BIOGRAPHY
Name

Alex Sailon, MD

Biography

Dr. Alexander M. Sailon is a Washington, D.C. based plastic surgeon focused on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. He believes in listening to the concerns of patients and combines that approach with attention to detail and an analytical methodology to deliver beautiful and natural-looking results. He is committed to helping each and every patient achieve his or her desired goals through an attentive, highly individualized approach.

Dr. Sailon is a native of New Jersey & New York and attended the Horace Mann School. After graduating cum laude from Georgetown University, he attended New Jersey Medical School on scholarship. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as a result of his academic achievements. Subsequently, he completed a six-year integrated plastic surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where he had the chance to work with many of Manhattan’s plastic surgeons.

Topics

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a disease where cells of the breast grow abnormally. Changes in DNA, known as mutations, are responsible for transforming normal cells into cancerous ones. Breast cancer is common in women, although it can occur in men as well. Many risk factors have been identified involving genetic, lifestyle, biological, chemical, hormonal, and environmental factors. This includes genetic predispositions,... Continue Reading

Keloid Scars - Hypertrophic

The type of scar one forms has a strong genetic component. As a result, poor scarring can result despite a surgeon’s best efforts. Certain areas of the body are more likely to form poor scars, such as the chest. We can generally classify poor scarring into 2 categories: 1) Keloid scars – large, raised scars where the scarring extends beyond... Continue Reading

Postoperative Pain

Pain after surgery, also known as postoperative pain, is an expected occurrence. The severity, duration, and nature of the pain depend on the type of procedure as well as many individual factors. Surgeons and anesthesiologists will typically use multiple modalities to minimize the pain as much as possible. These include local anesthetic injected in the surgical area, medication given during... Continue Reading

Infant Ear Deformities

Ear deformities in infants refer to irregularly shaped ears without any functional, hearing issues. It is estimated that anywhere between 15-29% of newborns will have some degree of ear deformity. There is typically no identifiable cause for the ear deformity in the large majority of infants. Genetics as well as prenatal environmental issues may play a role. Children with ear... Continue Reading

Pierre Robin/Micrognathia

Pierre Robin sequence (also known as Pierre Robin syndrome) is a condition where babies are born witha small lower jaw and a tongue that falls into the back of the throat. These two factors may block thewindpipe and cause difficulty breathing. The obstruction in airflow through the windpipe can be sosevere that a breathing tube may need to be placed... Continue Reading