Get To Know Breast Expert Dr. Russell Babbitt

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Dr. Russell Babbitt is a Plastic Surgeon in private practice in Southeastern Massachusetts and is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He offers the full scope of plastic surgery of the breast, body, and face, with a special interest in complex aesthetic breast surgery and revision aesthetic breast surgery. After receiving his Medical Degree from the University of Massachusetts in 2003, he continued at UMass Medical Center for internship and residency in General Surgery and completed his fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery there in 2010. In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Babbitt has done research in the areas of microsurgery, human anatomy, limb reconstruction, complex models of wound healing, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is currently an officer for the New England Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

Learn more about breast expert Dr. Russell Babbitt in this introductory Q & A.

My greatest achievement:

My children. Everything else pales in comparison.

What is the future of your field?

I think that we, as a species are terrible at predicting the future. In plastic surgery, my hope is that we progress toward improving patient safety and outcomes.

The biggest misconception about my field is...

That plastic surgery is vain or selfish, or that it is superficial. There is nothing vain about feeling better about yourself. An ethical surgeon with proper training has the ability to safely help patients improve their quality of life by repairing damage after trauma or cancer or birth defects, improving the appearance of areas that are a source of insecurity or self-consciousness, and by minimizing the physical signs of aging so that as we stay healthier and live longer we can maintain a youthful appearance as well.

My most requested procedures:

Breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast surgery revision, mommy makeover, abdominoplasty, and liposuction.

What surgical advancement are you most excited about?

All of them!

What are you best known for?

Complex secondary aesthetic breast surgery and correction of cosmetic breast complications.

What is your most memorable patient reaction?

Tears of joy. Gets me every time.

What sets my practice apart?

We are accessible, regular people, who know that we are extremely lucky to be able to do this for a living. That comes through in how we care for our patients. It is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on making sure our patients know that we truly do our best for them at every stage of their experience.

What I love most about my profession:

The ability to help make people feel better about themselves.

Career-defining procedure?

Aesthetic breast surgery revision.

What new services are you excited to offer?


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