Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Russell F. Sassani Speaks on Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Dr. Russell F. Sassani speaks on his 17 years in practice and his educational background and achievements. He is pleased to announce that two associates have joined the team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P.A. recently in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Sassani has a wealth of experience and training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and is happy with the new expertise that Dr. Christopher Low and Dr. George Dreszer bring to the practice which will add to his long established reputation of providing superior cosmetic and reconstructive results.

My favorite part of being a plastic surgeon is the exposure to the depth and breadth of the many different procedures we do, educating patients about the procedures and ultimately seeing the patients through to a wonderful and gratifying result

Russell F. Sassani, M.D. recently spoke on his role as medical director and overseeing the team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has a wealth of experience and training in plastic and reconstructive surgery that is now being augmented by the advanced skills of Dr. Christopher Low and Dr. George Dreszer. The 3 surgeons will continue an already well established reputation of providing superior cosmetic and reconstructive surgical results.

Dr. Sassani is a fully trained and Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. He was born in Pennsylvania and raised in New Jersey. After graduating with highest honors from Rutgers College of Pharmacy, he went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He excelled throughout medical school, having graduated in the top 10% of his class and was elected to the prominent AOA honor society during his 3rd year. After medical school, he did his general surgery training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This was then followed by his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery again at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. It was here that he trained under some of the preeminent leaders in plastic surgery. Following his plastic surgery residency, he went on to complete 3 additional fellowships. The first was a Craniomaxillofacial Fellowship with Dr. S. Anthony Wolfe in Miami. The second was a Hand Surgery Fellowship in the department of Orthopedics at the University of Pennsylvania. The last was a Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship with the world renowned surgeons, Dr. Thomas Baker, Dr. Howard Gordon and Dr. James Stuzin in Miami.

He has authored several papers presented at national and international meetings, as well as a chapter in a major textbook on facial reconstructive surgery. He has performed extensive basic science and clinical research in the area of cleft lip and palate genetics which was also presented at the national level.

He is actively involved in medical volunteerism and has brought patients from Bangladesh and Haiti to have extensive facial reconstructive procedures performed pro-bono. The facility services were also provided free of charge by his ambulatory surgical center, Take Shape Surgery Center, LLC as well as Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation. Each year he also has a number of charitable fundraisers, with the funds raised going to organizations such as Susan G Komen for the Cure and the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Sassani has a special interest in implant based breast cancer reconstruction. He is excited to be involved with the first annual BRA Day which will raise funds to educate women on their breast reconstruction options at the time of mastectomy. He is also happy that his two new associates will augment and complete the range of reconstruction options available to his patients by performing autologous breast reconstruction with the patient’s own tissues, such as latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps and TRAM flaps, as well as highly specialized microvascular techniques such as DIEP, SIEA, and TUG flaps.

Dr. Sassani has been providing the most advanced techniques in reconstructive surgery in South Florida as well as offering a wide array of cosmetic surgery including facial aesthetic surgery, body contouring, and breast augmentation in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Sassani is now joined by Dr. Dreszer and Dr. Low at Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P.A. where the three will continue to develop the practice based on the highest standards of patient care and surgical expertise.

Those interested can call 954-585-3800 for a free consultation for cosmetic plastic surgery in Plantation, Florida. They also accept most insurance plans for reconstruction surgery in South Florida and offer plastic surgery financing. Their website is

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