Peggy J. Howrigan MD
About the Practice
Whether it is a feature that one has dislikes or the changes in appearance that comes with age, the decision to have plastic surgery is a very personal one.
How we see ourselves, or body image, is closely linked to our self esteem. Improving the way we look can result in greater self confidence. Often, this enhances our interaction with family and friends and in the workplace. Aesthetic surgery allows you to create a positive change in the way you look and feel about yourself.
As you explore these web pages, you will learn about procedures that are available today for facial appearance, the breasts and body contouring. To further explore these options, schedule an appointment for consultation. In consultation with Dr. Howrigan, you will discuss your concerns and options for change.
Dr. Howrigan specializes in cosmetic surgery include breast augmentation and reduction, facial cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, eyelids (blepharoplasty), browlifts and nose reshaping (rhinoplasty). She is also a preeminent, Wellesley-based expert in body contouring procedures including liposuction, tummytucks (abdominoplasty), arm lift, and male chest reduction (gynecomastia).
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Howrigan has been in practice in the Boston area since 1985. She is an assistant professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.
After receiving a degree in medicine from the University of Vermont, she trained in general surgery in Boston. Following this, she completed her plastic surgery training in the Harvard Plastic Surgery Program at Beth Israel and the Deaconess Hospital. She is in private practice in Wellesley.
Dr. Howrigan is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts Medical School.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Howrigan has done volunteer medical work abroad and has written articles for medical journals and chapters in medical text books.
Affiliations & Memberships
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
The New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Massachusetts Society of Plastic Surgeons
Massachusetts Medical Society
At your consultation with Dr. Howrigan, you will discuss your concerns and expectations. She will evaluate and make recommendations that are individualized to achieve natural looking results. She and her staff will explain the procedure and the recovery. At all times, Dr. Peggy Howrigan strives to make your experience safe and comfortable.
Staff & Facilities
Cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance plans. The cost consists of the surgeon’s fee, facility fee and anesthesia. As is customary, our office requires payment for a surgical procedure two weeks in advance. Payment may be made by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.