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Patrick Sullivan, M.D.

Dr. Patrick Sullivan is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon in Providence, Rhode Island, who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, nose, breast and body. He is a former faculty member at Brown Universityâ€s School of Medicine. He is double Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as in the American Board of Otolaryngology – surgery of the head and neck.

To Dr. Sullivan, every patient warrants an unrivaled VIP treatment. While our cosmetic concerns and our physical characteristics may vary widely from person to person, Dr. Sullivan sees each of his patients as a uniquely important individual who warrants nothing short of the most personalized, caring and honest attention possible.

Please contact our plastic surgery office today serving Providence, Rhode Island and the surrounding region. Dr. Patrick Sullivan will be happy to meet with you in an initial consultation in our office, by phone if from out of state or country, or by Skype.

Meet Dr. Sullivan

Patrick K. Sullivan, MD is the former Division Chief of Cosmetic Surgery and a former Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Brown University Alpert School of Medicine. He is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon known for his artistry and innovative surgical skills. He has been recognized by US News & World Report as being in the top 1% of plastic surgeons in America (Castle Connolly Americaâ€s Top Doctors) and voted a Top Plastic Surgeon in “Best Doctors in America†(Woodward and White). As well as receiving these prestigious national honors, Dr. Sullivan is recognized annually in Rhode Island Monthly magazineâ€s “Top Docs†issue.

Dr. Sullivan is dedicated to patient safety while providing incredibly natural-looking results to both his local patients and the many patients who travel from all over the world. He is committed to bringing the latest ideas and proven treatments in the field of plastic surgery back to his practice in New England.

As the American recipient of the International College of Surgeons scholarship, Dr. Sullivan was awarded the unique opportunity to work as a Fellow with Dr. Paul Tessier in Paris and Professor Hugo Obwegeser in Zurich. There he learned to master the art of facial rejuvenation and body contouring. He holds a medical degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, and he completed residencies at both the University of Colorado and Brown University in Rhode Island.

Dr. Sullivan is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. His special approach to facelift, fat injections for facial contouring, facial rejuvenation, eyelid surgery, lower face and neck lift surgery, breast augmentation and body contouring surgery has led him to be recognized internationally as a leader in the field of plastic surgery. He is also invited each year to share his knowledge with his peers at both national and international plastic surgeonâ€s meetings, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Masterâ€s World Aesthetic Congress.

In addition to his speaking engagements and lecture series, Dr. Sullivanâ€s work has also been featured in medical journals as well as television, radio and print journalism. He is a regular contributor to the world renowned Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and recently won the award for best cosmetic article for his piece featuring his unique approach to lower eyelid rejuvenation.

Why Is Board Certification Important for Plastic Surgeons?

Patient safety is a cornerstone of our practice. A highly respected surgeon, Dr. Sullivan is frequently approached by media outlets to speak out on plastic surgery. NBC Channel 10 aired a story on the importance of proper board certification among plastic surgeons and featured Dr. Sullivan. View the video below.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Sullivan as My Plastic Surgeon?

Dr. Sullivan…

A true artist

Dr. Sullivan began developing his talent at age 12 with sculpting and painting. Though he majored in science at University, his favorite courses were in art. He continued following this artistic passion with his studies in Paris after his plastic surgery residency. Now his special artistic skills are employed in the operating room for each of his patients.

Below are several sections highlighting much of what distinguishes Dr. Sullivan from other plastic surgeons in both the United States and abroad. We hope you find this information helpful when selecting the best plastic surgeon for your desired treatment.

Natural-Looking Results

Any plastic surgeon can say they believe in obtaining natural results, which is why viewing a doctorâ€s patient photo gallery is critical to ensuring he or she is justified in making this claim. Dr. Sullivanâ€s hundreds of before-and-after pictures prove his highly developed skills in aesthetic surgery. Visit his photo gallery to discover his unique and world-recognized ability and talent to achieve incredibly natural-looking enhancements.

Surgical Skill and Experience

Dr. Sullivan has developed his own techniques, surgical instruments and special treatments to achieve very natural, customized enhancements for his patients. Working closely with each of his patients as VIPs and striving to provide them the best in care and the worldâ€s most natural aesthetic outcomes is a passion for him. This passion and enthusiasm is evident when you meet Dr. Sullivan, and also in his reviews and specially trained team. Dr. Sullivan’s planning of your treatment—and what many have described as “his magic” in the operating room—has given him the world-renowned results you see in the gallery. Recent interviews and published work in the New York Times, front-page coverage in The Providence Journal and additional features on NBC 10 and Channel 12 further underscore Dr. Sullivanâ€s national and international reputation for the finest in facial plastics and body contouring surgery.


Top 1% of Americas Plastic Surgeons Castle Connoly 2001-2016 Award
Selected as one of “Americaâ€s Top Doctors†By Castle Connolly. Award
Named in Wordward and Whiteâ€s “Best Doctors in America†as one of the “Top Surgeons in the United States†Award
Dr. Sullivan take the top spot for 2018 in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine “Top Plastic Surgeon†as voted on by his peers.

Teaching Engagements

Dr. Sullivan is invited by plastic surgeons to teach his special treatments at many national and international plastic surgery meetings every year. His publications about his treatments for his patients have received awards including “Best Cosmetic Paper of the Year†by the esteemed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. Though he loves to teach and give back to the specialty, taking care of the people who come to see him here in Rhode Island is always his first priority.

Local and International Community Involvement

Dr. Sullivan loves New England and cares for people at home as well as abroad. He provides services for injured people who come to the level 1 trauma center at Rhode Island Hospital after many forms of trauma, regardless of their ability to pay. Internationally, he goes on medical missions specializing in caring for children and adults with cleft lip and palate / craniofacial deformities. Dr. Sullivan has worked in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Peru and Venezuela. He has also made eight trips to Brazil.


Dr. Sullivan loves to enhance the appearance of people who come to see him, finding ways to artistically sculpt the existing underlying structure of each patient. If he does not feel treatment would be significantly helpful, he will always tell the truth. In addition, Dr. Sullivan turns down patients desiring treatment if he does not feel they are excellent candidates.


For every patient, Dr. Sullivan takes steps to find the lowest-risk treatment that will still provide an optimal result. He also avoids using general anesthesia with most surgeries he performs due to the potential risks it can present. Instead, M.D. anesthesiologists provide sedation to a level at which patients are completely comfortable and cannot feel, hear or see anything. As part of his global surgical procedure package, all patients are able to meet in-person with Dr. Sullivan during pre- and post-operative appointments to ensure everything is going according to plan.

Experienced, Compassionate Team

Dr. Sullivan surrounds himself with individuals who match his level of passion for providing the very best patient care and individualized attention a person could possibly receive. He has members on his team who have worked with him for nearly 20 years, and everyone shares the goal of delivering a “Best in the World†experience for patients from both near and far. In the event a patient is travelling from out of town, Dr. Sullivanâ€s team will work closely with them to ensure they are accommodated and comfortable every step of the way.

Satisfied Patients

Many patients have left reviews on their experience with Dr. Sullivan and his team. Feel free to go to our patient reviews page to read them.

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