Bridgewater Facial Plastic Surgeon
1924 Washington Valley Rd
Martinsville, New Jersey 08836 US
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5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Help Needed for Lower Face, Fillers No Longer the Answer

Dr. Karolak embodies the qualities I was seeking--highly skilled, a perfectionist, sincere concern for well-being of his patients, great follow-up, and even a good sense of humor!

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Loving my Mirror!

Dr. Karolak truly knows faces!! He is a top surgeon and my whole experience with him and his staff was so easy! Would highly recommend this Dr. for any facial procedure. He is constantly in touch with you after the surgery and gives you his cell number. What more can I say? Love him.

5 out of 5 stars Injectable Fillers

Instant Gratification!!!! - Martinsville, NJ

The minute Dr. Karolak walked in the room he exuded confidence, kindness and caring. He took his time while injecting my botox and fillers and the procedure was virtually pain free. I have been to many other plastic surgeons including some very famous doctors in New York City and no one gave me the results that Dr. Karolak did. I just wish I found him years ago!!!

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Fantastic Lift !!! - Martinsville, NJ

Dr. Mark Karolak is an exceptionally gifted surgeon who I highly recommend for any cosmetic procedures.

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift


If you are going to trust someone with your face, trust Dr. Karolak. He not only looks at your features, he looks at your "self" and your expectations. He answers every question completely and spends as much time as necessary to discuss procedures. His office is beautiful and his staff is very friendly and competent. If you cringe or feel blue whenever you catch sight of yourself in...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Face Lift of Nancy 2.0

Everyone who knows Dr. Karolak knows that he is kind, caring and extremely capable. I felt at ease from the first time that I met him. It is apparent that he loves what he is doing, and that he is a "people person". I feel so fortunate to have found him and to have found Reflections.

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

I had a great experience with Dr. Karolak

Fillers for hollows and around the malar festoon area. I don't even know where to start. He observes you while you are talking to get a good idea of the areas the patient if concerned with His explanation on placement of fillers is thorough. Minimal swelling and NO bruising. I was so nervous but he put me at ease. I was kinda annoying. I kept asking questions during the procedure and...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Female 62 Years - Bridgewater, NJ

Dr Mark Karolak is one in a million . Dr took the time to explain step by step procedure to me . If I had any questions at anytime I was giving the Dr's cell number to call , I felt very comfortable choosing Dr Mark Karolak as my Dr and I will use him again.As for the staff they were all very professional .When I came to the office I felt like they were family.I would recommend Dr Mark KAROLAK to anyone .

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

I cannot be happier :)

I just want to shout out big THANK YOU to Dr. Karolak. I cannot be happier with my facelift. The only one thing I regret is not doing earlier. I went for many consultations with different plastic surgeons, and boy....... am I happy that on the end I found Dr. Karolak and decided to get one last consultation. After I met him and his stuff (Michelle, Paula - you girls are great ) , I knew...

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

The best experience!

Had a lower face and neck lift & I am a new woman. Dr Karolak was phenomenal! A talented surgeon, a caring compassionate man, an expert in his field, explained everything. I look amazing thanks to him!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery/Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Consultation Fee

$150. A consultation with Dr. Mark Karolak for Facial Plastic Surgery involves a small one-time fee, which can be credited toward any procedure. Consultations for non-surgical procedures and body contouring are complimentary.

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Karolak has hospital affiliations at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, as well as, Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center in Livingston, NJ.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biology, Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1996
    Medical: DO, UMDNJ - SOM, 2000
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Saint Barnabas Health Care System - NYCOM, 2001
    Residency: Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology, Saint Barnabas Healthcare System - NYCOM, 2005

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Who is the ideal candidate for Sculpsure?

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How does the SculpSure applicator work?

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Would I be a good candidate for small mid face lift? I want to achieve a taut and tight looking face. (photo)

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Will a facelift help?

Reducing the bone structure is reducing the underlying structure which supports muscle, fat, and skin. It is natural that you may experience some... READ MORE

What is Recovery Time on Lower Facelift?

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What is the difference in results for SculpSure Laser Fat Loss vs. Coolsculpting?

SculpSure and CoolSculpting produce similar results, up to a 24% and 22% reduction in fat, respectively. The advantage with SculpSure is the variety... READ MORE

I had a lower facelift and neck lift 4 weeks ago. Would going to the dentist after only 4 weeks be a problem?

Always discuss what you can and can't do after surgery with the surgeon who performed your procedure.  Every surgeon has their own way of performing ... READ MORE

I’ve wanted a face lift for a long time but am not sure what kind or what I can reasonably expect after it? (photos)

Facial plastic surgery is an art, at least for those who have dedicated their careers to it. It is expected that you will get differing opinions from... READ MORE

I would like to know if a lower facelift alone can address a neck issue?

A facelift addresses the face.  If the looseness of the face is contributing to the looseness of the neck, then there will be some improvement in the ... READ MORE

Smile affected for how long after depressor septi muscle cut? (Photos)

At 3 weeks postop, it is too early to judge the final result.  Healing takes time.  Continue to follow up with your surgeon as planned and re... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Karolak

Mark Karolak, DO, FAOCO has shared 75 before and after pictures with 23 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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