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About Dr. Scott J Farber

Dr. Scott J Farber is a board certified, fellowship-trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a sub-specialty in Cranio-Maxillofacial aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He is one of only two surgeons in the San Antonio area with this specialized fellowship training. 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.

Dr. Scott J Farber’s practice focuses on the face, breast, and body. His specialties include a combination of both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. These include all aspects of breast and body surgery including breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and mommy make-overs. In addition, he performs all aspects of facial rejuvenation and aesthetic surgery – facelift, necklift, mini-facelift, rhinoplasty (nose job), eyelid rejuvenation, ear surgery, and custom designed facial implant surgery. Dr. Farber also specializes in reconstructive plastic surgery, which includes trauma and cancer reconstruction of the face and body.

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 prestigious mentors, pioneers, and leaders in all fields of plastic surgery.

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.

Dr. Scott J Farber then moved to San Antonio and 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 all aspects of plastic surgery to both residents and medical students.

Dr. Scott J Farber is an officer in the United States Navy Reserve, where he has deployed and utilized his surgical and medical acumen to help Americans in need and reconstruct wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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.

Dr. Scott J Farber takes pride in his integrity, honesty, and natural surgical 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 is in line with your aesthetics desires or goals. He strives to achieve your aesthetic goals in the safest and minimalistic way possible. Dr. Farber also believes that the doctor – patient relationship is paramount and upholds this relationship to the highest degree.

Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
Texas Medical Association and Bexar County Medical Society

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. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob 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. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob 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. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 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. Plast Reconstr Surg. 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 Reconstr Surg Glob 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 Plas Surg. 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 Reconstr Surg. 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 Craniofac Surg. 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 Neurosurg 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 Craniofac 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 Craniofac 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. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 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 Reconstr Surg. 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 Craniofac Surg. 2016 Oct;27(7):1661-1664.

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Patel KB. Anatomical Study of the Intraosseous Pathway of the Infraorbital Nerve. J Craniofac 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 Maxillofac 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 Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr;131(4)499e-511e.

Farber SJ, Glaus SW, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. Supercharge Nerve Transferto Enhance Motor Recovery: a Laboratory Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Mar;38(3):466-77.

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