Keith Marcus, MD


Although his earliest career dreams were of being an astronaut, young Keith Marcus quickly realized he had a different calling. He chose the field of medicine but was unsure of his area of specialty until he had a life-changing experience during medical school. His team helped a 12-year-old girl whose face had been maimed by a horse bite. After a complex surgical reconstruction and extensive scar treatment, the injury to the young girl’s face was nearly undetectable. “I saw how her life was changed and wanted to affect lives like that,” says Dr. Marcus.

“My subspecialty in facial plastic surgery allows me to appreciate the nuance of each individual.”

He completed medical and surgical training, as well as a fellowship by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—making him an expert in anatomy and facial plastics. His training included studying the arts, a method that taught him to consider the measurements and angles of the face while appreciating the subtle irregularities that make a person beautiful.

Recognizing the trend toward noninvasive aesthetic techniques, Dr. Marcus opened his businesses, Marcus Medical Spa (offering nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation and body contouring, such as Botox, fillers and lasers) and Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery (offering facelifts, rhinoplasties and eyelid surgery), under the same roof.

“The market for noninvasive procedures is much greater than that for surgery,” says Dr. Marcus. “But we are unique in that we can offer both at the highest level of expertise.”

Having taught thousands of medical professionals all over the world during his 17 years as a surgeon, as well as performing clinical studies with his full-time research staff, Dr. Marcus continues to be at the forefront of both aesthetics and surgery—in the South Bay and beyond.