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James French, MD

95.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 980 ratings

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About James French:

James H. French Jr., MD, FACS is the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Fairfax Hospital and served on the clinical faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine. 

An Arkansas native, Dr. French is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he also completed his residency training in general surgery. He received his plastic surgery training at Vanderbilt University and also completed a Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship at New York University.

Dr. French held a Presidential Appointment to the National Cancer Advisory Board. Past professional appointments include: Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Co-Director of the Facial Rehabilitation Center at the Children’s Hospital in Baltimore and Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Baltimore City Hospitals, where he also served as Co-Director of the Regional Burn Center.

Dr. French has been named in Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctors many times as one of the best plastic surgeons in Washington DC, and is also listed in The Best Doctors in America.

Dr. French is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of many professional societies, including: American Medical Association, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons, Virginia Surgical Society and Fairfax County Medical Association.

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

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5550 Friendship Blvd #130 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

3299 Woodburn Road #490 Annandale, VA 22003

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James French, MD Reviews (576)

Neck Lift

Dr. French is a compassionate individual. He took the time to explain options to me and answered all my questions.

Face Lift

The doctor and nurses were thorough in their explanations of the pre-op, actual surgery, and post-op recovery. They were very attentive to my personal concerns and answered all of my questions. There was no “up-selling” of additional procedures they could do, rather they listened to my interests.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. French has a wonderful bedside manner - he is calm, measured and very kind. He goes over everything in detail and makes sure you understand the entire procedure from start to finish. He takes great care during the healing process to make sure you are doing okay. Highly recommend Dr. French! I couldn't be happier with my results, it is exactly what I was hoping for.

Face Lift

Excellent pre and post surgical care. Very satisfied with the results of my surgery. Care and concern expressed by Dr. French and his staff are very much appreciated. [Single best thing is...] Interaction with Dr. French.

Breast Reduction

Dr. French and his staff were very knowledgeable with my surgery and recovery. I have never met a more well rounded extremely happy staff. They truly love what they do and how they can help you along the way. I love my breast reduction, don't know why it took me 8 yrs to have it finally done. So very happy that I chose Dr. French, he did an amazing job with my reduction, I was amazed of how little pain I had, only discomfort from the swelling. He and his staff took great care of me and the one time that I did call the service with questions, they promptly called me back. I was completely surprised how much I love my new small breast. Certainly the best decision I have made in regards to my health and well being. The reduction has made me more confident in how I feel about myself, let alone, my shoulders, neck and back! Thank you Dr. French, you are truly amazing!!!

Face Lift

I received excellent care and Dr. French is an artist and exceptional surgeon. I am very pleased with the results!! [Single best thing is...] My appearance is is what I hoped for.

Eyelid Surgery

Love Dr. French and his staff.

Arm Lift

Dr French is an excellent surgeon. Very compassionate. Answers questions in detail and is always professional.

Neck Lift

Dr. French and the entire staff are awesome! Everyone is so well informed, friendly and accommodating.


It was hard to make the initial phone call and the person on the line was perfect and encouraging. The nurses and the doctor were friendly and professional. Oh - yes, the results were just what I wanted! I don't have the big stomach patch of fat anymore and was so encouraged by the staff. I am not young!


The results are wonderful. Preparation for surgery was thoroughly explained. Dr. French takes time and even came in on a day off to check out my nose.

Breast Lift

I was most impressed with Dr. French at our initial consultation. Instead of him looking at me and telling me everything that needed fixing, he asked me the simple question, "What results are you looking for?" The breast lift with slight reduction was performed at the office surgical suite. It was so nice not having to go to a hospital. I felt like I was the only one he was concentrating on and that I had his full attention. The same nurse was with me the whole day, from when I arrived to when I left. She even called when I got home to check on me!

Face Lift

It was pleasant, professional yet caring and friendly. My entire experience was so calming because of all the information pre and post op including personal consultations and written information on what to expect. Dr. French is The Very Best, as is his staff. ❤️

Eyelid Surgery

Dr. French and all his staff exhibited the highest level of professionalism, expertise, and organization! I felt I was treated with a genuine care as their patient, throughout the entire surgical process! I am extremely happy with the surgical result and the entire experience at CPS!

Tummy Tuck

Everyone in Dr. French’s office, from the front desk staff to the nurses, was helpful and kind. Dr. French has an excellent bedside manner. In his office and in the hospital, he was kind and took plenty of time to answer all of my questions. They have taken very good care of me both before and after surgery.

Mommy Makeover

Very punctual. Dr. French listened to concerns without interruption and followed with great advice and discussed options. He was not pushy or did not try to suggest other services that I did not come in for consultation.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. French is wonderful - his bedside manners are the best. He is very kind and competent, and makes you feel immediately at ease. The staff at the Annandale office are also very kind and competent. Getting this surgery done was the best decision I ever made. The end result was well worth the pain (which was not nearly as bad as I had anticipated!) and the cost.

Breast Augmentation

I've been Dr. French's patient for 20+ years and wouldn't think of going to anyone other than him. Over the years he has performed breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and removed excess skin from my upper eyelids. I've also had the CO2 laser procedure. The results have consistently been phenomenal and achieved what I wanted...a very natural-looking appearance. I'm now returning to him for my facelift. Dr. French and his team were very caring, informative and did a great job answering all my questions. My recovery was very quick and easy. I followed their instructions and in no time, I was out and about. Sherri always does an outstanding job going over the procedures and following up.


Marianne totally related with me about my procedure. We are about the same age and she was very open about her experience and what I should expect. It was comfortable. Also, Sherri was fabulous on the phone and with all of the details.

Eyelid Surgery

Dr. French is an amazing doctor; experienced, skilled, conservative, accurate, kind, thoughtful, honest. I mean, you couldn't ask for more. At age 67 my eyelids had an excessive amount of excess skin that hung over my eyes and really made me look older than my years. It also made me look perpetually tired all the time. Dr. French did a perfect job removing all this excess skin and my eyes completely refreshed and so much better. I'm extremely happy with the results and highly recommend Dr. French. I'm very happy I did this.