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"Dr. Seckel and his staff made you feel very comfortable and guided you in the right direction to achieve the look you desired!" "From the unhurried consultations to preparations, the Emerson Hospital stay with top notch care to recovery and followup visits, my care and treatment was outstanding...." "I was referred to Dr. Seckel from a friend who had a breast augmentation and I am so happy for the wonderful referral."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

The Only Surgeon to Consider for a Breast Augmentation - Boston, MA

There is no one else I would recommend for a breast augmentation. Dr. Seckel, and his office staff, were friendly, professional and non-pressuring. I'm 5'7", 140 lbs and was previously a 34A. Went with 350 ccs (Dr. Seckel recommended 325-350), and could not be happier with my results. I'm now a full C-cup. Everyone says they look like they always belonged on my body. The surgery and recovery...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Amazing rhinoplasty experience

Couldn't have imagined a greater experience with Dr. Seckel. From our initial meeting to my post-op follow-up appointments, Dr. Seckel and his staff were extremely professional and trustworthy. Once I made the decision to schedule surgery, Dr. Seckel made me feel at ease. Getting a nose job was something I had always thought about, but didn't start seriously considering until this year. I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Could not have imagined a better experience!!!!

I learned of Dr. Seckel through a friend, I admired her breast augmentation and started asking questions. I've wanted a BA since before I could remember and finally got the courage to start the process. My friend boasted about her experience and her breasts looked really natural so I had to look him up. His office, Boston Plastic Surgery Associates offers FREE consultations, which had me at...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

My experience was everything I hoped it would be!

I found Dr. Seckel through a friend-of-a-friend. I really liked the natural look of her breast augmentation so I asked her about her experience. She boasted about Dr. Seckel and how she had an amazing experience and didn't regret a thing. I couldn't help but seek this doctor out. I had wanted a breast augmentation for as long as I could remember and finally got the courage to look into it....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

27 Yr Old 5'6" 140 Lbs 325cc Breast Augmentation - Boston, MA

Dr. Seckel has 35+ years of experience and that is one of the reasons I choose him. From my consultation to my 2 week post-op follow up he was very professional and made me feel comfortable. I'm glad I choose him because he listens to your goals and selects the best aesthetic look during surgery. This was my first elective surgery and I highly recommend Dr. Seckel who performed a breast augmentation under the muscle via IMF. I went from a 32B to a 32 full C with 325CC moderate plus profile silicone implants. Dr. Seckel was responsive to all my questions and addressed them in a timely manner. I was able to communicate via email and phone. For my consultation I was considering 325/350cc. During the procedure 325cc was selected as the best suited and aesthetically appealing. Its great to know that Dr. Seckel picked a size appropriate for my 5'6" athletic build as 350cc was to tight with my skin. The staff was wonderful and the procedure went smoothly. I am about 3 weeks post-op and I have already been able to do light cardio. The incision line is perfectly placed and I have been using ScarGuard MD. I'm very pleased with the implants and overall experience.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

65 Year Old Male Needing Facelift and Neck Lift - Concord, MA

Extremely comfortable. Caring, warm and very competent.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Thrilled with my results!

Dr. Seckel was recommended to me by 2 of my friends who had breast augmentations and lifts done by him. He and his staff were welcoming, friendly and super professional right from the start at my initial consultation! My husband and I both felt very comfortable speaking with him about my breast augmentation goals and he was very informative about the surgical process. My surgery was great and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Dr. Seckel is an extraordinary surgeon

I found them to be totally proffessional. Every member on the team works so hard at putting you at ease and make feel comfortable prior, during and after the procedure. Very advanced techniques they use that made the recovery time very fast with little pain. I recommend Dr. Seckel hands down.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I had an amazing experience

After having two beautiful children suck the life out of my breasts, I wanted my breasts full and perky like they once were. At the first consultation Dr. Seckels bed side manner made me feel very comfortable and even beautiful with my low hanging, uneven breasts. I had full trust with him from the start and I am so happy with my results. My goal was to have upper fullness and be able to...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Great rhinoplasty experience!

I had a great rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Seckel! Everything went smoothly, from arrival at Emerson hospital to my follow up appointments in the office. Emerson was a great, comfortable hospital to have my first surgery in. All of the staff was great and were helpful in answering all my questions to make me as comfortable as they could. During recovery, I had very little pain- it was way...

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Personal Statement

Dr. Brooke R. Seckel is Chairman Emeritus of Plastic Surgery at Lahey Clinic Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Boston, Boston Magazine
Best Doctors in America
Top Surgeons in America
Realself Top 100
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Seckel has hospital affiliations at Lahey Clinic, Emerson Hospital, The Boston Center for Cosmetic Surgery.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Ohio University, 1965
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Virginia, 1969
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General surgery, University of California - San Diego
    General Surgery, New England Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, Harvard Plastic Surgery Program, Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Woman’s Hospitals in Boston, MA

Treatments offered at Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists

Blog Posts and Articles

Mommy Makeover- Get Back Into Shape after Pregnancy

Children are truly one of life’s greatest joys. However when you have a baby, weight gain and changes in your body occur that can be very distressing and often impossible to correct with diet and exercise alone. While controlling weight gain and working out can improve your body after having children, some body changes do not recover no matter how hard you try. Fortunately a modern Plastic Surgery procedure called the Mommy Makeover can help you get in shape after pregnancy and recover...

Combined Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing - New Cosmetic Laser Treatment For Wrinkle Removal

All of us over 30 begin to see distressing signs of facial aging and sun damaged skin. Sun worshippers and smokers see these skin aging changes sooner. Fractional laser skin resurfacing, a non-surgical anti-aging skin rejuvenation method was introduced several years ago as an improved method for wrinkle removal and facial skin rejuvenation. Fractional laser skin resurfacing was developed to eliminate many of the problems associated with traditional old time laser skin resurfacing....

The Recovery Timeline to Recover From Breast Augmentation with Breast Implants

If you are considering breast implants you need to understand the timeline for your recovery. All too often doctors minimize the recovery period following this elective cosmetic surgery procedure. If you want the best result and you want to avoid problems and complications, you need a realistic and safe idea of what your recovery period will be like. Below i have tried to give you a realistic conservative safe estimate of what you should expect. Please do not expect to go back to work the...

When to Decide That It's Time To Have Your Breast Implants Removed

Deciding to have your breast implants (prosthesis or device) removed if there is no pressing medical problem is most importantly your individual decision. However it is wise to consult your Plastic Surgeon for advice before making this choice. If you are happy with your enhanced breasts and there are no structural or medical problems, then you do not have to remove them. There is a great deal of confusion about the timing of this surgery because of the FDA guidelines written a...

Tumescent Laser Liposuction - Less Pain, Quicker Recovery

Most people, no matter how fit and healthy, have areas of extra fat on the body that they do not like. In men it is the waist area, and in women the tummy, hips and thighs. Many of us have often thought that it would be nice to have liposuction to remove the excess fat and start over again by watching our diet and exercising. However traditional old time liposuction is a traumatic surgical procedure which is painful and with a prolonged recovery. Worse, a large percentage of people who have...

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Tummy Tuck Vs Laser Skin Tightening for Minimal Loose Skin After Pregnancy

Kygirl, I agree with most of what the above doctors have said. However, my experience with the new SlimLipo laser liposuction on the tummy has been... READ MORE

Mini Tummy Tuck for a Few Inches of Loose Skin?

As the doctor above stated, a mini tummy tuck will leave behind not only a scar, but many stretch marks. You do not have enough skin for a full... READ MORE

Can Rhinoplasty Refine a Thick "Meaty" Female Nose?

Dear JustMaybe, I think your nose looks perfectly natural and normal. I think your friend was beeing rude and inappropriate. You have a very pleasing... READ MORE

Already Sagging After Breast Lift and Silicone Implants

Thank you for your question. I agree with others that your result is not different from many people who have had a combination breast lift and... READ MORE

Should Breast Implants Be Placed Under or over the Muscle?

Opinions certainly vary but among most Plastic Surgeons today the most common answer you will get is under the muscle. Benefits... READ MORE

Breast Implant Sizes

Thank you for your important question. There are several options to help you with your decision: The Rice Test- This involves placing measured... READ MORE

Puffy Eyes After Juvederm Injections in Under Eye Hollows

I agree that the skill of the doctor who injects Juvederm usually is most important for a good outcome.However, I do not inject Juvederm, Radiesse,... READ MORE

What is the Best Laser for Skin Tightening?

Dear lfurnari, There are many skin tigthtening machines, the best are Thermage, LuxIR Deep, Titan, and Refirme in my opinion. They all achieve at best... READ MORE

Fat Transfer for Under Eye Hollows

I have had great luck with open surgical fat grafting to correct dark circles under the eyes. I avoid filler and fat injections. injecting around the... READ MORE

How Can Someone Treat the Dark Circles Under Their Eyes?

Blue and purple dark circles are usually caused by blood vessels and can be improved with IPL or Photofacial treatments. Brown colored dark circles... READ MORE

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