Franklin D. Richards, M.D., F.A.C.S.
A long-standing resident of the Washington D.C. metro area and a graduate of George Washington University in 1982, Dr. Franklin Richards, MD, is board certified and has been in practice since 1989. Dr. Richards has a passionate interest in and is known specifically for his expertise in minimal incision face and neck lifts, minimal scar breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks (abdominoplasty).
Individuals needing correction or improvement of previous cosmetic procedures also seek him. Patients who meet with Dr. Richards immediately recognize both the passion he has for his work and the professional manner in which he deals with people. The concerns and goals of the patient are principal in forming his thoughtful and honest evaluations. His outstanding abilities inspire such confidence that fellow doctors and their spouses, when in need of cosmetic procedures, come to Dr. Richards. His surgical skill, trustworthiness and approachability have earned him a lasting reputation. You can be assured that you will be treated with compassion and integrity from the first phone call to your last appointment.
Assuming a leadership role in the plastic surgery field, Dr. Richards was voted President of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2002 and is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. He has presented at national meetings and been published in national professional journals. Dr. Richards’ most recent national article was co-authored with Dr. Jabs describing a new and exceptional surgical technique that markedly reduces pain after breast augmentaton. He has been the recipient of the Physicians Recognition Award from the American Medical Association (AMA) and the prestigious Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Richards is cited in the National Consumer Checkbook ‘Top Doctor List’ and The National Consumer Research Council of America has listed him as one of ‘Americas Top Surgeons.’
Dr. Richards’ skill and expertise as a cosmetic surgeon have also been established locally. Washingtonian magazine has recognized him in their ‘Top Plastic Surgeons’ list and has done so since 1995. His expert opinion has been sought by numerous prominent publications, including The Washington Post and Washingtonian magazine.
As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of several distinguished surgical associations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Richards continues to avail himself of the collective knowledge and progress in fields of plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Committed to a sense of service, Dr. Richards has been a volunteer medical team leader in Honduras. Dozens of deformed children benefited from his services on three separate missions. He has also served on similar teams in Haiti.
Dr. Richards was privileged to have served his country as an attending plastic surgeon at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He also was the Director of the Burn Unit at William Beaumont Army Medical Center during Desert Storm I for which he received the Meritorious Service Medal award from the United States government.