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Dr. Dr.Christopher ChristopherGodek Godek As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. ChristopherGodek Godekhas hasdeveloped developedaatrue truelove love Christopher forthe thespecialty. specialty.Part Partof ofwhat whatmakes makeshim himso so for successful is his ability to appreciate the way successful is his ability to appreciate the way plasticsurgery surgerycan cantransform transformaaperson’s person’slife. life. plastic He is devoted to cosmetic and reconstructive He is devoted to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery including facial, breast and body surgery facial, breast and body surgery.including His reconstructive practice includes surgery. His reconstructive practice includes breast cancer reconstruction, skin cancers, breast skin cancers, facial cancer trauma,reconstruction, and facial reconstruction. Dr. facial trauma, and facial reconstruction. Godek also has a very busy non-surgicalDr. Godek also hasincludes a very busy practice that skin non-surgical care, chemical peel programs and injectables, including Botox, practice that includes skin care, chemical peel Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, Belotero, and programs and injectables, including Botox, Sculptra. “These invasive techniques Juvederm, Voluma,minimally Radiesse, Belotero, and are used to improve facial balance and create Sculptra. “These minimally invasive techniques a more natural, youthful and rested look,” he are used to improve facial balance and create adds. He and his team take an individualized a approach more natural, youthful and rested he to each patient they see. look,” He adds, adds. andstrives his team take anresults individualized “Our He team to achieve that approach to each patient they see. He adds, “Our team strivesthe to achieve results that complementing beauty of your natural features.” enhance specific areas of concern, while also complementing the beauty of your natural features.” Dr. Godek: I originally trained as a biomedical engineer

at Syracuse University and then went on complete CW: How did you become involved in to this field?

myGodek: medicalI degree at the Boston School of Dr. originally trained as University a biomedical engineer Medicine. I also completed a one-year research fellowship at Syracuse University and then went on to complete at medical Harvarddegree Medical While in Boston, I hadofthe my at School. the Boston University School opportunity to work alongside one of the top plastic Medicine. I also completed a one-year research fellowship

at HarvardinMedical School. While in Boston, I hadthis the surgeons the country. After spending time with opportunity to work alongside one of the top plastic surgeon, I came to realize the unique aspects of Plastic surgeons in the country. After spending time with this surgeon, I came to realize thewith unique Plastic wonderful interactions I had myaspects teachersofand patients Surgery. I became involved in this field due to the while training at Boston University, Harvard Medical wonderful I hadofwith my teachers andIpatients School, andinteractions the University Pennsylvania, where while training at Boston University, Harvard Medical completed my Plastic Surgery residency. School, and the University of Pennsylvania, where I MCW: What is the most rewarding part about your completed my Plastic Surgery residency. profession? CW: What is the being most rewarding your Dr. Godek: I love able to help part othersabout in need. Patients often come to me with a problem or concern and profession? Dr. Godek: I love being able to help others in need. Patients often come to me with a problem or concern and from helping young children withup-to-date birth defects or injuries, being able to offer them the most options to to helping who rewarding. have lost a This breastincludes due to breast help them iswomen incredibly everything from helping young children with birth defects or injuries, tremendously rewarding. to helping women who have lost a breast due to breast cancer. The ability to feel “whole” again is MCW: What is the help mostsomeone challenging? tremendously rewarding. Dr. Godek: is thatWhat not allisdeformities can be corrected. Additionally, CW: the most challenging?

not Godek: all patients seechallenging us in our practice arethe candidates for Dr. Thethat most aspect of profession duealltodeformities other health issues or medicalAdditionally, conditions. issurgery that not can be corrected. My all number onethat priority safety of our not patients see usisinthe our practice arepatients. candidates for Havingdue to tell patient thatissues they cannot undergo a certain surgery to aother health or medical conditions. procedure their health very challenging and can My numberdue onetopriority is theissafety of our patients. be quitetoupsetting to thethat patient. work very closely with Having tell a patient they We cannot undergo a certain our patients to help them overcome these obstacles when, procedure due to their health is very challenging and can andquite if they occur. to the patient. We work very closely with be upsetting

our patients to help thempractice overcomeapart thesefrom obstacles when, MCW: What sets your others like and if they occur. it? Dr. Godek: We provide a great deal of from extra care before, CW: What sets your practice apart others like it? during, and after surgery. For facial procedures, patients Dr. Godek: We provide a great deal of extra care before, meet with of surgery. our BellaFor Derma during, andone after facialaestheticians procedures, for patients skin care and make-up advice beforehand; then for meet with one of our Bella Derma aestheticians for microdermabrasion andadvice facial beforehand; massages following skin care and make-up then fortheir surgeries. microdermabrasion and facial massages following their For body procedures, patients visit the Bella Derma surgeries. Medi Spa for massage and ultrasound to reduce any For body procedures, patients visit the Bella Derma swelling or bruising and to help diminish downtime after Medi Spa for massage and ultrasound to reduce any surgeries. My patients receive so much more than just a swelling or bruising and to help diminish downtime after procedure. Our state-of-the art spa treatments speed our surgeries. My patients receive so much more than just a

procedure. Our state-of-the art spa treatments speed our patient’s recoveries and help them look and feel healthy so patient’s recoveries and help them look and feel that they may return to their everyday activities ashealthy soon asso that they may return to their everyday activities as soon as possible. possible.

MCW: What are the most common procedures that CW:perform? What are the most common procedures that you you perform? Dr. Godek: Dr. Godek: Thenasal mostsurgery, common procedures I breast perform include eyelid lifts, facethat lifts, perform include nasal eyelid lifts, faceaslifts, enlargement, breast liftssurgery, and breast reductions, wellbreast as enlargement, breast lifts and breast reductions, as well as number breast cancer reconstructions, facial cancer tummy of tucks, and liposuction. I also perform a significant reconstructions, reconstruction after facial number of breastand cancer reconstructions, facialtrauma. cancer reconstructions, and reconstruction after facial trauma. MCW: Are there any cases that stick out in your mind? CW: Are there any cases that stick out in your mind? Dr. Dr.Godek: Godek:One Oneofofmy mymost mostmemorable memorablecases casesisisfrom from early earlyin inmy mycareer. career.Upon Uponcompleting completingmy mytraining trainingatatthe the University Universityof ofPennsylvania, Pennsylvania,I Istarted startedworking workingininNew NewJersey Jersey and was on staff at several hospitals in both Monmouth and Ocean OceanCounties. Counties.At Atthat thattime, time,I Iwas wastaking takingtrauma traumacalls callsatat Jersey JerseyShore ShoreUniversity UniversityMedical MedicalCenter Centerand andwas wason onPlastic Plastic Surgery Surgerycall. call.IIreceived receivedaaphone phonecall callfrom fromthe theemergency emergency room roomabout aboutaayoung younggirl girlwho wholost losther herhand handinina arollover rollover motor motorvehicle vehicleaccident accidenton onthe theGarden GardenState StateParkway. Parkway.I Iwas was able ableto totake takethe thepatient patienttotothe theoperating operatingroom roomand andre-attach re-attach her her hand handwith withtechniques techniquesand andmicrosurgery microsurgerythat thatI Ihad had learned learnedwhile whileatatthe theUniversity UniversityofofPennsylvania. Pennsylvania.She Shemade made an an incredible incrediblerecovery recoveryand andwas wasable abletotokeep keepher herhand. hand. consistently puts his patients Dr. Godek consistently puts his patients first. Beginning with Beginning withthe theconsultation consultationvisit, visit,he hespends spends quality time getting to know each of them quality time getting to know each of themand andtoto better understand their goals. He adds, “I want better understand their goals. He adds, “I want to to be be sure surethey theyfeel feelcomfortable comfortableexpressing expressingtheir their aesthetic goals to me. All of my patients aesthetic goals to me. All of my patientsare are very very special specialto tome. me.I Ithoroughly thoroughlyenjoy enjoygetting gettingtoto know each one of them on a personal basis know each one of them on a personal basisand and developing developingaalifelong lifelongrelationship relationshipwith withthem.” them.” He grew up in a small town in Western He grew up in a small town in Western Massachusetts where he met his wife, Kristen, Massachusetts where he met his wife, Kristen, when they were both in high school. The couple when they were both in high school. The couple now lives in a small ocean community with their now lives in a small ocean community with their two boys. Outside of Plastic Surgery, they enjoy two boys. Outside of Plastic Surgery, they enjoy and time at the beach paddle time at the beach paddle surfing and fishing.

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Face Lifts Eyelid Lifts Rhinoplasty Skin Care Breast Enhancement Body Contouring Facial Rejuvenation Injectables and Fillers Ave., Suite 200A• • 1959 Toms River,34, NJBuilding 08753A, Wall, NJ 07719 1430 Hooper Ave.,1430 Suite Hooper 200A • Toms River, NJ 08753 Highway

732-281-1988 • www.drgodek.com • bella-dermamedispa.com

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