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Your Botox secret is safe with us

Because of the confidential nature of many DC-area jobs, most of us in Northern Virginia area understand why someone would want to keep their Botox (or any appointment with a cosmetic surgery professional) under wraps. Northern Virginia, if you want a little Botox, we’ll keep your secret safe. Video: Plastic Surgery Confessions: I Hide Botox… Read more…

A cautionary tale about old breast implants

File this one under “WTF.” Sometimes the stories are really scary. A surgeon in Houston put these breast implants with no serial number or manufacturer on them in a patient decades ago, and was sued for malpractice many times before losing his medical license in 2001. The surgeon died in 2011, but many patients are… Read more…

Stem cells in cosmetic surgery mostly marketing and not yet a reality

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Those miraculous stem cells have been a big buzz word in plastic surgery lately, but most of the chatter is just marketing and not reality. A report in the August 2014 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery warns against a wave of advertisements claiming benefits for the use of stem cells in face lifts, breast augmentation,… Read more…

Pre-wedding plastic surgery trends – Bridalplasty or Botched?

Remember the show ‘Bridalplasty’? According to this recent news story, about 10% of brides see a plastic surgeon before their wedding. If you’re thinking about having surgery before your own wedding, timing is the most important consideration. You want to be finished healing long before the big day. But you also want to choose your… Read more…

Girl Bullied Due to the Shape of Her Ears

This family shared their story about their daughter’s struggle with her ears. For much of elementary and middle school, Samantha was taunted and bullied about the shape of her ears. She finally decided she’d had enough and went to see a plastic surgeon about an otoplasty. Plastic surgery isn’t always about face lifts and breast… Read more…

Plastic surgeon regrows ear for Michigan girl

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Plastic surgery can be truly amazing. For a Michigan girl who was mauled by a raccoon as a tiny baby, a plastic surgeon has created a new ear by taking rib cartilage, then implanting it in her arm to allow skin to grow. When Charlotte Ponce was a baby, a pet raccoon attacked her, destroying… Read more…

Extreme Makeover: Plastic Surgery for Better Selfies?

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There’s a new app out there called Perfect365 that lets you edit your selfies and make yourself beautiful before posting the photos to your social media… but some people are even going further and having plastic surgery to fix they way they look. Plastic surgery isn’t the only option for facial rejuvenation though, there are… Read more…

Infographic: Surprising Facts About Male Plastic Surgery That Will Impress You

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This beautifully done infographic shows the world of plastic surgery for men and highlights the most popular procedures for men, which are liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), eyelid surgery, male breast reduction, and face lift surgery. Credit: https://maleplasticsurgerynewyork.com/male-plastic-surgery-facts-costs-and-figures-infographic/

How much does a tummy tuck cost in Northern Virginia?

For any plastic surgery procedure, “what is the cost?” is the first question that patients ask. Here at Hess Plastic Surgery in Fairfax, we believe you should know what our prices are before you come for a consultation, because we want to talk to you about YOU when you’re here. We don’t want you to… Read more…

Cosmetic surgery doesn’t come with an eraser

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A recent New York Times article titled ‘That Nose, That Chin, Those Lips‘ took a look at people who had cosmetic surgery to try and look like specific celebrities. In a consultation, it wouldn’t be considered weird or unhealthy to bring along photos of noses or chins or breasts that you appreciate for their natural… Read more…