Fredericksburg Plastic Surgeon
3312 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Extremely happy patient of Dr. Heppe!

January 2017, Dr. Heppe performed liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift with augmentation on me. I absolutely LOVE the results he gave me. He is very kind and professional. His office staff is wonderful too. I highly recommend Dr. Heppe.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

44 Years Old, No Kids, Fighting Gravity

Doctor Heppe is absolutely phenomenal! I cannot speak highly enough of him and his team. From the moment I stepped into the office for my consultation I was met with such a welcoming and caring environment that any doubt i may have had, was instantly dismissed. Every single person on Doctor Heppes team are absolutely outstanding. I cannot speak highly enough of the level of care I have received. My whole experience has been such a positive one that it would be hard to find a doctor and team that even come close to their level of care, courtesy and expertise. Doctor Heppe not only has a wonderful bedside manner, but is truly experienced in his work. My results are amazing . He has answered every question or concern that I have had (there have been few as he explains everything so well and in depth) I cannot speak highly enough of Doctor Heppe and his team. A true professional and an amazing surgeon Thank you for changing my life

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

53 Year Old Mother of Two Having Breast Augmentation & Tummy Tuck

Dr. Heppe was the best! He was great at making you feel comfortable and did exactly what he said he would do. His nurses were really great! His entire staff at the office was great from the bookkeeper to the appointment person!

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

Happy with Mini Face-lift

Had a mini-face-lift due to aging and excess weight loss, February 2017. Within two weeks my recover was quite noticeable with minimal bruising. Pain and recovery time was significantly less than I thought it would be. I am glad I chose to have the procedure done, and the results are very nature looking.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Amazing experience - Fredericksburg, VA

From the receptionist through to the operation table, everyone is awesome! Special kudos to my anesthesist David and nurse Elizabeth. They played a major part in reassuring me about general anesthesia and calming my nerves. This was all worth it and I love my results! Goodbye to those uncomfortable girdles and hello to a snitched abdomen. Multiple C-sects coupled with severe diastasis...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

I had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend

My experience was a very positive one. I had both a full tummy tuck and arm lift. Doctor Heppe was very positive and professional during my visits and follow ups. He made me feel very comfortable when asking questions and was very informative as to the procedure and what to expect.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Attention to the Smallest Detail

I had an positive and uplifting experience with Dr. Heppe. His office staff always made me feel welcomed, cared for, and like I was beautiful as is (although I came in for liposuction of my hips and thighs). Dr. Heppe has a keen sense of the female form and pays a great deal of attention to detail. My results were unbelievable and has changed long-existing problem areas of my body. He...

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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Very Satisfied - Fredericksburg, VI

My experience with Dr. Heppe's and his office has been very satisfying. I had one minor setback and Dr. Heppe immediately took good care of me and relieved me of my discomfort. His bed side manner is one that puts you at ease. My scar is coming along nicely and is low enough to not be seen. I am very happy with the work that he has done. His team of nurses are also very helpful with the...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck W/ Lipo After Many Pregnancies and Weight Loss - Fredericksburg, VA

Dr Heppe at Plastic Surgery Services performed my abdominoplasty w/ liposuction in early 2016. I couldn't be happier with Dr Heppe and his staff. His nurses and office staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and always ready to help. Dr Heppe did an AMAZING job on my surgery, he was honest and made me feel confident in my choice to have him be my plastic surgeon. He and his staff have been so...

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Personal Statement

There may be some things you're willing to compromise on - but your appearance shouldn't be one of them. If you're considering a renewed appearance, you need an experienced board certified plastic surgeon you can trust.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

Northern Virginia Magazine Top Plastic Surgeon: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

Certifications:
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Heppe has hospital affiliations at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of Virginia
    Medical: MD, University of Virginia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center
    Residencies:
    Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, Medical Center of Georgetown University

Treatments offered at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg

Most popular answers from Howard Heppe, MD

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Does a doctor need special training to perform a lower body lift on a gastric by-pass patient? (photos)

You are correct to search out a board certified Plastic Surgeon for your procedure. There is no special training in this field, but you should seek... READ MORE

BBL- Is traveling on a plane 5-6 days post op safe to take a 2 hr flight home? I will try to avoid sitting as much as I can.

The main concern  with  travel after surgery is with regards to deep venous thrombosis. This risk is increased for approximately 24-48 hours after s... READ MORE

Do I have too much intra-abdominal fat for good results with a tummy tuck? (Photo)

It appears from your pictures that you would be an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck. Your primary issue is the skin laxity and your degree of... READ MORE

Can I have multiple cosmetic procedures at once?

Great question. It is possible to perform multiple cosmetic procedures at once, although longer procedures carry greater risk of blood clots in the... READ MORE

What is the different between Male Tummy tuck and female tummy tuck?

Good question. The tummy tuck procedure is virtually identical for male and female patients. Female patients that have had children, often need repair... READ MORE

When is there a need for a vertical incision during a Tummy Tuck?

Great question. A standard tummy tuck removes excess abdominal skin in the vertical direction. In this procedure, excess skin is pulled down towards... READ MORE

Can I get other surgeries done if I am still having problems from a prior surgery? Will another DR see me with prior problem?

If you are still having drainage it would most likely suggest presence of a retained suture that may be infected. Your surgeon should consider r... READ MORE

Time it takes to complete a BBL, with lipo in 3 areas?

The time to perform a BBL will depend on the amount of fat in each area that suctioning is being performed. If the total estimated amount of fat to be... READ MORE

Mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck? (Photo)

In reviewing your pictures it appears that a mini tummy tuck would not provide you with significant improvement and you would be disappointed with the... READ MORE

Can early massaging after Breast Augmentation (within the first week of surgery) increase the chance of getting a hematoma?

A hematoma is relatively uncommon, but usually occurs within the first 24 hours after surgery. Capsular contracture is a more common problem and is... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Heppe

Howard Heppe, MD has shared 89 before and after pictures with 12 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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The Importance of Massages After Breast Implants

Dr. Howard Heppe advises people to massage the breasts three times daily for one month post-op, which will reduce the risk of scar contracture. Dr. Heppe demonstrates the correct way to perform the massage. WATCH VIDEO

High or Low Profile — A Doctor Explains Which Implant is Better for You

Dr. Howard Heppe explains how to decide which profile is best when selecting breast implants, explaining that things like desired volume and breast diameter are important factors when making a selection. WATCH VIDEO

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 26 year.
Personal Statement

There may be some things you're willing to compromise on - but your appearance shouldn't be one of them. If you're considering a renewed appearance, you need an experienced board certified plastic surgeon you can trust.

Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Awards & Recognition
Northern Virginia Magazine Top Plastic Surgeon: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

Certifications:
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Heppe has hospital affiliations at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of Virginia
    Medical: MD, University of Virginia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center
    Residencies:
    Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, Medical Center of Georgetown University

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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Extremely happy patient of Dr. Heppe!

January 2017, Dr. Heppe performed liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift with augmentation on me. I absolutely LOVE the results he gave me. He is very kind and professional. His office staff is wonderful too. I highly recommend Dr. Heppe.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

44 Years Old, No Kids, Fighting Gravity

Doctor Heppe is absolutely phenomenal! I cannot speak highly enough of him and his team. From the moment I stepped into the office for my consultation I was met with such a welcoming and caring environment that any doubt i may have had, was instantly dismissed. Every single person on Doctor Heppes team are absolutely outstanding. I cannot speak highly enough of the level of care I have received. My whole experience has been such a positive one that it would be hard to find a doctor and team that even come close to their level of care, courtesy and expertise. Doctor Heppe not only has a wonderful bedside manner, but is truly experienced in his work. My results are amazing . He has answered every question or concern that I have had (there have been few as he explains everything so well and in depth) I cannot speak highly enough of Doctor Heppe and his team. A true professional and an amazing surgeon Thank you for changing my life

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

53 Year Old Mother of Two Having Breast Augmentation & Tummy Tuck

Dr. Heppe was the best! He was great at making you feel comfortable and did exactly what he said he would do. His nurses were really great! His entire staff at the office was great from the bookkeeper to the appointment person!


Before and After Photos




Does a doctor need special training to perform a lower body lift on a gastric by-pass patient? (photos)

You are correct to search out a board certified Plastic Surgeon for your procedure. There is no special training in this field, but you should seek... READ MORE

BBL- Is traveling on a plane 5-6 days post op safe to take a 2 hr flight home? I will try to avoid sitting as much as I can.

The main concern  with  travel after surgery is with regards to deep venous thrombosis. This risk is increased for approximately 24-48 hours after s... READ MORE

Do I have too much intra-abdominal fat for good results with a tummy tuck? (Photo)

It appears from your pictures that you would be an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck. Your primary issue is the skin laxity and your degree of... READ MORE

Can I have multiple cosmetic procedures at once?

Great question. It is possible to perform multiple cosmetic procedures at once, although longer procedures carry greater risk of blood clots in the... READ MORE

What is the different between Male Tummy tuck and female tummy tuck?

Good question. The tummy tuck procedure is virtually identical for male and female patients. Female patients that have had children, often need repair... READ MORE

When is there a need for a vertical incision during a Tummy Tuck?

Great question. A standard tummy tuck removes excess abdominal skin in the vertical direction. In this procedure, excess skin is pulled down towards... READ MORE

Can I get other surgeries done if I am still having problems from a prior surgery? Will another DR see me with prior problem?

If you are still having drainage it would most likely suggest presence of a retained suture that may be infected. Your surgeon should consider r... READ MORE

Time it takes to complete a BBL, with lipo in 3 areas?

The time to perform a BBL will depend on the amount of fat in each area that suctioning is being performed. If the total estimated amount of fat to be... READ MORE

Mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck? (Photo)

In reviewing your pictures it appears that a mini tummy tuck would not provide you with significant improvement and you would be disappointed with the... READ MORE

Can early massaging after Breast Augmentation (within the first week of surgery) increase the chance of getting a hematoma?

A hematoma is relatively uncommon, but usually occurs within the first 24 hours after surgery. Capsular contracture is a more common problem and is... READ MORE

Videos by Howard Heppe, MD

Howard Heppe, MD has shared 2 videos.

Narrow by:

The Importance of Massages After Breast Implants

Dr. Howard Heppe advises people to massage the breasts three times daily for one month post-op, which will reduce the risk of scar contracture. Dr. Heppe demonstrates the correct way to perform the massage. WATCH VIDEO

High or Low Profile — A Doctor Explains Which Implant is Better for You

Dr. Howard Heppe explains how to decide which profile is best when selecting breast implants, explaining that things like desired volume and breast diameter are important factors when making a selection. WATCH VIDEO

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