Get To Know Renowned Plastic Surgeon Dr. Maakan Taghizadeh

Dr. Maakan Taghizadeh. better known as Dr. Tag is an award-winning and Fellowship-trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon based in Baltimore, Maryland. Along with breast reconstruction, Dr. Tag specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body and face.  He also has expertise in cosmetic medicine utilizing the latest injectables, skincare, and laser treatments.  Haute Beauty caught up with the renowned surgeon who shares his most requested procedures, his most memorable patient reactions and his greatest achievement.

My greatest achievement...

Somehow convincing my loving and supportive wife to marry me and of course, having our two beautiful children.

The future of my field is...

More minimally invasive procedures with less downtime, and prevention.

The biggest misconception about my field is...

That it is all about vanity. Everyone has the right to feel and look their best, and optimizing your inner and outer beauty can go hand in hand. 

My most requested procedures are...

Breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tucks and liposuction. 

What surgical advancements are you most excited about?

I am most excited about the less invasive modalities that can be used on those tough, hard-to-target problem areas, which previously did not have great options.   Some of these modalities can be used with current treatments to optimize outcomes.

What are you best known for?

Breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tucks and liposuction. 

What is your most memorable patient reaction?  

When my patients see their results for the first time, it's like seeing a kid on Christmas morning who opened up their most-wanted gift, and realized it was better than they had imagined. Their improvement in self-confidence is palpable and you realize that you really have made a positive difference in your patient's life.

What sets my practice apart is...

My relationship with my patients. We become like family and it really is just such a fun and rewarding experience. Nobody is "just another client", they become my patient for life. 

What I love most about my profession is...

I am always looking to challenge myself. With plastic surgery, you have the ability to combine science and art and use your creativity to tailor your approach to each patient, as no surgery nor patient is the same. 

Career defining procedure?

Breast augmentation with or without lift.