Boston Plastic Surgeon
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

18 Years Old, About to Start College, Best Choice I've Ever Made!! - Boston, MA

Dr. Lin was by far the best doctor I've ever had. He's the ideal surgeon - he is extremely smart and clearly knows exactly what he's doing. He was able to answer every single question I had and even anticipated and addressed some of my concerns before I even realized I was worried about those things. He showed me pictures of work on past patients and I was amazed by how great all of them looked, and was so excited to think that one day it would be my picture he'd show someone that would inspire his/her trust in him. Dr. Lin is also one of the nicest, most down to earth people I know and I looked forward to every appointment, which I bet is something not a lot of people can say about their doctors. One of my current aspirations is to become a doctor, and if I do I hope to be exactly like Dr. Lin.

5 out of 5 stars Facial Reconstructive Surgery

68 Years Old, Cancer of Parotid Gland and Facial Nerve VII Root and Branches

Dr. Lin is very skilled and personable, creating a comfortable and relaxed relationship that inspires my trust and confidence. I feel respected in his care, and that he values his ability to enable a high quality of life for his patients. His expertise, clarity, and authentic empathy have helped me understand the complicated procedure he performed, and to feel his expert-professional and genuine-personal support before and during the surgery, as well as afterwards as I recovered and progress.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

32 Y/O Male - Rhinoplasty from Sports Injury

I researched many doctors in the Boston area before selecting Dr. Lin. I was incredibly pleased with my choice. Dr. Lin answered my parents' and my questions patiently and delivered above and beyond expectations. He was very straightforward and realistic as to what the process entailed, including customized detail on how he would fix my particular nose injury. He was also very focused on ensuring that the operation did not disrupt my breathing. His overall demeanor is reassuring and he possesses the 'care factor' that many others seem to lack. I have already recommended him to friends that have been considering procedures but aren't yet ready to commit.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

DIEP Flap Surgery Age 37

Dr. Lin is an extremely skilled surgeon. He is incredibly kind and has a wonderful bed-side manner. Before my surgery I was really nervous considering the length of the surgery and the recovery time. Dr. Lin was always there to answer my questions and assure me in every way. He is one of the nicest and down-to-earth doctors I have ever met. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is considering surgery, especially a DIEP flap.

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

So Happy I Can Breathe Better! (Septoplatsy and Functional Rhinoplasty)

Dr. Samuel Lin is very caring, efficient, & kind. I am grateful that I was able to have my surgery performed by him. He is wise as well as perceptive, and listens carefully to his patients. I have a great deal of faith in his abilities, and would recommend his office highly.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Active 27 Year Old Teacher Considers Breast Reduction - Boston, MA

Dr Lin is a knowledgeable and personable doctor. He is an amazing plastic surgeon and made my new breasts look flawless. With each follow up appointment he has been positive and helpful. He truly cares about his patients and the process from beginning to end.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Terrific Experience - I'm thrilled with the results

January 2016 Dr. Samuel Lin performed my breast reduction. I am thrilled with my results. From my first consultation with Dr. Lin I knew I was in good hands. He is a competent, skilled, and compassionate surgeon. His office staff is also top notch. I highly recommend Dr. Samuel Lin.

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

24 Year Old, with an Old Nose Injury! - Boston, MA

Dr. Samuel Lin always showed true concern. No matter how busy Dr. Lin’s schedule was, he always took the time to listen to me and made me feel valued and respected. That was really important to me. It’s nice to actually get to see your doctor when you make appointments to SEE your doctor -- not the nurse/physician assistant (although the nurses were really kind to me as well so I was happy to see everyone). Dr. Lin was both professional and caring and I very much appreciate him. He really made me feel comfortable about going forward with the surgery. Nothing came as a surprise for me post-surgery, because everything happened as Dr. Lin said it would. Thank you for everything, Dr. Lin! I’m really grateful for you.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

62 Yrs Old 4 Children 5 Grandchildren - Boston, MA

Dr. Lin is an amazing Person and Doctor. He is thoughtful,caring and very supportive talking and listening never rushing always putting my fear or doubt at ease with his soft spoken words. I trust him completely and he is a very outstanding Dr. His ability to do what he does is always perfection!

5 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift

Excellence in all aspects of care at every stage of process

I had several procedures during a single surgery for skin removal after massive weight loss (100+#). My initial surgeon, himself a highly regarded board certified surgeon, recommended that Dr. Lin perform the interior thigh reduction / lift and spoke very highly of Dr. Lin's skills as a surgeon. The results -- even at just six weeks post op -- bear that out. Thighs can be tricky and results...

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Personal Statement

My practice goals are devoted to providing safe, consistent, high-quality plastic surgery care to patients utilizing techniques that are time-proven and effective. Being board certified in two fields allows me to have a perspective regarding providing the highest standards of care to my patients.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and American Board of Plastic Surgery


Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Awards & Recognition

Harvard Medical School Mentoring Award
Patient's Choice Award 2012, 2015

Languages Spoken: French, Arabic, German, Spanish & Italian
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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
    Medical: MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship: Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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crooked nose-please on the c-shaped deviation of the nose, the nose becomes deviated to the concave or the convex side?? (photo)

For the internal nasal valve this could be narrowed on one or both sides, depending on they physical examination of the septum and turbinates; both... READ MORE

Using rhinoplasty to fix a crooked nose - what is possible?

Indeed, there are multiple approaches and maneuvers that can help areas of the crooked or deviated nose; it is important to discuss what your goals... READ MORE

I am thinking of getting a tummy tuck and breast lift. Are these two procedures good? (Photo)

Yes, both procedures are performed frequently together and can be done safely- it will be important to naturally be seen in person to discuss the... READ MORE

Do you suggest have a bikini wax before tummy tuck? (photo)

Agreed, I would not shave or wax areas immediately before surgery, which also includes suntanning.. best of luck READ MORE

I've been wondering why my nose grew after my rhinoplasty? (Photos)

Key to understand the goals of the original operation and what was involved in the planning of any other procedure potentially regarding the size of... READ MORE

Splint removed after rhinoplasty today - I know it's early (9 days) but It is so uneven. (photos)

Yes- at only a few days out from surgery it is early- I would consult with your surgeon regarding techniques to help with the swelling.. elevating the... READ MORE

Can I get a breast lift and a tummy tuck the same day?

Yes, it is possible to have a tummy tuck and breast lift the same day- usually would require at least a one night stay.. READ MORE

Bump on nose bridge after over 1 year after revision rhinoplasty? Any advice?

I would recommend seeing a surgeon who regularly performs rhinoplasty for an evaluation regarding options of a persistent bump on the nose (skin,... READ MORE

Sizing details? Drains? Staying in the hospital overnight?

It will depend on body type regarding the final size that a patient will be- not every surgeon uses drains, and a breast lift occurs at the same time... READ MORE

How long after a tummy tuck does all of the swelling go away?

Indeed, the swelling is present most notably in the first 4-6 weeks and then over 4-6 months' time decreases; scars typically change and soften/fade... READ MORE

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Nose Surgery: Cosmetic vs. Functional

Live from PSTM 2016, Dr. Samuel Lin covers the differences between cosmetic and functional nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty. WATCH VIDEO

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