My practice is based on the belief that honest open communication leads to an understanding between the Surgeon and Patient that allows expectations and surgical possibilities to be recognized. Every effort is made to place the patient at ease before, during and after the procedure. You can rest assured the procedures offered are safe and current. The entire staff is dedicated to making your experience comfortable and pleasant.
A. Dean Jabs, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Dean Jabs is an experienced, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons trained, board certified, plastic surgeon, dedicated to providing quality, state of the art plastic surgery to patients in the Maryland-Virginia-Washington, DC metro area as well as to patients from around the world. He has been in practice since 1989 and possesses skills that have led to thousands of happy patients. Dr. Jabs performs all aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery. He has special expertise in minimal incision facial rejuvenations (similar to the "Quicklift"), small incision breast augmentation, nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) both primary and revision and body sculpting (tummy tucks, liposuction) utilizing the latest Vaser techniques.
Dr. Jabs is noted for his warm, personal demeanor and a passion for the details of cosmetic surgery that lead to extraordinary results. Establishing a personal relationship that allows him to understand his patients concerns and desires is a key part of his consultation process. His outgoing personality and his outstanding surgical skill have led many local physicians and their families to seek his care.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. He holds the prestigious Certificate of Added Qualification in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery as well as the Physicians Recognition Award from the American Medical Association.
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 was elected President of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons by his local plastic surgery colleagues, where he previously served as Secretary and Vice-President. At the national level Dr. Jabs served on the International Committee of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is Chaiman-elect of the Dept. of Plastic Surgery at Johns-Hopkins Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Jabs graduated from the University of Southern California before pursuing graduate work at the University of Illinois in Chicago where he received a Ph.D. in Immunology. He then attended Rush Medical College in Chicago obtaining his M.D. in 1984. Dr. Jabs trained in general surgery at St.Vincent's Hospital in New York City followed by plastic surgery training at world renowned Columbia University before moving to the Washington, D.C. area.
Dr. Jabs has authored several papers on plastic surgery topics and has presented at major national meetings of plastic and cosmetic surgeons. His most recent paper dealt with a new technique to markedly reduce post operative pain and narcotic use in breast augmentations. 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 is a committed family man. He is married and has three children. He 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 stays up to date on the latest surgical techniques by attending meetings, reading journals and visiting colleagues around the country. He 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.
Surgical consultations are offered in a relaxing, low stress environment where the prospective patient meets with me to discuss their concerns and desires. Digital imaging is employed if desired, to show possible outcomes. Adequate time is allowed for a non-hurried interaction. Past operative photos of previous patients may be reviewed. The patients relative anatomy is examined and a plan is formulated to help the patient reach their goals.
Patients requiring general anesthesia for their comfort are taken to either Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital's outpatient facility adjacent to our Bethesda Maryland office or to INOVA Fairfax Hospital's outpatient facility in Virginia if that is closer to their home. Both are excellent facilities and have proven to be safe, affordable and comfortable for our patients. In addition, for smaller procedures that do not require general anesthesia a Medicare accredited operating room is present within our office. No matter where you choose to have your procedure, safety is our no. 1 concern.