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Franklin D. Richards, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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


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Long-standing resident of the Washington, D.C. metro area and a graduate of George Washington University in 1982, Dr. Franklin Richards is board certified and has been in practice since 1989. Dr. Richards is most renowned for his expertise in minimal incision face and neck lifts, breast augmentation, and body contouring.

Dr. Richards is also sought by individuals needing correction or improvement of previous cosmetic procedures. Patients who meet with Dr. Richards immediately recognize both the passion he has for his work and the professional manner in which he interacts with people.

Dr. Richards’ evaluations are highly based on the concerns and goals of the patient. 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.

Dr. Richards – 2020 Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Integrating into 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 past Chief of Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins/Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. He has presented at national meetings and been published in national professional journals. Dr. Richards’ most recent published article, co-authored by Dr. Jabs, describes a new and exceptional surgical technique that markedly reduces pain after breast augmentation.

He has been the recipient of both the Physician’s 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 was recognized by the Consumers’ Checkbook in their “Top Doctors” list and included in the Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Photo of Dr. Richards with his wife, kids, and grandkids.

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 included in the Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. His expert opinion has been sought by numerous prominent publications including The Washington Post and Washingtonian magazine.

Actual Patient of Dr. Richards
Miss Virginia USA Candidate

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 volunteered on several medical missions abroad and has had the privilege of serving his country as a member of the United States Armed Forces. He transformed the lives of dozens of children with birth defects and other deformities through his service missions in Haiti and Honduras. He had the opportunity to be an attending plastic surgeon at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He also received the Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding service while he was the Burn Unit Director at William Beaumont Army Medical Center during Desert Storm.

Patient Notes 

So please share this with Dr. Richards as an early Christmas present!  

At breakfast it was quiet and there was a couple in their 60’s sitting next to us. We struck up a conversation and realized that we knew some of the same people.  When my husband got up to go to the restroom, it came up in the course of conversation somehow… they said “Well it’s nice that you and your dad get to spend time here for the holidays”.  When I told them I was his wife with 3 years separating us, they got very embarrassed and apologized profusely.  I was laughing and felt great about it, but had no idea this latest change made me look THAT young!
I was then in the bar with my daughter who is 34 and the lady bartender commented that “it is nice you and your sister get to spend time shopping in NY for the holidays”. She was not trying to make me feel good…you could clearly tell that she was shocked I was her mom. 
The icing on the cake is that–no one in my family knows about the latest lift. They only know I did the undereye laser. They obviously can’t tell that I had it done or they would say something, but they kept saying that I looked great, along with many friends who had seen me in the past week that I have run into. They clearly can’t tell what was done, but think “I look really good”.  
If this isn’t a testimony to Dr. Richards’s work, I don’t know what is. It’s all perfect. The swelling was minimal, the incisions are kinda not there and the lift is amazing. So glad I did the temporal lift as well! All tastefully, skillfully, and artfully done. Wow.  
Mission accomplished. He should be proud of his talent.  

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers