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Facelift surgery by Dr. Stephen Prendiville

Injectable wrinkle fillers are all the rage these days, but Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville says they are not a solution for everyone.

FORT MYERS, FLA., January 27, 2022 – Dr. Prendiville says he sees patients who come to his office for Botox or one of the other facial fillers when what they really need is a facelift.

“There is fake news that fillers and injectables are all you’ll ever need to keep looking your youthful best, but nothing could be further from the truth,” he said. “The gold standard for facial rejuvenation is – and always has been – a facelift.”

Call 239.437.3900 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Prendiville.

According to the most recent data available from the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons, there were 1.7 million cosmetic surgery procedures such as facelifts and eyelid lifts in the U.S. in 2017 The number of non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox and fillers dwarfed that number with 15.7 million procedures in 2017.

“Fillers and injectables work well as stand-alone treatments for women in their 30s and 40s, but cannot be considered the best treatment available after this period in life. Women in their 50s, 60s and 70s will require more substantial treatments to achieve spectacular results. Results obtainable with surgery aren’t possible with fillers and injectables and people need to be honest about that,” Dr. Prendiville said.

There is a cost factor involved. A facelift or eyelid surgery cost more than fillers, but there is a disadvantage to fillers too.

“A filler will only last about six to eight months and then you’ll need to keep repeating it to maintain the same look. A facelift may be more expensive initially but it can last 10 or more years,” he said.

Dr. Prendiville said a patient in her late 60s commented to him recently that she has done fillers for seven years. She realized that for the amount of money she spent on fillers, she could have paid for a facelift. And it would have been permanent instead of temporary.

Using before and after pictures of actual patients, Dr. Prendiville will discuss the latest advances in facelifts, eyelid lifts, nose surgery, lasers, and reconstructive surgery. He also will review injectable wrinkle fillers Botox®, Sculptra®, Juvederm®; Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, Radiesse®, Voluma®, Vollure®, and Revanesse Versa® for deeper wrinkles and lines.

Dr. Prendiville is the only Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He has performed more than 3,000 surgical procedures.

He is recognized nationally as a facelift expert with more than 20 articles published in medical journals and he has served as guest editor for Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America.

Dr. Prendiville is one of only 10 doctors in the U.S. to be honored as an Elite Inductee into the RealSelf 100 and RealSelf 500 Hall of Fame for excellent patient service and his willingness to answer patient inquiries on the RealSelf website, which is the leading online community that helps people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures. To achieve Elite Inductee status, surgeons must be among the top 1 percent of more than 1,000 surgeons reviewed.

Dr. Prendiville is the past president and secretary/treasurer of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, an association consisting of 250 facial plastic surgeons in the state.

Dr. Prendiville graduated with his M.D. degree with high honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and served his residency at Georgetown University.

He was awarded a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University in Missouri, where he was a clinical instructor in the St. Louis University Department of Otolaryngology.

All surgeries are performed at Dr. Prendiville’s state-of-the-art Surgical Center adjacent to his office in South Fort Myers at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive.. The Surgical Center is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF), which is the largest accrediting body for outpatient surgical facilities in the United States. For more information, visit www.TheQMedSpa.com or www.drprendiville.com.

About Quigley Eye Specialists

Quigley Eye Specialists is one of the nation’s leading multispecialty ophthalmology practices specializing in cataracts, laser cataract surgery, glaucoma, LASIK, dry eye, eyelid surgery, retinal issues, corneal conditions, routine eye care and facial cosmetic surgery. As the number one choice for cataract treatment in Southwest Florida, Quigley Eye Specialists is committed to providing the highest level of quality eye care and service to the community. The practice has served the region for more than 30 years and offers patients convenient locations throughout South Florida including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Miami, Naples, North Port, Palm Beach, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sarasota and Venice. For more information, call 239-466-2020 or visit QuigleyEye.com.

Facelift surgery by Dr. Stephen Prendiville

A new year often leads people to analyze their lives and make resolutions about what they wish to change. One of those resolutions might be to improve their self-image by enhancing their overall appearance with a facelift.

FORT MYERS, FLA., January 4, 2022 BY DR. STEPHEN PRENDIVILLE, GUEST COLUMNIST, USA TODAY NETWORK – A facelift is one of the most popular procedures to rejuvenate the face, but what age is best for this surgery? There is no one-size-fits-all for when is the right time. The condition of the skin, lifestyle and aging is individual to each person. Some people may look youthful into their 40s and 50s, while others might mistakenly look much older when they are in their 30s. Smokers, for example, tend to have wrinkles and sagging skin at an earlier age than someone who doesn’t smoke. Sun exposure accelerates the aging process. Genetics also play a role. If your mother had signs of early aging, you are more likely to experience the same outcome.

Call 239.437.3900 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Prendiville.

Women (and men too) in their later 30s and older who come to my office of- ten say they no longer feel like themselves. They look in the mirror and re- port that they look tired. Friends may even ask if they are getting enough sleep. Here are some signs that a facelift may be best:

The decision to have a facelift procedure is based primarily on aging indications but also on how those aging changes affect the individual. Both are requisites for considering a facelift, but presence of aging changes is more important than actual numerical age. I have performed facelifts on patients from their early 40s to their 80s based on these criteria.

Credentials have always been important when it comes to choosing a board- certified facial plastic surgeon, and they matter even more now. Board-certified facial plastic surgeons specialize in surgery of the face, head and neck. The American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery advises patients to conduct their own research be- fore scheduling a procedure.

“Finding the right, most qualified, physician to perform any procedure should ALWAYS be a patient’s first priority,” says Steve Jurich, CEO and Executive Vice President of the AAFPRS.

“Make sure the physician is qualified, experienced, and board-certified in the procedure that you are considering. If you are seeking a surgical procedure on the face, head, or neck, the AAFPRS always recommends that you select a surgeon who trained specifically in procedures of the face, head, and neck.”

Dr. Stephen Prendiville is a Florida Board-certified facial plastic surgeon with Quigley Eye Specialists and is the Medical Director of The Q iLASIK & Med Spa in north Naples and the Assuage Luxury Spa in Fort Myers. He specializes in facelifts, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facial resurfacing and other facial cos- metic procedures. He will be conducting a free seminar January 14 at The Oxbow in downtown Fort Myers. To register, call 239-437-3900.

Injectable wrinkle fillers are all the rage these days, but Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville says they are not a solution for everyone.

Dr. Prendiville, who is the medical director of the cosmetic surgery division of Quigley Eye Specialists, says he sees patients who come to his office for Botox or one of the other facial fillers when what they really need is a facelift.

“There is fake news that fillers and injectables are all you’ll ever need to keep looking your youthful best, but nothing could be further from the truth,” he said. “The gold standard for facial rejuvenation is – and always has been – a facelift.”

According to the most recent data available from the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons, there were 1.7 million cosmetic surgery procedures such as facelifts and eyelid lifts in the U.S. in 2017 The number of non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox and fillers dwarfed that number with 15.7 million procedures in 2017.

“Fillers and injectables work well as stand-alone treatments for women in their 30s and 40s, but cannot be considered the best treatment available after this period in life. Women in their 50s, 60s and 70s will require more substantial treatments to achieve spectacular results. Results obtainable with surgery aren’t possible with fillers and injectables and people need to be honest about that,” Dr. Prendiville said.

There is a cost factor involved. A facelift or eyelid surgery cost more than fillers, but there is a disadvantage to fillers too.

“A filler will only last about six to eight months and then you’ll need to keep repeating it to maintain the same look. A facelift may be more expensive initially but it can last 10 or more years,” he said.

Dr. Prendiville said a patient in her late 60s commented to him recently that she has done fillers for seven years. She realized that for the amount of money she spent on fillers, she could have paid for a facelift. And it would have been permanent instead of temporary.

In addition to facelifts, Dr. Prendiville performs all facial rejuvenation procedures, including eyelid lifts, nose surgery, reconstructive surgery, and laser procedures such as facial resurfacing. He also offers a full menu of injectable wrinkle fillers Botox®, Sculptra®, Juvederm®; Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, Radiesse®, Voluma®, Vollure®, and Revanesse Versa® for deeper wrinkles and lines.

Dr. Prendiville is the first facial plastic surgeon in Florida to offer the new Genius, a new non-invasive non-surgical device that can help reduce the depth of wrinkles, tighten skin, reduce acne scarring, stretch marks and improve skin texture.

Dr. Prendiville is the only Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He has performed more than 5,000 surgical procedures.

He is recognized nationally as a facelift expert with more than 20 articles published in medical journals and he has served as guest editor for Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America.

Dr. Prendiville is one of only 10 doctors in the U.S. to be honored as an Elite Inductee into the RealSelf 100 and RealSelf 500 Hall of Fame for excellent patient service and his willingness to answer patient inquiries on the RealSelf website, which is the leading online community that helps people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures. To achieve Elite Inductee status, surgeons must be among the top 1 percent of more than 1,000 surgeons reviewed.

All surgeries are performed at Dr. Prendiville’s state-of-the-art Surgical Center adjacent to his office in South Fort Myers at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive.. The Surgical Center is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF), which is the largest accrediting body for outpatient surgical facilities in the United States. For more information about Dr. Prendiville, please visit www.QuigleyEye.com . To make an appointment for a free consultation, call 239-437-3900.

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Surgeons Challenge Other Businesses to Join

FORT MYERS, FLA., July 11, 2018 – Facial Plastic Surgeons Dr. Stephen Prendiville and Dr. James L. Newlon are teaming up with Assuage Luxury Spa to raise money to support Captains For Clean Water, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for and protecting South Florida’s water resources.

“We are disheartened to see the damage caused to our rivers and estuaries by the unnatural discharges from Lake Okeechobee.  Our fish and seagrasses are dying, our shorelines are caked with green algae, and our decaying water quality is impacting everyone,” said Drs. Prendiville and Newlon.  Both are avid fishermen and supporters of Captains For Clean Water.

“The solution is to restore the natural flow of the water by purchasing land to treat and convey Lake Okeechobee water south.  Funds to do this are already available through Amendment 1, but our legislature is slow to act to implement this long-term solution,” they said.

To help Captains For Clean Water convince the Florida Legislature to acquire land south of Lake Okeechobee, both physicians and the Assuage Luxury Spa will donate 10 percent of their income from injectables and filler sales to the non-profit for the entire month of August.  The offer will be extended to Assuage Luxury Spa locations in both Fort Myers and Naples, where Dr. Prendiville serves as medical director.

The surgeons are issuing a challenge to other businesses to also dedicate a portion of their revenues during August to help Captains For Clean Water save our waters.  Businesses that wish to join the challenge should contact Captains For Clean Water at www.captainsforcleanwater.org .

“We believe strongly that we must put pressure on our legislators and the Army Corps of Engineers to save the fisheries and coastal communities of south Florida.  It starts with just a few of us stepping forward to say ‘enough is enough’ and we ask others to join us in this fight to protect our waterways, and ultimately, our way of life,” said Drs. Prendiville and Newlon.

The fund-raiser will include all injectables and fillers offered by both physicians, including

Dr. Prendiville is the only Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Newlon has more than 12 years of experience as a facial plastic surgeon and is the current chairman of otolaryngology for the Lee Health system.  He is Board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

For more information, visit www.drprendiville.com and www.docnewlon.com

ASSUAGE LUXURY SPA HOSTS “EVENING OF BEAUTY” TO BENEFIT SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Prendiville is presenter at symposium

Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville was a featured presenter at the 12th Annual Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology symposium in Las Vegas June 8-12.

Dr. Prendiville was the only Southwest Florida physician to speak at the educational conference  which brings together nationally recognized physicians and educators in the fields of facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery dermatology and oculoplastic surgery. Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology is the largest event of its kind in North America. Dr. Prendiville spoke on the topic of goals in male eyelid surgery. “Although men have distinctive concerns about rejuvenating their eyelid area, they generally wish to do so in a subtle way that does not appear surgical,” he said. Dr. Prendiville is one of 100 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award for 2015 from RealSelf, the leading online community that helps people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures. This is the fifth consecutive year that Dr. Prendiville has been honored by RealSelf. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Assuage Luxury Spa in Fort Myers and Naples. All surgeries are performed at Dr. Prendiville’s Surgical Center adjacent to his office in South Fort Myers at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive, Suite A. For more information about Dr. Prendiville, please visit his website at drprendiville.com.

 

Assuage Medical Spa in Naples is the only medical spa in the region to receive SculpSure®, which is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as the world’s first non-invasive fat-melting device to treat stubborn fat in just 25 minutes.  The versatile, hands-free device features a flexible applicator system using a 1060 nm laser to treat multiple areas of the body without downtime or surgery.

“SculpSure represents an entirely new approach to non-invasive fat removal, one that is safe and highly effective, and does so in significantly less time than other current treatments,” said Dr. Prendiville.  “SculpSure has the added bonus of being less expensive than other current treatments that use cooling technology.”

Clinical data from 100 patients treated with SculpSure in studies at two U.S. sites showed significant reduction in fat layer thickness six and 12 weeks after treatment, according to abstracts presented at the 2015 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference.  SculpSure is intended for individuals with a body mass index of 30 or less.

Assuage Medical Spa is one of only 10 sites in Florida and the only one in Southwest Florida to offer SculpSure.  The new medical spa opened its doors in November at 1201 Piper Boulevard, Unit 1, at the corner of Immokalee and Airport Pulling Roads.

Congratulations to Dr. Prendiville who was announced one of the nation’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Check out the article in the Island Sun here…Island Sun – 7-24-15

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Looking At Ourselves: Nonprofit’s great work helps children fit in

A recent showing of NBC’s “Dateline” featured a nonprofit corporation based in New York City known as the “Little Baby Face Foundation.” The nonprofit was founded by Manhattan facial plastic surgeon Thomas Romo, M.D., and Lauralouise Duffy Blatt in 2002 to “serve and assist children with birth deformities and their families that are without resources by providing them with the life changing restorative treatments and surgeries free of cost.”

The show highlights the emotional tale of four teens with varying degrees of facial abnormalities that had been subjected to bullying in high school because of their appearances. One of the teens, Renata, a 15-year-old girl from South Carolina, had received such severe bullying that she had opted for a home-school program as opposed to facing her tormenters in the school hallways.
Three of the four teens, including Renata, were eventually accepted for surgery by LBFF in Manhattan.

Although the program ends with wonderful results for the selected teens, it has generated some degree of controversy. Manhattan psychologist Vivian Diller expressed doubts about embarking on such programs.

“We really have to address the idea that there should be zero tolerance of bullying, and maybe we even have to encourage the acceptance of differences,” she said. Diller emphasizes that addressing such issues with surgery is taking the onus off the bully and placing it more on the shoulders of the bullied.

The teen who was not selected as a surgical candidate by LBFF was shown later in the show to be more accepting of his appearance, opting instead to form an organization to raise awareness about the effects of bullying.

Because I have seen the effects of altered self-image based on appearance, I feel the issue deserves a nuanced approach. It would be hard for anyone watching the show to be devoid of empathy for the teens. It is well known that the process of socialization is an essential, albeit sometimes brutal, process in maturity of the individual toward adulthood.

Variations in the appearance of a facial feature, such as the nose, can be viewed more along the model of a bell curve: There are perfect noses, and those that have mild, moderate, and profound imperfections.

I personally feel that “zero tolerance of bullying” does not equate to zero bullying, and those with a profound imperfection are invariably singled out. Therefore, I feel that it is completely reasonable for a person like Renata to seek a surgical solution for the problem that she had.

Since we do not question the social value of addressing a cleft lip or misaligned teeth to establish an accepted norm of appearance, we shouldn’t reject a procedure such as rhinoplasty for a teen with a very large nose. At the same time, a beautiful 16-year-old with a slight imperfection may be better waiting to re-evaluate her appearance in adulthood.

Self-image is the way an individual feels about the way they look. Some may feel that this isn’t rational, and they are partially right: it isn’t a conscious decision. Navigating the trials and tribulations of maturation is difficult enough without being singled out for something you have no control over — unless you consider surgery.
My hat’s off to Dr. Romo and his team for the great work they have done, helping 500 children since 2002.

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