Fairfax Plastic Surgeon
3930 Pender Drive, Suite 120
Fairfax, Virginia 22030 US
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"Straight forward and 100% delivered on what he promised which was to reduce me as much as he safely could while still leaving me with healthy breasts." "Everything was going fine until he asked why I was on HRT and I replied because I am transgender."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

18 Years Old, 32A, Tuberous Breast Deformity, 400cc saline - Fairfax, VA

At my consultation, Dr. Hess was super friendly and I immediately felt comfortable with him. He was informative and made sure all of my questions were answered.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

53yo So Happy with my New Boobs - Fairfax, VA

Wonderful surgeon. Straight forward and 100% delivered on what he promised which was to reduce me as much as he safely could while still leaving me with healthy breasts. I had several other consults but I liked that Dr Hess was focused on making sure I had healthy breasts after the procedure and after reading up on his superomedial pedicle method it sounded like I would end up with a better breast shape.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Best Decision I Ever Made- New Boobs! - Fairfax

“Do it…. If you are reading this, you are probably trying to make a decision about plastic surgery. I was in your shoes too, except now, I have perfect breasts! :) But seriously---- Dr. H and his staff are FABULOUS. I’m a single mom of one, so I have to admit I was very worried at first. But, then you walk into their very relaxing spa- like office, meet the smiling staff,...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Liposuction Procedure Looks Fantastic - Fairfax, VA

He was straight forward with me, he offered no unrealistic outcomes and most important, he made me feel comfortable from the minute we met. He performs all his surgical procedures at local hospitals and his follow up care is excellent.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Thrilled with Tummy Tuck and Liposuction! - Fairfax, VA

I love Dr. H and he knows his stuff! He did an amazing job with my tummy tuck and liposuction. I love his bedside manner and trust him,which is key when your looking for the best doctor around.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation Looks Completely Natural and Boosted my Confidence - Fairfax

I was always self conscious of my small breasts, and finally decided that I needed to do something about it. I chose my surgeon in Fairfax, VA after doing a lot of research on line and scheduling a consult for breast augmentation. I felt very confident and comfortable with Dr. H and his staff after leaving the consult, and scheduled the surgery. Not only are Dr. H and his staff amazing, but Inova Fairfax was wonderfully accommodating as well. This had to be the best medical experience I have ever had. Dr. H and his staff answered all of my questions, and they will definitely be my doctor for any further cosmetic surgery that I have. Thank you, Dr. H and staff!!!

5 out of 5 stars Eye Bags Treatment

i love my results - Fairfax, VA

Dr. Hess removed the puffy bags from beneath my eyes. I was amazed when i looked at my final result in the mirror. I wished I had not waited so long. I feel much better when i see my reflection these days. I also recommend a face peel.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Removal of PIP Implants - Fairfax, VA

I am so happy to find Dr. Hess. Very professional, super nice and easy going. Office and staff also beyond wonderful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Love my New Confidence - Fairfax, VA

Excellent service top doctor

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction and Lift - Fairfax, VA

Dr Hess and his team are amazing. I would be confident recommending them to anyone looking to get this procedure. It was so straightforward and has changed my life. I dont know why I have waited so long to have this procedure. Dr Hess is amazing!

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Free. if you mention RealSelf.com

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hess has hospital affiliations at INOVA-Fair Oaks Hospital; INOVA-Loudoun Hospital; INOVA-Fairfax Hospital; Reston Hospital Center, Prince William Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Summa Cum Laude

    Medical School:
    Medical College of Wisconsin, AOA
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital
    Washington, DC, 2004

Treatments offered at Hess Plastic Surgery

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How Long Does Recovery from Liposuction Take?

I'm amazed at how naive some plastic surgeons are when they talk about liposuction. The reality is that liposuction is the most painful cosmetic... READ MORE

Symptoms of Skin Necrosis After Tummy Tuck?

So you've decided to spend all this time and money on a tummy tuck and now decide to risk it all just to smoke. BRILLIANT!! Wow that's about the most... READ MORE

When Can I Start Raising my Arms over my Head After BA?

The rapid recovery system following breast augmentation completely reduces "down time." By using scheduled doses of ibuprofen (Motrin,... READ MORE

Liposuction Recovery

The truth be known that liposuction HURTS!! Okay it's not crippling but for the first 3 days you'll hate your surgeon. Most patients complain that... READ MORE

Is Tightness After Tummy Tuck Normal?

Most abdominoplasties or tummy tucks result in tightness for two different reasons. First, the abdominal wall skin/fat is lifted up to the rib level.... READ MORE

Liposuction Swelling - How Long Until It Goes Down?

Liposuction is a very traumatic procedure for the tissues. The lymphatic tissues, or the tiny vessels that remove fluid from the tissues, are... READ MORE

Liposuction Bruising: How to Get Rid of Bruising After Lipo?

Your title asks about bruising but the question asks about swelling so let's address both for the other readers. Bruising after liposuction, if done... READ MORE

How Much Does Liposuction Cost? Do you get discounts for the lipo price if you get lipo on multiple areas?

Unfortunately cost is one of those things that is all over the board. First, depending on where you live determines what the market will bear - NY... READ MORE

What Are the Pros and Cons to Textured Vs. Smooth Implants?

Frankly, a majority of my practice is women of your size. I'm sure you have a slight frame with narrow shoulders and hips. Buttocks is probably... READ MORE

How Long Before Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck Stitches Dissolve?

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Before and After Photos by Dr. Hess

Christopher L. Hess, MD has shared 33 before and after pictures with 1,506 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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