Columbus Plastic Surgeon
5005 Arlington Centre Blvd.
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220 US
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"He knows what he is doing and I swear it is the reason I have felt good since the first week." "I cannot believe how great my stomach looks and how well my clothes fit." "I am not quite two weeks out of my surgery yet, but I already can tell you that I am extremely pleased in placing my trust in Dr. Heck and the wonderful staff at Columbus Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery...."

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5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

35, Two Kids.... Much Needed Lipo - Columbus, OH

Dr heck was great . He listened to my needs and expectations and the results were amazing!!!! I highly , highly recommend de heck and staff if you want great results at a place you can trust

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Body Lift and Other Procedures - Columbus, OH

Dr. Heck and his staff have been wonderful. Always available with a quick response to questions. He was pretty laid back but matter-of-fact, which I really appreciate. I like that he really took the time to mark me with my husband there so he could see how much of an insult this was going to be on my body. My incisions look amazing already and I couldn't be happier.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation/botox - Arlington, OH

I've been to Dr. Heck for a breast augmentation and for botox. I can not say enough regarding his knowledge and honesty. He is extremely professional and thorough...from the first consultation to the aftercare. He and his staff are A-1 all the way!!

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Tummy in Need of a Little Adjustment After Kids - Columbus, OH

The staff at Columbus Asthetics and Plastic Surgery has been so great to work with. I primarily worked with Jennifer Heck; she is so kind and caring and truly interested in helping her patients find what is best for them. I feel very at ease with the everyone I have met with here and would definitely encourage anyone considering any kind of asthetic treatments to come here and meet with the doctors and other staff to get a full education on options and help in discovering what is truly best for you.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck and Lipo - Columbus, OH

I had been thinking of having a tummy tuck and lipo for a few years. Reading some of the stories online kept me from moving forward seriously..... until I met Dr. Heck. Many people I know have had procedures done by him and were so happy. I decided to get serious and talk to him about having a tummy tuck. The moment I met him I knew I was ready to do it! He has a caring and friendly personality. Not only did I notice how pleasant he was to me, but I also heard him address his staff in such a polite and friendly manner. It is obvious his staff really respects him and enjoys working with Dr. Heck (always a good sign in a doctor)! He did not make me feel the slightest bit uncomfortable. We discussed many of the issues I was concerned about and he put my mind at ease. He told me he would not do any procedure on me unless I was completely 100% comfortable. I knew I was ready to go forward, but he suggested we meet again to make sure "my head was in the game". Fast forward to today. I am 5 weeks out from my surgery and I feel amazing. Wish I had done it sooner! I was only on pain meds for 3 days and had no complications at all. Minimal bruising and swelling, my scar is healing nicely and I feel like a new person. I had read so many stories about how tough the recovery was and I have to say, it was not bad at all. I am certain I feel so good because Dr. Heck is meticulous about his care and prepared me on what to expect. I have seen him for several follow ups and each time I go in I am so thankful and ecstatic I chose Dr. Heck to do my procedure. I cannot believe how great my stomach looks and how well my clothes fit. What a confidence boost! My advice to anyone thinking about having a tummy tuck by Dr. Heck is to listen to his instructions for the after care. He knows what he is doing and I swear it is the reason I have felt good since the first week. And don't psyche yourself out by reading a bunch of negative stories. Obviously it is important educate yourself and to know the risks and complications, but if you pick the right doctor the experience does not have to be traumatic. Choosing Dr. Heck to do my surgery was one of the best decisions I have made. I would not trust or consider any other doctor and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

42 Yrs 300cc Silicone Under Muscle and lipo on thighs. Columbus, OH

Everyone from staff, nurses and Dr. Heck made me feel comfortable. They answered every pre op questions promptly. Would recommend.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

23 Yr Old. Small A Wanted Fuller Bust - Columbus, OH

I had always wanted this procedure but was very nervous. Dr. Heck helped answered all my questions and helped me with selecting a very natural implant size. I booked my appointment two months in advance so frequently questions would come up. His team was always quick to respond to my emails and calls. I've never received such wonderful treatment from a doctor and his team. I was made to feel...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Time for Something New - Columbus, OH

Dr Heck made the process easy.. he and his entire staff were very friendly and supportive. Willing to spend time and help thru the decision making process, very knowledgeable and experienced with before and after pictures of his work for you to see. I couldn't be happier with the overall experience... Thank You All

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

29 Years Old, 2 Kids, Breastfed, Saggy/deflated B, Large Areola. - Columbus, OH

Very impressed by Dr. Heck and his staff. I made an impulsive decision to get this surgery. Made my first phone call on a Thursday and had my surgery 5 days later. They expedited all paperwork and shipments to enable me to get the surgery date I needed. I even changed my implant size from 425 to 450 2 days before surgery and they made it seem like no big deal :) Loved Kelly and Nicole... I felt like they were my friends even though I'm sure I drove them bonkers with so many silly questions! They provided us a lovely little cabin to stay in the evening after my surgery so we wouldn't have to drive 1.5 hours home... I felt very confident with Dr. Heck and his staff despite being nervous about anesthesia. I think he could do these surgeries with his eyes closed- I felt I was in good hands. The anesthesiologist worked some sort of magic because I truly can't remember a thing after sitting down on the operating table. Normally I recall them having me count to 10 or something... I think he sensed my anxiety and just did what needed to be done :)

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

40 Yr Old Tummy Tuck - Columbus, OH

Dr. Heck and his staff have been amazing! Before the surgery, the day of, and after. I have nit had any complications, and all of my questions and concerns were answered.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$100. Mention "RealSelf" and receive 50% off your consultation fee.

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf TOP 100, 2016
Castle Connolly Top Doctor’s
Voted Best Doctor’s in America
America’s Top Plastic Surgeons
Leading Physicians of the World
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Heck has hospital affiliations at Ohio Health, Riverside Methodist Hospital .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: The Medical College of Ohio, 1995

  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, The Medical College of Ohio
    Plastic Surgery, The Medical University of South Carolina
    Fellowship: Aesthetic, University of Southern California, Dr. Grant Stevens

Treatments offered at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

For a tummy tuck surgery, we typically tell patients that recovery generally takes about 2 weeks. You will have to walk bent over for the first 1-2... READ MORE

Advice for Exercise After Breast Augmentation?

I allow my patients to use a stationary bike starting 2 weeks after breast augmentation surgery. I prefer that you do not do high impact activity for... READ MORE

What is VASER Lipo?

Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound energy to break up the fat prior to suctioning. The ultrasound energy can also help the skin to shrink up after the... READ MORE

Breast Lift Without Implants?

Yes, you can get a breast lift without implants. If you are happy with your breast size, there is no reason to add an implant. You can get a full,... READ MORE

Traditional Breast Reduction Vs Laser Bra Surgery

I trained with Dr. W. Grant Stevens of Marina del Ray who created the Laser Bra technique. As breast surgery is becoming more and more popular, it is... READ MORE

Textured or smooth implants? Which do you recommend more and why? (Photo)

That may true for implants placed above the muscle however I do not recommend implants being placed above the muscle.  Therefor I don't recommend te... READ MORE

Do I need coolsculpting or a skin tightening procedure done for my stomach area? (photos)

Dear Nicholb3, Cool sculpting would be an excellent option for you given you have a healthy height and weight however I do not think you would be ... READ MORE

I have really pointy nipples after my Breast Augmentation. Will it go away after a couple of weeks? (photo)

There is no cause for concern. It is way too early to tell but the cone shape of the nipples is most likely due to swelling post surgery and will... READ MORE

Knot on my left side flank area after lipo. Is it permanent?

10 days post-op is too early to tell but the swelling should go down on its own with massage and healing time. It sounds as though you may have a... READ MORE

I'm so CONFUSED!!! Should I have a tummy tuck or liposuction to obtain a super small waistline? (Photo)

Your best option would be a tummy tuck with some liposuction. A tummy tuck will eliminate sagging skin and help to achieve a smaller waistline than... READ MORE

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Robert Heck, MD, FACS has shared 220 before and after pictures with 573 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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