About Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

About Dr Jeffrey SpiegelDr. Jeffrey Spiegel is Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Boston Medical Center and holds full time academic appointments in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Spiegel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, where he served as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and was selected to present the graduation address at commencement. Dr. Spiegel then completed an internship in General Surgery, followed by a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Further advanced training was obtained with a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Microsurgery through Harvard Medical School. He currently devotes his practice to facial plastic surgery and advanced head and neck reconstruction. Dr. Spiegel is expert in both the most simple office procedures, and some of the most complex transplant reconstructions done today.

Among the busiest components of his practice is Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS).  While many patients seeking these services are transgendered women (MTF), he also cares for a large number of natal women who want to soften and feminize their appearance.  Additionally, Dr. Spiegel has performed facial masculinization for both transgendered and natal men.  Dr. Spiegel has taken the techniques of the pioneer physicians and improved them to the safer and more effective surgical techniques he uses today.  These new techniques not only allow patients to heal faster and more comfortably than in the past and in most cases avoid the use of foreign body implants (such as polymethylmethacrylate or metal wires).

About Dr SpiegelDr. Spiegel has published numerous articles and book chapters on a myriad of topics within facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery, and speaks nationally on these topics. His research efforts were recognized with the 2000 Sir Harold Delf Gillies research award by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Previous work has resulted in an interview in the science section of the New York Times and a United States patent.   To add to his busy schedule, Dr. Spiegel is one of a select few physicians who wrote the facial plastic surgery questions used on the National Boards Exam in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.   He also reviews research proposals from fellows in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from across the United States and Canada.

In addition to research and writing, Dr. Spiegel lectures and facilitates in several courses at the Boston University School of Medicine, and is frequently invited to speak at conferences and medical centers across the United States.  Dr. Spiegel has presented at Be-All Conference in Chicago, Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta, Fantasia Fair in Provincetown, the IFGE conference in Philadelphia, Sparkle in Manchester, England and First Event in Boston, Massachusetts among others.

A message from Dr. Spiegel:

“Thank you for taking the time to learn about the many ways we can help people seeking gender confirming facial surgery and other types of advanced facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.  Having performed hundreds of these procedures, I am confident that we provide the most advanced services available anywhere in the world, within the safe environment of one of the world’s top medical centers.

Understanding the complex interaction between femininity (and masculinity) and facial attractiveness is one of my primary academic interests, and our research in this area allows me to customize a personal care plan for each person who comes to see me.  No two plans are ever exactly alike, but in all cases I provide each individual with the best results possible.

I’ve been fortunate to meet many wonderful people who have come to see me for surgery from throughout  the United States and Canada, as well as from the United Kingdom, Japan, across Europe, and as far away as New Zealand.  If you are considering facial feminization surgery or other advanced facial plastic surgery, please contact us.  It will be my pleasure to help you understand your options and learn how to achieve your goals.  I look forward to speaking with you.”