Dr. Jason Hess
San Diego, CA
20 years experience male
San Diego, CA
Beverly Hills, CA
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.
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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
United States: California
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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:
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:
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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Education & Training
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha
American Medical Association
San Diego County Medical Society
California Medical Association