About the Doctor
“Regardless of the procedure, when I unwrap the bandages, it feels like I’m unwrapping a present. I am as thrilled as my patient.”
Dr. Bernard A. Shuster is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a third generation plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic procedures. Dr. Shuster pursued his undergraduate degree in Biology at Brandeis University. While an undergraduate, Dr. Shuster complemented his studies with research at Harvard Medical School and presented a thesis in the area of Gene Therapy. Having completed his undergraduate education with honors from
Brandeis University, Dr. Shuster went on to graduate with Honors in Research from Cornell University Medical College.
Following medical school, Dr. Shuster was accepted into the residency of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Shuster has presented his work and lectured in the areas of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Safety in Liposuction, Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery and Reconstruction of Pediatric Deformities at international, national, regional, and academic meetings. He has published articles in the journals Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The British Journal of Plastic Surgery.
Prior to coming to South Florida, Dr. Shuster practiced in Manhattan for six years. While in New York, he served on the staff of New York University Downtown Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. He has been involved in training plastic surgery residents from New York University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Oklahoma.
He has been interviewed and featured in several media outlets including the New York Times, the New York Post, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Avenue Magazine, Manhattan File and Rosie Magazine.
While Dr. Shuster’s training and education in plastic surgery have been extensive, it does not fully reveal the scope of his experience. He is a third generation plastic surgeon and has had exposure to both the artistic and medical aspects of the field since an early age. Dr. Shuster has also traveled to Central America and Asia to provide reconstructive surgery for underprivileged children and to teach plastic surgery. Dr. Shuster specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body utilizing minimally invasive techniques.
“If you are looking for a world-class appearance from a word-class surgeon, Dr. Shuster has the hands of an angel. I would highly, highly recommend him…”
- BA Shuster. The Brow Lift. Focusing on the Eyes After Weight Loss, OH Magazine, July/August 2010
- BA Shuster. The Extended Inner Thigh Lift, OH Magazine, September/October 2009
- BA Shuster. Rejuvenate the Neck, Plastic Surgery Practice, November 2006
- BA Shuster. Facial Rejuvenation for Bariatric Patients, OH Magazine, Issue 4, 2006
- BA Shuster. Contouring Your Arms After WLS, WLS Lifestyles, Spring, 2005
- WC Lineaweaver; K Hui; K Yim; M Ruyle; B Shuster; J Eggleston; S Grover. The Role of the Plastic Surgeon in the Management of Surgical Infection, Plast Reconstr Surg, 103:6, 1553, 1999
- BA Shuster, GW Commons, B Halperin. Subcutaneous Infiltration in Suction-Assisted Lipoplasty (letter), Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 100: 1932, 1997
- L Rodriguez, BA Shuster, RG Milliken. Giant Lipoma of the Breast, Br. J. Pl. Surg, 50: 263, 1997
- YL Karanas, KK Yim, BA Shuster, WC Lineaweaver. Lemierre’s Syndrome: A Case of Post-anginal Septicemia Bilateral Flank Abscesses, Ann. Pl. Surg. 35: 525, 1995
- BA Shuster, AM Norbash, SA Schendel. Correction of Scaphocephaly Following Ventricular Shunting, Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 96: 1012, 1995
- BA Shuster, LA Hoffman. An Old Friendship Revisited: Plastic Surgery and Transplantation, Aesth. Plast. Surg. 18:135, 1994
- LA Hoffman, MA Codner, BA Shuster, N Bogossian, L Egosi, AD Harper, RM Steinman, GS LaTrenta, GT Shires. Donor Leukocyte Migration Following Extremity Transplantation in an Experimental Model, Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 90: 999, 1992
- MA Codner, BA Shuster, RM Steinman, AD Harper, GS LaTrenta, LA Hoffman. Migration of Donor Leukocytes from Limb Allografts into Host Lymphoid Tissues, Ann. Pl. Surg. 25: 353, 1990
- BA Shuster, MA Codner, LA Hoffman, RM Steinman, AD Harper. Cell Migration Following Rat Limb Transplantation, Clinical Research 38(2): 552A, 1990
- May, 2015: Patient Reported Outcomes Study of Bariatric Patients Following Plastic Surgery: Annual Meeting of the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgeons. Las Vegas, Nevada
- June, 2010: A Psychosocial Outcome Study of Bariatric Patients Following Plastic Surgery. The 28th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Orlando, Florida
- May 2000: Safety in Large Volume Liposuction: Anesthesia and Surgical Consideration. Instructional Course, The 2000 Annual Meeting of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Orlando, Florida
- August 1998: Large Volume Liposuction: Technical and Safety Issues. Grand Rounds, Division of Plastic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
- May 1998: Safety in Large Volume Liposuction: Anesthesia and Surgical Consideration. Instructional Course, The 1998 Annual Meeting of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles, California
- May 1997: Safety in Large Volume Liposuction: Anesthesia and Surgical Consideration. Instructional Course, The 1997 Annual Meeting of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, New York
- May 1996: The Role of Plastic Surgeons in the Treatment of Infectious Disease. 46th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Indian Wells, California
- April 1996: Safety in Large Volume Liposuction: Anesthesia and Surgical Consideration. Instructional Course, The 1996 Annual Meeting of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Orlando, Florida
- March 1996: Cranial Base Abnormalities in Posterior Plagiocephaly. Craniofacial Surgery State of the Art Symposium, New York, New York
- October 1995: Rhinoplasty: Historical perspectives and Current Techniques. Grand Rounds, Stanford University Medical Center, Division of Plastic Surgery. Stanford, California
- September 1994: Current Techniques and Advances in the Treatment of Craniosynostosis. Grand Rounds, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
- September & October 1993: Current Techniques and Advances in the Treatment of Craniosynostosis. Grand Rounds, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
- May 1991: Study of Donor Dendritic Cell Migration Following Rat Hind Limb Transplantation. M.D. with Honors Thesis Dissertation, Cornell University Medical College
- May 1990: “Study of Leukocyte Migration from Rat Hind Limb Allografts.” Presented at: Vincent du Vigneud Research Symposium, The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center
- May 1987: Expression of a Recombinant Retroviral Vector Carrying Human ADA cDNA in Embryonal Carcinoma Cells and Hematopoietic Stem Cells. Senior Honors Thesis Dissertation, Brandeis University