“Linda is the perfect example of taking control of the diagnosis,” says Dr. Samra. “We created a reconstruction plan that was aggressive, but perfect for how she lives her life. It was important to her to get back to work as soon as possible and we did everything we could to safely support her wishes.”
After seeing her mother and grandmother fight cancer, Kathleen’s
daughter, Erin Hardifer, decided to get the BRCA test. Her result
was also positive. With two young daughters of her own, Erin
went to Dr. Camal for a voluntary double mastectomy, with
immediate reconstruction by plastic surgeon Asaad Samra, M.D.,
FACS, of Bayshore.
Kathleen has resumed her busy career and is
back to doing her favorite activities. Erin, 30, is in the final stages of the reconstruction
process with Dr. Samra.
“This has been a scary and life-changing journey, and I don’t believe I would have
gotten through it without Dr. Samra and my family,” says Erin. “I’d never felt
comfortable walking into a doctor’s office until I met Dr. Samra.
While some plastic surgery procedures are light and purely cosmetic, many are trauma related and/or necessary for every day life.
In this video Dr. Asaad Samra explains the misconceptions and sterotypes of plastic surgery.
Here is a video reporting from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons where Dr. Jay Orringer, the surgeon who performed Angelina Jolie’s breast reconstruction urges all women to take a team approach to breast cancer treatment
Here is a nice video from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) on Breast reduction recovery time and post-operative care.
Samra Plastic Surgery is pleased to welcome Dr. Salem Samra, a Yale-trained plastic surgeon to the practice.
Dr. Salem Samra, a Yale-trained plastic surgeon with a fellowship in hand and microsurgery, joined The Samra Group on July 1, 2013. He joined the medical staff of Bayshore Community Hospital, Riverview Medical Center, Jersey Shore Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center (Old Bridge and Perth Amboy Divisions), and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Samra is trained in the full spectrum of plastic surgery including: craniofacial surgery, breast reconstruction, reconstructive oncology, body contouring, burn surgery, wound care, cosmetic surgery, and has particular expertise in hand and microsurgery after his fellowship training at Yale. The fellowship consisted of a 1 year immersion in the orthopedic and plastic reconstructive procedures of the wrist, hand and fingers as well as peripheral nerve surgery and microsurgical reconstruction of complex defects using free tissue transfers. See More.
Actress Angelina Jolie recently announced in a New York Times op-ed article that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy to prevent cancer. The actress had another surgery to reconstruct her breasts using implants.
“There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful,” Jolie wrote in her op-ed piece for The New York Times.
Breast reconstruction is not right for everyone, says CNN contributor Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon in Detroit. But studies have shown that women who undergo immediate reconstruction following a mastectomy benefit psychologically.
Samra Plastic Surgery, located in both Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey, is a premier medical practice in central New Jersey specializing in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery.
Check out this video by Dr. Asaad H. Samra, board-certified plastic surgeon at Samra Plastic Surgery, NJ to learn about the facial treatments used today in anti-aging facial skin care.