Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
6430 Rockledge Dr, Westmoreland Building, Suite 100
Bethesda, Maryland 20817 US
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"The procedure was without pain, some swelling but that went away very quickly." "He is a superb cosmetic surgeon and I do no look like I have had a face lift." "Dr. Frank Richards and his staff are truly wonderful!"

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Dr. Richards is a true artist!

I could not have asked for better results! Dr. Richards is an amazing artist who truly cares about his patient's results. It took me years to decide on a plastic surgeon and Dr. Richards was a dream come true. Now I have the breasts of my dreams!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Best possible cosmetic surgeon

After months of deliberating, I could not be happier with the results of my S-lift. With Dr. Richards' and Trish's skills, I was speaking in public 10 days after my surgery! It's now been 4 months and it's had profound influence on my presence and confidence. If you're trying to decide which surgeon you should use, Dr. Richards is the best choice you could make.

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

After some expected bruising and swelling, I was extraordinarily pleased with the outcome.

My initial interaction with the practice was with Jennifer who took the time to find an available consultation appointment that fit my tight schedule. Everyone on the staff was extremely courteous and friendly. During my consultation, Dr. Richards explained the procedure he recommended. I had told him I was not "thrilled" with my neck, and he was confident a mini S lift would satisfy my hope...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Hooded Eyelids - Gone!

I highly recommend Dr. Richards -- he is very nice and calm. He didn't promise complete symmetry (one of my eyes was much droopier than the other) and told me I would look natural -- and I do! He and Joanne followed up and answered follow up questions by call or email very quickly.

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:

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

S-Lift - Bethesda, MD

Great...truly a caring doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I had an amazing experience

My experience with Dr. Richards was excellent. I went in for a Breast Augmentation consult and from his staff to meeting him was amazing. Everyone was polite and made me feel comfortable. After my first visit I knew he would be my surgeon. Thanks Dr. Richards

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

S Lift with Dr. Franklin Richards. Bethesda, MD

I was alright with the way my face was ageing until one day when I was 49 and it was time to break out the scarves for winter. When I put on a scarf to match my outfit, I was stunned to see that I had a "turkey neck" and it was accentuated by the scarf! UUgh!! That sent me on a quest to find a surgeon to make it go away. I consulted with 4 of the most highly rated surgeons in the area and...

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 Neck Lift

53 Year Old Female with Significant Weight Loss in Need of a Neck Lift - Bethesda, MD

Dr. Richards is fantastic. He took the time to make sure I was comfortable and clearly understood the each step of the procedure and recovery time. He encouraged me to ask questions and has been dedicated to my recovery with continuous follow-up. I couldn't be happier with my experience and the results! Thank you Dr. Richards!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

As the leading cosmetic surgery practice in the Washington DC area, Cosmetic Surgery Associates offers a unique experience from the first phone call to your last appointment. I know what it means to find someone who brings knowledge and compassion so patients feel secure about their decision.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Mention for a complimentary consultation

Awards & Recognition

Washingtonian Top Doctor
Professional Recognition:
Past President, National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons
Past Chief of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins / Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Richards has hospital affiliations at Johns Hopkins / Suburban Hosptial and Fairfax Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1982
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, TX, 1989

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Will Breasts Look Larger As Breast Implants Drop?

Actually it is the opposite, breasts look smaller as the breast implant drops.Initially after breast augmentation surgery under the muscle, the muscle... READ MORE

What will help my scars from my breast lift go away? Or do I just need a revision? (photos)

Do not be too concerned. Your surgeon is right. Your scars will get better. There are several things that you can do to help these scars mature and... READ MORE

Will my 450cc Moderate Plus Silicone Implants be too top heavy & saggy on my body? (photos)

You are fairly tall at 5'7" with a normal chest width, so a larger implant on you would not look as big as the same sized implant on a shorter person.... READ MORE

What's the best way to fix a botched eye lift. What are the best fixes in my situation? (Photo)

I am so sorry that you had difficulty after your eyelid procedure. I wish that I could offer you a quick solution, but even after looking at your... READ MORE

Droopy mouth. What would help? A mini-facelift? (Photos)

You are not a good candidate for a facelift and this type of procedure will not improve your concerns. Here are two options. 1) Filler (Juvederm, etc... READ MORE

Day 6 Post Op Breast Augmentation with Silicone - is intense burning and numbness on only one breast normal?

Breast pain after augmentation, especially when it is associated with a burning sensation is common. Nerves get pulled during the procedure and almost... READ MORE

Can a facelift & neck lift, lip lift and lip corner lift all be performed at the same time?

Yes, it can and we often do these procedures at the same time.We are able to easily do this because we perform our facelift procedures under local... READ MORE

Tear Drop Vs Round Breast Implants for Petite Build?

The vast majority of plastic surgeons recommend round implants placed underneath the muscle for all patients.CT studies have shown that when a round... READ MORE

Removal of drain after Breast Reduction was excruciating.

There are two explanations for the pain you experienced from the drain removal after your breast reduction surgery. One, the drain had a hub on it.... READ MORE

What can I do about under eye bags and saggy eyes?

Without the benefit of photos I would say from what you describe that you would benefit greatly from a lower blepharoplasty surgery that removes the... READ MORE

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