Amato, Malena M MD
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Dr. Malena Amato's commitment to surgical artistry is surpassed only by her compassionate, patient-first philosophy. Throughout her 20-year medical career, she has built on her family's proud medical legacy by innovating and striving for excellence in the field of oculoplastic and facial surgery.

As a board-certified surgeon with training from Stanford and Georgetown Universities and completion of an ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery) fellowship, she has perfected the use of minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques.This approach allows her to provide patients with a safe, comfortable experience and excellent outcomes.

Choosing to focus on cosmetic facial procedures has allowed Dr. Amato to cultivate a refined multidisciplinary approach to managing the signs of aging and improve appearance. She specializes in endoscopic brow lift surgery, upper and lower blepharoplasty, facial fat transfer, and mid-facelift surgery, often used in combination with injectable and laser treatments.
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read more › As a Practice Administrator and Patient Coordinator, Ashley brings 8 years of experience in the cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery industry to our patients. Ashley assists patients with their pre and post-surgical administrative needs and coordinates the non-surgical treatment schedule for Dr. Amato. What she loves most about her job is the face to face interactions with our patients and their overall happiness with their results. Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and her two adorable children.

read more › With today's advanced technology and for the busy executive or mom, Dr. Amato can offer minimally invasive office-based or outpatient surgical procedures for aesthetic facial enhancement with immediate results and little downtime. She recognizes that aging changes causes not the only laxity of the skin but also volume loss and gravitational changes, which need to be addressed for an optimal aesthetic result. Dr. Amato is experienced in minimally invasive, endoscopic and laser cutting edge techniques that lessen surgery time, recovery and scarring.

read more › Dr. Amato believes that maintaining a natural, youthful appearance can be achieved at any age. Dr. Amato is aware of the facial changes that men and women go through with natural aging and tailors a unique treatment plan created for each. A realistic goal is to achieve a more refreshed version of you. Here is a list of standard procedures within each age group; these interventions are often non-to minimally invasive, offering both preventative and minimally invasive treatments to achieve that goal.

read more › Drooping, puffy eyelids can alter your expression, making you look tired or sad; in some cases, they can even obstruct your vision. Eyelid lift surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, repairs the form and function of eyelids affected by ptosis (drooping eyelid muscle) or sagging skin. An upper eyelid lift, often combined with a brow lift for optimal results, restores a youthful, vibrant look and widens the patient's peripheral vision. The first signs of aging on the face often occur around the eyes resulting in sagging or wrinkling of skin, if you've been told that you look tired and upset, or you feel like you look older than your years, it may be time to consider an upper eyelid lift in Austin with Dr. Malena Amato.

read more › As one of Austin's foremost oculoplastic surgeons, Dr. Malena Amato offers lower eyelid blepharoplasty to restore her patients' confidence and youthful appearance. Her compassion and commitment to thorough, personalized care have made blepharoplasty safe and accessible for cosmetic patients. Lower blepharoplasty is the perfect choice to create a morel refreshed appearance and combat the common signs of aging, which include downward migration of the midface, bulging of lower eyelid fat pads and drooping or wrinkling of the skin.

read more › Approximately 50% of people of East Asian descent are born with eyelids that have either a partial pretarsal crease or no crease at all. This type of eyelid, which is often called a monolid, doesn't always create cosmetic or functional problems; however, in some cases, they can lead to or eye irritation from lashes or obstructed vision, particularly in older people. Asian blepharoplasty, also known as double eyelid surgery, is designed to create a crease in the upper eyelid to meet patients' cosmetic preferences and improve clarity in patient's line of vision.

read more › Though blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, complications can occur during healing. To avoid these complications, you should trust your eyelid surgery to an oculoplastic surgeon who has the training and experience to deliver optimal results. Board-certified eyelid and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Malena Amato will assess your concerns with a thorough medical history and eye exam. She will use her expertise to perform the safest and most effective eyelid correction and oversee proper aftercare.

read more › While changes in skin elasticity are often blamed for the cosmetic effects of facial aging, the loss of facial fat also plays a significant role in the formation of wrinkles, loose skin, and facial hollows. Dermal fillers can temporarily restore lost facial volume, but they aren't the right choice for everyone. Some people prefer the long-lasting results, as well as the look and feel of natural adipose tissue, offered by face fat grafting. At Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Malena Amato offers facial fat transfer in Austin, also known as facial fat grafting or fat transfer to the face, to restore full, youthful facial contours.

read more › With the aging process, patients often experience sagging of the cheeks or volume loss, resulting in a tired or sunken appearance. There are various techniques for mid-face lifting depending on the patients needs. This can include fillers such as Voluma, Sculptra, to minimally invasive midface or short scar face-lifting, fat transfer, or cheek implants. Treatments may be performed in an office setting or under light sedation in an outpatient surgery setting. Dr. Amato offers same day treatment as your consultation for facial fillers.

read more › The mini facelift is known by various names, like a short scar facelift, baby boomer lift, or the s-lift. It is appropriate for people who notice aging in the mid to lower face but do not show severe amounts of excess skin around their neck and jawline. Facial aging changes occur from laxity of the skin, gravity and loss of facial volume. This minimally invasive technique with less down-time than traditional facelift can turn back the clock on facial aging by resolving its most visible effects.

read more › No matter how well you look after your skin, fine lines, sun spots, and other signs of damage usually become apparent by age 40. Hormonal changes, collagen loss, and UV radiation can all take their toll on your skin's natural glow, creating the need for cosmetic treatment. At Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, board-certified eyelid & facial plastic surgeon Dr. Malena Amato offers laser facial resurfacing in her state-of-the-art clinic in Austin to erase these signs of wear and tear. This non-surgical procedure is an excellent choice for patients who want to refresh their skin without worrying about significant downtime.

read more › Most people who are interested in cosmetic surgery worry about the possibility of scarring. Fortunately, modern surgical techniques can limit, or even entirely prevent scar formation. Austin ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Malena Amato uses small incisions, laser and endoscopic surgical methods to minimize the risk of scarring associated with eyelid, brow, and facial surgery. In the unlikely event that scarring does occur, she provides scar revision treatment in Austin to rejuvenate the skin and restore a smooth, unblemished surface.

read more › Dermal fillers are a safe, convenient way to temporarily restore lost facial volume, enhance facial features, and fill deep creases and scars. These versatile compounds also gradually improve the condition of the skin in treated areas by stimulating the production of collagen. Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Malena Amato can use dermal fillers to treat specific blemishes, or she can incorporate them into a comprehensive liquid facelift. Dermal fillers, like Juvderm and Restylane, contain a viscous gel made from hyaluronic acid (HA).

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