From the Doctor
Dr. Sean Doherty is a board certified plastic surgeon of the breast, face and body. A Boston native, he graduated salutatorian from Dedham High School before heading off to the Big Apple where he attended Columbia University. After graduating with a BA in Art History, he returned home to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Medicine. While completing his general surgery residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, he was drawn to plastic surgery because of its dichotomy. Plastic surgeons utilize proven historical surgical principals while simultaneously pushing the envelope, embracing new technologies and techniques. It’s a great balance that suits both his personality and his practice philosophy. As a perfectionist, he excels at the technical precision of plastic surgery. It’s one of the reasons why he loves doing breast augmentations and male chest contouring. But as a lover of ancient art, he also embraces a simple, natural looking aesthetic. Many of the new cutting edge modalities help him to achieve both. His goal with any procedure, whether it’s big or small, is to help his patients look refreshed, not exaggerated. A true humanist, Dr. Doherty never loses sight of the patient as a person. He spends time really getting to know his patients, understanding their hopes and fears and desires. It makes him a better doctor. In addition to performing the full range of surgical and non-surgical techniques, Dr. Doherty is also the Medical Director at Cynosure. His responsibilities include testing the safety and efficacy of cutting edge lasers for body contouring and facial rejuvenation as well as training other surgeons. When he is not in the OR, Dr. Doherty loves catching up with old friends, being the “cool” uncle to his nieces and nephews, and hanging out at any new Boston restaurant.