HOW THESE NJ PLASTIC SURGEONS USE COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE PROCEDURES TO CHANGE LIVES
BY JESSICA JONES GORMAN • PHOTOS BY PATTY PIXELS
Featuring a staff recognized throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas for its cosmetic and reconstructive work, Summit Medical Group’s Plastic Surgery Center concentrates on both surgical and nonsurgical procedures, while also providing innovative and FDA approved treatments like Cool Sculpting and Kybella. “Our job is to help people feel better about themselves, whether through cosmetic or reconstructive surgery,” said Dr. Peter Hyans, head of the department of plastic surgery and surgical specialties at Summit Medical Group. “Plastic surgery is an artistic and creative field that provides us with the opportunity to help people improve the way they look, and that translates to better mental and physical well being. Whether we’re performing reconstructive surgery after a cancer diagnosis or helping a patient simply look younger, our goal is to boost confidence and self esteem.”
As part of the largest physician owned medical group on the East Coast, the Plastic Surgery Center serves patients in three New Jersey locations: Berkeley Heights, Florham Park, and Morristown.
Hyans earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson, and then did postdoctoral training in general surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Cincinnati. He joined the Summit Group in 1993.
“Twenty five years ago, there were only about 50 physicians in the medical group, and there was no plastic surgery specialty,” Hyans said. “Today, we have more than 700 providers, and plastic surgery is an important part of this practice. Over the past two decades, the Summit Medical Group has expanded geographically and grown exponentially in terms of the number of providers and scope of services.”
Hyans, who was hired to develop Summit’s plastic surgery division, is experienced in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He has written extensively for peer reviewed scientific journals, and has also contributed to Be Your Best: A Comprehensive Guide to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Insight International Press, 2006), a book offering expert advice on all aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery. At the Plastic Surgery Center, he has been joined by three experienced surgical colleagues.
Dr. Reza Momeni is an expert in cosmetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body. Other specialties include hand surgery and the repair of wounds after skin cancer surgery. He’s experienced in minimally invasive and nonsurgical techniques, including Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Kybella, Sculptra, Fraxel, Cellfina, Ultherapy, and CoolSculpting. He is, additionally, section chief of plastic surgery at Overlook Medical Center in Summit and has written numerous articles on the specialty for both the scientific and popular press. He has also lectured widely.
Another team member, Dr. Daniel J. Pyo, is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as in body contouring procedures, abdominal wall reconstruction, hand surgery, wound care, and pediatric cleft lip and cleft palate surgery. Trained as a micro surgeon, he is an expert in surgical technology and robotic surgery and has served as chief of plastic surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
A proud Korean American and dedicated family man, Pyo has devoted much of his time and service to helping children in need. He was instrumental in developing the Craniofacial Deformities Center at Morristown Memorial, and has participated in numerous missions to underdeveloped countries, repairing birth defects and other physical abnormalities in children. He’s a past president of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Daniel Schmid specializes in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, body contouring procedures, head, neck, and skin cancer reconstruction, and hand surgery. He’s also an expert in surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Because of his training in leading edge microsurgery, Schmid can offer patients the latest, and most effective procedures for breast reconstruction, including autologous tissue flap and implant based procedures. He has also volunteered with Nicaplast, a plastic surgery mission for children in Nicaragua, as well as with St. Martin House and Habitat for Humanity in Madison, Wisconsin, the National Youth Leadership Forum in Chicago, and Project HOME in Philadelphia.
“We have an exceptional, well rounded team, with each doctor possessing experience in different areas of plastic surgery,” Hyans said. “All four of us have been named Top Docs by New Jersey Monthly magazine, and have received other awards from Castle Connolly and other well respected research organizations. Our patients routinely commend our staff on being caring, friendly, and informative. We’re also increasingly utilizing less invasive procedures such as Cool Sculpting, Ultherapy, Fraxel, filler injectables, and Botox which are appealing to a new population of patients that might not have sought out plastic surgery previously because they did not want to undergo a traditional procedure.”
“Plastic surgery used to be strictly for the wealthy, but that is no longer true,” Hyans added. “Routine procedures are now affordable and accessible to anyone who chooses to have them. Our patients want to feel good about themselves, and we provide them with natural results in a safe and discreet atmosphere. And, as new services and procedures become available, we’re there to provide them.”
Plastic Surgery Center at Summit Medical Group
1Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights / 908.277.8759
150 Park Avenue, Florham Park / 973.436.1379
131 Madison Avenue, Morristown / 973.540.9055