Meet Dr. Retana Interior Image V2 CopyArmando Retana MD, DDS

Dr. Armando Retana is a highly trained cosmetic surgeon and maxillofacial surgeon who supports Washington, DC patients with common esthetic treatments and rewarding cosmetic surgery procedures for the body, breasts, and face. A unique dual specialist, he is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, for body, breast and facial surgery, and by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, for facial reconstruction, trauma, orthognathic surgery, wisdom teeth, and implant procedures.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Retana has performed more than 1,200 cosmetic procedures and thousands of maxillofacial surgery procedures for those in his care. His experience in facial reconstructive procedures has given him a deep understanding of facial aesthetics, and his extensive study of anatomy informs his approach to body and breast procedures. This expertise, in combination with his artistic eye and attention to detail, enables Dr. Retana to provide outstanding, attractive, and predictable results.

Professional Memberships

America Board of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery logo
American Medical Association Logo Colored Purple
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery logo Colored
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Blue Logo

Patient Care

Dr. Retana’s passion as a surgeon is making a positive impact in the lives of his patients. Helping them look and feel incredible motivates his work every day.

The values of integrity, equality, and respect guide Dr. Retana’s practice. He treats his patients like family, and he invests time in getting to know them and what they want to accomplish. During consultations, he makes sure that patients receive all of the information that they need and have their questions answered. His approach is to educate and advise about treatment rather than impose a specific option, and he honors his patients’ autonomy in making decisions about their care. Dr. Retana focuses on predictable and natural-looking results for his patients.

Dr. Retana performs all of his procedures in his AAAHC-accredited facility in Washington, DC. During treatment, patients can visit a single office for their consultation, surgery, and follow-up appointments. This allows them to receive care from the same friendly and helpful staff and surgeon, who are there to assist them at every step.

As the cosmetic surgeon of Washington, DC, Dr. Retana offers the most common and rewarding cosmetic surgery procedures. He has been influential in the cosmetic surgery arena by participating in teaching seminars to educate other surgeons in the United States and international conferences. He keeps up with cutting-edge surgical techniques and continues to make contributions to the literature of his specialties. His most common cosmetic surgery procedures are breast augmentation, breast lifts and reduction, liposuction, Brazilian Butt-lift, mommy makeover, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty, and facelift surgery.

As one of the best oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Washington, DC, Dr. Retana’s most common procedures include dental implants, impacted wisdom teeth, soft tissue grafts for dental implants, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery), and sleep apnea surgery.

Education and Training

Dr. Retana graduated with honors from Thomas More College and received a bachelor’s degree. He received his DDS degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York and his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Retana completed his General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at the University of Florida Health Center in Jacksonville, FL. To advance his training further as a cosmetic surgeon, he went on to complete a prestigious General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Read Dr. Retana’s full Curriculum Vitae here.

Nominated as “The Costa Rican of the Month” by the Costa Rican Association in Washington DC

Personal Interests and Activities

Armando Retana was born in Costa Rica and moved to Germantown, MD, at a young age. Having grown up with limited resources and access to medical care, he is committed to serving those in need in the Washington, DC community and internationally. Dr. Retana dedicates a portion of his time to pro bono work, performing surgeries in Thailand, the Philippines, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.

When he is not working as a surgeon or involved in professional and volunteer activities, Dr. Retana loves spending time with his fiancée, Rona and two children Peter and Anaya. His other interests including soccer, basketball, football and outdoor activities including golfing, hiking, biking and water sports.

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Dr. Retana looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your aesthetic and implant goals. Schedule an appointment in Washington, DC online or by calling (202) 386-7100.