Since 1998, our Facial Cosmetic Surgery team has been led by John P. Fezza, M.D., who was fellowship trained in oculofacial plastic surgery at Yale and Vanderbilt University. He has seven years of sub-specialty training focused on facial surgery. Dr. Fezza has been repeatedly honored as one of America’s “Top Doctors” by the prestigious Top Doctors list published annually by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. He has also been named a multi-year winner as the “Best Plastic Surgeon” in Sarasota, Venice and Manatee by the readers of the Sarasota Herald Tribune in the Readers’ Choice Awards.
Kalie Kosek, PA-C, is a Florida-licensed physician assistant working in collaboration with Dr. Fezza. She is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and received her Master’s Degree from The University of Florida’s College of Medicine.
Dr. Fezza and Kalie offer a wide-range of surgical and office-based procedures and are committed to helping their patients achieve a natural, well-rested and more youthful appearance.
Facial Plastic Surgery
Facial plastic surgery has become increasingly popular today with the development of technological advances in surgical techniques that allow Dr. Fezza to offer a wide variety of options that use smaller, hidden incisions, resulting in faster healing and excellent aesthetic outcomes.
During a private, personal consultation, Dr. Fezza will address your goals and concerns, including: reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, eliminating a double chin and alleviating puffiness or bags around the eyes. He will discuss your expectations and provide you with a variety of treatment options including non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation, which involve little or no downtime.
At Center For Sight, all cosmetic procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art AAAHC-accredited surgery center with our licensed Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists on-site during all procedures.
Below are several of the more common procedures and services Dr. Fezza and his team offer at Center For Sight.
Mini Lower Lift
Men and women of all ages are choosing to improve their appearance with a facelift. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that provides an overall lift to the lower third of the face by tightening loose muscles and reducing redundant skin in the jowls, neck area and jaw line. A face lift provides a cleaner appearance for the lower face by creating more of a sharper angle between the jaw and neck. Neck liposuction is often combined with this procedure to remove the accumulation of unwanted fat.
The procedure takes about two hours, and the incisions are hidden back in your hairline. Recovery is rapid and most people feel comfortable going out again after two to three weeks, finding that their face feels completely “normal” in about ten to twelve weeks. A facelift can be combined with a brow lift and/or blepharoplasty.
Quick Mini Lift
Men and women who want a more youthful look without the time commitment of a traditional face lift are now opting for the quick mini-lift. This mini-facelift procedure helps clean up and tighten the jaw line area of the face and gets rid of jowls, providing a nice, youthful appearance – with minimal downtime.
Dr. Fezza makes a small incision just in front of the ears to perform the surgery. Sagging muscles are tightened and excess skin fat is removed. The entire procedure takes less than an hour and most people need only about one week to recuperate.
Loose, droopy skin over the eyes and puffy, sagging “bags” underneath the eyes are a common problem – especially as people age. They not only make a person look older and tired, but may also interfere with vision.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, corrects these conditions by removing the excess skin from upper lids and the fatty pouches underneath the eyes. Dr. Fezza uses laser technology to perform eyelid surgery with a special technique designed to hide the incisions inside the eyelid so no incisions or sutures are needed on the lower lids.
A brow lift is a procedure in which the skin of the forehead and brow area are tightened to reduce the appearance of frown lines in between the brows and to raise the eyebrows. In addition, eyelid surgery is frequently performed in conjunction with a brow lift. The overall effect is to give the face a younger, brighter appearance. Dr. Fezza frequently performs browlift surgery using a small-incision endoscopic approach to minimize scarring and speed recovery.
Facial implants are an effective way to improve and enhance certain facial features. By balancing your face and features, you will feel better about the way you look and achieve greater self-confidence. Whether you choose to strengthen your jawline or balance your chin and cheekbones, there are many implants tailored to fit your desired needs. Facial implants are safe and often placed through small incisions hidden inside the mouth.
BOTOX & Dermal Fillers
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved injectable used to diminish undesirable lines to give a more smooth and youthful appearance. Dramatic results can be achieved with BOTOX. The injection selectively relaxes facial muscles so they do not contract. There is no downtime and injections only take a few minutes.
- Dermal Fillers are another approach used more and more to help reduce some of the skin changes associated with aging and correct lines around the mouth. These fillers include Juvederm™, Radiesse®, Sculptra™, Belotero, Xeomin, Voluma and Collagen, which are injected to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, scar impressions, enhance lips and tissue volume.
- Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid injectable gel used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. This long-lasting filler will help reverse the signs of aging.
- Radiesse is a dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look. This filler is made of calcium-based microspheres in a gel that is injected into Nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
- Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that provides support for various parts of the body, including skin, tendons and ligaments. Collagen is used to fill wrinkles, lines, scars and for lip enhancement.
- Sculptra is a poly-l-lactic acid that restores volume to the areas of facial deflation providing a smoother face.
- Belotero is a derma filler used to treat mild to moderate naslabial folds.
- Xeomin is used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows.
- Voluma adds volume to the cheek hollows that develop with age.
Now you can grow your own eyelashes with the help of a new cosmetic product called LATISSE™. Center For Sight is offering this revolutionary cosmetic product that will help eyelashes grow longer, fuller and darker. LATISSE is made by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX Cosmetic® and is the only science-based treatment approved by the FDA to enhance eyelashes.
LATISSE is just one of many examples of how Center For Sight is the premier, multi-specialty practice with the perfect marriage between Vision and Cosmetic Services. LATISSE is a cosmetic product solely available by physician prescription, it is not be available for over the counter purchase. Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Fezza to learn if LATISSE is right for you.