Dr. Tattelbaum grew up in the home of an artisan, and early experiences are what eventually drew him to aesthetic surgery. “My mother was a jeweler, sculptor and creative force in my life,” he says. “The tools I used in her workshop are surprisingly similar to the tools I use today, only the medium is far more complex.”
“I love seeing the results of my surgeries, and making patients look and feel normal again.”
In addition to private practice, he is also an active member of the professional staff at Georgetown University and an attending physician at regional hospitals. “I try to distill 25 years of experience into concepts that my patients can easily understand,” he says of his passion for teaching. “I love to see the lightbulbs go off in my patients’ heads as they better understand what they are considering. The more my patients understand, the more gratifying their experience.”
He strives to create a relaxed atmosphere, with no high-pressure sales tactics. Consultations are educational and realistic. “My goal is that patients learn the important details so that they can make informed decisions.”
“I treat each of my patients as I would treat a member of my own family and only make the kind of recommendations to them that I would make to someone dear to me. I believe that it is just as important to point out when patients do not need a particular procedure as when they do.”
Dr. Tattelbaum is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Rockville. He’s been in practice for over 25 years and specializes in mommy makeovers, breast enhancements, tummy tucks and facial rejuvenation. He completed his plastic surgery training at Georgetown University and has been recognized as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons by Washingtonian and Bethesda magazines.