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Dr. Christopher Marek

Plastic Surgery
Danville, KY
24 years experience male

Locations

Central Kentucky Plastic Surgery

Danville, KY

Address

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

My office hours

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

Fax

859-236-1672

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Aetna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

WellCare Health Plans

VA healthcare

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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Ignore: Make sure you go to an experienced injector. Complications are unusual but can be significant.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Should not need to: You can refrigerate the water but I don't see any reason that you would need to.
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Hyper pigmentation : It sounds like you have an area of hyper pigmentation after inflammation. Some folks tend to do this more than others but there are options for treat... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Don't think so: While it certainly won't hurt anything to try, I can't imagine it will have much of an effect. If the keloid isn't too large injection of steroid wil... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Not many options: There are a few laser type treatments that claim to improve the appearance of stretch marks. The only thing that is predictable is to excise them, de... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Grinding teeth?: There are a number of possibilities here, however if you find yourself grinding your teeth while sleeping or if putting gentle pressure on the lump as... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: The question becomes if insurance feels she meets the criteria for a medically necessary reduction due to documentation of back, neck, shoulder pain, ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Dark mole: If the dark mole isn't new, and hasn't changed it is probably fine. That said to keep an eye on it take a picture. You should also let your doctor t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Acne vs Seb Hyper: Could be acne. However if they generally are not inflamed but simply raised it may be sebaceous hyperplasia. It is common on the face and forehead. ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Motrin: Ibuprofen should be fine. You may want to take 600mg at a time but no more than 2400mg in 24 hours.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Stretch marks: Stretch marks are rips in the deep layer of the skin from rapid stretching. When stretch marks are pulled tight they generally are not as visible. W... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Options include: If the cyst isn't bothering you, you don't have to do anything. If you do nothing it may continue to enlarge. You can drain a cyst but it will it wi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Several options: Depends on the location and appearance, wether tender or not, and how long present. Could simple be a pimple or incrown hair. Could be a small sebac... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: This isn't as straight forward as you would think. The implant companies rate the implants to last 10-15 years. That doesn't mean that you will have... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Hyper pigmentation: If your burn is recent then it is likely to fade with time. The deeper the burn, the longer the Healing phase. Some folks tend to hyper pigment more... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
A lot of them: Most Plastic Surgeons will have different preferences. Generally absorbable sutures like Vicryl, Monocryl, and PDS are used in closing the incision (... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Winkles: Several things can cause wrinkles, lines, and skin creases. Normal aging (increased build up of sun damage) decreases the elasticity of the skin lea... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Cellulite & Orange: Cellulite generally looks like dimpling of the skin. This is caused by normal bands between the skin and deeper tissues that either shorten, or most ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Acne Scarring: Residual acne scarring from cystic acne can be improved by laser resurfacing, excision of deep scars, or sometimes fillers injected into the depressed... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Cellulite: Cellulite is a difficult issue to improve. It effects most everyone. There are some procedures that can provide some improvement. You would need to... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Maybe: It would depend on the amount, quality, and location of the loose skin. If your skin is loose from weight loss, or your have poor elasticity surgery ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Tuberous Breast: Tuberous breasts are typically more narrow, with a higher fold under the breast. The breast looks as if it is hanging off the fold. Also the nipple ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Generally yes: There is always the possibility that it could shift position or even become infected. However, they generally will last for a long time barring any u... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Nerve injury: The nerves that give sensation to the fingers run down the length of the fingers on each side but closer to the underside or palm surface. You may ha... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Burn: although it is difficult to determine without actually seeing the area, if it didn't blister it is likely superficial enough that it isn't likely to s... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Hydro quinine: The lightening ingredient works by blocking the pigment producing cells in the skin. It is safe to stop the cream but I would expect the pigment to g... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Possibly: i would say that depending on how irregular or prominent the scar is, it may help blend and smooth the scar. It is unlikely to hurt anything other th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Upper & Lower?: It is safe to perform upper and lower eyelid lifts at the same time if that is what is required. There is generally more swelling in both afterward. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Double Chin: Usually a double chin refers to fullness of the soft tissues of the neck. This can be caused by weight gain. Sometime patient complain of excess loo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
What to look for: A good start would be to seek out a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a search tool at www.plasticsurgery... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Dimple creation: Usually this refers to the creation of dimples in the cheeks or chin. Dimples occur by facial muscles attaching closely to the skin surface. In some... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely but not impossible. The youngest Breast cancer patient I have worked with was 18. That said, when you are examining your breasts you are fe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Good start!: First a good sun screen for daily use is a great start. UV radiation is one of the worst contributors to aging skin. Avoid tanning beds. Avoid smok... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Ear pain: if you have had some sort of trauma or surgery it may be possible for the cartilage to click or pop. However it sounds more likely that you are have ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Melanoma: Wide local excision is generally a very effective treatment. The main issue with melanoma is the depth of the cancer. Superficial melanomas have a v... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Acne scars: Well if I'm understanding your question correctly there are several options. There are non-ablative treatments for improving acne scars. Some Ablati... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Compression: Early keloids can improve with compression. Try searching online for compression earrings. That may help.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
I don't think so: Coconut oil can be good for your hair. However, it won't make you grow or regrow hair. Especially in areas where there may be fewer hair follicles t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Red bumps: If the red bumps seem to be around hair follicles it may be folliculitis or inflammation around the hairs. Tanning beds are a good place for bacteria... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Difficult to tell: Difficult to tell without seeing. However, most likely a clogged oil gland or hair follicle. Now that you have opened the area it should go on to he... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Cancer rates: The chance of developing an invasive breast cancer during a woman's lifetime is 1 in 8. The chance of developing prostate cancer is about 1 out of ev... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Not usually: Depending on the type of laser or BBL used for hair removal and your skin pigmentation it is possible to get small burns. However, more commonly you ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Possibly CTS: With your typing history, it is certainly possible for you to have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This can give you sensory changes in the thumb, index, mid... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Good question: Here is the key: in any area of hair bearing skin there are thousands of hair follicles. However, only a few hundred of those are actively growing a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Trigger finger: It sounds like you have a trigger finger. The tendon that flexes your index finger travels through tunnels or pulleys that keep the tendon close to t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Not necessarily: It is difficult to say. Depending on the size and location of the scar and type of procedure performed for revision. If the scar was simply excised ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Easiest?: There is not a great option for removing cellulite. There are treatments that help Exilis, Liposuction, etc. Cellulite is caused by fibrous bands co... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends on size: 3rd degree burns generally refer to deep partial or full thickness burns. Very small areas can heal with wound care and dressings. Small to larger a... 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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