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Dr. Christopher Godek, Medical Director of The Personal Enhancement Center, is the first plastic surgeon in New Jersey to offer Xact™ Facial Rejuvenation. Dr. Godek was the lead clinical investigator for Xact™, which can serve as a minimally-invasive alternative to facelift surgery.
Toms River, NJ – Dr. Christopher Godek, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New Jersey and the head of The Personal Enhancement Center in Toms River and Wall Township, often sees patients who would like to address the development of jowls and other signs of inelastic skin along the face. For some individuals, Dr. Godek says facelift surgery is the most ideal treatment; however, others who have more moderate signs of facial aging and those who are not quite ready for a full facelift may benefit from another option—one that can serve as a less invasive alternative and meet their goals with less downtime required. That option is called Xact™ Facial Rejuvenation, an FDA-cleared treatment that can address common aesthetic concerns in the face and neck without the need for an extensive recovery period.
Dr. Godek served as the lead clinical investigator during the evaluation process for Xact™, and he is the first plastic surgeon in New Jersey to make the treatment widely available to patients. Xact™ utilizes a special suturing technique to address the loose, sagging skin that often characterizes some of the first prominent signs of age in the face and neck. During the Xact™ procedure, small incisions are created within the hairline. Dr. Godek then uses the Xact™ suturing device to “lift” the skin and reposition the tissues, ultimately producing a smoother look and diminishing the appearance of jowls. For patients who would like to address inelastic skin in the upper neck, the Xact™ procedure utilizes a similar technique; however, the incisions are made behind the ear in those cases. Since the incisions created for Xact™ treatment are in relatively inconspicuous places, the residual scarring should be virtually unnoticeable to others. Xact™ is a 60-90 minute procedure done in an out-patient setting.
In terms of the results, Dr. Godek notes that many patients have experienced outcomes that have lasted for more than two and-a-half years so far, and may even continue for much longer periods. He says the less invasive nature of the treatment when compared to full facelift surgery typically results in a minimal recovery process—many individuals are able to return to normal routines within five days following treatment.
Dr. Godek notes that the Xact™ procedure is generally more beneficial for patients who have mild to moderate signs of sagging skin in the mid- to lower face and/or the neck; for individuals with more severe concerns, a full facelift surgery may be the better option. He says the most ideal treatment for patients can be determined once he has examined the individual’s unique skin properties and levels of severity during the initial consultation. Ultimately, Dr. Godek says he is excited to bring a new, innovative treatment option for people who can benefit from effective alternatives to major surgery. He notes that the Xact™ technique is another step forward in the field of advanced plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement, and can help many individuals rejuvenate their appearance with results that look natural.
About Christopher P. Godek, MD, FACS
Dr. Christopher Godek is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and many other respected medical organizations. Dr. Godek is also a past president of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He oversees the Personal Enhancement Center and Belladerma Medspa in Toms River and Wall, New Jersey. In addition to facial rejuvenation options, the practice offers a comprehensive array of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic enhancement procedures. Treatments include eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, and more. Dr. Godek is available for interview upon request.
Personal Enhancement Center
Toms River Office:
1430 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753
1959 Highway 34
Wall Township, NJ 07719
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