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Dr. Adam Hamawy

Plastic Surgery
Princeton, NJ
26 years experience male

Locations

Princeton Plastic Surgeons

Princeton, NJ

Address

106 Stanhope Street, Princeton, NJ, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 1 pm - 4pm
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Insurances accepted

Other

Office

Rye, NY

Office

Yonkers, NY

About

Bio

Going beyond what is expected is at the heart of Dr. Hamawy’s approach. He strongly believes every patient must be considered as a person first and foremost. Only then can technical expertise be used to its greatest advantage – translating subtle nuances into a more positive self-image .

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Anti-Aging Medicine

Breast Surgery

General Surgery

Licenses

United States: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes. : Yes. Cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are often combined, especially in facial region. Blepharoplasties are frequently combined with a facelift, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes : Yes, a homogeneously dense breast on mammogram or ultrasound usually means that nothing is standing out suspiciously.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Too small : A breast cyst that is 3mm is usually too small to aspirate. They are usually observed to see if they get larger, then they can be addressed or disapp... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes, but usually not: A woman's breast may lactate but usually this indicates a hormonal imbalance with the pituitary gland. If this is happening then you should be examin... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not a great idea: Indomethacin can deactivate your platelets for up to a week and make you more prone to bleed during your surgery.
A male asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
The : The simple answer is no. An experienced surgeon should be able to deliver good results with any of the techniques. Do your research and look at befo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Followup : Its hard to answer specifically without knowing exactly what kind of procedure your mother had, however, it is generally a good idea to follow up with... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
YES!!: Old wrinkled necks are one of the most common complaints that people have as they age. This can be tremendously improved with a neck lift or with low... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Your surgeon will recommend or prescribe pain medicine that is appropriate for your procedure.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Qualified surgeon: You should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in rhinoplasty.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Rare in the U.S.: Most children born with cleft lips or palates in the U.S. Have them repaired when they are still infants. However, it is possible to see adults in s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
A : A breast implant that feels hard three years after placement most likely has a capsular contracture. This usually develops on its own however, in som... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
It's possible: There is an increased risk of having a cleft lip or palate if the child has a parent or sibling with one. However, there are other factors as well, a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
No: Cosmetic surgery like liposuction or tummy tucks (witch hazel) are body contouring, not weight loss procedures. They are effective only in shaping an... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Cosmetic nose : A nose reduction is usually cosmetic even if you are doing surgery to correct a deviated septum. In cases where insurance is paying for the septoplas... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Scar revisions: The appearance of scars can be improved by excising the old one out and replacing it with a better, more discrete one or by resurfacing with use of a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Scar Removal: There is no way to completely remove a scar, even with surgery. However, there are things that can make them look better. Keeping them moist with s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Scar Excision: It depends why its bleeding and what the scar is from. Sometimes, replacing the scar by excising it and starting fresh is the best option.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Ice, Elevation &Time: The best treatment for swelling around the eyes is cold packs, keep your head elevated as much as possible above heart level and allowing enough time ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Ice and gravity: Keep your head elevated and apply cold packs to your eyes to reduce the swelling.
A female asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Unfortunately : Unfortunately there are no magic pills to lose weight. If there was everyone would be on it. Diet and exercise are still the best course of action. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Nipple made smaller: Yes, nipples can be made smaller with plastic surgery. This can be by reducing the projection of the actual nipple or diameter of the areola or both.... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Before getting implants you should also have an ultrasound and/or mammogram to rule out any suspicious nodules. However, you should still be able to... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Plasticsurgery.org: The american society of plastic surgeons have a gallery of before and after photos that give very realistic results from many surgeons.
A male asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Butt : Butt augmentation can be performed by transferring your own fat or by using an implant. Implants are more likely to have complications such as infect... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not really: Applying more Rogaine (minoxidil) on at one sessions not as effective as twice a day treatment. However you don't have to wash your hair twice. Roga... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Strange smell: A foul smell after nasal surgery may indicate and infection. You should be evaluated by your nose surgeon to rule out that possibility.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Heart and spleen: The left breast lies over the heart, stomach and spleen. The ribs and lungs are also in the general area and can be attributed to pain in that region... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Facelift Risks: A facelift in experienced hands has a low risk of complications. The most common is having a hematoma (or blood clot) collect under the skin that req... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Office Eyelid Safety: Since office upper blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia, it is very safe.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
$8000-$12000: Price varies depending on geographic region of the country and if any additional liposuction is requested besides the fat removed for use to transfer.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Upper Eyelid Surgery: An upper blepharoplasty usually takes about 45 minutes for both eyes and can be performed under local anesthesia in the office. Swelling lasts about ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Male breasts: Gynecomastia, or male breasts, can occur naturally in adolescence and usually resolves on its own. They can be due to some drugs or medications incl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Risks & Credentials: First you need to know if your surgeon is properly trained and qualified. For plastic surgery the surgeon should be certified by the american board o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Prevent loose skin: Although some people have loose skin because of genetics, some things you can do to reduce the chances include avoiding sun exposure (use sunscreen!),... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Aging Breast Implant: Breast implants also age. That is why at some point in the future a woman should plan that the breast implants will have to be exchanged. They can ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Be : Be careful about believing all the hype about laser liposuction. The promised "tightening" that the laser is expected to deliver is rarely anything ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
The : The donor site for fat transfer will react like any area that has fat removed by liposuction and depends entirely on the quality and the amount of exc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Be : Be careful about believing all the hype about laser liposuction. The promised "tightening and less bruising " that the laser is expected to deliver is... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Liposuction : Liposuction is a great option for people who are normal weight and wish to remove fat from some "stubborn" areas. It is a body contouring procedure a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: It is very common to have multiple cosmetic procedures in one setting. However, there is a limit. Most surgeons try to keep the operative time less... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not Surgery: One of the absolute reasons not to perform cosmetic surgery is if someone has body dysmorphic disorder. Often, they have deformities that no one els... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Improve face profile: Chin augmentation can make a big difference in the profile of the face specifically the neck and jawline of someone who has a weak chin. It is also ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Up to a year: Swelling can last up to a year after having a rhinoplasty but rarely longer than that. That is why that you won't realize your actual results until ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
U/S & laser can burn: Both ultrasound and laser assisted liposuction can cause burns on the skin. Don't be fooled by the marketing and technology, what really matters is t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Typically : Typically the cleft lip and nose are repaired together early when the child is about 3 months of age. The hard palate is rarely repaired at that time... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Office procedure: Lips can be enhanced in the office by injecting them with a filler like juviderm, Restylane (dermal fillers) or your own fat. You can also have silic... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
The : The body usually has a very difficult time healing a breast implant (or any implant) that is infected. In serious cases like this the best option is ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
I've seen it last 40: No one can tell you exactly how long. About 50% have them exchanged for various reasons (not all rupture) by 10 years. However, if there is no probl... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not really: While there are many health benefits to honey unfortunately fixing sagging breasts has not been found to be one of them. In fact, there are no creams... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hamawy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hamawy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hamawy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Appreciate your response. PCP thought It should just be watched.
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Thanks for your quick reply! thank you so much for your quick reply
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Residency

New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens

Residency

SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

New York Presbyterian - Cornell

Awards

Top Surgeons, Consumers Research Council of America
America's Top Plastic Surgeons, 2012
America's Top Surgeons, 2007-2012

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
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