Redefining Facial Plastic Surgery
Already highly specialized in his training as an otolaryngologist, head and neck, and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Karolak chose to narrow his focus even further very early in his career by exclusively performing surgeries with the goal of recapturing the way his patients used to look, rather than changing it. By treating the main components of aging respectfully, his patients look rested, refreshed, youthful, and vibrant; not “over-filled”, “operated on”, or “plastic”. His approach redefines what it means to have facial plastic surgery.
During the first decade of his career (From 2007 through 2018), Dr. Karolak has averaged more than 290 facelifts per year. He has developed and refined techniques in surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation that deliver the very best natural-looking results. With the experience from thousands of facial plastic surgeries performed along with some of the most groundbreaking procedures of the past few decades, Dr. Karolak helps create a customized treatment plan for each patient that combines the perfect balance of easier recovery, affordability, and lasting natural results, all without the risks of general anesthesia.
“Family, friends, and even strangers should be complimenting my patients’ natural beauty, not their facial plastic surgery. Whether it’s nonsurgical or surgical, my patients know that my focus is to do the right procedure, at the right time, for the right reason. It takes a lot to trust someone with your face, so I never take for granted what a privilege it is to be a part of the lives and journey for so many.”
Mark Karolak DO, FAOCO
About Your Surgeon
Mark Karolak, DO, FAOCO
Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Mark Karolak is a New Jersey native who grew up in Wayne. He received his degree in Biology from Rutgers College, where he graduated with Honors. While at Rutgers, he was in the prestigious Henry Rutgers Scholar Program focusing on research in neuroscience.
Elected into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society upon graduation, Dr. Karolak continued his studies at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now called Rowan University Osteopathic Medical School). He served his residency in the highly competitive otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery program at the Saint Barnabas Healthcare System which included head and neck surgery training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. During his training, he was selected as Resident of the Year and Chief Resident in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology.
Dr. Karolak received his board-certification in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery through the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Among his achievements, Dr. Karolak is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, a RealSelf Top Doctor, and has been honored as one of “America’s Top Facial Plastic Surgeons”. He has been featured and recognized along with his procedures on E!News, Bravo TV, People Magazine, the front page of The Courier Post, The NY Post, PageSIX, My Central Jersey, SELF Magazine, VH1 news, and PIX11 News New York.
Commitment to Excellence
5 Star Rating
Dr. Karolak performs all of his own procedures and insists on being involved in your recovery through close follow-up and communication. He provides all of his surgical patients with his personal cell phone number to ensure an open line of communication.