Dr. Cassie Nghiem, MD is an Ivy League-educated, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon in Washington, D.C. who specializes in transgender surgery, particularly Chest Masculinization and Breast Augmentation. She believes in a shared vision and works closely with her patients to deliver the best quality care that is in line with their needs. Known for her surgical skill and artistry, Dr. Nghiem’s patients also love her kind and caring demeanor.
Dr. Nghiem practices in Washington, D.C. at District Plastic Surgery, where patients can expect a truly welcoming environment, complemented by gender-affirming intake forms and a highly trained staff that understands the importance of chosen names and correct pronouns. Approximately 50-75% of Dr. Nghiem’s patients are transgender.
Dr. Nghiem obtained her undergraduate honors degree at Dartmouth College, followed by a Master’s degree in Physiology at Georgetown University. She subsequently earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan, one of the most highly ranked medical schools in the United States. Dr. Nghiem completed six years of specialty training in plastic surgery through the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency program at the University of Rochester, followed by a year of advanced fellowship training in aesthetic plastic surgery.
Top Surgery: Dr. Nghiem is skilled at multiple methods of Top Surgery, including Double Incision, Peri-Areolar, Keyhole and Inverted-T. She is pleased to customize the procedure to meet your goals. During your consultation, Dr. Nghiem will offer her professional recommendation as to which method would best suit your preferences, chest size and skin elasticity.
Breast Augmentation: Dr. Nghiem has a special interest in breast surgery. In Dr. Nghiem’s hands, Breast Augmentation takes one to two hours to complete and recovery is straightforward. Most patients are back to work in a week. Dr. Nghiem offers both saline and silicone implants and will discuss the pros and cons of each during your consultation. She also offers a periareolar lift to reposition the nipple in the ideal spot on the breast mound. In addition, she offers fat grafting with breast implants to enhance the cleavage lines.
Dr. Nghiem is also experienced with feminizing Rhinoplasty and Lip Lift procedures, as well as Body Feminization (sculpting/contouring).