Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville was a featured presenter at the annual conference of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in Nashville, Tenn., October 6-8.
Dr. Prendiville was the only Southwest Florida physician to speak at the educational conference which brings together board-certified facial plastic surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head and neck. The AAFPRS represents more than 2,700 surgeons throughout the world.
Dr. Prendiville spoke on the topic of high facelift techniques that elevate facial tissue above the cheekbone, which is a newer enhancement in facelifts.
“The high SMAS facelift is an enhanced variation of the traditional facelift and is now considered to be the ‘gold standard’ of facelifts,” he said.
The traditional facelift addresses the problem of skin laxity in the superficial skin layers and can produce a tight, pinched look.
“The SMAS facelift lifts the face from its deepest layers and pulls upward rather than back. This gives a more natural looking result with less likelihood of that pulled back appearance,” he said.
Dr. Prendiville also participated in two panel discussions about handling facelift complications and reviewed case studies with other experts in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
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 4,500 surgical procedures during his 15 years of practice in Fort Myers.
He is recognized nationally as a facelift expert and is named as a Top Doctor again this year by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for the second consecutive year.
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.
Dr. Prendiville has authored more than 20 articles published in medical journals and he has served as guest editor for Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America.
He 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, Suite A. 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 his website at www.drprendiville.com..