Meet Dr. Aquino
People spend hours in the gym doing hundreds of sit-ups and still can’t achieve their desired results! So for the person who feels looking good just isn’t good enough – Strax now offers high definition Vaser liposuction.
Vaser works like no other traditional liposuctions currently out there. The Vaser actually melts the fat allowing trouble areas to be addressed while targeting specific areas to create that “ripped body” effect. Be advised – no other liposuction technology can achieve this!
Vaser liposuction provides more beautiful and better looking results with far less downtime and much easier recovery process. With the newest generation of Vaser liposuction, a specially trained surgeon can create that “six pack” image in select patients. Vaser patients experience less post-operative pain, less swelling and a much faster recovery.
Meet Dr. Bass
Dr. Hal Michael Bass is a cosmetic plastic surgeon at Strax Rejuvenation in Lauderhill, Florida. Dr. Bass thoroughly enjoys his work, an attitude that patients have noticed and appreciated over his more than 42 years in private practice. During that time, he has given his personal attention and utmost care to every one of his clients, helping them achieve not only the best results, but more importantly, their desired aesthetic goals.
After graduating with a bachelor of science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Bass received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He entered a mixed surgical internship program at Meadowbrook Hospital, Nassau County Medical Center in New York, served as a Junior Assistant Resident in General Surgery, and finally as the Assistant Resident in General Surgery at Nassau Hospital.
Dr. Bass stayed at Nassau Hospital to serve as the Senior Assistant Resident in General Surgery, and later as Chief Resident in General Surgery. He went on to complete residency training in plastic surgery at Orange Memorial Hospital in Florida. During that time, he was honored to serve as the Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bass is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
When Dr. Bass entered private practice as a plastic surgeon, he worked in Vero Beach and Stuart, Florida, before relocating to Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He became affiliated with Strax Rejuvenation in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton in 2010 and also continues to see patients at Cosmetic Surgery Associates of Boca.
Dr. Bass maintains active membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Florida Medical Association. He also served as former President of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has surgical privileges at Boca Raton Surgery Center, the Surgery Center of Broward, and Coral Springs Medical Center.
Meet Dr. Choi
Dr. Michael Choi is a Board Certified general surgeon who brings his extensive expertise in Lap-Band and gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery to Strax Rejuvenation in Lauderhill, Florida. Since starting his practice in the South Florida area, Dr. Choi has performed over 3000 successful Lap-Band procedures. He currently performs the most Lap-Band procedures in all of South Florida and is the only surgeon in the region who is able to perform the Lap-Band surgery in an office-based setting. Patients come to see him not only from within Florida, but also from out-of-state and overseas.
Dr. Choi graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor of science degree in biology, and then earned his doctorate in osteopathy from Nova Southeastern University. After serving his internship at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida, Dr. Choi continued his surgical residency training at Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway, NY. During that time, he served as Chief Surgical Resident.
Dr. Choi continued his subspecialty fellowship education at University of California Davis where he received specialized training in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. After completing his training, he joined a private practice surgical group at St. John’s Riverside Hospital — Dobbs Ferry Pavilion in Dobbs Ferry, New York, where he performed both Lap-Band and gastric bypass procedures.
Dr. Choi is credentialed at Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He also serves as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery for Nova Southeastern Medical School. He’s a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Dr. Choi is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida, New York, and California.
Meet Dr. Dean
Dr. Randy M. Dean joined Strax Rejuvenation in Lauderhill, Florida, in 2013. His extensive experience in hair restoration helps patients throughout the South Florida region achieve remarkable results. Dr. Dean also specializes in tickle liposuction, a relatively new liposculpture technique that requires less anesthesia and delivers results that are equal to or better than older methods.
Dr. Dean graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s of science in biology. He received his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, where he served as the President of his Medical School Class. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dean is Board Certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration and the American Board of Surgery. He’s a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is a current member of the American Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association.
Dr. Dean began his medical career in general and vascular surgery at the Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw, South Carolina, where he first served as the Vice President of Staff, and then as the Chief of Surgery. He went on to be the Vice Chief of Surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida, before being promoted to the Chief of Surgery.
Dr. Dean became affiliated with the Bosley Medical Group, a large hair transplantation group. He has performed hair transplantation at different Bosley surgical offices in North America and continues to provide coverage in various offices as needed.
Dr. Dean has received specialized training in tickle liposuction, platelet rich plasma therapy, stem cell rich fat transfer, advanced orthostatic liposuction, and breast augmentation under level I. He also completed training at the Advanced Dermal Training Program. Dr. Dean is licensed to practice medicine in the states California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Meet Dr. Erogul
Dr. Melih Erogul is a native of Turkey, and has lived in the United States for over 40 years. He received his medical education at the University of Istanbul from 1961-1967. He underwent his surgical training at Beledye Hospital in Ankura from 1970-1971 and at the University of Ankara from 1971-1973.
After arriving in the United States, he underwent advanced training in surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit from 1973-1979, and in plastic surgery at Straith Hospital in Southfield, Michigan from 1979-1980.
He is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has performed more than 5000 cosmetic procedures!
Dr. Erogul has a keen aesthetic sense, which enables him to determine the best procedure for his patients which will lead to optimal results. While well experienced in all phases of cosmetic surgery, he particularly enjoys working with patients who have previously undergone cosmetic surgeries elsewhere to further improve their appearance or to correct residual deformity. He particularly has interest in the more difficult procedures. As a result of his vast experience, he is Chief Surgeon at Strax Rejuvenation.
He also specializes in permanent lip enhancement utilizing excess skin or fascia to plump up thin lips.
Dr. Erogul is available for consultation at Strax Rejuvenation in Lauderhill, Florida
Meet Dr. Hamm
Dr. Jeffrey Hamm is a Board Certified plastic surgeon at Strax Rejuvenation in Lauderhill, Florida. His reputation is known throughout South Florida, where residents see results achieved by his artistic approach and excellent surgical skills. But he’s not just a local phenomenon — he’s a renowned surgeon whose patients have included entertainers, athletes, and an international clientele. Dr. Hamm is dedicated to providing the highest standard of quality and service for every one of the 24,000 procedures he performed on 14,000 patients over the last 25 years.
Dr. Hamm received his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. During his graduate studies, he was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow with the department of pharmacology at Oxford University in England, and studied neuropsychopharmacology at the London Hospital Medical College in England. Dr. Hamm completed a residency in general surgery, followed by a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Hamm is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and licensed to practice medicine in Florida, Michigan, and Wisconsin. He’s a Specialty Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was awarded the Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Hamm maintains active membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Throughout his career, Dr. Hamm’s excelled in his endeavors, receiving numerous awards, co-authoring scientific publications, and participating in professional presentations. As a fully trained chemist, his work experience began in that field, including 5 years with the United States Food and Drug Administration before opening a private practice in plastic surgery. Dr. Hamm joined Strax Rejuvenation in 2004, but he has practiced in South Florida since 1985.
Meet Dr. Mosca
Dr. Kevin Mosca is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He graduated from The Rutgers University Honors College in 2004, earning a dual bachelor’s degree from Rutgers and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He then went on to do two years of medical research developing a digital brain analyzation tool to study the cells involved in Alzheimer’s Disease at The Center for Neuroscience Research at Rutgers before pursuing a medical degree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Mosca earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and then went on to complete a six-year combined general surgery/plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2010-2016. He was only the second DO resident to ever be accepted into this accelerated program. He served as chief intern from 2010-2011 and as chief fellow in plastic surgery from 2015-2016. During his training, Dr. Mosca worked under nationally recognized surgeons throughout the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area at such prestigious institutions as Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan, Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, The Nathan-Spear Burn Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, and The Reading Medical Center with Pennsylvania Hospital staff amongst many others. Dr. Mosca is experienced in all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery and does not specialize in any one area but prefers to focus more so on cosmetic and breast reconstruction surgery.
Dr. Mosca relocated to south Florida at the end of his training to pursue his passion for cosmetic surgery where it flourishes most. He is currently credentialed at the Boca Raton Surgery Center and the Surgery Center of Broward. Dr. Mosca is a current member of the American Osteopathic Association and The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is licensed to practice medicine in Florida and Pennsylvania.
Meet Dr. Sherman
Dr. Stanley Sherman has practiced plastic surgery for over 40 years. He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, obtaining his M.D. degree in 1967. He interned at St. Vincent’s Hospital in 1968. He did his general surgery training at Harlem Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian Hospital from 1969-1972, and his plastic surgery training at Northwestern University from 1972-1974.
He is ” double boarded”, having achieved certification from both the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery, providing him with a broad based background of surgical knowledge.
He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgery, and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Sherman has a keen interest in cosmetic surgery of the face, eyelids, and neck. He has performed hundreds of these procedures, and his patients enjoy significant restoration of youthful facial features.
Meet Dr. Tachmes
· Jefferson Medical College, (Philadelphia, PA) 1982 – 1986 Thomas Jefferson University – Medical Doctor
· Duke University, (Durham, NC) 1977 – 1981Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science Program
· Miami Beach Senior High, (Miami Beach, FL) 1974 – 1977 General Surgery Internship
· Mary Imogene Basset Hospital (Cooperstown, NY)1986 – 1987 General and Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery Residency/Microsurgery
· Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY)1987 – 1991 General Surgery Residency
· University of Chicago Medical Center, (Chicago, IL) 1991 – 1993 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Fellowship Training
· Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, (New York, NY) 1993 – 1994 Reconstructive Microsurgery / Plastic Surgery of the Breasts
· Larkin Hospital (Miami, FL)
· Surgery Center of Broward (Lauderhill, FL)
· Diplomate: American Board of Plastic Surgery (1997)
· Diplomate: National Board of Medical Examiners (1986)
· Active Member: American Society of Plastic Surgeons
· New York
Meet Dr. Talaie
· University of Tehran, School of Medicine, (Tehran, Iran) 1967-1974 – Medical Doctor
Post Graduate Training
· Park Ridge Hospital, (Rochester, NY) Internal Medicine House Officer 1976 – 1977
· University of Pittsburgh, (Pittsburgh, PA) 1982 – 1983
· Department of Plastic Surgery Chief Resident
· Western Pennsylvania Hospital, (Pittsburgh, PA) 1981 – 1982
· Department of Plastic Surgery First Year Plastic Surgery
· Maryland General Hospital, (Baltimore, MD) Department of Surgery – Second, Third, and Fourth Year 1978 – 1981
· Maimonides Medical Center, (Brooklyn, NY) Department of Surgery – First Year General Surgery 1977 – 1978
· Sothern Illinois University, (Springfield, IL) Department of Plastic Surgery Microsurgery & Hand 1983
· American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Fellow of American College of Surgeons
· Northern Society of Plastic Surgeons Robert H. Ivy Society
· Philadelphia Society of Plastic Surgeons
· American Board of Plastic Surgery, Certified November 15, 1985
· New Jersey