Fredericksburg Plastic Surgeon
3312 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 US
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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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Very awesome the whole entire team

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...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

42 with Kids and Major Weight Lost Left with Lots of Loose Skin - Fredericksburg, VA

He was extremely patient, informative and he took his time. Dr. Heppe is personable, he doesn't treat your like a number. He catered my treatment to me. His bed side manner is awesome. The staff is equally as friendly and helpful. I've never waited more than 10 minutes to go back in the room.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

42 Year Old Mom of 4 - Fredericksburg, VA

Dr Heppe is an excellent surgeon. He has a great bedside manner and is very caring! I am very thrilled with the results of my tummy tuck. An all around great experience and I highly recommend.

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Very Happy with Results! - Fredericksburg, VA

Great experience. Dr. Heppe was very complimentary and caring.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

60 Year Old Woman Who Had a Tummy Tuck and Lipo - Fredericksburg, VA

Dr. Heppe us a wonderful and caring surgeon! Really listens to your needs and explains what he can do as well as what he cannot due. I would totally recommend him for any plastic surgery that you are considering having.

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

61 Years Old, Much Needed Facelift - Fredericksburg, VA

Dr Heppe is an excellent surgeon. He is also very personable and genuinely cares that your needs are met. His staff is excellent too.

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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


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

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

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.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

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

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

Treatments offered at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg

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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 88 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

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