Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
6430 Rockledge Dr, Westmoreland Building, Suite 100
Bethesda, Maryland 20817 US

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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 Eyelid Surgery

Hooded Eyelids - Gone!

Have had hooded eyelids most of my life and they continued to get worse. Everyone always asked if I was tired, and I hated having photos taken unless I had on sunglasses. For years I've wanted to have a bleph, and finally pulled the trigger this March, at age 53. I had two distinctive panic periods - the first in the pre-op visit, signing off on all the waivers (death, disfigurement, loss...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Wow!!! - Bethesda, MD

I sorely needed a face lift, but was scared. Scared of having elective surgery that as my internist said, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But, my face - in its sagging neck and lined lower face - impeded my ability to work - whether in fact, or my own projection. Dr. Richards team brought me through the process elegantly. My fear vanished as the team explained with great detail the nuances...

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

S-Lift - Bethesda, MD

I am in my 60's and noticed that my jaw line and neck were sagging. I had thought about having something done for several years and finally went for a consult with Dr. Richards who immediately put me at ease and was very honest as to what he thought the surgery would do to improve my aging face. He took pictures and showed me how an s-lift would improve my profile and jowls. I felt so...

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

I will hopefully get a better picture pre op and hope to post it tomorrow. On March 1 I am having a lower face lift, upper eyes, laser resurfacing around the mouth and a lip lift. I'm nervous but have full faith in the surgeon. I look on here all the time, and hope to document my surgery for others to read as well. Just a better picture of what the neck looks like. The swelling is...

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

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

I cannot thank Dr. Richards and the staff at Cosmetic Surgery Associates in Bethesda enough. Everyone was professional, kind and respectful throughout the whole process. I am extremely pleased with the results of my surgery. 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...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Amazing! - Bethesda, MD

In 7th grade it started...the boys would say to the girls with big breasts, "try to touch your elbows behind your back." Then they nicknamed me "big tits". I used to cry everyday after school. I was a 32B and 95lbs, 5'3". By 11th grade, I was 105lbs and a 32C. By the time I was 22, I was a 32D and 112lbs. By the time I was 33, I was 32DDD, 125lbs. Bikinis didn't fit. Forget shelf bra...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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

Dr. Richards and all of his staff were absolutely wonderful to be with, and I feel very lucky to have found his practice.

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

Treatments offered at Cosmetic Surgery Associates

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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

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

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

Blanched rock hard red area under chin after facelift and chin implant. (photos)

It appears that your doctor is treating you appropriately. It is hard to tell from the photos, but if you do have an infection you might not notice an... READ MORE

Lateral Skin Platysma Displacement. How can I find a Dr who will do my facelift adding this technique to do my neck, lower face?

One of the most common procedures that I do is a S-Lift that specifically treats the platysma in the fashion you describe. It is all done laterally... READ MORE

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