Buffalo Plastic Surgeon
2500 Kensington Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14226 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Dr. Shatkin and his team are great!

I have had 2 surgeries with Dr. Shatkin (breast augmentation and a tummy tuck). Both were a positive experience and I am completely satisfied with the results of both. Dr. Shatkin is professional and super easy to talk with. He has great bedside manners and is very committed. He also makes himself available for any questions/concerns any time of day. Highly recommend!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Professional office, Wonderful Staff, Excellent Doctor !

Dr. Shatkin and his office were amazing, I felt very comfortable and was well informed about the procedure that I was going to have. Please make an appointment with his office first before going anywhere else. Thank you so much for all that you and you're staff have done for me. I feel wonderful and whole.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Excellent Care

Dr. Shatkin and his team are great! Always friendly, answer all questions & give the best options for my skin care needs. I have had facials, fills, IPL and laser treatments. Trust his experience & knowledge. Thank you Dr. Shatkin!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Excellent !

I have been extemely satisfied with the care I have received from Dr Shatkin. He is very professional, listens to your concerns and when you meet him you can see he is kind and genuine. I have had Botox, Restalyne and Voluma, all with excellent results. I highly recommend Dr Shatkin.

5 out of 5 stars Injectable Fillers

Always a Great experience

Staff is very friendly and helpful.. I have been to the office several times and it's always consistently professional and friendly... always an enjoyable experience … Everyone is very knowledgeable and helpful

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

great experience!

This is a 5 star facility with a 5 star (+++) physician in charge...from my first consultation I was confident I could place my trust in Dr. Sam Shatkin...I was somewhat nervous about what my procedure would involve but he allayed my fears by explaining everything to the fullest...he is a very kind and caring individual and just great to deal with...I was impressed with the degree of...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

35 Year Old Mom with Tummy Tuck, Lipo,and Explant - Buffalo, NY

Dr. Shatkin listens to his patients wishes and fulfills what is right for them. He's caring and provides the right plan for a successful recovery.

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

Picosure Treatments on Both Elbows- Color Tattoos - Amherst, NY

I got tattoos around both elbows 11 years ago- I was 20 years old. Six years ago, when laser surgery was almost non-existant, I mistakingly went to some 'hole in the wall, we can remove those tattoo's' clinic and had 3 treatments performed on my left arm. This left disgusting scarring around my entire elbow and didnt remove as much ink as you would think after having 3 treatments. I started...

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

The Best Filler on the Market! - Buffalo, NY

I wrote this review because I am SO happy with the Radiesse results as compared to the Juvederm results.

4 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift - Buffalo, NY

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Personal Statement

People come to me to discover what might help them achieve a better look as well as better self-confidence. In a similar fashion, the boundaries between overall health and good surgical results are indistinguishable. We focus on patient health and helping to their aesthetic goals .

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Awards & Recognition

Top Doc of WNY, 2017
Top Ambulatory Surgery Center in Western New York 2016
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Shatkin has hospital affiliations at Aesthetic Associates Centre, Catholic Health Buffalo, Kaleida Health Buffalo.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of Rochester, 1979
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee - Memphis, 1989

Treatments offered at Aesthetic Associates Centre

Blog Posts and Articles

The Science Behind Beauty

When patients put their trust in me to enhance their beauty, I always tell them that the results are a combination of my skills and their healing abilities. There are many factors that contribute to the final result, and controlling the factors that we can influence is the key. This holds true in all aspects of healing, but is particularly evident in patients recovering from elective surgery. To accomplish this, I start with ensuring patients are at their upmost health prior to...

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Botox? Botox lip lift? Filler? Or all of the above? (Photo)

It is common to perform a combination of Botox or Dysport and Filler during the same setting.  Patients that have wrinkles that are dynamic in na... READ MORE

How soon after completion of breastfeeding can you have a breast augmentation performed?

I typically recommend the patient wait at least 3 months after they stop breast feeding before I would consider breast augmentation.  In addition, I ... READ MORE

What procedure would you suggest to fix my stomach issue? (photos)

Generally, based on your photos and the fact that you have had 2 children, it appears that a full TT would be best.  I would hold off on the surgery ... READ MORE

Want tummy tuck, liposuction 360 and breast lift with augmentation (saline or ideal implants), maybe BBL?! (photos)

You might consider liposuction of the abdomen, BBL and tummy tuck in one operation.  This can be done with one operation with the patient face up for ... READ MORE

How to remove the acne scars?

An ideal way to remove red form scars is using IPL.  The green wavelength will target the red color (chromophore) and reduce the redness.  If acne s... READ MORE

Botox to forehead 3 days after upper blepharoplasty (skin removal only), safe or can it cause overtightness to the eyelids?

First, I would not suggest having botox or any other neurotoxin that soon after surgery.  The issue is that the tissues are in a healing phase, and ... READ MORE

Can I get Botox in my masseters while undergoing Invisalign treatment?

Treating the masseter muscles with Botox or other neurotoxin should not effect the process of Invisaline.  Botox injections into the masseter muscle ... READ MORE

Orbicularis hypertrophy treatment? (Photo)

If the puffiness below the eyes is most noticed during smiling, it is typically from contraction of the orbicularis muscle (under eye muscle). Usually... READ MORE

Compression garment for gyno/lipo surgery reduction. (photos)

My general guidelines are for the patient to continue with a firmer compression garment for 2 weeks all the time and then switch to firm compression... READ MORE

Could this be a hematoma? (photos)

The photo shows what seems to be a minimal amount of bruising. It is difficult to assess from the photos about the size, but if you do not feel an... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Shatkin

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Regaining Your Shape With a Mommy Makeover

Live at PSTM 2016, Dr. Sam Shatkin explains mommy makeovers after pregnancy, as well as financing options.Explore financing your procedure with CareCredit WATCH VIDEO

Facial Rejuvenation: What Treatments to Consider

Dr. Sam Shatkin discusses the various options for facial rejuvenation procedures, live at PSTM 2016.Explore financing your procedure with CareCredit WATCH VIDEO

73 Seconds About Liposuction

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This Woman Gets Her Ankle Tattoo Removed With PicoSure

Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. performs this woman's first tattoo removal treatment with PicoSure laser. WATCH VIDEO

See 48 Seconds of This Woman's Tattoo Removal With PicoSure Laser

Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. performs her first treatment. WATCH VIDEO

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