Worcester Plastic Surgeon
39 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 US

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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

For as long as I can remember I have struggled with my lack of breasts. Even as far back as 6th grade I can recall being envious of all the girls getting training bras. I had to ask my Mom to buy me one - despite not needing it - so that when the silly boys would go to snap girls' bra straps I wouldn't feel left out for not having a bra. Fast forward to my adult life. My family is now...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

The New Me! - Worcester, MA

I am a 27 y.o. mother of two. I breast fed them both for about 6 months and the end product of my breasts were less than desirable. My husband said he liked my breasts and it didn't matter if I had the surgery or not. He just wanted me to be happy with myself. I did extensive research and came across Dr. Ekstrom. She was very personable, honest and made me feel comfortable from the start. I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

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

I consulted with 5 surgeons ranging between Worcester/Boston area, Dr. Ekstrom was the last surgeon I met with, I know within 15 min. of our consult this was the doctor for me. She was very open, comforting and honest. I debated a breast augmentation for 5 yrs. and am very happy with the results..

4 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Thank You! - Worcester, MA

I'd considered breast implants for many years before I finally made my decision. Dr. Ekstrom was so wonderful and provided support through every part of the process when I made the decision to have breast augmentation. Her staff was very attentive and took the time to answer my many questions prior to my surgery. They were able to offer the best advice based on their years of extensive...

Extremely Happy! - Worcester, MA

Only a week after my surgery and I am extrememly happy with the results. I had a bi-lateral under the muscle augmentation (high profile silicone implants 300c). As a petite woman, I wanted to make sure the implants were not too big and that I looked proportionate. Dr. Ekstrom and Kristen Larocque were very helpful and patient with me and helped me decide on the appropriate size. I love the...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Corset Abdominoplasty - Worcester, MA

I had lost 81 pounds through diet and exercise two years prior to the surgery. My torso had excess skin and I had not been able to reduce the size of my thighs in proportion to the rest of my body. Dr. Ekstrom recommended a corset abdominoplasty and liposuction. My husband and I are very pleased with the results. Pants fit properly now. Recovery is quite a process, but completely worth it.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Mini Facelift-Just Right - Worcester, MA

I had a mini facelift and it turned out just perfect. I had some sagging skin on my lower face, around my mouth and the surgery has made this disappear. I look younger without looking like a had a lot done. I am 1 month out and I think it gets better with each passing day. I would highly recommend it. I am 58 years old and think I look at least 8 years younger.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Fresher Eyes - Worcester, MA

My surgery was done in the office with a local anesthesia. Recovery was painless and uneventful. If I had any questions all I had to do was call. I am going to a 40 year class reunion and wanted to look well rested. I had a rough couple of years emotionally and they really took their toll. Beautiful

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Extremely Satisfied! - Worcester, MA

I would like to say thank you Dr. Ekstrom because this experience has been wonderful. I have been insecure about wearing bathing suits and certain clothes that I couldn't wear a bra with because I had slight tuberous breast deformity and they were quiet small also. I normally wear a padded bra which makes me look 2 sizes bigger so that my body could look proportionate for the past couple years...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

My Super Extended Tummy Tuck Story - Worcester, MA

I have some really thin and non elastic skin and over the years, from having kids and up and down weight loss, I had a lot of excess skin and some fat that wouldn't go away no matter how healthy I ate or what exercises I did. I have wanted to get this gross "flap" removed for about 15 years and was just never in a place to be able to do so and I finally just decided to do it. Booked it and...

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

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

Will Radiesse Injections for Tear Trough Area Hinder Having a Successful Facelift in the Near Future?

Radiesse doesn't bind your tissues down or make anything stick together. It just stimulates your tissues to grow. A facelift at any time is perfectly... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ekstrom

Deborah Ekstrom, MD has shared 28 before and after pictures with 61 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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