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Don’t Ignore The Chin: Balance The Face With Chin Augmentation

For many the chin area is a major area of dissatisfaction. For some, the chin may stick out too far, while for others the chin may be too small or not pronounced enough. Thanks to advancements that have been made in cosmetic and plastic surgery, we are now able to achieve better facial harmony and […]

Get things right for the long run

There are three basic things we can do to change how someone looks: reposition, add, or remove. If you want fuller lips we can add volume with a filler such as Versa ®, Juvederm ®, or Restylane ®. If you have too much neck fat we’ll remove volumes such as with fat freezing or liposuction. […]

New techniques with quick recovery in eyelid rejuvenation

Sad eyes. Tired eyes. Droopy eyes. The eyes are the window to the soul, and the last thing you want is to have a tired expressions applied to you. Fortunately, eyelid rejuvenation has become very refined! There are many ways to improve your eyelids, right in the office. Which of these sounds like you? (1) […]

3 treatment options for undereye bags and fine lines

We can mask those little under eye bags or hollowness with fillers, commonly referred to as tear trough fillers. Just like non-surgical Rhinoplasty, using fillers is a great alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty, so is tear trough fillers for eyelid surgery if your skin will allow it. Tear trough fillers is a great alternative especially […]

Four reasons why a non-surgical rhinoplasty may be right for you

While each person seeking an improvement to the nose has a different goal and different reasons for their choice, there are commonalities among people seeking non-surgical rhinoplasty. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, or liquid nose job, is a non-invasive procedure to reshape the nose. Non-surgical Rhinoplasty (NSR) is a hot procedure in plastic surgery and we here at […]

I have trouble breathing through my nose. Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty? Which do I need?


Do you have trouble breathing through your nose? Maybe you have a deviated septum.  (But maybe not!  Read on…) A septum is a wall, or divider, between two chambers. The nasal septum is a partition made of bone and cartilage between the left and right sides of your nose. If your nasal septum is twisted, curved, or […]

Hand, Legs & Body

Four Ideas for a Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover

Almost a century after American President Woodrow Wilson asked the nation to give thanks to all mothers on May 14, 1914, we are still celebrating Mother’s Day in May. Maybe it’s the may flowers that make May the perfect month to thank Mom? For most of us it’s just a given, mid-May is all about […]

The secret behind body contouring!

Non-surgical fat-freezing technology for body contouring has been around for years under different names. Perhaps you’ve heard of Coolsculpting (a trademark of Zeltiq Aesthetics, a subsidiary of Allergan). Their newest model is the Coolsculpting Elite. The concept behind fat-freezing for body contouring is to bring the temperature of an area of troublesome fat to very […]

The three types of Lip lifts. Which is right for you?

Over the last 15 years lip lifts have been rediscovered. Dr. Spiegel is the reason! He started teaching other doctors, presenting research papers, and publishing “how-to” articles explaining why lip lifts are important and how to do them correctly. Since that time, the importance of lip lifting has reemerged as a powerful procedure to create […]

Dermal Fillers vs. Implants for Lips

There are three basic things we can do to change how someone looks: reposition, add, or remove. If you want fuller lips we can add volume with a filler such as Versa ®, Juvederm ®, or Restylane ®. There are synthetic fillers that are manufactured out of natural products. Versa ®, Juvederm ®, Restylane ®, […]

Jaw and Neck

3 Considerations to Achieve a “Snatched Jawline”

If you’ve been wondering about “mewing” or how celebrities are achieving the “snatched” jawline, here are 3 considerations, and 8 different procedures that can be used to create a “snatched jaw”. Some are permanent, while others provide a faster, less expensive option for testing out the “snatched” jaw look. These procedures involve fat removal and […]

Why are Chin Fillers and Chin Implants So Hot?

Chin implants or “chinplant” is one of the most sought-after and hottest procedures in plastic surgery, and for good reason. A “Chinplant” is an easy, fast, and effective procedure to get a more defined jaw without the need for a facelift, though, sometimes a person may require both procedures to achieve the best result. The […]

New Surgeon Joins The Spiegel Center!

We are excited to announce that facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Tower will be joining The Spiegel Center beginning April 3, 2023. Dr. Jacob Tower brings his impeccable credentials, impressive surgical training, and meticulous care to further expand our world-class aesthetic services. After completing a challenging course of study in Neuroscience, Dr. Tower graduated Magna Cum […]

7 tips to know you’ve found a great doctor and support team at The Spiegel Center

1. We have a culture of trust, open communication, and respect, made up of people who are willing to listen and learn.   2. Great leaders lead great teams, and ours is trained to pay attention to detail to provide our clients with the highest quality.   3. Excellence in Problem Solving –we are a practice that is solutions-focused, […]

Media and Celebrities

Was Chrissy Teigen’s Buccal Fat Removal a Good Idea?

I have been doing buccal fat removal for 20 + years now and Chrissy Teigen has talked about getting this procedure done pretty openly. After taking a good look at her before and after pictures, I question if this was the right choice for her based on her face structure. She was probably concerned about […]

Did Tom Brady Get His Buccal Fat Removed?

This Photo of Tom Brady has been circulating the internet raising lots of questions. Most are asking if he had his buccal fat removed. First of all, people may be wondering what buccal fat is. It is a fat pad found in the part of your cheeks where you can suck in. People usually seek […]

7 predictions for Plastic Surgery in 2023

2022 saw many developments and trends in plastic surgery, but what’s going to be hot in Plastic surgery for the coming year? The experts and innovators at The Spiegel Center weigh in. Here are the top seven predictions for the coming year: 1. Butts get more sculpted, not just large. The BBL trend will start […]

What’s Trending in Plastic Surgery – Summer 2020

Dr. Spiegel and Dr. Onir

Not even Nostradamus could have predicted a year like 2020! Nearly all aspects of life have been shaken up including how we shop, how we socialize, where we work, and what we wear. Of course, these changes are leading people to reevaluate what’s important to them and across the country plastic surgery has surged in […]

Pre & Post Surgery

Can You See Good Plastic Surgery?

Woman getting laser procedure

Can you see good plastic surgery? What does good plastic surgery look like? The answer is, it’s invisible! Well done plastic surgery allows a person to successfully project who they are without looking like they’ve put any effort into doing so. Truly artful aesthetic surgery conveys a feeling and sends joy to the individual and […]

5 Healthy Lifestyle Changes Post Plastic Surgery

Lady with towel around neck

Your doctor will probably give you a list of recommendations for lifestyle changes before your plastic surgery, and it’s always a good idea to follow these if you want to experience the best possible results. However, for even better results, you might want to consider seeing them through for your entire lifetime. Here are five […]


Forehead Contouring: Myths & Facts

Myth: You need a CT or X-Ray before Forehead contouring. Fact: If you have no history of prior forehead surgery or injury this is completely unnecessary. An experienced surgeon gains nothing from these pictures. And, 3-D imaging is also not helpful. It may be fun to see the pictures, but it is not worth the […]

Forehead Length Reduction, Forehead Reshaping, and Hairline Advancement

It is likely that no place in the world has done more of these procedures than The Spiegel Center (TSC) in Boston! Forehead reduction can involve two primary changes: advancing the hairline or reducing the forehead bone. First, it may involve reducing the length from the hairline to the eyebrows or eye sockets. Many women […]

Celebrating One Thousand!

Recently, we safely completed surgery on the 1000th patient at The Spiegel Center surgery center, Newton Surgery. Sounds like a big number, right? Well, it is. And there’s a lot behind it. Our surgery center has three fully equipped operating rooms. That’s the same number as many community hospitals around the country. Within these operating […]

Turn Back the Clock with a Facelift at The Spiegel Center

Facelift before and after

Do fine lines, deep wrinkles, and aging spots concern you? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. These conditions are among the top concerns along with under-eye hollowness and lipstick lines for adults in their late 30s, 40s, and into their 50s. Your parents and grandparents may have thrown in the towel and […]

Skin Care

Mole Removal—Different Strokes for Different Folks!

5 things you need to know before a mole removal: Sometimes a mole, or several moles, can really be a problem. They may be growing and changing and it’s safer to get them removed. Other times they can get in the way by catching on jewelry or clothing, or make shaving difficult. And, importantly, you […]

Seasons and the Skin: Best Treatments Winter, Summer, Spring, and Fall

Cosmetic Care Throughout the Seasons

When you live in New England, you appreciate the different seasons. Winter is either too short or too long, depending upon your love of skiing and snowboarding. Summer is glorious with no traffic, except to the Cape. Spring comes with the promise of summer but lasts just a minute. And fall, well, nothing beats New […]

Why do hair grafts work?

If you (or someone you know) are losing hair in the front of your head, or on the top (classic male pattern baldness) you have likely heard of many ways to remedy this. First, there are the home remedies such as different shampoos or different diets. For the most part, these things don’t work. Then […]

Necklift for Men

You can work out, eat right, drink in moderation, and take vitamins but aging is inevitable. For many people, and men in particular, looseness of the neck is the first sign of aging. Take Harrison Ford, for example. There’s a big difference in Han Solo’s neckline between Star Wars IV and Star Wars VII.  (There’s also […]

Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Botox reduces Anxiety?

Woman on couch looks out window

Anxiety and worry are common. In fact, almost 1 in 5 people are noted to suffer from anxiety each year which means that in any five year period each of us is likely to have a period of anxiety. I think these numbers are artificially low. You see, you are here today because of anxiety […]

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

Woman looking at Dr. Spiegel

Have you seen the television show Cribs on MTV? How about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Gossip Girl, or Million Dollar Listing? Each of these television programs, and many more, brings us into the world of the rich and famous. We see how they live, how they travel, what preoccupies them, and the surrounds […]

Welcoming Dr. Jacob Tower to The Spiegel Center!