Plastic surgery deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, cranio-maxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, and external genitalia. Our plastic surgeons use aesthetic surgical principles not only to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures but in all reconstructive procedures as well.
We routinely treat patients from communities throughout the Greater Boston area, including Newton, Wellesley, Framingham, Natick, Dedham, Waltham and Watertown.
Special knowledge and skill in the design and surgery of grafts, flaps, free tissue transfer and replantation is necessary. Competence in the management of complex wounds, the use of implantable materials, and in tumor surgery is required. Plastic Surgery has been prominent in the development of innovative techniques such as microvascular and cranio-maxillofacial surgery, liposuction, and tissue transfer. The foundation of surgical anatomy, physiology, pathology, and other basic sciences is fundamental to this specialty.
Competency in plastic surgery implies a special combination of basic knowledge, surgical judgment, technical expertise, ethics, and interpersonal skills in order to achieve satisfactory patient relationships and problem resolution.
Newton-Wellelsey Hospital maintains a special program for cosmetic surgery with cooperation from the Hospital and Department of Anesthesia as well the individual plastic surgeons.
Contact the Plastic Surgeons
William E. Loverme, MD, Chief of Service