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Dr. Samuel Lin

Plastic Surgery
Boston, MA
24 years experience male

Locations

Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School

Boston, MA

Address

110 Francis Street, Suite 5A, Boston, MA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(617) 632-7840

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Cigna

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

TUFTS Health Plan

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. My practice focus is on nose/nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) and functional rhinoplasty, breast reconstruction, and body contouring (after weight loss). I am involved in the teaching of plastic surgery residents and fellows.

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Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Nose in adulthood: Over time, as we age the skin and soft tissues and underlying structure of the face change as well; different areas of the nose and face, consequently... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Potentially together: Yes, both turbinate reduction and septoplasty sinus surgery may be performed in the same setting
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
In certain cases: In certain cases, yes, insurance will pay for breast implants. Specifically, patients who are undergoing reconstruction following breast cancer treat... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Usually 2-3 weeks: Following nasal surgery the nose will likely feel stuffy and also have drainage. It takes time for the nasal lining to heal.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Postoperative care: Depending on the type of rhinoplasty usually postoperative instructions are given to the patient as related to nasal splints, suture removal, and what... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Nerve recovery: There are small sensory fibers that originate from larger sensory nerve in the area, the auriculotemporal nerve, most likely that may take time to rec... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Directly on the scar: For silicone sheeting and taping I would place it directly on the healing incision after 3 weeks
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
One is functional: A septoplasty is a functional nasal airway procedure that helps one breathe. A rhinoplasty usually refers to a procedure that changes the outside por... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Safety: Generally, nose surgery is fairly safe and is a fairly common procedure that is performed on an outpatient, or day surgery, setting. There are also r... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Breast augmentation: There are several general reasons for breast implants- either for cosmetic augmentation, or enlargement of the breast, or for a reconstructive reason,... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Breast lift: A breast lift or reduction may be required depending on the examination; sometimes an implant is needed. It is important to have a routine mammogram ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends when surgery: was performed- there can be drainage for weeks following a septoplasty /turbinectomy. I would continue saline rinse and followup with your physician.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Need followup exam: Nasal crusting after surgery can mean several things depending on the original indication for surgery. There can be treatment for crusting however.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Scandinavian genes: Briefly, everyone's genetic makeup has broad characteristics which exhibit general physical traits....
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Switching sides: There is something called the nasal cycle which is a normal physiologic occurrence of the nose; approximately every 3 hours one side of the nose becom... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Completed 2006

Residency

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Completed 2007

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Completed 2003

Awards

patients choice award of 2012
2011 Compassionate Doctor Award

Affiliations

Harvard Medical School
Beth israel deaconess medical center
Massachusetts eye and ear infirmary
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