Dr. Christopher Marek

Plastic Surgery
Danville, KY
25 years experience male

Locations

Central Kentucky Plastic Surgery

Danville, KY

Address

230 West Main Street, Suite 101, Danville, KY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

859-236-1672

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Danville, Kentucky. We specialize in cosmetic as well as reconstructive surgery. Our goal is to provide information and help you in anyway we can.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Breast Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Kentucky

Doctor Q&A

149 Answers
227 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: The most common technique is referred to as a mastopexy or breast lift. Sometimes implants are used to fill out the skin. Generally the breast skin ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Laser Hair Removal : Generally laser hair removal is safe. Any part of the body can be treated. Darker skin or lighter hair will not work as well. The more contrast bet... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Hidradenitis: If this is a recurrent problem you may have a condition called Hidradenitis. There are abnormalities with the subcutaneous oil glands that lead to fr... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
See hand specialist: It isn't uncommon for initial X-rays after a wrist injury to be negative. A repeat X-ray will likely show the reason for the pain and popping. Possi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Mastectomy : Mastectomy is generally very effective, however chemotherapy and radiation are sometimes recommended as well. It really depends on the type of cancer... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Most common: Although it depends on what type of surgery you are interested in most common complications are fairly universal. Risk of anesthesia, hematoma, serom... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Most skin tags are removed very simply in the office. I would think most physicians would be willing to help.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Not Likely: If you have the tattoo treated with an appropriate laser, usually a Q-switch (fast pulse) the effects should be limited to disruption of the tattoo pi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Should be to resume: After your hair removal treatment it should be fine to resume. However, if your next treatment is in a few weeks you may have to stop the medications... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Leeches: Cellulitis is most often caused by Staph or Strep. However, being in the river and getting bit by leeches changes things. Leech infections respond t... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Darker skinned individuals have greater protection to the Sun's Ultraviolet radiation. A darker skin type may be able to tolerate exposure longer wit... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Sounds like a cyst: The large ball under the skin is likely a cyst. They can arise from minor trauma to the skin or an ingrown hair. Drainage is usually temporary as th... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Burn: Small superficial burns can be treated by keeping them clean and applying triple antibiotic ointment until the blister or raw area heals over. If the... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
There are options: Most tremors are fine or not worrisome. Some are worse under stress, lack of sleep, or during fine movements. Most essential tremors can be improved... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Cherry Angiomas: Generally these are small vascular lesions that gradually appear and can be hormone related, or a sign of liver disease. Not aware of a connection to... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Stretch marks: Stretch marks are rips in the deeper layer of skin. I don't know of anything short of removing the torn skin to fix the problem. However in that are... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Probably no worries: Since the pimple sized area has been present and unchanging for years, and isn't bothering you it is very unlikely to be bad. It is probably a mole o... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Breast cancer: That is a difficult question. It is certainly possible. With treatment the 5 year survival rate for Stage I cancer is very high. Without treatment ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Mild Discomfort: Generally, depending on the type of treatment there is mild discomfort. The laser is targeting the pigment in the hair. The darker, thicker, or more... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Not long: Generally a Salicylic Lactic acid peel isn't very deep. If your skin isn't still raw it would be ok to stop. You can usually tell when the Aquaphor ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Red spots: As we age not only does our skin build up evidence of years of cumulative sun damage but we also undergo hormonal changes. Both of these things can b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Acne Scarring: While nothing case erase the scars completely, there are options. I find ablative laser skin resurfacing to help for more severe cases. Depressed sc... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Nope: I don't believe there is any correlation between then time of day your wash your hair and headaches later in life. I would say those two things wound... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Stuck in healing : The hypertrophic scar gets stuck in an inflammatory stage of healing. This stage is characterized by red, raised, itching, painful scars. Steroid i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Since most skin cancers arise due to damaged to the skin cell DNA as a result of cumulative sun exposure, darker skin pigment serves to protect the sk... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Have it checked: The red scaly area on the skin may be inflammation or fungal infection. However, certain skin cancers also have a similar appearance. Even though i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Resection: You certainly can excise redundant skin from peno-scrotal webbing. This is more of a cosmetic improvement that any significant functional improvement... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Skin Tags: Skin Tags can usually be easily removed in the office with a sharp scissor after cleaning the area. They generally do not bleed significantly. If th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends on type: Depends on type of birthmark and laser. YAG lasers can vary slightly on their targets. Birthmarks can be reddish or purple vascular type lesions or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Ignore: Addressing the keloid early is most beneficial. Compression and steroid injections are helpful.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Laser Resurfacing: Laser Resurfacing refers to using a laser to ablate or remove the out layers of skin. The depth of the peel determines the recovery time. The deeper... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Keloids: Depending on the size of the keloid you I tend to excise them and/or inject with steroid. I personally have ablated keloids with an Erbium and CO2 la... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Laser Treatment: It may seem more involved than what you were looking for, but laser hair removal would like allow those troublesome hairs to removed permanently.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
There are risks: with all surgery. However, a breast lift or mastopexy is generally considered safe. There are risks of anesthesia, infection, poor healing/scarring ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Turkey Neck: Laxity of the skin under the neck is common. For mild laxity radiofrequency skin tightening can help. The next step up would be liposuction if there ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Pyoderma Gangrenosum is believed to be auto-immune in nature and typically resonds well to high dose steroid medication. Generally wounds appear on t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Probably: Microdermabrasion, peels, and laser resurfacing can all help with large pores. The difference is that it may take quite a few microdermabrasion treat... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Generally you don't : Unless you are on blood thinners or have some other reason to bleed more freely, removing a skin tag should not lead to significant blood loss. Skin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
It is possible: Burns can be painful. Usually superficial burns hurt more initially than deeper burns. When you say second degree strictly speaking I would think th... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
No changes?: Generally if you have a skin lesion for 10 years without any change in size or appearance it is likely nothing to worry about. However sometimes a ba... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Read the directions: One one hand the nair should not cause any issues with erections. However it isn't uncommon for people to haver reactions to the chemicals. Usually ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Increasing size: Things that can increase breast size: weight gain, liposuction of body (studies show gains of up to cup size after Lipo of abdomen), fat injections t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
It shouldn't matter: It shouldn't affect the breakdown of the filler significantly. However, the location of the filler and how much is injected can affect how long it la... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Probably fine: You are correct to be concerned. However, the pins/needles used in rollers are very small and not likely to lead to significant scarring. My suggest... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Breast Sagging: Breast sagging occurs as ligaments connecting the skin and glandular breast tissue stretch. Some people have stronger ligaments than others. The lar... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Stretch marks: Unfortunately stretch marks can only be "removed" by removing the damaged skin. The appearance can be improved with various treatments, but they are ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
How many peels?: It is difficult to say how many 'peels' would be needed. It depends on the depth, you may require deeper. If the peel is deep enough you should see i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Location & Size: Depends on how much it is bothering you, pain, size, location (interfering with vision or hearing). Generally, it is a simple procedure to excise a k... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Laser type treatment: there are several non-ablative and ablative laser or light based treatments that can help with pore size as well.
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Neck: If your neck is your main concern, and your plastic surgeon feels that an isolated neck procedure would address your concerns, that would be reasonabl... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Marek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Marek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! ThankS. The revision surgery was 3 years ago. I was thinking scar tissue too. Having surgery tomorrow. Not sure if they've found the cause of pain tho
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I sort of knew tthat I'm taking antibiotics now of Bactrim only 5 left from last scrip.must see Dr.soon....thank you ,i will go to you in future.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Very happy to know which antibiotics work for leeches. Rec'd diff Rx.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HOSPITAL
Completed 2004

Awards

2013 Most Compassionate Doctor
2014 Top 10 Doctor
2013 Patient's Choice Award

Affiliations

American Society Of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Southeastern Society Of Plastic Surgeons
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