Experienced Patient Collaborator, Innovator, Educator….
It’s not only because he is double Board Certified, specializes exclusively in the face, and has performed over 10,000 facial surgeries. Not simply to benefit from the rigorous training he received through Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, and the former President of the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery (ABFPRS). It’s not even because he is an Assistant Professor at MUSC, has trained more than 100 physicians or because other plastic surgeons refer complex surgeries to him.
It’s because Dr. Funcik will quickly put you at ease with his informal style, and listen intently to your concerns and visions. His nearly twenty years of experience and artistic skill as a patient collaborator, plastic surgery innovator and educator provide him the insight required to create solutions that are completely customized to your individual needs and desires. An outcome that appears aesthetic and natural will lead both family members and friends to notice you look well rested.
Since residency, when Dr. Funcik was nominated by Cancer Service nurses as the resident who best exemplified collaborative patient care, partnering with patients to solve their problems has been Dr. Funcik’s most satisfying endeavor. A compassionate listener, Dr. Funcik considers your concerns and goals, and provides recommendations as if you were a member of his family.
In addition to collaborating with patients, Dr. Funcik partners with specialists who seek him for his expertise. Dr. Funcik performs complex rhinoplasty cases with the Lowcountry’s largest private practice ENT Specialty Group.
Dr. Funcik was elected to the Channel Four Hall of Fame for his participation in the AAFPRS Face to Face program. Members volunteer to help victims of domestic abuse who cannot afford to receive treatment for facial injuries. These efforts repair both physical and psychological scars and help women to regain self-esteem and begin to rebuild their lives.
Innovators are leaders. They do more to accomplish more.
While in medical school at UNC Chapel, Dr. Funcik ranked first during his clinical rotations, was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and earned his M.D. with honors. He earned his first choice of fellowship in facial plastic surgery and received his training under the former president of the ABFPRS, who is internationally known for his facelift and rhinoplasty techniques.
In what ways is Dr. Funcik an innovator?
While surgery will always be his first love, Dr. Funcik was one of the Nation’s pioneer surgeons who embraced the concept that natural appearing results could best be obtained by incorporating new technology. State-of-the-art surgical results are enhanced by a rich array of long lasting and permanent fillers, neuromodulators and collagen stimulators. Dr. Funcik recommends the optimal combination of therapies to best achieve your individual vision.
When Botox was first launched, Dr. Funcik was the leading provider in SC, NC, GA and northern FL. He was included in the first group of National Botox Trainers, introducing the product and providing education in its use to more than 100 physicians. He was also the first physician in SC to use Restylane, Dysport, Sculptra, and Artefill, as well as the first surgeon in the State to provide in-office endoscopic minimal incision surgery to his patients.
Dr. Funcik’s innovative investigation on decreasing postoperative swelling was awarded the Ben Shuster Memorial Award as the most outstanding research by a resident or fellow in the field of Facial Plastic Surgery. He has also explored new opportunities to make facelift scars less conspicuous and is conducting ongoing research on enhancing the results of surgery with facial exercise.
One of only three members of the MUSC Department of General Surgery to be selected for an award for teaching excellence, Dr. Funcik formally tutored medical students in Head and Neck Anatomy. A natural mentor, he is currently the only MD in South Carolina to be selected by all five makers of Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Artefill and Sculptra to train other physicians. Today some procedures offered include application of dermal fillers, forehead lifts, Rejuvapen, microneedling, cheek implants, lip lifts, microdermabrasion and much more.
As one of only a handful of Sculptra National Trainers, Dr. Funcik now primarily limits his training efforts to providing advanced instruction in restoring youthful volume to other experienced board certified facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists. By invitation, he has traveled to provide training in the advanced use of this highly challenging filler to physicians in Miami, Baltimore, New Orleans, Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville, Columbia, Arkansas, Panama City and the Gulf Shores.
Dr. Funcik is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. Residents are permitted to observe his surgical techniques and have ranked rotating with Dr. Funcik as one of their top educational opportunities. Visit one of the top-rated facial plastic surgeons serving Charleston SC today.