Dr. Sam Jejurikar is a plastic surgeon who works in Dallas, Texas. Known for providing quality care to his patients, he is also known for donating his time and skills to help others. He volunteered for Smile Bangladesh, for instance. He is also a public speaker who has impressed upon other plastic surgeons the importance of following best practices and treating patient safety as the number one priority.
Smile Bangladesh is a nonprofit that provides people with free facial cleft deformity surgery. In addition to helping people in Bangladesh, they provide this surgery in other developing nations as well such as Sri Lanka. This organization was founded by Dr. Shahid Aziz in 2010. Many of the people they help are children.
Dr. Sam Jejurikar volunteered for Smile Bangladesh in March 2019. Around 300,000 people in Bangladesh have cleft palates. There are only 30 surgeons in Bangladesh who are qualified to perform this type of surgery so they can’t possibly help everyone. They thus have to rely on outside help. A cleft palate isn’t just a cosmetic issue. People with cleft palates have difficulty eating and speaking, and it can lead to other health issues.
Another type of surgery that Dr. Sam Jejurikar is well-known for is gluteal augmentation, more popularly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. This type of surgery has been popular in Brazil for decades. It is becoming more common in the United States and he is one of the few experts in this surgery in this country. If it’s not done right, this type of surgery is dangerous.
He is a member of the Multisociety Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force. This organization is developing practices that make Brazilian Butt Lift surgery safer. Along with other plastic surgeons, Dr. Sam Jejurikar lends his knowledge to improve patient safety in this type of surgery.