Sam T. Hamra, M.D.
9301 North Central Expressway #551
Dallas, Tx. 75231-0805
Phone: (214) 754-9001
Dr. Sam Hamra attended medical school and completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma. His residency included a Fellowship at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Dr. Hamra completed his formal training with a Plastic Surgery Residency at New York University Medical Center's prestigious Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery.
Upon entering private practice, Dr. Sam Hamra 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 published in 1980.
Dr. Sam 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.
Dr. Hamra is also credited for originating the arcus marginalis release and septal reset, these techniques preserve eyelid fat and uses the fat to cover the orbital bone. Today, these operations are performed worldwide.
The Composite Facelift was further modified and refined to its present state several years ago. Dr. Hamra's published description of the "hollow eye and lateral sweep" is the first article in medical literature to define these facelift problems and to instruct surgeons on how these problems can be corrected.
DIPLOMAT, American Board of Surgery
DIPLOMAT, American Board of Plastic Surgery
MEMBER, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
MEMBER, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
MEMBER, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sam Hamra, contact his Dallas practice today.