Riverside Facial Plastic Surgery and Sinus Center

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laser surgeryWelcome to Riverside's home page. As medical director of the facility, Dr. Frank Scaccia is a uniquely qualified Dual Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist who specializes in cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, rhinoplasty, facelift and treatment of sinus/nasal disorders. After a unanimous vote by his peers, Dr. Scaccia was appointed for 2012 as the Chairman and Section Chief for the departments of Ear, Nose and Throat, and Head & Neck Surgery at Meridian Health's Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. Riverview is one of the busiest and most respected hospitals in the region being a 5 time winner of The J.D. Power and Associates Award. His list of honors in plastic surgery includes the Jack Anderson Award which he won in 1995 after receiving the highest score in the United States on the certifying exam given by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. In addition, his surgical abilities have been featured in Time, Newsweek, Channel 7 "Eyewitness News," and most recently this past June on the "Anderson Cooper Show" where a TV personality was commenting to Mr. Cooper how much she likes her new nose that Dr. Scaccia operated on for her and that he is an "amazing doctor." He has also contributed to the medical literature with publications in textbook and journals. Dr. Scaccia was one of the first to publish in a textbook a technique to perform simultaneous rhinoplasty and sinus surgery. Follow this link for a copy of this interesting book chapter.
MM More recently, Dr. Scaccia has been named as one of New Jersey's leading cosmetic surgeons in a special article on "Top Beauty Docs" by NJ Savvy Living Magazine magazine in the February 2006 through 2009 editions. Furthermore, he was cited as one of only seven cosmetic surgeons in New Jersey that was specifically recognized for his rhinoplasty nose skills. The criteria for selection of this honor was based on Castle Connolly's physician lead research team who uses a vigorous screening process to survey physicians and administrators at leading hospitals for recommendations of highly skilled, exceptional doctors in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. In addition Dr. Scaccia has also earned the prestigious recognition of being listed in the 2006 to 2010 editions of "The Guide to America's Top Physicians," the 2006 through 2013 editions of "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area," the 2011 listing in "US News &World Report" of Top Doctors and 2012 edition of Top Doctors: The-Star-Ledger's Inside Jersey, the Marquis' 2007 through 2012 editions of "Who'sWho in America" and most recently, has been selected for inclusion in both the 2010 and 2012 editions of "Who'sWho in Medicine and Healthcare," and the 2011 through 2012 edition of "Who'sWho in the World." Finally, Dr Scaccia has the added distinction of being included in the 2013 list of "Top Cosmetic Doctors" in the nation by Castle Connelly Medical Ltd.
MM His new office is located in the historic town of Red Bank allowing convenient access from all northern and central New Jersey sites and the New York City metropolitan area. The plastic surgery NJ and sinus center NJ includes it's own federally approved and accredited ambulatory outpatient surgical suite built to hospital safety standards and is one of the first in Monmouth County to utilize Brain Lab's Image Guided Navigational Sinus System allowing for state-of-the-art endoscopic sinus surgery.
MMRiverside has also been awarded accreditation by JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) the nation's leading evaluator among hospitals and other healthcare groups for quality care and patient safety. The center underwent a thorough onsite evaluation against nearly 150 standards which demonstrates our mission to provide the highest level of care possible. Your safety, comfort and privacy are our top priorities. Procedures can be performed under various levels of anesthesia (including general and twilight sleep) and will be administered by only board certified physician anesthesiologists. You will find that Dr. Scaccia's commitment to safety and excellence is exemplified throughout this web site. One benchmark is the fact that in his 20 years (residency training and private practice) as a physician (which includes thousands of surgical procedures) no medical malpractice judgments or even settlements have ever been brought against him.
MMSome of the facial plastic surgery procedures performed at the center include facelift, rhytidectomy, mini facelift, midface lift, s-lift, platelet gel facelift, weekend neck lift, eyelid rejuvenation, blepharoplasty, eyebrow lift, forehead lift, lip enhancement/rejuvenation, chin/cheek implants, liposuction, snoring and sleep apnea correction, female nasal sculpturing, rhinoplasty, male nasal sculpturing, rhinoplasty, Asian nasal surgery, Afro-American rhinoplasty, Ethnic rhinoplasty, revision/redo nasal surgery and sinus surgery.
MMBotox injections, laser surgery for tattoos, moles, pigment, spider veins, wrinkles, skin resurfacing, hair removal and scars are also available. Other plastic surgery procedures performed include ear surgery (otoplasty), split earlobe repair, AlloDerm implants, sclerotherapy and chemical peels. Gentlewaves LED Photomodulation is a new technology that we are now using to reverse photoaging and potentially speeds healing after surgery.

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Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722

 

facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy (from Ancient Greek ῥυτίς (rhytis) "wrinkle" + ἐκτομή (ektome) "excision", surgical removal of wrinkles), is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful facial appearance. There are multiple surgical techniques. It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin, with or without the tightening of underlying tissues, and the redraping of the skin on the patient's face and neck. Facelifts are effectively combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and other facial procedures and are typically performed under general anesthesia or deep twilight sleep.

According to the most recent 2011 statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, facelifts were the sixth most popular aesthetic surgery performed after liposuctionbreast augmentationabdominoplasty (tummy tuck), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and breast lift. Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

A facelift is performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the face. Aging of the face is most shown by a change in position of the deep anatomical structures, which are the platysma muscle, cheek fat and the orbicularis oculi muscle. These lead up to three landmarks namely, an appearance of the jowl (a broken jaw line by ptosis of the platysma muscle), increased redundancy of the nasolabial fold (caused by a descent of cheek fat) and the increased distance from the ciliary margin to the inferior-most point of the orbicularis oculi muscle (caused by decreasing tone of the orbicularis oculi muscle). The skin is a fourth component in the aging of the face. The ideal age for face-lifting is at age 50 or younger, as measured by patient satisfaction. Some areas, such as the nasolabial folds ormarionette lines, in some cases can be treated more suitable with Botox or liposculpture.

Many different procedures of rhytidectomy exist. The differences are mostly the type of incision, the invasiveness and the area of the face that is treated. Each surgeon practices multiple different types of facelift surgery. At a consultation the procedure with the best outcome is chosen for every patient. Expectations of the patient, the age, possible recovery time and areas to improve are some of the many factors taken in consideration before choosing a technique of rhytidectomy. Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

In the traditional facelift, an incision is made in front of the ear extending up into the hairline. The incision curves around the bottom of the ear and then behind it, usually ending near the hairline on the back of the neck. After the skin incision is made, the skin is separated from the deeper tissues with a scalpel or scissors (also called undermining) over the cheeks and neck. At this point, the deeper tissues (SMAS, the fascial suspension system of the face) can be tightened with sutures, with or without removing some of the excess deeper tissues. The skin is then redraped, and the amount of excess skin to be removed is determined by the surgeon's judgement and experience. The excess skin is then removed, and the skin incisions are closed with sutures and staples. Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

SMAS lift Colts Neck NJ 07722

The SMAS (Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System) layer consists of suspensory ligaments that encase the cheek fat, thereby causing them to remain in their normal position. Resuspension and securing the SMAS anatomical layer can lead to rejuvenation of the face, by counteracting aging and gravity caused laxity. Modifications to this technique led to development of the "Composite Facelift" and "Deep plane Facelift." Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

Deep-plane facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722

In order to correct the deepening of the nasolabial fold more accurately, the deep plane facelift was developed. Differing from the SMAS lift by freeing cheek fat and some muscles from their bone implement. This technique has a higher risk at damaging the facial nerve. The SMAS lift is an effective procedure to reposition the platysma muscle; however, the nasolabial fold is according to some surgeons better a Colts Neck NJ 07722ddressed by a deep plane facelift or composite facelift. Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

Composite facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722

As well as in the deep plane facelift, in the composite facelift a deeper layer of tissue is mobilised and repositioned. The difference between these operating techniques is the extra repositioning and fixation of the orbicularis oculi muscle in the composite facelift procedure. The malar crescent caused by the orbicularis oculi ptosis can be addressed in a composite facelift. Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

Mid face-lift Colts Neck NJ 07722

The mid face area, the area between the cheeks, flattens and makes a woman’s face look slightly more masculine. The mid face-lift is suggested to people where these changes occur, yet without a significant degree of jowling or sagging of the neck. In these cases a mid face-lift is sufficient to rejuvenate the face opposed to a full facelift, which is a more drastic surgery. The ideal candidates for a mid face-lift is when a person is in his 40s, or if the cheeks appear to be sagging and the nasolabial area has laxity or skin folds. To achieve a younger appearance the surgeon makes several small incisions along the hairline and inside the mouth, this way the fatty tissue layers can be lifted and repositioned. This way there are practically no scars. The fatty layer that lies over the cheekbones is also lifted and repositioned. This improves the nose-to-mouth lines and the roundness over the cheekbones. The recovery time is rather short and this procedure is often combined with a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

Mini-facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722

The mini-facelift is the least invasive type of facelift which is similar to a full facelift, the only difference is the omission of the neck lift in the mini lift procedure. It is also called the ‘S’ lift because of the shape of the incision that is used or the ‘short-scar’ facelift. This lift is a more temporary solution to the ageing of the face which also has less downtime and is done on people who have deep nasolabial folds, sagging facial structures, yet still have a firm and well-contoured neck. The position of the incision is usually made from the hairline around the ear with scars hidden in the natural crease of the skin. The mini lift can be performed with an endoscope, which is used to reposition the soft tissues. After this, the skin is repositioned by the surgeon with small sutures. This type of lift is a good alternative to the full facelift to people with premature ageing. Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

Thread Lift Colts Neck NJ 07722

The thread lift or feather lift is a less invasive surgical option, which is often used for people who seek minor improvements to treat sagging or laxity in the eye, forehead, and nasolabial fold areas. The lift can be performed under local anesthesia, where the surgeon uses a barb suture technique. The threads that hold the skin in place will not be reabsorbed or be dissolved and remain in place. The thread plus the barbs are the only things keeping the lift in effect, as no skin is cut away. Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

Specific complications of the thread lift include puckering skin, the visibility of the threads and the appearance of lumps. Treatment for these effects range from oral medications to surgical intervention. A study by Abraham RF suggest that the long-term effects of this procedure are less esthetically pleasing than other surgical options.

Subperiosteal facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722

The subperiosteal facelift technique is done by vertically lifting the soft tissues of the face, completely separating it from the underlying facial bones and elevating it to a more esthetically pleasing position, correcting deep nasolabial folds and sagging cheeks. The technique is often combined with standard techniques, which provide a long-lasting rejuvenation of the face and is done in all age groups. The difference between this and other lifts is that the subperiosteal facelift has a longer period of facial swelling after the procedure. Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

Skin-only facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722

With the skin-only facelift only the skin of the face is lifted and not the underlying SMAS, muscles or other structures. The skin itself lacks the elasticity and laxity in older patiënts, that is why the longevity of this lift is short, usually the lift re-sags within 6 to 12 months after the procedure. The reason that this option is considered is that it has fewer complications and isn’t as technically demanding as the SMAS or other types of lifts. A possible alternative method for performing this type of facelift, is through the use of a spiral needle; depending on the thickness of the lifting area, the choice of needle diameter plus the optimization of the depth at which the treatment is performed enables the surgeon to determine the tightness of the lift itself. Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.

MACS facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722

The term MACS-lift – or Minimal Access Cranial Suspension lift – allows for the correction of sagging facial features through a short, minimal incision, elevating them vertically by suspending them from above. There are many advantages to having a MACS facelift versus a traditional facelift. For starters, the MACS-lift uses a shorter scar that is in front of the ear, instead of behind, which is much easier to hide. Overall, the MACS-lift surgery is safer because less skin is raised. This means that there is less risk of bleeding and nerve damage. The operation also takes less time, lasting 2.5 hours instead of the 3.5 hours that the traditional facelift requires. There is also a shorter recovery period, 2–3 weeks instead of 3–4 weeks. Finally, the results of the MACS-lift are very natural while the traditional facelift will often result in a "windswept" look. The MACS lift has been successfully used for to correct complication after thread-lift with APTOS. Facelift Colts Neck NJ 07722.