NJ Top Doctor – The Plastic Surgery Center

plastic surgery center of njScotch Plains, NJ – November 2012

The Plastic Surgery Center’s team of doctors has more than 50 years of combined experience performing facial, skin, and body cosmetic surgery. The Plastic Surgery Center doctors are committed to excellence and provide exceptional, personalized care in a friendly, comfortable setting using the most advanced equipment and techniques available.

The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction, a co-practice of The Plastic Surgery Center, offers world-class reconstructive treatments, from new advances in nerve reconstruction for paralysis, to state-of-the-art, more natural methods of breast reconstruction. Patients from across the country and around the world come to both New Jersey-based practices. The physicians are some of the only ones nationwide, and in some cases worldwide, to perform certain life-altering surgeries.

The Plastic Surgery Center is distinguished by the outstanding training and backgrounds of its top plastic surgeons, and NJ Top Docs, Dr. Andrew Elkwood, Dr. Michael Rose, Dr. Matthew Kaufman, Dr. Tushar Patel, Dr. Russell Ashinoff . They have authored a number of academic articles and performed peer-related symposiums and training. They have also been featured in both local and national media, including network television on CNN, Good Morning America, ABC News, The Discovery Channel, Oprah, and The Doctors.

Dr. Andrew Elkwood is skilled in many of the latest plastic surgery techniques. In addition to his expertise in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Elkwood is an international expert in nerve reconstruction surgery for patients who have lost the use of a limb from nerve damage. He is highly skilled in microsurgery, limb replantation and microsurgical reconstruction after cancer. Dr. Elkwood is Double Board Certified in plastic and general surgery.

Dr. Michael Rose, Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery at Jersey Shore Medical Center, is an expert in reconstruction following cancer surgery or deforming accidents. He is particularly skilled in complex nerve decompression surgery for people suffering from all forms of neuropathy, and is one of only a handful of plastic surgeons specifically trained in this technique. Dr. Rose is Double Board Certified in plastic and general surgery.

Dr. Matthew Kaufman is Board Certified in both Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is highly skilled in all cosmetic surgery procedures of the face and body. In addition, he has advanced expertise in complex revision and ethnic rhinoplasty (non-Caucasian rhinoplasty). He is renowned as the only known surgeon to perform phrenic nerve surgery, which brings patients from around the country and as far away as Australia.

Dr. Tushar Patel is Double Board Certified in plastic surgery and general surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These distinctive accomplishments, together with his interest in advanced reconstruction, have allowed Dr. Patel to be an active member of the reconstructive team at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick.

Dr. Russell Ashinoff is Double Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS). He provides special expertise in reconstructive microsurgery, particularly for breast cancer reconstruction and traumatic injuries.

“Safe, natural, simple is what cosmetic surgery should be all about.In our practice, modern techniques are balanced by years of experience. Superior care and great attention to detail combined with cutting-edge techniques are used to create a plan with our patients to improve their appearance and confidence, and in the case of reconstructive procedures, to restore them to functionality.”

The Physicians of The Plastic Surgery Center & The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction

The advanced equipment and techniques presented by The Plastic Surgery Center offer cutting-edge cosmetic and reconstructive procedures and have developed a number of innovative surgical techniques not available at many other facilities in the world.Anesthesia is administered by physicians fully trained in the latest delivery methods at the practice’s private, state of the art surgical facility.

The Plastic Surgery Center services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Breast
    • Augmentation
    • Reduction
    • Reconstruction
    • Lift
    • Correction
  • Face
    • Nose
    • Face Lifts
    • Brow Lifts
    • Eyelid
    • Fillers
    • Neck Lifts
  • Body
    • Tummy Tuck
    • Liposuction
    • Body Lift
    • Upper Arm Lift
    • Thigh Lift
    • Post-Bariatric
    • Fat Grafting


The Plastic Surgery Center has nine locations conveniently located in Shrewsbury, Freehold, East Brunswick, Brick, Egg Harbor, Edison, Somerville, and Manahawkin, New Jersey and one in Manhattan.For more information and locations you can visit The Plastic Surgery Center’s full profile at http://www.njtopdocs.com/ThePlasticSurgeryCenterMonmouthCounty

Dr. Adam Saad also works with the doctors at The Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Saad is Board Certified in General Surgery.

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