Boston Oculoplastic Surgeon
37 Newbury Street, 5th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116 US
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"He did my eyes two years ago and I look older and my eyes still have the sunk in look." "I checked him out with Mass Eye & Ear, I thought were he was on staff there he was good."

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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Best Botox Treatment Ever! - Boston, MA

Listed as one of the Best in Boston

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Townsend is the Best; I Am So Happy!! - Boston, MA

My friend recommended him

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

I Highly Recommend Dr. Townsend! - Boston, MA


5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Townsend is the Best of the Best - Boston, MA

He is nice, knowledgeable, and his staff is very helpful. Totally worth it!

5 out of 5 stars Perlane

I Am So Happy with Perlane Treatment! - Boston, MA

I got two other consults before I decided to go with Dr. T. He is top notch and the facility is so professional. I trust him completely.

1 out of 5 stars Eye Bags Treatment

do not let him near your eyes - Boston, MA

I had the bags removed from my eyes. I was told that after a few months the sinking under the eye would fill in. He did my eyes two years ago and I look older and my eyes still have the sunk in look. I need to have another doctor redo the surgery. I saw picture, I should have had him had me to the pictures. DO NOT GO TO HIM. He showed me pictures dress in a red outfit, and other pictures of himself. I checked him out with Mass Eye & Ear, I thought were he was on staff there he was good. NO NO NO. Did work in small office.

Very Hooded Eyes. Andover, MA

Surgery tomorrow at 7:45. I am afraid of the swelling I have seen in some people photos. I have not seen my post op instructions was told I will get them when leaving after the surgery. I've read what I can find online in order to try to prepare. I am having what is called 'twilight' anesthesia, the type you get for a colonoscopy. Will update when I can. Both upper lids from lashes...

1 out of 5 stars Botox

Winkle Lines Between Eyebrows. Boston, MA

I went to dr townsend to fill in a line between my eyebrows, also know as the 11s i was told my his wife cheryl who runs this newbury st location that this is a very minor and low cost precedure, i left paying $550 which i found to be expensive considering she had just told me it would be a low cost. After waiting a week i returned to newbury st with the same line still there! They proceded to...

1 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery Disaster - Boston, MA

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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Day Two -Boston, MA

Dr. Townsend is the best. After seeing the work he did on several friends, and seeing some real awful results from other doctors I knew he was the best surgeon for me. So far very, very happy with the results and the recovery.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Consultation Fee

Free consultation with Dr. Townsend if you mention

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Townsend has hospital affiliations at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, South Shore Hospital, Spaulding Rehab Hospital, Nantucket Cottage Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: St. Olaf College, 1976
    Medical: MD, Mayo Clinic Medical School, Rochester, MN, 1980
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Harvard University, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
    Residency: Ophthamology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University, MA
    Fellowship: Oculoplastic Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Informary, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 1985

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Cheap Laser Hair Removal - Best Prices?

The most important factor to consider when deciding where to go for laser hair removal is the expertise of the physician. Experience matters. Beware... READ MORE

Is Xeomin Being Marketed and Available Yet?

Yes, our sales representative has informed us that Xeomin, a botulism toxin is now being marketed to the public as an alternative to Botox and Dysport... READ MORE

Should I Pay for Blepharoplasty Surgery Upfront?

Good question. Payment in advance is the norm and avoids dealing with "business matters" the day of surgery when our team's focus is... READ MORE

Dr for Botox Eyebrows?

Hi Sandra, You are wise to exercise caution in selecting your physician. Board-certification is a must. Oculoplastic Surgeons (eye surgeons with a... READ MORE

I Have a Few Lines on the Side of My Cheek?

If you are not not happy with your dimple, I would suggest considering dermal fillers such as Juviderm, Perlane or Radiesse is that area. Botox can be... READ MORE

Botox Around Eyes and Dilation of Blood Vessels?

It is highly unlikely that the dilation of your vessels is related to the Botox injections. It could be related to other underlying conditions or... READ MORE

What Are the Risks Associated with Cosmetic Use of Botox?

I have been successfully injecting Botox for over 20 years. In the hands of an experienced physician there are a few risks, but the more common risk... READ MORE

The Muscles in my Eyelids and Lower Forehead Are Straining to Hold Up my Skin?

You describe the onset of the heaviness in your lids occurring recently after a Botox injection, so it is possible there is a correlation. If it was... READ MORE

I Want to Become a Medical Esthetician?

In Massachusetts there are several schools that offer advanced training in aesthetics and laser, even though to perform many procedures you should be... READ MORE

How Long Before Botox Results Can Be Seen?

It can take anywhere from 3 to 7 days for the full effect to be seen. If you are new to Botox it can take up to 7 days. READ MORE

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