dr. Rad is a skilled, experienced and talented surgeon who pays attention to every detail. He is also a super guy - warm, caring, attentive and welcoming. Everything went smoothly and we are extremely happy with the results. We are very pleased with the whole experience and recommend him without hesitation.
Amazing Doctor! Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on June 14th, 2017 Dr.Rad was amazing! I previously had a bad experience with a surgeon prior to Dr.Rad and I told him my apprehension but he reassured my decision of removing breast implants and when I tell you I'm just thrilled at the outcome I'm JUST THRILLED!!
Dr. Rad did wonderful job with my nose and listening to what result I was looking. He is very professional and caring, which reflexes in the final result. I am very happy with the look. I recommend Dr. Rad to my best friend and she already had the first consultation, and most probably she will move forward. Thank you so much, Dr. Rad.
I met with several doctors prior to meeting Dr. Rad, and I knew instantly that he was the only doctor I needed to see. Right from the start his office staff was professional, kind and efficient. I was never left waiting past my appointment time and was never rushed during my appointment. Dr. Rad took a lot of time reviewing my case, asking intelligent questions and always providing thoughtful and honest answers. He even, on more than one occasion, called me at my home in the evening to address some of my questions prior to and after my procedure. He is gentle, calm and very sure of himself, which brings a lot of comfort when you are putting your life in his hands. The way that the nurses in the hospital spoke about him also revealed he is highly respected there as a doctor and a person. It is evident that Dr. Rad genuinely cares for the well being of his patients; it is clearly what drives him. I could not be more thrilled with the end result. Dr. Rad literally changed the course of my life and I am eternally grateful.
ANTASTIC!!!! Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on May 25th, 2017 Dr. Rad is absolutely the best! I was hesitant to go to the consultation since it cost money. But after reading reviews something told me to just go for it. Best decision I ever made. His staff is fabulous. The location is perfect. The office atmosphere is spectacular. Dr. Rad is very personable and cares about you. He listens and offers his recommendations. I was so happy I decided to have Dr. Rad perform my plastic surgery. The results after the first day were spectacular - I still have a long way of healing to go - but I can tell that he took care when doing my surgery. He called the night of my surgery to make sure I was doing good. He even called before my surgery because I had a question - I never expected to receive a call from him. But he cares about his patients - he truly wants to ensure that you are comfortable. If you are looking for a doctor to perform your plastic surgery - Dr. Rad should be number 1 on your list. No doubt. I definitely recommend him to anyone wanting or needing plastic surgery!! 5 STARS!!!!
most compassionate Dr I have ever meet and a professional Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on June 24th, 2011 Dr. Rad was the most compassionate Dr I have ever meet he does beautiful work and makes you feel Important.Had breast cancer with a left breast mastectomy he worked with me thru months of preparation and created the perfect breasts.. I am very pleased with his results and ready to move on with my life.
I have the BRAC1 gene mutation and come from 5 generations of Breast and Ovarian Cancer. I choose to have a Double Mastectomy with DIEP flap reconstruction. Dr. Rad was by my side every step of the way. Dr. Rad takes his time with you to make sure that you are fully informed about the procedure and the healing process. Dr. Rad cares about his patients and it really shows. He has excellent bedside manner, the results of his work where phenomenal, and his office staff is always on point and very helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Rad and his team for the DIEP flap reconstruction. It truly is the gold standard for breast cancer reconstruction.
Dr. Rad is the Best Plastic Surgeon - Facelift Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on October 3rd, 2018 Dr. Rad is an incredible plastic surgeon. His expertise is basically magic, and he is even more patient and kind. He makes sure you are so comfortable, answers all questions and more, walks you through your entire process, and genuinely cares about you and your results. After a full face lift with Dr. Rad, I look decades younger and so natural. Results grow more beautiful each day. His staff is accommodating, kind, and knowledgeable. They always know your exact details and are quick to respond to any questions you have. And to make Dr. Rad more perfect, his wife, Dr. Sherber, is a dermatologist in the same office and she is just as skilled as he is! highly recommend this doctor and office for all cosmetic needs! I intend to continue to visit for my lifetime.
Dr. Rad: Technical & Artistic Mastery of the Human Body Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on May 11th, 2018 Whether I'm getting surgical cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation with left breast lift, closed rhinoplasty, liposuction with fat grafting/transfer, or non-surgical procedures, such as Botox and Juvederm, Dr. Rad's goal is to enhance my natural beauty, not to turn me into an unrecognizable version of myself. I was confident that Dr. Rad would meticulously remove the bump from my side profile and refine the tip of my nose. However, the results have exceeded my expectations (believe me, my expectations are incredibly high). I am now four months post rhinoplasty and have not had any complications with my surgery. Dr. Rad truly cares for his patients. He called me in the evening after each of my surgeries to make sure I was in good spirits and to answer my post-surgery questions. I trust Dr. Rad's technical expertise as well as his eye for beauty. Dr. Rad has sculpted the perfect nose for my face. Dr. Rad's technical and artistic mastery of the human body is beyond compare. I first met with Dr. Rad for a breast augmentation consultation and knew right away that he was the surgeon that would give this 37-year-old girl the perky, round and full breasts that I was lucky enough to enjoy as a fresh faced 19-year-old. Dr. Rad recommended that I go with 400cc Natrelle round silicone implants placed under the muscle and I could not be more pleased with the result. They are the perfect size for my size 2 frame. Not too small but not porn star over the top. Just right. You will be in excellent hands having Dr. Rad perform your cosmetic surgeries as well as any non-surgical touch ups. I see Dr. Rad every three months for my Botox touchups and will no doubt have him perform my next cosmetic surgical procedure. I am thrilled with the results of fat grafting under my eyes, cheeks and temples and am eager to have Dr. Rad do some more fat grafting on my body. Dr. Rad knows how to accentuate your natural beauty. My breasts feelnatural and I couldn't imagine having a better looking nose for my face.
Rave Reviews! Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on December 2nd, 2017 If you are in the market for a plastic surgeon, look no further! Dr. Rad is as good as it gets. Not only is he an incredibly skilled plastic surgeon, he is also a compassionate, caring, and gentle human being. His bedside manner truly defies any negative plastic surgeon stereotype you may have in mind. I am incredibly pleased with my rhinoplasty results and feel 100% confident recommending Dr. Rad to anyone and everyone who is considering plastic surgery.
The best Dr. for breast reconstruction. Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on August 17th, 2016 I was referred to Dr. Rad for Breast Reconstruction by my Breast Surgeon at INOVA. As I had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, I was overwhelmed with information and decisions to make. Dr. Rad made it easier. His staff very efficiently scheduled my consultation and sent me information on my options. I felt very well-prepared for my consultation. His offices are very state of the art and offer great patient privacy. I decided to have a lumpectomy followed by immediate reconstruction, oncoplasty, reduction, and lift. His staff worked closely with my surgeon's staff to schedule my surgery. He was very reassuring prior to surgery. They even started early. Both Dr. Rad and his staff provided great follow-up care. The results were amazing and very natural and symmetrical. I don't hesitate to recommend him to family, friends, and other patients.
I'm convinced Dr. Rad is the best plastic surgeon in the country if not globe. I had a full face lift with Dr. Rad 6 months ago and my results grow more beautiful each day. I look at least a decade younger, while still completely natural. His expertise is magic. In addition, Dr. Rad is kind, patient, and genuine. He makes you feel as if you are his only patient, taking the time to answer all your questions, walk you through your procedure minute by minute, and check in on you regularly before, after, and months after your procedure. His staff is just as kind as he is, and incredibly knowledgeable, answering all questions and requests so promptly. To add to the perfection, Dr. Rad's wife, Dr. Sherber is an amazing dermatologist in the same office! I highly, highly recommend Dr. Rad and Dr. Sherber for all cosmetic needs, and can't wait to keep seeing them through my lifetime.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on December 7th, 2016 This doctor is the best. He is the most gifted physician that I've ever met. Dr. Ariel Rad is in the top-echelon of physicians. He has a brilliant brain and a big heart. His skills as a surgeon are unparalleled. He's young, talented at what he does without any arrogance at all. He has an empathic manner and genuinely cares about his patients. Dr. Rad was my plastic surgeon when I had breast cancer and he did a fabulous job with my breast reconstruction. Dr. Rad is amazing and has such a wonderful caring, nurturing demeanor right from the minute he shakes your hand the first time you see him. He keeps that friendly smile that make the patient feel calm and relaxed. Dr. Rad is exceptional in every way. The staff at the office are very attentive and so is Dr. Rad. At the lowest point in my life with no hair and no breasts, it was rough, but he made the journey through Breast Cancer easier, he gave me hope that I would feel like myself again and then he made me look like myself again!! I'm forever in his debt. I would recommend him absolutely and completely without hesitation.
Breast reconstruction,Facelift Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on May 13th, 2011 Dr. Rad is a supremely skilled surgeon with a discerning eye of a master. A double mastectomy left me in need of excellence at its highest. Dr. Rad's demeanor is one of humility, kindness, and the ability to create fabulous. The word hope has a new extended meaning in your journey. Dr. Rad was truly my light at the end of the tunnel.
Dr. Rad is the most skillful and knowledgeable plastic surgeon in the Washington DC area. You will not find any other doctor with his expertise, artistic eye, and excellent bedside manners. I do not have enough words to praise his work. I cannot be happier with the results. I had surgery with him 7 months ago and everything looks so natural that no one has noticed anything except that I look wonderful. Dr. Rad deserves not 5 but 5,000 stars. He is absolutely amazing. You will be in the right hands. He is very patient and explains everything with accuracy and detail. I had a lower face lift with fat grafting. Honestly, I did not feel pain after the surgery. Yes, there was mild swelling, but it went down in two weeks. The day after surgery, I was walking outdoors (of course I was wearing a kind of near eastern veil but it looked completely normal). I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend Dr. Rad. Thank you so much Dr. Rad for a marvelous work.
I met with Dr. Rad before the surgery for my consult who was very courtesy, answered my questions and made me feel that he was, in fact, the best choice for the surgery. After my procedure, I received several follow up phone calls to check on how I was doing. The staff and Dr. Rad are very caring, professional, and I am very pleased with my results. I am glad I made the decision to have my breast reduction and Lift surgery with Dr.Rad. I am just obsessed with my breasts! Its crazy because nobody can ever tell not even my husband in the beginning of our relationship thats how amazing they are! He is number one and I'm so excited to get my next surgery with him because i know I'm in amazing hands!
Excellent physician, highly skilled surgeon Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on May 24th, 2017 Dr. Rad is an excellent physician both in technical terms but also in caring and concern. I am a complicated patient because of medical history and because of my size. Dr. Rad was able to do a large scale abdominoplasty with liposuction that has restored my ability to function intimately and to be able to exercise with ease. Considering the over the top charges of most physicians who take insurance, Dr. Rad's fee was VERY reasonable. I am grateful for his skill and the wonderful outcome.
Great Artist/Surgeon/Person Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on May 2nd, 2011 One of the things that makes Dr Rad a great surgeon is his artistic ability. He is able to see beyond the present and create a vision of the future. He absolutely wants only the best outcome for his patients. Everything about my surgery was explained in detail and all of my concerns were addressed promptly and with compassion. I highly recommend and respect Dr Ariel Rad.
Facelift results are magical Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on October 18th, 2015 Dr. Rad has a very rare combination of artistry, skill and a caring bedside manner. Dr. Rad took the time to understand exactly what my concerns were and, in addition to seeing lots of amazing before and after results of his own patients, that was the most important factor in my decision to have a total face lift by him. I'm so thrilled with my results because I still look like myself, just a much more rested and brighter version like I was years ago. Dr. Rad's work is subtle and refined and people who know me say I look like I came back from a long holiday. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Rad - as a plastic surgeon he is head and shoulders above the rest!
reat experience! Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on December 18th, 2013 Dr; RAD is fabulous! I highly recommend him for any plastic surgery needed - elective or otherwise. I was very very pleased with the facial rejuvenation done earlier this year by Dr. Rad. He is extremely professional, a good listener and really enjoys his work. It was a tough decision for me to go forward with a face lift...I'm 50 and have five kids, fairly recently divorced and I suppose beginning a new life. I didn't feel my age...I'm active and fit and love life. Dr. Rad got that immediately and proposed a gentle approach that simple made me look the way I feel! I'm also a conscious health care consumer and was very pleased with his consultative approach. Great work, great doc!
Dr. Rad's work is amazing! Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on June 17th, 2017 I needed some tune ups - my under-eye bags were getting worse, and my cheeks were deflating. I wanted to look refreshed but I couldn't take much time off, and I didn't want people to know I had some work done. So, I met with the top 5 plastic surgeons in DC but once I met Dr. Rad the choice was obvious: he understood my goals, he gave me the time and attention I needed, we came up with a perfect plan and my results speak for themselves. I look so well rested and refreshed and people think I came back from vacation. Hands down Dr. Rad is the best of the best and I've referred friends and family to him and I hope everyone knows about his incredible talent!
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Rad last year when he performed a lower face/necklift, chin implant, lower blepharoplasty and fat transfer. At the one year mark, my face looked beautiful but I wanted a more comprehensive result. Dr. Rad planned to perform a full face and neck lift, and to take advantage of being in the OR I decided to add a tummy tuck and upper arm lipo. This time I was smart to stay in the hospital - 2 nights - after my experience with hard-to-control pain during the first 2 post-op days last year, when we did the procedure in an outpatient surgical center. Dr. Rad performed a full facelift to expand on the necklift, and he customized my surgery for a rapid recovery. My post-op appearance is so much better in terms of swelling and bruising: at post-op day 9, I can already see the results will be extraordinary. (Bodywork is still very swollen and bruised but looks good so far.) This forum doesn't give me the opportunity to give Dr. Rad adequate praise, but he is truly amazing.
Patient Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on September 1st, 2014 I would recommend Dr Rad without hesitation. He is a highly skilled surgeon with a huge heart and he made the journey through Breast Cancer easier with his expertise and compassion. I travel 14 hours to see him and will continue to do so. I had a Mastectomy with immediate reconstruction followed by an implant after radiation which is difficult to do and a reduction on the other side- he managed it beautifully. Everyone on the Oncology team respects and likes Dr Rad. His peers have told me what a great surgeon he is and the Physical Therapist who sees the results of his work on a daily basis thinks he is amazing. What sets Dr Rad apart from other surgeons (apart from a hugely impressive resume) is his genuine kindness and caring towards his patients. As trite as this may sound it is the truth, he is a really nice guy and that matters when you are at the lowest point in your life with no hair and no breast - he gave me hope that I would feel like myself again and then he made me look like myself again!! I'm forever in his debt.
never imagined something so positive would flow from cancer dx Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on December 25th, 2011 I was a cancer patient very much in denial when i first met Dr. Rad. He was at that point, and at every point following able to meet me where i was,very tuned into my need to travel this journey at my own pace of acceptance. He performed a fabulous DIEP flap procedure and then in the last surgery while making my nipple also did severalcosmetic proceedures, including a face lift for me. He is awesome and very reassuring. Mild mannered, remarkably unarrogant. just an eztraordinarily gited man.
Dr. Rad is an amazing surgeon; and a warm, compassionate, and attentive person. After losing over 100 lbs. through diet and exercise I was left with loose skin in various parts of my body. Dr. Rad performed my tummy tuck, liposuction of the flanks, arm lift, and breast lift all at one time and he did such a wonderful job. It's been 7 months and I am beyond pleased with my results. I would recommend Dr. Rad to anyone.
Genius Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on April 27th, 2012 Struck with Bells Palsy 10 years ago at age 35, I saw myself disappear overnight as the illness paralyzed half of my face. Looking like a stroke victim was immediate, as I could no longer smile or blink my eye completely. Early surgeries were done by other doctors to implant a small weight in my eyelid and to lift my sagging cheek. But nothing prepared me for the slow and heartbreaking disfigurement that comes with long term facial paralysis and atrophy. I watched half my face creep lower every year, my right cheek sliding down into my neck. My eyebrow slowly collapsed, pressing into my eye and blurring my vision. My mouth became a permanent frown on one side, spilling liquids and staining shirts. I began avoiding family pictures and hiding behind my hair. Botox treatments helped for a time, but became less and less effective over the years. Enter Dr. Ariel Rad. With the hands of an artist, he brought me back to myself. Eyebrow lift sutures, each one like precisely placed miniature slings radiating over my eyes, returned the natural curve of my eyebrows and immediately relieved the pressure on my eye. I could see clearly and my eyebrows were even again. For the first time in years I didnt look like a quizzical Spock. My cheeks, one forever unresponsive to any emotion and setting up house in my neck, were reintroduced to my face. Dr. Rad, not only put them back where they belonged, but somehow found a way to return their symmetry as much as possible, so the paralyzed side matches my other side, both in repose and when smiling. Like miniature scaffolding inside my cheeks, he tailored each side to minimize the difference. He tweaked the corner of my mouth, slightly pulling it up so that its even but not so much that I have a smirk, and I have less of a dribble effect, as Im better able to hold liquids in my mouth now. He then tightened the loose skin on my neck left behind from the fallen cheek. I now have a jaw-line again. Am I dying from a horrible disease? No. But still, Dr. Rad saved me. There is no prosthetic for your face. When your smile is stolen from you and your reflection gradually deforms before your eyes, you are forced to say goodbye to a part of your identity you had known and presented to the world your whole life. Dr. Rad gave me back a part of myself. He gave me back to my family photos and my confidence to look people in the eye again. Never have I met a doctor with such passion for his craft and compassion for his patient. Yet, he was so completely without ego its almost unnervingand refreshing. He listens to what you think and feel and then delivers ten-fold. If ever there were a reason to believe there are people on this earth doing what they were meant to do, Dr. Ariel Rad is one. I will forever be grateful that I found him.
Painful, botched results made beautiful again by Dr. Rad Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on March 30th, 2018 I had a breast augmentation back in 2016, and after only a year, had very painful and unattractive capsular contracture in my left breast, and an unsightly dimple below my nipple on my right. After seeing many different surgeons for consultations, Dr. Rad was the only one who made me feel that my specific concerns were heard and considered when it came to a treatment plan. He and his staff are welcoming, conscientious, and provide excellent quality of care to their patients. The appointments never felt rushed and Dr. Rad will answer any and all questions you have (even if you're like me and need things explained to you 100 different times)! In the end, my results speak for themselves--over-filled saline implants switched out for silicone ones have provided much more comfort with the implants over all (I can lay on my stomach again!), and the capsular contracture has been completely taken care of. Absolutely no more pain. In addition, Dr. Rad suggested a fat transfer to take care of the dimple beneath my right nipple. I have always been self conscious of my chin, and asked if it would be possible to take fat from there for the procedure. Despite the general method being fat taken from the abdomen, Dr. Rad was happy to accommodate, and now, no more strange nipple dimple and an under chin area I am much more confident about! Everything is even more beautiful than the first time around. Overall, I would not recommend anyone but Dr. Rad to a friend or family, no matter what procedure they're seeking. Dr. Rad and his team will make sure you're taken care of.
Great Artist/Surgeon/Person Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on May 2nd, 2011 One of the things that makes Dr Rad a great surgeon is his artistic ability. He is able to see beyond the present and create a vision of the future. He absolutely wants only the best outcome for his patients. Everything about my surgery was explained in detail and all of my concerns were addressed promptly and with compassion. I highly recommend and respect Dr Ariel Rad.
Face Lift Results Are Amazing! Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on June 11th, 2016 Dr. Rad is one of the world's best! His artistic eye and incredible skill shows in my incredible face lift results. His ability as a surgeon is surpassed only by his kindness and approachability as a person.
Blepharoplasty Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on October 19th, 2015 I decided to have blepharoplasty right before I turned 50. I had bags under my eyes when my kids were tiny and the bags returned with their teen years. Even when I wasn't tired people would comment that I looked tired (my internal response was, "No, I am not tired, but now I am annoyed. Can you see that in my eyes while I smile politely at you?" I did a little research and found out that you could actually take care of eye bags with fillers; however, fillers only last about a year and my eye bags are hereditary and my kids are still teenagers. I consulted Dr. Sherber about the fillers, and we discussed how often the fillers would need to be re-done, as well as the fact that I would likely need to have the fillers done by a plastic surgeon to avoid excessive bruising and an "over filled" look. Dr. Sherber suggested I consult with Dr. Rad, which I did after researching the blepharoplasty procedure on my own. Dr. Rad patiently answered all of my questions and concerns and helped me weigh the pros and cons of fillers vs. surgery. I opted for the surgery and could not be more pleased with the results. I look like me but without the eye bags. Both Drs. Sherber and Rad are incredibly patient and kind. Their staff is courteous, helpful and non-judgemental. My pre-op instructions and post op instructions were both meticulous and simple. The entire group made sure my experience was positive and relatively stress free.
Neck/lower face lift - 65 years old Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on October 28th, 2015 Although I am generally believed to be much younger than 65, my "turkey neck" was giving me away. I didn't want to look like someone else - just better. Dr. Rad understood and accepted my goals and did an outstanding job in eliminating my sagging neckline by performing a neck/lower face lift. The resulting contour of my jaw line is excellent. Dr. Rad performed a scar revision procedure at no additional charge to eliminate bumpy scar tissue below my left ear. The procedure requires general anesthesia and felt like a significant surgical procedure, so I can't say that the recovery was a breeze. It took me about 3 weeks to feel like I was getting back to normal. But it was definitely worth it. Dr. Rad is a kind and gentle practitioner who does not "over-promise" or "over-sell" procedures. He is a good listener and is respectful of his patients' views. We discussed my goals and the best way to achieve them, and I felt like I was a collaborator in my procedure, not just a patient. He and his wife, Dr. Sherber, a dermatologist, practice together and provide complementary services to assist with the preparation and recovery process.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on December 17th, 2017 I highly recommend Dr. Rad to anyone considering Rhinoplasty surgery. My reason for surgery was purely for cosmetic improvements, and I am incredibly happy with the outcome. Dr. Rad met with me multiple times prior to surgery, carefully listened to what I wanted to change, and proposed solutions that accounted for my existing anatomy and my overall goals. Dr. Rad went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable during the consultative process, the actual procedure, and post-op recovery.
All I can say about Dr. Rad is WOW! Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on September 3rd, 2017 All I can say is WOW! Dr. Rad wowed me from the start because I knew right away he was caring, knowledgeable and the best. I was right! He did my face lift and rhinoplasty and gave me such natural results. I look like I got a ton of sleep! No more puffy eyes and sad face. And I love my nose - it was crooked and Dr. Rad straightened it and gave me the nose I've always wanted. I'm so glad I found Dr. Rad and hope you do too!
Stunned! Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on October 21st, 2015 Hearing the news that you have stage zero breast cancer is a shock but when cancer cells are found again after a lumpectomy and radiation, you are stunned! It was in this stunned state of mind that my breast cancer surgeon referred me to Dr. Rad for a possible diep flap procedure for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. I had a list of 10-12 questions when I met with Dr. Rad but he did not rush through them but patiently answered each one. I was pleasantly surprised a few days later when he called me directly during his lunch hour to relay information to me. I asked to speak to a former patient that had gone through the diep flap procedure. Dr. Rad's office put me in touch with a former patient. She felt that Dr. Rad saved her quality of life with his miracle reconstruction after others had failed. I also appreciated that Dr. Rad encouraged me to contact him as questions arose before and after both reconstructive surgeries. Dr. Rad is a brilliant doctor using the latest techniques and methods. I always felt that he had my best interest in mind, as well as, being a caring and compassionate doctor!
Dr. Rad performed a face lift and chin augmentation for me about 5 months ago. He was incredibly accessible during the pre-and post-op time, even meeting me at 5 am before he went into another surgery to change my pain medicine. He has been nothing but courteous and professional during follow-ups. and my healing has been great. The results get more beautiful every day; I was mistaken recently for being 29! I recommend him highly to everyone I know.
Breast Cancer Reconstruction Self-verified patient of Dr. Ariel N Rad - Posted on February 8th, 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Sept 2011, I live in Tennessee and was not happy with the options for reconstruction in my area . I searched out of state for a second opinion and by chance , and a cancellation of another client, I met Dr. Rad. I was very impressed with his understanding of my needs for reconstruction. As I understand it, the procedure I choose is not the easiest to do, but Dr. Rad seemed excited about his work. He explained very clearly all that procedure would entail. all went as planned and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Dealing with breast cancer is tough enough, to have such a great Dr. makes it that much easier. I would gladly talk with anyone interested in hearing my story or answering questions with regard to my procedures. If you are considering Dr. Rad, look no further.

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