MAFAC Invited Guest Faculty

Dr Sam T. Hamra – Dallas, USA

Dr Sam T. Hamra – Dallas, USA

2019 Guest Faculty

Dr. Hamra has been a pioneer throughout his surgical career. Upon entering private practice, he was introduced to the original SMAS technique developed by Professor Tord Skoog of Sweden. In 1973, he and his associate, Dr. Mark Lemmon, were the first Americans to adopt this technique. Their award-winning work was first published in 1980.

Dr. Hamra was the first to introduce the inclusion of cheek fat (malar fat) to the facelift, which was published as the “Deep Plane Facelift” in 1990. He was the first to include the orbicularis muscle of the lower eyelid in the Deep Plane Facelift, which was published in 1992 as the “Composite Facelift.”

Now performed worldwide by numerous surgeons, Dr. Hamra is credited with originating and publishing the arcus marginalis release and septal reset procedures. These techniques preserve eyelid fat and use it to cover the orbital bone and smooth the transition from eyelid to cheek.

Dr. Hamra further modified and refined the Composite Facelift to its present state several years ago. His published description of the “hollow eye and lateral sweep” is the first article in the medical literature to define these common facelift problems and to instruct surgeons on how they can be corrected.

Dr. Hamra maintains a private practice in Dallas, but finds time to publish, teach and lecture worldwide

Dr Andrew Jacono – NYC, USA

Dr Andrew Jacono – NYC, USA

2019 Guest Faculty

Andrew Jacono, MD, FACS, is a global authority in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and is often called upon by colleagues and media around the world to provide his expert opinion. As one of New York City’s premiere facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Jacono is known for his original, advanced approach to non-
surgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation with flawless yet natural-appearing results. His current patient base consists of prominent American and international socialites, television news personalities, editors, models, and actors, as well as “everyday” women and men interested in rejuvenating their appearances.

Dr. Jacono is dual board certified and currently serves as Section Head of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at North Shore University Hospital Manhasset and Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Jacono serves as Director of The New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in New York City, and Fellowship Director of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Jacono has presented clinical research and conducted live surgery in front of peer audiences at more than 100 plastic surgery meetings and symposiums around the world, hosted by International Master Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS), European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS), International Society of Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), among others. He has delivered lectures on his innovative deep plane facelifting, eyelid lifting, and rhinoplasty techniques at the most prestigious universities in America, including Harvard University, Yale University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has also published extensively in medical literature, with more than fifty articles appearing in peer-reviewed journals, including Aesthetic Surgery Journal, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has a textbook entitled “The Art and Science of Extended Deep Plane Facelifting: And Other Ancillary Facial Rejuvenation Procedures” published in 2020 for plastic surgeons to learn about his groundbreaking deep plane facelift technique, as well as techniques in necklifting, blepharoplasty, browlifting, fat grafting, lip augmentation and lip lifting, and skin resurfacing. He published “The Park Avenue Face: Tips from a Top Facial Plastic Surgeonfor Flawless, Undetectable Procedures and Treatments” for non-medical professionals to learn about themost up-to-date techniques in facial plastic surgery.

A Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Dr. Jacono has also been selected as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America and Super Doctors. He was selected as one of the best facial plastic surgeons in New York City by New York Magazine and as one of the best plastic surgeons in America by Harper’s Bazaar. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, Anderson, CNBC, and CNN, and in USA Today, Town & Country, Departures, Huffington Post, Esquire, Parade, O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, and GQ, among others.

In addition to his aesthetic work, Dr. Jacono volunteers for numerous charity organizations aimed at helping children throughout the world with limited medical and financial resources receive surgeries, including cleft lip and palate reconstruction. To date, Dr. Jacono has completed surgery on more than 500 children through missions with Healing the Children, the HUGS Foundation, and THAI Children, among others. He also serves as Senior Advisor to FACE TO FACE, a national project offering pro-bono consultation and surgery to victims of domestic violence who have suffered facial disfigurement. To date, Dr. Jacono has provided pro- bonoreconstructive surgery to more than 100 female victims. His work with domestic violence victims was chronicled in the television series Facing Trauma on OWN and Discovery Fit & Health. To learn more about Dr. Jacono and his practice, visit www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com. You can also find him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@drjacono).

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