Cosmetic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Rejuvenation of the Aging Face Facelift, Eyelid Surgery Rhinoplasty Chin Implant Otoplasty (Ear pinning)
Associate Staff Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Jul. 2008 - Present
Clinical Instructor Harvard Medical School
Oct. 2009 - Present
Associate Staff Tufts Medical Center
Jul. 2008 - Present
Courtesy Staff Boston Center for Plastic Surgery
Sep. 2008 - Present
Associate Staff Winchester Hospital
Jul. 2008 - Present
Diplomate Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Fellow American Board of Head and Neck Surgery
Managing Director, Beacon Facial Plastic Surgery. Boston, MA.
Jul. 2009 - Present
Private Practice Winchester, MA
Jul. 2008 - Present
19th Century Spanish Literature
When meeting your plastic surgeon for the first time you want the basics to start: board certified, highly recommended, highly meticulous. Dr. Numa is a double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who is known by both his patients and colleagues as a surgeon who strives to achieve an aesthetically pleasing, and natural-appearing result in the surgical rejuvenation of the aging face, neck and eyes, and rhinoplasty surgery. He arrives at this through a keen sense of aesthetics, as well as meticulously concealing incisions and avoiding unnatural contours and vectors.
He focuses his area of expertise on aesthetic surgery of the face and neck. While his academic background is outstanding, his care in the operating room is extraordinary. Looking at his credentials, you'll find William Numa, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as Diplomate of the American Academy of Head and Neck Surgery. He completed residency training in head and neck surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and advanced subspecialty fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Tulane University and the Hedgewood Surgical Center. He maintains an academic affiliation as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Eye Infirmary. He also lectures residents at Tufts University and Boston University Medical School.
He is also the co-editor of the textbook Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty, as well as the author of multiple articles and book chapters on cosmetic facial plastic surgery, frequently lecturing extensively on these subjects.
Dr. Numa is a recipient of the Collin Karmody Resident Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in head and neck surgery. He also serves as a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
Research and Publications
"Masters Techniques in Rhinoplasty" (Editor and Co-Author)
Azizzadeh, B.; Murphy, M.; Johnson, CM.; Numa, W. Elsevier-Saunders - 2011
"Nasal Anatomy and Physiology" Chapter in "Masters Techniques in Rhinoplasty"
Azizzadeh, B.; Numa, W. Elsevier-Saunders - 2011
"Primary Open Structure Rhinoplasty" in "Masters Techniques in Rhinoplasty"
Johnson, CM.; Numa, W. Elsevier-Saunders - 2011
"Hispanic Rhinoplasty" Chapter in "Masters Techniques in Rhinoplasty"
Cobo, R.; Numa, W. Elsevier-Saunders - 2011
"The Role of the Earlobe in the Surgical Rejuvenation of the Aging Face"
Numa, W.; Johnson, CM. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
"Alar Base Flap and Suspending Suture. (ABFSs): A Strategy to Restore Symmetry to the Nasal Alar Contour in Primary Cleft Lip Rhinoplasty."
Numa, W.; Hamdan, U. Laryngoscope 2006 Dec.;116 (12):2171-2177
Podium Presentation Triological Society - Chicago, IL - May. 2006
"Dysphonia & Dysphagia: An Unusual Presentation of Intratemporal Rhabdomyosarcoma in a Child."
Burchard, A.; Numa, W.; Elliott, C. Presentation Eastern Section Triological Society Meeting Toronto - Jan. 2006
"Silent Sinus Syndrome: A Case Presentation and Comprehensive Review of All Reported Cases to Date."
Numa, W. et al.
Presentation Eastern Section of the Triological Society Meeting, NYC, NY. - Jan. 2004
Ann Otol Rhino Lar 114 (9): 688-694 - Sep. 2005
"Classification of headache and facial pain"
Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 36(6):1055-62, v, 2003 Dec. Numa, W.; Karmod, CS.
Fritsch, M.; Numa, W. "Atlas of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" DM Toriumi Ed. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LW&W) (In press)
Ducic, Y.; Numa, W.; Hilger, P. in "Atlas of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" DM. Toriumi Ed. LW&W (In press)
Lee, A.; Numa, W. in "Atlas of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" DM. Toriumi, Ed. LW&W. (In press)
Chapter in "Otolaryngology: A Surgical Notebook" KJ Lee, Ed. Thieme, NY 2007. Numa, W.; McRae, R.
"Computed Tomography (CT) Characterization of Cochlear dysplasia: Does dilation at the junction of the first and second turn correlate with SNHL?"
Caruso, P.; Numa, W.; Merchant, S.; Curtin, H. Presented at the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) - Meeting 2004.
"External Frontoethmoidectomy: Its role in the treatment of complicated Frontoethmoid Rhinosinusitis."
Desai, U.; Numa, W.; Rebeiz, E. Presented at the Combined Otolaryngologic Spring Meeting (COSM) - Phoenix, AZ. - Apr. 2004
"Cutaneous mucormycosis of the head and neck with parotid gland involvement: first report of a case."
Numa, W.; Foster, P.; Wachholz, J.; Civantos, F.; Gomez-Fernandez, C.; Weed, D. Ear Nose Throat Journal 83(4):282. - Apr. 2004
"Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence."
New England Otolaryngological Society Meeting (NEOS) - Dec. 2003
"Lesser Palatine Nerve Block."
Numa, W.; Blevins, N. Presented Eastern Section Triological Society Meeting - Nov. 2002
"Language-specific Hearing-related Changes in Vowel Spaces: A Preliminary Study of English- and Spanish-Speaking Cochlear Implant Users."
Perkell, J.; Numa, W.; Vick, J.; Lane, H.; Balkany, T. Ear and Hearing Vol. 22 (6) - Dec. 2001
Funded by NIDCD
"Endoscopic Resection of Esthesioneuroblastomas."
Casiano, R.; Numa, W. American Journal of Rhinology 15(4): 271-279. - Dec. 2001
"Efficacy of Transoral Intraluminal Wallstent prosthesis placement in Tracheal Stenosis and Tracheomalacia."
Casiano, R.; Numa, W. Laryngoscope 110 (10): 1607-1612. - Oct. 2001
"The Efficacy of Computed Tomographic Image-guided Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Residency Training Programs."
Casiano, R.; Numa, W. Laryngoscope 110 (8): 1277-1282. - Aug. 2001
Podium Presentation, Southern Section Triological Society - Jan. 2001
"Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery for Neoplasms of the Nose and Sinuses"
Casiano, R.; Numa, W. Cur. Op Oto-HNS Vol.7(2). - Apr. 199
"Changes in Vowel Spaces with a change in Hearing: A test of a language specific prediction of two competing Hypothesis."
Podium Presentation, Chandler Society Meeting - Jun. 1999