Joseph Russo, MD

Plastic Surgeon

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Crediting his passion for innovation and ability to evolve for his continued success as a top plastic surgeon in the Boston-metro area, Dr. Joseph A. Russo has stayed abreast of industry advancements for the past 25 years. “When I began, I concentrated on transitioning from reconstructive surgery to aesthetic plastic surgery and building my practice,” says Dr. Russo. “Now I thrive on learning and advancing with the latest noninvas...

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Crediting his passion for innovation and ability to evolve for his continued success as a top plastic surgeon in the Boston-metro area, Dr. Joseph A. Russo has stayed abreast of industry advancements for the past 25 years. “When I began, I concentrated on transitioning from reconstructive surgery to aesthetic plastic surgery and building my practice,” says Dr. Russo. “Now I thrive on learning and advancing with the latest noninvas...

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Developing the “J-Lift” changed everything—for my patients and myself.
Dr. Joseph Russo
Plastic Surgeon

Services Offered

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Injectables
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Energy / Light-Based Therapies
  • Facelift
  • Fat Transfer
  • Injectables
  • “J-Lift” Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Liposuction
  • Radio Frequency Assisted Lipo (RFAL)
  • Necklift
  • Rhinoplasty
Contact doctor for financing details

A Minute With

1.
MY PHILOSOPHY
We believe in spending time to get to know each patient and understand what is important to them. We then spend time doing an analysis on the issues that concern them and formulate a plan that is consistent with their desires and budget
2.
MOST MEMORABLE PATIENT REACTION
A huge smile followed by, “I can’t believe I waited so long!”
3.
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
Passionate, dedicated, personable
4.
CAREER-DEFINING PROCEDURE
Breast augmentation was and still is my favorite! It has such an impact on a woman’s confidence. The introduction of “Gummy Bear” implants changed my whole practice. I also love the art of injectables for the face and like to layer different products to create a more natural effect
5.
WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
We offer the highest level of care combined with a full list of services that enable us to treat any concerns or issues that our patients may have
6.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
Being the first person in my family to graduate college and medical school and then attending Harvard for my surgical training
7.
THE PROCEDURE I PERFORM MOST OFTEN
When I began practicing in 1991, breast augmentation and liposuction were my most popular procedures. While they remain extremely popular, now Botox® and fillers top the list
8.
MY MOTTO
Aging stops here!
9.
THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD
That implants need to be replaced every 10 years
10.
THE FUTURE OF MY FIELD
I foresee continued innovations in treatment technologies but also innovations in patient engagement using technology. We’ll be seeing more 3-D imaging, digital projecting, portal apps, direct messaging with providers and sharing of personal stories through social media
11.
HOW MY PROFESSION HAS EVOLVED
Before, there was no real understanding of how the face aged. Pulling the skin tighter with a facelift was the best way to appear more youthful. This also made the face look very unnatural. We now realize that volume loss is the biggest contributor to facial aging and correct it by utilizing volumizing fillers that allow the face to age gracefully and naturally
12.
MY OPERATING ROOM PLAYLIST
Classic rock
13.
WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
Coffee
14.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR PRACTICE OFFERS THAT IS REALLY UNIQUE?
We have a full-service cosmetic center that includes our own operating room, the most advanced noninvasive and minimally invasive technologies, a dozen lasers, and a team of experts that works closely with me. Our mission is to give great results and great experiences
15.
IS THERE ONE PROCEDURE OR OPERATION THAT CHANGED YOUR CAREER?
We now have InMode’s BodyTite and FaceTite fat-melting and skintightening device. Made especially for plastic surgeons, it allows for dramatic results without the scars and downtime associated with surgery. I haven’t performed a full-blown facelift since!
16.
WHY DO YOU EMPLOY A LESS-IS-MORE APPROACH?
I find most patients want two things: to get the best possible results with the least amount of disruption to their lives, and to look like better versions of themselves. Thanks to great innovation, my team and I are able to give better and better results with less office time, less downtime and less drastic changes
17.
MY FAVORITE WAY TO START THE DAY
With a workout and a coffee
18.
WHAT I’M READING RIGHT NOW
Start with Why by Simon Sinek

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Philosophy

Crediting his passion for innovation and ability to evolve for his continued success as a top plastic surgeon in the Boston-metro area, Dr. Joseph A. Russo has stayed abreast of industry advancements for the past 25 years. “When I began, I concentrated on transitioning from reconstructive surgery to aesthetic plastic surgery and building my practice,” says Dr. Russo. “Now I thrive on learning and advancing with the latest noninvasive techniques and technologies.” He also credits his talented team for the continued growth of his loyal patient base. “I’m proud of my highly skilled staff of nurses, laser technicians and aestheticians who make it possible for us to be so successful.”

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Breast Augmentation
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Breast Augmentation
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Female , Age: 45-54
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Breast Augmentation
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Female , Age: 18-24
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Breast Augmentation
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Female , Age: 18-24
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Breast Implants
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Female , Age: 18-24
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Browlift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Chin Augmentation
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Upper Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Lower Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Lower Blepharoplasty, Upper Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Lower Blepharoplasty, Upper Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Lower Blepharoplasty, Upper Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Upper Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Lower Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Male , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Botox, Juvéderm
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 18-24
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Liposuction
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Female , Age: 25-34
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Mini Tummy Tuck
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Mommy Makeover
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Skin Tighteners
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Skin Tighteners
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Tummy Tuck
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Female , Age: 45-54

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About Me

The Art of Aesthetic Injectables

Dr. Russo is an expert and educator in the field of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments. He teaches at the Catherine Hinds Institute of Aesthetics in Woburn, MA, and gives seminars on antiaging at Milton Hospital. Dr. Russo also recently opened his own school, The Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts, where he trains other medical professionals in the art of aesthetic injectables.

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Residency:

  • Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Hospital

Fellowship:

  • Plastic Surgery, Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Hospital

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons

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About Dr. Joseph Russo
Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Residency:

  • Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Hospital

Fellowship:

  • Plastic Surgery, Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Hospital

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
A Minute With

MY PHILOSOPHY

We believe in spending time to get to know each patient and understand what is important to them. We then spend time doing an analysis on the issues that concern them and formulate a plan that is consistent with their desires and budget

MOST MEMORABLE PATIENT REACTION

A huge smile followed by, “I can’t believe I waited so long!”

THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME

Passionate, dedicated, personable

CAREER-DEFINING PROCEDURE

Breast augmentation was and still is my favorite! It has such an impact on a woman’s confidence. The introduction of “Gummy Bear” implants changed my whole practice. I also love the art of injectables for the face and like to layer different products to create a more natural effect

WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART

We offer the highest level of care combined with a full list of services that enable us to treat any concerns or issues that our patients may have

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT

Being the first person in my family to graduate college and medical school and then attending Harvard for my surgical training

THE PROCEDURE I PERFORM MOST OFTEN

When I began practicing in 1991, breast augmentation and liposuction were my most popular procedures. While they remain extremely popular, now Botox® and fillers top the list

MY MOTTO

Aging stops here!

THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD

That implants need to be replaced every 10 years

THE FUTURE OF MY FIELD

I foresee continued innovations in treatment technologies but also innovations in patient engagement using technology. We’ll be seeing more 3-D imaging, digital projecting, portal apps, direct messaging with providers and sharing of personal stories through social media

HOW MY PROFESSION HAS EVOLVED

Before, there was no real understanding of how the face aged. Pulling the skin tighter with a facelift was the best way to appear more youthful. This also made the face look very unnatural. We now realize that volume loss is the biggest contributor to facial aging and correct it by utilizing volumizing fillers that allow the face to age gracefully and naturally

MY OPERATING ROOM PLAYLIST

Classic rock

WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Coffee

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR PRACTICE OFFERS THAT IS REALLY UNIQUE?

We have a full-service cosmetic center that includes our own operating room, the most advanced noninvasive and minimally invasive technologies, a dozen lasers, and a team of experts that works closely with me. Our mission is to give great results and great experiences

IS THERE ONE PROCEDURE OR OPERATION THAT CHANGED YOUR CAREER?

We now have InMode’s BodyTite and FaceTite fat-melting and skintightening device. Made especially for plastic surgeons, it allows for dramatic results without the scars and downtime associated with surgery. I haven’t performed a full-blown facelift since!

WHY DO YOU EMPLOY A LESS-IS-MORE APPROACH?

I find most patients want two things: to get the best possible results with the least amount of disruption to their lives, and to look like better versions of themselves. Thanks to great innovation, my team and I are able to give better and better results with less office time, less downtime and less drastic changes

MY FAVORITE WAY TO START THE DAY

With a workout and a coffee

WHAT I’M READING RIGHT NOW

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Insights

The Art of Aesthetic Injectables

Dr. Russo is an expert and educator in the field of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments. He teaches at the Catherine Hinds Institute of Aesthetics in Woburn, MA, and gives seminars on antiaging at Milton Hospital. Dr. Russo also recently opened his own school, The Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts, where he trains other medical professionals in the art of aesthetic injectables.

Services
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Injectables
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Energy / Light-Based Therapies
  • Facelift
  • Fat Transfer
  • Injectables
  • “J-Lift” Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Liposuction
  • Radio Frequency Assisted Lipo (RFAL)
  • Necklift
  • Rhinoplasty
Contact doctor for financing details
Photo Gallery
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Breast Augmentation
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Breast Augmentation
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Breast Augmentation
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 18-24
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Breast Augmentation
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 18-24
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Breast Implants
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 18-24
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Browlift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Chin Augmentation
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Upper Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Lower Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Lower Blepharoplasty, Upper Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Lower Blepharoplasty, Upper Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Lower Blepharoplasty, Upper Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Upper Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Lower Blepharoplasty
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Facelift
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Male , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Facelift
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Botox, Juvéderm
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 18-24
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Liposuction
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Mini Tummy Tuck
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Mommy Makeover
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 35-44
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Skin Tighteners
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 55-64
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Skin Tighteners
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 25-34
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Tummy Tuck
Dr. Joseph Russo
Female , Age: 45-54
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