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The most popular cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation

April 30, 2015


Board Certified Plastic Surgeons of Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, Dr’s. Howard Heppe and Harold Bautista join eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to talk about the most popular cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Dr’s. Howard Heppe and Harold Bautista discuss the following:

  • What is involved in a breast augmentation procedure?
  • What are the different types of breast implants and how do patients know which implants are best for them?
  • What are the different incisions and which ones leave minimal scars? 
  • How do women know if they are a good candidate for this procedure?
  • What is the recovery time like and how long should a patient wait before shopping for bras?


Duration: 6:56


In the early 90’s, Dr. Heppe was an instructor at Georgetown University Medical Center and Howard University in Washington, DC. During the past years, Dr. Heppe has traveled several times to Latin America on charity missions. He has given numerous presentations on topics of plastic surgery at medical conferences throughout the United States and Canada, and has published several articles. He keeps abreast of new techniques of cosmetic surgery, attending national meetings. Dr. Heppe is a member of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a diplomat of the National Medical Examiners. Dr. Heppe joined Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in 1991 and has privileges at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital and Spotsylvania Regional. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as traveling and playing golf, tennis and skiing.


After training at Long Island Plastic Surgery Group, Dr. Bautista joined Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in 1993 and has privileges at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital and Spotsylvania Regional.  He is currently serving as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Mary Washington Hospital. Dr. Bautista has served as a volunteer surgeon for Operation Smile and The Smile Train. He maintains proficiency in his specialty by maintaining active membership in, (ASAPS) The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and (ASPS) American Society of Plastic Surgeons.   In his spare time, Dr. Bautista enjoys playing tennis, golf, dancing, and practicing yoga. He also holds a black belt in karate.



Website: www.plasticsurgeryservices.com