Everyone wants to look their best, and that’s why women in Morristown, throughout the tri-state area and country seek the expertise of Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh. Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh is a board certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rafizadeh has been performing plastic and reconstructive surgery since 1984 from his Morristown office.
My practice has evolved of the years says Dr. Rafizadeh. “It started with reconstructive plastic surgery that included major facial trauma and maxillofacial fractures before airbags became a standard feature in cars, then I was very busy with breast reconstruction after mastectomy, popularizing the living tissue (TRAM flap) breast reconstruction.”
Cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body has always been a big part of my practice and today, it has become the totality of my practice. I love what I do says Dr. Rafizadeh, “I enjoy interacting with my patients very much.” “I am fortunate to be in perfect health and be able to enjoy what I am passionate about.” I keep physically active with tennis almost every day, eat well and exercise. I also keep my workload under control and only do what I truly enjoy and what gives me the most satisfaction.”
According to Dr. Rafizadeh he has two primary focuses when it comes to plastic surgery. First, obtaining great results and having satisfied patients is a constant positive reinforcement. Second, sticking to doing what really works and staying away from methods that produce minimal and questionable results, where it is hard to tell the difference between before and after the procedure.
“I LOVE WHAT I DO.
I ENJOY INTERACTING WITH MY
PATIENTS VERY MUCH.”
There are non-invasive techniques that really work. Things like Botox and Dysport reduce active, muscle related wrinkles and raise the eyebrows or the corners of the mouth. Fillers like Restylane and Radiesse restore lost volume in the face and fill certain furrows.
Education and Background
Dr. Rafizadeh completed his pre-medical degree at Neuchatel University in Switzerland before graduating with his medical degree from Lausanne School of Medicine in Switzerland. He then came to the U.S. for postgraduate training, including a General Surgery residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Chief Residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. To further advance his training, Dr. Rafizadeh completed a fellowship in Plastic Surgery at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center (New York Presbyterian) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Rafizadeh has been recognized year after year by multiple publications as a “Top Doctor” and “Top Surgeon” in the New Jersey and New York Metropolitan areas. In 2010, he was the recipient of the exclusive Patient Choice Award and the Compassionate Doctor Award.
“Surgery is my art and my passion,” says. Dr. Rafizadeh. “…my extensive experience makes my surgery effortless.” The right judgements and decisions come naturally, and positive responses from patients make my work pleasurable.” I especially enjoy performing facial rejuvenation, with procedures such as face and neck lifts serving as the foundation for a younger face. These surgeries are often combined with upper and lower eyelid surgery to get rid of bags and loose skin. Brow lifts are important to keep the overall facial harmony and balance.
The doctor’s favorite procedure, however, is the lip lift, making the face younger and prettier. When he started doing this procedure combined with face lifts a decade ago, most plastic surgeons didn’t know it was a viable option and discouraged patients from doing it.
He played a role in making this operation popular nationwide. Dr. Rafizadeh educates patients about the procedure, and he has received great reviews on sites like Realself, where he was honored with a 100/500 Hall Of Fame Award.
I have made my facial surgery as safe and minimally invasive as possible, performing 95% of the cases under local anesthesia with moderate sedation in the operating room with a specialized monitoring nurse. I believe this is the most effective and safest way to do facial plastic surgery and is the way of the future.
These operations are the gold standard of facial rejuvenation surgery and will always remain the best option for anyone who is serious about making a difference in their looks. Additionally, fat grafting to the face regenerates the lost volume and helps to get more natural and youthful results.
Safety is the number one concern. This is why I introduced the Ideal Implant as an alternative to silicone implants to our area a few years ago. This is a saline implant with an internal layered structure that makes it feel like silicone, yet it offers the safety and the peace of mind of a saline implant, not requiring an MRI every two years to rule out a silent rupture.
Arm lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction are the other routine procedures that I do. I truly believe that using my 35 years of experience in plastic surgery allows me to offer values to my patients that are hard to beat.