Dr. Matarasso specializes in and has lectured extensively on a less invasive, short-scar facelift technique that uses a 50% shorter incision. The short-scar facelift, or rhytidectomy, which Dr. Matarasso was instrumental in popularizing, requires no cutting in the hair and therefore no loss of hair or change in hairstyle. Rejuvenating the face from the cheek area down to the jowl and neck, this technique offers a rapid recovery, with patients often returning to routine activities within one to two weeks. Dr. Matarasso performs the short-scar procedure on all facelift patients. It can be combined with chin augmentation to dramatically re-contour the face with very little surgery.
Dr. Matarasso has lectured, published and led teaching courses on facelift and short-scar facelift for more than 15 years and is considered one of the medical community’s top facelift surgeons. In 1999, he conducted a nationwide survey of facelift patients and complications for a combined meeting of the ASPRS/PSEF/American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has been quoted in multiple books on facelifts and plastic surgery, including, most recently, The Lowdown on Facelifts and Other Wrinkle Remedies (2001). Vogue Magazine honored Dr. Matarasso as one of the best facelift surgeons in New York City in 1999.
In addition to his general expertise in facelift techniques and facial rejuvenation, Dr. Matarasso’s particular areas of specialty include:
Deciding when a facelift is the correct procedure for a patient
Use of fibrin sealant (tissue glue) in short-scar facelifting
Secondary rhytidectomy (facelift)
Facelifting in older patients
Vest-over-pants tragalplasty in rhytidectomy
Modified suture suspension in facial rejuvenation
Superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysm formation after face lift
Further, he has invented two pieces of surgical equipment in order to better perform facelifts for his patients: the Matarasso-Stille Super Cut Face-Lift Scissors and Matarasso Facelift Scissors.