Information about Dr. Andrew Jacono, the top doctor in New York City
Dr. Jacono: Top New York City Plastic Surgeon
Castle Connolly has selected Dr. Andrew Jacono as a top New York plastic surgeon. A specialist in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Jacono is renowned for his unique approaches. He has pioneered and perfected the Extended Deep-Plane facelift, which offers the most natural results available.
To create its prestigious list, Castle Connolly surveys physicians across the country. Doctors are asked which physicians they would choose if they were seeking medical care for themselves or for their family members.
After the surveys are collected, they are evaluated on a variety of factors. This process narrows down the top physicians in each field and specialty. Castle Connolly then puts the Top Doctors list together. Doctors cannot and do not pay to be included on the list. Selection is therefore based entirely on merit.
In Dr. Jacono’s case, other facial plastic surgeons were asked who they might consult. The vast majority answered that they would visit Dr. Jacono. This made him the top facial plastic surgeon of 2017. Amazingly, he has received this same honor for the last 7 years.
“It gives me great pride to be included in this year’s list of top doctors,” says Dr. Jacono. “It is always my goal to be the best doctor to my patients. I place an extremely high value on quality of care. I also try to publish as much as I can in medical literature to disseminate my techniques.”
Dr. Jacono’s Cutting-Edge Techniques
Dr. Jacono has been consistently selected as a top doctor because of his innovative surgical techniques. While most physicians never grow past the constraints of their training, Dr. Jacono prefers to switch things up. The goal of this is not to impress his peers, but to improve patient outcomes.
“Early on in my career, I became dissatisfied with the reliability of certain techniques,” says Dr. Jacono. “While some had been refined and perfected over the course of many years, newer ones lacked finesse. Some of them even left patients looking downright unnatural. This frustrated me because, in my opinion, cosmetic surgery is meant to improve and accentuate features, not completely alter them. So, I took it upon myself to develop fresher approaches that addressed the pitfalls of older ones.”
Dr. Jacono’s list of improvements is long and varied. He has pioneered advancements in operations such as rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and neck lift. He has published his findings in the world’s most revered medical journals, including the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
Of all the techniques he employs, however, Dr. Jacono is best known for his Extended Deep-Plane Facelift. This procedure is an overhaul of the more commonly known traditional facelift.
The traditional facelift, on the one hand, separates the skin from its underlying muscle and pulls tissue horizontally. This eliminates wrinkles, but at the expense of aesthetic harmony. Patients can come out of the operating room looking glossy and unnatural.
Dr. Jacono is keenly aware of the traditional facelift’s drawbacks. This is why he developed and perfected his signature Extended Deep-Plane Facelift over the course of his career. Rather than pulling skin and muscle too tight, Dr. Jacono releases key ligaments, keeps the skin and underlying muscle together as a unit, and repositions the framework vertically.
The result of the Extended Deep-Plane Facelift is a refreshed, wrinkle-free appearance that does not appear doctored. In fact, patients look just like themselves, but 15 to 20 years younger. It has quickly become the gold standard of facelifting not only in the United States but in the world more generally.
“I routinely lecture in different countries, and fellow surgeons are baffled by the technique,” he says. “They’re even more impressed by the results. These reactions are a testament to how effective the procedure is.”
Dr. Jacono has been marvelously generous with the secrets of his facelift. He regularly invites surgeons from all over the world to his office to show them the technique. He hopes that one day, all facial plastic surgeons will use the Extended Deep-Plane Facelift.
The unforeseen complication, however, is that the technique is incredibly difficult to perform. In fact, only a small percentage of aesthetic surgeons use it in their practice. Even fewer have mastered it. This is perhaps the clearest reason why Dr. Jacono is a world-class physician: he does what others can’t.