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Welcome to the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Boston Medical Center. We provide a broad range of services to local and international patients: plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery for trauma or cancer patients, hand surgery and microsurgery. Cosmetic procedures include but are not limited to: Botox®, wound care, liposuction, breast augmentation or breast reduction, and tummy tuck.
Our staff and surgeons remain on the forefront of plastic surgery, offering personal consultation and guidance throughout your experience at Boston Medical Center.
We are located in Boston Medical Center's beautiful Shapiro Center in Boston's historic South End.
For more information about our faculty members or educational resources, please visit our BU School of Medicine Department of Surgery website.
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Areas of Expertise
- Breast Hypertrophy
- Breast Cancer Reconstruction
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Excess Skin after Weight Loss
- Gender-affirming Surgery for Gender Dysphoria Diagnosis
- Lipomas and Cysts
8th Floor, Suite 8A
Shapiro Center 617.638.8419 [email protected]
Treatments & Services
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdominoplasty (also called a Tummy Tuck) removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
A Belt Lipectomy is when excess hanging skin in the lower back and buttocks area is surgically removed.
Botulinum toxin, or botox, injections may ease symptoms in some patients with motility disorders.
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
An Arm Lift, also known as Brachioplasty, reshapes and tightens the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow.
Breast Augmentation or Breast Implants
Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts (breast enlargement) or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy (breast enhancement).
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A Breast Lift also known as Mastopexy raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
Breast Reconstruction (Mammoplasty)
Breast Reconstruction or Mammoplasty, after Breast Cancer, is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following the removal of the breast cancer and mastectomy.
Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Breast Reduction Surgery also known as reduction mammoplasty removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
A brow lift is a surgical procedure in which the skin of the forehead and eyebrows are lifted to correct the tired, sagging look of an aged forehead that is a result of the effects of gravity over time. There are many ways to lift the forehead; the most common being an endoscopic browlift. This is done using small incisions and cameras to elevate the tissues. While this avoids larger scars and can involve a quicker recovery, not everyone is a candidate for this type procedure. You and your physician will decide on which approach is best given your facial features, hairline and goals for surgery.
Buttock Lift, or Brazilian Butt Lift with Fat Grafting or Buttock Enhancement, is a combination of liposuction of one or more body areas and then transfer of the fat to the buttocks. It is performed under general anesthesia. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as tummy tuck or breast surgery, but may also be performed on its own.
A Chemical Peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. Phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) are used for this purpose. The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient's needs. Although chemical peel may be performed in conjunction with a facelift, it is not a substitute for such surgery, nor will it prevent or slow the aging process.
Earlobe Repair is performed to correct a torn or over-stretched ear lobe.
Eye Lid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty is aimed to reduce the excess of the skin of the eyelids as well as any swelling or sagging of the fat around the eye. These common effects of aging can result in a tired or sad facial expression. Some minor corrections in the upper lid can be easily corrected in the office with a little bit of local anesthesia in under an hour. More involved procedures will be done as an outpatient procedure. While most eyelid procedures are performed for cosmetic defects, some individuals experience a loss of their visual fields as a result of overhanging skin.
Aging is not only limited to the face, loss of elasticity also occurs in the neck. This leads to sagging skin and fat under the chin as well as banding of the neck from the underlying muscle.
In Fat Grafting, human fat harvested from your own body, is reinjected to enhance facial fullness, fill deep creases and to build up shallow contours. Fat injection requires a more extensive procedure than other injectable fillers because it uses liposuction techniques to extract the fat prior to injection.
Laser and IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Treatments
Laser and IPL (Intense Pulse Light Treatment) can be used for hair removal, age spots, and spider veins.
Lip Enhancement or Lip Augmentation fills or rejuvenates the lips resulting in fuller, yet natural appearing lips.
Lipectomy (Body Contouring)
Body Contouring or Lipectomy improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin.
Liposuction, also known as Lipoplasty, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Male Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men.
Aging is not only limited to the face, loss of elasticity also occurs in the neck. This leads to sagging skin and fat under chin as well as banding of the neck from the underlying muscle. In addition to the traditional neck lift procedure involving incisions behind the ear and a small one under the chin, the minimally-invasive web necklift in performed. This involves less dissection and a quicker recovery time from the traditional approach.
Scar Revision Treatments
Scar revision is plastic surgery performed to improve the condition or appearance of a scar anywhere on your body. The type of scar you have will determine the appropriate techniques your plastic surgeon will use to improve your scar.
Skin Cancer Surgery
Treatment of skin cancer, much like any form of cancer, may require surgery to remove cancerous growths.
Laser Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation include: Skin tightening for face, neck, or any other area of body Improvement of fine lines and wrinkles Scar therapy for scars and stretch marks (striae)
Thigh Lift reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine