• Facial Procedures

    Eliminate wrinkles for a more youthful appearance

    Brow Lift

    Dr. Arturo performs brow lift surgery, also referred to as coronal lift. The purpose of the procedure is to tighten the skin of the forehead to reform droopy eyebrows, eliminate skin wrinkles on the face and have a smoother, more youthful forehead. A brow lift is accomplished by placing incisions near or within the hairline to remove excess skin while concealing scars. Based on the surgeon’s judgement of endoscopic examination, excess tissue and muscle may need to be removed as well to tighten the forehead.

    This procedure typically takes 2 or 3 hours and the patient will spend the night in the hospital for monitoring. Recovery time is usually about 2 to 3 weeks.

    A brow lift is at times accompanied by other facial cosmetic procedures such as eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), a face lift and other surgical procedures.

    Cheek augmentation is a relatively simple procedure and the healing time is very short compared to many other procedures.

    Cheek Augmentation

    The purpose of this procedure is to accent the cheekbones by enlarging them or creating the appearance of high cheekbones with surgically inserted cheek implants.

    A cheek augmentation is usually achieved by making an incision inside the mouth above or along the gum line where the cheek implant is then slid into place. Another less common method is to make an incision near the eye, however there is a visible scar.

    The implants are typically made from a combination of silicone and ePTFE (Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene). They come in all shapes and sizes and can further be customized based on the patient’s desired outcome. These implants are soft, flexible, very strong and are held in place the patients own subcutaneous tissue and bone.

    Chin augmentation is often performed at the same time as rhinoplasty ( a nose job ) but not necessarily so.

    Chin Augmentation

    A chin augmentation has several purposes that may be served including creating a more bilaterally symetrical face, a stronger chin line or to even the contours of the face if there are other prominent facial features such as a protruding nose.

    Chin implants are inserted into a pocket made by incision under the chin or inside the mouth below the gum line. These implants are typically made of a combination of silicone and ePTFE (Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene) for a very soft, flexible but very strong implant.

    Chin augmentation is often performed at the same time as rhinoplasty ( a nose job ) but not necessarily so. The nose and other facial features may already be pleasing to the eye and the only correction necessary is the chin. The surgery itself takes about 2 hours and an overnight hospital stay is necessary.

    Eyelid Lift

    Eyelid lift surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty is a procedure in which excess skin and fat tissue are removed from either the upper or lower eyelids or both. Typically, the upper eyelids are done to improve peripheral vision and to smooth the skin. The lower lids are done for cosmetic reasons, i.e. to remove bags and wrinkled skin for a more youthful appearance.

    For the upper eyelids and incision is made in the natural crease to camouflage scarring. Excess skin and fat are removed and the incisions are closed with a fine, dissolvable suture.

    For the lower eyelid an incision is made along the line of the eyelashes and/or smile lines. The excess skin and fat are removed and fine sutured. To eliminate bags or puffiness, a transconjunctival blepharoplasty is performed. The incisions are made on the inside of the eyelid so no scars are visible whatsoever.

    A plastic surgeon needs to be highly skilled and have a firm understanding of the healing process to perform facelift or necklift surgeries as one millimeter makes all the difference.


    Facelift surgery, medically known as rhytidectomy, involves removing excess skin from the face and/or neck to tighten the skin for the purpose of creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. Facelifts, along with breast augmentation and liposuction are of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world.

    Cosmetic plastic surgeons at times recommend performing other procedures to accompany a facelift procedure such as blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, necklift or a browlift to name a few depending on the patients expectations of the final outcome.

    Dr. Arturo has proven himself to have the experience and aesthetic vision to achieve the best possible results a patient can expect from a plastic surgeon and has enhanced the lives of patients traveling from all over New England.

    Nose jobs, medically known as rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures and the number one procedure for men.

    Nose Reconstruction

    Dr. Arturo is educationally equipped with the exacting skills and innately equipped with the aesthetics to perform even the most difficult cosmetic surgeries, specializing in “nose jobs”.

    The purpose of rhinoplasty is to reshape the nose for aesthetic or functional purposes whether they’re congenital conditions or conditions caused by injury including a crooked or misshapen nose, excessively large or flared nasal passages, humps or bumps on the bridge or simply a protruding nose.

    There are many techniques uniquely employed by a plastic surgeon on a case by case basis for each nose job. Rhinoplasty is a relatively simple procedure and most patients are extremely satisfied with the results. The healing time for this procedure is typically about 2 weeks, however, most people are moving very well after a few days.

  • Body Procedures

    Smart Lipo

    Ideal for treating localized deposits of unwanted fat, fat tissue irregularities and for coagulating tissue leading to a skin tightening effect. The laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately on contact, resulting in less bleeding, swelling and bruising, – and a quicker recovery time than conventional liposuction. Because general anesthesia is unnecessary, the procedure is very safe with only minimal side effects. SmartLipo is by far the most effective and quickest method available for fat reduction.

    As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Arturo has the finest pre-surgery information and post care packages to ensure the best results possible for each and every patients.

    Arm Lift

    The purpose of this cosmetic procedure, known as to, is remove excess skin and fatty deposits from the under-side of the arm, covering the tricep area.

    As a person ages or loses a significant amount of weight, the arm begins to sag from the loss of elasticity of the skin and firmness of tissue. Liposuction is frequently employed in conjunction with this procedure to further remove fatty deposits, thereby, giving the patients arms a more youthful appearance.

    An arm lift with usually take about 2 hours depending on how much skin and tissue need to be removed and depending on the size of the incision. The patient will usually stay in the hospital for a day or two following the surgery.

    Recovery time for this surgery is about 6 weeks, though stitches will be taken out after about 2 weeks.

    As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Arturo has the finest pre-surgery information and post care packages to ensure the best results possible for each and every patients.

    Tummy Tuck

    Dr Arturo performs tummy tuck surgery, medically known as abdominoplasty. A tummy tuck consists of the removal of excess fat and skin from the abdominal region to create a more toned appearance of the belly.

    After child birth or as a person ages, it may be extremely difficult to shed the fatty deposits from the abdominal region even with a healthy diet and excercise. This body type is the typical candidate for a tummy tuck.

    There are varying techniques which tummy tuck surgeons may employ but usually an incision is made between the pelvic bones, below the bikini line. Liposuction, as well as, other fat and tissue removal procedures may be used to accomplish the desired outcome.

    Dr. Arturo is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons as it pertains to tummy tuck surgery and liposuction. He has the finest pre-surgical care and post-surgical care to obtain the best results possible for each and every one of his patients.

    Dr. Arturo, performs body lift surgery, one of the most extensive procedures in the arena of plastic surgery.

    Body Lift

    A body lift consists of removing excess skin and fat tissue from the lower torso, hips, upper legs, buttock and back region ,thereby sculpting the midsection to a more shapely, youthful state.

    A good candidate for a body lift may be one who has lost a significant amount of weight, has had bariatric surgery, or has excess skin and fat due to pregnancy. A body lift is sometimes referred to as a “mommy makeover.”

    Since a body lift is so extensive, so is the recovery period. A patient can usually return to daily activities approximately eight weeks after the plastic surgery has been successfully performed.

    A patient should choose a highly experienced plastic surgeon for any type of cosmetic surgery, more so for a body lift as the cosmetic surgeon needs to have a high degree of aesthetics and knowledge of the healing process for the best possible outcome. Dr. Arturo has enhanced self confidence in his patients.

  • Breast Procedures

    Dr. Arturo, one of the finest cosmetic plastic surgeons in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, performs breast augmentation surgery or breast enlargement using surgically inserted breast implants.

    Breast Augmentation

    The implants used for breast augmentation are made of smooth silicone rubber and filled with a saline solution or gelled silicone so the breasts look and feel real. The size and type of breast implant also depends on desired outcome of the surgery.

    General anesthesia is administered and the implants will be inserted through the smallest incision possible under the creased skin of the breasts, near the areola or the armpit depending on your body type, size of implant and other factors.

    Some bruising and soreness is typical and pain medication will be prescribed for a short bout. Dr Arturo has a fine aftercare routine to ensure the healing process (usually 2 weeks) is a smooth transition.

    Dr. Arturo performs breast reduction surgery, also known as mammaplasty to reduce the size of the breasts.

    Breast Reduction

    This procedure is usually performed for medical reason more so than cosmetic as large, heavy breast tend to cause back pain as well as other physical problems. For these reasons, insurance companies pay for this type of surgery as an “essential medical need” per their policies.

    There are many breast reduction techniques uniquely employed on a case by case basis to achieve the best possible results. Cosmetic plastic surgeons’ aesthetics are an integral piece to the success of the surgery for a beautiful, natural look.

    Breast reduction surgery consists of removing excess skin, fat and tissue to asymmetrical proportions as well as moving the breast tissue and areolae to a higher station as in a breast lift surgery. Additionally, the skin around the areolae of both breast are pulled toward the areolae, creating a smaller, firmer appearance. A plastic surgeon needs to be very experienced in the healing process to accurately gage the final outcome of the procedure.

    As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Arturo has the finest pre-surgery information and post care packages to ensure the best results possible for each and every patient.

    Breast Lift

    Medically known as “mastopexy”, this procedure lifts and firms the breasts. A breast lift doesn’t increase breast size but is frequently performed simultaneously with cosmetic breast augmentation.

    A breast lift remedies the natural occurance of sagging and loss of breast volume due to gravity, age, weight loss, child birth and breast feeding by removing excess skin, thereby, raising the breast and areola postion to a more youthful station.

    General anesthesia will be administered and the cosmetic sugery takes approximately 2-3 hour for both breasts to be aesthetically lifted and an overnight hospital stay is quite typical.

    Recovery time with dissolvable stitches is usually about 2 weeks. Special care such as moisturizers and a sports bra are utilized for about 6 weeks.

    Dr. Arturo performs breast reconstruction surgery typically after a mastectomy (removal of the breast) due to cancer.

    Breast Reconstruction

    Typically, the breast reconstruction surgery is done in one or two stages either immediately following the mastectomy or delaying the surgery, for example, if radiation treatment is necessary after the mastectomy or lumpectomy. There are too many variables to discuss all of them here, but a consultation with Dr. Arturo before or after the mastectomy will give the answers you’re looking for.

    Dr. Arturo would need to harvest enough tissue from other parts of the body to build a breast. The new breast will not be perfect but you’ll feel comfortable in a bra or swimsuit. After time, the breast will become more sensitive yet will not feel the exact same as before the mastectomy.

    Sometimes a breast lift or reshaping is recommended on the unaffected breast to match it to the new breast. All options are discussed in detail in the consultation.

    Dr. Arturo has perfected the art of cosmetic breast reconstruction since 2001, enhancing the quality of life by boosting self image and confidence for his patients.

  • Injectibles


    A Botox® Cosmetic treatment is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent lines between your brows that develop over time. Injections are given in the forehead (frown lines), and crow’s feet. Botox® can also elevate the corners of the mouth. Botox® injection is also used to reduce underarm sweating. Results appear within 3-7 days and can last up to 6 months.

    Learn more about BOTOX here.


    New methods for smoothing wrinkles and enhancing lips, deep folds, facial lines and correcting thin lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Both Restylane and Juvederm are long-lasting injectables made of Hyaluronic Acid, which is completely safe. Unlike Collagen, they require no skin test.

    Learn more about Juvederm here.


    Sculptra is injected into the skin for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss. Sculptra has been clinically proven to be an effective, well-tolerated, and long-lasting treatment. With each injection, it provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Visible results appear within the first few treatments.


    A dermal filler works with your own body in a remarkable way. Upon injection, it immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features. Unlike other fillers, Radiesse dermal filler continues to work over time. With its patented microsphere technology, it starts a process called collagenesis, stimulating your body to produce new collagen and encouraging collagen to grow around the injection area. Radiesse dermal filler actually helps your body create its own naturally younger look .

  • Facials

    RI Derm Facial

    A results-oriented facial customized for your specific skin type and individual needs for maximum results. A combination of cleansing, exfoliation, healing masks and moisturizing leave your skin replenished, hydrated, purified and brighter.

    Ultrasonic Facial

    This high-tech facial exfoliates and empties your pores of debris through cavitation, deeply penetrates highly active ingredients through sonophoresis and activates fibroblast cells responsible for collagen and elastin growth. Customized for your specific skin type.

    Teen Facial

    Keep that beautiful baby face perfectly clean and sparkling with our Signature Facial designed for teens. The facial includes all the features of the agape facial, plus a power-packed treatment that targets the cause of Acne (Excess oil, bacteria, inflammation & dead skin cells).

    Fire and Ice Facial

    Also known as the Red Carpet Facial. Designed to resurface the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and soften, while encouraging cellular renewal. This intensive clinical treatment is designed to resurface the skin rapidly and safely bridges the gap between mild spa facials and chemical peels, providing immediate results without down-time. The centerpiece of this remarkable treatment combines two professional treatment masks which are complemented by serums and creams, with aromas of warm cinnamon spice and cool peppermint.

    This facial cannot be performed if you are currently using any type of retinols, Retin-A, Accutane, or any form of glycol acids.

  • Sclerotherapy


    Larger spider veins in the legs respond best to this procedure. A sclerosing solutioin is injected into the vein through a microneedle. The solution causes the vein to turn white, then it gradually disappears. Although there may be local discomfort with this procedure, it will fade within 2-3 minutes. In most cases, 50-70% of the treated vessels will be gone for good after a series of treatments.