Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD

Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD


Kickstart your week with this ! πŸ’ͺ

Take a step closer to your goals todayπŸ’› Share something that you're working toward in the comments below!

Did you know these 3️⃣ methods of liposuction? ✨

I ensure that my patients are fully educated on the benefits and drawbacks of each type before we decide which is best for them.

πŸ’‘Liposuction slims and reshapes the body by removing excess fat cells. This is not a weight loss procedure.

Would you consider liposuction?

Ready to amplify your plastic surgery results? Consider combining procedures!

Here are 5️⃣ combinations that are better together: https://www.hessplasticsurgery.com/blog/combining-plastic-surgery-procedures/

"To have 'normal' looking breasts one day would be a dream come true." -This RealSelf patient❀️

After struggling with tuberous breasts for years, she decided to see what could help her feel more confident in her own body! Everyone has their own definition of "normal," and we always support a woman's decision to make the changes they'd like to help them feel like the best version of themselves.

πŸ’‘Roughly 5% of all breast augmentation patients have a condition known as β€œhypoplastic tubular breast” or tuberous breasts. This means that the breasts are underdeveloped, leaving them shaped more like a tube rather than being round.

Here is how I commonly correct this condition.

What do you think of this patient's stunning results?! 😍

This 59-year-old underwent a full facial rejuvenation with:
πŸ’›an endoscopic brow lift
πŸ’›a lower eyelid lift
πŸ’›a midface lift
πŸ’›a full facelift

Call us to start your rejuvenation journey today! πŸ“² 703-752-6608

Considering breast augmentation? You may be wondering which breast implants are right for you.

While you have several choices to make (implant size, type, incision, etc.), today I'd like to share more about gummy bear implants. The gel in a traditional silicone implant has a give to it. When the implant is vertical, the gel gradually shifts toward the bottom; therefore, silicone gel would not perform well in a shaped implant.

In contrast, the silicone in gummy bear implants is form stable, meaning it will retain its form, which mimics the contours of a natural breast.

We love our patients!

This tummy tuck patient shared a bit about their experience in this lovely testimonial to Dr. Hess and our staff at Hess Plastic Surgery.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

πŸ’› Restylane USA Kysse is a popular lip filler option amongst my patients. Have you tried it?

This lovely woman underwent a gastric bypass and lost a significant amount of weight... but afterwards, she was unhappy with the appearance of her arms.

I performed a full brachioplasty (arm lift) with extension of the incision down the lateral chest wall. I also performed some liposuction of the lateral chest walls.

These post-op photos are very early, and you can see how pink this patient's arms are. As with ALL scars, they can take a year or two to fully mature.

Would you consider an arm lift?

Is there a best breast procedure? πŸ€” Comment your preference below!
Lose your moobs with male breast reduction! Gynecomastia, or the condition of enlarged male breasts, affects 35% of men.

Gain your confidence back with this procedure... just in time for the summer! β˜€οΈ

Here are the facts.

Did you know March is National Caffeine Awareness Month? To celebrate, let's learn about caffeine microdosingπŸ”Žβ˜•

READ HERE ➑️ https://www.hessplasticsurgery.com/blog/microdosing-caffeine-to-focus-without-jitters/

Dr. Christopher Hess takes a unique approach to cosmetic plastic surgery, integrating both body and Christopher L. We also have non-surgical options.

Hess MD, FACS and his staff will provide you with safe and first-class plastic surgery in Fairfax, VA. We’ll listen to your needs and answer all of your questions. For your safety, Dr. Hess is board-certified in plastic surgery and uses only accredited operating facilities. You can trust his experience in a range of plastic surgery procedures of the face, breast, and body. We are up-front about pr

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 06/17/2023

To our valued patients:

Hess Plastic Surgery will close its doors on June 19, 2023. We share this news with heavy hearts and with deep appreciation for the patients who have entrusted us with their care throughout the past 19 years here in Fairfax. We are sincerely grateful for the confidence you have placed in us.

Dr. Hess will be moving to Florida, where he plans to practice at Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Tampa. The decision to close our doors was not an easy one, so please rest assured that it was made after careful consideration and with the best interest of our patients and our team at heart.

During this transition period, we want to ensure that your healthcare needs are addressed. If you are a recent post-surgical patient of Dr. Hess and you have medical questions or concerns, you may contact him directly at 703.587.5779. If you need to be seen urgently, please contact Dr. Erica Anderson at 703.481.0002.

If you need to obtain a copy of your medical records, you may contact Shelly Hess by calling 571.228.0821. All of our records will be safely transferred to a secure facility.

While we will no longer be able to serve you directly, we understand the importance of continuity of care. Dr. Erica Anderson is an outstanding board-certified plastic surgeon working at The Naderi Center for Plastic Surgery & Dermatology - Virginia She has our full endorsement for any of your plastic surgery needs in the future.

With heartfelt appreciation,

Dr. Christopher Hess & the Hess Plastic Surgery team

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 06/16/2023

Let's bust these plastic surgery recovery myths and unveil the truth behind the bandages πŸ˜‰

πŸ’š While rest should be your priority the first few days after surgery, it's important to keep your body moving for the rest of the recovery period with gentle movements, like walking, to speed up the process and reduce pain.

πŸ’š The final results of your plastic surgery procedure can take up to one year to be fully visible. Be patient and trust the process!

πŸ’š Your plastic surgeon and their medical staff will be readily available during your recovery to answer any questions and monitor your healing.

What questions do you have about plastic surgery?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 06/15/2023

This June, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, breathe in the fresh air, and celebrate Great Outdoors Month! β˜€οΈπŸŒ³πŸƒ

Grab your backpack, put on your hiking boots, and embark on an adventure on these 5️⃣ beautiful Virginia trails:

πŸ’š Raven Rocks Trail
πŸ’š Bull Run-Occoquan Trail
πŸ’š Hazel Falls Trail
πŸ’š Difficult Run Trail
πŸ’š Old Rag Trail

What are you waiting for? How will you enjoy the great outdoors?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 06/12/2023

This week is National Hospital Week πŸ₯

I'd like to take this opportunity to highlight the excellent surgery centers Hess Plastic Surgery has relied on for more extended surgeries.

Both Novant Prince William Surgery Center and Novant Haymarket Surgery Center, which are fully licensed by the state of Virginia and Medicare-certified, have served as a fantastic base for numerous successful surgeries, leading to many happy patients over the years πŸ’›


Every little step counts πŸ’›

What are your goals today?


June is Men's Health Month πŸ’›

Taking care of your health is vital at any age, and it's never too late to start incorporating healthy habits!

Here are a few tips:

πŸ’› Schedule regular checkups with your doctor, even when you feel fine.

πŸ’› Engage in regular exercise and maintain an active lifestyle.

πŸ’› Avoid smoking and consume alcohol in moderation.

πŸ’› Be aware of your family history and share it with your doctor for more accurate screenings.

How do you prioritize your health?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 06/05/2023

For this patient, less was more πŸ’š

I performed a modest breast reduction, achieving a beautiful lift and correcting her volume asymmetry.

What do you think of these results?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 06/03/2023

"Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. Everyone has scarsβ€”whether you can see them or not. Wear yours with pride." πŸ’›

Cancer Survivor Month is an annual event that is very close to my heart. I am forever in awe of those who fought cancer and emerged as winners.

At Hess Plastic Surgery, we are proud to support survivors who have undergone a mastectomy, offering them breast reconstruction procedures. These procedures can restore the natural appearance of a patient's breasts and help them regain their confidence!

Generally, there are 3️⃣main breast reconstruction options:

πŸ’› Breast implant, where a saline or silicone implant is used to mold a new breast shape.

πŸ’› Tissue flap, where your own skin, fat, and muscle are used to reconstruct the breast through techniques such as the latissimus dorsi or TRAM flap procedure.

πŸ’› A combination of breast implant and tissue flap.

πŸ“ž Call our practice to learn about your options!


A surgical term a day keeps the doubts away πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈπŸ“š

A TRAM (Transverse Re**us Abdominis Myocutaneous) Flap is a great reconstructive option that can help restore not only the physical appearance, but also the confidence and well-being of many patients after a mastectomy.

🌐 Learn more about breast reconstruction here:


Today, we remember the heroes who gave their lives for our freedom.

Their sacrifice will never be forgotten πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ’š


How much filler is too much? πŸ€”

Fillers can be used to increase volume in key areas of the face, providing a refreshed & rejuvenated appearance! Some of these injection areas include:

πŸ’š Lips
πŸ’š Cheeks
πŸ’š Forehead lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds
πŸ’š Chin or nose, to reshape.

Read Dr. Hess's response on how he approaches dermal filler injections.

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 05/25/2023

Results like these make our πŸ’š stop 🀩

This lovely patient received a tummy tuck and liposuction of the abdomen and flanks to reach her body goals.

More specifically, I used a Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) technique, which uses an oscillating cannula to reduce fat quickly and with less trauma than other liposuction options.

What do you think of these results?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 05/22/2023

Tummy tuck recovery just got easier! πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈπŸ€©

Did you know that a TAP nerve block injection provides comfort and pain control during and after surgery?

🌐 Learn more here:


The best time of the year πŸ˜‰β˜€οΈ

Are you ready to debut the new you?


At Hess Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing you with the best personalized care to achieve your aesthetic goals.

We strive to ensure you feel completely comfortable at our practice and confident in your procedure! πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈπŸ’š

πŸ“ž Schedule your consultation with Dr. Hess today!

Timeline photos 05/14/2023

Happy Mother's Day πŸ’›πŸ’

May you spend this day feeling loved and valued for all that you do!


This Mental Health Month, take care of yourself first πŸ’š

In our busy lives, it's easy to forget to prioritize our own well-being. But remember, self-care is essential!

Timeline photos 05/11/2023

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ

If you're considering liposuction, you may have some questions... I've got you covered! πŸ‘‡

Check out our most frequently asked questions to learn more about this cosmetic procedure πŸ’š

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 05/08/2023

Have you heard these myths about breast augmentation? I'm here to set the record straight πŸ€“

πŸ’š FDA-approved implants come with a 10-20 year warranty; however, there is no medical need to replace them after that time. Continue monitoring your breast health just as you would without implants, and consider the FDA's recommendation for an MRI or ultrasound every few years to check for any issues if you choose silicone implants.

πŸ’š Most women find recovery very manageable. At Hess Plastic Surgery, we use the Rapid Recovery Program to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

πŸ’š The look and feel of your breast implants depend on your aesthetic goals. Advanced technology offers very natural-looking implants to help you achieve the look you are going for.

Would you consider breast augmentation?


Warmer weather is calling, and we are the first to answer πŸ˜‰πŸ“ž

The month of May brings more opportunities to spend time outside and take in the benefits nature provides πŸ’š

Here are some:

πŸ’š Improved sleep
πŸ’š Better breathing
πŸ’š Mental restoration
πŸ’š Boosted immune system

How do you like to spend time outside?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 05/04/2023

Don't sleep on these recovery benefits πŸ˜‰

Having a good night's sleep during your plastic surgery recovery is essential for your body to heal properly and get back on your feet as soon as possible πŸ’›

πŸ” Explore this post to learn about the benefits of sleep during your recovery!

Timeline photos 04/30/2023

Here to support you every step of the way πŸ’š

Thank you for sharing your positive experience!

πŸ“ž Call us to schedule a consultation now! 703-752-6608


Did you know that Hess Plastic Surgery offers a Rapid Recovery Program for breast augmentation patients? 🀩

This innovative program uses specific post-surgery activities and an optimized medication regimen to help you return to your regular activities in just a few days and shorten your total recovery time.

Gone are the days of limited movement and weeks stuck in bed!

πŸ“ž To learn more about the science behind this safe, and proven recovery program, don't hesitate to contact us at 703-752-6608.

Timeline photos 04/27/2023

Dr. Hess is the face of Hess Plastic Surgery and the skilled surgeon who can help make your body goals a reality πŸ’š

What is your favorite memory with Dr. Hess?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 04/24/2023

πŸ₯ Drumroll, please... it's time to reveal these fantastic results! 🀩

This lovely patient trusted Hess Plastic Surgery for her breast augmentation, and the results are breathtaking.

Her breasts have been enhanced from an A cup to a C/D cup using saline implants and were placed through an inframammary incision to be easily concealed within the natural breast crease.

What do you think of these results?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 04/22/2023

Happy Earth Day! β˜€οΈβ›°οΈπŸŒΌπŸƒ

Let's celebrate our planet and commit to preserving its diversity and immense beauty πŸ’š

What steps are you taking to help the environment?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 04/20/2023

Did you know that excessive alcohol consumption can have a major impact on your body? πŸ€”

But don't worry, you don't have to give up happy hour altogether - moderation is key! πŸ˜‰πŸΉ

Over time, drinking too much alcohol can lead to serious health problems, such as:

🍺 Weakening the immune system
🍺 Learning and memory problems
🍺 High blood pressure
🍺 Serious digestive issues and gut disruption

It is recommended that adults should drink in moderation, with a limit of 2 drinks or less for men and 1 drink or less for women per day.

Let's all strive to make healthier choices for our bodies! πŸ™Œ

Timeline photos 04/17/2023

Did you know that there are different incision placement options for breast augmentation? πŸ€”

No matter which placement you choose, incisions are placed as inconspicuously as possible and are often concealed within your natural body contours πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ

Can you guess which one is the most popular?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 04/15/2023

Beautiful results don't always ask for attention πŸ˜‰, but we can't stop staring!

This lovely patient achieved a slimmer and more toned figure by combining a tummy tuck and liposuction on the flanks and abdomen.

What do you think of these stunning results?


Beauty is not just about how you look but also how you feel and act ✨

At Hess Plastic Surgery, we believe that true beauty comes from within, and we're here to support you in feeling your best every day πŸ’š

πŸ“ž Call our practice today to learn about our range of treatments and procedures!

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 04/09/2023

It's game time! πŸ€©πŸ’š

Can you guess the plastic surgery procedure described in this post? πŸ€”

Share your thoughts below and swipe to see if you guessed correctly!

Timeline photos 04/08/2023

Let's take a page our of Dr. Hess's encyclopedia! πŸ€“

Did you know that a traditional facelift could also be referred to as a rhytidectomy?

Patient education is so important! πŸ’š

What other plastic surgery terms would you like me to define?


Stop stressing and start thinking about your health πŸ’šπŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ

For Stress Awareness Month, I'd like to remind you that stress can have a huge impact on our bodies and overall health.

It is very important to keep our stress levels in check because the effects could otherwise include:

πŸ’š Insomnia
πŸ’š Headaches
πŸ’š Weakened immune system
πŸ’š High blood sugar and pressure
πŸ’š Increased risk of heart attack
πŸ’š Tense muscles
πŸ’š And more!

How do you manage your stress?

Timeline photos 04/02/2023

Did you know you could ask me questions in my Q&A? πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ

This patient was concerned about her breasts and asked my medical opinion on their shape and volume.

After reviewing the photos she submitted, I was able to reassure this patient and recommend a different procedure so she could experience the best possible results!

Do you have questions about plastic surgery?

πŸ“ž Call us for a personal consultation with Dr. Hess and check out other questions and reviews here:

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 04/01/2023

No April Fools' joke here, these results are the real deal! 🀩

This lovely patient wanted her breast implants removed and her natural breasts restored. After I removed the implants, I reattached the pectoralis muscles to the ribs at the inframammary folds for a better breast contour.

What do you think of these results?

Timeline photos 03/30/2023

Say "cheeeesee" πŸ“Έ

For National Doctors' Day, here's a pic of your favorite doctor doing what he loves πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ

What is your favorite thing about Hess Plastic Surgery?

Timeline photos 03/28/2023

Having a great plastic surgery experience is not only about the results πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ

Thank you for sharing these kind words and for trusting Hess Plastic Surgery with your tummy tuck procedure.

Would you consider a tummy tuck?

Photos from Hess Plastic Surgery: Christopher L Hess, MD's post 03/25/2023

For National Caffeine Awareness Month, let's break down the pros and cons of coffee β˜•and matcha 🍡, two morning rivals!

🀎 Coffee is known to give you an instant energy kick, able to reduce sleepiness and fatigue, and reach peak concentration levels in just 15 minutes.

While this pro can be very attracting, coffee is also unfortunately known to give some undesired side effects, such as insomnia, jitters, increased heart rate, headaches, and anxiety.

Coffee also presents great health benefits to those at risk of type 2 diabetes, reducing its incidence by up to 12% every two cups consumed per day.

πŸ’š Matcha, on the other hand, contains L-Theanine, a substance that increases alpha waves in your brain and promotes relaxation.

This shouldn't keep you from drinking matcha in the morning because this beverage will boost your energy at a slower pace, reaching peak concentration levels in 30 minutes.

While matcha also promotes great oral and general health, its green leaves may also have been contaminated with heavy metals, such as lead and arsenic.

Did you pick your favorite yet?


It's time to say hello to spring and goodbye to your old habits! πŸ‘‹

Embrace this change of seasons and welcome a new, blooming version of yourself 🌷

How are you refreshing your life this season?

Timeline photos 03/19/2023

Everything you need to know about a tummy tuck procedure πŸ€“πŸ“š

Whether you are planning to get a tummy tuck or find yourself just curious about this common procedure, I'm here to answer any questions!

πŸ”Ž Explore the post and learn more about tummy tuck here:

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