Meet Dr. Sofola


Facial Plastic Surgeon Ifeolumipo O. Sofola, MD, FACS   
Board Certified, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructice Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Ifepo Sofola is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who believes that optimal outcomes are achieved through a combination of artistic abilities and a thorough understanding of the science involved in surgery. Throughout his career, Dr. Sofola has not relented in his pursuit of excellence, while maintaining an artistic and humane side. It is no wonder that  Inkerra  (Everlasting Beauty) serves as a guiding philosophy and goal in facial aesthetics. He is determined to provide the highest quality of medical care and surgical outcomes that can be achieved

Dr. Sofola attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, where he graduated with honors in 1993. He was then commissioned into the [COUNTY] Navy after which he completed his Internship in General Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, the hospital of the president and leadership of our nation. He then pursued his dreams in aviation by attending the Naval Aerospace and Operational Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida, earning his wings as a Naval Flight Surgeon in June of 1995. Adventure called as he served as the Flight Surgeon for Carrier Airwing SEVENTEEN attached to The USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) for 2 years, culminating in a 6 month Mediterranean deployment. Dr. Sofola then completed his surgical residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, in 2001 .  Following this,  he served for 3 years as the sole Naval Head and Neck Surgeon in the European Theatre, based in Rota, Spain. Upon completing a remarkable tenure in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he returned to the [COUNTY] and completed his fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious  Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. While at Johns Hopkins, he trained under icons in Facial Plastic Surgery like Dr. Ira Papel, Dr. Theda Kontis and Dr. Patrick Byrne.  Dr. Sofola then continued service to our great country by serving as the Chief of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center, where he completed 15 years of active service to our great country.

Throughout Dr. Sofola‘s military career, Dr. Sofola was awarded numerous personal and unit citations and awards for his stellar service. Furthermore,  while at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Dr. Sofola‘s work with the Marines and Sailors involved in the war against terrorism resulted in a Special Recognition Award by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for innovative work, advancement of the specialty and service to our nation. His unquestioned patriotism culminated in Dr. Sofola Co-founding the “Faces of Honor” initiative by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A pro-bono service offered by an international quorum of over 250 plastic surgeons worldwide, offering their services in support of the veterans of the war against terrorism. Dr. Sofola, still a Commander in the [COUNTY] Navy Reserves, is currently a Flight Surgeon attached to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 48 (VR-48) out of Andrews AFB, Maryland.

Dr. Sofola is an assistant professor of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He is an oral board examiner for the American Board of Facial Plastic surgery that certifies surgeons who specialize in facial plastic surgery. He also writes questions for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. For his expertise, Dr Sofola has been an invited speaker at both national and international conferences in Mexico, Nigeria,  [COUNTY], Spain, Canada and the Carribean Islands. Fluent in Spanish, he serves as a Professor and Master of Aesthetic Surgery at the Instituto Superioris de Medicina in Veracruz, Mexico.  He has authored in several peer reviewed journals and major text books in facial plastic surgery. In addition, Dr. Sofola clearly nurtures a humanitarian side as he participates in humanitarian medical missions world wide, serving those who are less fortunate.

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sofola specializes solely in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. As such his patients are assured of a focused expertise. He is an expert in rhinoplasty and has particular interest in cosmetic and reconstructive nose surgery in various ethnic groups. He is experienced in the use of minimally invasive approaches to facial enhancement and rejuvenation, treatment of chronic problems of facial paralysis, endoscopic facial rejuvenation and skin cancer repair. He also manages diseases of the Head and Neck including sinus disease. His warm attitude and genuine interest in his patients makes him your unmistakable choice.

At  Inkerra  Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sofola leads his team with an unshakable philosophy of delivering the highest standards of care with the most personalized service for each and every one of our patients. When you schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Sofola, you will see why our practice stands out as a center of excellence in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. We also believe that achieving a better and refreshed you involves a holistic approach that encompasses optimization of one’s underlying physical health and well being, while intergrating the highest quality surgical and post-operative care.

Dr. Sofola believes that consultations are not just about the surgery, but understanding the person, their motivations, concerns, and fears. Dr. Sofola knows that no patient is the same, and as a result, provides individualized care that is shaped by the detailed consultation.  He and his team will take the time, to understand you and your goals in order to give you the best possible result. He will also make sure that you go home fully-informed about your options. Your comfort, safety and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to Dr. Sofola.