Meet Dr. Jill L. Hessler

Bay Area Plastic Surgeon Jill L. Hessler, MD, is a fellowship trained facial plastic surgeon specializing in the latest advances in aesthetic surgery. Dr. Hessler is one of few surgeons that are double board certified, including certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.She takes great satisfaction in helping her patients achieve their desired goals. As a leading San Jose / Palo Alto facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Hessler has spent the last decade of her practice dedicated to the surgical refinement of the face, eyes, nose and neck.

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Voted Best Cosmetic surgeon and Best Place for Laser Surgery by the San Jose Mercury News.

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Dr. Hessler received her training in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University, one of the highest ranked training programs in Otolaryngology in the United States. While she enjoyed the complex and varied operations of Otolaryngology, she found her passion to reside in the artistic aspects in the subspecialty of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Hessler was selected for the highly competitive fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. During her fellowship she developed a refined appreciation for the subtleties in aesthetic facial structure and proportion, and she perfected her surgical skills in cosmetic surgical procedures, such as eyelid lift, facelift, rhinoplasty, laser treatments and skin cancer reconstruction. Dr. Hessler offers her plastic surgery services to patients in Northern California in the discreet office of Hessler Plastic Surgery in Palo Alto.

Dr. Hessler’s experience includes being chosen as a faculty member at Washington University to specialize in Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. As a member of the faculty she trained numerous surgeons, lecturing and demonstrating her meticulous technique and approach to cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Hessler also organizes a course on rhinoplasty, cosmetic nasal surgery, in which she and colleagues teach a group of national and international surgeons on the delicate rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty techniques. Dr. Hessler has also been chosen as faculty for multiple other hands on courses training plastic surgeons procedures such as blepharoplasty, facelift, and neck lift. Continuing her involvement in teaching Dr. Hessler holds an adjunct teaching appointment at Stanford University lecturing and teaching resident doctors at Stanford plastic surgery techniques. Dr. Hessler is not only involved in plastic surgery education in the northern California Bay area, but also serves on the national level with involvement in committees within the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Hessler has received numerous honors and awards over the years. She was selected by her peers of other plastic surgeons and physicians as one of the Best Doctors in America, and she has received the Janet Glasgow Women in Medicine Award. Dr. Hessler provides individualized attention during her client’s consultations and performs all of her own consultations and procedures herself in the discreet Palo Alto office and surgery center of Hessler Plastic Surgery. In addition to traditional facial cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr. Hessler also offers non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments, such as Ulthera and mini facelift in San Jose / Palo Alto. Dr. Hessler is also a highly recognized authority in the field of surgical treatment of hair loss in which she performs the individual follicular unit transplant technique for the most natural results. To learn more about these procedures, please schedule a consultation by calling Hessler Plastic Surgery at (650) 799-9009.


Voted Best Cosmetic surgeon and Best Place for Laser Surgery by the San Jose Mercury News.