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A. Dean Jabs, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Dean Jabs is an experienced, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons trained, board certified plastic surgeon dedicated to providing quality, state-of-the-art plastic surgery to patients in the Maryland-Virginia-Washington, D.C. metro area as well as to patients from around the world. He has been in practice since 1989 and possesses skills that have led to thousands of happy patients. Dr. Jabs performs all aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery and has special expertise and interest in natural-looking facelifts, eyelid rejuvenation, and breast augmentations.

Dr. Jabs is noted for his warm, personal demeanor and passion for the details of cosmetic surgery that lead to extraordinary results. Establishing a personal relationship that allows him to understand his patients’ concerns and desires is a key part of his consultation process. His outgoing personality and outstanding surgical skill have led many local physicians and their families to seek his care.

top-plastic-sugeons-logo-plastic-surgeryHe is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. He also holds the prestigious Certificate of Added Qualification in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Jabs has been selected by Washingtonian, Bethesda, and Northern Virginia magazines as a top plastic surgeon as well as being cited for compassionate care. The Consumer Research Council of America lists him as one of America’s Top Surgeons. He is also listed in America’s Cosmetic Doctors Consumer Guide and has been featured in articles in The Potomac Gazette as well as Plastic Surgery News.

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Dr. Jabs was elected President of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons by his local plastic surgery colleagues, where he previously served as Secretary and Vice President. At the national level, Dr. Jabs served on the International Committee of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has served as Chairman of the Dept. of Plastic Surgery at Johns-Hopkins Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Jabs is a California native and graduated from the University of Southern California before pursuing graduate work at the University of Illinois in Chicago where he received a Ph.D. in Immunology. He attended Rush Medical College in Chicago, obtaining his M.D. in 1984, followed by training in general surgery at St.Vincent’s Hospital in New York City and  plastic surgery training at Columbia University before moving to the Washington, D.C. area.

Dr. Jabs has authored several papers on plastic surgery topics and has presented at major national meetings of plastic and cosmetic surgeons. His most recent paper dealt with a new technique to markedly reduce post-operative pain and narcotic use in breast augmentations. He is on staff at Suburban Hospital in Maryland and Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and has held academic appointments at the University of Connecticut and Columbia University in New York.

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Article published on Potomac Almanac on Feb 2017.

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Read About Dr. Jabs and His Family

Article published on Avenel Living on Feb 2016.

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Dr. Jabs is a committed family man. He is married and has three children. He has gone on medical missions to Haiti and Guatemala where he treated children with cleft lips and palates, burns, and other facial deformities. He has been cited by the Children of Chernobyl Committee of Christ Church for his work on behalf of the Children of Belarus.

Dr. Jabs stays up-to-date on the latest surgical techniques by attending meetings, reading journals, and visiting colleagues around the country. He is proud to have served in the United States Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he was a Major in the Dept. of Plastic Surgery for three years, including the first gulf war, Desert Storm.


Testimonial from Patient and Her Parents

Abby, 2 years after plastic surgery because of a dog bite to the face.
Abby, 2 years after plastic surgery because of a dog bite to the face.

“Hello Dr Jabs,

I just wanted to pass along a drawing that our daughter Abby made not too long ago at her Sunday school class where she was told to draw a picture of her hero.  She is doing great, now having just turned 7, and we are coming up on her two year dog bite-aversary. We had a little celebration on the one-year, a year ago, and we will again this year. So thankful that she looks so good and that we were lucky to have you help us on that horrible day.  Thank you again.  You are our hero as well.”

-Gregory and Heidi

Patient Testimonial

Dear Dr. Jabs, Cissy & Jon,

Thanks so very much for fitting me in and for all your wonderful work on me the last few weeks. I am so happy with it so far and so glad I was able to finally get it done. I’ve wanted this done for so long – thanks for making it come to realization.

Stay safe and best wishes

Patient Testimonial:

I just want to take more time to say thank you so much. I‘ve been struggling my whole life not being able to fit into my clothes well and not being proportional so this surgery means so much to me and has completely changed my life and renewed my confidence in myself!!! I cannot believe how natural they look and feel – I cannot be happier. I will definitely give you a 5 star review!!

Dr. Jabs and his staff were absolutely wonderful from start to finish. They took their time while helping me decide what look I wanted, and they were amazing at addressing all questions and concerns. I got a breast augmentation procedure, and this office had sizers that I could try on to accurately visualize how my shirts would fit with different size implants. This office also showed me a 3D design of how my body would look after surgery which was extremely helpful in solidifying my decision about the look I wanted. I had several consultations at different offices, and this was the only office that offered both the sizers and the 3D visualization. Dr. Jabs and his assistant Mariah were also super professional, friendly, and easily reachable throughout the entire process. They really know how to make you feel comfortable, and I am BEYOND happy I chose this team for my surgery. I am almost seven months out from my surgery, and I could not be more pleased. I have no issues or pain, and the incisions are healed. I love my new look, and I would highly recommend Dr. Jabs! Five stars all the way through.

I recently had a procedure with Dr. Jabs for lipo suction in my upper arms. I did my due diligence and saw a few different cosmetic surgeons as I had never gotten a procedure like this done before. I decided to go with Dr. Jabs and his team because of the surgery technique discussed as well as they had facilities to do within house as well as their expertise. Cost was reasonable. I moved ahead with the procedure. It went very well. I was prepared for what to expect and staff/ team were able to answer any questions after the surgery I had while I was recovering. I am healing well and the results are great! Couldn’t be happier. Will definitely going back for the rest of my cosmetic needs.

One of the greatest blessings of living in the DMV area is our access to so many qualified and multi-talented medical doctors and surgeons. Dr. Jabs and his assistants are no exception. It’s been about a year and a half since I had surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Associates and I can say, without a doubt, that it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Regrettably, I developed some really unsightly gyno in my late 20’s. It got to the point where I was too embarrassed to go to the beach or wear certain types of shirts in public. To be honest, I even went through a period of depression to the point where I simply stopped going to the gym as often. Believe it or not, a few guys even made fun of me when they thought I wasn’t looking/listening (it’s okay though – the people who try to bring you down are already beneath you). As a recreational bodybuilder and athlete, having this issue taken care of completely restored my self-confidence, motivation and happiness. All vanity aside, few things are as empowering as taking back control of your health and appearance. I turned 30 in 2019 and I’ve never looked better in my entire life. A special thanks to Dr. Jabs, Joanne, and all the medical professionals who helped me throughout this transformation. If you’re on the fence about undergoing surgery, rest assured that you’re in good hands at CSA 🙂 If you would like to see how great their work is, ask for my before and after pics!

My experience with cosmetic surgery associates has been very good! Dr. Jabs did a great job and Joanna and Rebecca have been very helpful! I would recommend their services to anyone, I am extremely satisfied!

Dr Jabs is a wonderful surgeon. The work he did for me has changed my life. I feel younger and more confident. I am so much happier with my body now.

Great practice, friendly staff! Excellent results! Dr. Jabs was professional and pleasant!

I had an absolutely fabulous experience with Dr. Dean Jabs of Cosmetic Surgery Associates. Extremely patient, answered all of my questions, never in a rush to move onto the next patient – I would absolutely recommend this practice to anyone.