Information about celebrity surgery and beauty treatments in New York, NY
It is no secret that celebrities undergo cosmetic treatments. Public-facing personas are always expected to look their best.
“Celebrities routinely visit me for anti-aging solutions,” says Dr. Jacono. “They’re extremely concerned with how the media perceives them. It can be difficult for them to age gracefully, especially when the spotlight is constantly on their appearance. It’s daunting to get older when your younger self dominates public perception. The reality, though, is that everyone is affected by time in one way or another. Nobody is safe from wrinkling and volume loss.”
Facial Fillers: What Are They, and How Do They Work?
There are many aesthetic celebrity beauty treatments that combat ungraceful aging. These range from Botox and facial filler injections to more invasive interventions, like facelift surgery. The best choice depends on personal needs. Courteney Cox, for example, underwent facial filler treatments for years and ended up using too much.
“Thank god they are removable,” Courteney said. “I think I messed up a lot, and now, luckily, I was able to reverse most of that. Looking back at pictures of me from when I thought I looked okay [using facial fillers], and I can’t believe it. I didn’t realize I looked strange with injections . . . that I would never do now.”
Facial fillers eliminate wrinkles and add volume to areas without them. The active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the body that acts as a joint lubricant. Fillers have been used safely and effectively for many years, though when overdone, they can make patients look distorted.
“The key is to use just enough filler to make you look natural,” says Dr. Jacono. “Unfortunately, many doctors over-inject because the patient wants complete rejuvenation. This isn’t advisable. Only surgery can provide a more comprehensive fix for jowls, wrinkles, and other serious problems.”
Surgery: A Better Solution to Aging
Celebrity beauty treatments usually seek subtle, beautiful solutions, which often turn to surgical procedures. Unlike facial fillers, invasive treatments last much longer, have more dramatic results, and offer greater satisfaction.
“The simple fact is that people are happier when they get surgery,” says Dr. Jacono. “It may seem more daunting than injections, but after recovery, my patients look significantly younger and more refreshed.”
Hyaluronic acid fillers add small amounts of product to an area, and the material fades after 9 to 12 months. At this point, patients must undergo maintenance treatments to look their best. In some cases, patients experience “filler fatigue.” The filler gradually stretches the face to fit voluminous hyaluronic acid, and over time, this accelerates wrinkling and jowling. Patients will also need to use more filler to get the same results, which can be costly.
Surgery, on the other hand, directly manipulates underlying facial structures, making them stronger and more anatomically youthful. Dr. Jacono’s signature Deep-Plane Facelift, for example, lifts skin and muscle on a vertical plane. This eliminates deep pockets and creates structural integrity. Results are semi-permanent, lasting between 10 and 15 years.
“In my opinion, patients are better off getting surgery than spending years using fillers,” says Dr. Jacono. “Clients tend to spend more money on filler use. With surgery, on the other hand, they pay a flat rate and spend no more for many years. Beyond that, surgery offers more dramatic results, evening out the toughest wrinkles and folds. It is the most reliable way to look better.”
Celebrity Surgery and the Social Media Craze
Certain celebrities have proudly hopped aboard the surgery train. The fashion powerhouse Marc Jacobs recently underwent a facelift with Dr. Jacono and showcased his results on Instagram. Sonja Morgan also got a facelift and neck lift from Dr. Jacono and shared the news on Daily Pop.
“Dr. Jacono’s procedure is different,” Morgan explained. “He goes under the muscle, which keeps the skin together. So, all the blood vessels are still attached and very vibrant and alive.” Ultimately, the choice between injectables and surgery is the patient’s. However, some solutions are more reliable than others.
Celebrity Beauty Surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono
Dr. Andrew Jacono, M.D., FACS, is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgical expert and is widely considered to be the best in his field. He is the pioneer of the Extended Deep-Plane Facelift, a procedure that eliminates advanced signs of aging. He is also an assistant clinical professor at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Jacono has been published in venues such as the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. He has also been featured on Good Morning America, Anderson, CNN, USA Today, Parade, and Newsweek.