Dr. Andrew Jacono
About My Practice
How are you helping to advance the field at large?
I am one of 61 surgeons in the United States who is an advanced facial plastic surgery fellowship director for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I am also an assistant clinical professor of facial plastic surgery at New York Medical College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. One of my passions is conducting clinical research on new techniques, and my studies are regularly published in leading plastic surgery journals.
What are some of your hobbies?
Drawing, painting, surfing, mountain climbing, biking, playing classical guitar, traveling and writing.
What alternative occupation would you choose?
Architecture designing libraries or museums is very appealing to me.
What's one thing you're never without?
I’m never without hugs from my four children.
American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Affiliation:American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
A Minute With
- The ideal face
Audrey Hepburn because she has a delicate face and feminine features, but her lips and chin are both strong
- Three words that best describe me
Passionate, dedicated, loyal
- What sets my practice apart
Customized care—from the minute you step foot in my practice, my staff and I provide each patient with care tailored to their individual needs
- The future of my field
Minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures and rapid recoveries are the future of plastic surgery
- How i make the best first impression
Listening to my patients to truly understand their desired results and being honest about the best path to that goal
- The biggest misconception about my field
That every feature works for every face
- My dream innovation
A device that could create a nonsurgical facelift
- Celeb photos my patients most often bring in
Angelina Jolie’s lips, Kim Kardashian’s nose or Reese Witherspoon’s heart-shaped face
- How are you helping to advance the field at large?
Between lifting necks and jawlines, and sculpting noses, lips and cheeks, I conduct clinical research, lecture, teach, write and enjoy formulating new products. I have published two books and my studies are regularly published in the leading plastic surgery journals. My lectures can be heard at international facial plastic surgery conferences all over the world
- What do you do to provide the safest environment for your patients?
I own and operate an AAAASF-certified surgical facility, which provides the highest level of surgical care and offer patients local or twilight anesthesia instead of general to reduce surgical risk
- Aesthetic Injectables / Fillers
- Lip Augmentation
- Chin and Cheek Sculpting
- M.A.D.E. Vertical Facelift
- Endoscopic Facelift
- Necklift / Neck Liposuction
- Micro Fat Grafting
- Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing
- Extended Deep Plane Facelift
- What is a nonsurgical nose job?What our experts say:
It’s a misnomer because it’s not really a nose job. It’s used if you have bump on your bridge. We put some filler above the bump so it camouflages it. It doesn’t make big noses smaller, but makes bumps appears less noticeable.
- How are cheek and chin implants inserted?What our experts say:
Most can be inserted internally, inside the mouth, so they can’t be seen.
- What is a mini/multi-planar facelift?What our experts say:
A mini facelift can tighten the jowl and neck areas and require a smaller incision than a full facelift. It doesn’t involve as much lifting of the face and is used on people who are not as droopy, usually patients who are in their 40s to mid-50s. There is a quicker recovery with less scarring.
- What is a weekend facelift?What our experts say:
A weekend facelift uses different procedures to give the appearance of lifted face with no significant downtime, but it’s not an actual facelift. We can use liposuction to contour the face including the neck line and jaw area or we can use laser treatments. Sometimes we use injectables like Radiesse or Sculptra, or chin and cheek implants. It’s not really a specific operation, but we perform less-invasive procedures to make patients look tighter and more rejuvenated.
- What is a deep plane face lift?What our experts say:
It’s an operation that lifts all the muscles of the face, but doesn’t dissect the skin from the face. It just goes under the muscles of the face. The results are much more powerful and provide a more natural result. It lasts longer because we are rebuilding the muscles of the face, not stretching the skin which gives that stretched look. There is also less recovery because all the swelling and bruising under the surface of the skin, so patients heal faster. It can be performed at any age, it depends on what your goals are, but here are not that many doctors that do it—probably less than five percent.