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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's specialty is plastic surgery. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Driscoll takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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 is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Ehrlichman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehrlichman takes. Dr. Ehrlichman studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Asprs Public Education Committee. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ehrlichman is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Foundation Medical Partners. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Eleanor Pitts' areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Pitts (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Pitts's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. She is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Pitts is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Diploma De Honor For Voluntary Surgical Serivices; In Peru, 1995 Nad 1996; and Syvertsen Scholarship Recipien, Dartmouth Medical. Dr. Pitts is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Sumner Slavin specializes in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slavin include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and injectable fillers. Dr. Slavin is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Slavin graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Slavin completed residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best of Boston-Plastic Surgeons.

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

Dr. Martin Weiss' area of specialization is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Weiss is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Weiss honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health. His distinctions 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. Dr. Weiss's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Matthias Donelan specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Newton, MA, Boston, MA, and Newton Lower Falls, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Donelan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Donelan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Donelan has an open panel. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Donelan completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Donelan has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society..

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

Dr. Arthur Shektman practices plastic surgery. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Shektman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shektman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Shektman is open to new patients.

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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 plastic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Volpe is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Volpe attended medical school at 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 Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, 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 Wellesley Hills, MA physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Sullivan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Sullivan accepts. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. O'Sullivan trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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 affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.