The year was 1986. Top Gun was #1 at the box office, shoulder pads supported brightly colored blazers and bangs were held firmly in place with AquaNet, Lady Gaga was born (gosh we feel old!)…and CPS opened its doors as Washington D.C.’s premier plastic surgery practice.
Did you know that we have now been in business for 30 years? We can hardly believe it ourselves—as they say, time flies when you’re having fun.
Founded in 1986 when Dr. French, Dr. Price and Dr. Fleury (who recently retired) combined their practices, the Center for Plastic Surgery gave cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients in northern Virginia & Maryland a single resource to access the expertise of a team of board certified plastic surgeons for the most advanced, proven procedures of the day.
Reflecting on 30 years of cosmetic surgery care
A lot has changed in plastic surgery since the 1980s. Silicone breast implants returned to the market after a 15+ year hiatus, new and improved after their safety was confirmed by the FDA. Liposuction, which had only been introduced into the U.S. in the early 1980s, quickly became the most popular cosmetic surgery—a position it has held for many of the last twenty years.
Here at CPS, we’ve also changed and grown quite a bit since 1986. Our private, accredited operating facility in Annandale, VA opened in 1988—one of the first private cosmetic surgery facilities in the country. We later added an office in Chevy Chase to offer patients in Maryland a convenient option for consultations and skincare services.
It wasn’t just our facilities that were expanding: Dr. Samir Rao joined our team of award-winning board certified plastic surgeons in 2013, and has quickly gained recognition as one of the area’s most talented young surgeons. We’ve also increased our non-surgical body contouring and facial rejuvenation options by adding a dynamic team of aestheticians our patients love.
Even our website has undergone multiple “facelifts”! Here’s a snapshot of cpsdocs.com from 2001:
One thing that hasn’t changed over the last 30 years is our commitment to our patients’ safety, results and satisfaction with their appearance. Ever since we opened our doors, our practice has remained centered around thorough patient education, honest two-way conversations between surgeon and patient, and friendly, professional care.
While it’s fun to reminisce, let’s get to the best part….
Because patients like you are the real reason we are still going strong after 30 years, we want to say “thank you” with 15% off surgeon’s fees on cosmetic surgery!
This special is good for any surgical procedure: breast augmentation, facelift, liposuction, even mommy makeovers. So if you’ve been on the fence about having cosmetic surgery, now is the time to go for it. This is a time-limited offer, so don’t wait too long. You can get all the details on our specials page.
Once again, a huge THANK YOU to our patients, staff, and surgeons who have served CPS in the past. We look forward to the next 30 years of pleasing patients!