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Surgical Procedures by Dr. Prendiville

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Address signs of aging for a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance with facial plastic surgery by Dr. Stephen Prendiville and his team.

As one of Southwest Florida’s leading doctors for facelifts and rhinoplasty, Dr. Prendiville is specially trained in the most advanced plastic reconstructive surgery and skin rejuvenation techniques, including deep plane facelifts, eyelid lifts, laser treatments, and reconstructive surgery for the nose, eyes, forehead, and lips. Whether your motivation is cosmetic or for functional reasons (such as skin cancer), Dr. Prendiville helps patients achieve their vision of beauty with minimal pain and downtime.


Surgical Procedures

Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift is an elective cosmetic facial surgery that addresses the deep-lying structures of the face, such as the muscles and fascia. Because certain lines, wrinkles, and facial changes cannot be addressed with creams or topical treatments, this procedure repositions facial structures and allows for removal of redundant skin to create a more youthful, lifted appearance in the lower face and neck.

A deep plane facelift does not elevate the eyebrows. This is a separate surgical procedure that is usually performed using endoscopic techniques. In addition, a facelift does not remove extra eyelid skin. This procedure is known as a Blepharoplasty.

Deep plane facelifts are outpatient procedures performed in our accredited surgical facility. This means that you will be able to go home after surgery with a responsible adult. Dr. Prendiville typically uses a combination of intravenous sedation and local anesthesia to ensure the utmost safety and comfort for the patient during the procedure.

Most facelift candidates are in their mid 40s to 70s. However, we evaluate patients based on physiologic age, not chronologic age. Most healthy individuals that have aging changes requiring a facelift are good candidates. Realistic goals and a stable psychological profile are essential elements for undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure. The decision to undergo surgery should be carefully thought out and should not be rushed. The decision to have this procedure is a decision for you and not for anyone else.

Eyes (Blepharoplasty)


Blepharoplasty removes excessive upper and or lower eyelid skin through small concealed incisions in the eyelid creases. Excessive fat can also be removed from the eyelids in order to give a more refreshed, youthful appearance.

A Blepharoplasty does not elevate the lower face. This is a separate surgical procedure called Facelift. In addition, Blepharoplasty does not elevate the forehead. This procedure is known as an Endoscopic Forehead Lift.

Most Blepharoplasty candidates are in their mid-30s to late 60s. However, we evaluate patients based on physiologic and not chronologic age. Most healthy individuals that have aging changes that require Blepharoplasty are good candidates. 

Nose (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty is an elective cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance the form and sometimes the function of the nose. Our goal in rhinoplasty surgery is to make changes that will refine an individual’s appearance while respecting the structure and function of the nose.

The changes that can be made in rhinoplasty depend largely on the patient’s starting anatomy. Some noses require shaping by removal of a prominent hump, others by straightening a crooked appearance, others still by refining a drooping or enlarged nasal tip. Certain changes are feasible in some individuals, and not in others. A complete consultation is required prior to consideration of surgery.

The only age requirement for rhinoplasty is that the midface has matured adequately. Most patients seeking rhinoplasty in our practice range from their mid teens to early 50s. However, we evaluate patients based on physiologic and not chronologic age. Most healthy post-pubescent individuals that have nasal characteristics which can be addressed by rhinoplasty are good candidates for surgery.

Lip Lift

A lip lift is an in-office procedure (usually done under local anesthesia) designed to make the lips appear fuller and more luscious. Advanta® is a permanent but reversible lip lift procedure that uses a dual porosity implant with a hard core and a very soft outer layer that is structurally different from older forms of Gortex. Advanta® bio integrates very easily, resulting in a natural look and feel. Ask us about samples and before/after pictures at your next office visit.

Neck (Limited Incision)

A minimal incision procedure, a limited incision neck lift is designed to provide a sharper neck-jaw angle by sculpting of fat, and tightening and suspension of the neck muscles.

Forehead (Endoscopic)

An endoscopic forehead lift repositions the brow in a deep surgical plane, utilizing endoscopes and fiberoptic cameras through small concealed incisions behind the hairline.

An Endoscopic Forehead Lift does not elevate the lower face. This is a separate surgical procedure called Facelift, nor does an Endoscopic Forehead Lift remove extra eyelid skin. This procedure is known as a Blepharoplasty. However, an Endoscopic Forehead Lift can eliminate or minimize the amount of skin that needs to be removed by lifting the brow.

Most Endoscopic Forehead Lift candidates are in their mid – 30’s to late 60’s. However, we evaluate patients based on physiologic and not chronologic age. Most healthy individuals that have aging changes requiring an Endoscopic Forehead Lift are good candidates.

Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Buccal fat pad removal is a surgical procedure in which the buccal fat pads (located in the cheeks) are removed for functional or cosmetic reasons. These fat pads can give the appearance of “chipmunk cheeks” or a round face. The procedure is typically performed through an incision inside the mouth, and can also be done in combination with other facial surgeries such as a facelift or neck lift.

Meet Dr. Prendiville, Southwest Florida’s Premier Facelift & Rhinoplasty Doctor.

Dr. Stephen Prendiville is committed to helping patients look and feel their best with cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. As the only fellowship-trained, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers, he is widely recognized as an expert in facelift, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty procedures, as well as laser skin rejuvenation.

With his extensive training at top medical institutions and board certifications from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, patients can trust that their care is in the right hands with Dr. Prendiville and his surgical team.

We achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction thanks to our attention to detail in all aspects of care. Dr. Prendiville and his team take pride in offering an array of advanced procedures – all performed in our state-of-the-art surgical facility. In fact, our dedication to excellence has earned our surgical center accreditation from the QuadA. This prestigious recognition honors the expertise of Dr. Prendiville and our team — and highlights our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes.

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