Professional Statement

Dr. Hamra has been a pioneer all his professional life. Upon entering private practice, he was introduced to the original SMAS technique developed by Professor Tord Skoog of Sweden. In 1973, he and his associate, Dr. Mark Lemmon, were the first Americans to adopt this technique. Their award-winning work was first published in 1980. Dr. Hamra was the first to introduce the inclusion of cheek fat (malar fat) to the facelift, which was published as the ""Deep Plane Facelift"" in 1990. He was the first to include the orbicularis muscle of the lower eyelid in the Deep Plane Facelift, which became the ""Composite Facelift."" Now performed worldwide by numerous surgeons, Dr. Hamra is credited with originating the arcus marginalis release and septal reset procedures. These techniques preserve eyelid fat and use it to cover the orbital bone and smooth the transition from eyelid to cheek. Dr. Hamra further modified and refined the Composite Facelift to its present state several years ago. His published description of the ""hollow eye and lateral sweep"" is the first article in the medical literature to define these facelift problems and to instruct surgeons on how they can be corrected.

Experience

53 years

Languages

English

Gender

Male

Location

Sam T. Hamra, MD4131 North Central ExpresswayDallas, TX 75204
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Specialties

Other

Areas (2)

  • Face
  • Breasts

Procedures (7)

  • Breast Augmentation with Implants
  • Breast Reduction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate School: University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
  • Graduate School: University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
  • Residency: University of Oklahoma
  • Fellowship Hospitals: University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - General

Professional Memberships

  • The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Baylor Medical Center at Uptown
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