Dr. Paul Ruff IV, MD

Dr. Paul Ruff IV, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Paul Ruff IV, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads in 1993 and specializes in plastic surgery and facial plastic surgery.Read his story

2440 M St NW Ste 200

Washington, DC 20037

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This content was provided by Dr. Ruff IV "As a child, Paul adored his grandfather, who was a highly respected obstetrician-gynecologist. Paul didn't know exactly what that meant, but he knew that his grandfather helped people. His grandfather's joy and enthusiasm for his work showed. That passion sparked Paul's own dream, one he's realized as one of the top cosmetic plastic surgeons in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ruff returned to the area where he grew up and opened West End Plastic Surgery, establishing his reputation as plastic surgeon committed to the surrounding communities, such as Reston, Arlington, and Alexandria. Paul attended Gonzaga College High School, graduating with honors. After, he continued his Jesuit education in college at Georgetown University. These were transformative years. It was at GU, volunteering with the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS), that Paul was first exposed to patient care. "The initial experiences I had while volunteering for GERMS cemented my resolve that medicine was what I truly wanted to do. I was helping people in need. This brought me both joy and compassion for people." After graduating from GU, Paul chose to enter one of the most challenging medical programs in the nation at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia. "I chose to go there because it was one of the best programs for OB-GYNs. At that time my goal was still to be an OB-GYN like my grandfather," Paul commented. EVMS also had a top plastic surgery program at the time. Following his graduation from EVMS, Dr. Ruff performed his general surgery residency and surgical critical care residency and was the chief administrative resident at Washington Hospital Center, spending 6 years there. Throughout his residencies, Dr. Ruff has been recognized for exceptional skill and compassionate care as a plastic surgeon. He was awarded the Gould Award from Washington Hospital Center and the Chairman's Prize at UCSD. Dr. Ruff was appointed Assistant Professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery by the Georgetown University Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs based on recommendation of the Department Chair and Committee on Appointments and Promotions of the School of Medicine."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ruff IV "Paitents come to my office with a variety of aesthetic issues, all related to some deeply personal concern. My staff and I take the necessary time to understand each individuals conerns, motivations and expectations. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical options to treat most patient's issues. Our office, including on-site AAASF Surgical Suite, is designed to be dicreet, warm and caring. From your experience to your results, every detail has been anticipated."

2  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

10  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Implant Malposition
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Fine Lines
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Lipomas
  • Skin Aging
  • Wrinkles

43  Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Belotero® Injection
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Buttock Lift
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Xeomin® Injection
  • Dysport Injection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Facelift
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Buttock
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Liposuction
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • ThermiSmooth™ Non-Invasive Skin Smoothing Treatment
  • ThermiTight™ Subdermal Skin Tightening Treatment
  • ThermiVa™ Non-Invasive Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment
  • Vaser® Liposelection (Liposuction)
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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University of California at San Diego Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruff IV has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Dr. Ruff IV's Reviews

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Patient Comments (6)

Lipo and fat transfer disaster. Dr. Ruff is not skilled at transferring fat. He ruined my abdomen. Run from the long term nightmare of liposuction and fat transference pain and daily discomfort.
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I have found it difficult to find practitioner's that LISTEN anymore. I had been to every major derm in the D.C. area trying to cure 20 years of adult acne. Just by listening, Dr. Ruff treated what no one else had ever suggested! Meanwhile, I've lost thousands on creams and procedures and had low...more
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I have had numerous procedures done by Dr. Ruff. Results are amazing. Cannot say enough good things about him and his O.R. staff. Not to mention he is a caring person and feel like he is extended family. Would not go to anyone else, especially for Botox after having superior results with him...more
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I am a new client at West End Plastic Surgery and could not be happier with the services I have had, or with the practice in general! I've now had 4 sessions of micro-needling (what a difference in my skin!) as well as a wee bit of filler in my lips and cheeks. Everyone in the office was polite,...more
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Went to Dr. Paul ruff initially for facial fillers and off topic just briefly talked about my pooch. He told me he could take my pooch away with HD Lipo and give me more defined abs. I told him I was worried about lumps and bumps and he assured me that wouldn't be an issue. I went ahead and did...more
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