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Christopher L. Hess, MD

95.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 469 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.

Board Certification

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 (265)

Breast Augmentation

From start to finish Dr. Hess and his staff were on their A game. They answered every question, reassured me when I was nervous, and never let me feel like I was going through this alone. I couldnt have asked for a better team. I am over the moon with the final outcome, my breasts look like they did when I was in my 20's, I am so incredibly happy.

Breast Augmentation

From beginning to end, I had an excellent experience with Dr. Hess and his wonderful staff. I am out-of-state, and everybody was so accommodating of my travel dates and needs. My pre-op/consultation was scheduled the day I flew in and there was a day in between before I had my surgery. During my consultation, Dr. Hess and Shelly were super patient, as I was very indecisive about what size I wanted to commit to. He made sure I was satisfied and told me he’d stay there all day if it took me that look to decide (of course I didn’t need nearly this much time). Dr. Hess and Shelly came in on Saturday morning for my post-op check up. My entire experience was outstanding and I’m so glad I decided to travel.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Hess did not try to influence my decision as to implant size. I felt he listened to my wishes. When complications arose after surgery, I felt he truly was concerned and cared about my recovery.

Breast Lift

Overall I am very happy with my procedure--a breast lift with augmentation, 5 months after surgery. It took me a solid 3 months to be happy, however. While I was told I would experience some feelings of regret and possible depression immediately following the surgery, I was not prepared for how long these feelings would last. I was in a state of depression/regret for most of the summer. Again, I'm now very happy with the results but I think people should consider how much this could impact them--it is truly a major surgery. I was in quite a bit of pain for a long time as well, and then just discomfort. People should just put a lot of thought into doing this and know you will need a lot of time to be back to normal--as far as sleeping position, wearing a regular bra, resuming normal activities, going to the gym, etc. That said, very very happy with results!

Tummy Tuck

From the initial consultation throughout the entire process, Dr. Hess and team have been absolutely incredible. Every single interaction has been professional and positive. I am thrilled with my results already! It has been transformative in my confidence level and how I feel about my body. For the first time in my entire life, I feel comfortable in my own skin. I am participating in life more than ever before.


I shopped for high waisted pants for the first time in my life today. I almost cried. Everything changed for the better since my lipo. I feel like myself. . Everything from price to the process were amazing, I was comfortable the entire time and not nervous at all. The staff and the doctor were very helpful and compassionate, I would absolutely do this again if I ever considered another procedure in the future. Thank you.

Tummy Tuck

Surgeon was very informative and experienced in the procedure I was considering

Tummy Tuck

Very, Very ,Very satisfied, special when I see myself in the mirror. Thank you Doctor Hess. Fill better of myself with confidences special with my cloths.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Great experience. Quick to schedule surgery, and informative in the process.

Panniculectomy Surgery

Not satisfied with my tummy wish it was a little smaller

Mommy Makeover

The doctor was down to earth and approachable, he had great experience and was very responsive when I had a problem. I’m more confident, I feel healthier & happier

Breast Augmentation

Felt very comfortable and felt like everyone genuinely cared about my questions and concerns

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Hess addressed all of my concerns in an assuring manner. He provided explanations and procedures for any possible complications. I immediately felt very comfortable with him.


Dr. Hess was extremely pleasant and thorough. He was knowledgeable and upfront about what to expect during and after the procedure. He also didn't try to sell me on any needless procedures (such as a tummy tuck) which another provider did. I am definitely going to have my procedure with him.

Breast Lift

Friendliness of staff. Profesdionalism of surgeon. He seemed confident and knowledgeable. Had good bedside manner. Ease of scheduling consultation and surgery.

Breast Reduction

The office is organized and pleasant.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Hess work is amazing

Breast Augmentation

everyone that I have interacted with at the office have been super helpful, kind, polite and professional. It is almost as I have known them for years. They answered all my questions in a prompt manner and weren’t bothered in anyway when I asked the same question twice.

Breast Reduction

Dr Hess and his staff were very comforting with my concerns and questions. They were able to quickly get me in for my consult and surgery. Answered any and all questions I had regarding the surgery and what to expect. My surgery is scheduled in 1 week and I feel very prepared for what's to come.

Arm Lift

The entire visit was an amazing experience -- very easy! The whole team was very gracious and genuine. Thank you!