Dr. Said Samra Appointed to Meridian Board

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Said Samra, MD, FACS, founder of The Samra Group and board certified plastic surgeon has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Meridian Hospitals Corporation. As a long time member of the community and partner of Meridian hospital system, Dr. Samra proudly accepts this appointment and looks forward to lending his expertise and unique perspective to the board. Learn more about Dr. Said Samra now.

Nicholas Dinner Highlights Samra Specialties

Nicholas Dinner Highlights Samra Specialties

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December 15th, we hosted a dinner at Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank with a great group of various physicians and surgeons from the Monmouth county area.

The theme was Samra Plastic Surgery: Head to Toe. It was an opportunity to review new techniques in plastic surgery and discuss how physicians can partner with us to provide the best patient care available!

Call 732-739-2100 to schedule your appointment with any of our board certified plastic surgeons.

Dr. Samra Now Board Certified in Surgery of the Hand

Dr. Samra Now Board Certified in Surgery of the Hand

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Dr. Salem Samra has just become double board certified! In addition to being Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Samra recently became Board Certified in Surgery of the Hand by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. To be eligible for board certification in surgery of the hand, a surgeon must be board certified in orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, or general surgery and have completed a fellowship in hand surgery. If these requirements have been met, the hand surgeon submits a list of cases collected over a 15-month period to the Board for review. If the cases demonstrate that the surgeon has performed the full spectrum of hand surgery in his practice and the case list is approved, the surgeon is eligible to sit for a rigorous four-hour written examination that tests his or her fund of knowledge and understanding in the field of hand surgery. Dr. Salem Samra has completed all requirements and passed the exam, placing him in a select group of plastic surgeons nationwide who have attained this distinctive achievement. Dr. Samra is thrilled to be able to offer his patients the highest level of care and expertise in the practice of plastic and hand surgery. ​Read more about Dr. Salem Samra now…

Complex Hernia Repair, Fast Recovery

Complex Hernia Repair, Fast Recovery

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Read the November/December issue of Meridian HealthViews featuring Dr. Salem Samra’s patient, George Stader. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Salem Samra performed a complex hernia repair on Mr. Stader at Bayshore Community Hospital​. Dr. Samra is pleased to see George recovered and back to normal activities and proud to be able to offer such advanced treatment options at Bayshore. Dr. Salem Samra is a proud member of The Samra Group with offices in Holmdel and Old Bridge. Call 732-739-2100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Samra.   Read George Stader’s patient story here…


Cosmetic Injectable Filler Treatment in NJ

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Jeunesse Medical Spa in Monmouth & Middlesex County, New Jersey provides all types of Dermal Fillers for Restoring Smoother Skin.

Injectable facial fillers are an effective way to soften and reduce the wrinkles in the face. They are used by cosmetic and plastic surgeons to reduce wrinkles and folds in the faces of patients. These fillers are widely used today in anti-aging facial skin care.

The fillers offered at Jeunesse Medical Spa are:


Juvederm® is an injectable facial filler used for reducing wrinkles. It is made of hyaluronic acid and infused with lidocaine for better comfort during the treatment.


Restylane® is a wrinkle filler that is temporary, non-animal form of hyaluronic acid gel, a naturally occurring substance that binds water to cells. Restylane® injections consist of a clear gel that is injected into the skin using a very thin needle.


RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is another option for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It is an injectable filler that works by immediately restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).


Similar to Botox, DYSPORT® is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic is the first facial injectable that can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly. It replaces lost collagen to give you a more natural-looking appearance without giving you away.

Read more on other cosmetic treatments provided at Jeunesse Medical Spa.

Plastic Surgery News & Specials – August 2013

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August 2013
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Learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the treatment options we offer.


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You may be thinking about Back To School already, but wait! You still have a whole month of summer ahead of you! Remember to keep up with your daily skin protection regimen. Read on to learn how you can make small adjustments that will make a big impact on your skin while you squeeze out this last month of fun in the sun. Don’t forget to check out our specials too!

Procedure Highlight: Carpal Tunnel Endoscopic Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition that causes numbness, pain, and discomfort in the hand, afflicting an estimated 75 million people globally. Treatments for CTS are generally successful, but early diagnosis is important.

Treatment Options:
Non-surgical treatments may include behavioral changes such as reducing or eliminating repetitive hand motion, wearing wrist splints at night or receiving anti-inflammatory medication taken orally or injected into the carpal tunnel.

Surgical treatments vary, but the two most common are: Open Surgery and Endoscopic Surgery. Both procedures share the goal of easing pressure on the median nerve by surgically cutting the transverse ligament and thereby enlarging the carpal tunnel to make more room for the nerve. Both procedures are effective, but Endoscopic Surgery results in faster recovery time, less post-operative pain and a smaller, less-noticeable scar.

During single-portal Endoscopic Surgery, a small incision is made in the crease of the wrist, where the surgeon inserts a small camera mounted to a surgical instrument called a SmartRelease™ ECTR. This device allows the surgeon to see inside the carpal tunnel using a video monitor. The surgeon then precisely cuts the ligament using a retractable blade within the SmartRelease™ ECTR, without opening the entire palm. Once the ligament is fully released, the blade is retracted, the instrument is withdrawn and the small incision is sutured and dressed.
The guiding principle of this minimally invasive procedure is to minimize post-operative pain by avoiding an open incision extending from the wrist across to the palm. Endoscopic Surgery is highly effective and has been used for more than 20 years. It results in less post-operative pain, a minimal scar concealed by a wrist crease, and generally allows patients to resume some normal activities in a short period of time.

We are pleased to announce Dr. Salem Samra is one of the FEW surgeons in the tri-state area to offer Endoscopic Surgery.

Little Mistakes That Can Damage Your Skin

If you’re worried about wrinkles and other signs of aging on the skin, you probably have a pretty healthy skincare regimen worked out. Moisturizing, wearing sunscreen and avoiding too much direct sunlight can help preserve your youthful glow for a long time. This time of year is the most dangerous for our skin, and even if you are taking the basic precautions to protect yourself, there are a few small mistakes you might be making that you aren’t aware of.

Skipping the shades:

Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion statement. You need them to protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation. If you think it’s OK to skip the sunglasses every once in a while, think again. Whenever you go outside on a sunny day without dark glasses, you are most likely going to be squinting. Can you guess what repetitive squinting leads to over time? Crow’s feet – which you may have to treat with Botox if you’re not careful.

Tip: Keep a pair of sunglasses in the car so you’ll never end up squinting and driving.

Suntan lotion instead of moisturizer:
Sunscreen is the consistency of moisturizer, so it must provide the same benefits as your daily lotion, right? Wrong. Not all sunscreen hydrates the skin, and in some cases, it may add extra oils or even dry you out. While protecting yourself with sunscreen is essential, you must also be sure that you are giving your skin the moisture it needs to stay healthy.

Tip: Bring your favorite moisturizer to the drug store and compare its list of ingredients with the sunscreens you are considering purchasing.

Unprotected in the evenings:
The most dangerous time of day for your skin is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., but this doesn’t mean you’re good to go without sunscreen before or after this window. Your skin can still get burned or sun damaged in the morning or evenings, and you can’t rely on clouds or overcast skies to protect you, either. No matter what time of day, if the sun is up, you need to wear sunscreen. If you don’t, you’ll likely see the formation of freckles, sunspots or other blemishes, which can fortunately be taken care of with a skin procedure like microdermabrasion or skin resurfacing.

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Ready for Summer? – Plastic Surgery News, Summer Safety Tips, June Specials on Dysport, Radiesse and Much More!

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Did summer creep up on you this year? In many places, the cooler temperatures lasted a long time, and this may have made it difficult for some people to motivate themselves to get their “beach body” in shape. If you want a flat tummy and toned muscles before you hit the sand this summer, then here are a few tips to help you get in shape as quickly as possible.

Maximize your metabolism

If you are looking to lose a few more pounds before July or August gets here, then you should be focusing on your metabolism. How many calories you take in and burn between now and the dog days of summer will make all the difference. If you are exercising frequently, try to schedule your meals before or after a workout. This is beneficial because your body will either burn up the extra energy while you are at the gym, or it will continue to burn the food you consume as you come down from your fitness routine. Additionally, try to eat your biggest meals earlier in the day, rather than late at night. If you eat a lot right before you go to bed, your body will enter its “rest mode,” meaning it won’t be burning up those calories. However, if you eat a big breakfast or early lunch, you’ll have the whole day to expend energy.

Turn up your skin regimen

A slim waistline is the target for many, but others are worried more about making their skin look beautiful and youthful during the longest days of the year. It’s important to step up your skin routine, as you’ll likely be spending more time outside. Use plenty of suntan lotion and moisturizer to keep wrinkles at bay. You can also prevent facial lines by visiting a cosmetic surgeon for a Botox treatment. This aesthetic medicine works by “freezing” certain muscles that are responsible for the wrinkles that form around our mouths, brows or eyes.

It’s not too late for plastic surgery

Looking for something with longer-lasting results? It’s not too late to undergo a plastic surgery procedure if you are hoping to reveal your new look by the time beach season arrives. Many cosmetic surgery treatments such as hair transplantation, breast augmentation and liposuction require a few weeks of rest to get back in shape, which means you’ll still have time to enjoy the warmer weather once you’ve recovered.

This time of year, the media is chock full of skincare tips. The reminders to wear sunscreen whenever you go out can get a bit tiresome after a while, so let’s take a look at some of the healthy summer practices that may be overlooked in those everyday advice columns:

The driver’s danger

Road trips can be blissful when the weather is warm, but don’t make the common mistake of thinking that you’re protected from the sun while driving. Even if you ride with the windows up, you can be exposed to harmful UV radiation. Unless you want half of your face to look like it was made out of leather, be sure to bring along a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher when you hit the road this season. To keep it simple, reapply whenever you pull over for a rest stop or to fill up your tank, and you’ll be good to go.

Protect your peepers

It’s important to keep your skin protected, but the sun’s rays can also do damage to your eyes. Sunglasses aren’t only a fashion statement – they’re essential for your safety! This tip is particularly important for people who have light-colored eyes, but sunglasses can also protect the delicate skin around your lids. If you really want to be safe, invest in a pair of large sunglasses – aviator-style shades are quite popular – and you’ll ward off sun damage, freckles and puffiness around this part of your face. On top of that, forgoing sunglasses will leave you squinting in the bright summer sun more often, which means you’ll need to get a Botox treatment sooner rather than later to treat your inevitable crow’s feet.

Don’t sweat it

Moisturizer is your best friend in the winter, because the cool, dry air can cause your skin to flake. In the summer, however, you’ll likely be experiencing just the opposite – sweat and humidity will cause your skin to be saturated with oils that can lead to blemishes. Washing your face two or three times a day is recommended, and you should still apply a moisturizer with SPF afterward to keep your skin healthy. If you are already suffering from sun blemishes, consider paying a visit to your local aesthetic plastic surgeon’s office to schedule a microdermabrasion
or chemical peel.

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Gynecomastia Has Psychological Impact on Adolescent Boys, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Persistent breast enlargement (gynecomastia) negatively affects self-esteem and other areas of mental and emotional health in adolescent males, reports the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Even mild gynecomastia can have adverse psychological effects in boys, according to the study by ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Brian I. Labow and colleagues of Boston Children’s Hospital. They believe their findings have important implications for early intervention and treatment, including male breast reduction in appropriate cases.

Read the full news here.