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Get to Know Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates

Dr. Stephen Hardy has been performing powerful reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries since 1993. 

He has won awards for his surgery and teaching and authored many publications about plastic surgery. 

Patients in Missoula, Helena, Polson, Butte MT, and beyond come to Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates for life-changing care.  

Our Board-Certified Team

Dr. Stephen P. Hardy

Dr. Stephen P. Hardy

Dr. Hardy has earned certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the gold standard in plastic surgery. He received his M.D. from the Ivy League’s Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. While there, he earned the Allen O. Whipple award for outstanding surgical performance. Dr. Hardy went on to complete prestigious fellowships at highly regarded hospitals from New York to Utah. He is a sought-after surgical lecturer and has won several awards for his teaching at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin. 

NP Christy Loop

NP Christy Loop

Nurse Lopp is AANP board-certified nurse practitioner. She received her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Indiana University Southeast and her Master’s in Family Practice and Women’s Health from the University of Louisville. Christ is renowned for her expertise in injections, and specializes in neurotoxins, dermal fillers, PRP treatments, Sculptra®, Plasma Pen, IV hydration therapy and HRT. Christy matches her technical skill with her health and weight management expertise to better treat patients' whole bodies. 

Montana Loves Our Team People Come to us From Butte, Helena, Missoula, and More


Renee Wyman


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Dr. Hardy and his staff are phenomenal. My son was born with a cleft lip and palate and has had multiple surgeries and I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor for him!

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Krystina Beach


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Love Dr. Hardy and his staff! They’re all very friendly and knowledgeable. I always know I’m in great hands when I’m there. Best plastic surgeon!

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The Importance of a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Like Dr. Hardy

Cosmetic surgeons are solely focused on aesthetics, while plastic surgeons learn to improve bodily function. While plastic surgeries are performed to fix bodily issues, they can also provide many aesthetic benefits. There are extensive training and educational differences between plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons. Cosmetic surgeons do not have dedicated residency programs, while plastic surgeons must complete residencies or fellowships. 

Becoming a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Hardy requires an even higher level of skill and knowledge. Certification requires years of training and education as well as the passage of comprehensive written and oral exams. These tests cover all plastic surgery procedures. By earning board certification, Dr. Hardy has proven himself capable of performing the spectrum of plastic surgery treatments.

Communities we Serve


Dr. Hardy and his team strive to treat as many people as they can throughout Northwestern Montana. His primary practice is in Polson, which is about an hour drive north of Missoula. Reaching the Polson office from Missoula is simple since almost the entire drive is a straight shot up US-93 N. He also serves the Butte and Helena areas from a satellite clinic in Helena. 

Reach out for Transformative Surgery

Dr. Hardy is an esteemed member of several prestigious surgical organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Northwest Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association
  • Plastic Surgery Education Foundation
  • Cleft Palate Foundation
  • Montana Medical Association

His expert level of plastic surgery skill, vast knowledge, and approximately three decades of experience allows him to accurately evaluate and efficiently treat everything from complex to straightforward cases. He is supported by a compassionate and talented staff who are here to make your reconstructive and cosmetic surgery experience as comfortable as possible. Call or write to us now to begin receiving the plastic surgery you want and need. 

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More Reasons to Choose Us

Welcoming Environment

We treat an array of patients in all types of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery needs. Our compassionate staff understands that people who visit us want efficient treatment in a relaxed atmosphere. We strive to provide both, while prioritizing client confidentiality. People in Helena, Butte, Missoula, and beyond trust us for powerful, discreet plastic surgery. 

Conservative Treatment

Some surgeons may push treatments on their patients that are not actually necessary. Dr. Hardy does not immediately jump to surgery, and instead conducts thorough evaluations so he can recommend the proper procedure. For example, instead of leading to a full on necklift, he may suggest a skin tightening procedure that achieves amazing results without intensive surgery. 

Individualized Care

Every patient who visits us is treated on a compassionate case-by-case basis. The personalized nature of our care allows our patients to achieve better results while feeling like the unique and cared for individual they are. We are a true cornerstone of the Montana community and are proud to give patients elite reconstructive and cosmetic surgery options without having to go to the coasts. 

Remarkable Care for Men, Women, & Children

There can be a misconception that plastic surgery is exclusively cosmetic and only for women. Both of these myths may prevent people who can really benefit from our care from coming in. We take great satisfaction in treating all ages and genders, helping anyone improve the form and function of their body. Here are some examples of our highly varied treatments:

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Gayle Butler


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Dr. Steve Hardy and his staff are top notch. I have been a patient of Dr. Hardy’s for over ten years. He was with me through my fight against breast cancer and performed numerous surgeries and procedures on me for my mastectomy and reconstruction. He is a perfectionist and a kind and caring man. When I walk into his office I know I will always be taken care of.

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Jessica Mumm


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Dr. Hardy and all the staff are wonderful! It was a comfortable, informative, & great experience. Dr. Hardy’s work is amazing!

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Our Comprehensive List of Services


  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Lift


  • Arm Lift
  • Body Lift Procedures


  • Facial Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Brow Lift
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Facelift
  • Facial Implants
  • Neck Lift
  • Otoplasty


  • CoolSculpting®
  • Fat Transfer
  • Microneedling
  • Non-surgical Procedures
Stephen P. Hardy, M.D.

Stephen P. Hardy, M.D.

Dr. Stephen P. Hardy is a renowned plastic surgeon with prestigious national affiliations:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (406) 728-3811.

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