About Dr. Fatiha
“It is touching when family members and people I grew up with in the community come to me for their medical care. I hold them in high regard and providing care for them now is a great honor.” – Dr. Fatiha
Dr. Fatiha earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Yeshiva University and completed his medical school training at SABA University. Following medical school, he completed his family practice and urgent care residency at Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit, MI., then worked in several private practice offices. Dr. Fatiha founded First Family Care Medical and Dental in 2006, and expanded his practice in 2017 to include Sculpt CosMedics, a full-service medical spa designed to meet the needs of patients looking for rejuvenation and aesthetic procedures from an experienced provider.
Dr. Fatiha is affiliated with New York Methodist Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center and Winthrop Hospital. He also is a member of the FDNY and NYPD’s Honorary Medical Officers, a member of the American Board of Family Medicine, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. Outside of the office, Dr. Fatiha enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
What is the philosophy and mission of Sculpt CosMedics?
We believe in a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Fatiha has been in internal medicine for over 15 years, and realized something very valuable: We should be improving our external, as well as internal, health, because research shows that when you look better, you feel better. Leading an active lifestyle is essential to overall health, but sometimes you just need a little boost, like sculpting your excess fat. Sculpt CosMedics wants to help women and men to look and feel better, and to help boost their confidence and self-esteem.
What is Dr. Fatiha’s medical background and why did he gravitate to the type of medicine he practices today?
Dr. Fatiha, being a modern day man, pays attention to the importance of aesthetic medicine. Over the past decade, while diagnosing thousands of patients, he became aware of their growing need to improve their overall appearances. Dr. Fatiha already was helping his patients to feel better; he realized that he could help them to look better, too. A great revelation for him, he vowed to “Sculpt” their skin, body, hair and face to boost their confidence and promote self-esteem.
How long has Sculpt CosMedics been working with Alma Lasers, and why did you choose to invest in its equipment?
We chose Alma because they have every laser we wanted to bring into the practice, as well as a great reputation. We have seen first hand the results of their lasers.
Why are Alma’s treatments effective with your patients?
LipoFlow, which is laser assisted liposuction, is an outpatient procedure that has minimal downtime and maximal results. Everybody in today’s world wants instant and natural results, and that’s what we aim to achieve, using minimally invasive methods.
Femilift actually improves a woman’s daily life. Though most women won’t speak up, they suffer from incontinence, vaginal atrophy, or looseness, all of which negatively impact their sexual experience. Using a CO2 laser to tighten and remodel the vaginal tissue and stimulate collagen, we improve a woman’s overall feminine health.
Do you feel new skin care technology will surpass plastic surgery?
Yes. As I’ve mentioned before, everyone wants instant and natural. We live in a busy world and there is a growing demand for non-invasive aesthetic medicine. People want to get back to their life as soon as possible. Along with injections, lasers can rejuvenate just about any area of the body. Healing also is faster.
What’s the ideal age to take advantage of non-invasive skin care treatments, and why?
Patients between 30 and 40 years old can take advantage of our “CosMedic” procedures to preventatively preserve their bodies. But, most women don’t feel the need to look younger until they are well over 50, in which case the effects are much more appreciated and the clock on aging can be postponed. There is no ideal age to take advantage of non-invasive skin care treatments. We want to create awareness for every woman and man, so if you want our help to look and feel better, we are here to “Sculpt” you there.