Top Plastic Surgeon Dr. Keegan on “Plumper Cheeks”

Top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Leo Keegan, comments on a recent New York Times Article, New Beauty Goal: Plumper Cheeks.

This is an interesting article which highlights what plastic surgeons have long believed. A significant component of facial aging is seen as a result of loss of volume in the mid-face, and it is not simply the result of increasing skin laxity.  This necessitates a comprehensive approach at facial rejuvenation which often includes restoring volume and when appropriate, soft tissue tightening procedures. For younger patients, volume enhancement may be all that is necessary. Fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm have a great role in this area, but fat grafting can be even more powerful. By transferring a patients own fat to the cheeks, nasolabial folds and marionette lines. a patient can achieve significant volume enhancement and one that may be permanent.  This can be performed as an independent procedure or as a component of a comprehensive surgical facial rejuvenation. In fact , autologous fat grafting is a component of nearly all of my facelift procedures.

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Leo Keegan, M.D., F.A.C.S.Plastic Surgeon Leo Keegan has a keen interest in giving back. Shortly after he finished his training, Dr. Keegan became the Co Medical Director for the Avon 3-Day Walk to benefit breast cancer research. He regularly volunteers on medical missions despite a full surgery schedule and two offices in New York City and Englewood, New Jersey. He traveled to Honduras with a group of Mt Sinai Medical School students, and to Haiti with a team of colleagues who are members of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2011, Dr. Keegan went to Vietnam with the Tran Tien Foundation ( a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical care and supportive/social services to the underprivileged and underserved in Hue, Vietnam. He looks forward to returning to Vietnam again this spring to continue his work with this group. Along with Dr. Carlin Vickery, Dr. Keegan is part of New York’s longest-tenured microsurgical team, and he maintains an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

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