About This Doctor

Franklin D. Richards

Location(s)

6430 Rockledge Dr.
#100
Bethesda, MD 20817

Special Interests

Special interest in cosmetic surgery of the face; eyelids; and breast, body, and abdomen.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Suburban Hospital

Dr. Franklin Richards, MD, a long-standing resident of the Washington D.C. metro area and a graduate of George Washington University in 1982, is board certified and has been in practice since 1989. Dr. Richards has a passionate interest in and is known specifically for his expertise in mini facelift, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and abdominoplasty.

Individuals needing correction or improvement of previous cosmetic procedures also seek him. His outstanding abilities inspire such confidence that fellow doctors and their spouses (including plastic surgeons), when in need of cosmetic procedures, come to Dr. Richards. His surgical skill, trustworthiness and approachability have earned him a lasting reputation.

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 has the Certificate of Advanced Education from the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery (ASAPS) and is cited in the National Consumer Checkbook ‘Top Doctor List’ and The National Consumer Research Council of America has listed him as one of ‘Americas Top Surgeons.’

Washingtonian magazine has recognized him in their ‘Top Plastic Surgeons’ list and has done so since 1995. His expert opinion has been sought by numerous prominent publications, including The Washington Post and Washingtonian magazine.

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 been a volunteer medical team leader in Honduras. Dozens of deformed children benefited from his services on three separate missions. He has also served on similar teams in Haiti.

Education MD: George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC Internship: Categorical General Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Washington, DC Resident: General Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Washington, DC Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center; El Paso, Texas