Farhad Rafizadeh MD, FACS
About the Practice
Our philosophy is to enhance our patients' quality of life through improvement in their appearance, as well as by improving their lifestyle through better nutrition, exercise, and effective skin protection. We believe that cosmetic surgery has a profound effect on the patient's sense of well-being. We try to inform them as much as possible about the side effects and potential complications of any surgery. In this way, they make a conscious and well-informed decision. We believe that this approach leads to happier patients—and happy patients make our practice grow.
Dr. Rafizadeh specializes in facial cosmetic surgery, body contouring by liposuction, cosmetic surgery of the breasts and in breast reconstruction after mastectomy. He has been recognized by his peers, patients, and in multiple publications as the number one choice for plastic surgery.
Background & Certification
Board Certified in General Surgery
Board Certified in Plastic Surgery
- Neuchatel University, Switzerland 1967-69 Pre-Med
- Lausanne Medical School, Switzerland 1969-75 MD Degree
- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, 1977-81
- General Surgery, including six months rotation in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ, 1981-82 Chief Residency in General Surgery
- New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center 1982-84
- Plastic Surgery Fellowship
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Publications and Presentations
Breast Reconstruction Options
American Cancer Society August 7, 1995
Breast Reconstruction Options
American Cancer Society November 5, 1995
Breast Cancer Symposium
American Cancer Society October 5, 1995
State of the Art in Breast Reconstruction
Atlantic Health System October 5, 1999
Plastic Surgery Symposium/Endoscopic Browlift
St. Barnabas ACC October 7, 2000
Options in Breast Reconstruction
Morristown Memorial Hospital May 8, 2000
Options for Treatment of the Aging Face
Morristown Memorial Hospital Atlantic Health System May 17, 2000
Affiliations & Memberships
Morristown Memorial Hospital
Chairman, Section of Plastic Surgery
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Morristown Ambulatory Surgery Center
American College of Surgeons (fellow) FACS
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Morris County Medical Society
New Jersey State Medical Society
Lipoplasty Society of North America
N.J. Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
New York Regional Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Staff & Facilities
Skin Care Products
These days, it is hard to turn on the radio and television, or open a magazine to not be bombarded with advertisements about skin care products. They have people testifying on infomercials that these products are making their skin lines disappear. Billions of dollars are spent on cosmetic products because people want to look better and younger. But there is no proof what so ever that these products are effective. In fact, many can be harmful and cause the skin to age faster. Many of our patients asked us "what do you think is a good product to use Doctor?" This prompted Dr. Rafizadeh to search through many skin care systems and come up with two different product lines—Obagi Nuderm™ and Biomedic™ products. Both these companies have a systematic approach to skin care and offer products that are effective in helping patients improve their skin.
Christine is our clinical skin care specialist. She is a registered nurse with additional training in skin care and has more than 9 years of experience in this field. She will assess the patient's needs and perform micropeels using glycolic acid or salicylic acid depending on the patients condition.
We offer two lines of skin care products that are useful to improve your skins texture and color. They are offered to patients coming primarily for skin care, or to post-facelift patients who desire further improvement in the skin texture.
Obagi Nuderm Products
Very useful to correct freckles, age spots and larger discolorations on the face. They are usually used in combination with Retin A and produce dramatic results. This treatment reduces fine wrinkles, improves scars and makes the pores smaller. The skin will appear smoother and younger. Most patients, after seeing the results, will remain on this treatment indefinitely. Many times, the treatment can be supplemented with the Blue Peels to further enhance the results. To initiate this treatment, an evaluation by Dr. Rafizadeh is required.
Biomedic Products and micropeels
Performed frequently by our skin care specialist Christine. The products are used in combination with micropeels. To find out about these products further, make a complimentary appointment with Christine by calling our office at (973) 267-0928.