Michael T. Somenek MD

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Michael Somenek, M.D., is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Washington, D.C. and New York City whose practice offers specialized cosmetic and reconstructive services. In addition to his high level 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. Request a consultation online to meet personally with Dr. Somenek, or call our office to schedule a consultation.

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Education & Experience

Dr. Somenek received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Miami and his medical degree from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He stayed on at this prestigious institution for 5 additional years of postgraduate training in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. He then completed an intensive fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the tutelage of world-renowned facial plastic surgeons Dr. J. Regan Thomas (past president of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) and Dr. Dean Toriumi at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In 2018, Dr. Somenek joined Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Troy Pittman to create Somenek+PittmanMD – Advanced Plastic Surgery, an upscale concierge plastic surgery practice in the West End area of Washington, DC, just steps from historic Georgetown.  Dr. Somenek is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As an author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters, and presentations at national meetings, he has contributed extensively in his field.

Broad Knowledge With Specialized Interests

As a facial plastic surgeon,  Dr. Somenek specializes in a variety of procedures, including popular aesthetic facial surgery procedures such as deep-plane facelifts and eyelid surgery. He also has a specific professional interest in Rhinoplasty.  Rhinoplasty patients come from around the US and abroad with complex revisionary issues with their noses. Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult facial plastic surgeries and Dr. Somenek understands it’s intricacies and how to make a nose aesthetically pleasing, while preserving the function of the nose so you can breath postoperatively.  In addition to Rhinoplasty, Dr. Somenek has specific expertise in facelift, eyelid lift, chin augmentation and browlift surgery.  Dr. Somenek also performs a variety of minimally invasive procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. Surgical options include facial liposuction, the endoscopic brow lift, and the S Lift. These techniques require only very small incisions but can have a dramatic effect on a person’s appearance in the hands of a qualified surgeon with a trained aesthetic eye such as Dr. Somenek. 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 cosmetic injections, he can use his broad knowledge to administer precise treatments that exceed each patient’s expectations.

Recognized as a Top Doctor

Dr. Somenek has been awarded Top Doctor by Castle Connolly in 2023 and 2024, an honor reserved for the top 7% of US physicians.  In 2023, 2022 and 2021, Somenek+PittmanMD was voted Best Plastic Surgery and Best MedSpa by the readers of DC Modern Luxury Magazine.  From 2018-2023, Dr. Somenek has been named Top Doctor in Washingtonian Magazine and in 2023 and 2024 by Northern Virginia Magazine.   Dr. Somenek has also been named the Face of Rhinoplasty by Washingtonian for six consecutive years (2019-2024).   DC Modern Luxury Magazine has featured Dr. Somenek and Dr. Pittman as DC Power Players in 2019, 2020 and 2021 as well as Top Healthcare Professionals in 2021 and 2022.  As an experienced rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Somenek has earned the distinction of Top Doctor by RealSelf, a respected online forum that provides patients considering  aesthetic procedures access to specialists in a variety of disciplines.  Dr. Somenek was recently chosen to join the esteemed advisory board of Aedit, an online aesthetic resource for patients interested in Plastic Surgery.

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.

Patient Reviews of Dr. Somenek

"From the moment I stepped into the office I was met with wonderful, enthusiastic staff. Dr. Somenek was thoughtful, considerate and offered excellent professional opinions. After the surgery, everyone was extremely attentive! It went so well that I was back at work after two weeks and everyone thought I had been on a restful vacation. Even my grown sons thought that I looked refreshed. To me there is no better compliment to a facial plastic surgeon than to have everyone think you just look great, not operated on! Dr Somenek is a truly extraordinary person and doctor and he has put together a team that reflects his high standards of care. I would highly recommend this doctor and this practice to anyone who is looking for a talented, gentle Doctor who has put together a state of the art practice dedicated to his patients comfort and happiness"

"I have to admit.. I was terrified to have my procedure. Dr. Somenek and staff were absolutely incredible from the second I walked in the door. They put my mind at ease and I trusted everything he said and WOW.. I love my results! I had three procedures done at once in March of 23. I am now almost 5 months out and either myself or my husband comments on how wonderful and happy we are with Dr. Somenek’s work. Not only is he just amazing… I followed up with lymphatic drainage and facials and all of the staff are knowledgeable, professional and just stellar in every way! Cheers to you all!"

"Dr. Somenek and his staff have been fantastic. They’re all very warm and welcoming, and I’ve felt taken care of and informed every step of the way. The results have all been even better than I anticipated and also look completely natural. I look like myself, just the best version. He also did a fantastic job fixing the breathing issues with my nose and discomfort in my jaw. I would highly recommend this practice to my own family and friends."

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