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Dr. Marcelo Hochman, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1985 and specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, facial plastic surgery, and more.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Hochman "My interest in facial plastic surgery stemmed from my initial involvement with patients with major facial and head/neck cancers at Stanford.I was fascinated by the operations required to remove these complex tumors but the highlight was always the second part of the operations-putting everything back together. In spite of whatever had been done to treat the cancer, the patient's eventual point of focus was their appearance. Did they look 'normal'? I've been very fortunate to have had tremendous experience with facial reconstruction both in children and adults. I am convinced that I am a better cosmetic surgeon because of this; likewise, I think I bring an aesthetic sensibility to the reconstructions because of my extensive experience with elective, cosmetic procedures. I grew up in Venezuela and came to the United States for college. I had talked about being a Doctor since elementary school and was very lucky to have the opportunity to pursue that dream here in the United States. In college I became an American citizen and continued my training at world class institutions. I arrived in Charleston in 1990 having been recruited by the Medical University of South Carolina as the first facial plastic surgeon in the institution. Over the next 10 years I developed an incredibly busy practice providing the complete gamut in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. I left MUSC and opened the Facial Surgery Center in 1999. Over the last 17 years I've been fortunate to have developed a practice which is seen as the premier cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery practice in the state. The need to give back to our community, to try to "fix the world", was passed on to me by my late father. His commitment to helping others and doing the right thing for the less fortunate inspires me daily. Through The Hemangioma Treatment Foundation I created in 2003, I have been able to help over 1,000 children with vascular tumors and malformations. With the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation International Treatment Center, which I also founded, we are able to treat more children and adults from around the world. With the addition of this practice I am working to make Charleston the national hub for treatment of hemangiomas and research toward finding a cure so that surgery and the potential scarring become unnecessary. I opened the practice, Surgery4Migraines, through an appreciation for the misery of chronic migraine sufferers. My interest in the field of migraine relief comes from personal experience with family members who suffer from chronic migraines. These migraine surgeries offer a great integration of my cosmetic skills, vast reconstructive experience and the ability to perform highly technical surgery through small hidden incisions. He has three additional treatments for migraine and facial pain sufferers: Botox injections, Sphenoblock (Dr. Hochman's trademarked treatment, a minimally invasive procedure designed to temporarily block a collection of nerves delivering pain relief), and iOvera (extreme, painless cold). Hair loss restoration has increasingly gained importance for patients. Keeping up with best practices, with the advent of Follicular Unit Extraction and implantation and technology, he has incorporated this approach into his newest practice, The Hair Loss Treatment Center. He utilizes the latest technology in addition to any other surgical/medical therapies proven to restore hair based on his assessment of your needs. From my point of view, patients who are having surgery because 'they have to' (like children with hemangiomas or patients treated for skin cancer or migraines) are no different than those having surgery because 'they want to' (the patients having a facelift or rhinoplasty). The bottom line is that we all want to look and feel our best. We have the experience, expertise, technology and excellent staff to make that happen for everyone."
This content was provided by Dr. Hochman "As a facial and head/neck plastic surgeon and migraine surgeon Dr.Hochman understands that facial surgery is more than just a science. It requires skill, patience and an appreciation for proportion and form. It is essential for you to have confidence knowing you have a surgeon with the education and expertise you can trust, a surgeon whose results are matched only by his concern for your comfort and well-being, a surgeon whose results have patients feeling better than they have in years."
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
Hair Transplant Surgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck
2 Board Certifications
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery