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Focusing on a holistic approach, Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. has been helping patients improve their outward appearance from the inside out for more than 28 years. Utilizing his expertise, outstanding support staff and an open communication style, he aims to consistently deliver transformative results. “My surgical niche is that I approach each patient individually,” he says. “I focus on providing wellness inside and out to assure the ...

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Focusing on a holistic approach, Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. has been helping patients improve their outward appearance from the inside out for more than 28 years. Utilizing his expertise, outstanding support staff and an open communication style, he aims to consistently deliver transformative results. “My surgical niche is that I approach each patient individually,” he says. “I focus on providing wellness inside and out to assure the ...

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We strive to help patients look and feel better, but also focus on their overall well-being.
Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr.
Plastic Surgeon
Amherst, New York

Services Offered

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Injectables
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring / Bodylift
  • Botox® Cosmetic / Fillers
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Browlift
  • Buttocks Augmentation / Lift
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Energy / Light-Based Therapies
  • Facelift / Mid-Facelift
  • Facial Implants
  • Fat Transfer
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Necklift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • SculpSure®
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
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A Minute With

1.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR PRACTICE OFFERS THAT IS REALLY UNIQUE?
The expertise of my staff, access to the latest technologies and offering office‑based surgery to provide both privacy and convenience
2.
THE MOST COMMON MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD
That plastic surgery will create a pulled, distorted or unnatural look. Many patients are afraid to come in, fearing they will look totally different after a procedure, but at our initial consultation I assure them that the focus is on turning back the clock
3.
CAREER-DEFINING PATIENT
I’ve had plenty of hugs from patients throughout my career, but the most memorable one was from a facelift patient who shared her life-changing journey on television. Being able to change someone’s life for the better is why I became a plastic surgeon
4.
HOW I WOULD SPEND EXTRA TIME IN A DAY
If I had more time, I would do exactly the same things I am doing now, which would allow me to fit in more surgeries. Additionally, I would spend more time with family and loved ones. I already fill my days; I would just have more opportunities!
5.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?
Body contouring procedures for the torso and breasts. We are also seeing a lot more tummy tuck and buttocks shaping patients
6.
WHICH SURGICAL ADVANCEMENTS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW?
I love using new devices for fat contouring and grafting. Advancements in liposuction, body contouring and fat transfer for shaping are procedures that are on the forefront of plastic surgery
7.
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
Passionate, energetic, compassionate
8.
MY MOTTO
Be your best
9.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE PATIENT EXPECTATIONS?
I always focus on the patient’s wants and needs. I sit face to face with them as they share their concerns. I firmly believe that we should not just care for our patients, we need to care about our patients
10.
WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?
We now offer SculpSure laser fat reduction procedure and can provide both the hyperthermic and surgical fat reduction. The advantage of this is we can customize a body contouring treatment plan that utilizes both, not just use one or the other
11.
HOW DO YOU SHOW PATIENTS YOU CARE POST-TREATMENT?
Every one of my surgical patients is given my cell phone number to call with any questions or concerns. Patients are usually very grateful and surprised at the gesture. They find it comforting to know they can reach out at a moment’s notice if needed. I also see my patients the day after surgery and I personally take out all of their sutures. It gives me a chance to ask them how they are doing, and in most cases, reassure them they are healing well
12.
HOW DOES YOUR STAFF ENHANCE YOUR PRACTICE?
I learned several years ago, particularly related to facial rejuvenation, that surgery alone cannot achieve the optimum result. My staff provides skin-care services including peels, hydration, collagen induction therapy with radio frequency, microneedling and lasers, along with daily skincare regimens customized for each patient. All of these services provide more youthful, healthier skin which will respond better to any surgical procedure I perform
13.
THE BEST PART OF MY DAY
Working with my wife, Joni, who is the manager of our Tres Aurae medispa
14.
WHAT ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE?
I am most proud of how our team approaches our patients as if they were family. My staff is professional and compassionate, and has a passion for helping our patients
15.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP DYNAMIC.
I always focus on the patient’s wants and needs. I make sure to sit face to face with them as they share their concerns. I firmly believe that we should not just care FOR our patients, we need to care ABOUT our patients
16.
WHY DO YOU EMPLOY A LESS-IS-MORE PHILOSOPHY?
The goal should always be a naturallooking outcome to “turn the clock back.” Medicine in general, and plastic surgery in particular, is a humbling profession. Employing a conservative approach with our treatments serves our patients well, and generates gratification for both the patient and myself, which helps preserve a working relationship the patient will embrace for many years to come
17.
WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER PLASTIC SURGEONS?
My holistic approach to every single patient—I strive to help our patients look better and feel better, but also focus on their overall well-being. Having a patient work to lose weight and be healthier prior to a tummy tuck or body contour procedure is gratifying for not only the patient, but also myself and my staff

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Philosophy

Focusing on a holistic approach, Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. has been helping patients improve their outward appearance from the inside out for more than 28 years. Utilizing his expertise, outstanding support staff and an open communication style, he aims to consistently deliver transformative results. “My surgical niche is that I approach each patient individually,” he says. “I focus on providing wellness inside and out to assure the best possible results. This may include nutritional counseling or skin-care services to prepare for upcoming surgery.” His customized treatment plans are designed to enhance his surgical results. “I learned several years ago that surgery alone cannot achieve the optimum result,” adds the doctor. “My staff provides nonsurgical services including fat reduction, microneedling, peels and lasers. These services provide healthier-looking skin, which will respond better to any surgical procedure I perform.”

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Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine, Philippines

Residency:

  • University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • State University of NY at Buffalo

Fellowship:

  • University of Tennessee, Memphis, Burn Fellowship

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

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About Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr.
Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine, Philippines

Residency:

  • University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • State University of NY at Buffalo

Fellowship:

  • University of Tennessee, Memphis, Burn Fellowship

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
A Minute With

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR PRACTICE OFFERS THAT IS REALLY UNIQUE?

The expertise of my staff, access to the latest technologies and offering office‑based surgery to provide both privacy and convenience

THE MOST COMMON MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD

That plastic surgery will create a pulled, distorted or unnatural look. Many patients are afraid to come in, fearing they will look totally different after a procedure, but at our initial consultation I assure them that the focus is on turning back the clock

CAREER-DEFINING PATIENT

I’ve had plenty of hugs from patients throughout my career, but the most memorable one was from a facelift patient who shared her life-changing journey on television. Being able to change someone’s life for the better is why I became a plastic surgeon

HOW I WOULD SPEND EXTRA TIME IN A DAY

If I had more time, I would do exactly the same things I am doing now, which would allow me to fit in more surgeries. Additionally, I would spend more time with family and loved ones. I already fill my days; I would just have more opportunities!

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?

Body contouring procedures for the torso and breasts. We are also seeing a lot more tummy tuck and buttocks shaping patients

WHICH SURGICAL ADVANCEMENTS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW?

I love using new devices for fat contouring and grafting. Advancements in liposuction, body contouring and fat transfer for shaping are procedures that are on the forefront of plastic surgery

THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME

Passionate, energetic, compassionate

MY MOTTO

Be your best

HOW DO YOU MANAGE PATIENT EXPECTATIONS?

I always focus on the patient’s wants and needs. I sit face to face with them as they share their concerns. I firmly believe that we should not just care for our patients, we need to care about our patients

WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?

We now offer SculpSure laser fat reduction procedure and can provide both the hyperthermic and surgical fat reduction. The advantage of this is we can customize a body contouring treatment plan that utilizes both, not just use one or the other

HOW DO YOU SHOW PATIENTS YOU CARE POST-TREATMENT?

Every one of my surgical patients is given my cell phone number to call with any questions or concerns. Patients are usually very grateful and surprised at the gesture. They find it comforting to know they can reach out at a moment’s notice if needed. I also see my patients the day after surgery and I personally take out all of their sutures. It gives me a chance to ask them how they are doing, and in most cases, reassure them they are healing well

HOW DOES YOUR STAFF ENHANCE YOUR PRACTICE?

I learned several years ago, particularly related to facial rejuvenation, that surgery alone cannot achieve the optimum result. My staff provides skin-care services including peels, hydration, collagen induction therapy with radio frequency, microneedling and lasers, along with daily skincare regimens customized for each patient. All of these services provide more youthful, healthier skin which will respond better to any surgical procedure I perform

THE BEST PART OF MY DAY

Working with my wife, Joni, who is the manager of our Tres Aurae medispa

WHAT ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE?

I am most proud of how our team approaches our patients as if they were family. My staff is professional and compassionate, and has a passion for helping our patients

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP DYNAMIC.

I always focus on the patient’s wants and needs. I make sure to sit face to face with them as they share their concerns. I firmly believe that we should not just care FOR our patients, we need to care ABOUT our patients

WHY DO YOU EMPLOY A LESS-IS-MORE PHILOSOPHY?

The goal should always be a naturallooking outcome to “turn the clock back.” Medicine in general, and plastic surgery in particular, is a humbling profession. Employing a conservative approach with our treatments serves our patients well, and generates gratification for both the patient and myself, which helps preserve a working relationship the patient will embrace for many years to come

WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER PLASTIC SURGEONS?

My holistic approach to every single patient—I strive to help our patients look better and feel better, but also focus on their overall well-being. Having a patient work to lose weight and be healthier prior to a tummy tuck or body contour procedure is gratifying for not only the patient, but also myself and my staff

Services
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Injectables
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring / Bodylift
  • Botox® Cosmetic / Fillers
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Browlift
  • Buttocks Augmentation / Lift
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Energy / Light-Based Therapies
  • Facelift / Mid-Facelift
  • Facial Implants
  • Fat Transfer
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Necklift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • SculpSure®
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Contact doctor for financing details
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