Dr. Richard Zienowicz

Plastic Surgery
Providence, RI
40 years experience

About

Bio

Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery Medical Degree - Brown University School of Medicine Surgical Training at Univ of Massachusetts Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Rhode Island

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

237 Answers
36 Agrees
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Possibly: If your breast enlargement is associated with obesity or extra weight then weight loss can dramatically reduce and indeed eliminate fatty breast size ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Gynecomastia is a benign condition that is not a health problem. Like a nose with a noticeable hump it is just another variable in human appearance. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Gynecomastia: Frequently gynecomastia today is caused by anabolic steroid use. There are also some "prohormone" supplements that can cause male breast development.... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: These injuries are the result of chronic high impact aggravation of a present injury that is never rested and given sufficient oppotunity to heal.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Anabolic steroids are one of the most common causes in young through middle aged men. Avoid them. Watch your diet and get down to ideal body weight. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Need an exam: Headaches for a week sound like migraine and you really must get to the doctor's for help and proper diagnosis. Stroke is much higher in the chronic m... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Male breast cancer often goes undetected until tumors have been present for a long time and though it would be unusual to recur in the throid your des... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Gynecomastia: Cancers including breast are not typically painful. If they were detection would be made earlier. Gynecomastia is hormonally driven breast growth. Jus... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Of course it needs to be done with absolute sterility by a competent physician but is essential to obtain a diagnosis to guide proper treatment.
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Glycolic acid: Tretinoin is not a peel. It causes the cell to undergo more rapid mitosis which increases cellular turnover and hence an appearance of dry skin that i... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
YES!: What are you waiting for. A knee infection causes terrible pain and can lead to devastating functional loss. Get checked immediately.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Fat is fat: Zerona freezes the fat not the organs. When the fat is resorbed it is processed no differently than other fat consumed in animal or vegetable form.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: The bleeding (hematoma) below your nail is an indication that you tore the nail bed and possibly also broke the bone beneath. Once the nail grows out ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Absolutely: You cannot eliminate them but the height or projection of the scar can be improved. Hypertrophic scars respond to pressure so firm taping over the sca... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Call your GYN: Lot of hairs is an issue. Sometimes an endocrine problem can cause excessive hair growth called hirsutism. Your irregular periods suggests that you n... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Varies: Some individuals show little fullness even after a few weeks of healing while others take several months for swelling to disappear. Things to avoid ar... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Cool sculpting: "cool sculpting" is the device you are speaking of. It really works and there is no pain involved. The fatty areas are treated and over a few months t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Electrolysis : Electrolysis is slow but dependable. Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments but is also very effective. Find a state of the art machine made ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Too high: The withdrawal method is not a method. It is an excuse for not planning. Sperm can remain viable for long enough to occasionally penetrate the ovum ca... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: The stress test will demonstrate if your heart is able to tolerate the physiologic leak that you have in your heart. The study should be done where tr... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
See pediatrician: These need to be treated and possibly drained by your doctor who will also prescribe antibiotics if indicated. Don't wait -they need prompt attention ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
DON'T: Sudden infant death syndrome has been shown to be related to placing babies on their bellies to sleep. They are not always strong enough to turn and c... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Omega 3's: Omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids are outstanding choices for decreasing inflammation. 2.6 grams divided over 3 doses per day are recommended. Counter-irrit... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Self check: Heart pain at your age is rare. Gaining weight with pregnancy and feeling overwhelmed with the full time responsibility for another life is not. Ask ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Diabetics are hyperglycemic because they have chronically high blood sugars. They only become hypoglycemic if their Insulin dose is too high or they f... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Either: For comfort sake most patients are heavily sedated. Recovery is quick. Wearing a jaw bra or compressive garment is imperative for a good outcome.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: If your breasts are youthful looking and your surgeon can preserve your nipple then you could have very little visible scarring. At 22 it sounds like ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Eating very little: Eating healthy is great but to lose weight you need to eat less than your body requires to maintain its weight. 800-1200 calories per day is your targ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Either: Multivitamins should be taken with a meal and on a schedule that encourages their regular use. Most people find that taking them with breakfast is a g... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: Bruising after a facelift is seldom visible after a week and by two weeks you will in all probability be fine. The eye area is the area of the most vi... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Absolutely: You can eat much less than that and lose safely. Most weight loss regimens use an 800-1200 calorie range.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Distraction: Our central nervous system is in charge of so much input that focusing is what allows us to control the input. When you are inactive your focus is on ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Get it removed: It will not typically resolve in its own if its been present that long. See an ophthalmic or plastic surgeon and get it removed.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Ignore: Once you notice a keloid develop go to your dermatologist or Plastic surgeon for immediate treatment.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Epidermal or sebaceous cysts have no correlation with diet.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Look in a mirror: Are your breasts enlarged? Do they stick out in a tight t-shirt? If so you have gynecomastia.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No worries: It is called a linea nigra and is present in many individuals. It is totally normal. It can darken with sun exposure so use sunscreen with a high spf ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Upright: Sleep apnea patients benefit from an appliance to maintain airway potency or opening but simply sleeping upright in a recliner helps keep the full wei... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Ice: You want to cool your skin for the first 24 hours after a burn. Try cold compresses for at least 15 minutes per hour. Aloe vera is also excellent both... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
See someone else: Cortisone can be a great intervention in small amounts but 20 shots of this medicine is just not helping and could be hurting. You need to move on an... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Varicose veins have absolutely nothing in common with male arousal or functioning.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Botox can't correct a droopy eyelid but it could make it worse. Drooping lids that are not related to skin excess usually require repair of the levato... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Unlikely: Breast asymmetry while generally very common is less common with the size discrepancy you are describing. I would check to make sure she isn't an obli... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
May be temporary: After some skin irritations, especially if swelling was involved there may be desquamation during which the outer cells are sloughed off like blister ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Unless you are at risk for coronary artery disease and stroke there is no evidence to recommend daily Aspirin use. Your doctor will be able to recomme... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Dark tissue: The tissues that become gangrenous are dead because they have lost their blood supply. Eventually they become a shade of grey or black.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Foods are not going to improve wrinkling. Most important things- 1. Avoidance of smoking. 2. Avoidance of sun. 3. Sleep on your back. If you are doing... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Certainly: You are right in the standard age group for breast reconstruction. Do your research to find someone with experience and good results. The american so... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Very safe: In expert hands this is an hour and a half to two hour operation that gives a very long lasting improvement in the function and appearance of the abdo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Breast augmentation with silicone or saline implants is the most reliable and safe method. Fat grafting can help with small amounts and can balance a... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zienowicz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zienowicz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zienowicz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you doctor. My newborn has tendency of leaning to his rigjt when sleeping, making his back head a bit flat. That what my doctor advice
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your valuable information. It is a blessing to have a Dr to answer your questions so fast.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Scientific Award - American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Top Doctor, Second Place, Rhode Island - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Providence, RI - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Rhode Island Hospital
Miriam Hospital
Hasbro Hospital
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