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Elle Aesthetics simply blew me away! They were professional with a beautiful relaxing environment and I had the best hydrafacial I have ever experienced! Z used some amazing techniques and tools to make my skin feeling soft and refreshed like it has never felt before! I would highly recommend this place time and time again and I plan to see Z and her team again soon 😉

Hope

Dr. Lickstein is phenomenal and a real treasure -he excels in his craft. I always feel at ease and that he’s focused on my happiness as a patient. I trust in him to go above and beyond to ensure I’m comfortable and receive the best care and service. It’s not a surprise he was voted the top doc in 2021 – ‘best of the best ‘ (Northern VA mag). The customer service and professionalism of his staff is also commendable.

Priya

Z has been taking care of my skin for a long time. She is so knowledgeable when it comes to skin and non-surgical body contouring. I see her regularly for facials and would not trust anyone else with my skin! I have referred several friends and family members to her and they all love her and say she’s the best esthetician they’ve ever had! I would highly recommend seeing her!

Rana

Zineb is a phenomenal aesthetician whose knowledge is astounding on all the latest developments in non-surgical facial aesthetics. Everything she has suggested that I needed to achieve my goals has been spot on! I received a HydraFacial that left my skin glowing a month ago. Then she gave me a BBL less then 2 weeks ago that I already see results from. I cannot express how happy and excited I am to continue to follow her expert advice. Her professionalism as well as her soothing spirit put me at ease. Knowing I have someone that I can trust to truly guide me to achieving the youthful skin that I desire whether it’s skin care, laser, ultherapy, or chemical peels etc. is life changing. Z is AMAZING and a true blessing. I will continue to give updates on the incredible care she has given me.

Joanna

Z is absolutely the best!!

Second facial she’s given me and my skin has never looked better.

I’ve traveled to the best resorts in the world and nobody does it better.

Derek

Had a Hydrafacial today with Zineb, nickname “Z”. I can’t say enough at how wonderful she is and my skin looks amazing now. It is smoother, more even toned, and really kinda glows now … I was surprised at how much of a difference it made. On top of that. Zineb’s knowledge of skin was apparent from the moment I sat down with her. She really cares about giving the best treatments and individualized her suggestions based on my skin type. She is definitely the best and I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks “Z”

Amanda

I was contacted by the office manager after the previous review and I wanted to edit the rating from this morning.. it was a misunderstanding between myself and the front desk staff and I was not charged anything for needing to reschedule the appointment due to the ice and school cancellations. Zee was not only super kind and apologetic but also made sure that I left the conversation fully satisfied and excited to be able to come into the office for the cool sculpting!! She turned around the entire situation and I feel grateful for her kindness!! Thank u for fixing this misunderstanding and thank u for reaching out to me!!! I appreciate it and I look forward to being able to reschedule soon!! Wonderful and above and beyond customer service!!

Jessica

Dr. L and his staff are absolutely amazing! I initially went to Dr. L to correct an arm lift and breast lift and walked out with my forever doctor – he is THAT good! I’ve had additional work, including fillers, done with Dr. L, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get work done.

Anonymous

I had a great experience with Dr.Lickstein, he performed an abdominal plasty with flank liposuction. Dr. Lickstein is very professional with great bed side manners, he explains everything in details and allows plenty of time For any questions you may have. I’m still a little swollen, which is normal but I’m extremely happy with my results! Thank you Dr.L for helping me boost my self steam, I now feel more comfortable and confident in my own skin.

Anne

I have worked with various estheticians for many years and I have to say that Zineb (Director of Medical ascetics) is the absolute best I have ever worked with, her knowledge of both services and products is fantastic, she really relates to her patients and their needs. I followed Z from a previous location over to Elle because she really takes care of me. If there’s a situation she cannot target she knows whom to put you in contact with, her primary focus is always client satisfaction and happiness. Z always knows the cutting edge products and technology, and I always know I’m in good hands when working with Z.

Tahmina

I went to see Lauren to get Dysport injections because I was suffering from TMJ and I also wanted to treat the lines on my forehead. From the beginning, my experience was amazing! Both Lauren and Dr. Lickstein were great at soothing my nerves and made the experience so enjoyable. There was absolutely no pain from the injections. I had been suffering from TMJ symptoms for months and it was getting unbearable. Within days of getting the injections in my masseters, my symptoms were almost obsolete. There was a huge improvement in my forehead lines as well. I would absolutely recommend going here, and especially for people suffering from TMJ, I would 100% recommend getting this procedure done. I will definitely be going back to Dr. Lickstein’s office to see Lauren for more injections!

Hayley

Dr. Lickstein and his staff have been nothing short of amazing. I walked into Elle looking for a doctor willing to correct some past work that I had done (arm and breast lift) and Dr. Lickstein was more than willing to take on the challenge. He detailed what he would do and what I could expect, providing more information than any other doctor had done. His amazing nurses (Joanna, Lauren, and Aleva) made sure I had all the pre- and post-surgery information and were available via phone or email to respond to any questions or concerns, and they walked me through scar care, which was completely new to me. I was so pleased with Dr. Lickstein’s work that I quickly returned for additional consults and work. I highly recommend this practice to anyone looking to get work done. Dr. Lickstein is truly an artist and my only regret is not finding him sooner!

— Rosa

The BEST Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun County (Northern VA!)
I had eye surgery (upper and lower) and lipo on my neck one week ago. I am 50 years old. All I can say is WOW – really WOW!! My bruising is almost gone, my neck is perfect and tight, and my eyes are looking amazing even with stitches.

I had neck lipo and Kybella injections at different times over the years to get rid of my sagging neck. I thought for sure I needed a lower face lift. Dr. Lickstein talked me out of that and did the less invasive (and less expensive) neck liposuction. My last surgeon had rushed my surgery and didn’t do any of the work very carefully. Out of all the work my previous surgeon completed, it looks like I’m going to have to have almost all of it redone. Dr. Lickstein takes his time, seriously evaluates his approach, maps out carefully how each surgery will work, and carefully and conscientiously executes his surgical plan.

After working for years in the medical field myself, I have found most surgeons either have meticulous surgical abilities or a great bedside manner. Getting both in a surgeon can be hard. Dr. Lickstein has an amazingly warm bedside manner as well. He knows what to say and when to say it to get you to hear what you need to do during recovery. He never rushes appointments and spends all the time you need to feel comfortable at each stage of recovery.

The staff is also amazing! Some plastic surgeon offices have these beautiful “billboards” with highly competitive natures. It appears to be a pattern in the beauty industry. Although every person working in Dr. Lickstein’s office is beautiful, everyone seems to work together as a cohesive team cooperating seamlessly for each patient as if they are their only priority.

If you are considering having any plastic surgery or face work (injections, etc) done in Northern Virginia, seriously look into Elle Aesthetics (Dr. Lickstein). If you’ve had problems in the past with other providers, give Dr. Lickstein a call. As long as he’s practicing, he will be my plastic surgeon!

I would like to stay, I’ve reviewed some of these other reviews on this page and cannot imagine these are for the same doctor. I’m writing this review in September 2021 and I can tell you first hand, he’s the best. A couple of these reviews are quite old and don’t have background context to explain the situation. Don’t overlook an amazing plastic surgeon for a questionably sourced review.

— Elisa

I have absolutely nothing but good things to say about Dr. Lickstein and the entire amazing staff at Elle! Ari went above and beyond scheduling surgery and making sure the entire process was so smooth. Joanna and Lauren were a blessing to have during after care, easing my mind during the process (and continuing to do so). Dr. Lickstein did amazing work! He made me look amazing. I lost close to 100lbs had tons of loose skin on my stomach and arms that was making me extremely self conscious and causing some health issues. I haven’t been able to wear sleeveless anything, and definitely haven’t tucked a shirt in since I was a teenager. Just over 10 weeks post op from a tummy tuck, lipo, and brachioplasty I have the confidence to do both. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up to wear a sleeveless shirt. I also love my belly button! I could stare at my flat stomach all day. Thank you so much Dr. Lickstein for making my body look better than it did when I was 16!

— Anonymous

Hands-down Dr. Lickstein is a true body artist. At Elle Aesthetics they me feel extremely comfortable at making the decision to book my surgery. I am three months post Brazilian Butt Lift and I am extremely happy with my experience. The surgery has been life-changing for me as I have been struggling with my weight up and down over the years including my hypothyroidism. With trying every diet and working out I learned sometimes our genetics can also be a major factor. Dr. Lickstein and the staff were there for me all the way through this process, post op appointments, and recovery. It made surgery a pleasant experience. Thank you, now I look like I truly feel inside.

— Anonymous

Dr. Lickstein did my breast lift and augmentation and I am more than happy with the results! I visited a few other surgeons prior to making a decision on who to have perform the procedure. Dr. Lickstein’s office was ultimately the place I was most comfortable. The staff is friendly, and the Dr. is very professional, yet easy going and genuine. I would recommend Dr. Lickstein to my closest family and friends!”

— Ashley

This review is long overdue. I want to start out by saying Dr. Lickstein is an incredible surgeon, person, and advocate. I have referred multiple people to him because I truly believe he is the best around. He is very thorough and spends a lot of time explaining things. I am very happy with my injectable results and would book surgery with him in a heartbeat if I ever decide I need some work done. I have multiple friends who have had a breast augmentation, liposuction and Brazilian Butt Lift with him who are all very happy. I highly, highly recommend him.

— Anonymous

Excellent and compassionate doctor. He pays attention to his clients and ensure that you reach your goals. Very Attentive and EXCELLENT surgeon.

— Elizabeth

For those of you who have not met Dr Lickstein do your research and you will have a great comfort level at your first appointment. My experience was extraordinary from start to finish. The surgery I had was a Brachioplasty (arm lift). Unlike many of the patients who have this surgery I did not experience drastic weight loss but rather the shin on my arms lacked elasticity and I appeared to have the dreaded “Crepe paper “ skin that resulted in a miserable summer where I was always trying to cover my arms. On my first visit Dr. Lickstein welcomed my questions and was quite honest about what I could expect as a result. It’s not for everyone but for me a scar was preferred to the “crepe paper”. Finding the right doctor really pays off and I am 4 months out with beautiful scars that are beginning to fade already. Dr. Lickstein’s placement of the scar was so precise that from the front or back the scar can not be seen when my arms are at my side. I will not hesitate to use Dr. Lickstein in the future!

— Anonymous

I had pretty obvious and tight scars on my eyelids after surgery with a different surgeon. The work Dr. Lickstein did to fix it, is nothing short of miraculous! My eyes look great – the scars were removed, my eyelids are perfectly shaped. As for the rest: warm, friendly and professional staff, full explanation of what treatment was going to be done, meticulous follow-up. Every step of the way, I was treated as someone special (even though the job was a relatively small one). Of course, I went back for more work (CoolSculpting), and I am equally happy with the results.

— Shawna

One thing you can call Dr. Lickstein is personable. He is able to personalize your care and treatment with his extensive knowledge and experience. I have seen him for a few injections and the results have been amazing! Dr. Lickstein has been the best at checking to see how I am liking my treatments and finding the best way to keep my comfortable during the procedures. I of course would recommend him to anybody seeking a provider that shows genuine care to his patients!

— Matthew

I value Dr. Lickstein’s opinion on how I look. He wants you to look normal with botox and fillers that you get on your face. I went in for a mini brow lift and what a great job he did. I am very happy with the results. My mom and sister were also very happy with the results. I had gone to other Doctor’s for consultations, but I felt very comfortable with Dr. Lickstein. He is gentle and very upfront with you and takes the time to explain different techniques to you. He wants the best for you.

— Anonymous

I went to dr. Lickstein for a breast augmentation consult and immediately felt very comfortable. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I was all over the place with what I wanted and kept changing my mind but dr. Lickstein knew what would look best on me. He did an amazing job and I couldn’t be happier with my results (6 months post op). I will definitely go back for other procedures in the future.

— Maria

After losing over 72 pounds and having moderate ptosis, my breasts were so deflated, no bra fit correctly. Dr. Lickstein performed a breast lift at the same time he performed a body lift. He was able to tighten the tissue and maintain a C cup with no implants. I am very happy with how I look and feel, and can wear the occasional braless evening gown.

— Terri

Dr. Lickstein is amazing! I have been going to him for injectables for a while and I always LOVE my results. He is very personable and honest about your aesthetic goals. I love how you can tell he really cares about helping you look and feel your best. I would highly recommend!

— Katie

I had always been concerned about my gummy smile until I met Dr. Lickstein! He did amazing job at making me feel more confident about my smile. I’ve done other injectables with him as well and all my results are amazing. I would highly recommend Dr. Lickstein!

— Meriba


I’ve been seeing Dr. Lickstein since 2017 and have never been disappointed. My first experience with him was back in 2017 when I was shopping around for different doctors to et a tummy tuck. Prior to my consultation with Dr. Lickstein I probably went to 5 or 6 consults with other plastic surgeons in the area. While all the other doctors I met with were skilled surgeons, something always held me back from booking my procedure with them. When I had my consultation with Dr. Lickstein though, I knew at the end of my consultation that I wanted to move forward with him. Aside from being an extremely skilled surgeon, his bedside manner is impeccable & makes you feel comfortable right away. I was so pleased with my results that I went back 2 years later for a breast reduction and were thrilled with those results as well. I also see him for my injectables and honestly wouldn’t trust anyone else….my results are always natural looking (never overfilled or frozen looking) and I never look like a different person…just an improved (younger) version of myself. I strongly recommend Dr. Lickstein for any cosmetic or surgical procedures you are considering. I’ve referred several friends to him & they have been happy with their results as well.

— Anonymous

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Dr. Lickstein is a best-in-class, state-of-the-art plastic surgeon. His techniques are cutting edge and his bedside manner is top notch. I’m so much happier than I ever thought I could be with my results. He listened to what I wanted and turned inspiration pictures into reality. I think going forward people are going to be using my before and after pictures as their ultimate goal, so happy with him and so fortunate I found him through his amazing reputation.

— Anonymous

I just had my Dysport injection with Lauren and she is amazing! She has the most calming presence, gentle touch, and skillful eye. I’m loving my beautiful and natural results.

— Samira