Riverside Facial Plastic Surgery and Sinus Center

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Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Frank J. Scaccia, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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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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70 East Front St., Third Flr., Red Bank, NJ 07701 • Tel: (732) 747-5300 / Fax: (732) 747-9922

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525 Route 70, Suite 3A, Brick Township, Ocean County, NJ 08723 •
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219 Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726 • Tel: (732) 308-6000

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Lip Lift Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716


lip lift is a plastic surgery procedure that modifies the cosmetic appearance of the lips by reshaping them to increase the prominence of the vermilion border; and to enhance the facial area above the lips into a more aesthetically pleasing shape. In corrective praxis, a lip lift procedure is distinguished from lip enhancement, the augmentation of the lips, which can be effected with a non-surgical procedure. Lip lift Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716.

There are surgical and non-surgical techniques for effecting lip lift and lip augmentation to the lips. The surgical techniques include incisions below the nose and in the periphery of the lips area of the face, the perioral area; other techniques effect the surgical incisions from inside the mouth.

The aesthetic ideal of a mouth with youthful lips — shaped like a lozenge — features an upper lip with a pronounced Cupid's bow, and much fullness to each lip; however, such an ideal physiognomy declines with age, and the lips shrink and lose anatomic definition, as the lips sag, which affects the aesthetics of the smile, by revealing less of the teeth during a relaxed smile. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported 3.2 million cosmetic surgery procedures performed to mature patients, aged 55 years and older, in 2008. The patient demand for facial rejuvenation indicates that most requests do not include the mouth, which results in a surgical outcome that is aesthetically deficient. In the 1980s, when collagen, originally the principal filler for the lips, proved limited in effecting permanent correction, plastic surgeons then developed surgical techniques for lifting and augmenting the lips, and correcting aesthetic defects and deformities. Lip lift Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716.

A systematic review regarding "non-filling" procedures for lip augmentation classified lip lift techniques in four surgical categories: the direct lip lift (DLL), indirect lip lift (ILL), corner of the mouth lift (CML), and the V–Y lip advancement (VYLA). Lip lift Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716.

Direct Lip Lift (DLL)

The “gull-wing lift” is an effective surgical technique for increasing the prominence (display) of the vermilion coloring of the lips, by removing skin (and other tissues) as required, ether directly from or from above the white line of skin that borders onto, and sets off, the vermilion of the lips (the white roll). The incisions remove tissue and significantly alter the shape of the lips by moving up the vermilion from both peaks of the Cupid's bow outwards to the commissures, the corners of the mouth. Incisions are also made below the lower lip to increase the projection of the vermilion of the lower lip. This gull-wing lip lift usually requires an OR time of approximately 20 minutes; post-operatively, the swelling of the lips subsides at 1–2 weeks and the tightness subsides at 2–4 months. Asymmetry, under-correction, and hypertrophic scarring are possible complications. Lip lift Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716.

Indirect Lip Lift (ILL)

Subnasal Bullhorn ILL

A technical variant of the gull-wing lip lift is the sub-nasal lip lift (bull-horn lip lift), which involves the removal of either an ellipse or a curved-edge ellipse of tissue from under the nose. The skin then is raised, and sutured to lift the lip and expose more of the upper-lip vermilion. Depending upon the indications of the patient, this technique can increase the drooping the corners of the mouth (commissures); thus, the sub-nasal lip lift often includes a corner-lift surgical step. In the corner lift procedure (external angle oral commisuroplasty), triangles of tissue are resected from above the commissures, thereby elevating the corners of the mouth. A descending wedge of tissue can also be removed to add contour to the Cupid's bow or to reduce bulky lips. Lip lift Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716.

Thread Lip Lift

Another variation is the thread lift, in which a square stitch is placed from one nostril to the other and down to the peaks of the Cupid's bow. This variation has fallen out of favor because the results are short-lived. Lip lift Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716.

Double Duck Lip Lift

Another variation is the Double duck lip lift, in which the columella of the nose is not incised. Lip lift Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716.

Corner of the mouth lift (CML)

Another variation of the procedure consists of a lenticular excision of the white skin surrounding the upper oral commissure in order to lift this part of the lips. This technique has also been dubbed "Smile Lift". Lip lift Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716.

V-Y lip augmentation

Another variation of the procedure is for a surgeon to make an incision inside the mouth to loosen the mucosa and vermilion, which are then advanced and secured, leaving a portion of scar tissue inside the mouth which may take 2–4 months to heal. Yet another technique uses a "W" incision inside the mouth to create several "V" flaps, which are then used in a V-to-Y plasty technique to advance the vermilion of either or both lips. This procedure leaves no exposed areas inside the mouth, but can be painful and has a lengthy recovery period. Lip lift Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716.