Plastic Surgery at BMC

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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At Boston Medical Center, we offer a wide variety of plastic surgery options that include reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures. Our surgeons are some of the best in the country and have years of plastic surgery training and experience. Our services include: Aesthetic and Rejuvenating Procedures, Arm and Hand Surgery, Breast Procedures, Cancer Reconstruction, Chronic and Acute Wound Care, Face and Neck Procedures, Midsection Procedures, Post-Bariatric Body Contouring and Scar Revision Treatments. 

Face and Neck Procedures

Breast Procedures

Aesthetic and Rejuvenating Procedures

Arm and Hand Procedures

Midsection Procedures

Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

Cancer Reconstruction Procedures

Below are brief descriptions with links to patient brochures provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). You will find in depth information on what to expect, how to prepare for your procedure, recovering tips and a list of questions to ask your plastic surgeon.

Tummy Tuck also known as Abdominoplasty ─ removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

Arm Lift, Arm Lipectomy also known as Brachioplasty ─ reshapes and tightens the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow.

Arthritis, see Hand Surgery below.

Belt Lipectomy ─ is when excess hanging skin in the lower back and buttocks area is surgically removed

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.

Body Lift ─ A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity.

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 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 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 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.

Male Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia ─ is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men.

Brow lift also known as a forehead lift ─ a brow lift minimizes the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose; improves what are commonly referred to as frown lines; and repositions a low or sagging brow.

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.

Carpal Tunnel Release, see Hand Surgery below.

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. This brochure provides basic information about certain types of chemical peel treatments and the results you might expect. It won't answer all your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Once you and your plastic surgeon have decided on a specific peel program, be sure to ask about any details that you do not understand.

Cubital Tunnel Release, see Hand Surgery below.

DeQuervain's Tenovitis, see Hand Surgery below.

Dupuytren's Contracture, see Hand Surgery below.

Environ® Skin Care Products ─ (

The Environ Skin care range is effective for the face and body because it incorporates a multi-pronged attack against the visible signs of aging, problem skin (acne) and photo damage.

Earlobe Repair ─ is performed in our office to correct a torn or over-stretched ear lobe.

Eyelid Lift or Blepharoplasty ─ improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.

Face Lift or Rhytidectomy ─ If you are bothered by the signs of aging in your face, a facelift may be right for you. Technically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:

Facial Rejuvination

Botox® ─ The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that botulinum toxin is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.(

Hand Trauma, see Hand Surgery below.

Hand Surgery ─ If your hand is impaired in any way, surgery may improve your condition. This type of very specialized surgery can treat diseases that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Surgery seeks to restore to near normal the function of fingers and hands injured by trauma or to correct abnormalities that were present at birth.

Specifically, our plastic surgeons can treat:

Laser and IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Treatments

Lip Enhancement or Lip Augmentation ─ Fills or rejuvenates the lips resulting in fuller, yet natural appearing lips.

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.

Neck Lift or Cervicoplasty ─ A neck lift provides a solution to people searching to improve the appearance of the neck and under the jaw line. This is designed to reduce the look of loose, sagging skin.  A neck lift can be performed alone, or in conjunction with other procedures including face lift and chin augmentation. Combined, these procedures can provide a complete facial makeover. A neck lift can even give some people the appearance of lost weight.

Panniculectomy ─ removes the abdominal skin that hangs below the umbilicus and causes chronic rashes and skin irritation.

Rejuvenation procedures ─ are typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes, and fat grafting to renew facial volume.

Scar Revision TreatmentsScar 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.

The different types of scars include:

Skin Cancer Surgery ─ Hearing a diagnosis of “cancer” is very difficult to accept. Understanding that treating your skin cancer may result in scars or disfigurement can also be troubling. Your plastic surgeon understands your concerns and will guide you through treatment and explain the resulting effect on your health and appearance.

Quick Facts About Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin Rejuvenation

Laser Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation

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.

Trigger Finger, see Hand Surgery below.


Wound Care, Acute and Chronic

Our Plastic Surgeons are experts in wound care and our bimonthly wound care clinic focuses on the treatment of chronic wounds such as non-healing Pressure sores.

Facial Rejuvenation


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Two office locations for Plastic Surgery at Boston Medical Center:

Shapiro Center
8th Floor, Suite 8A
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.638.8419
Fax: 617.414.0201

Doctors Office Building
Suite 9400
720 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.638.8419
Fax: 617.638.8412 or 617.638.8656

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