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Face Procedures

The face is a cornerstone of your outward beauty, and one of the first aspects of appearance people notice when you interact with the world around you. As time marches on, these personality-filled facial features begin to change, sometimes in ways which can cause you to look older and more tired than you desire. Dr. Patronella has spent more than two decades combatting the signs of aging and restoring faces to their most attractive and youthful form through his True Form Facial Rejuvenation® methodology. He has been named “One of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons” for facelift surgery in Newsweek magazine, an honor he received in both 2021 and 2022.

  • True Form Facelift®

    True Form Facelift®

    The True Form Facelift® is Dr. Patronella’s signature improvement on traditional techniques, allowing patients to enjoy a more natural-looking facelift. During your consultation, Dr. Patronella will explain how he has evolved the traditional facelift to create authentic-looking results. The True Form Facelift® more effectively treats the common signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, jowls, and volume loss.

    Dr. Patronella performs the True Form Facelift® with a dual-plane facelift technique. This treatment can be combined with other procedures to address specific concerns in the neck, eyelids, and brow more effectively. Patients can enjoy long-lasting results, experiencing renewed confidence and vibrancy for years to come. Ideal candidates for this procedure are healthy men and women with no underlying medical conditions that can affect their ability to heal.

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  • Neck Lift

    Neck Lift

    A neck lift is designed to reverse the sagging skin and unattractive banding that develops in the neck once age has caused a loss in elasticity. Typically, a neck lift is combined with a facelift to maintain a balance between the smoothness and contours of both areas. It can also be used in conjunction with non-surgical rejuvenation and liposuction to reduce fat and improve the texture of the skin’s surface.

    Additional benefits of a neck lift include removing what is sometimes referred to as a “turkey neck” by restoring an overall youthful tightness to the neck’s muscles and surface. Dr. Patronella’s expertise and scar treatment program help to minimize scarring, ensuring that you experience a smoother and more youthful-looking neck.

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  • True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift

    True Form Facelift® and Neck Lift

    The combination of the True Form Facelift® and the neck lift is designed to restore greater balance between the face and neck, while still providing the usual benefits of a signature face and neck lift. With his mastery of the dual plane technique, Dr. Patronella can uniquely address your face and neck’s needs through strategies that specifically apply to your muscle structure and skin distribution. Patients who undergo this combination procedure will see a dramatic reduction in the loose skin in the face and neck while maintaining the personality of their face and neck.

    True Form Facial Rejuvenation® are signature techniques performed by Dr. Patronella to amplify the results of a neck and facelift to their highest form. A hand-picked selection of cosmetic injectables, lasers, and chemical peels may be used in your customized treatment plan to optimize your neck lift and facelift results.

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  • Blepharoplasty


    Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) removes excess skin and fatty deposits that develop along the upper and lower eyelids. The aging of the eyelids can become a pressing concern to patients, as eyelids can significantly alter the appearance of the face. If not addressed, eyelids can worsen to the point where they begin to block one’s vision, causing a functional change to the quality of a patient’s life.

    Once Dr. Patronella has thoroughly examined your eyelids’ condition, he will create a custom-tailored plan for the incisions that will be made in the creases of the upper eyelids and beneath the lower lash line. The eyelid muscles are then tightened, and excess skin tissue and fat are removed. Patients can return to work after one week.

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  • Brow Lift

    Brow Lift

    As we age, the forehead begins to descend as its underlying tissues lose their strength and elasticity. This not only adds years to one’s appearance, it  can cause a person to look perpetually angry or upset. Good candidates for the brow lift wish to restore a smoother, more lifted appearance to the forehead, improving the shape and curvature of the eyebrows.

    A brow lift can remove excess skin, lifting the position of the forehead for a smoother, tauter, and more youthful appearance. A reinvigorated forehead can rebalance the face for a more harmonious appearance that enhances your natural beauty. Patients can trust that Dr. Patronella will use great precision to ensure that incisions are hidden and that results look true to your characteristics.

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  • Rhinoplasty


    An ill-shaped or size nose can be a source of discomfort and insecurity, whether the concerns were genetic or the result of a traumatic injury. Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) corrects and improves the aesthetic appearance of the nose while enhancing its functionality (the ability to breathe more easily).

    Rhinoplasty adjusts the nasal bone, cartilage, muscles, and skin to create more symmetrical, balanced nasal appearances.

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  • Facial Fat Grafting

    Facial Fat Grafting

    Facial fat grafting is a specialized solution to the loss of facial volume that occurs due to aging. While it might be a surprise, fat deposits evenly dispersed throughout the face can create a healthy and youthful appearance. Dr. Patronella can create a well-planned protocol for fat harvesting by assessing where your excess fat is distributed. Typically harvested from the midsection, thighs, or hips, the fat is precisely used to fill out the wrinkles, plump the cheeks, fill the area surrounding the mouth, and more.

    Like all procedures, Dr. Patronella will guide you through the healing process for fat grafting with clear and informative instructions. He believes an open dialogue is always important for creating the best results. From the consultation to the procedure, Dr. Patronella will create an involved plan for your fat grafting experience.

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  • Otoplasty


    Otoplasty is a surgical procedure for patients who have abnormally shaped or oversized ears. Protruding ears can be a source of discouragement for young patients and adults alike. Through careful incisions and soft tissue and cartilage removal, Dr. Patronella can improve the narrowness, flatness, and position of the ears.

    Otoplasty can also include earlobe repair. Earlobe repair is usually considered by patients who have had a loss of elasticity in the earlobe or have excess skin caused by heavy jewelry or gauges.

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