5 Great Places to Spend Mother’s Day in Fredericksburg

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! To help ensure your mom has a day to remember, Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg compiled the below list of five great places to spend Mother’s Day in Fredericksburg. Whether you spend the morning getting coffee, the day shopping, or the night dining, this list has something every mother will enjoy!

Agora Downtown Coffee Shop

Grab a hot cup of tea or coffee and homemade treat with your mom to start the day off bright and early at Agora Downtown Coffee Shop!


For contemporary dining with locally sourced ingredients, check out Kybecca’s raw bar with your mom!

Ladyburg Bath & Body Apothecary

Build a gift basket of bath and body goodies for your mom handcrafted by a mother-daughter team at Ladyburg Bath & Body Apothecary!

Ponshop Studio

Get creative and enroll yourselves in an art workshop at Ponshop Studio for some quality mother-daughter bonding!

Renee’s Crêpes & Cakes

For a mom with a sweet tooth, enjoy crêpes or other delicious items at Renee’s Crêpes & Cakes!

CoolSculpting: A Non-Invasive Alternative To Liposuction

The time finally came for you to check your weight. As you step on the weighing scale, you couldn’t believe your eyes. After months of a strict diet and rigorous exercise, you’ve finally reached your target weight. As you inspect yourself in the mirror, however, you noticed some belly fat and realize that you’ve been targeting it for weeks now with zero success.

Well, don’t let yourself down just yet. You may think that belly bulge or stretch marks foiled your excitement. The truth is, what you see are often common aftereffects of weight loss, especially for individuals who have lost a significant number of pounds.

In order to complete the weight loss journey, many individuals seek body-contouring procedures to get rid of excess skin and fat. This is where CoolSculpting comes in. If you’ve never heard of this treatment before, here are some facts to help you learn more about this non-invasive body-contouring treatment:

No Downtime Required

Unlike liposuction, you can just walk out of our practice and go back to whatever you were doing before your CoolSculpting treatment. You may feel sore in the affected area, but the inflammation will subside within a few hours. As it’s non-invasive, you don’t need to take some time off from work. You can even insert the procedure between appointments if you have a busy schedule.

It’s Quick and Straightforward

Your doctor will evaluate the target area first. Then, he’ll apply a protective gel on the area and pinch the excess fat into the CoolSculpting applicator. The device will blast cold temperatures in the area for at least one hour to kill the fat cells. After the treatment, the doctor will massage the affected area to smooth the skin and restore blood flow.

If you want to remove love handles, the treatment session may last one to two hours. However, smaller areas are subject to shorter treatment times.

Results Are Permanent

The CoolSculpting results may not be immediate in some individuals. However, you will notice an improvement after a few weeks or months. The process of fat cell elimination continues even after the treatment. If you continue your diet and exercise, you will see results sooner and will stay slim permanently.

It’s Clinically Safe

CoolSculpting is FDA-approved, and is clinically safe and effective in the elimination of fat cells. Additionally, the treatment doesn’t require incisions or anesthetics, so you don’t have to worry about infections or allergic reactions to anesthesia. Lastly, CoolSculpting only targets fat cells, so it doesn’t harm the surrounding tissues.

It’s for Everyone

CoolSculpting is great for everyone, regardless of age, body type, or gender. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent may need to accompany you.

If you don’t want to undergo surgery to lose your belly bulge or love handles, CoolSculpting may be a great alternative. Schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg to learn more about this effective body-contouring treatment.

Top 5 Chiropractors in Fredericksburg

Chiropractic healthcare is important for overall health and wellness in people of all ages. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg compiled this list of the top five chiropractors in Fredericksburg. If you are in need of an adjustment, pain relief, or preventative maintenance, this list has a chiropractor that can help with your individual needs. For your next visit to the chiropractor, be sure to visit one of the doctors listed below!

Whole Health Chiropractic

Dr. Christine Thompson offers holistic and integrative healthcare methods for the body, mind, and spirit.

Green Fitness & Wellness

Dr. Erica Heppe is committed to administering safe, natural, and preventative healthcare to families.

Stine Chiropractic

Dr. Larry Stine is a board-certified chiropractic orthopedist committed to relieving your pain.

Total Rehab, Inc.

Dr. Christopher Scott Heppe is focused on treating and helping patients meet their health goals.

Fredericksburg Wellness Center

Dr. Larry Lesser is dedicated to providing quality patient care and helping heal the body naturally.

Best 5 Places to Exercise in Fredericksburg

Reaching your fitness and health goals is a huge accomplishment, but the journey can often times be challenging. Finding a workout that is entertaining and rewarding can make the road and maintenance of good health more enjoyable. From workouts like group exercise classes and yoga classes to dance classes and private training sessions, Fredericksburg residents are sure to find a work out they enjoy. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg put together a list of the best five places to exercise in Fredericksburg. Be sure to check out one of the fitness studios below for an effective and fun workout!

Fitness 1440

Empower yourself and achieve your goals through cardio, personal training, or group exercise classes at Fitness 1440.


Maintain balance by working on your spiritual and physical fitness through Pilates, Tai Chi, and yoga at Pitaiyo.

Art of Balance Yoga

Learn from a talented group of certified instructors that provide a well-rounded yoga experience at Art of Balance Yoga.

Wow Dance Fit

Dance your way into shape with some Latin flair or with Korean pop or give into the popular Zumba craze at Wow Dance Fit.

Fredericksburg Fitness Studio

Receive private or semi-private training and nutrition coaching for a comprehensive health journey at Fredericksburg Fitness Studio.

Dr’s. Howard Heppe and Harold Bautista were featured on Ehealth Radio!

Dr’s. Howard Heppe and Harold Bautista join eHealth Radio 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

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

What are you getting your mom for Mother’s Day this year? Skip the usual card and flowers and give Mom something she’ll enjoy for months to come. We offer several minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in our medical spa that will leave Mom feeling pampered and beautiful. Which of these treatments would your mom love?

Dermal Fillers

If Mom wants a quick beauty boost, few treatments can compete with injectable dermal fillers. These fillers replace lost volume, fill in wrinkles, and restore facial contours. Turn back the clock in just a few minutes. We offer several dermal fillers and will choose the product (or combination) best suited to Mom’s needs.

Dermal fillers are great all alone, but also pair nicely with treatments like BOTOX®. BOTOX® is a muscle relaxing treatment that allows wrinkles to fade by relaxing the muscles that cause them. Dermal fillers replace the lost volume. When used together, these treatments can yield stunning results that some refer to as a “Liquid Facelift”. Younger looking skin without surgery!

Laser Skin Resurfacing

What mom wouldn’t love smoother, brighter, and more radiant skin? We’re certain your mom would! Send her in for a laser skin resurfacing treatment using the Fraxel laser. This treatment is great for fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots and pigmentation problems, enlarged pores, acne scars, and even stretch marks. If your mom has skin… she’ll love this treatment.

Mom will likely need more than one treatment to achieve the maximum results. We’ll work out a customized treatment plan based on your mom’s skin type and concerns.

Skin Care Products

Cosmetic treatments aren’t your only option for Mother’s Day gifts from Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg. We also carry a wide range of skin care products to pamper Mom’s skin at home. Come in and pick up a bottle of your mom’s favorite facial serum or a new eye cream to keep her looking great all year long.

A collection of products would work great in a Mother’s Day gift basket or pair a single product with another gift. You can’t go wrong with high quality skin care products.

Help Mom look as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. Happy Mother’s Day!

7 Potentially Life Saving Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgery can be a safe way to enhance your natural beauty, but when it comes down to it, it is still surgery. For the safest possible experience and the best results, choose your surgeon carefully. Make sure you have someone with the right training and skills for your procedure. Yes, you might save some money by choosing an uncertified, bargain provider, but is saving a few dollars worth risking potential complications? These important questions will help you narrow down the candidates to find the best choice for your next plastic surgery procedure.

What Education and Training Do You Have?

Anyone can put on a white coat; you need a plastic surgeon with the right training. Ask about their educational background. Where did they train? How long have they been working in the field? What specialized training have they received? In most states any doctor can perform cosmetic surgery, even if they don’t have surgical training; choose a provider that specifically trained as a plastic surgeon.

Are You Board Certified in Plastic Surgery?

Choose a board certified plastic surgeon. If a doctor mentions they are board certified, ask them in which specialty. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers a helpful Find a Plastic Surgeon tool that you can use to find qualified providers in your area. Both Drs. Heppe and Bautista are board certified plastic surgeons and members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

What Are Your Hospital Affiliations?

Even if you’re planning on having your surgical procedure performed in an office based surgical facility, you’ll want to choose a surgeon that has hospital privileges to perform this specific procedure. Accredited hospitals review the surgeon’s skills and performance before granting privileges. Be sure to ask about the specific procedure you’re considering.

Can I See Photos of Your Work?

If you’re considering liposuction, ask to see photos of this particular surgeon’s liposuction work. The same applies to any procedure you may be considering. Also ask about how many times the surgeon has performed the specific procedure or technique you are considering.

Where Will You Perform My Procedure?

Many plastic surgeons now perform surgeries in an office based surgical setting. If you’ll be receiving treatment out of hospital, ask about the accreditation of the facility. The American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) reviews the safety of independent surgical facilities.

What Are the Risks Associated with this Procedure?

Plastic surgery can be very safe, but it does carry risks. Make sure you understand the risks and potential benefits of any procedure you are considering. You may also want to ask about expected recovery and down times.

What Results Can I Expect from this Procedure?

No two bodies are the same. While a surgeon may show you beautiful photos of their past work, you’ll want to find out what results you can expect, specific to your body type and situation.

If you’re looking for board certified plastic surgeons in the Fredericksburg area, come on in to Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg. We understand the importance of certification and encourage potential patients to ask questions about our qualifications.