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Dr. Jason Hess

Plastic Surgery
San Diego, CA
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Diego, CA

Address

4060 4th Ave, Suite 16, San Diego, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

Medicare

No Value

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Beverly Hills, CA

About

Bio

I grew up in Midwestern Ohio and attended Medical School in Ohio. I then studied general surgery and hand surgery prior to pursuing a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery. I was fortunate to train under one of the "founding fathers" of plastic surgery, Dr. Ian Jackson, prior to joining a multidisciplinary group in Los Angeles. I then assumed the practice of a retiring plastic surgeon in San Diego. The majority of my practice involves breast reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, and post bariatric body contouring. I also treat traumatic needs and hand injuries in the emergency department. I am committed to patient satisfaction. Most of our practice is driven by direct referral. We strive to treat others as though they were our own family.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Scar revision: Generally, a hypertrophic (thick) scar is excised. This means that it is removed by cutting it out with a scalpel. The dermis (deep skin) this then repaired in layers. This keeps tension off of the superficial skin and should help to improve the width and quality of the scar. Post surgical therapy with silicone strips or other topical creams may also be helpful
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Nasolabial folds: Nasolabial folds may be exaggerated in the morning by sleeping on your side or sleeping prone (on your abdomen).- The things that may help to improve these folds facial surgery or a filler like juvederm or radiesse (dermal fillers). If you feel your sleeping position is not ideal, some people have slept with tennis balls sewn to the side of their shirt that they hope not to sleep on.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin. Lupus may cause a butterfly rash which can be exacerbated by the sun. A malar rash associated with lupus may be erythematous (red) or brown.

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Testimonials
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Jan 4, 2015
I am very grateful for specialist like yourself! Sound advice priceless! Who said the best things in life aren't free?
Dr. Povilas Vitenas
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for helping me figure out what I am feeling.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Really thorough and gave a concise view. Thank you.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha

Affiliations

American Medical Association
San Diego County Medical Society
California Medical Association
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