Meet Dr. Plamondon
Dr. Caroline J. Plamondon has earned a reputation with patients, medical staff and fellow physicians alike for the results she achieves and for the holistic care of her patients. With advanced international training along with twenty years of experience, Dr. Plamondon utilizes the latest techniques and employs advanced technology to achieve beautiful, natural-looking outcomes for her patients. "My ultimate goals are to listen carefully to your hopes, to understand what you would like to achieve, and to tailor a surgery accordingly...". The comfort and care of her patients is her greatest priority. Ultimately, it is about you.
In addition to serving men and women from across Southern New England, Dr. Plamondon is very engaged in serving patients who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community and has been a speaker and lecturer at LGBTQ+ Pride events. She is an active member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health).
Dr. Plamondon is fluent in French and functional in Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her life partner John and their two rescued dogs. She practices yoga and meditation, is an avid reader and passionate about story-telling, rescues all animals in need, enjoys the outdoors (cycling, skiing, sailing) in addition to loving cooking and traveling.
Skills and Specialties
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Plamondon is highly trained and experienced in performing a wide variety of procedures. Her top performed surgeries are breast surgeries (augmentation, lift, reconstruction including gender affirming top surgeries) and facial surgeries (lips, nose/chin surgeries including facial feminization surgery).
Education and Training
Dr. Plamondon earned her medical degree (MD) from the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada with a residency in General Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, followed by an additional 6-months of fellowship specializing in Maxillofacial Surgery in Paris, France, as well as an additional year of fellowship specializing in Craniofacial Surgery at University of North Carolina affiliated hospitals. From there, she started and ran her own private practice for 20 years while being Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in Plastic Surgery at Brown University School of Medicine from 1999 to 2008. She joined Southcoast Health in 2019.
Dr. Plamondon is honored to be a member of the following organizations:
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Rhode Island Medical Society
- Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Awards and Recognition
For her outstanding patient care, Dr. Plamondon has earned countless 5-star ratings and awards, including:
- Honor Roll by Healthgrades
- Top 10 State Doctor by Vitals
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition by Vitals
- Best of the Best Southcoast 2021, 2022
- Patients' Choice Award by Vitals
Dr. Plamondon is licensed to practice in Rhode Island and Massachussetts and she performs all her surgical procedures at accredited medical facilities for the utmost safety and comfort of her patients. She is pleased to hold medical privileges at the following locations:
- Southcoast Surgery Center (Dartmouth), 300D Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747
- Charlton Memorial Hospital, 363 Highland Avenue, Fall River, MA 02720
- St. Luke’s Hospital, 101 Page Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
"I had a c-section scar from a traumatic experience; 31 years later, I was still dealing with the daily reminder of that experience. I have seen multiple doctors over the years to discuss abdominoplasty and Dr. Plamondon was THANKFULLY my final stop. Dr. P and her staff were so wonderful and understanding and within days of my first visit, I booked the surgery. I am now three weeks post op and I am so thrilled already with the results. Very nice people and beautifully done. Thank you again"
"Love that doctor. "
"Dr. Plamondon, Thank you so much for your skill and kindness before, during, and after my mastectomy. I appreciate that every time I have had a concern, you and your staff have comforted and encouraged me. Already, with just expanders, I am so pleased with reconstruction. I can't thank you enough for your exceptional professional abilities. You have given me a piece of myself back. Sincerely, Tara"
"Great surgeon, professional, explains clearly, takes time to listen."
"I am writing this at the request of my wife. She is thrilled with the results (and so am I!). We had never been to a plastic surgeon before, though multiple people had recommended Dr. Plamondon to us, we were still a bit unsure. During our initial consultation we Dr "P" could not have been more caring or compassionate. She took lots of time with us, answered all our questions with patience, provided us with options and lots of information. We had visited two other plastic surgeons first, but my wife chose Dr. P for her procedure because she made her feel safe and comfortable, and also because she is a woman. Three months later and my wife feels like herself again "a whole woman" as she describes the feeling. "