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Christopher L. Hess, MD

95.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 377 ratings

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About Christopher L. Hess:

Board-certified plastic surgeon Christopher L. Hess MD, FACS has a special approach: he takes extra time to educate his patients, so they are well informed and make good choices regarding cosmetic surgery.

Named many times over in Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the Best Plastic Surgeons in Northern Virginia, Dr. Hess is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a staff plastic surgeon at local Northern Virginia hospitals.

Dr. Chris Hess is committed to providing the highest standards of professional care to our patients, and delivering the best outcomes through discreet, personal attention.

We devote time to learning about you and your goals, answering your questions and discussing the best ways to achieve what you desire. Every patient is provided with quality, personalized educational materials so you can fully understand the plastic surgery procedures you are considering.

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American Board of Plastic Surgery

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3930 Pender Drive, Suite 120 Fairfax, VA 22030

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Christopher L. Hess, MD Reviews (214)

Breast Augmentation

I was extremely impressed with the facility, Dr. Hess, Shelly and Katie. I felt so comfortable and did not feel rushed at all. I had a chance to ask all of my questions and felt that Dr. Hess gave me very thorough answers. The quote I received was professional and also very thorough. I had a consultation prior to this one, and it was a stark contrast. I would not choose anyone other than Dr. Hess to perform my procedure. Very happy with the consultation. Not to mention, it was free!

Breast Augmentation

The doctor was excellent at providing information in a thorough manner. The staff at the hospital was very kind and welcoming. Overall, the experience was everything that I wanted and expected. I have more confidence and feel like I look much more proportional.

Tummy Tuck

The only negative feedback I have is the ability to schedule the procedure. Dr. Hess was my number one choice but because his office has to coordinate with Fair Oaks hospital for an operating room there was a lot of going back and forth with the receptionist on available days. This going back and forth also seemed to contradict what Dr. Hess's availability was and after many discussions and call backs I just winded up going with my number 2 pick

Male Breast Reduction

The consultation was fast, but informative and easy to understand. They eased my nervousness and were very polite.

Breast Augmentation

The Surgeon was fantastic! He put me at ease. I closed my eyes and woke up to the new Me! Just perfect and super fast. Dr. Hess helped me make the perfect choice during the sizing!! Before and after surgery went really smooth! Anesthesia was great. Overall an amazing experience!

Breast Implant Revision

Dr. Hess and his friendly staff of professionals are exceptional! My satisfaction with my body is higher than ever!

Tummy Tuck

The staff was realistic but supportive in presenting what they felt the results of the surgery would be. They were friendly and ready to help in any way possible when I had a question or concern. I felt that everyone from the receptionist to the doctor was willing to do their best to ensure I had a good result. The results of the work Dr. Hess did was very satisfying. My recovery has been better than I expected, and the staff has been more than willing to help with any post surgery issues or concerns.

Breast Augmentation

I feel more comfortable in my clothing. I am highly satisfied with my results, the results were better than I could have expected. I am happy I chose Dr. Hess as my surgeon.

Tummy Tuck

I've gotten two other price quotes with highly known surgeons and Dr. Hess if the most extensive. And the hospital stay was overnight with the other surgeons.

Breast Reduction

As I described in the last section, Dr. Hess was not sensitive at all when I was showing him the curves on my back from scoliosis. Is reaction was WOAH, I have never seen anything that bad!" My back is my biggest insecurity and to have a doctor comment on it like that was completely unprofessional in my opinion. My Mother and I were both disappointed as we left. I think that plastic surgeons should be more sensitive towards peoples insecurities. "

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Hess and his staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. I went into the consult knowing what i wanted to get done and already have done my research but they ensured I was still informed with all the necessary documents and information needed to make a decision.

Breast Augmentation

I am so much more confident about myself now that I had the procedure and I'm thankful for it. The price was amazing and the doctor and staff made me very comfortable. The moment my boyfriend and I walked into the facility and the interactions we had with the doctor we knew from the first thirty minutes we were going to use that doctor. Not to mention my boyfriend loves the fountain in the facility and he wants one in our house. The doctor was able to give me so much information and tell me what was best based on my shape and I couldn't be any happier. I look great and I feel so confident now. I actually feel like I have a grown woman body. I am so happy and I have referred so many of my friends to Dr. Hess. I am so thankful. I am happy I went with this doctor after talking to two other doctors before him, he was the best and his price was the best.


I was allowed to feel comfortable and valued during the consultation, which in turn, helped me decide to move forward.

Male Breast Reduction

Both Dr. Hess and his associates were extremely forthcoming with information about the surgery and how it would impact my life.

Breast Augmentation

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE my breast Augmentation!! could not be Happier!!! They are perfect for my body and healed nicely!! Changed the way my body looks. Gave me breasts that look so natural

Breast Augmentation

I have been wanting to have a breast augmentation for a very long time and I am very thankful and lucky to have found Dr. Hess and his staff. Thank you!

Tummy Tuck

As a mother of 5 kids, I wanted to have this procedure done for many years. When I met Dr. Hess at the consultation I immediately felt at ease. I am so happy with the results and I would share my experience with others without hesitation. Highly recommend! I can wear a fitted-T!

Breast Augmentation

I am now loving my body! This procedure, along with regular exercise, gave me the body that I have always wanted! I now look much better and more attractive then when I was younger. And I feel and look much more attractive now. Oh, and my husband loves my new breasts. Doctor Hess is visionary and attentive. His assessment was quick and he almost immediately saw what he wants to see as the result of the surgery. Doctor Hess was the 3rd plastic surgeon I saw for consultation on breast aug, and I told him so. However, he had his opinion as to what I need, and he did not agree with the previous doctors. I felt a bit overwhelmed with such approach, but after thinking this through, I decided to trust him. Other two doctors recommended a lift too, as I breast fed my two sons. The lift meant I needed lollipop or anchor stitches – look that up and imagine this on your breasts. I got a bit scared. Doctor Hess indicated that would not be necessary in my case, and I would be OK if we just do under the breast cut – 5 cm max – to insert implants. He was totally right! I now thank him for that - I have beautiful breasts and very small stitches.Now, I read some comments on the internet about Doctor Hess before approaching him. Few people indicated that he does not pay enough time to talk to you during consult… Yes, you may get a feeling that he is in a rush, or not spending enough time with you, but I did not see this as an issue. He is a doctor, and not a shrink. And he is a good doctor, and I have a confirmation to that in my mirror :)

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Hess listened to my requests and made me feel like he understood what I wanted while also providing his input based on his experience. He was patient and thorough and gave me the time to make decisions. I didn't feel rushed or pressured to make a decision before I was ready. From start to finish my interaction with Dr. Hess' team was comfortable and positive. Clothes fit better and I feel more comfortable with my body.

Tummy Tuck

Dr Hess and staff did 5 things really well: 1). All appointments were prompt and concise. 2). Explained to me what to expected from only" a tummy without liposuction which was what I thought I wanted. We discussed tummy with liposuction versus without and difference to expect. 3) PreOp appt well prepared me and getting prescriptions in advance was a great idea. 4). Established reasonable expectations for post surgery. 5). Responded quickly to my concerns post surgery. My ONLY disappointment with the entire process was not seeing or engaging Dr Hess on surgery day before my procedure. I mentioned wanting to talk to Dr Hess before being put to sleep. That didn't not occur. I made the request and then woke up from the surgery. I never saw Dr Hess which was disappointing to me as he was the person I was comfortable with not the hospital staff of which I had never met Nonetheless, my overall experience was amazing! I am pleased with my results I will certainly refer others as well as return for future beauty enhancements. " Working out and staying fit are very important to me. Now that I have completed abdominoplasty w/ lipo I am further motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle and it feels more feasible not having to fight the constant battle of the bulging belly. I enjoy my workouts more w d feel really good and confident when workout.