Dr. Jacono is one of the most sought-after facial plastic surgeons in the world.
A Look Behind the Curtain at Today’s Most Sought-After Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Jacono was recently featured in Hamptons Magazine and lauded as one of the best facial plastic surgeons in the world. The article took a behind-the-scenes look at the good doctor, and why patients are flocking to his Park Avenue office.
According to Ashley Leighton, author of the article, Dr. Jacono’s reputation precedes him. She, like many others, was first introduced to his work through a Manhattan socialite friend. The friend had recently undergone a cosmetic procedure and reported feeling fresher and happier than she ever had. She passed along Dr. Jacono’s name and information, and Leighton quickly scheduled an interview to pick Dr. Jacono’s brain.
A Cut Above
Dr. Jacono just may be the most impressive facial plastic surgeon in the country, if not the world. He is a dedicated scientist, a master technician, and, above all, an artist. His precision is unmatched, as is his eye for detail. His bedside manner, too, is warm, reassuring, and altogether calm.
Of course, none of this would matter if his results didn’t deliver. The wonderful news is that they do, largely thanks to a slew of innovative approaches. Dr. Jacono is particularly proud of his Extended Deep-Plane Facelift, a complicated procedure that requires a special set of skills.
“The vast majority of facelift surgeons only treat the overlying skin and a small swathe of muscle,” says Dr. Jacono. “The result of this is a tight, pulled look that doesn’t look natural. Years ago, I became dissatisfied with this approach, and developed an approach that literally goes deeper.”
The Extended Deep-Plane Facelift targets a large network of muscle tissue known as the deep plane. This anatomical structure is largely responsible for facial expression. Dr. Jacono lifts this portion of tissue, as well as the overlying skin, as a unit. He then repositions everything along a vertical plane.
The result of this is a face that looks naturally lifted. In other words, patients do not come out of the operating room looking overdone. Instead, they look glowing, rejuvenated, and just like themselves, but fifteen years younger.
“I’m incredibly grateful to have the expertise to perform this procedure,” says Dr. Jacono. “It’s a pleasure and a privilege, and it happens to be my life’s work.”
Aging: A Personal Journey
Dr. Jacono has over 20 years of experience in private practice and has operated on thousands of patients from around the world. So, as a global expert in graceful aging, he has a few pieces of wisdom about what it entails.
“The most important thing to know is that aging is a very personal journey,” he says. “There is no perfect age or time to undergo facial rejuvenation. It simply depends on how much improvement you’re looking for given downtime and cost. I regularly perform facelifts on patients in their forties that want to look ten years younger. Others wait until they’re in their sixties and seventies.”
It’s also important to remember that the goal of plastic surgery is not to look like you’ve had surgery. Instead, patients should strive to look like younger, better-rested versions of themselves.
As skilled as Dr. Jacono is as an aesthetic physician, he is also dedicated to a variety of philanthropic causes. Each year, he travels across the globe to perform surgery on children with cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. He also reconstructs the ears of patients born without natural cartilage.
Since the beginning of his career, Dr. Jacono has been dedicated to providing pro-bono medical care that also happens to be state-of-the-art.
“I feel that it’s my duty to offer my services to those who wouldn’t necessarily be able to access it,” says Dr. Jacono. “That’s why I go on medical missions every year. It’s incredibly important to me to reach out to the less fortunate, and to hopefully change their lives for the better.”
In addition to volunteering his technical skill and bedside manner, Dr. Jacono generates money for philanthropic causes. These organizations include Healing the Children and the HUGS (Help Us Give Smiles) Foundation. His preferred fundraising methods?
“I run marathons for philanthropic causes. I also climb mountains with my son. I’m grateful to have an audience so willing and ecstatic to sponsor me. It’s quite literally a dream come true, and it makes a huge difference.”