Michael Somenek, M.D., is a Washington, D.C. facial plastic surgeon and founder of SomenekMD-Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery. His practice offers specialized cosmetic and reconstructive services in the heart of the West End outside of Georgetown. In addition to his high levels of experience and talent, Dr. Somenek is also a compassionate and warm surgeon who finds personal fulfillment in helping patients rejuvenate their appearances and their confidence.
As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Somenek specializes in a variety of procedures, including popular aesthetic facial surgery procedures such as facelifts and eyelid surgery. He also has a special professional interest in the intricacies and challenges of rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty patients come from around the nation as well as internationally with complex revisionary issues with their noses. Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult facial plastic surgeries and he understands the intricacies and how to make a nose aesthetically pleasing as well as preserving the function of the nose so you can breath postoperatively.
Dr. Somenek also performs a variety of minimally invasive procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. Surgical options include facial liposuction, endoscopic brow lift, and the S Lift. These techniques require only very small incisions but can have a noticeable effect on a person’s appearance.
Dr. Somenek’s intensive training in the complex structures of the face, head, and neck make him stand out among plastic surgeons in Washington, D.C. He is a trainer and teacher to other physicians across the country on all injectables and frequently sees patients that need an expert opinion. Even for less invasive procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, he can use his broad knowledge to administer precise treatments that exceed each patient’s expectations.
Recognized as a Top Doctor
As an experienced rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Somenek has earned the distinction of Top Doctor by RealSelf, a respected online forum that provides patients and people considering aesthetic procedures access to specialists in a variety of disciplines. Fewer than 10% of the doctors in the RealSelf community earn this award. The RealSelf Top Doctor award demonstrates Dr. Somenek’s high patient satisfaction ratings, his ongoing commitment to the online community, and the consistently positive feedback he receives for the answers he provides.
In October 2016, Dr. Somenek was named the top facial plastic surgeon in the eastern United States by Aesthetic Everything. Each year this exclusive organization for aesthetic professionals honors outstanding individuals in a range of specialties.
Dr. Somenek’s Aesthetic Values
Facial proportions and balance are the top priority for Dr. Somenek when analyzing and treating a face. All too commonly, people create changes to their face that do not look natural or fit the individual’s features. This leads to the “fake” or “plastic” look that most people want to avoid. By adhering to the basics of proportions and facial harmony, Dr. Somenek’s goal with each patient is to achieve a natural and refreshed look.
Achieving your aesthetic goals involves a comprehensive approach. Dr. Somenek uses computer imaging and photography to analyze the face and understands that lighting and shadows can play a role in how we perceive ourselves. Everyone’s face and individual anatomy is different and Dr. Somenek understands that not everyone should be held to the same standard as to what looks good. So many factors contribute to an ideal outcome and all unique attributes should be considered including the individual’s anatomy, ethnicity, and facial shape. All of this is put into perspective and considered when you visit him for any type of treatment.
Listening to each patient’s needs and desires helps to tailor the best treatment plan for you. Dr. Somenek prides himself in his ability to communicate and relate to each of his patients. When at the office, he takes his time to sit and understand your motivations for any type of procedure or enhancement that you are interested in.
More Than a Surgeon
Dr. Somenek and his team understand that we are more than just a team of medical practitioners. Rather, we become a vital part of each patient’s personal journey toward self-contentment and a better quality of life. Dr. Somenek finds vast personal fulfillment in that role, and that’s why he takes the time to truly get to know each patient and his or her motivations for surgery.
Dr. Somenek has the knowledge, skill, and experience to provide beautiful results, but it is his compassion that spurs patients to trust him and welcome him into their lives.
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