Wellesley Plastic Surgeon
332 Washington Street, Suite 205
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Best Decision Ever. - Cambridge, MA

I am 51 years old, 5'9" and just over 200 lbs but losing like crazy on Weight Watchers! I went through new 42G bras every month. My back, neck and shoulders were always in pain. Thanks to my surgeon, his staff and BCBS of Massachusetts, I am now living in comfort & feel beautiful. I'll post sone early post op pictures soon! I officially hit week four yesterday. Doing OK,...

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Smart Lipo on Arms - West Hartford, CT

Dr. S is very upfront and tells you exactly how it is. Whether your expectations are attainable or not.... I appreciated his honesty and I think that is VERY important!

5 out of 5 stars Tumescent Liposuction

24 Post Gastric Bypass - Boston, MA

Hey. So I got my procedure done yesterday. So far all is going well. I know everyone might say that it is too early to tell, but I feel great. The dr. And his staff were amazing. I am in a bit of pain now that the tumescent fluid is draining out. And I am draining quite a bit. But over all is am super happy ?? Today marks my fifth day since my procedure. I am a bit sore, swelling and...

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Personal Statement

Our guiding motto is: quality, safety and respect. We strive to deliver quality 21st century medicine with both time honored techniques plus the latest proven technologies. Since plastic surgery is elective, job #1 is to provide it as safely as possible. Job #2 is respect & listen.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

Patients' Choice Award, Vitals, 2014
Doctors' Choice Award Nominee, 2015
2011 Boston Top Doctors & Dentists Award, 2011
America's Top Surgeons, Consumer's Research Council of America, 2009 - 2014
Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" for Massachusetts, 2008
Professional Recognition:
Past President, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Assistant Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Savage has hospital affiliations at Brigham and Women's Faulkner, Mount Auburn, Beth Israel Deaconess Needham, Massachusetts General.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Wesleyan University
    Medical: MD, Jefferson Medical College
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Treatments offered at Boston Wellesley Cosmetic Surgeryā€ˇ

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I am 5'5" and 240lb. I want a TT and lipo. Should I lose weight first or get the TT/lipo then lose weight and look nice? (Photo)

For safety sake and best results better to lose weight first before elective surgery like this.Should look better but more importantly less chance of... READ MORE

Can I get a good result with breast augmentation alone (no lift)? (Photo)

Consult is best but based on photos only,I suspect you should do well with just implants and not likely needing a lift.You have some ptosis but not bad READ MORE

Can Botox give the illusion of "bigger" eyes?

If skillfully done in the right muscles and dosage yes Botox can help give the impression of eyes more open.On the other hand sometimes if injected in... READ MORE

Injectable brow lift?

There are good options available:if your doctor injects the corrugator muscles and lateral orbicularis oculi muscles carefully, that will raise the... READ MORE

Is there any alternative to a tummy tuck? I have a large "apron" overhang and want it removed.

With a large overhang of loose inelastic skin and some fat, all the so called "non invasive" options are of no value for you.Your two main options... READ MORE

What is the best approach for arm-lift surgery to minimize the risk of developing keloids or avoid it altogether? (Photo)

GreetingsIf you are a true keloid former(have nasty,hard disfiguring,itchy,painful scars) from something as small as laparoscopic surgery and/or other... READ MORE

Does using drains after Breast Reduction help reduce your risk of Infection? (photos)

Sorry to hear of your problems.Every surgeon has a different philosophy concerning the routine use of drains at the time of a breast reduction.Some... READ MORE

Is it safe to use Tylenol after surgery? The narcotic painkillers make me very nauseous.

Tylenol is frequently recommended after surgery because it doesn't have the anti platelet(aggravate bleeding) effect of NSAID pills.It is generally a... READ MORE

Are there any options for making the breast larger once the implant has been put in on a radiated breast?

It is not clear if you feel small on just the reconstructed side or both.You could always consider a larger implant but the safety of doing so depends... READ MORE

Breast Implants with no Lift? (photos)

As you pointed out you have significant but not major asymmetry.Truth be told ,we can frequently improve asymmetry with different techniques but the... READ MORE

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