Dr. Richard Hess, MD
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Dr. Richard Hess, MD


Plastic Surgery | Male

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Dr. Richard Hess, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Hess is affiliated with Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital.

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Patient Reviews (10)
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Hess was fabulous. Meticulous, caring and attentive during the procedure and excellent followup. I hope to use his services again. I have recommended him to friends and family. I am very pleased with the results!
in Tucson, AZ |
I needed a Breast reduction to relieve back, neck & shoulder issues. After consulting with Dr. Hess I felt he was the right surgeon for me. He discussed the procedure answering any questions I or my husband had regarding the surgery. On surgery day, he spent time talking with us again and reassuring us that it would be a success and it was! I feel so much healthier and an important side note, I realized a huge boost in my energy levels, self esteem and I feel like the women I was 20 yrs ago.
Safford, AZ |
Would definitely recommend him to anyone! Great experience with him.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Hess listened to me and explained the details of my breast reduction surgery plainly. He made me feel very comfortable and cared for. I was so happy with my results, it literally changed my life. I felt so good about myself that my surgery was the starting point for a life transformation. Through exercise and making healthy choices I lost a lot of weight. Thanks to the confidence I received from Dr Hess' skilled hands I am healthier than I was 20 years ago. I can't thank him enough.
in Clifton, AZ |
I went to see Dr Hess for a breast reduction! I'm so happy my friend referred him. He was very informing and caring. He knew exactly what I wanted and was very attentive to me needs through out the whole process. His staff was always helpful and friendly.
in Tucson, AZ |
Professional. Great bedside manner. My eyelid surgery went perfectly. He and his staff were great! I recommend him wholeheartedly.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Hess is amazing! I would highly recommend Dr. Hess for reconstructive surgery. I interviewed 3 surgeons and Dr. Hess was by far superior. I am extremely happy with my surgery outcome.
in Tucson, AZ |
Thrilled with the results of my lower blepharoplasty and filler injections. But even more impressive was Dr. Hess, himself. His cheerful demeanor is calming and reassuring. He listened, and patiently answered all my questions. Don't even think about seeing another plastic surgeon - he's your man. Barbara Tucson AZ
in Tucson, AZ |
I had breast augmentation with Dr. Hess. I visited several surgeons before choosing Dr. Hess and I couldn't be happier with my decision. He took a systematic approach to helping me select the right size breast implants for my body and at the same time made me feel comfortable.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Hess is by far one of the most friendly, respectful, and knowledgable a medical professional that I have ever had. He gives great advice and I could not have trusted him more with the outcome of my surgery and speedy recovery.
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Dr. Hess' Care Philosophy

Our practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care in a supportive and caring environment.

Dr. Hess' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hidradenitis
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Cancer


  • Medical School
    University Of Arizona

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Phoenix Integrat Surgery Res Pgrm

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Phoenix Integrat Surgery Res Pgrm

    Completed in 1987

    University Rochester

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair