Worcester Plastic Surgeon
39 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 US
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"By informing me about everything involved I was able to make the right decisions about size/type and recovered very quickly." "Dr. Ekstrom is extremely experienced and I could see from my first appointment that she wanted excellent results as much as I did." "Dr. Ekstrom is very intelligent and caring, which has made this experience wonderful."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

36 Year Old, 2 Kids, 5'7" 135 pounds, active, 350 smooth round moderate plus under muscle - LOVING results

Dr Ekstrom and her entire staff are professional, friendly, responsive, informative, and patient. Everything you would want in the team helping you achieve your desired results. I feel she took the time to educate me about the process and ample time to answer my questions and concerns. Kristen , the patient coordinator is AMAZING as well. She never tired with the 101 Emails I sent her with questions and concerns. I never felt rushed in any of my appointments and felt that they truly focused on me and my wants while there with them. Highly recommended.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

The New Me! - Worcester, MA

I was more than pleased with Dr. Ekstrom. Her knowledge and experience defiantly shines through! There is no mistaking how she genuinely wants you to be happy with your end result.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

36 Year Old Woman Very Happy With Outcome and Experience Breast Augmentation

This is an all woman practice, the fact that I was able to finance my investment thru the very easy and quick Care Credit Financing process made this able for me to be able to do. Overall excellent experience from the moment I stepped in the door, all the nurses and staff were extememly nice and understanding. Would highly recommend to anyone.

4 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Thank You! - Worcester, MA

Dr. Ekstrom is extremely experienced and I could see from my first appointment that she wanted excellent results as much as I did. She took the time to make sure all of my questions were answered and that I understood every detail involved. By informing me about everything involved I was able to make the right decisions about size/type and recovered very quickly.

Extremely Happy! - Worcester, MA

I saw a couple of other Surgeons for consultations prior to meeting with Dr. Ekstrom, and I found she was very thorough and honest with what I wanted and what to expect. Dr. Ekstrom and Kristen Larocque were amazing, ansewering my 20 million questions and concerns. I truly appreciate the fact that Dr. Ekstrom prefers a more conservative approach (i thought i would need augmentation and lift), her advice to hold off on the additional procedure was the right decision. I highly recommened Dr. Ekstrom and her office. I am very happy with the care and treatment I have recieved!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Corset Abdominoplasty - Worcester, MA

Dr. Ekstrom was referred by my primary care physician familiar with her work in critical cases. Her knowledge and professionalism were as expected based on her years of experience. The pleasant surprise was her attentiveness to my recovery. She was honest before and after, giving guidance and discussion. It was easy to question her without being felt that I was offending her, she understood that a patient deserves the time and answers.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Mini Facelift-Just Right - Worcester, MA

Have been a patient for several years.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Fresher Eyes - Worcester, MA

I have been a patient for several years and trusted her and her staff 100%.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Extremely Satisfied! - Worcester, MA

Word of mouth, Board of Certified Plastic Surgeons, other internet sites. The great thing about Dr. Ekstrom is that she makes sure her patients always feel comfortable talking with her, she takes the time to make sure you know that she will always be there to answer any questions and she has and always gives an honest answer. Dr. Ekstrom is very intelligent and caring, which has made this experience wonderful. Her statistics for experiencing problems that can occur after this surgery is phenomenal, which shows that she pays close attention to detail to ensure patients safety. I originally researched Doctors in Worcester, MA that are Certified Plastic Surgeons and also had great reviews, so I met with another Doctor along with Dr. Ekstrom. I choose Dr. Ekstrom because she is very personable and real. I know other people that had also gone to Dr. Ekstrom and had a great experience. It also helped that I felt more comfortable having a woman Doctor who really knows about women, because she is a women! Thank you Dr. Ekstrom for enhancing my life!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

My Super Extended Tummy Tuck Story - Worcester, MA

I can't say enough good thing about the dr, her office staff and the hospital that I had the surgery in (Umass Memorial Hanneman in Worcester). Everyone from the receptionist at the dr office to the nurses at the hospital were just AMAZING!

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

Personal Statement

Dr. Ekstrom, a native of the Midwest, moved to New England in 1984 to continue her medical training studying plastic surgery at UMass Medical Center. In 2001 she moved her offices to a beautiful central location in Worcester's Old Historic Society Building where she remains today.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

Consultation Fee

$100. To be applied to the surgical fee

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Recognition and Appreciation of Excellence in Leadership as President, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Inc.
Merz Premier Partnership
Allergan Gold Partner
Sculptra Aesthetic Preferred Partnership
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ekstrom has hospital affiliations at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Worcester Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Hartford Hospital

Treatments offered at Salisbury Plastic Surgery

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Voluma vs. Sculptra?

Scultra takes 6 months to see the complete effects. Very few people need only one session. Skilled injectors can get beautiful, natural, long lasting... READ MORE

Had my breast augmentation on March 15th. I am 18 days post op. Wondering how much more I will loose? (Photos)

You have a successful breast augmentation, congrats!  Your size looks very generous for your body.  I do not expect them to get small. They will c... READ MORE

I know drinking water is a good way to flush the body, illness and helps weight loss. Is it good for post op surgery as well?

Drinking extra water does not benefit your health and, when carried to an extreme, may cause health problems.  If you are not thirsty and your urine ... READ MORE

Can I get away without a lift? (Photo)

First of all lets talk about the model that you are showing in the photo to the right. Her breasts are so droopy that her nipples are almost to her... READ MORE

Moderate vs High Profile? 375? Nervous (Photo)

It's normal to be nervous before a breast augmentation.In my practice I only use high profile implants to correct a prblem or provide a bigger implant... READ MORE

Blood clots after abdominoplasty at age 57?

This is a very good question to be asking.  There is a baseline risk of blood clots forming in the legs after abdominoplasty surgery and you want to ... READ MORE

Abdominal CoolSculpting 6 weeks ago. Treatment seems uneven and I have a lump of fat accumulating between my lower ribs (Photo)

Thanks for your question.  It is difficult to say exactly what is going on at this stage of healing as you need 90 days to get your result.  You d... READ MORE

Can I use a combination of CoolSculpting and Kybella to treat my chin fat?

It is possible to do so.  If you decide to do that be sure your have gotten as much result as you can get before changing to the other treatment. ... READ MORE

I'm looking to get a Tummy Tuck. Why is it that there are different shapes of scarring?

Different woman have their laxity in different places and different degrees of laxity. That is the biggest reason for different scars.Sometimes skin... READ MORE

Im 5'6 120lbs, I Wear a 32/34a and Im Geting 375cc Gelsilicone Under the Muscle. Too Small/Big?

The size you have chosen falls into what is reasonable for your height and build. Did you do sizing in your surgeons office? If so, and you liked... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ekstrom

Deborah Ekstrom, MD has shared 28 before and after pictures with 64 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Why Choose a Plastic Surgeon to Perform Your CoolSculpting Treatments

Live from Vegas at ASAPS 2016, Dr. Deborah Ekstrom answers questions about CoolSculpting. WATCH VIDEO

Calm Down About Botox — What This Skincare Injection Could Do For You

Botox sound scary? Dr. Deborah Ekstrom clarifies what this skincare product can do for you and if it'll actually freeze your face. WATCH VIDEO

Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe? This Doctor Puts Your Fears to Rest

Heard the rumor that silicone breast implants aren't safe? Dr. Deborah Ekstrom discusses what to expect when it comes to your breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

Thermi RF Tight vs. Thermi Smooth: What's the Difference?

Dr. Deborah Ekstrom breaks down the differences between Thermi RF Tight and Thermi Smooth. Do you know them? WATCH VIDEO

Stretch Marks? Acne Scars? Time to Learn About Dermapen

Have stretch marks? How about acne scars? Dermapen might be for you, says Dr. Deborah Ekstrom. WATCH VIDEO

Dermal Fillers 101: What Do They Do?

There are lots of different dermal fillers and each serves a purpose. Let Dr. Deborah Ekstrom fill you in. WATCH VIDEO

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