Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio

Meet Dr. Del Vecchio

Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio is a prominent plastic surgeon in Boston, MA who specializes in cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts, and body. He is also the owner and director of Back Bay Plastic Surgery. Dr. Del Vecchio is a world-renowned pioneer in fat transplantation and has lectured about fat grafting and other important topics in the plastic surgery field. He is highly regarded as one of the best plastic surgeons in the country and has been in practice for over 20 years. He has an impressive Ivy League education and has contributed extensive research to the field of cosmetic surgery, earning him numerous accolades.

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Del Vecchio is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is well-versed in both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. He utilizes his skill and expertise to perform liposuction, tummy tucks, and other popular surgeries. He is especially known for his artistic eye and gorgeous results in regard to Brazilian Butt Lifts and breast augmentation with fat transplantation. Many patients travel from all across the country to visit Dr. Del Vecchio for natural body contouring with fat grafting. He also offers nonsurgical procedures, including RF microneedling, BodyTite, BOTOX, and Juvéderm.

Education and Training

Dr. Del Vecchio graduated from Yale University with his bachelor's in biology and continued his education at Harvard Medical School. After graduating from Harvard, he served his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a residency in plastic surgery. From there, he furthered his training by serving a fellowship in cosmetic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. To advance his knowledge in commerce, he earned a graduate degree in business from the Columbia University School of Business.

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Del Vecchio has published numerous papers and medical journals on the topic of plastic surgery, which has earned him the following recognitions:

  • Research Award for American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Best Scientific Paper: "Fetal Bone Repair. An Experimental Animal Model"
  • Best Breast Paper, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. October 2010.
  • 2013 SIEF – Simultaneous Implant Exchange with Fat – Best Paper in USA; Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Memberships

Dr. Del Vecchio is proud to be a member of the following professional societies:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Medical Publications

Dr. Del Vecchio has contributed extensive research to the plastic surgery field and has written many journals and book chapters, including:

  • Del Vecchio, D.A. "Common Sense for the Common Good: Staying Subcutaneous During Fat Transplantation to the Gluteal Region." Plast Reconstr Surg: 142(1): 286-288. July 2018.
  • Del Vecchio, D.A; Wall, S.J. "Expansion Vibration Lipofilling – A New Technique in Large Volume Fat Transplantation." Plast Reconstr Surg: 141(5): 639e-649e. May 2018.
  • Del Vecchio, Daniel., MD. "Fat Transplantation in Breast Augmentation Revision". Book Chapter in Problems in Breast Surgery: A Repair Manual. Edited by Jack Fisher, MD and Neal Handel, MD, In Press 2014.
  • Del Vecchio, Daniel., MD. "Fat Transplantation in Breast Augmentation." Book Chapter in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. Nicolo Scuderi and Bryant Toth, Editors, 2013.


"I have known Dr. Del Vecchio for over 50 years from the time we were both children and know him in a broader context than few outside of his immediate family do. I truly understand, knowing Dr. Del Vecchio as I do, why there would be those who would interpret some of his comments as insensitive and at times unprofessional.  He has a very unusual sense of humor and can come across as short-tempered and cruel at times. But his staff is well-aware of his style and that he may at times be a bit rough on them.  Dan sets high standards for himself as well as his staff and believes strongly that each staff member is highly-capable at what they do and he expects perfection, particularly when patients' health and even their lives depend upon a perfectly-functioning office.   Yes, he is occasionally rough on his staff and sometimes those moments are unintentionally observed by patients.  What's not observed is the apologies that come from Dr. Del Vecchio after such an event and the degree of his generosity and support of each staff member he has on a regular basis.  I'm certain that he would acknowledge that he could do a better job at being more sensitive to his staff, particularly when patients are nearby. While, generally-speaking, there should be no excuse for a doctor as accomplished as Dr. Del Vecchio to speak unkindly to his staff, his primary role is to be the best plastic surgeon.  I'm sure he welcomes your comments, particularly in this Yelp format, as a wake-up call to be more cognizant of how he interacts with his staff and, for that matter, anyone else he comes in contact with.  I felt compelled to share my long-term friendship with Dr. Del Vecchio in an attempt to shed some light on the more sensitive side of him that one ordinarily does not observe at his office.  I hope anyone who feels as "Melissa W." does and might observe the good doctor lashing-out would be comfortable enough to pull him aside and remind him to be a bit more compassionate and to re-examine his unusual sense of humor as being a bit tough.  I assure you, his bark is worse than his bite and he welcomes a reminder to stay cool."



"I had a lipo BBL revision  done last week, due to uneven surfaces on my  stomach and no hips.  I had a consultation mid August and booked my surgery 3 weeks later. Let me just say my  body looks freaking amazing the lumps and unevenness on my stomach is just about gone.  I know it's only been a week,  but  I can see the difference  in my body compared to my first lipo BBL done 18 months ago in DR  . Thank you DR.del velcchio."



"Had an on the phone consultation with Dr. D, So far so good, quick response and very friendly staff. From the pictures I have seen his work looks amazing! Very excited for surgery"



"Dr. D is the absolute best. I've had plastic surgery done with others and by far.Dr D is an expert in his field. I lost a tremedous amount of weight over the past 6 years and little by little I planned to have excess skin removed. I started with an arm lift with another local surgeon but was dissatisfied with the outcome. From the very moment I walked in and met Kim at the front desk, I knew this is were I wanted to be. I didn't want to be just another formerly obese patient that no matter what a surgeon did to me, he would be thinking "you look better than before". I felt 100% comfortable with Dr D He was very thorough in explaining all the pros and cons and he actually spoke in terms that were very clear, he explain the procedure and truthfully stated his concerns. TT and BL look fabulous.I can't think of a single thing I would have rather done for myself. If there were truely such a thing as "perfect" It would be Dr Del Vecchio"



"Had a breast augmentation in 2010 having been referred by a friend with amazing results. My breasts are as close to perfect as you can get with no complications. Yes he’s not a “warm & cozy” personality, but his work is top shelf. I’m very surprised at some of the reviews; hoping people can look at his work as a surgeon objectively vs. searching for a doctor that will give good lip service. He’s done pretty amazing work on some train wreck bodies. Would trust him again for more work."



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