Meet Christopher Godek, MD, FACS
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Godek has obtained additional training and expertise in a variety of aesthetic enhancement procedures. While Dr. Godek is adept with numerous plastic surgery techniques, he has often said that rhinoplasty is his favorite surgical treatment to perform. The intricacies of facial anatomy, the complexities of the procedure, and the positive effects that nasal surgery can have on a patient’s well-being and self-confidence are just some of the reasons why Dr. Godek has chosen to make rhinoplasty a central pillar of his plastic surgery practice.
From the first consultation to the final follow-up appointment, Dr. Godek prioritizes honest communication and genuine attentiveness to your needs. He will conduct a thorough evaluation of your nose and its symmetrical relationship to other facial features during the initial consultation. Dr. Godek will always encourage you to ask questions and to think of yourself as a true partner in your own care. He views the treatment process as a collaborative effort, and is determined to provide the absolute best experience possible.
The sections below offer an overview of Dr. Godek’s credentials and general approach to care. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Godek’s background, or if you are ready to schedule your initial consultation, please contact us today.
- Philosophy of Care
- Education & Training
- Professional Memberships & Affiliations
- Choosing the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon for Your Needs
Philosophy of Care
Trust, support, and expertise are some of the key foundations on which Dr. Godek strives to build the best possible relationship with each of our patients. He believes these central tenets can ultimately provide a satisfactory treatment experience and exemplary results. In addition to an overall philosophy of providing our patients with safe, confidential, and compassionate care, Dr. Godek is committed to utilizing advanced techniques and precise treatment plans to produce exceptional outcomes that achieve each patient’s distinct rhinoplasty goals.
Education & Training
- Harvard Medical School – Research Fellowship
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania – Plastic Surgery Residency
- University of Pennsylvania – General Surgery Residency
- Boston University School of Medicine – Medical Degree
- Syracuse University – Undergraduate Degree
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
- American Board of Plastic Surgery – Board Certification
- American College of Surgeons – Fellow
- New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons – Past President
- The Aesthetic Society
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- New Jersey State Medical Society
- Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery
- American Medical Association
Choosing the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon for Your Needs
While looking for rhinoplasty specialists and plastic surgeons who offer the strongest possibility of meeting your needs with excellent results, it is important to keep a few things in mind during your research. Rhinoplasty is often considered one of the most complex cosmetic surgery procedures to perform, so it is vital to feel confident that you have chosen a rhinoplasty surgeon who is skilled, experienced, and has an approach to care that you feel comfortable with.
Here are some criteria to consider when selecting the best rhinoplasty surgeon for your needs:
Background and Experience
Review your prospective rhinoplasty surgeon’s background, credentials, and experience. Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a strong indication that the doctor is extensively trained and experienced in numerous kinds of procedures. It’s also good to focus specifically on the surgeon’s experience performing rhinoplasty procedures. If you have questions about a doctor’s history with performing nasal surgery, it can be helpful to contact the practice directly for additional information. A good sign that a prospective surgeon is likely to produce satisfactory outcomes is often indicated by a long history of performing rhinoplasty with a proven track record of exemplary results.
Take a Look at Patient Reviews
Reading reviews of the plastic surgeon supplied by previous patients can often provide a general idea of what you can expect. These can not only be helpful with determining what others say about the doctor’s skills and demeanor, but also with questions you may have about what the overall experience may be like at the practice.
View Before-and-After Rhinoplasty Photos
A before-and-after rhinoplasty image gallery featuring patients who have had rhinoplasty performed by the doctor you are considering can be a very good way to examine his or her level of skill. These photos offer the opportunity to view results produced by the surgeon and determine whether they align with your expectations in terms of the potential for a satisfactory outcome.
Evaluate the Doctor’s Overall Philosophy of Care
Doctors like our own Christopher Godek, MD have clearly defined philosophies of care—an approach to patient care centered on steps taken to make sure individuals are given the best possible experience. The central tenets of Dr. Godek’s patient care philosophy are trust, support, health, and expertise. It is important to know your prospective rhinoplasty surgeon’s overall philosophy so that you can get an idea of whether they will be genuinely attentive to your concerns and make the process as smooth as possible.
Meet With the Surgeon to Assess Your Rapport
The final step in determining whether your prospective rhinoplasty surgeon is the right choice for your needs is to meet in-person and assess your rapport. Does the doctor truly listen to you and answer your questions in detail? Does the surgeon clearly explain the procedure and how it can accomplish your goals? Does the surgeon instill confidence that he or she has the experience and abilities to produce a satisfactory result? Do you feel comfortable and safe in the doctor’s care? These are all things that you can evaluate during an in-person consultation.
Ultimately, you and your prospective rhinoplasty surgeon are embarking on a collaborative partnership. To choose the best surgeon for your needs, never be hesitant to ask questions, and always know that your level of comfort with the doctor and confidence in their abilities can make a world of difference as you make your decision.