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Dr. Samuel Lin, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

110 Francis St Ste 5a , Boston, MA




35 Reviews

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Dr. Samuel Lin, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Boston, MA. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lin to book an appointment.

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Dr. Samuel Lin, MD - Reviews

Jan 14, 2020


I’m very pleased and grateful to you for an excellent job.

Jan 09, 2020


Thank you for being such an incredible surgeon for me. I truly appreciate your honesty and guidance. Individuals like you are the ones that push medicine forward and provide optimum quality. Your attention and care are forever engraved in my heart and mind. Thank you again!

Jan 06, 2020


I know doctors are busy, but please try to get rest… Thank you again for everything, Dr. Lin!

Jan 02, 2020


I appreciate having your calming presence during my care. Thank you for all your support and attention!

Dec 31, 2019


Thank you for your tremendous skill in performing the multiple operations dealing with my wound closure. Your talent and caring manner is a credit to the medical profession. The work you do is so important, and you excel at your work in every way possible. Thank you on behalf of my wife and family. We will never forget what you have done for us. At all times you and your staff treated me with dignity and courtesy.

Dec 27, 2019


I am your patient who has been working with the physical therapist and as a result able to smile after your procedure. Thank you for your excellent and superb care!

Dec 23, 2019


“Thank you for everything, Dr. Lin! See you in December 2019.”

Dec 19, 2019


Thank you for the happiness you’ve brought to me this year after my procedure. I hope the people you are spending the holidays with know how lucky they are… Wishing you all the best this holiday season.

Dec 16, 2019


My brother hit me in the nose years ago and now after your care and rhinoplasty it looks straight again!

Dec 07, 2019


Thank you for the excellent job fixing my nostril area- they are totally symmetric now!

Dec 02, 2019


Want to thank you Dr. Lin for all you have done; you and your team for me back in June. You were all wonderful!

Nov 29, 2019


Thank you for all your concern and excellent work on my behalf. I hope this new year brings continued health and happiness to you and your family.

RW – Nov 11, 2019


Thank you so much for the excellent care.

1 CR – Nov 06, 2019


I am writing this letter as a follow up to my daughter, Angela’s, Rhinoplasty and deviated septum surgery in August. Knowing that you have so many patients, I will try to familiarize you with her situation. She had, at this point in time, just completed her freshman year in college and was about to transfer to San Francisco. She came to you primarily to have nose surgery. As a parent, I always believed that my daughter was a beautiful young woman. However, my husband and I supported her in her decision to have her nose “fixed”. She had a minor bump and had been the subject of bullying in high school and middle school because of her nose. As bright and as talented as my daughter was, her confidence in her appearance and in other aspects of her life had been compromised. She had a very successful surgery at your gifted hands. You were able to repair her deviated septum but, more importantly, you were able to shave down the bump and sculpt her nose. What a beautiful job! She just graduate

Oct 23, 2019


I’m so grateful for all you’ve done for me this year – thank you. Happy Holidays!

LT – Oct 15, 2019


I just wanted to drop a quick line to tell you how grateful I am for your recently performed surgery. I feel fantastic, look awesome and only wish I had done it sooner. A-One service by all. Thank you so much. I am forever grateful.

RR – Oct 11, 2019


Thank you so much for the great work you did on my breast reduction. I can’t tell you how much happier (not to mention easier) my life is now, and I have you to thank. I have been recommending you to everyone who asks, and I will continue to do so. Keep up the great work!

Aug 11, 2019


After losing weight (around 20 lbs) and working out 4 days a week, I still had very large breasts(36H) and a "pot" belly from having 2 kids. I finally decided in June 2018 to make an appointment with Dr. Lin. It takes a while to get an appointment. I saw him in September 2018. He felt that due to the size of my breasts and my smaller frame that I would be approved. He also felt like a TT would help me be happy with the results. I left the appointment excited. I saw Dr. Lin at 1 week post op which I drove myself to. Both Dr. Lin and the assistant were shocked at how well I was doing. I wasn't straight but close to it. It is now 7 weeks post op and I am totally happy with my results. I am a small 36DD or large D. I started back to crossfit this last week. I am wearing a bikini at the beach for the first time in decades! My pants are inches too big and that is with a binder on! What I have to say is GET IN SHAPE PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY!!! My legs are super strong and that helped!

1 Jun 24, 2019


Nobody wants to hear that he has a "unique and complex" tumor of the nose. Those words came forth from Dr. Lin during the first minute of our first meeting. Although perhaps too blunt to another patient's ears, I greatly appreciated the honesty. This honesty coupled with his compassion, good humor and exceptional skill resulted in a could-not-be-better experience. My diagnosis was a large hemangioma. The first surgery removed the benign tumor. During another procedure Dr. Lin created a nasalabial flap by removing tissue from my left cheek. One month later Dr. Lin performed a second surgery where he reduced the flap and created my new left nostril. It looks great: the tissue color and texture matches perfectly and the scaring is slight to impossible to see. Overall a fantastic experience with Dr. Lin and his entire team of Surgical Fellows, nurses, PA's and administrative staff.

May 27, 2019


Dr. Lin is a remarkable surgeon. I want to thank him for his patience with me and for doing such a wonderful job on my breast reduction surgery. Dr. Lin is very knowledgeable and confident, but most importantly, he is very caring and compassionate. I would recommend anyone to Dr. Lin.

Apr 08, 2019


Dr. Lin was the third and final consult that I had for rhinoplasty. I was sure after my initial consult with Dr. Lin that I had found the right surgeon. I am impressed by Dr. Lin's ability to make a beautiful, functional nose. I would 100% recommend Dr. Lin for this procedure to anyone who asks. His bedside manner is amazing.Has met with me several times to make sure I am healing well. I am continuing to notice small changes in my nasal tip as residual swelling goes down and I am very happy!

Mar 15, 2019


For the longest time, the thought of getting my nose fixed was on the list but I had this fear of getting surgery. I finally decided to take initiative and was referred to Dr.Lin. Dr.Lin and his staff made sure to make me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. The surgery itself felt as if it went by super quick and the recovery to heal was not as bad as I expected. The end results came out to be great especially because I was able to breathe.The internal and external part looks great!

J Thorpe in Boston, MA – Jan 22, 2019


Dr. Lin performed a DIEP flap surgery on me. My stomach wasn’t this flat when I was 17 years old! I am so happy with the outcome. The recovery went great. I had a couple of optional touch up day surgeries months later that also went wonderfully! My new "normal" is beyond my expectations! I do not know how I could ever possibly show my gratitude to Dr. Lin and everyone at his office! They made me whole again, physically and emotionally! Dr. Lin really is the best!

Oberonhotspur in MA – Nov 03, 2018


I've had rhinoplasty and septoplasty and inside of my nose has collapsed, reducing ability to breathe and outside was uneven and made me very unhappy. Dr. Lin solved both problems perfectly! I can breathe better than ever (I'm a yoga instructor and marathoner and it matters!) and the shape is so nice. I feel so happy.

1 Lkoplik in Boston, MA – Sep 30, 2018


Dr. Lin is an incredibly conscientious, kind, attentive doctor. He listened to all of my concerns and never made me feel like any question was something silly. He was happy to provide me with multiple projection photos of my nose and me with me multiple times to ensure I had the best possible result. I had very little bruising and never needed to take any strong pain medicine because he did such a good job. I am absolutely thrilled with his work and would highly recommend him to anybody.

2 Jan 20, 2018


For years I had joked with my friends/family about having cosmetic rhinoplasty. I had a very obvious dorsal hump on my nose and I always described my side profile as 'carrot-like.' I was too shy to turn my face to the side in photos and in public. I had done some research on surgeons, and once I read Dr. Lin's website and reviews, I booked an appointment right away. Upon meeting Dr. Lin, I knew that he was going to be my surgeon. My nose really is beautiful, something I never thought before!

1 Tracey J in Boston, MA – Nov 21, 2017


Based upon my own experince, Dr. Lin is a very talented and skilled surgeon. He was also very easy and pleasant to work with. He has a calm adn reassuring manner about him and encouraged input from me which I appreciated. I would have no hesitaiton to return to Dr. Lin for future procedures and can highly recommend him! I came to appreciate that rhinoplasty to be one of the most difficult to perform successfully and focused on finding the best rhinolasty surgeons, and the results prove it.

Hanover, NH – Sep 30, 2017


My experience with Dr. Lin was truly amazing. From the moment I met him, I knew that he was the right surgeon for me. He is by far the nicest, most approachable and down to earth surgeon I have ever met. He is kind, caring, humble, takes the time to listen, and explains everything. I received great care end to end (consultation to surgery and followup). He does wonderful work-I couldn't be happier with the results and would not trust my face/nose to anyone else! I highly recommend him!

Crosseti in Boston, MA – Jul 01, 2017


I researched many doctors in the Boston area before selecting Dr. Lin. I was incredibly pleased with my choice.Dr. Lin answered my parents' and my questions patiently and delivered above and beyond expectations. He was very straightforward and realistic as to what the process entailed, including customized detail on how he would fix my particular nose injury. He was also very focused on ensuring that the operation didn't affect breathing. His demeanor is reassuring and he has the 'care' factor

JeniLee in Boston, MA – Apr 17, 2017


For many years, prior to surgery in October 2015, I am not sure if I was born with a deviated septum or if it was a result of playing sports- I never opted for surgery until it became nearly impossible to breathe and at the same time my nostril looked collapsed as well. Thankfully, I called Dr. Lin's office and I knew right away I could trust him to perform the surgery necessary to help me breathe better and repair my collapsed nostril.I am happy I can breathe again and my nose looks fantastic!

Kspedd in Dallas, TX – Mar 28, 2017


I had several procedures during a surgery for skin removal after massive weight loss (100+#). My initial surgeon, himself a highly regarded board certified surgeon, recommended Dr. Lin perform the interior thigh reduction/lift. The results - even at six weeks post op-- bear that out. I recommend Dr. Lin with the highest regard and without reservation for his surgical skills and his ability to connect and to communicate with his patients. For me, both were necessary to have the best outcome!

kdan1 in Chicago, IL – Dec 11, 2016


I want to start off by saying that Dr. Samuel Lin is an extremely talented surgeon and a remarkable human being. I broke my nose during my freshman year of college (playing sports). As a result of this injury, I had difficulty breathing -- especially during the wintertime. Dr. Lin was the second surgeon I reached out to regarding my nose. After my initial appointment with Dr. Lin, I knew that I was in good hands. I actually felt like he cared about my breathing problem and wanted to fix it!

1 Anne Margaret in Boston, MA – Nov 18, 2016


2 hr wait. Met with him after referral. He spent 3 minutes with me. Upon reviewing my medical chart after, he wrote wrong notes on me (smoker, i never smoked, that i used nasalstrips, never, and he called me sev times , he didnt not, took 3 wks to return calls). As a clinician and patient, one of worst I have ever seen. NOt a quality visit, never took notes, and clearly could not remember our visit, as my office note in the chart indicated. Would not go back, nor refer my pts or family to him.

1 Joanne F in jamaica plain, MA – Apr 30, 2016


Dr. Lin performed facial plastic surgery after I had chemo and radiation for esophageal cancer and during the surgery he removed scar tissue in my neck. I am now much more comfortable and can speak normally again.

2 Dec 31, 2015


I recently had a breast reduction and Dr. Lin was terrific! He answered all my questions and let me know exactly what he was going going to do. The results came out amazing and I would recommend him to anyone having breast surgery.