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Dr. William Little in Washington DC

Dr. William Little in Washington DC

Postby mpatric5 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:19 am

Has anyone heard of Dr. William Little in Washington DC, 1145 19th Street. I've heard his one of the best but I haven't seen his name anywhere on the message board. :?:
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Dr. Little DC

Postby ddw123 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:50 am

Best Surgeon on the east coast. Does alot of fat grafting. Very good on mens F/L
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Postby DCNGA » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:14 am

He has a good rep.
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Re: Dr. Little DC

Postby MissJ521@aol.com » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:15 pm

He certainly did a lot of f/g on his wife. When I saw her, she was tiny and thin but had a very puffed out face,



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Postby ddw123 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:29 am

Is that good or bad?
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Postby MissJ521@aol.com » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:40 pm

to some, it could look a bit over the top as in over augmented but to others, they might like that. Anyway, he did work on his wife who, I believe works in his office. So those going there can see for themselves if they like.
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Postby YourOwnChoice » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:11 pm

How does he compare or Oscar Rameriz in Md?
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Postby MissJ521@aol.com » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:35 pm

Well, I don't know how to say this but I shall try without mentioning names. Some of the other docs who are tops at their game in the venue of face lifting techniques are not really impressed with Little's novel techniques but admittedly, there is some 'rivalry' going on. I used to be impressed with him myself because he was one of the FIRST docs to bring to light volume augmentation to glamorize the face and brought into focus; the "ogee curve" to the cheek. So I will give him that.

However, Ramirez is also big time into volumizing the face and is more up my ally as far as 'rapport' would go. Little kind of got the 'ball rolling' for himself as far as publicity for doing Gretta Van Sustern and gives a lot of courses where younger doctors attend. Thing is, he seems to be teaching stuff, (his novel signature surgeries) for which he, himself is still on the learning curve for. Like that imbrication surgery, as far as I know, was not 'embraced' by the tops in the field but something tried out by the younger docs attending his courses.

Personally, I'd be more inclined toward Ramirez (and that is NOT meant to be an overall 'rec' for him either) as I'm in communication with a lot of his patients. I've only been in communication with a few of Little's patients but they were the disgruntled ones.

Don't mean to imply that he has a lot of them only that my 'data points' are pretty sparse with regard to (a lot of positive) patient feedback on Little. The disgruntled ones used to write me giving me a 'piece of their mind' (and photos) for openly talking about Little prior in a favorable way. I've also gotten the 'hairy eyeball' when I relayed to some PSs that I was impressed with Little.

I'm not as impressed with him the way I used to be and more likely to tell patients to get cheek implants or fillers to augment the cheeks than that imbrication technique of his. However, IF (after my own observation and analysis on someone), I found that DESPITE the fact that few doctors now do the 'skin only' face lift, I thought the person would actually benefit by a skin only approach, I might suggest him for that.

In short, it all depends on what the patient has and IF I can't see what they have, I'm hard pressed to make a blanket 'rec' for one or the other.
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William Little in DC

Postby mpatric5 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:32 am

Thank you everyone who responded, it’s great having this board. I wish I would have found this board seven years ago when I let a p/s talk me into having the fat taken out of my face. Now that I’m 45 yrs old I look tired and sometime gaunt. I’m still in the research phase so I will keep the board posted. :shock:
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Re: Dr. William Little in Washington DC

Postby Mylie » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:20 pm

I had work done by Dr. Little in 2010 and am satisfied with the result. I had a lower F/L done. I also had a laser peel around the eyes and a very slight brow lift. I did have a couple post-op complications but they were forewarned as a possible risks. I do not believe that they had anything to do with poor skill or treatment received. I found him to be a very kind and approachable doctor who seems genuinely interested in helping his patients. My initial consultation lasted well over an hour. He conducted a very thorough patient interview and explained each procedure as well as associated risks. He showed before/after photos of people who had undergone the procedures that I was interested in. Care does not stop after you leave the OR. I think I had three post-op visits. He and his staff are also reachable via telephone. Overall, I believe him to be an excellent and honest surgeon. I would go back to him in the future.
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Re: Dr. William Little in Washington DC

Postby MakingChoices » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:14 pm

I had a facelift with Dr. Little about 1.5 years ago and I am very satisfied with the results. They are completely natural looking and no one has been able to guess I had it ( not even my ex-husband who I saw 6 months later). I had a lot of volume loss and knew I needed fat grafting.( I'm in my 50's) Last week two people thought I was in my thirties!! I wanted the best and I did a lot of research - it was between him and the doctor everyone in NYC goes to ( forget his name at the moment - Dr Coleman?). Yes, his wife has had a lot of fat grafting but it is my understanding that she had work done on her face before she and Dr. Little met. She was helpful and responsive. I found Dr.Little to be very kind and willing to speak with me at length. My initial consult lasted for several hours and included videos of past patients and a detailed explanation of what would happen during the procedure. I did have a small complication ( hematoma under chin) which thank goodness he took care of the next morning with no long term issues. The fat has mostly taken, except for one very small area which I am going to go back and get redone. I had virtually no pain at all. I think it was the best thing I've ever done for myself frankly - and because of his particular technique there is no pulled look at all, or any distortion in my face that is sometimes so obvious in a face lift. I think Dr.Little is constantly evolving his technique and his new web site is the most comprehensive I have ever seen. I don't think he does the deep plane face lift anymore. He concentrates on restoring volume by fat grafting and also by taking tissue that had sagged and getting it back to where it had been, and he lifted the skin off the underlying tissues to reposition it as well, which if your really think about it, makes the most sense. I feel very fortunate to have had such a wonderful result. I just look like my younger self, not someone different.
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Re: Dr. William Little in Washington DC

Postby DCturtle » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:23 pm

In April 2013, Dr. Little did a full face lift for me with limited fat grafting and a neck lift. Those results were excellent for me. However, he also did a lip lift and I thought the results were unnatural looking. Avoid the lip lift, and probably anything outside his face lift specialty.
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Re: Dr. William Little in Washington DC

Postby littlestQuinn » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:48 am

It's been a while since anyone has posted on this thread concerning Dr. Little. I wondered if others have had experience with him more recently?

I am so impressed with his website and he seems so caring, empathetic and committed to the best for his patients. I realize he is quite a bit more expensive, but it seems worth it if he is that good in comparison to other cosmetic surgeons, & it seems if you're willing to go to such extremes anyway, it makes sense to go for the best even if it means saving up longer ahead of time. I must say, we are far from wealthy and I'm sure most of his patients do not struggle with Dr. Little's greater than usual cost the way we will. In fact, in our case we will have to give up other things to be able to afford him, so it is crucial to us to know that he is worth it.So, hopefully that explains my concerns being greater than someone who has more money to put toward something like this.

Has Dr. Little responded adequately to the patients who have commented on here? Those who had the complaints, I mean? Does he do revisions (after enough time has passed from the original surgery, of course), without charging the patient extra? It would seem he would since the initial cost is high for the reason that a much-better-than-average outcome is expected. I know cosmetic surgeons, the same as with any other surgeons, cannot make everybody happy all the time. I don't mean does he go aboveboard in trying to please anyone with a complaint, no matter how trivial. I mean if the patient is seriously unhappy with an outcome, and has good cause to be. Does Dr. Little take those kinds of complaints to heart and do his best to repair those things with good cause for complaint?

I'll admit, my main concern may be caused by and aimed more toward his business partner or "overseer" - whatever she would be called, because I have called asking about surgery already. And after reading about her here, I take it that the Cathi who answers the phone and emails to Dr. Little is also his wife? She strikes me as being a bit cold and dismissive. It especially seemed that way after I told her that, although we are willing to scrimp on other things to be able to afford Dr. Little, we are not "wealthy" by any means and that it was still going to be a financial difficulty for us. I made it clear that I was not expecting or asking for a "price break" or whatever, and that if we chose Dr. Little, we completely accepted that we'd have to pay his fee. (nothing was said to make it sound like I was fishing for a break, I mean.) It just seemed like her attitude changed when I told her that we'd probably struggle a bit more than most of his patients, but still accepted his fee was what it was. After all, it's my opinion that as long as we come up with the money, it shouldn't matter to her whether we're poorer than their average patient. (i.e. Our money should be as good as anyone else's, even if we do happen to have less of it, right?)

It just appears that she's the one who concerns herself mostly with the attaining of money, and I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that. Comparing the doctor and missus, it seems like a kind of a "good cop, bad cop" set up, so to speak. If I didn't make it clear earlier, I am willing to spend the extra money for a surgeon who is better than most others (not to mention that incredible website!) I understand the need for someone to be in charge of making sure Dr. Little is paid adequately, and if his wife is the best for that job, so be it. But since she's not the medical expert, it shouldn't be up to her to decide which patients are "worthy" of being allowed to request repairs of legitimate problems based on her "perceptions of their wealth".

It's just that her attitude scares me a little bit. Can anybody else here (who has gone to Dr. Little for surgery) tell us how things went after the surgery? I guess what I mean is that, if Cathi is seeming so cold and almost manipulative of the patients ahead of time, being in the position of "shielding" Dr. Little from having to deal with the money side of things, how is she after surgery? Especially what's she like if the patient has complaints & needs revisions post-surgery? Does she brush patients off or condescend to them afterward to prevent them from asking for "fixes" of valid problems, in order to get them to pay even more or just to refuse their requests altogether?

Sorry I'm so long-winded & having trouble explaining my concerns. I've had enough let-downs in the past to have a healthy fear of it happening again. Dr. Little almost seems too good to be true, (and I know that's never the case.) But if he really is good enough to be able to request almost twice of what I've been quoted by other surgeons in my area, I still think it's absolutely worth it to wait and save up for surgery by him. I'm only hoping for some answers and maybe reassurances from others of his patients for how their experience went, and also how Cathi treated them post-surgery. Or if Dr. Little stayed in touch and concerned about them afterward instead of handing them off to Cathi to "handle"?

Thank you in advance, anyone who has managed to get through this long-winded post!
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Re: Dr. William Little in Washington DC

Postby NLB01 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:21 pm

Hello. I had surgery with Dr. Little in November 2015. The surgery included a full facelift, brow lift, chin lift, and fat grafting to the cheeks, lips, and temples. I am a 45 year old female 5'8" weighing 125 pounds. Most would say I was too young to have so much surgery, but photos would tell a different story. I researched and met with surgeons across the states and chose Dr. Little. I live in Oregon and felt the journey to DC was worth it.
I feel that Dr Little is an amazing surgeon. I never had any issues with Cathi, Dr Little's wife/office assistant. I've made two trips back to DC for post op touch-ups and have had no difficulties in scheduling etc. nor was I ever charged additional money.

For what it's worth...I chose Dr Little because he was the only surgeon I met with who I really felt was going to address my entire face and improve on everything versus just parts of it. He is also a wonderful person and I enjoyed my journey with him.

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