Dr. Richard N. Hess, MD FACS

Hess & Sandeen Plastic Surgery

Specialties

Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Hand Surgery

Special Interests

Cosmetic Surgery

ABOUT DR. HESS

Dr. Hess is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He then attended the University of Arizona Medical School and graduated in the top third of his class. He performed his general surgical internship and residency at the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency program. He then completed his plastic surgical residency at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Dr. Hess also spent six months to further study microsurgery and facial reconstruction at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York.

His special interests throughout his training have been in cosmetic and hand surgery. He has also had special training in the use of lasers. Dr. Hess is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS.). His tenure as the Section Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was from 1989 – 2000.

Dr. Hess performs many of his cosmetic procedures at Northwest Tucson Surgery Center. For those patients requiring a hospital setting, Dr. Hess is an active staff member at Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital. Dr. Hess performs his procedures (other than those under local anesthesia) only in accredited medical facilities and he utilizes only board certified anesthesiologists. Dr. Hess and his staff strive to maintain the highest quality of care in a comfortable environment to meet the personal needs of each patient.

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ACCEPTED INSURANCES
  • Aetna
  • AARP Medicare
  • BCBS
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage
  • BCBS Neighborhood
  • Cigna
  • Health Net AllWell
  • Health Net Tricare/ Triwest
  • Health Net Ambetter
  • Humana
  • Humana Medicare
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care (UHC)

* pending credentialing / contracting

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PROCEDURES
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
  • Gynecomastia
  • Transgender Procedures
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Facelift
  • Lower Body Lift
  • Thigh Lift
  • Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss
  • Liposuction
  • Labiaplasty
  • Brow Lift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Hand Surgery
  • Dysport
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Skin Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction
  • Scar Revision

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TESTIMONIALS

Highest Recommendation

★★★★★
5 5 1
I feel very fortunate to have had my surgery performed by Dr. Hess!! From the 1st consultation to the recovery I can't imagine any better results!! The most important thing Dr. Hess said to me was it would be an insult to him if anyone asked if I had a facelift. The comments I had were, "have you done something different to your hair", "did you have children when you were a teenager?" Not even my family could tell!! I very enthusiastically recommend Dr. Hess!! From the professionalism of his office and staff to Dr. Hess's patience and kindness and the incredible result of his work, this MUST be your choice!!

Breast Cancer Reconstruction

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dr. Hess is absolutely fabulous!! From the time I was diagnosed with breast cancer to the final reconstruction surgery, this man has been my Hero and my Advocate. His loving and caring demeanor made it easy for me to ask questions, cry on his shoulder and have him explain procedures (double mastectomy, and breast reconstruction) and ease my mind and heart, this man was always there. Thank you Dr. Hess, you and all of your staff are a joy.

Breast Reduction

★★★★★
5 5 1
I am a 68 year old woman who suffered from shoulder and neck pain for over 30 years. I had always been afraid of getting a breast reduction due to fear of strong pain meds and the recovery time. I finally went to Dr. Hess who assured me I would be able to handle any discomfort with Tylenol. And, that worked great because the pain wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. Tylenol for 3 days and that was it. I am a very active horseback rider and Dr. Hess understood how important it was to me to have small breasts, not only to relieve neck/shoulder pain, but to make it easier to ride my horses a lot of miles. The surgery was a breeze and I was back on my horses 12 days post-op. Shoulder and neck pain is virtually gone! I am thrilled to have gone from an F cup to a B. I highly recommend Dr. Hess for this procedure as he was very caring and concerned about giving me what "I" wanted.

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