George John Bitar, MD
Larry Lickstein, MD
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons
Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute
3023 Hamaker Court, Suite 109
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Prince William Hospital Health Center
8650 Sudley Road Suite 203
Manassas, Virginia 20110
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Serving plastic & cosmetic surgery patients in Fairfax & the surrounding areas.
The Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute is a multi-location practice with highly-skilled and qualified staff, offering safe and effective treatments ranging from skin care to cosmetic surgery. Our institute’s mission is to promote self-confidence and a healthy lifestyle through modern technologies, skin care and cosmetic surgery, the art and the science. Our goal is to provide each patient and client with the best care possible by offering the latest in skin care, non-surgical rejuvenation, and cosmetic surgery, while paying special attention to each individual’s needs.
George Bitar, MD, FACS
George Bitar, MD, FACS, is a trilingual, fellowship-trained, award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon focusing on advanced cosmetic surgery of the face and body. He is currently the medical director of the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute with offices in Fairfax and Manassas, Virginia. Dr. Bitar has performed more than 5,000 cosmetic facial, rhinoplasty, breast and body surgeries, including advanced corrective cosmetic procedures for patients unhappy with surgical results performed elsewhere. He has been named a top plastic surgeon by several magazines and organizations, including the Washingtonian, Northern Virginia, Health and Beauty and the Consumers’ Research Council of America.
Dr. Bitar is on the forefront of innovative techniques in the field of cosmetic medicine. He has introduced a DNA-based age management program and a new scar management system to the DC community, and has assimilated multiple disciplines under one roof to create a unique wellness center. In addition, Dr. Bitar regularly shares his plastic surgery expertise with the medical community. He is a visiting lecturer of plastic surgery at the University of Virginia, a guest speaker at the Yvonne de Vilar skin care institute and a staff member at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, where he also teaches plastic surgery residents. Winner of the Chairman Award in Plastic Surgery Research, he has co-authored several scientific articles in various peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals. Dr. Bitar has recently published two chapters in cosmetic surgery books about neck lift and breast augmentation. In addition, he is currently co-authoring a book on neck lift.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Bitar and learn more about your plastic surgery options, please contact Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute at (800) 209-7258.
Dr. Bitar has been featured as an expert in cosmetic surgery on TV shows such as “Healthline” and “The Prudent Advisor,” on XM Satellite Radio and in numerous national and international magazines. Uniquely trained by some of the modern masters of cosmetic surgery in Rio de Janeiro, Paris, New York and Beverly Hills, Dr. Bitar has achieved mastery of many advanced surgical techniques. This level of expertise allows him to offer each patient an individualized treatment plan. In addition, Dr. Bitar applies his artistic talents acquired through watercolor painting and photography to provide patients their own unique aesthetic harmony.
Dr. Bitar obtained his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed a general surgery residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. While completing his plastic surgery residency at the University of Virginia, Dr. Bitar treated people with facial deformities and severe burns, as well as accident victims and people in need of hand surgery and/or microsurgery. This experience provided a strong foundation from which to launch his career in plastic surgery.
As a testament to his commitment to enhancing patients’ quality of life through plastic surgery, Dr. Bitar has volunteered for medical missions to various countries and operated on children with severe burn, facial and hand deformities. He also volunteers for the medical school admissions committee at George Washington University.
Uniquely Trained by Many of Today’s Masters of Plastic Surgery
In order to provide his patients with high-quality cosmetic surgery, Dr. Bitar completed a cosmetic and breast surgery fellowship, during which he studied under ten board-certified plastic surgeons. Internationally, he has trained with some of the world’s most prominent cosmetic surgeons. Dr. Bitar has learned the techniques of Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, the father of Brazilian cosmetic surgery, and he has also trained with renowned plastic surgeons in Paris, Melbourne, Johannesburg, New York and Beverly Hills. Through this international training, Dr. Bitar has assimilated the secrets of leading cosmetic surgeons worldwide, a unique characteristic that allows him to offer each patient an individualized treatment plan.
Plastic Surgery Areas of Expertise
Dr. Bitar’s cosmetic surgery expertise includes mastery of the latest surgical and minimally invasive techniques, as well as advanced training in scar management and reduction. He has co-authored various articles and two book chapters. In addition, Dr. Bitar teaches other plastic surgeons his state-of-the-art neck lift technique, which leaves a hidden scar and a special fibrin sealant. This neck lift method is suitable for younger people who do not require a full facelift and desire a quick recovery period. Dr. Bitar is also an expert in body contouring, with a particular emphasis on post-weight-loss body contouring. He uses a special liposuction technique for patients seeking a contoured “six-pack” abdomen. In addition, he offers arm lift, thigh lift, tummy tuck and lower body lift. As a testament to his dedication to help formerly obese patients achieve beautiful body contours, Dr. Bitar has achieved membership in the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons.
His goal is to produce a natural look with minimal downtime and scars. To do this, Dr. Bitar utilizes the latest FDA-approved, no downtime Laser Tight laser liposuction, as well as non-surgical facelifts with injectables and Fractional CO2 laser, virtually scarless breast implant surgeries, six-pack abdomen etching and the non-surgical Bitar Hand Rejuvenation treatment. Dr. Bitar enjoys helping patients who have lost a significant amount of weight by offering them a full range of body contouring procedures.
Dr. Bitar is also a highly experienced breast enhancement specialist. He has completed a breast fellowship and written a book chapter on breast augmentation using the axillary approach. Dr. Bitar offers his patients a variety of breast enhancement options, including breast augmentation, reduction and lift as well as replacement of breast implants.
Dr. Bitar’s comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation includes specialized skin care treatments and procedures such as forehead lift, facelift, neck lift, eyelid lift, nasal reshaping and fat grafting. Dr. Bitar is also an expert in non-surgical rhinoplasty and cosmetic laser treatments. In addition, he offers several minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatments with little down time, such as Botox injections.
Larry Lickstein, MD
Larry Lickstein, MD, received his medical education from some of the most reputable institutions, including being graduated from Princeton University and New York University School of Medicine. After completing his surgical residency at the prestigious Harvard Medical School, he was named their chief resident in the department of surgery. Dr. Lickstein was also fellowship-trained at the University of Pittsburgh, and then became a member of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Lickstein’s specialties include facial surgery, post bariatric procedures and mommy makeovers. He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and has lectured both locally and regionally, including speaking as a representative and instructor for the medical companies Zeltiq and Acelity. As an award-winning physician, Dr. Lickstein has been honored with the “Top Doc” designation by Castle Connolly for 10 consecutive years. He hold memberships at organizations that include the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.