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Body Contouring Surgery Program

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Body Contouring Surgery Program offers a wide range of body-contouring procedures, including tummy tuck and liposuction, to reshape your body and optimize your appearance.

Our Approach

Located within a world-renowned academic medical center, the Body Contouring Surgery Program offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art surgical services designed to enhance your appearance.

Comprehensive Care Before and After Surgery

Our approach to patient care centers on the patient. We realize that each patient has unique goals and offer a wide range of services tailored specifically for you, including:

  • Arm lift (brachioplasty)
  • Breast lift/reshaping
  • Breast reduction
  • Circumferential body lift, a procedure in which an abdomen reduction and buttocks reduction are performed at the same time
  • Fat transfer from one area of the body into the face and nasolabial folds, buttocks or breasts
  • Gynecomastia correction to minimize abnormally large breasts in males
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh lift
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty/panniculectomy)

What to Expect

During your consultation, the surgeon will review your medical history and treatment goals. Treatment options, including risks and benefits, will be discussed in detail. Photos may also be necessary. We also ask that you bring a list of medications, vitamins and herbal supplements that you take, along with information on dosages.

We may share before-and-after photos to demonstrate the benefits of various surgical options. Our goal is to give you a realistic picture of what to expect so that you can make an informed decision. We also review what's involved in any surgery, including:

  • Anesthesia
  • Anticipated results
  • Hospital care
  • Postoperative recuperation

Our dedicated patient care services representatives will help coordinate your surgery, aftercare and accommodations for out-of-town patients and guests. Our team of highly trained plastic and reconstructive surgery nurse practitioners are also available to answer questions before and after surgery, as well as provide post-surgical care.

The length of hospital stay generally ranges from one to two nights, although select procedures may be completed on an outpatient basis.

Body Contouring Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

We combine first-rate personal service and exceptional patient care with a multidisciplinary care team composed of surgeons, nutritionists and exercise specialists to help ensure successful long-term results.

We work closely with the Mass General Weight Center to help care for all aspects of your well-being. A support program designed to help you achieve your personal weight loss goals, dietary goals, and manage stress is also available.

Most patients who have had massive weight loss require multiple procedures to optimize their shape. To provide the best possible result, we typically defer surgery until your weight is stable. Depending on your health and personal preference, you may schedule these procedures one at a time or all at once.

About This Program

The Massachusetts General Hospital Body Contouring Surgery Program offers innovative body contouring procedures designed to enhance your appearance. To ensure that you receive comprehensive care, our surgeons collaborate with specialists, including nutritionists, exercise specialists and experts from the Weight Center. Our highly trained surgeons work closely with you to tailor a treatment plan specifically designed to achieve your goals.

Body-Contouring Procedures

Our surgeons perform a wide range of body-contouring procedures, including:

  • Arm lift (brachioplasty)
  • Breast lift/reshaping
  • Breast reduction
  • Buttocks lift/reshaping and enlargement
  • Circumferential body lift, a procedure in which an abdomen reduction and buttock reduction are performed at the same time
  • Fat transfer from one area of the body into the face and nasolabial folds, buttocks or breasts
  • Gynecomastia correction to minimize abnormally large breasts in males
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh lift
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty/panniculectomy)

Some of these procedures may be covered by insurance.

Leaders in the Field

Our surgeons are Harvard Medical School-affiliated physicians who are highly experienced in performing a wide range of body-contouring procedures. As members of a world-class academic medical institution, our surgeons explore and develop leading-edge surgical procedures and techniques that are used to improve patient safety and outcomes around the world.

Patient Safety

Body-contouring surgery carries risks, so safety is an important consideration. Our team is internationally recognized for expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our patients enjoy the peace of mind that comes from receiving treatment at a renowned medical institution.

Obesity

Obesity increases the risk for many diseases, especially heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Wang Ambulatory Care Center 435
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114, USA

Phone: 617-724-9922
Email: MGHplasticsurgery@partners.org


We are also located at:

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 617-724-9922
Email: MGHplasticsurgery@partners.org

 

Request an Appointment

The Mass General Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is located in the Wang Ambulatory Care Center at 15 Parkman St. Parking is available in the Parkman St. and nearby Fruit St. and Yawkey Center garages. Please note that some GPS systems do not recognize the 15 Parkman St. address. If you use a GPS system to drive to Mass General, enter Blossom St. as your destination, and then turn onto Parkman directly from Blossom.

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