Franklin D. Richards, MD

4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 stars from 116 reviews
Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
6430 Rockledge Dr, Westmoreland Building, Suite 100
Bethesda, Maryland 20817 US

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4.8 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Wonderful Results from Lower Face/neck Lift W/ Dr. Franklin D. Richards - Bethesda, MD

I consulted with several board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons in the greater Washington, DC area regarding a lower face lift, and each physician seemed skilled and nice. However, I paid close attention to their portfolios of face lift patient photos, and found that although the "after" pictures looked good from the front, most of them looked only somewhat better in their profiles. However, during my consultation with Dr. Franklin D. Richards, I immediately noticed very definite and beautiful results in his extensive portfolio of face lift cases. Both the front AND profile photos of all of his face lift patients look really naturally youthful and great. I mentioned this difference in profile pictures to Dr. Richards, and he explained the importance of often addressing the neck muscles in achieving an overall improved look of the lower face, jaw, and chin area. He did not describe any of this in terms of multiple procedures (face and neck) and certainly did not charge as if it were two. His face lift portfolio speaks for itself, but I also felt his explanations reflect a particularly strong sense of artistic and professional integrity. Dr. Richards and all of his staff were absolutely wonderful to be with, and I feel very lucky to have found his practice.

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

56 Years Old/Facelift - Bethesda, MD

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Upper/Lower Blepharoplasty

I first learned of Dr. Richards via a review on a plastic surgery website. The excellent reviews piqued my interest in him so I continued to explore the internet and read as much as I could about him. I even contacted a previous patient on Facebook to further discuss her experience, outcome and his follow up (all impeccable by the way). I went to his website to view his work https://cosmeticplastics.com/ and of course, read about his credentials, more reviews and viewed before/afters. The key takeaways from all of this research and effort is: his work is consistently outstanding, he is a great listener, he has a kind and gentle bedside manner, and he takes time with and seems to actually care for his patients and the outcome. But, above all, patients highlighted his carefulness in maintaining the integrity of the eye shape and I later learned that this is his ultimate goal when performing blepharoplasties. This is exactly what I wanted to hear, as I did not want to look like I had an "eye job" with the stretched, hollow look - the look where the eyelids don't touch the eyes. No, not for me! Upon meeting with Dr. Richards, I felt very comfortable. I knew he understood what was important to me and as a bonus, he advised that he would add some tissue in the hollowed out areas of my cheeks to make my face more youthful. That was a nice surprise and eliminated consideration of doing filler treatment (i.e. Restylane, Botox, etc.). The eyelid surgery went perfectly and Dr. Richards called personally to check on me. Early in my recovery, there were a couple of questions I had after hours so I called him directly on his cell and he quickly answered my questions without making me feel like I was bothering him or being ridiculous. In addition to the U/L blepharoplasty, I have used Dr. Richards for chin lipo and on September 14, I had a mommy makeover (full tummy tuck, breast lift w/implants and upper arm lipo). I am recovering well and will post reviews once fully recovered. Dr. Richards has a wonderful staff in place (specifically Joanne) who will answer any questions you have and will guide you every step of the way. I felt like a VIP there and couldn't have been treated better. I cannot recommend Dr. Franklin D. Richards enough! You can put your trust in him, as he takes your healthcare seriously. Dr. Richards is exceptional at what he does, he's kind and he will do everything possible to achieve your desired outcome.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Beyond my Expectations! - Bethesda, MD

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

The Date is Rapidly Approaching. Bethesda, MD

The procedure is on March 1. He's done my lower eyes previously and did a great job and the staff is great as well.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Sixty Years Old... - Bethesda, MD

Dr. Richards is truly an artist and is so easy to talk to. Highly recommend you schedule a consultation with him. Prices seemed reasonable.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Wow!!! - Bethesda, MD

Given Dr. Richards' experience with all manner of cosmetic surgery, burn victims, and his all round genuine sensibility, I highly recommend Dr. Richards and the Cosmetic Surgery Associates – as offering a gold standard. His work is both medically superior and as a profound artist, able to restore a face so that it is, remarkably, as it once was. See ratings below:

Long Needed Facelift - Bethesda, MD

Dr. Richards is a gifted surgeon who is professional, caring, and knowledgeable. He instantly gained my trust and I am so happy I chose him to do my S-Lift.

Let the Countdown to Liposuction Begin on December 17.2015. - Bethesda, MD

Doctor very professional and knowledgable, the BEST doctor this area. So many years experience. I'm 100% trust him. He's doing the latest laser liposuction surgery with skin tightening. His opened new office with own surgery center. How great is! Staff extremely kind and helpful. Especially Joann the lead patient coordinator. They have a great price and also give you special discount.

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