Dr. Shamoun believes the most critical factor of any cosmetic
plastic surgery procedure is the choice of your "Plastic Surgeon."
Dr. Shamoun is the only Plastic Surgeon in the United States
who is Quadruple Board Certified by the:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
American Board of Forensic Medicine.
Having completed nine formal years of training beyond medical school,
Dr. Shamoun is among the most highly educated Plastic Surgeons
you will find in the United States today.
Dr. Shamoun is dedicated to achieving extraordinary and unmatched
outcomes in all cosmetic plastic surgical procedures.
Dr. Shamoun has earned the reputation of being a surgeon's surgeon,
specializing in correcting unfavorable results operated upon elsewhere.
Dr. Shamoun is considered to be a master Plastic Surgeon who is frequently
asked to review complex cases and serve as an Expert in medico-legal
cases around the country.
Dr. Shamoun believes in sharing the secrets, exposing the truths,
and dispelling the myths and misconceptions about all cosmetic plastic
Dr. Shamoun has an implacable personal commitment to the patient and
to his/her well being. He has a sense of personal responsibility for
each and every patient.
Dr. Shamoun's paramount goal as a Physician and Plastic Surgeon is
"be the absolute best physician at all costs, individualize patient
care, and quality of life."
Dr. Shamoun understands patients generally want to talk not only about
their specific problem, but also about their fears, values, and their
Dr. Shamoun is a people person who is considerate, concerned, caring
and compassionate. As a Plastic Surgeon, his skills go well beyond
his Certifications. He has the unique ability to individualize, innovate,
create, and execute surgical plans that best suit any given individual.
system and style has the flexibility of accommodating individual differences.
Dr. Shamoun has
a sense of uncompromising attention to detail, which truly separates
him from his colleagues. His motto is "quality has to be consistent,
not some of the time, but all of the time." Dr. Shamoun truly
encourages you and invites you to compare as you make your decision
about plastic surgery.
In Dr. Shamouns'
office, your needs are the most important concern and he and his Staff
will strive to make your aesthetic surgery a pleasant and satisfying
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Shamoun's Greatest Myths
1. Dr. Shamoun
favors style over fashion because fashion often changes and style
2. Dr. Shamoun prefers graceful elegance and the natural look over
the over-stylized, "shock-value" look.
3. Dr. Shamoun believes that many patients having plastic surgery,
elsewhere around the country, often look different and not necessarily
4. Dr. Shamoun believes that God has a unique way of achieving harmony
and this harmony should never be destroyed,but only improved upon.
5. Dr. Shamoun believes that technique should never take precedence
over good judgment.
6. Dr.Shamoun believes that unnatural and unfavorable results occur
when unskilled or incompetent surgeons try to perform the appropriate
operation or when adequately trained surgeons perform the inappropriate
operation. An integral part of successful plastic surgery involves
the combination of the right surgeon and the right operation.
7. Dr. Shamoun believes that each patient is a unique individual with
unique characteristics. Therefore, a full range of alternatives and
choices need to be made available and your Surgeon needs to possess
all the skills necessary in order to deliver each and every choice.
8. Dr. Shamoun always places science ahead of press clippings, media
events, and publicity. He believes in sharing the secrets, exposing
the truths, and dispelling the myths and misconceptions about all
cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
9. It is the unique combination of knowledge, skill, talent, and experience,
combined with overall style that separates Dr. Shamoun from his colleagues.
10. Dr. Shamoun believes that plastic surgical operations should be
tailored to fit individual patients, and surgeons must be able to
modify routine procedures to best fit these individual patients.
11. Dr. Shamoun believes that far too many plastic surgeons are followers
and not leaders, providing cookie cutter operations that all look
the same on every patient.
12. Dr. Shamoun believes if you notice a plastic surgical look, then
the surgeon has failed.
13. Dr. Shamoun clearly believes that the quality of life is different
for different patients, and, therefore, alternatives and choices of
procedures need to be different for different patients.
14. Dr. Shamoun believes that each person is different in bone structure,
statue, skin quality, fat content, and aging pattern, and, therefore,
the surgical approaches need to be individualized.
15. Dr. Shamoun believes that far too many cosmetic surgeons are leading
into the operating room many patients who are only marginal candidates
at best because of the minuscule amount of improvement they may receive
and its fleeting duration.
16. Dr. Shamoun believes it takes a surgeon 100% more time (before
and during any operation) to achieve a 25-50% more favorable result,
and it is precisely this difference that is observed by the most critical
observer with a highly trained eye.
17. Dr. Shamoun believes that patients must avoid early or pre- mature
surgery, an abrupt change in appearance, and the artificiality that
it often brings.
18. Dr. Shamoun believes in studying the whole person, their ethnicity,
their culture, their life style, their personality, their profession,
their hair style, etc., before performing any cosmetic surgical procedure.
19. Dr. Shamoun believes many patients need a make-up artist, a new
hairdresser, or a psychologist, and not a plastic surgical procedure
to improve their look and well being.
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Shamoun's Philosophy Dr.
Shamoun's Greatest Myths
MYTHS ABOUT PLASTIC SURGERY FROM DR. SHAMOUN
MYTH # 1
The best Plastic Surgeons have the nicest offices in the
MYTH # 2 The "stars and Hollywood jet setters"
often use the best Plastic Surgeons.
MYTH # 3 Plastic Surgeons to the stars and those
on television and in magazines, such as Vogue, Town and County, Allure,
and Elle, are usually the creme-de-la-creme of Plastic Surgeons (what
they usually have is a greater marketing/advertising budget and are
often more expensive).
MYTH # 4 A $50,000 face lift, breast augmentation,
or nose job must be better than a $20,000 job.
MYTH # 5 Just because your ear, nose, and throat
physician, dermatologist, oral surgeon or dentist can perform cosmetic
surgery, he/she can perform it equally as well as a Plastic Surgeon.
MYTH # 6 Cosmetic Surgeons are trained as equally
well as Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.
MYTH # 7 Cosmetic plastic surgery is not real surgery;
complications never occur and no one ever dies.
MYTH # 8 Infomercials and PR agencies usually advertise
the best plastic surgeons in the country (all advertising is paid
MYTH # 9 All plastic surgical procedures are elective
and, therefore, associated with very low risks.
MYTH # 10 All plastic surgeons are the same and
your choice of plastic surgeon is not all that important (would you
take your Mercedes to a Honda dealership to be worked on?)
MYTH # 11 Television gives accurate accounts of
what plastic surgery is all about.
MYTH # 12
A good artist makes a good plastic surgeon.
MYTH # 13
It is best for a surgeon to offer one technique and choice for
any procedure and do them all that way.
MYTH # 14
Most patient complications and revisions are beyond
the control of the surgeon.
MYTH # 15
All surgery is associated with bruising and swelling (gentle
technique usually means less bruising and swelling as a result of
less tissue trauma).
MYTH # 16
A surgeon's technique has no bearing on recovery, bruising,
swelling, discomfort (nothing is further from the truth).
MYTH # 17
All patients - Asian, Afro-American, European, etc. all
want the same look.
MYTH # 18
Your friends or family members often know what is best
MYTH # 19 The more well known and famous the surgeon
the better surgeon he/she is.
MYTH # 20 Ads with beautiful models represent the
surgeon's work and skills.
MYTH # 21
Your personal life will definitely change with plastic
MYTH # 22
Bad, unforeseen results from plastic surgery are usually
the patients fault and the surgeon has no control.
MYTH # 23
A plastic surgeon can take any face or body and make it
look like someone else routinely.
MYTH # 24
What looks commonplace in Beverly Hills and New York
City often looks good.
MYTH # 25
The greater number of procedures a surgeon has performed
or the longest he or she has been in practice, the better surgeon
MYTH # 26
Models, pop stars, and actresses all look great in real
life (makeup and air brushing is wonderful).
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