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Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2015Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2015 is the world’s largest gathering of plastic surgeons and surgical medical professionals will take place in Boston, Massachusetts on October 17-20, 2015. This conference now in its 89th year will bring over 3000 attendees in the field of plastic surgery and will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. I am particularly thrilled about this upcoming conference as it will give us the opportunity to share our latest treatments for face lifting and rejuvenation. I was again this year to be a conference speaker. This year, my presentation will focus on Ways to Prevent Complications with Facial Rejuvenation. I will demonstrate how plastic surgeons can prevent potential complications of face lifting by customized planning of each patient’s face and neck along with specific treatments during the surgery itself. Here are a few bullets points that I will be covering during my presentation:

  1. The prevention of bleeding after surgery especially in patients with high blood pressure.
  2. How to avoid the use general anesthesia but rather use IV sedation without any paralytic drugs, intubation or time on a respirator.
  3. How we have been able to prevent pain post-surgery:
    • I will demonstrate how we use of nerve blocks on the key sensory nerves using a very long acting anesthetic agent.
    • We have our patients use an oral cox 2 inhibitor medication the day before surgery and for the next 7 days.
    • This treatment combination has been successful in keeping a large number of my patients “pain free” and the other patients much more comfortable post-operatively.  We also can avoid the use of narcotics in a large number of patients.
  4. How we can prevent an operated appearance by not just lifting skin but rather a multi-layered approach that takes into account each person’s unique facial appearance.

I believe facelifting should be done as a layered approach so the person’s facial shape and unique characteristics can be carefully addressed. A facial rejuvenation that takes into account all factors of aging gives the best result. We really love to sculpt down excessive fatty deposits around mouth and in the neck area when they are present. I also inject fat into areas that appear deflated or where additional volume would give a more natural enhancement and that has been particularly beneficial.

I look forward to sharing our large experience and our natural results with practitioners, residents and other interested health professionals from around the globe with a well-rounded program of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery presentations intended to broaden the understanding of plastic surgery and enhance patient care.

To learn more about this procedure, please feel to contact our office for a consultation at: 401.831.8300.




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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

We welcome you. Please come - we are open & here for you. If you would like to have a VIRTUAL CONSULTATION or an IN PERSON CONSULTATION or have any questions at all, please give us a call at 401-214-5121 or contact us via the website to set up your virtual consultation today!

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