MD_Sam_Economou-25593_RET_blue_8x10_cropped_for_web_220x330_328_420_s_c1_c_t.jpegSam Economou, MD

Dr. Economou's Personal Statement

Because no two people are alike, I approach each new patient uniquely. Beginning with the first consultation, it's my chief objective to ascertain the patient's wishes and desired outcome of their surgical procedure.

  • What do they want to change?
  • Why do they want to change it?
  • How do they hope to look after the procedure?
  • How do they hope to feel about their body?

The more I know about a person, the more I'm able to make an accurate appraisal of the patient and their surgical options and set reasonable goals for that surgery. I also stress the importance of achieving a natural look and assure them that I will follow them closely throughout the entire recovery process and deliver whatever care is appropriate or necessary.

Changing your body is a dramatic event, one that requires a deep level of sensitivity and understanding on the part of the surgeon. This is why it's so important for me to know each patient on a more personal level, and not just examine their body. Because this knowledge helps me determine how I can give them the confidence to change and, in turn, instills their trust in me to help them make it.

I am skilled in all aspects of aesthetic/reconstructive surgery, specializing in melanoma treatment. 

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Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School - Twin Cities


General Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Plastic Surgery, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Procedures Performed

  • Body Contouring: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Thigh Lift, Arm Lift
  • Profile Enhancements: Eyelid Lift,Face Lift, Neck Lift
  • Cancer Surgery & Reconstruction: Skin Cancer Treatment, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Dr. Economou, a native of Austin, Minnesota, is board certified in Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He is skilled in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers is an area of expertise for Dr. Economou.
He is the only plastic surgeon who performs sentinel lymph node biopsies in Minnesota.
As a result, he is referred patients from throughout Minnesota for surgical treatment of newly diagnosed melanoma.

Dr. Economou is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has published professional articles regarding plastic and reconstructive surgery in medical journals and presented scientific papers at professional associations.