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Howard Heppe, MD, FACS
Harold Bautista, MD, FACS
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

3312 Fall Hill Avenue
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(800) 262-5992

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Serving patients seeking facelift surgery in Reston and the surrounding area


Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg (PSSF) has been the premier provider of cosmetic surgery in the Richmond area since its inception in 1983. The fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgery center boasts an experienced team of board-certified plastic surgeons focused on providing patients with personalized aesthetic care.

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L. Thomas Albert, MD, FACS, founded Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg with the aim of establishing a leading-edge facility through which he could provide patients with his unique brand of naturally balanced aesthetics. Prior to his retirement in April 2008, Dr. Albert hand-selected several distinguished surgeons to join the practice: in 1991 Howard Heppe, MD, and in 1993 Harold Bautista, MD. Their combined technical experience and artistic flair help carry on Dr. Albert's work of making Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg one of the most sought after cosmetic surgery centers in Virginia.

This elite team holds patient comfort and satisfaction as their top priority. Procedures are performed using the most advanced technologies and the latest surgical techniques to ensure precision and patient safety. The full spectrum of cosmetic surgery treatments are performed including procedures of the breast (breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction), body (liposuction, tummy tuck, buttocks augmentation, and body, arm and thigh lifts), face (facelift, neck lift, nose surgery and chin augmentation) and combination services for "mommy makeovers," body contouring after weight loss and other patient needs. In fact, PSSF offers the latest developed techniques of plastic surgery, including the advanced breast augmentation method, called endoscopic transaxillary augmentation. The procedure involves the insertion of breast implants through a small incision along the top of the armpit. The advantage of endoscopic transaxillary augmentation is that it eliminates the need for any scars along the breast and the surrounding tissue. Patients work closely with their surgeon to determine the best procedure or combination of procedures needed to meet their treatment expectations.

The plastic surgeons of PSSF discuss
various facial procedures.

PSSF also provides prescription skin care services and popular treatments such as the BOTOX® therapy, dermal fillers and Fraxel laser therapy for facial rejuvenation. The Fraxel laser treats targeted areas microscopically by accelerating the production of collagen and new skin cells. Fraxel laser therapy is an FDA-approved procedure that helps reduce wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, brown spots and acne scars. It also smoothes and tightens the skin.

In addition, PSSF is one of the few plastic surgery centers in Virginia to offer Smartlipo MPX, a minimally invasive procedure that uses a high-power laser to eliminate fat cells from various areas, such as chin, neck, jaw line, abdomen, arms, thighs and knees. This technique differs from traditional liposuction methods because it uses a laser inside a paperclip-thin cannula (or tube) to send dual wavelengths of energy to fat cells, causing them to drain away. This process also promotes tighter skin, reduces bruising and swelling, and speeds up recovery time.

Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg features a newly added medical spa services and wellness facility that provides patients with the most advanced skin care treatments and products. The 5,222-square-foot medical spa center is staffed with experienced aestheticians who strive to produce excellent, long-lasting results and educate patients on how to maintain a healthy complexion. The medical spa is led by Priya Patel, a master esthetician and a graduate of the prestigious Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics. She has been serving skin care patients for more than 10 years and offers the latest techniques in comprehensive skin care and laser treatments as well as post-op lymphatic drainage. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg's state-of-the-art medical spa provides the full range of cosmetic treatments to improve the look and feel of skin and enhance the overall appearance for men, women and teens.

Learn more about aesthetic surgery and its life-changing potential by contacting the doctors of Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg at (800) 262-5992. Schedule your complimentary one-on-one consultation to discuss your treatment options and address any questions you may have. For your convenience, PSSF offers extended evening and Saturday hours.

Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg (PSSF) is pleased to announce the new Refer-A-Friend Program!

You will receive a $200 credit for each new person that you refer to our practice who spends $2,000 or more on our cosmetic surgery services.
*limit of $1,000 total credit.

You may use your credit for all services and/or products offered at our practice. We are offering this program to reward you for choosing Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg and sharing your experience.

We have pre-printed referral cards for you to give to your friends. The cards may be picked up at our office or mailed to you. Referral cards must be presented at the time of your friend's consultation so we can track your reward.

More about the Doctors of Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg

Howard Heppe, MD, FACS, received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Virginia before earning his medical degree there as well in 1983. After medical school, Dr. Heppe completed his plastic surgery residency at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C., and his surgical internship and residency at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to working with some of the leaders in plastic surgery at Georgetown, Dr. Heppe received artistic training in drawing and aesthetic analysis. When not furthering his education or working at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, Dr. Heppe devotes much of his time to charitable work and the education of others. He has traveled to Latin America on charity missions, has given numerous presentations at conferences throughout the country, been published in a number of medical publications and has served as an instructor at Georgetown University and Howard University Medical Centers.

Dr. Heppe is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has surgical privileges at Mary Washington Hospital.

Harold Bautista, MD, FACS, received his bachelor's degree graduating magna cum laude from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, and earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1986. Following medical school, Dr. Bautista completed his general and plastic surgery residencies at Nassau County Medical Center in Long Island under the instruction of Long Island Plastic Surgery, Inc., the largest plastic surgery group in the United States. While working with the 12-surgeon group, Dr. Bautista gained extensive experience in aesthetic surgery. He maintains surgical privileges at Mary Washington Hospital.

Dr. Bautista is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as a member of several local and national societies and associations. He recently passed a recertification exam given by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, giving him the highest rating, "instructor potential," in advanced cardiac life support.

What Do PSSF Patient's Have to Say?


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"I just had to let you know how pleased I am with my results. You have over exceeded my expectations and I could not be happier with the care and attention I received from you as well as your staff. I applaud you for making my wish come true. You are truly a five star practice!" —Pam

"I always felt I was cared for in the best professional manner. I would never consider going anywhere else, and have recommended the office to my friends with glowing confidence." —Cherri

"He was much more informative than the other doctors. The experience has changed my life in some ways, restored my life in others. I have never run in my entire life, but within weeks of my lower body lift, I ran a mile." —Megan, She has also developed a new-found love of clothes shopping

"I wished I had done this 10 years ago. It has really helped my self-esteem. The care I received was excellent, and I'd recommend Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg to anyone." —Mark

"I'm really glad I had these procedures done. They've been a big boost for how I feel about myself. It's amazing how many people are embarrassed at first to talk about plastic surgery. But when you're open with them, they become more open. Many end up telling me they'd like to 'get a lift' someday, too!" —Tina

"I felt so poorly about myself, …And if you don't feel good about yourself, you can't function well." After surgery — "I can't believe the difference…I feel better. They're wonderful. The whole crew." —Cathy

"It has been a week since my surgery and I am so thrilled to see my transformation. I'm so glad I decided to have my procedure done at your office…If someone should ask me about a recommendation, I have absolutely nothing but wonderful things to say about this office." —Jane

The doctors of Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg have authored numerous Love Your Look articles about cosmetic surgery procedures. Click on an article below to read more.

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