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We found 9 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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Newton Lower Falls, MA, Boston, MA, and Newton, MA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Driscoll is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Driscoll attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has received distinctions including 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.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant removal, 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ehrlichman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ehrlichman's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ehrlichman include: Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Asprs Public Education Committee. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Foundation Medical Partners. He is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Martin Weiss practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiss include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Weiss average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Weiss has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Surgeons.; American Society of Plastic Surgeons.; and New England Society of Plastic & Reconstructive. Dr. Weiss offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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 sees patients in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Pitts's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Pitts attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. Her residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pitts include: 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 foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Breast Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sumner Slavin is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Brookline, MA, Chesnut Hill, MA, and Chestnut Hill, MA. On average, patients gave Dr. Slavin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and injectable fillers. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Slavin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Slavin attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best of Boston-Plastic Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Matthias Donelan is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Donelan's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Donelan has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society..

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arthur Shektman's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shektman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Shektman attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is conversant in Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. A. Volpe is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Newton, MA and Boston, MA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Volpe's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi. Dr. Volpe is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Chief, Division Plastic Surgery, St. Elizabeth; and Medical Center. Dr. Volpe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

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. Dr. O'Sullivan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. She has received distinctions including 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. Dr. O'Sullivan is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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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.