A female patient in her 20’s reviews her experience with Dr. Jacono at his practice, New York Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery. She begins her review by saying that she felt Dr. Jacono was very attentive in listening to what she wanted from the procedure and in explaining his professional opinion and what could be expected from surgery.
The patient mentions her initial reluctance to have surgery because she did not want to drastically change her appearance. She has seen others undergo rhinoplasty and felt their overall appearance was altered too much, not just the nose but the entire face. In addition, she did not want to look like she had surgery. She wanted her nose and features to look natural.
After a little nervousness the night before surgery, she went in for the procedure and was completely satisfied. She is quoted as saying, “nobody even knew I had a nose job.”
Her advise to patients considering rhinoplasty is to look for a doctor who performs the operation regularly and do not cut corners looking for the best price. The cost of having revision surgery if you do not get your desired results will far exceed spending a little more money the first time. Choose a surgeon who has experience and results that are well documented in before and after photos.
In addition to feeling great about her new nose, the patient mentions that her breathing was improved by the procedure.
“I love my nose and I love to look in the mirror,” said the patient. “If I ever need additional surgery in the future, I will come back to Dr. Jacono.”
Ilianexy Morales and Dr. Jacono appeared on the TV show Facing Trauma. In this video they are being interviewed by Anderson Cooper. Ilianexy is a survivor of domestic violence and Dr. Jacono is her surgeon.
Ilianexy has bravely decided to come out publically in effort to educate women on their options to avoid damaging relationships. As seen in this interview, her message to women is, there are options for you.
Ilianexy was stabbed over 40 times by her ex boyfriend, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail. She has undergone 17 surgeries since the attack.
Dr. Jacono is a member of a national group of surgeons called Face to Face, who provide pro bono plastic and reconstructive surgery to women who have been victimized by domestic violence.
Dr. Jacono on Anderson speaking about medical tourism. Medical tourism can mean one of two things. It sometimes refers to people from the United States going overseas to have procedures done in an effort to save money. Other times medical tourism can mean the exact opposite, when people travel to the United States in order to have the most advanced care.
There is a growing number of people traveling from all over the world to the US for surgery. One of the reasons being the strict certification process that board certified plastic surgeons go through. Travelers know they will be in good hands and it’s worth paying extra for piece of mind.
The reason the trend of late has been for US citizens to have their procedures done locally is the risk their procedure may end up costing more in the short or long term. Dr. Jacono speaks with Anderson Cooper about what patients may have to contend with when having their surgery abroad. For example, one key point Dr. Jacono brings up is if there is a complication after surgery and you are home, your doctor is not here to assist you. Sometimes complications do not occur until months after surgery. In cases like this, the cost can be even higher to treat another doctors work when back in the United States.