Innovative QuickLift® Mini Facelift Procedure Now Available in Washington, DC Metro Area

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Board-certified Plastic Surgeons A. Dean Jabs, MD and Franklin D. Richards, MD are the First in Washington DC Metro Area to Offer the QuickLift Mini Facelift Procedure

For the first time, women and men in the Washington, DC metro area have access to the QuickLift®, a revolutionary mini facelift procedure that tightens sagging skin along the jaw line and chin, offering natural-looking results without the lengthy recovery and costs associated with traditional facelift surgeries.

Board-certified plastic surgeons A. Dean Jabs, MD, and Franklin D. Richards, MD, practitioners at Cosmetic Surgery Associates in Bethesda, Maryland and McLean, Virginia are the first doctors in the Washington, DC, area to offer the procedure. Unlike procedures with similar names that tighten only skin, the QuickLift Mini Facelift suspends the underlying structures of the lower face (SMAS), jaw line and neck, offering men and women the benefit of a more youthful appearance for years to come. The QuickLift is performed under local anesthesia or with twilight sedation, and takes one to two hours to complete. Small incisions and shorter surgical time result in less swelling and bruising, and a shorter recovery period, with most individuals able to return to their normal routines within a few days.

Drs. Jabs and Richards have added the QuickLift mini facelift procedure to the surgical offerings at their practice as it provides a proven option for those who want to stay ahead of the aging process, but do not want to go the route of a full facelift. Lax skin along and under the chin, jaw line and neck can add years to a person’s appearance and contribute to a tired, worn facial expression. The QuickLift addresses this area, producing an overall firming of the lower facial area and noticeable jaw line definition for a more elegant, youthful appearance.

Before and after photos and video testimonials from patients who have chosen the QuickLift Mini Facelift procedure can be viewed at

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jabs or Dr. Richards at Cosmetic Surgery Associates, or for more information, call (304) 493-4334.

About A. Dean Jabs, MD, FACS:
A Dean Jabs, MD, FACS serves the Maryland-Virginia-Washington, DC metro area as well as patients from around the world. In practice since 1989, Dr. Jabs is an experienced plastic surgeon dedicated to providing quality, state-of-the-art plastic surgery. With special expertise in facial rejuvenations with minimal incisions, he stays up to date on the latest surgical techniques by attending meetings, reading journals and visiting colleagues around the country. Dr. Jabs’ artistic skills have led to thousands of happy patients.

Dr. Jabs is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and holds the prestigious ASAPS Certificate of Added Qualification in Cosmetic Surgery. He is a Member of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and holds the Physicians Recognition Award from the American Medical Association. Dr. Jabs is Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Johns-Hopkins Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. He has served on the International Committee of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and was elected President of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons by his local colleagues. He received his M.D. from Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, 1984, and holds a Ph.D. Immunology, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago; B.A. Psychology, University of Southern California (USC) 1975.

Dr. Jabs was selected by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of Virginia's “top plastic surgeons” as well as being cited for compassionate care. The Consumer Research Council of America lists him as one of “Americas Top Surgeons.” He is also listed in America's Cosmetic Doctors Consumer Guide and has been featured in articles in The Potomac Gazette as well as Plastic Surgery News. He has also appeared in The Washingtonian magazine. Dr. Jabs has authored several papers on plastic surgery topics and has presented at major national meetings of plastic and cosmetic surgeons. He is on staff at Suburban Hospital in Maryland and Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and has held academic appointments at the University of Connecticut and at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Jabs has gone on medical missions to Haiti and Guatemala where he treated children with cleft lips and palates, burns and other facial deformities. He has been cited by the Children of Chernobyl Committee of Christ Church for his work on behalf of the Children of Belarus. Dr. Jabs is proud to have served in the United States Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he was a Major in the Dept. of Plastic Surgery for three years, including the first gulf war, Desert Storm.

About Franklin D. Richards, MD, FACS:
A long-standing resident of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Franklin D. Richards, MD, FACS has been in practice since 1989. Dr. Richards has a passionate interest in and is known specifically for his expertise in minimal and minimal-incision face and neck lifts. Individuals needing correction or improvement of previous cosmetic procedures also seek Dr. Richards’ expertise.

Dr. Richards is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and is a member of several distinguished surgical associations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He is a recipient of the Physicians Recognition Award from the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Richards was voted President of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2002, and earned his M.D. from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1982

Assuming a leadership role in the plastic surgery field, Dr. Richards held the position of Chief of Plastic Surgery at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD from 2008 to 2010. He has presented at national meetings and been published in national professional journals. Dr. Richards is cited in the National Consumer Checkbook “Top Doctor List” and the National Consumer Research Council of America has listed him as one of “America’s Top Surgeons.” Dr. Richards’ skill and expertise as a cosmetic surgeon have also been established locally. 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.

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 the three separate missions. He has also served on similar teams in Haiti.

Dr. Richards was privileged to have served his country as an attending plastic surgeon at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He also was the Director of the Burn Unit as William Beaumont Army Medical Center during Desert Storm I for which he received the Meritorious Service award from the United States government.

About the QuickLift®
The QuickLift®, developed by Dominic Brandy, MD and performed by doctors across the country who have been personally trained by him, is an improved version of the S-Lift. Unlike procedures with similar names that tighten only skin, the QuickLift permanently suspends the underlying structures of the lower face (SMAS). The QuickLift provides and overall lower- to mid- facelift and improves the appearance of the upper neck, offering significant age-diminishing effects with minimal downtime and lasting results. For more information, visit


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