Richard Zienowicz, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Brown University School of Medicine

dr zienowicz“I’m the surgeon that you hope someday might make things better for you. For some it will be in a small, minimally significant way. For many others it will be more dramatic and life-changing. In the time spent with me during your consultation, we will discuss your concerns as I examine the areas you want to address. You will also meet several of my staff members, who are some of the finest healthcare professionals you will ever come to know. As an associate professor of plastic surgery at Brown University, I also train young plastic surgeons including students from Brown Medical School.

“The decision to choose me as your surgeon requires that you develop enough confidence in my skills to give me permission to do what’s necessary to correct the problem that’s been bothering you. Countless questions can arise during this process. Please remember that we are here to fully respond to your individual questions and will always give honest, clinically sound responses. A member of my staff is always available to discuss your concerns.

“I have trained at some of the finest medical institutions in the world, including Cleveland Clinic, Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital and my alma mater, Brown. I am an oral board examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and board-certified in three specialties. I have performed live surgery in front of over 400 surgeons from more than 20 countries at the world’s most prestigious event held yearly in Atlanta, Georgia. My audience included the world’s finest esthetic surgeons. I have also been featured in Rhode Island Monthly and most recently was named one of America’s Top Cosmetic Surgeons by Castle Connolly in the New York Times in 2013.

“As an expert in breast and body contouring surgery, I have been asked to teach all over the world in many countries from Brazil to Japan. I am confident that I can deliver as fine a result as you will find anywhere in the world. One of my greatest joys in life is restoring my patients’ self-image. I realize I am only part of the healing equation and would like to be your coach in this quest for self-improvement or reconstruction. You will become a part of a team that you can depend on for understanding and genuine care. Most patients say it feels like family being here. We welcome you to experience the same.

“I travel to foreign countries several times a year to do pro bono surgery for children. Most recently I performed cleft lip and cleft palate repairs for children in Guatemala and burn reconstruction of the face, hands and breasts at the National Children’s Hospital in San Jose, Costa Rica.”

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Why Dr. Z?

We recognize there are a number of choices when choosing the plastic surgeon that is right for you. When making this important decision, consider the following about Dr. Zienowicz:

Board Certification - Dr. Zienowicz is dually board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Hand Surgery. Before you decide on a consultation with a plastic surgeon in Providence, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Boston, or Connecticut, ensuring board certification is one of the most important credential verifications you should perform. Board Certification ensures that your surgeon’s knowledge of performing invasive plastic and reconstructive surgical techniques has been vigorously tested in both written and oral examinations by the most highly qualified surgeons in the United States. Not only is Dr. Zienowicz dually board certified, he is a respected Board Examiner and among only a few hundred engaged in the testing program for plastic surgeons.

Education - Dr. Zienowicz has graduated from the following specialized programs at educational institutions that are internationally recognized for their contribution to the fields of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery

  • Brown Medical School
  • Cleveland Clinic School of Medicine
  • Harvard University School of Medicine/ Massachusetts General Hospital


Innovation - Dr. Zienowicz has invented, trained and published on two well accepted plastic surgery procedures.

AMBRA - Augmentation Mammaplasty By Reverse Abdominoplasty. Sounds complicated and technically it is, but basically this surgery address all of the objectives of what we call a “Mommy Makeover”. This is a single surgery that results in a breast lift with breast implants and an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). It is safe and a cost effective way to a beautiful result.

TABA - Trans-Abdominal Breast Augmentation. A specialized and technical procedure that combine a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with breast augmentation. The result is a beautiful flat tummy and breast implants without any incision or scarring.

Dr. Zienowicz has published his research and results of AMBRA and TABA in plastic surgery textbooks and important medical journals and was invited to perform AMBRA live at the prestigious Atlanta Breast Symposium for breast specialty plastic surgeons around the World.

If you would like more information on whether AMBRA or TABA may be the perfect procedure for you, please contact our office at 401.453.0120 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Honesty & Integrity – The majority of Dr. Zienowicz’s plastic and cosmetic surgery consultations result from the referral of highly satisfied patients. Additionally, Dr. Zienowicz is the plastic surgeon who performs cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on former Brown University residents now in private practice, and their family members. Why? – Because those in the medical community know first-hand the quality of Dr. Z’s results, his dedication to excellence, his honesty and integrity. He was voted Top Doctor for Women by the Nurses of Rhode Island who remain his most loyal clientele.

For expert cosmetic surgery from a board-certified plastic surgeon, look to bodybyz. For more information or a consultation, call 401.453.0120. Or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form. Dr. Zienowicz welcomes patients from nearby Rhode Island to out of town patients from Connecticut, Boston, New York, New Hampshire, Maine and across the country.