Frequently Asked Questions


How long is the recovery after cosmetic surgery?


The recovery after most cosmetic surgical procedures varies from 3 – 5 days for small procedures, such as eyelid lifts, to 2 – 3 weeks for larger procedures, such as facelifts and abdominoplasty. Patient health, patient age, and multiple procedures also greatly affect the range of recovery. It is best to discuss the specific estimate of recovery with Dr. Del Vecchio for your procedure at the time of your initial consultation.

Is there a consultation fee to meet with Dr. Del Vecchio?

Yes, there is a consultation fee of $100. This fee is applied to your surgical fee should you proceed with your cosmetic surgery.

How long has Dr. Del Vecchio been in practice?

Dr. Del Vecchio has been practicing plastic surgery since 1992 and has continuously practiced for the past 15 years. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Where did Dr. Del Vecchio receive his medical education and training?

Dr. Del Vecchio graduated from Harvard Medical School with honors in surgery and did his internship and residency at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his plastic surgery training at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital and completed a fellowship in craniofacial and cosmetic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

What hospitals is Dr. Del Vecchio affiliated with?

Dr. Del Vecchio is on staff at Harvard's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and he is a member of the Consulting Staff at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. These locations provide you with an opportunity to choose a location in the Boston area that best suits your particular needs.

Does the practice offer financing?

Yes. Learn more here.

How long after my consultation can the cosmetic surgery be booked?

Your plastic surgery procedure can generally be booked 3 – 4 weeks after your consultation, although in some circumstances and for shorter procedures, like breast augmentation, the surgery can be done sooner.

Is there parking available near the Boston plastic surgery office?

Yes, there is parking available at Fitz Inn Garage, located at 4 Newbury Street, Boston, on the same block as the 38 Newbury Street office. The first block is between Arlington and Berkeley Streets in Back Bay. For more information, visit our page with details about the Boston plastic surgery office.