We found 11 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Wellesley, MA.

Dr. Daniel N Driscoll, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2000 Washington Street; Suite 444
Newton Lower Falls, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Driscoll is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Newton Lower Falls, MA, Boston, MA, and Newton, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Driscoll include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Driscoll at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicare, and more. Dr. Driscoll attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Driscoll trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Service Award for international teaching in Bogota, Colombia, Physicians for Peace; "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; and Service Award from Regional Department of Humanitarian Help, Lviv, Ukraine. Dr. Driscoll's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Joseph Ehrlichman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Critical Care
10 Colgate Road
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Richard Ehrlichman specializes in plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Ehrlichman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehrlichman takes. His distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Asprs Public Education Committee. In addition to English, Dr. Ehrlichman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sumner A Slavin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 Boylston Street; Suite #307
Chesnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Sumner Slavin works as a plastic surgeon. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Slavin attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed Dr. Slavin at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Slavin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best of Boston-Plastic Surgeons. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eleanor Canfield Pitts, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Suite 301; One Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Eleanor Pitts' specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. She practices in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Pitts is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She has received the following distinctions: Diploma De Honor For Voluntary Surgical Serivices; In Peru, 1995 Nad 1996; and Syvertsen Scholarship Recipien, Dartmouth Medical. Dr. Pitts (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Pitts is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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Dr. Kenneth A Marshall, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
204 Worcester Street
Wellesley Hills, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Marshall, who practices in Wellesley Hills, MA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marshall include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and restylane. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He takes Cigna, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Marshall obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Marshall has received professional recognition including the following: Mass Society Of Plastic Surgery, secretary 1986; President 1989-1991.; and New England Society Of Plastic & Reconstructive.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Shektman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
332 Washington Street; Suite 340
Wellesley Hills, MA
 

Dr. Arthur Shektman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shektman include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Shektman attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

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Dr. Martin Bram Weiss, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2000 Washington Street; Suite 560
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Martin Weiss is a specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss honors Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Weiss completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow, American College of Surgeons.; American Society of Plastic Surgeons.; and New England Society of Plastic & Reconstructive. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weiss's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Matthias Donelan's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Donelan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Donelan's training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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Dr. A George George Volpe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
29 Crafts Street; Suite 370
Newton, MA
 

Dr. George Volpe is a plastic surgeon in Newton, MA and Boston, MA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Volpe accepts. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Volpe has received include Boston Super Doctors; Boston Magazine "Top Plastic Surgeons", RealSelf Top Doctor; and Chief, Division Plastic Surgery, St. Elizabeth. Dr. Volpe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

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Dr. Robert C Savage, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
332 Washington Street; Suite 205
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Robert Savage is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Savage include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Neighborhood Health Plan, Prudential (PruCare), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savage honors. His distinctions include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor for MA,2008(2012); Ethics Committee, American Association of Plastic Surgery 2004-2005.; and Organizing Committee VII Congress of Italian & American Plastic Surgeons-Ischia Italy.. Dr. Savage's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

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Dr. Renee Bennett OSullivan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
14 Denton Road
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Renee O'Sullivan is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. She works in Wellesley Hills, MA. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. O'Sullivan is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Sullivan welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. O'Sullivan attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: The 2004 Special Award for Excellence in Medical Service Mass Medical Society.; Dean's Award (Highest Average Senior Class) Professor of Pediatrics Award.; and Who's Who of America.

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.

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