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Meet Our Surgeons

Welcome to the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale! We offer a variety of cosmetic breast procedures including breast enlargement, reduction and lifting. These procedures are performed in a fully accredited suite of operating rooms with state of the art equipment by experienced surgeons, ensuring the highest quality of care. We invite you to learn a little about our medical staff by reading their biographies below.

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TIMOTHY ALEXANDER, M.D.

Dr. Timothy Alexander always knew that his passion in life was to practice cosmetic surgery. This passion caused him to spend his early years as a surgeon traveling around the world learning new and different techniques from some of the world’s top plastic surgeons. Dr. Alexander’s additional training (his training exceeds Board Certification requirements by a full 5 years) gives him the unique ability to draw upon experiences that most other plastic surgeons lack. Moreover, this training when combined with his 30 years of active practice, make him one of the best trained and most experienced surgeons in Florida.

Dr. Alexander was educated at the Otago University Medical School in Dunedin, New Zealand. He pursued his surgical training as a house surgeon at Napier Hospital, Napier New Zealand, the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, and the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas. He also served as Registrar in Surgery in Perth, Australia and in Christchurch, New Zealand. Later, he served as Senior House Surgeon in the Plastic Surgery Department at the Hospital for Sick Children in London, England, followed by a term as Registrar in Plastic Surgery in Bradford, England.

He completed his training as a Maytag Fellow in plastic surgery under the tutoring of the nationally and internationally recognized Dr. Ralph Millard. Dr. Millard is one of the greatest authorities in the field of plastic surgery and was nominated one of the “TEN PLASTIC SURGEONS OF THE MILLENNIUM” by the members of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Alexander is a member of the Millard Society (www.millardsociety.org) and the New Face Foundation (www.newfacefoundation.org).

After completing the Maytag Fellowship at the University of Miami, Dr. Alexander was accepted as a Fellow of Plastic Surgery under the guidance of two other prominent and nationally recognized surgeons: Dr. Thomas J. Baker and Dr. Howard L. Gordon. Dr’s Baker and Gordon organized the internationally recognized Baker and Gordon symposium in Miami, Florida (www.bakergordonsymposium.com). This symposium exposes plastic surgeons to new cosmetic surgery techniques each year.

Dr. Timothy Alexander has been performing cosmetic surgery independently in South Florida since 1982. Dr. Alexander keeps up to date with the latest cosmetic surgery techniques by regularly attending national symposiums and continuing education programs in the field of cosmetic surgery throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil. Dr. Timothy Alexander was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ed.Uk. (www.rcsed.ac.uk/site/297/default.aspx) in 1976.Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Larkin Hospital.

“I consider myself very fortunate for having had the opportunity of being guided and taught by some of the most brilliant plastic surgeons around the world, who have mastered, in their own unique way, the art of cosmetic surgery. Thanks to this, I was exposed to many different and excellent techniques which helped me to develop my own skills and techniques to the maximum”. Timothy Alexander, M.D., F.R.C.S., Ed. UK.

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JOHN PINNELLA, M.D., F.I.C.S.

Dr. John Pinnella has been actively practicing cosmetic surgery for nearly thirty years, during which time he has helped thousands of grateful patients to look and feel their best. Throughout his career, Dr. Pinnella’s mission has been to understand his patients’ cosmetic surgery goals and pursue the option that will deliver the best possible results. As a result, his patients return to him and refer their friends and family for their cosmetic surgery needs, demonstrating their happiness and confidence in Dr. Pinnella’s ability.

Dr. Pinnella earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York and attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where he earned his Medical Doctor degree. Dr. Pinnella completed his general surgery residency at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his plastic & reconstructive surgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pinnella excelled in his residencies and was named Chief of General Surgery Resident and Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Resident, respectively, during the programs.

Dr. Pinnella is certified by the American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and is a member of numerous renowned state and national professional societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgery, International College of Surgeons, Florida Medical Association, Broward County Medical Society and Broward County Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons. Additionally, Dr. Pinnella received the Florida Medical Association Distinguished Physician Award in 2007.

In addition to his cosmetic surgery practice in the United States, Dr. Pinnella has also traveled across the world to participate in projects such as the Interplast Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Project in Lesotho, Africa and the ASPRS Educational Foundation South Korea Project.

Dr. Pinnella welcomes new techniques, procedures, and technologies enthusiastically as greater tools to accomplish excellent results for his patients. As evidence of this fact, Dr. Pinnella has repeatedly earned the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award in acknowledgement of his commitment to advances in the field of cosmetic & reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Pinnella is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Imperial Point Medical Center, both located in Ft. Lauderdale.

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JASON J. WHITE, M.D.

Dr. White is a board-eligible anesthesiologist. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. He attended medical school at the University of Florida as well, attaining his Medical Doctor Degree in 1998. His internship was at S.U.N.Y. – Syracuse. He returned to the University Of Florida College Of Medicine to complete his residency in Anesthesiology at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. White previously practiced at a large Plastic and reconstructive Surgery Center in Denver, Colorado. He is licensed to practice medicine in Colorado, Arizona, Georgia and Florida.

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Dr. Sajoo received his dental degree in Canada at the University of Alberta. He received his advanced training in Prosthodontics as well as his Master’s in Craniofacial Research here in Fort Lauderdale at Nova Southeastern University. As a Prosthodontist, Dr. Sajoo specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Extensive training and education, in addition to traditional dental training, provide prosthodontists with the skills for restoring optimum function and esthetics to your smile. These procedures include: crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures and/or teeth, snoring and sleep disorders and oral cancer reconstruction as well as continuing care. Dr. Sajoo also is surgically trained to place dental implants.

“More and more people have an increased desire to improve their smile these days. Here at Smileperfect, we can help patients improve their self image and the quality of life by reconstructing a healthy and vibrant smile. In addition, with the advent of dental implants, we are able to replace missing teeth and significantly improve patients’ ability to function and eat.”

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EMIL MATEI, M.D.

Dr. Emil Matei has gained a global perspective during his medical education and training. Dr. Matei attained his M.D. degree at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and completed his Internship in General Surgery at Emergency University Hospital, both in Bucharest, Romania. He then traveled to Picardy, France, where he completed his Residency in General Surgery at the Hospitals of the University of Picardy. Dr. Matei continued his medical education and training in the United States at the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, where he completed an additional Residency in General Surgery and acted as Chief Resident in General Surgery. Dr. Matei completed his formal training through a Clinical Fellowship in Minimal Invasive Surgery & Bariatrics at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Matei specializes in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, including the laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LapBand), and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Matei is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and he is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.