Talking with Dr. Baker, you realize that he approaches his work in a very unique way. His genuine concern for his patients and his extraordinary ability to create the most beautiful results are what has attracted the most sophisticated Washington DC patients to his practice.
Dr. Baker’s specialized training in aesthetic surgery extends beyond traditional plastic surgery. His expertise includes eyelid, brow, facelift, nasal, chin, and jaw surgery as well as soft tissue filler injections. In fact, he has served as a consultant and instructor for Allergan’s (Botox, Juvederm, Latisse) noninvasive facial aesthetics division. His experience and training give him unique expertise to assess the optimal way to obtain an ideal aesthetic result. Whether it is by adding soft tissue fillers, surgical soft tissue rejuvenation, adding facial implants, or by altering the facial skeleton into a more favorable position, few surgeons have the experience and ability to approach aesthetic problems with all of these options. Not every option is ideal or appropriate for every patient; therefore, Dr. Baker will discuss individual approaches that best match each patient’s goals with the desired result and recovery. Not everyone has downtime available in order to recover from a surgical procedure. Dr. Baker will discuss less invasive methods to achieve desirable results with a more rapid recovery. Dr. Baker also specializes in body contouring which includes procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and surgery after massive weight loss.
Dr. Baker’s reconstructive practice focuses on melanoma and skin cancer reconstruction and facial reconstructive surgery in adults and children. These cases include children born with cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial anomalies. He also specializes in facial trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction as well as abnormal disease processes in the facial region. His training and experience give him expertise in the dental, maxillofacial, and plastic surgical principles, which he incorporates into each of these patient’s treatment plans. This expertise also allows him to provide the continuum of care from birth through adolescence maintaining the relationship that is developed with the patient and his or her family.
|Talking with Dr. Baker, you realize that he approaches his work in a very unique way. His genuine concern for his patients and his extraordinary ability to create the most beautiful results are what has attracted sophisticated patients from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to his Washington, DC and McLean, VA offices.||
At your initial consult, he will spend a great deal of time to ensure that he clearly understands your goals and concerns as well as answer all your questions. Digital photography is a useful tool that allows Dr. Baker to modify your pictures to create your desired look. The ability to predict the postoperative result on the computer is a tool he finds useful to ensure that both of you are visualizing the same result.
Once he understands your goals, he will discuss all of the options that could be safely used to achieve your goals. In almost all cases, there are several options, each with its inherent advantages and limitations. In order to help you arrive at the best approach for you, we will review each option using slide presentations that Dr. Baker showing you detail how each of these approaches is performed and the results you can expect. Through the use of medical illustrations and before and after photos of patients, you will gain an understanding of each treatment option. After having discussed the different alternatives, Dr. Baker will decide which approach best will meet your needs and fit your lifestyle.
|The Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Plastic Surgery is one of the premiere plastic surgery practices in the United States, and keeps Dr. Baker at the forefront of the latest advances in plastic surgery.||
|Dr. Baker actively engages in IRB approved research and clinical trials to improve the clinical care he brings to his patients. He has won awards for the quality of his contributions to the specialty and has several patents for plastic surgery inventions. He has edited textbooks, written numerous chapters and articles, taught courses at the specialty’s national meeting, served as a ASMS Visiting Professor, and presented at national and international surgical conferences.Dr. Baker pursued many years of advanced training in facial surgery and was awarded regional and national honors for his work in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Baker has received the President’s Award from the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons for the best presentation at the annual meeting. He has also been awarded the Rhinoplasty Society’s Samuel Stahl Award for the best presentation at the Annual Rhinoplasty Society Meeting. He practices all aspects of plastic surgery but has special expertise in surgery of the face.|
I have built my practice primarily from referrals. Knowing my patients recommend me to their friends and family is an honor that gives me great satisfaction.”
– Dr. Stephen B. Baker
While Dr. Baker’s education, residencies, fellowships, and certifications attest to his knowledge and training, his reputation is based upon his outstanding surgical skill and patient care.
Dr. Baker is frequently an invited lecturer at national and international symposia on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has extensively researched facial aging and has developed techniques that enhance natural appearances after cosmetic surgery. He has received top honors for his research efforts in fat transplantation, skin cancer, and facial reconstruction. He has co-authored over 50 publications and abstracts in premier scientific journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nature Medicine, and Annals of Plastic Surgery.
– Dr. Stephen B. Baker with his graduating trainees
|As a recognized innovator, Dr. Baker participates in the critical analysis of many new techniques and materials that are continuously being introduced to plastic surgery. He has published numerous articles, chapters, and even a textbook on topics of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has lectured nationally and internationally as well as been invited as faculty to meetings sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
As Program Director at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Baker has trained over 50 actively practicing plastic surgeons all over the country. As Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Council at MedStar Georgetown, Dr. Baker oversees the development of new physicians across all specialties.
“Dr. Baker’s leadership and experience in academic plastic surgery position him at the forefront of the specialty.”
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Educational Honors and Awards
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Education and Training
Plastic Surgery Professional Board and Committee Positions
Presentations at Regional, National, and International Meetings
Plastic Surgery Professional Board and Committee Positions
As a recognized innovator, Dr. Baker participates in the critical analysis of many new techniques and materials that are continuously being introduced to plastic surgery. He has published numerous articles, chapters, and even a textbook on topics of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has lectured nationally and internationally as well as been invited as faculty to meetings sponsored by the societies all across the world, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Baker’s US Patent for a Novel Method in Maxillomandibular Fixation