Dr. Leslie Apgar is a board certified OB/GYN in a large private practice in Columbia, MD. She has practiced in the area since 2000 and has extensive experience caring for a multitude of gyn complaints, including painful sex, decreased libido, urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and menopausal symptoms. Her special interests include minimally invasive surgery and the health and wellness industry. She expanded into the aesthetics industry in 2008 as her patients were asking for the many procedures performed at Pura Vida.
Dr. Ronald S. Perlman is a highly skilled and well established Plastic Surgeon who has been practicing in the Washington, D.C. area for over 25 years. His successful business includes patients from the Metropolitan area as well as those from across the United States and internationally.
Dr. Perlman graduated Magna Cum Laude from American University with his undergraduate degree and received his medical degree from Howard University. He completed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and completed a Hand and Micro Vascular fellowship at the University of Alabama Hospital. He is a member of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Perlman has appeared on many T.V. and radio programs discussing the various aspects of cosmetic, reconstructive and laser surgery. He has also served as judge for a number of beauty pageants including, Hawaiian Tropic, Miss USA and Mrs. USA.
Dr. Perlman specializes in Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Breast Reduction (Male & Female), Tummy Tuck, Facial, Eye, Nose surgery and Laser procedures as well as providing Botox and a number of facial fillers. He has two licensed aestheticians available to provide skin care services and to assist patients both pre-operatively and post-operatively.
In addition to a busy surgery schedule Dr. Perlman sits as Chairman of the Board for Second Chance Employment Services. A non-profit organization that assists women in abusive situations to obtain gainful employment. Second Chance offers education, counseling and healthcare for these women and their families. Dr. Perlman has provided many pro-bono services to assist those involved with Second Chance for the past six years. It gives him great pleasure to provide such services and improve ones appearance so they may regain their confidence and self esteem.
Since moving to the Medical Office Building on the Sibley Memorial Johns Hopkins complex, Dr. Perlman has helped support the Sullivan Breast Health Center by having a yearly fund raiser in October to benefit breast cancer patients. Proceeds from Botox and Juvederm sales for the week long event are donated to the Sullivan Center. Dr. Perlman is both proud and pleased to support the extensive efforts of the Sullivan Center.