Meet Our Plastic Surgeon

19_Dr_Richards_selectionDr. Mark E. Richards, board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Ageless Impressions Plastic Surgery Institute, is committed to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals by offering a broad array of the most popular and innovative cosmetic treatments available. Extensively trained in a comprehensive selection of procedures, including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, and cheek lift surgery, Dr. Richards has devoted his life to becoming a respected and esteemed leader in the field of plastic surgery and establishing his practice as a destination for cosmetic enhancement.

Education and Training

Dr. Richards began his career as an undergraduate at Yale University, where he earned his degree with honors and first developed an interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Determined to pursue a career in this relatively new and growing field, he then attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and discovered an abiding passion for aesthetic enhancement – improving form and function.

aspsFollowing graduation, Dr. Richards completed extensive training in both general surgery and plastic surgery, undertaking an additional seven years of specialized instruction. He was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1989 and the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1991. He is an advocate of and active participant in continued medical education (CME). Having lived his early years in the wider Washington, D.C. region, Dr. Richards decided to settle in the district he had grown to love after completing his training. He subsequently became named a top surgeon in the area, helping to achieve the aesthetic goals of patients from D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

News and Accolades

topdocDr. Richards is honored to be recognized by a prestigious group of medical organizations and institutions. His practice has been singled out for praise in publications, TV news pieces, and medical journals. He has been invited to lecture at numerous international cosmetic surgery conferences, where he speaks as a high-profile expert in the field of plastic surgery. Since 2002, Dr. Richards has received annual recognition as one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumer’s Research Council, and he was also named a Top Doctor by U.S News & World Report. He is particularly proud of his contributions to a safer, more effective liposuction technique, as well as an arm lift method that results in minimal scarring. Both innovations were detailed in separate articles in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. These recognitions and others speak to Dr. Richards’ commitment to excellence as a cosmetic surgeon.

Most recently, Dr. Richards has had the honor of being included in Trademark Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition. As part of its platform, Trademark Who’s Who profiles a carefully selected faction of elite physicians from a comprehensive range of medical fields. Several criteria are weighed to determine who will be admitted to this esteemed directory, and Dr. Richards was singled out not only for his exceptional results, but also for his talent, discipline, humility, patient-focused approach, compassion and kindness, and peer references. Trademark Who’s Who has been publishing a version of its registry for more than 100 years, and the service is dedicated to identifying the top talent in an array of industries.

In addition to his national and international awards, Dr. Richards has also been celebrated closer to home. The Washingtonian has selected him as one of the leading plastic surgeons in the metropolitan Washington DC area. Baltimore Magazine similarly lauded him with the distinction of being “the doctor to go to” when seeking aesthetic enhancement in Maryland. Dr. Richards was also elected by his peers as President of two esteemed medical associations: the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Montgomery County Medical Society. Furthermore, numerous local media outlets, in pursuit of an expert opinion, petition Dr. Richards for help during their research.

Ageless Impressions Plastic Surgery Institute and Dr. Richards offer a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures to help our patients achieve their goals with beautiful, natural-looking results. If you have additional questions about our experienced plastic surgeon, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richards, please contact us today.