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He has devoted years of his life to master the most advanced surgical skills, and is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon, with a sub-specialty in craniofacial aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Besides having impeccable surgical acumen and technical skill, Dr. Farber has a natural eye for beauty and balance — an instinctual talent that cannot be taught.

A meticulous approach to plastic surgery: Dr. Farber

Dr. Farber performs custom surgeries for face, breast, and body. His specialties include a combination of both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.

He performs all aspects of facial rejuvenation and aesthetic surgery – facelift, neck lift, mini-facelift, rhinoplasty (nose job), eyelid rejuvenation, ear surgery, and custom-designed facial implant and chin implant surgery.

He also performs breast and body surgery including breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and mommy makeovers. 

Dr. Farber also specializes in reconstructive plastic surgery, which includes trauma and cancer reconstruction for face and body.

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Dr. Scott J Farber graduated from Downstate College of Medicine in New York City. He completed his combined general surgery and plastic and reconstructive training at Washington University in St. Louis, one of the most rigorous and competitive training programs in the country. He was chosen to serve as chief resident during his final year of training. During this time, Dr. Farber was able to learn from some of the world’s most prestigious mentors, pioneers, and leaders in all fields of plastic surgery.

Advanced surgical training

Dr. Scott J Farber subsequently pursued additional specialized training in cranio-maxillofacial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery with world-renowned mentors at New York University Langone Hospital in Manhattan, New York. It was during this time that Dr. Farber was one of the surgeons involved in one of the world’s most extensive and successful face transplants. During this time, Dr. Farber also served as a clinical instructor of surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, teaching plastic surgery techniques and principles to surgical residents and medical students.

Educator leading light in the field of plastic surgery

Dr. Farber then moved to San Antonio, where he spent over two years as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the plastic surgery residency program here at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Long School of Medicine. He taught the full scope of the techniques in modern plastic surgery to residents and medical students.

Naval officer serving wounded warriors

Dr. Farber is an officer in the United States Navy Reserve, where, when deployed, he utilized his surgical and medical acumen to help injured members of the Armed Forces in reconstructive plastic surgery for the wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

A commitment to world-class care: Clinical research

He continues to be academically oriented and is committed to providing his patients with the most current, evidence-based care and surgical techniques. He remains active in clinical research and has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter.

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For discerning patients who demand superior outcomes

Dr. Farber takes pride in his impressive surgical skills with integrity, honesty, and achieving the most natural-looking, refined, and elegant results. He holds himself and his team to the highest standards of professionalism, virtue, and candor. Dr. Farber will never suggest a procedure that he does not believe reflects your aesthetic desires or goals. He strives to achieve excellent results in the safest way. Dr. Farber also believes that the doctor-patient relationship is of great importance, and collaborates with each patient to achieve their goals, to help them enjoy a happier, more confident life.

Professional affiliations:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association and Bexar County Medical Society
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Peer reviewed publications

  • DiCaro MV, Mintz J, Shir S, Muse A, Richards J, Shah A, Farber S. Facial Surgery in the Era of SARS-CoV-2 and Beyond: Challenges, Considerations, and Initiatives. Plastic Reconstruction Surgery Global Open. 2020 Nov 20;8(11):e3301.
  • Farber S, Wallace C, Valerio I. Call to Duty: US Military Plastic Surgery Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Plastic Reconstruction Surgery Global Open. 2020 Jun 16;8(6):e2937. Farber SJ, Latham KP, Kantar RS, Rodriguez ED. Reconstructing the Face of War. Mil Med. 2019 Jul 1;184(7-8):e236-e246.
  • Rifkin WJ, Bellamy JL, Kantar RS, Farber SJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Brecht LE, Rodriguez ED. Autologous Reconstruction of the Face Transplant Candidate. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Reconstruction. 2019 Jun;12(2)L150-155.
  • Farber SJ, Maliha SG, Gonchar MN. Kantar RS, Shetye PR, Flores RL. Effect on Facial Growth of the Management of Cleft Lip and Palate. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Mar 13.
  • Kantar RS, Rifkin WJ, Cammarata MJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Farber SJ, Flores RL. Combined Primary Cleft Lip and Palate Repair: Is it Safe? J Craniofacial Surg. 2018 Dec 10.
  • Kantar RS, Rifkin WJ, Cammarata MJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Farber SJ, Rodriguez ED. Free Ulnar Forearm Flap: Design, Elevation, and Utility in Microvascular Nasal Lining Reconstruction. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. 2018 Dec;142(6):1594-1599.
  • Farber SJ, Kantar RS, Rodriguez ED. Facial Trauma Care in the Austere Environment. J Spec Oper Med. 2018 Fall;18(3):62-66.
  • Farber SJ, Potter JK, Hamawy AH. Facial Skeletal Trauma. In: Essentials of Plastic Surgery. 3rd Ed. CRC Press.
  • Kantar RS, Rifkin WJ, Cammarata MJ, Jacoby A, Farber SJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Cerdini DJ, Rodriguez ED. Appraisal of the Free Ulnar Flap Versatility in Craniofacial Soft Tissue Reconstruction. Plast Plastic Reconstruction Surgery Global Open. 2018 Sep 5;6(9):e1863.
  • Kantar RS, Rifkin WJ, Cammarata MJ, Maliha SG, Diaz-Siso JR, Farber SJ, Flores RL. Single-Stage Primary Cleft Lip and Palate Repair: A Review of the Literature. Ann Plastic Surgery. 2018 Nov;81(5):619-623.
  • Plana NM, Rifkin WJ, Kantar RS, David JA, Maliha SG, Farber SJ, Staffenberg DA, Diaz-Siso JR, Flores RL. A Prospective Randomized Blinded Trial Comparing Digital Simulation Animation to Textbook for Cleft Surgery Education. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 Jan;143(1):202-209.
  • Farber SJ, Kantar RS, Diaz-Siso R, Rodriguez ED. Face Transplantation: An Update for the United States Trauma System. J Craniofacial Surgery. 2018 Jun;29(4):832-838.
  • Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Patel KB, Woo AS. 100 Consecutive Endoscopic Repairs of Sagittal Craniosynostosis – An Evolution in Care. J Neurosurgery Pediatr. 2017 Nov;20(5):410-418.
  • Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Patel KB. Anthropometric Outcome Measures in Patients with Metopic Craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 May;28(3):713-716.
  • Farber SJ, Yu JL, Nguyen DC, Woo AS. Fenestration of Solid Orbital Implants: Reducing retrobulbar hematoma rate. J Craniofacial Surg. 2017 Jan;28(1):248-249.
  • Nguyen DC, Woo AS, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Yu J, Naidoo SD, Patel KB. Comparison of resorbable plating systems: Complications during degradation. J Craniofacial Surg. 2017 Jan;28(1):88-92.
  • Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. Current Management of Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures: A Multidisciplinary Survey and Literature Review. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Reconstruction. 2016 Nov;9(4):313-322.
  • Farber SJ, Hoben GM, Hunter DA, Yan Y, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD. Vascularization is delayed in long nerve constructs compared to nerve grafts. Muscle Nerve. 2016 Aug;54(2):319-21.
  • Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Parikh RP, Woo AS. Improving Results in Closed Nasal Reduction: A Protocol for Reducing Secondary Deformity. Plastic Reconstruction Surgery. Accepted for publication April 2016.
  • Farber SJ, Runyan CM, Stern MJ, Massie JP, Alperovich M, Flores RL. Outpatient Alveolar Bone Grafting: A Cost Analysis. J Craniofacial Surg. 2016 Oct;27(7):1661-1664.
  • Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Patel KB. Anatomical Study of the Intraosseous Pathway of the Infraorbital Nerve. J Craniofacial Surg. 2016 Jun;27(4):1094-7.
  • Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Harvey AA, Patel KB. An Alternative Method of Intermaxillary Fixation for Simple Pediatric Mandible Fractures. J Oral Maxillofacial Surg. 2016 Mar;74(3):582.e1-8.
  • Farber SJ, Snyder-Warwick AK, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. Maxillomandibular Fixation by Plastic Surgeons: Cost Analysis and Utilization of Resources. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Sep;77(3):305-7.
  • Farber SJ, Saheb-Al-Zamani M, Zieske L, Laurido-Soto O, Bery A, Hunter DA, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. Peripheral Nerve Injury After Local Anesthetic Injection. Anesth Analg. 2013 Sep; 117(3)731-9.
  • Saheb-Al-Zamani M, Yan Y, Farber SJ, Hunter DA, Newton P, Wood MD, Stewart SA, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. Limited regeneration in long acellular nerve allografts is associated with increased Schwann cell senescence. Exp Neurol. 2013 Sep; 247:165-77.
  • Yan Y, Macewan MR, Hunter DA, Farber SJ, Newton P, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. Nerve Regeneration in Rat Limb Allografts: Evaluation of Acute Rejection Rescue. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Apr;131(4)499e-511e.
  • Farber SJ, Glaus SW, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. Supercharge Nerve Transfer to Enhance Motor Recovery: A Laboratory Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Mar;38(3):466-77.

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