Dr. Lawrence N. Gray

Dr. Lawrence Gray, founder and medical director of Atlantic Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa, has over 33 years of experience in cosmetic, reconstructive and plastic surgery. Women and men from throughout New England and around the world continually choose Dr. Gray for his technical skill, excellent reputation and personal demeanor. Dr. Gray and the full medical staff are committed to helping each patient look and feel their best and meet their personal aesthetic goals.

Experience Makes the Difference

Originally from a small town in Indiana, Dr. Gray completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis and then earned his Doctor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. New England entered his heart when he attended Boston University for general surgery, and he decided to return to the area after completing his residency in plastic surgery at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Illinois.

In 1985, Dr. Gray traveled up the coast of New England and founded Atlantic Plastic Surgery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, just 60 miles north of Boston. Today, Dr. Gray is the only plastic surgeon in New Hampshire with a surgical facility certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, the gold standard in accreditation.

After opening the practice, Dr. Gray began with a specialty in hand surgery and soon became the leading plastic surgeon for breast augmentation in New England. In 2004, as part of the Sientra Clinical study, Dr. Gray was one of only 15 plastic surgeons in the United States selected to offer silicone breast implants. He was also the first plastic surgeon to report internationally on the use of the Axis 3D imager which helps patients see how breast implants sizes and shapes will look on their body.

Internationally, Dr. Gray is recognized for a number of techniques, including as the originator of scarless breast reduction, a major advancement in breast reduction surgery that is now used by plastic surgeons world-wide. His experience in this technique is unmatched, having performed over 2,000 cases in the last 20 years. He is also well-known for the MACS facelift as well as drainless tummy tuck.

Committed to staying on the forefront of plastic surgery, Dr. Gray frequently attends professional conferences and studies the latest developments in surgical procedures, such as buttock enhancement, the expanding use of fat grafting, and non-invasive cosmetic treatments, such as Ultherapy® and CoolSculpting®. He pays meticulous attention to current plastic surgical research and studies in professional journals and textbooks.

Focused on Giving Back

Dr. Gray is committed to supporting his local community, having been a part of the Portsmouth, NH community for over 30 years. In addition to helping at school and sports events for his three children who are now grown, he is an active member of Rotary International, participating on the college scholarship committee, selling trees at Christmas, and helping with other activities.

Outside of the United States, Dr. Gray has participated in humanitarian trips to Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, and Guatemala through Rotaplast International, Vietnam through Interplast and Ecuador through Medical Missions for Children. In October 2018, he will lead a trip to Bangladesh in October 2018 with Rotaplast International focused on cleft lip, palate and burn repair.


  • B.A.: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • M.D.: Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • General Surgery Residency: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Plastic Surgery Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Certification/ Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • International Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • International Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

Recent Publications & Presentations

“Scarpa Sparing Abdominoplsty with Concomitant Liposuction: No Drains Needed”,  presented by Dr. Lawrence Gray and Dr. Brannon Claytor to the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2nd to 7th, 2016.


Tummy Tuck with Liposuction: No Drains Needed”, presented with Dr. Brannon Claytor and Dr. Michael Baker to the annual meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in New York City, April 11th to 16th, 2013.

“MACS Facelit iwht FATS, (Finger Assisted Tissue Separation”, Lawrence N Gray, MD, Brannon Claytor, MD, Abstract presented to the International Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, September 4th-8th, 2012.

“Correction of late Breast Implant Pstosis with Conversion to Composite Muscle Pocket and Placement and of a Larger Implant.” Lawrence N. Gray, MD, Brannon Claytor, MD, Abstract presented to the International Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Conference, GEneva, Switzerland, September 4th-8th, 2012.

“Improving Results of Augmentation Mammaplasty Using Axis Three Imager”, New England Society of of Plastic and Reconstructve Surgeon, Hancock, Massachusetts, 6/10.

“Silicone Breast Implants and Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, published by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 11/08.

“Options for Breast Reduction”, Course Instruction at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, 10/31/08 and to ASPRS in Baltimore, Maryland, 10/29/07.

“Experience with Silicone Breast Implants”, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 6/3/07.

Liposuction Only Breast Reduction Panel, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Boston, Mass, 5/20/03.

“Liposuction Breast Reduction”, Course Instruction, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002.

“Lipoosuction Breast Reduction”, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 2001.

“Re-evaluating Lipoplasty-Only Breast Reduction”, Published by Aesthetic Surgery Journal, May-June, 2001.

“Liposuction Breast Reduction”, Published by Perspectives in Plastic Surgery, Volume 1, Number 1, 2001.

“Lipoplasty-only Breast Reduction”. Published by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, May-June 2001.

“Update on Experience with Liposuction Breast Reduction”. Published by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 6/01.

“Liposuction Breast Reduction.” Published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, May/ June 1998.

“Circumferential Abdominoplasty,” Lipoplasty Society of North America, 12th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 10/6/95.

“Reduction Mammoplasty with Liposuction,” Lipoplasty Society of North America, 13th Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 11/9/96.

“Liposuction Breast Reduction,” Lipoplasty Society of North America, 14th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 9/19/97.

“Liposuction Breast Reduction,” American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, 24th Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 10/7/98.

Community Involvement

  • Rotaplast
  • Medical Missions for Children
  • Interplast
  • Portsmouth Rotary Club
  • Past President Portsmouth Medical Society

Dr. Gray’s work in Developing Countries

It takes heart to be an outstanding plastic surgeon. The extent of Dr. Gray’s work as a plastic surgeon is not limited to New Hampshire, nor even to the United States. He has gone on volunteer trips through Interplast, Rotaplast (part of Rotary International) and Medical Missions for Children, providing burn repair and correction of cleft lip and palate disorders to children in developing countries.

Dr. Gray has made trips to Argentina, Vietnam, Chile, Venezuela and Ecuador to provide free cleft lip and palate repair to impoverished children who would otherwise go without treatment. On his most recent trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, Dr. Gray said, “My gratification comes from seeing the happiness on the mothers’ face when her child looks normal.”

Before & Afters

Individual results may vary.