About Dr. Jay Shenaq
Jay M. Shenaq, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an internationally recognized, board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, TX. With over 20 years of private practice at Plastic Surgery of Houston, his philosophy of comprehensive, compassionate care has won him the acclaim of thousands of happy patients. Dr. Shenaq is affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, NY as a respected clinical assistant professor. Houstonia Magazine has named him as one of "Our Best Doctors" and a "Top Doctor," and Houston’s Magazine honored him as one of the "Top Docs for Women" in plastic surgery. Dr. Shenaq is highly experienced in breast surgeries (reconstruction and enhancement), and body contouring procedures, tummy tucks, and facial cosmetic surgery.
Surgical Skills and Training
Dr. Jay Shenaq is a Fellow of the America College of Surgeons and is a board-certified plastic surgeon through the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has a praiseworthy record of clinical experiences and successfully performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries for the breasts (augmentations, reductions, lifts, etc.) face (brow lifts, rhinoplasty, facelifts, neck liposuction, etc.), and body (tummy tucks, body lifts, buttocks augmentations, etc.) for women and men. Dr. Shenaq also offers nonsurgical procedures such as chemical peels and CoolSculpting.
After receiving his medical degree, he completed an additional 9 years of advanced surgical training and research from Baylor College of Medicine and Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Shenaq began practicing medicine in 1997. Today, Dr. Shenaq keeps current with trends in plastic surgery through professional development and regular attendance at national medical conferences. Dr. Shenaq is also a clinical assistant instructor, and he teaches medical students and residents at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.
Societies & Memberships
Dr. Shenaq is a member of many professional societies, including the two most prestigious in plastic surgery: the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has held many leadership roles during his career and currently serves on the board of the Harris County Medical Society.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- Texas Medical Association
- Harris County Medical Society
- American Association for Hand Surgery
- American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
- American Society for Peripheral Nerve Surgery
- International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Honors & Awards
As one of the top plastic surgeons in the country and a leader in his field, Dr. Shenaq is award-winning with accolades from respected peers, top industry organizations, medical professionals, and patients throughout his career.
- America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, 2010
- Houstonia Magazine – Our Best Doctors
- Houstonia Magazine – Top Doctors, 2013
- Houston’s Magazine – Top Docs for Women
- Consumer’s Research Council of America
- Patient’s Choice Award, 2008
- Patient’s Choice Award, 2009
- Patient’s Choice Award, 2010
- Patient’s Choice Award – Five Year Honoree
Renowned Author & Speaker
As an accomplished and internationally recognized researcher, Dr. Shenaq enthusiastically gives talks about national trends in surgical and nonsurgical plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Shenaq has authored numerous innovative articles in multiple medical journals and he has been invited to speak and share his techniques at international surgical conferences
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"Dr Shenaq takes great care of his patients, especially the weeks following surgery to ensure you progress to the desired outcome. Highly recommend Dr Shenaq -"
"Very Good With Kids - I know this will not sound as serious as other experiences with this doctor, but in my perspective it is. My daughter(9 years) had her forehead cut by a stone thrown at her by my son's play date(6 years). She was bleeding heavily, and we took her immediately to her pediatrician who looked at it quickly, covered it with tape and send us off, I did not want my daughter to have a big scar in her forehead so we took her to Dr. Jay, and wow, this guy is a true professional, and he was really good with kids to, he found out that the wound was actually deep to the side, and was going to cause an indentation, he was able to calm my daughter down, clean it up and sew it elegantly, This was a really pleasant experience in every aspect. And I am glad I took her there since the scar left is minimum compared to any other cut I have seen. Way to go Dr. Jay."
"I can`t say enough about Dr. Shenaq. I met him under the worst possible circumstances-I had just been told by cancer breast surgeon I would be having a double masectomy. From that day forward, Dr. Shenaq has been skilled, kind and compassionate. I do not look like I had a total breast reconstruction- my chest looks awesome which is not something I ever thought I would say publically. He took me from despair to feeling great about myself. There was none of that crap of \"well, we`ll see if we can make it look ok\"...it was always \"You are going to look amazing\"...and that is what a woman who has had breast cancer needs to hear after all of the fears have hit her like a tidal wave. He has me in his office every step of the way, making sure everything is healing as it should. No rushing the process. Strict rules- but worth it-it has kept infection away and the results speak for themselves. I talk and see many women who have gone through this this across the country- and I feel badly for so many of them that they don`t have their own Dr. Shenaq. He is a great surgeon, as well as an artist. He didn`t promise me a miracle, but he certainly gave me one. His staff is as spectacular as he is."
"I was referred to Dr. Shenaq from my breast surgeon after being told I would be getting a double masectomy for breast cancer. I was devasted to say the least. That was in November 2010. From the start, Dr. Shenaq told me he would do everything he could to make me right and he has. All my fears, all my questions, all my doubts...he answered. He is not only a primo surgeon, but an artist. I look like I have had a great augmentation, not total reconstruction of both breasts following a double masectomy. When I look back to the pictures of how I looked following the masectomy to how I look in the mirror now- I cry- for I have never looked better nor did I ever think I would look like anything approaching a "woman" again. I didn't get a "patch" job- I feel like I landed up with the golden ring. I can't say enough of my gratitude for his kindness and skill. When I have been in the office and down, he always manages to cheer me up - what surgeon does that?? I would and do refer anyone who needs or wants any kind of plastic surgery to Dr. Shenaq. He is also out of my network which made me think I would need another doc...he promised I would not pay more than I would in network and he was telling the truth. His joy in my outcome (along with his staff) always has me sailing out of my appointments (which are frequent as he likes to keep an eye on things every step of the way) feeling great about myself. Which is a wonderful thing."
"I can't say enough about Dr. Shenaq. I met him under the worst possible circumstances-I had just been told by cancer breast surgeon I would be having a double masectomy. From that day forward, Dr. Shenaq has been skilled, kind and?"