Plastic surgery madness on Capitol Hill

Plastic surgery rates have surged in places like New York and Los Angeles with the rise of public figures like the Kardashians and the Hadids. 

And the administration seems to have caused a similar trend in the nation's capital. 

'With people like Ivanka and Melania, who are both pretty plastic surgery friendly, being featured both locally and nationally, it makes people curious,' Dr Michael Somenek, a DC-based plastic surgeon told Daily Mail Online. 

And the surge has never been more stark than now as the August recess was pushed back, flooding plastic surgery waiting rooms with patients who are trying to find a time to squeeze in an appointment. 

Recess is usually a time that people in Washington are able to take time off and vacation.

It's also serves as the perfect opportunity for anyone who needs a quick nip tuck before heading back to the Hill in September.

But this year's delay due to the ultimately failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has forced politicians to forego procedures or find a time to reschedule.

'We have to be flexible,' another local plastic surgeon, Dr Ariel Rad, explained. 

'There's a lot of shuffling around of our schedule, but with politicians we do expect it to an extent and it's our job.' 

Plastic surgery rates have soared around the country, and has been partially driven in Washington DC by the Trump Administration and the popularization of figures such as Melania and Ivanka Trump

Dr Michael Someneck, a DC based plastic surgeon, said

Plastic surgery rates have soared around the country, and has been partially driven in Washington DC by the Administration and the popularization of figures such as Melania and Ivanka  

HOW PLASTIC SURGERY TRENDS HAVE CHANGED IN WASHINGTON 

As plastic surgery has become more commonplace in America there have been different procedural trends.  

Dr Rad and his wife Dr Noelle Sherber own their own practice in the heart of downtown DC, and said they have seen gradual changes over the years regarding how people want to look.

'Unlike Los Angeles or New York where people might bring in a photo of a celebrity and ask for certain features, we have a lot of people come in with photos of themselves a few years back and ask how they can look like that again,' Dr Sherber said.

On camera, especially when it's an iPhone photo that is going to be posted to social media, skin damage and under-eye bags can look as unkempt as an unpressed shirt

Dr Noelle Sherber

In their practice, Dr Sherber is a dermatologist and works with less invasive techniques, while her husband, Dr Rad, does the surgical work that carries with it a long recovery time. 

'With a lot of what I do I'm just trying to make small changes so people feel more refreshed,' Dr Sherber explained. 

'Recovery time isn't long, and it keeps people feeling rejuvenated. Politicians really just want to look like they're aging more slowly than the rest of the population.' 

Dr Sherber said a lot of these patients are very concerned about how they look on television or on social media.

'People come in with photos of themselves on social media and are upset about how their skin looks,' she said. 

'On camera, especially when it's an iPhone photo that is going to be posted to social media, skin damage and under-eye bags can look as unkempt as an unpressed shirt.'

Dr Rad, on the other hand, said he sees specific trends from the people who come into his office. 

But this year's delay due to the ultimately failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has forced politicians to forego procedures or find a time to reschedule. Pictured are politicians meeting in the House chamber of Congress

But this year's delay due to the ultimately failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has forced politicians to forego procedures or find a time to reschedule. Pictured are politicians meeting in the House chamber of Congress

'A lot of my patients are focused on the bags under their eyes and the lines around them because they hate how that looks in the mirror,' Dr Rad said. 

'But in the last year or so I've seen a lot of men who come in and have their jawline or chin adjusted. Changing the contouring and doing a lift makes a big difference and can portray strength and confidence.'

Dr Rad said he's seen that change particularly in this administration.

'There's definitely a correlation with the new administration and people getting work done, especially men getting work done. People seem to be paying more attention to their appearances,' he said.  

Dr Somenek also commented on the trend change with the new administration. 

He owns his own practice which specializes in facial plastic surgery and rejuvenation treatments and said he has seen a change since has taken office.

'With women like the First Lady and Ivanka in the public eye, people have started talking more candidly about plastic surgery,' he said. 

'There are definitely women who see what they have had done and say "Oh I wonder exactly what that procedure was and if I could be a candidate for it."'  

SCHEDULING AND THE IMPACT OF

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