Michael P. Vincent MD FACS

Meet Plastic Surgeon Michael P. Vincent MD FACS

Experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (34+ Years)
BA (Chemistry) Duke University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972
Graduate, Duke University School of Medicine, 1976
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1985
Formerly, Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, 1982-2002
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (and former member of the Board of Directors and the Ethics Committee)
Former Chief, Department of Plastic Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland (1984-1992)
Former Chief, Plastic Surgery, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (1999-2014)
Former Chief, Plastic Surgery, Holy Cross Hospital (1998-2006)
Former Consultant in Plastic Surgery to NIH, the White House, and the U.S. Congress
Served as the surgeon for two past Presidents
Rated as a “Top Plastic Surgeon” in multiple editions of Washingtonian Magazine, Washington Consumer’s Checkbook, Castle Connolly, and multiple “SuperDoctors” and Vitals surveys including Vitals award for “Most Compassionate Doctor”
Earned the distinction as a Top Plastic Surgeon in the Washington, D.C. area for 2018 by receiving outstanding ratings and reviews from patients across multiple review websites
Author of book chapters, articles, and videotapes on plastic surgery
Active Certifications, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)
Member, Operation Smile, performed cleft lip/palate surgery worldwide on multiple medical mission trips
Member, Who’s Who (multiple editions) for over 30 years including the 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award 
Former Consultant/Medical Advisor for “My Image after Breast Cancer“, a Y-Me affiliate (1986-2010)
Active Hospital Privileges at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and the Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center
Former Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, Maryland (1989-2006)
Practicing plastic surgery since 1984, specializing in cosmetic surgery*, nonsurgical cosmetic surgical services (Botox, Fillers, etc.),  minimally invasive services (Facial Rejuvenation using Microneedle RF Technology and Cryolipolysis/Fat Freezing), reconstructive plastic surgery, and hand surgery
(* Breast Implants include Round Breast Implants, Anatomic Shaped Breast Implants, Smooth Breast Implants, Textured Breast Implants, Silicone Gel Breast Implants, “Gummy Bear” Silicone Gel Breast Implants, and Saline Breast Implants)

Plastic Surgeon Best

Michael P. Vincent MD FACS was recognized as one of the top ten Plastic Surgeons in Maryland for 2018!

Michael P. Vincent MD FACS

Michael P. Vincent MD FACS

“Michael P. Vincent MD FACS received the distinction as a Top Plastic Surgeon in the Washington D.C. area by receiving outstanding ratings and reviews from patients across multiple review websites”

Michael P. Vincent MD FACS

“Dr. Michael P. Vincent has been recognized as a TOP DOCTOR By FindaTopDoc”

                                Plastic Surgery

Michael P. Vincent MD FACS received the 2018 Marquis Who’s Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and the Who’s Who in the World for demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity within the Health Care Profession

How to Choose a Surgeon

In the process of selecting a plastic surgeon, you may choose to have multiple consultations or receive referrals from friends and family. If you get a referral from a friend or doctor, be sure to find out if they have the right qualifications before the consultation.

Top Ten Qualities to look for in a Plastic Surgeon

Have confidence when choosing your plastic surgeon. Here are the top ten qualities your aesthetic plastic surgeon should have:

  1. Board Certification
  2. ASAPS Membership
  3. Experience
  4. Facility Accreditation
  5. Hospital Privileges
  6. Reliable References
  7. Thoroughness
  8. Rapport
  9. Follow-up Care
  10. Reasonable Cost
Board Certification
A doctor’s board-certification is the best indicator of his or her training in a particular medical or surgical specialty. In the USA, look for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the only Board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to certify doctors in the specialty of plastic surgery. In Canada, look for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCSC). International plastic surgeons should be board certified in their country of origin and a member of ISAPS and IPRAS.
ASAPS Membership
ASAPS membership ensures that in addition to certification by the ABPS or RCSC, a doctor also has significant experience in cosmetic surgery. ASAPS membership is by invitation only. Plastic surgeons who are not citizens of the United States or Canada who meet the high professional and ethical standards required for ASAPS membership may become ASAPS international active members.
Experienced aesthetic plastic surgeons generally perform a wide range of cosmetic surgeries on a regular basis. Patients should ask about the surgeon’s experience with the particular procedure being considered. If considering a “new” technique or technology, patients should inquire whether results that substantiate safety and effectiveness have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Facility Accreditation
Cosmetic surgery can safely be performed in a hospital, a surgicenter or an office-based surgical facility: Current published data show that accredited office-based facilities have a safety record comparable to that of hospital ambulatory surgery settings. However, the majority of office-based surgical facilities are not accredited. Another advantage of selecting an ASAPS member is that all ASAPS surgeons operate in accredited, state-licensed or Medicare-certified facilities.
Hospital Privileges
Before granting operating privileges, hospital review committees evaluate a surgeon’s training and competency for specific procedures. Wherever the surgery will be performed, be sure that the surgeon has operating privileges in an accredited hospital for the same procedure being considered.

Reliable References:  Asking your primary care doctor for recommendations is a good place to start, and friends may offer suggestions, but the surgeon’s board-certification should always be verified independently by contacting the American Board of Plastic Surgery (www.abplsurg.org).

Thoroughness:  The consultation is an important opportunity for questions to be asked and answered. It should include a candid discussion of risks as well as benefits of the surgery. A thorough consultation also involves a review of medical history including any existing medical conditions. All these factors help the surgeon to custom-tailor the operation to best meet the needs of each patient.

Rapport:  Even the most experienced surgeon is not the “right” surgeon for every patient. Any successful relationship depends on good communication. Patient satisfaction is enhanced when surgeon and patient candidly discuss goals, agree on realistic expectations, and plan the course of the surgical journey together.

Follow-up Care:  Good surgical care does not end with the surgery. For most surgeries, plastic surgeons want to see the results and monitor your progress. Nonsurgical procedures usually require a consistent schedule, so you can maintain your results. You should inquire about follow-up visits and about the doctor’s policies should surgical revisions be necessary.

Reasonable Cost

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Plastic Surgeon

Michael P. Vincent MD FACS, Member and Former Member of the Board of Directors, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Michael P. Vincent MD FACS, Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Michael P. Vincent MD FACS, Director, Ambulatory Plastic Surgery Center Associates

Michael P. Vincent MD FACS, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Cosmetic Surgery Society

Michael P. Vincent MD FACS, Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

“The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Surgery”