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Dr. Jacono on Transparency in Plastic Surgery

In an era of relentless public scrutiny, celebrities face increasing pressure to maintain youthful appearances, leading to a growing demand for plastic surgery transparency. Dr. Jacono explores the dynamics of celebrities’ reliance on cosmetic treatments, from non-invasive procedures like Botox and facial fillers to the transformative power of surgery, including his groundbreaking Extended Deep-Plane Facelift technique. Join us as we delve into the world of celebrity aesthetic enhancements in the age of transparency.

Celebrities’ Relationship to Plastic Surgery

Movie and television stars are always in the public eye. These days, even when celebrities aren’t on the big screen, they are constantly on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds. Collectively, we have never been more invested in celebrities, and because of this, we spend more time focusing on their appearances. Even the best-looking stars experience online criticism, with people pointing out their flaws: small lips, sagging jowls, and deepening wrinkles.

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Sonja Morgan shows off her before and after facelifting results by her surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono.

“To be a celebrity is to be bombarded with attention, whether it be positive or negative,” says Dr. Jacono. “I have worked with many celebrity clients, and their biggest fear is that the public won’t like the way they look. To the stars, a beautiful appearance is synonymous with continued success. If they don’t look as good as they’re supposed to, their careers might flounder. There’s a lot riding on them looking young, attractive, and altogether presentable.”

To combat these criticisms, many celebrities have turned to cosmetic treatments. Some of today’s biggest names recently came forward with their own testimonies about aesthetic procedures. Star of Sex and the City Kristin Davis, for example, opened up about her journey with injectables.

“It’s hard to be confronted with your younger self at all times,” says 58-year-old Davis. “It’s a challenge to remember that you don’t have to look like that. The internet wants you to—but they also don’t want you to. They’re very conflicted. [After my facial filler treatments], I’ve had to get them dissolved, and I’ve been ridiculed relentlessly. And I have shed tears about it. It’s very stressful.”

Still, Davis and other celebrities, like Kim Cattrall, Alix Earle, and Anitta, see the value in cosmetic treatments, including Botox, facial fillers, and surgery.

The Benefits of Non-Invasive Treatments

Thanks to social media, non-invasive cosmetic treatments have never been more popular. Everyone from A-listers to laypeople flaunts their Botox and filler usage while making sure to tag their dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

Unlike surgery, non-invasive treatments do not involve cuts, scars, and recovery time. In fact, they are relatively painless, and their results are instantaneous. Botox and facial fillers target hard-to-treat lines, folds, and wrinkles.

Botox is made from botulinum toxin, a compound that, in small doses, is safe for injection. The toxin blocks certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscle contraction. The facial muscles then relax, eliminating signs of aging. For health conditions like excessive sweating, lazy eyes, and neck spasms, Botox can be used in some cases. Maintenance treatment is typically required before 3 to 6 months of Botox. Actress Kristin Davis began with Botox injections before graduating to facial fillers.

Hyaluronic acid typically makes facial fillers. This is a naturally occurring compound found in the body that normally acts as a joint lubricant. It also keeps the skin firm, clear, and healthy-looking. When injected, however, hyaluronic acid adds volume to areas that have lost it. It is particularly effective at eliminating wrinkles. Fillers typically last from 9 to 12 months, though some last longer.

“Botox and facial fillers are a great starting point for those looking to improve their appearance,” says Dr. Jacono. “They offer good results for the price. However, in my opinion, they are not as effective as surgery. In fact, most of my patients who begin with injectables get surgery later down the line anyway. They end up spending more money on injectables over the years than they would have on a single surgical procedure.”

Marc Jacobs 
 shows off his Facelift Results
Marc Jacobs shows off his stunning facelift results by his surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono.

The Benefits of Surgery

For those looking to go the extra mile, surgery is a fantastic option. It provides much more dramatic results compared to noninvasive treatments, not only smoothing lines, and wrinkles but lifting sagging skin and jowls. There are a variety of aesthetic surgical treatments, including the neck lift and brow lift, but the most popular option is the facelift. Dr. Jacono’s technique, the Deep-Plane Facelift, is considered the contemporary gold standard.

“My facelift technique is the most reliable and advanced on the market,” says Dr. Jacono. “I’ve developed it over the course of many years and have performed it thousands of times. Its outcomes are nothing short of extraordinary.”

Dr. Jacono’s Deep Plane Facelifting technique

How does Dr. Jacono’s technique differ from others? The Extended Deep-Plane Facelift quite literally goes deeper. Traditional facelifts typically separate superficial skin from the underlying muscle. Pulling the skin along a very tight angle gives the face a glossy, unnatural character. Dr. Jacono’s method, however, keeps the skin and muscle tissue together as a single unit. This framework is then lifted on a vertical plane, reversing wrinkles, lifting jowls, and restoring overall youthfulness. The results appear entirely natural.

The Extended Deep-Plane Facelift is an incredibly complex procedure that is infrequently taught to facial plastic surgeons. Very few have performed it enough to properly employ it. Even fewer have mastered it. For this reason, Dr. Jacono has published studies on the technique in national and international medical journals. He believes that education is the key to better patient experiences.

“I want as many physicians as possible to use this technique,” says Dr. Jacono. “It is revolutionary and cultivates some of the highest rates of patient satisfaction. I hope that, in the future, it will be taught to every trained facial plastic surgeon. The only way to strive for better is to pass knowledge on to the next generation!”

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