Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
925 Chestnut Street, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 US
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"I heard about Dr. Heffelfinger from my cousin who had a rhinoplasty done by him and was pleased with the results." "After meeting with Dr. Heff he examined my nose and agreed that it could be improved and came up with some beautiful simulated images that I was excited about."

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5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Great lip injections!

Dr. Heffelfinger and his staff are awesome. They made my first Juvederm lip injection experience super easy and comfortable. I was/am extremely happy with my results, and have been back two more times. Dr. Heffelfinger is professional, knowledgable, and really understood the results I was looking for. Highly recommend!

1 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Beware!! Horrible Results No Follow Up

The doctor was rushed kept going in and out of the room never sent pics he promised. He is too busy to handle his patients he should stop over scheduling

1 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Keep Your Nose Away from Him! Crooked Rhinoplasty - Philadelphia, PA

Sadly my nose was better before. I started with a straight (albeit larger) nose and ended up with a crooked version of the original. Dr Heff is personable, but did not deliver a good outcome. I would never recommend his office and now am looking at another 6000 to fix the issue he created. Anyone know of a good revision Dr??

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Great Doc Great Results. Philadelphia, PA

Dr Hefflefinger is a caring, concerned physician with fabulous skills. He made the entire experience just wonderful. I would even do it again!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

The Nose I Was Meant to Have. Philadelphia, PA

I heard about Dr. Heffelfinger from my cousin who had a rhinoplasty done by him and was pleased with the results. After meeting with Dr. Heff he examined my nose and agreed that it could be improved and came up with some beautiful simulated images that I was excited about. What I liked most was he didn't want to make my nose look fake, but make subtle changes so I would look natural, a better version of myself. He was caring, personable, friendly and I felt very safe and that I could trust him with my face. He was never pushy or lead me to question any of his decisions. On the day of my surgery he made me feel very comfortable and made sure I was 100% happy with the look I wanted to achieve. He really did a phenomenal job and I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to do it.

5 out of 5 stars Hyaluronidase

Juviderm Reversal - Philadelphia, PA

I had juviderm injected by a doctor who did a bad job. He would not reverse the injections. I learned from this site that they could be reversed and it was a safe procedure. Nevertheless, he would not do it. My eyes and face looked puffy and friends kindly said they thought i looked like I was on steroids :/ I called Dr. Heffelfinger and he fit me in. He was prompt, exacting, and gave me...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Love Dr. Heffelfinger! - Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Heff is not only excellent, caring and patient but has a wonderful bedside manner. I live in South Jersey and used to drive into NYC to see my Dr for botox, filler, etc. but am happy to say that my new and only plastic surgeon is only a quick trip into Philly. He is also reasonably priced and his botox seems to last much longer leading me to believe that my previous dr was using watered...

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Great Experience - Philadelphia, PA

I'd had my nose repaired years ago by another doctor, and it wasn't a good job. A bump had been removed on the bridge and I was happy it was gone, but over the years that area of my bridge started to collapse. I have very small nasal passages and a diviated septum that Dr. Heffelfinger repaired and also built up the "collapse" on the bridge of my nose with cartlidge from my ear. My nose...

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Fat Injection to Face - Philadelphia, PA

I am an Asian woman, 47 years old. I just got fat injection onto my face from Dr. Heffelfinger last week. I am extremely happy with his job. He exceeded my expectation. He is very patient, detailed, and concerned over patient's comfort throughout the procedure. He is also very friendly,cheerful, and professional. He listens to the needs of patients. He also provides medicine to help with bruises and swelling; I recovered within a week. His staff is also friendly and nice. I highly recommend him for plastic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Restylane & Juvederm. Absolutely Worth it - Philadelphia

Because he is a great doctor with the hands of an artist which is important for plastic surgeons. He is honest, does not patronize you; has great sense of humor, very responsive. Dr. Heff is amazing. A great doctor & a great artist. Answers my questions through email promptly, even during the weekend! His staff is also amazing, all the nurses and Calvin, who patiently goes through all the admin stuff. Clear and informative without being pushy at all. I was deciding between several procedures and Dr. Heff explained each option. Results are exactly how I want it. I have only praises for Dr. Heff and his staff.

*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 Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology

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Dr. Heffelfinger has hospital affiliations at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    B.S., Biology, Yale University, 1994

    Medical School:
    Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2000
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, General Surgery 2001

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2005

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA Medical Center 2006

Treatments offered at Jefferson University Physicians Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Buccal Fat Removal or Jowl Liposuction? AIso, Should I Consider Chin Implant? (photo)

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Too Much Nostril Show (Male). Best Technique?

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Droopy Smile After Facelift, Puffiness Underneath Eyes and Numbness After 19months

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Smartxide Dot Therapy Vs Laser Gensesis

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Active/Deep FX vs. Smartxide Dot Laser - Which is Better?

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Why is my Neck Sagging 4 Weeks After Neck Lift?

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I really don't like my chin. What would give me the best result to get rid of my double chin and chubby cheeks? (photos)

From your pictures, it does not look like you need a face or neck lift. I've had good results doing just under-the-chin liposuction and placing a chin... READ MORE

Am I Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Pad Removal? (photo)

It is a bit hard to see exactly what you need in this picture. When you smile, it distorts things and makes it hard for us to see what is really... READ MORE

Did I Damage Results? Depression Marks on Nose After Wearing Goggles with Splint 4 Weeks Post-op (photo)

I agree with others that a splint 4 weeks out is odd. This probably wouldn't have happened if you were wearing goggles only. On a positive note,... READ MORE

What if I Accidently Pulled a Suture and Now the Inside of my Nose is Swollen and Tender Where It Was Pulled?

There are things in there that you do not want to mess with. Pulling one suture is probably not a big deal. I would tell you to keep the nostrils and... READ MORE

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