Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Reflections
Dr. Mark Karolak has focused his entire training and career exclusively on his passion, the face and neck. He specializes in facial plastic surgery and is dedicated to providing the very best natural-looking results. His goal is to recapture a rested, fresh, and youthful appearance through a personalized approach for each of his patients.
“Besides the exceptional results that I strive to provide for each of my patients, I think the thing that sets me apart as a surgeon is that I do all of my procedures under local anesthesia. I make sure my patients are safe, calm, comfortable, and very relaxed. People are often amazed at how easy it is to get through the procedure, and are happy to have the option. It’s always best to avoid general anesthesia when possible, which carries risks that can be avoided by using local anesthesia.”
“”He is an exceptional surgeon with an artist’s eye, an expert in his field, and a caring and compassionate healthcare professional that I am proud to say gave me back what I wanted-just to look like Me!”
–Isabelle Gordon on Google
Experience and Education
Dr. Karolak received his BA in Biology from Rutgers College, where he graduated with Honors and took part in the prestigious Henry Rutgers Scholar Program. Upon graduation, he was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious honor societies in the nation.
Before coming to Reflections, Dr. Karolak was part of one of the world’s largest facial plastic surgery groups and has become one of the most experienced surgeons in his field. He has successfully performed thousands of facial cosmetic procedures under local anesthesia, a choice that puts the patient first and eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia. His extensive experience and exceptional skill have elevated his surgical precision to a level where it is as much artistic as it is technical.
Dr. Karolak attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (U.M.D.N.J – Stratford). He then went on to serve his residency in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology at the Saint Barnabas Healthcare System in New Jersey, where he was selected as Resident of the Year and Chief Resident in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology. Notable hospitals at which Dr. Karolak obtained his intensive training and study of procedures for the face and neck include St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.
Medical Honors and Society Memberships
Dr. Karolak is board certified in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology. He is a Fellow of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons and has been awarded many honors and distinctions. Most recently, he was recognized as one of America’s Top Facial Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. He has been named a Top 100 Doctor by RealSelf, a digital community of cosmetic patients and physicians.
Facial Plastic Surgery Without General Anesthesia
Dr. Karolak places a high value on patient safety and comfort. That is why he has always performed his facial plastic surgery procedures exclusively under local anesthesia. What he has found is that local anesthesia also offers many advantages in terms of creating the most natural-looking results and minimizing downtime, as well.
Call our offices at (732) 356-1666 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Karolak today!