February 26, 2018

CoolSculpting Receives FDA Clearance for Double Chin

Just before the holidays, Allergan announced that the CoolSculpting® treatment had become the first and only non-surgical fat reduction technology to be FDA-cleared for improved appearance of lax tissue in conjunction with submental fat, or "double chin."

CoolSculpting for double chin is already clinically proven to reduce fat up to 20 percent in the treated area after one treatment. An 18-week clinical study of CoolSculpting in submental fat treatment found that 77 percent of patients showed improved appearance of lax tissue and 75 percent of patients reported their chin looked more toned following treatment.1

Dr. Hamori has been offering CoolSculpting treatments in the Skin Spa since 2011, when she was the first to bring this great new technology to Boston’s South Shore. Initially developed to permanently reduce stubborn belly fat from the mid section and “love handles,” some advances since then include “DualSculpting” — booking two CoolSculpting machines in one session for twice the results — as well as the development of the special CoolSculpting “Mini” applicator which makes the “double chin” treatments possible.

See our web page on CoolSculpting for more information on the latest news in non-surgical fat reduction, or call us to learn more at (781) 934-2200.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

February 07, 2018

Mother of the Bride? Plan Ahead for Cosmetic Enhancements Now

Are you a mother-of-the-bride to be? (Or mother of the groom?) While you know all eyes will be on her, you will, of course, still want to look your best on that special day. We have treated many members of the wedding party with enhancements — both surgical and non-surgical — that will get you photo-ready for the big day. To help you make sure you plan ahead appropriately for any desired wedding day enhancements, please give us a call today at 781-934-2200.

Our ad in South Shore Living magazine

Some Pre-Wedding Cosmetic Enhancement Guidelines

6 Months before Wedding

With six months to go, Ultherapy® is a great option for those looking to tighten the face, neck and chest. This procedure has no-downtime, but it does take about six months to achieve the full benefit because collagen remodeling is gradual process. Similarly, Coolsculpting® requires approximately three months for frozen fat deposits to disappear. These procedures are popular among mothers of the bride and groom looking to freshen up their look for the wedding day.

1 or 2 Months before Wedding

Vivace™ Microneedling is a powerful new multi-benefit procedure that combines the resurfacing of traditional microneedling with the collagen and elastin strengthening of radiofrequency. In addition the device can emit blue light to treat acne or red light for skin tone correction. The treatment itself is comfortable with very minimal downtime. Think of this treatment as a kind of reset button for your skin, ideal for about a month or two before an event.

Shorter Time Frames

Another great option when time is short is the time-tested benefits of neuromodulators that help banish wrinkles and restore youthful volume. One of the most common injectables our patients choose when prepping for an event is Botox® to smooth forehead lines and create a slight lift to the brows. Injectable fillers are a quick way to plump lips and soften lines.

Call Now

Dr. Hamori and our Skin Spa aestheticians can craft an appropriate plan based on what you want to accomplish and the date of the upcoming celebration. Give us a call now to schedule a surgical consultation, or a free skin care analysis at 781-934-2200.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

February 01, 2018

February Specials in the Skin Spa!

You are going to love these specials in the Skin Spa for February...
You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All specials expire 2.28.18.

To take advantage of these special offers, please call our office to schedule your appointment at 781-934-2200. To learn more about procedures offered at Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa, please visit our website www.christinehamori.com.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

January 18, 2018

Dr. Hamori Published by Oxford University Press

Dr. Hamori is a co-author in the recently published large scale study of labiaplasty surgeries and outcomes. Published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal January 9, 2018, the article is Labiaplasty: Indications and Predictors of Postoperative Sequelae in 451 Consecutive Cases.

To access an abstract of the article, click here.

Participating with Dr. Hamori in the study were:
  • Alexandra Bucknor, MBBS, MSc 
  • Austin D. Chen 
  • Sabine Egeler, MD 
  • Patrick Bletsis, BSc 
  • Anna Rose Johnson, BA, MPH
  • Kate Myette, BA
  • Samuel J. Lin, MD, MBA 
Learn more about Dr. Hamori's expertise in labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation at her website: labiaplastyboston.com

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

January 02, 2018

What Is an ExpertInjector?

Expert Injector billboard

Did you know that virtually any physician can purchase and administer injectables? That's more than 1 million doctors who are allowed to perform cosmetic injectables in the U.S. — and less than 3% who have appropriate qualifications. You can rely on the ExpertInjector™ designation, the only organization to have the endorsement of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery.

Beware of doctors practicing outside of their specialty, offering cosmetic injectables without proper training. This puts you at risk of mediocre or unexpected results, even deformity. Be sure to research your injector, and be aware of these red flags that may indicate a specific physician is not duly qualified.

Dr. Hamori is an ExpertInjector. Look for this title or seal indicating your doctor has specific training to offer facial fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra and more, and denerving agents such as Botox and Dysport.

Learn more at www.expertinjector.org.

Still more: View Dr. Hamori's video discussing her experience with the "liquid facelift" using a combination of injectables to give patients a younger, smoother look without surgery.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Tel. 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

November 21, 2017

Announcing Vivace! Microneedling Meets Radio Frequency

Vivace is an FDA-approved microneedling device that uses radio frequency (RF) technology and treatment serums for improved skin tone, texture and firmness. Patients typically seek micro needling to address:
  • Fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Loose skin 
  • Scar reduction 
  • Spider veins 
  • Stretch marks 
  • Pore size.
Dr. Hamori is pleased to announce it as the newest addition to the microneedling offerings in the Skin Spa. Microneedling, which is also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment that provides skin rejuvenation through production of collagen and elastin. 

What makes Vivace unique is the addition of the RF and its proprietary treatment serums.

The Vivace Experience™ includes:
  • Personalized Compounded Numbing Cream
  • The Vivace Microneedling RF with Corresponding Red or Blue LED
  • Optimal Treatment Serum: Boost Glide Serum
  • Enhance Weekly Mask
  • Soothe Recovery System (Channels Open 4 to 6 Hours)
  • Soothe Recovery Spray
  • Soothe Recovery Cleanser
  • Soothe Recovery Balm
Each treatment takes about 45 minutes, with an additional 30 to 45 minutes prior to the treatment to allow for topical numbing cream to take affect. Typically, three treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, are required. Results can take up to three months to fully appear as the process of collagen regeneration increases over time.

Learn more at our Skin Spa microneedling page, or at vivaceexperience.com.

To schedule an appointment to be considered as a candidate for this treatment, please call the Skin Spa.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

October 02, 2017

New Products from Alastin and NIA24


Less downtime post procedure is possible with Alastin's Tri-Hex Technology™

Key Benefits
  • Helps support the skin's natural ability to produce new healthy elastin and collagen.
  • Enhances healthy skin by helping to clear damage and debris in the extracellular matrix.
  • High antioxidant activity is designed to calm the skin and reduce the appearance of redness.


This breakthrough serum features isolated aqueous- and lipidic-phase formulas. At the push of a button, the two phases combine to intensely rehydrate and visibly re-plump skin.

Key Benefits
  • Pro-Niacin® strengthens and nourishes skin barrier.
  • Encapsulated Hyaluronic Micro-spheres visibly plump and reduce the look of wrinkles.
  • Slow-release Hyaluronic Acid replenishes skin’s natural moisturizing factors for lasting hydration.
  • Lipids seal in moisture reinforcing skin’s protective barrier.
  • Hexapeptide improves water movement within skin surface for optimal moisture distribution and retention.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

See also: Dr. Hamori's website dedicated to vaginal rejuvenation and labia aesthetics.

July 20, 2017

Geneveve from Viveve — Non-surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation Now Available on Boston's South Shore

Introducing Geneveve! 

New radio frequency (RF) treatments now available to treat women's vaginal laxity, sexual dysfunction and stress incontinence

Dr. Hamori is pleased to offer another treatment for women looking to regain sexual and body confidence. Geneveve™ vaginal rejuvenation is a quick, comfortable, single session treatment that tightens vaginal tissue, boosts collagen and treats urinary stress incontinence.

A member of the advisory board for Viveve, the manufacturer and developer of Geneveve, Dr. Hamori shares some of the stories of patients whose lives have been transformed by this exciting new technology.

Dr. Hamori is the first on Boston's South Shore to offer the Geneveve™ radio frequency (RF) treatment, which is a 30-minute procedure performed in our office. During the treatment, vaginal tissue is alternately cooled at the surface and deeply heated beneath. With Geneveve, the surface layer of tissue is not injured, so you can immediately return to your normal activities. Your body responds to the Geneveve treatment by generating new, stronger collagen. Typically, women feel the results in about 30 days and the full effect at about 90 days.

Learn more about Geneveve and other options on Dr. Hamori's website dedicated to Female Genital Aesthetics and Vaginal Rejuvenation at www.labiaplastyboston.com — including ThermiVa and Vaginoplasty surgical tightening.

As seen in Marie Claire magazine:
The non-surgical vaginal treatment that could change your sex life

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

April 11, 2017

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: Concepts, Classification and Techniques

Dr. Hamori's book is now available from Thieme Medical Publishers and amazon.com

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: Concepts, classification and techniques (by Christine A. Hamori, Paul E. Banwell and Red Alinsod) provides a comprehensive guidance for surgeons who perform genital cosmetic treatments for their female patients. It is an invaluable resource with 350 color photos and surgical illustrations, videos and more, with the objective of achieving the best possible outcomes.

From the Preface, Dr. Hamori writes…
"During the late 1990s, when I was fresh out of my plastic surgery residency, I met a young woman who requested a reduction of her labia minora. She felt uncomfortable in her clothes and was embarrassed to be intimate. My first thought was that she must have a body dysmorphic disorder… After I examined her, I understood her concern. Her labia minora were large and protrusive."

"I agreed to perform labiaplasty, and I fully disclosed to the patient that this would be the first time I had performed such a surgery. She consented, and I searched the literature for guidance. There only existed a small paragraph on the procedure in McCarthy’s Plastic Surgery, as well as a handful of case reports about severe hypertrophy of the labia."

"Fast forward [two decades], and now I have more than 400 labiaplasties under my belt (forgive the pun), driven in part by a shift toward nude pubic grooming. I was delighted when I was approached by the publisher to write a book about female cosmetic genital surgery. I feel that the field is finally approaching validation in the plastic surgery community."

Together with other plastic surgeons as well as gynecologists and urologists, Dr. Hamori along with co-authors Banwell and Alinsod, have created the authoritative text on female genital surgeries including: Labia minora reduction, labia major reduction, clitoral hood reduction, fat grafting augmentation of the labia majora, augmentation of the labia majora with dermal fillers, perineoplasty, vaginoplasty, hymenoplasty, and more. In addition to detailed color photos and surgical illustrations the book includes access to descriptive and instructive videos.

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery is published by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. The book is available for purchase both at the publisher (receive a special 20% discount via this link) and on amazon.com.

A Noted Authority on Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Hamori is a board-certified, plastic surgeon recognized for her special expertise in female genital aesthetic surgery as well as non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. Her unique reputation in labial surgery brings patients from all over the world to her Boston-area practice.

labiaplasty website screenshot

Dr. Hamori has developed a patient-focused website dedicated exclusively to Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery + Vaginal Rejuvenation. To visit, go to: LabiaplastyBoston.com.

April 04, 2017

Important Information about Breast Implants and BIA-ALCL

By Christine A. Hamori, MD

Recent media coverage of an FDA update regarding BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) is causing a lot of concern among breast implant patients. First of all, patients should know that BIA-ALCL is not new, and that this is a very rare disease. Also, it is only associated with textured implants. During every breast augmentation consult I do with every potential patient, we go over this information. In fact, rarely do my patients and I choose a textured implant.

My colleague Dr. William Adams has published this informative update with a video from the Plastic Surgery Channel: An Update to Breast Implant-Associated ALCL.

The video is below for your viewing.

The bottom line, as spelled out in this report, is:
"Breast Implant-Associated ALCL is not new and there is excellent research and progress in reducing its occurrence and improving the treatment should it occur.  Here’s what patients should know:
  • It is a rare disease that appears to be associated with TEXTURED breast implants
  • If you notice significant swelling or changes in breast shape and size, call your plastic surgeon
  • If diagnosed and treated properly, it is curable
  • Patients desiring breast implants should know the difference between textured and smooth implants and discuss the best option for them with their surgeon."
I also recommend this in-depth post by another colleague, Dr. Karen Horton: ALCL and Breast Implants? The Rare Incidence of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

The FDA information page on ALCL has these recommendations for patients:
Educate yourself about breast implants before agreeing to surgery. Breast implants approved in the U.S. can be filled with either saline or with silicone gel. They come in different sizes and shapes and have either smooth or textured surfaces (shells). Additional information is available on FDA's Breast Implants website.

Although it is rare, BIA-ALCL appears to develop more frequently in women with textured implants than in women with smooth-surfaced implants. Before getting breast implants, make sure to talk to your health care provider about the benefits and risks of textured-surface vs. smooth-surfaced implants.

If you have breast implants, there is no need to change your routine medical care and follow-up. BIA-ALCL is rare. Although not specific to BIA-ALCL, you should follow standard medical recommendations including:
  • Follow your doctor's instructions on how to monitor your breast implants. If you notice any changes, contact your health care provider promptly to schedule an appointment. Get routine mammography screening and ask for a technologist specifically trained in performing mammograms on patients with breast implants.
  • If you have silicone gel-filled breast implants, get periodic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect ruptures as recommended by your health care provider. The FDA-approved product labeling for silicone gel-filled breast implants states that the first MRI should occur three years after implant surgery and every two years thereafter.
Additional Recommended Resources on BIA-ALCL:
Please explore these excellent resources, and, as always, if you have additional questions or note any swelling, please contact my office at 781-934-2200 to schedule a consultation.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

December 05, 2016

Our Gift Cards Make the Holidays Easy!

Don't forget...  our gift cards make terrific gifts for a teen, spouse or significant other.  

Christine Hamori gift cards can be purchased in any dollar amount and can be matched to correspond with a particular treatment, such as a facial, acne treatment, or laser hair removal.

Or, your gift recipient can choose from our extensive menu of treatments — including surgical, non-surgical and facial injectables.

We will help you wrap up the holidays! 

Please call the office at 781-934-2200 for more information, or stop by at 95 Tremont Street in Duxbury, MA.

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November 23, 2016

Kybella Eliminates Double Chin Without Surgery

Kybella, an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable for elimination of the dreaded "double chin" without surgery, is now available on Boston’s South Shore by Christine Hamori, MD, FACS.

Kybella is for adults with moderate to severe fat below the chin, also called submental fat. Submental fullness can affect both men and women, and can be influenced by genetics, weight gain and aging. It can also be resistant to diet and exercise.

Talk to Dr. Hamori to determine if Kybella might be right for you. See her page on Kybella here.

You may have seen Allergan's commercial on Kybella below.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

October 21, 2016

Juvéderm Volbella Now Available for Lip Enhancement

Deflated Lips Get the Treatment with Juvéderm Volbella® XC

Dr. Hamori is now offering Juvéderm Volbella® XC from Allergan. Volbella recently received FDA approval for use in the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids, or vertical lip lines.

Volbella is a hyaluronic acid facial filler that blends different molelcular weights. In clinical trials, Volbella was found to effectively increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of lines around the mouth in a majority of subjects through one year.

VOLBELLA® before-and-after photos of one of Dr. Hamori's patients.

If you are bothered by deflated lips, inquire with Dr. Hamori if you are a candidate for this treatment. For more information, click on: Juvéderm Volbella® XC.
Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

September 02, 2016

Dr. Hamori Invited Expert at Cannes Plastic Surgery Conference

Dr. Hamori presents a simplified classification system for labial protrusion

Visit Dr. Hamori's website dedicated to Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery + Vaginal Rejuvenation at www.labiaplastyboston.com
Boston-area plastic surgeon Dr. Christine Hamori has been invited to present at the internationally renowned F.A.C.E. 2 F@ce Aesthetic Congress in Cannes, France, September 9-10, 2016.

She will present to other plastic surgeons and industry attendees on her simplified classification system for labial protrusion as well as aesthetic enhancement of the labia majora with autologous fat known as “labial puff” enhancement. Dr. Hamori will also act as co-chair with Dr. Red Alinsod discussing energy based devices in aesthetic gynecology. She will also lead a session on the extended wedge labiaplasty technique.

Dr. Hamori is highly regarded by her peers for special expertise in Cosmetic GYN treatments, having performed hundreds of labiaplasty surgeries as well as many non-surgical labial puff rejuvenation treatments. She presents at plastic surgery conferences on labia surgery techniques and outcomes and is published on vaginal rejuvenation topics in medical journals. In addition to her general plastic surgery practice website, she has developed a website dedicated soley to treatments in the area of female genital aesthetics at www.labiaplastyboston.com.

April 20, 2016

Microneedling Is Here

Now offering Microneedling using the Rejuvapen in the Duxbury Skin Spa. The Rejuvapen uses microneedles to create microperforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis triggering the skin's natural repair mechanism to produce collagen and elastin. Microneedling benefits include:
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lifts, tightens, rejuvenates skin
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Improves appearance of stretch markes
  • Improve appearance of scars
  • Improves acne
We'll be posting more information soon. In the meantime see our recent Facebook post showing one patient's progress, and our Instagram post showing the Rejuvapen in use!

A video posted by Christine Hamori Skin Spa (@hamorispa) on

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket