Patrick K. Sullivan MD
About the Practice
Comfort. Safety. Security. The Highest Quality. These are the four cornerstones of Dr. Patrick K. Sullivan’s plastic cosmetic surgery practice in Rhode Island . Our highly trained staff strives to provide you with the most personalized and professional care possible, ensuring that you will feel at ease while you are here. Dr. Sullivan has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and as one of Redbook’s “Top Doctor’s for Women.” Part of his philosophy of care is to provide a comprehensive treatment experience for each patient, with the goal of achieving results that not only look beautiful, but also natural. Before and after your surgery, you will meet with our board certified plastic surgeon at our office, where you may use a private entrance, if you choose. During the entire treatment process, Dr. Sullivan will listen to all of your concerns, talk with you about your options, and honestly communicate with you about all aspects of your care.
As part of the faculty at Brown University’s School of Medicine, education is very important to Dr. Sullivan. His role as an educator extends to his consultations with patients, as well as his multiple appearances on television and radio. He has also been published in multiple professional journals, and has lectured all over the world. Dr. Sullivan believes that improving patient education is of the utmost importance. He believes that patients who are well-informed about procedures will make good decisions and have a thorough understanding of desired treatments and alternatives, leading to a high quality result that meets their goals.
Patrick K. Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S. specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Sullivan offers a wide variety of procedures that can assist with facial rejuvenation or other enhancements of the body. Some of the most popular procedures at his Rhode Island plastic surgery practice include facelift , neck lift , brow lift , liposuction , rhinoplasty , tummy tuck surgery , and breast augmentation . Dr. Sullivan also caters to male patients, offering a variety of skin enhancement and body contouring options. These include gynecomastia treatment in Rhode Island for men who experience excess tissue and fat deposits in the breasts.
Background & Certification
Dr. Patrick K. Sullivan is double board-certified, holding certifications in plastic and reconstructive surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as in head and neck surgery from the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Patrick Sullivan completed his medical residencies at University of Colorado and Brown University after earning his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Minnesota. In 1986, Dr. Sullivan was the USA recipient of the International College of Surgeons scholarship. This honor enabled him to work as a fellow in Paris and Zurich, providing him with specialized training in face and body contouring.
Recognized for his considerable skills in plastic surgery, Dr. Sullivan has been featured as an expert commentator on several television and radio programs. He has also been interviewed for many magazine and newspaper articles, discussing topics such as ultrasonic body contouring, advanced face lifting procedures, and various intricate facial surgeries.
Dr. Sullivan has lectured and presented his work extensively all over the world. As a respected surgeon in his field, he has presented his research before meetings of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Patrick Sullivan is a faculty member at Brown University’s School of Medicine.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Sullivan has appeared as an expert commentator on numerous television and radio programs educating people on plastic surgery. He has also been featured in magazine and newspaper articles with such topics as Advanced Face Lifting Procedures, Endoscopic Lifts of the Upper Face and Eyelid Region, Cosmetic Nasal Reshaping, Ultrasonic Body Contouring, breakthroughs in cosmetic surgery and helping people choose the best Plastic Surgeon for their particular concerns.
In addition to publishing widely in professional journals, Dr. Sullivan has lectured and presented extensively throughout Europe, South America, Canada and the United States. Known for his unique style of artistry and innovative surgical skills, he has presented his research before meetings of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.
Awards & Honors
US News top 1% of plastic surgeons
Named as one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons” in the United States in Woodward and White’s “Best Doctors in America”
Voted a top plastic surgeon in Rhode Island by his peers and by nurses in several surveys done by the Rhode Island Monthly Magazine
Named in the Castle Connolly Guide to “America’s Top Doctors”
Named in the first edition of Castle Connolly “America’s Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists”
Featured in Redbook as one of the “Top Doctors for Women”
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Sullivan is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, where his private surgical suite is located. He has personally hand-picked his medical team in order to uphold the same level of attention and care that he provides to all of his patients.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Facilities
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
During your consultation, Dr. Sullivan will learn more about what you wish to achieve through either surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He will evaluate you for eligibility, and based on your aesthetic goals, he will recommend options that he feels will best meet your needs. Dr. Sullivan will be sure to provide you with detailed answers to all of your questions, helping you to prepare and fully understand what to expect before and after surgery. Fees and payment options can also be discussed at this time. For his out-of-town patients, Dr. Sullivan makes himself available for consultation via Skype.
Staff & Facilities
Surgeries are performed at our private surgical suite, which is attached to the Rhode Island Hospital Complex, conveniently located one block away from our practice’s office. The surgical suite is private from the rest of the hospital, maintaining your confidentiality. Each operating and recovery room within our surgical suite is outfitted with the most advanced equipment available, ensuring the highest quality of care possible.
Skin Care Products
Aside from non-surgical facial rejuvenation options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectable fillers , we also offer a variety of medical grade skin care products . Our experienced, licensed medical aesthetician will meet with you and create an at-home skin care regimen designed to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin for a healthier, more youthful appearance. Below is a list of the advanced products that our licensed aesthetician works with:
• Ava Anderson Sun Protection
• Neova® Skin Care
• Obagi Nu-Derm®
• Teamine Eye Complex®
• Tretinoin Cream (Retin-A)
Due to the fact that most cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance, we offer a variety of payment options for our patients. The fees associated with your treatment include the procedure itself, as well as Dr. Sullivan’s expert care in the private surgical suite and postoperatively in our office. We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, cash, or checks for payments. We can discuss payment options and fee schedules with you during your consultation.