Body Contouring Surgery Program

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.
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Overview

Located within a world-renowned academic medical center, the Body Contouring Surgery Program at Massachusetts General Hospital 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 we offer a wide range of specialized services, 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 is 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.

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.

Our Surgeons

  • William Gerald Austen, MD

    617-724-9922

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Cosmetic surgery
    • Breast augmentation, Breast lift
    • Nose surgery (Rhinoplasty)
    • Liposuction
    • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    • Botox and fillers (Juvederm)
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Cleft lip and palate
    • Craniofacial surgery
    • Facelift, Necklift, Rhinoplasty
    • Otoplasty
    • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
    • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
    Board Certifications
    • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Curtis L. Cetrulo, MD

    617-643-7294

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Cosmetic surgery
    • Hand surgery
    • Microsurgery
    • Vascular malformations
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Craniofacial surgery
    • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
    • Peripheral nerve surgery
    • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
    Board Certifications
    • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Amy S. Colwell, MD

    617-643-5963

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Body contouring after childbirth, massive weight loss, aging
    • Breast augmentation, Breast lift
    • Facelift, Necklift, Rhinoplasty
    • Botox and fillers (Juvederm)
    • Labiaplasty
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Liposuction
    • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
    Board Certifications
    • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Heather R. Faulkner, MD, MPH

    978-882-6893

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast augmentation, Breast lift
    • Body contouring after childbirth, massive weight loss, aging
    • Liposuction
    • Labiaplasty
    • Botox and fillers (Juvederm)
    • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    • Cosmetic surgery
    • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Danvers: Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
    • Boston: MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Nashua: Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
  • Chien-Wei Eric Liao, MD, PhD

    617-643-5975

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Cosmetic surgery
    • Facelift, Necklift, Rhinoplasty
    • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    • Cleft lip and palate
    • Otoplasty
    • Breast augmentation, Breast lift
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Microsurgery
    • Botox and fillers (Juvederm)
    • Liposuction
    • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
    Board Certifications
    • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Jonathan Michael Winograd, MD

    617-726-1915

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Brachial plexus injuries
    • Cosmetic surgery
    • Hand surgery
    • Peripheral nerve surgery
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Microsurgery
    • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
    Board Certifications
    • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    • Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Conditions & Diseases

  • Obesity

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

Patient Education

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Contact

Contact Us

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Wang Ambulatory Care Center 435

55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114, USA

We are also located at:

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923

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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