The Facial Surgery Center

Doctors & Staff

Welcome to the Beginning of a More Confident You!

Our Expert Team

At The Facial Surgery Center, our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing exceptional care in migraine, facial plastic, full body plastics, and reconstructive surgery. With years of experience and a passion for delivering outstanding results, our expert team ensures that each patient receives personalized and comprehensive treatment.

Led by Dr. Marcelo Hochman, a renowned surgeon and leader in the field, our team consists of skilled nurses and caring staff. Together, we strive to create a supportive and compassionate environment where patients feel comfortable and confident throughout their surgical journey.

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Each member of our team brings unique expertise and qualifications to ensure the highest level of care. From our surgeons’ specialized knowledge to our nurses’ attentive and compassionate approach, we work collaboratively to meet the diverse needs and goals of our patients.

We believe in the power of expertise, compassion, and personalized care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services. Experience the excellence of our expert team as we guide you toward achieving your aesthetic and functional goals.

Dr. Hochman

   A Leader in the Field

President of Independent Doctors of South Carolina, Dr. Marcelo Hochman is a double Board-certified head, neck, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, founder of Charleston’s Facial Surgery Center, and Past President of the Charleston County Medical Society.

Dr. Hochman’s mission: To put the power of choice back into the hands of patients and physicians and disrupt the healthcare bureaucracy that controls and limits options. 

Specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery, Dr. Hochman provides pro-bono care for children with vascular anomalies as the Founder and Medical Director of the Hemangioma International Treatment Center.

Through IndeDocs, Dr. Hochman promotes the independent practice of medicine to improve patient experiences and ensure that patients and physicians have alternatives and access to high-quality, doctor-driven care. IndeDocs unites tenured colleagues with doctors-in-training to provide valuable advocacy, assistance, and continued education, protecting the interests of doctors and patients into the future and building better medicine, not better business.

A fierce advocate for a healthcare system rooted in the choice of where, how, and with whom doctors and patients practice and receive care, Dr. Hochman champions legislative projects such as Certificate of Need repeal, the prohibition of economic credentialing and non-compete clauses, and tax incentives for individual doctors who provide pro-bono medical care. 

Dr. Hochman believes that everyone deserves to have the freedom to make choices for their own care and practice. By improving the options in healthcare today, we will create better medicine and better physicians in every community.

He has continuously been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and has received The Order Of The Palmetto – South Carolina’s highest award for his medical work.

Dr. Hochman and his wife of 20 years are parents to three adult sons and currently live in Charleston, South Carolina. When he’s not in the operating room, teaching, or championing healthcare reform, you can find him enjoying the perfect glass of wine or coffee, occasionally indulging his love of fine cigars, and listening to all genres of music on his porch.

Achievements:
  • Founded, led the effort, and was the spokesperson for ActionPPE.org – a local project which morphed into a national distribution of PPE to independent practices during the pandemic.
  • Charleston County Medical Society (CCMS) President: 2018-2021
  • Founder and led efforts for RepealCON.org – the efforts culminated in the repeal of CON in South Carolina
  • Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio
  • Internship in General Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, CA
  • Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery from Stanford University
  • Fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University; Washington University St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fellowship in Vascular Birthmarks at the Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr. Tarabishy

Dr. Sami Tarabishy is a plastic surgeon specializing in all aspects of plastic surgery, with a particular focus on facial aesthetics and reconstructive surgery. Raised in Connecticut, he attended medical school at the University of Connecticut. After graduating, he pursued advanced training in plastic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. Following this, he completed a prestigious fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic under world renowned surgeon Dr. Zins, specializing in facial aesthetics.

Today, Dr. Tarabishy is known for his commitment to excellence and natural-looking results. His favorite procedures include facelift, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and abdominoplasty, where he combines precision and artistry to enhance his patients’ confidence.

Beyond his career, Dr. Tarabishy enjoys exploring the world with his wife, Gina, and other hobbies such as cooking, sports, fitness, and photography. Recently, he returned to Charleston, South Carolina, to give back to the community where he trained, enriching local healthcare and making a positive impact through his practice.

Sami Tarabishy
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Silver Scalpel Award 
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Best Presentation
  • Committee on Interprofessional Excellence in Healthcare (CIPEH)
  • Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut
  • Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from Medical University of South Carolina
  • Aesthetic society endorsed – Fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Dr. Tarabishy will be joining The Facial Surgery Center August 1st, 2024.
Consultations are available for August 1st and beyond. 

Message from The Founder

I grew up in Venezuela and came to the United States for college. I had talked about being a doctor since elementary school and was very fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue that dream here in the States. In college, I became an American citizen and continued my training at world-class institutions.

My interest in facial plastic surgery and reconstruction stemmed from my initial involvement with patients having major facial and head/neck cancers at Stanford Medical School.

I was fascinated by the operations required to remove these complex tumors but the highlight was always putting everything back together. In spite of whatever had been done to treat cancer, the patients’ eventual point of focus was their appearance. Did they look “normal”?

I’ve been fortunate to have had tremendous experiences with facial reconstruction both in children and adults. I am convinced that I am a better cosmetic surgeon because of this; likewise, I think I bring an aesthetic sensibility to the reconstructions because of my extensive experience with elective, cosmetic procedures.

It has been well-documented that how someone looks often affects how that person succeeds in life. All of my patients – cosmetic and reconstructive – want to look and feel normal, to gain confidence, and to be able to put their best face forward.

I have treated more than 1,000 children who live with vascular anomalies from South Carolina and around the globe, performing many of those surgeries pro bono for those in need. I am committed to the need to “give back” to the community and help others less fortunate.

Through an appreciation from personal experience with family members for the misery of chronic and cluster migraine and facial pain sufferers came my interest in the field of migraine relief. These migraine surgeries offer a great integration of my cosmetic skills, vast reconstructive experience, and the ability to perform highly technical surgery through small hidden incisions. I also incorporate several migraine treatments for “instant” relief into my repertoire.

No other practice in the state practices facial surgery on this level and the niche practice has gained credibility internationally.

Whether you have a physical anomaly that requires surgery or you feel that your face could use some lift, we all want the same thing:  to feel comfortable and confident in our own skin.

I love my job. To be able to change someone’s life through reconstructive surgery, migraine treatment, or cosmetic surgery is an amazing privilege.

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Complete facial renewal and restoration are likely much closer than you think, and if you are contemplating making such a change, then contact our team of experts today and we will show you all the potent possibilities.