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Mark E Richards, M.D.

Mark E Richards, M.D.

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Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Adults (18+ years), Children (1-11 years), Infants (up to 1 year)



Breast Augmentation, Facelift, Liposuction, Plastic Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Tummy Tuck more


Mark Richards, MD

Appointment Phone: 301-468-3458
11300 Rockville Pike
Suite 912
North Bethesda, MD 20852 map
Fax: 301-468-2076


Dr. Mark E. Richards is a plastic surgeon affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital. Dr. Richards is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He practices out of Ageless Impressions Plastic Surgery Institute in North Bethesda, Maryland, of which he is the founder.

Dr. Richards has expertise in facelift and cheek lift surgery, breast enhancement and augmentation, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, body sculpting and plastic surgery for men. He has worked to establish a safer, more effective liposuction technique and an arm lift method that results in less scarring.

Dr. Richards earned his medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at St. Barnabas Hospital, followed by a fellowship in plastic surgery at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Richards previously served as president of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Montgomery County Medical Society.

Dr. Richards has been named one of America’s Top Surgeons by Consumer’s Research Council and a Top Doctor by U.S. News and World Report, Washingtonian Magazine and Baltimore Magazine.

Dr. Richards has presented at numerous international conferences on cosmetic surgery and contributed to numerous publications, such as the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital



  • MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine (1983)


  • General Surgery; St Barnabas Hospital (1988)


  • Plastic Surgery; Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (1990)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (Plastic Surgery) (1992)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Richards ME. "Commentary." Aesthet Surg J. 2007 Nov-Dec;27(6):605-6. doi: 10.1016/j.asj.2007.09.003.

Richards ME. "Reassessing minimal incision brachioplasty." Aesthet Surg J. 2005 Mar-Apr;25(2):175-9. doi: 10.1016/j.asj.2005.02.002.

Richards ME. "Patient satisfaction after high-volume lipoplasty: outcomes survey and thoughts on safety." Aesthet Surg J. 2003 Sep-Oct;23(5):345-52. doi: 10.1016/S1090-820X(03)00207-3.

Activities & Honors


  • America's Top Surgeons, Consumer's Research Council
  • Top Doctor, U.S. News & World Report
  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine
  • Top Doctor, Baltimore Magazine
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