A new mini-facelift designed to lift facial tissue with fewer incisions and a quicker recovery time will be explained at a free seminar conducted by facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville April 8 in Bonita Springs.
Dr. Prendiville created the “Pre-Lift” as an alternative to a full facelift. The procedure helps lessen the bands and sagging skin under the jawline while raising the cheek area and adding volume to the midface through the use of Voluma®XC, an FDA-approved injectable gel that instantly adds volume to the cheek area.
The Pre-Lift will be discussed along with other procedures for rejuvenating the face at a seminar Dr. Prendiville will conduct Friday, April 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the Trianon Bonita Bay Hotel at 3401 Bay Commons Drive in Bonita Springs. A light lunch will be served. The seminar is free, but reservations are required by calling 239-437-3900. Space is limited.
“This combination procedure has the advantages of fewer incisions, instant volume in the midface area and a somewhat quicker recovery,” Dr. Prendiville said. “Not every patient is a candidate, but many people are.”
The Pre-Lift is most appropriate for men and women who have mild to moderate aging changes in the cheeks, jawline (jowls), and neck. Although there isn’t a definite age range, most patients who qualify for this procedure are aged late 40s to mid-60s.
The Pre-Lift is one of several procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, that Dr. Prendiville will discuss at his “All About Face” seminar. 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®, Radiesse® and Voluma®.
In addition to a light lunch, attendees will be able to make an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Prendiville.
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 during his 10 years of practice in Fort Myers.
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.
In 2015, he was selected as one of 100 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award from RealSelf, the leading online community that helps people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures. Dr. Prendiville has been a reviewer on RealSelf.com since 2008 and has now achieved Distinguished Member status for his responses to patients with questions about facial plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation techniques.
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, 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.