Dr. Howard Heppe, MD

Dr. Howard Heppe, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Howard Heppe, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Fredericksburg, VA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Univ Of Va Sch Of Med Hlth Sys in 1983 and specializes in plastic surgery.Read his story

3312 Fall Hill Ave

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Dr. Heppe's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Heppe "A Renowned Plastic Surgeon in Fredericksburg, Dr. Heppe was born in 1957 in Montclair, New Jersey and his family moved to Fairfax, VA in 1962. During high school, he competed on the gymnastics team and continued with the sport in college. He received his BA with honors from the University of Virginia and earned his medical degree there as well in 1983. He completed his surgical internship and surgical residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, and his residency in plastic surgery at the Medical Center of Georgetown University in Washington DC. With the emphasis on cosmetic surgery at Georgetown University, he had the opportunity to train with outstanding leaders in plastic surgery. He also received instruction in drawing and aesthetic analysis."
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1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

10  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer

9  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Va Sch Of Med Hlth Sys
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Loyola University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Loyola U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heppe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heppe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heppe to family and friends
38 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

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Dr. Heppe's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (25)

I love Dr. Heppe and Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg! I had a ‘mommy makeover’(breast augmentation, full tummy tuck and liposuction) a little over three months ago and I am absolutely thrilled with the results!
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I'm two months post-opp from abdominoplasty and limited lipo and I am completely amazed with my results. I feel like Dr. Heppe and his staff provided excellent service and post operative care. I'm so glad I picked Dr. Heppe to perform such a delicate and invasive life changing surgery. If you are...more
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I can't say enough how thankful I am that I trusted Dr. Heppe with my surgical needs. Four years after having bariatric surgery I was left with excessive abdominal fat and skin which had been a source of constant shame and a sad reminder of my former life. I credit him with helping to restore my...more
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I had struggled with big fat arms all my life. I finally decided I did not have to live with them any longer. I was super lucky to know one of their staff so Dr Heppe came highly recommended. Thank you Dana Burgess Cottrell. I met with Dr Heppe and came up with a plan. The staff, the surgery,...more
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I had a procedure called smart lipo. I have been seeing Dr. Heppe for years now. I have always had very positive experience with him. He was always honest with me. If he does not think you NEED a procedure, he will let you know. After the smart lipo, I was a little uncomfortable, but I was able to...more
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