Robert DeFatta
MD, PhD, FACS
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Facial Plastics

The Face Expert

Dr. Robert J. DeFatta attended Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, LA where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1995. He then began medical school at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport, LA; he received his Ph.D. in 2000 and his Doctor of Medicine in 2002. His Ph.D. thesis was featured in the journal of Nature Medicine and he presented his research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. His work was later awarded a U.S. Patent in the field of cancer gene therapy.  

From 2002-2003, Dr. DeFatta completed his general surgery internship, followed by residency training in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery from 2003-2007 at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX. During his head and neck surgical training, Dr. DeFatta developed a love of plastic surgery and reconstruction of the face, head and neck while working with Dr. Yadro Ducic, a world-renowned cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon.  

Striving for expert training in this area, Dr. DeFatta pursued a fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Edwin Williams III at Williams Plastic Surgery Specialists at Latham, NY from 2007-2008. During this additional year of training, he began serving on the faculty at Albany Medical Center Otolaryngology residency program, where his work was dedicated to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, eyes, face and neck. Throughout his training and career, he has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals and authored textbook chapters on both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery topics. He continues to serve on the editorial boards of multiple specialty medical journals. Dr. DeFatta has been invited to lecture locally, nationally and internationally, and continues his dedication to teaching by serving as volunteer faculty for the University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency program.

Dr. DeFatta’s experience ranges from treatment with Botox and facial fillers to rhinoplasty and face lifts…from acute repair of complex facial fractures and lacerations to reconstruction of scars and previous facial trauma…from cosmetically hiding incisions during skin cancer resection to microvascular reconstruction of large cancer defects of the head and neck.  Dr. Robert DeFatta is dual Board Certified in the science and art of balancing elegant structure with optimal function—exclusively within the face, head and neck—this is what qualifies him as the Face Expert.

Dr. Robert DeFatta is dual board certified in the science and art of balancing elegant structure with optimal function—exclusively within the face, head and neck. This is what qualifies him as the Face Expert. 

Look As Young As You Feel

Investing in your skin now will pay dividends later.   That’s why choosing the proper skin care products will help you keep your youthful complexion for years to come.  Dr. DeFatta will design a program to address any skin care concern you may have including acne scarring, dry or oily skin, hyperpigmentation and rosacea.

In this decade, collagen levels begin to decrease, resulting in early wrinkles.  Years of unprotected sun exposure also accumulates into hyperpigmentation or “sun spots.”  Dr. DeFatta’s expert training and years of experience in treating the aging skin of the face and neck, gives him an advantage when customizing a skin care regimen that will slow the aging process and allow you to maintain your youthful appearance. 

By the start of your forties, loss of skin volume and elasticity leads to noticeably sagging skin and deep wrinkles, even at rest.  Dr. DeFatta can custom-tailor a menu of techniques to help reverse the aging process.  His skill and expertise in Botox, fillers, fat transfer and even non-surgical facelifts will help you see in the mirror, the person you feel like on the inside.

Aging is dramatically accelerated when bone and tissue volume shrinks, leaving behind loose skin and a hollow appearance.  Dr. DeFatta has published techniques used to naturally restore these inevitable losses by replenishing volume.  Take advantage of his expertise, and together, formulate a plan that will address your concerns.  He will discuss how he can combine both non-surgical and surgical options to help reverse your aging process.

Continued volume loss in the bones and tissues, along with laxity of the supporting ligaments, leads to deeper wrinkles at rest, hallowing and heaviness of the eyes, jowling and neck banding.  Dr. DeFatta will discuss how various surgical procedures can help you turn back the clock on the aging process.  He will also work with you to devise a non-surgical maintenance program to help you maintain your newly refreshed and beautiful appearance.

The skin continues to thin, accelerated by loss of tissue volume.  It also begins to lose protective barriers due to accumulated damage from the sun and the elements.  Dr. DeFatta is a firm believer in the importance of a high quality, nourishing skin care program that is exclusively constructed to suite your skin needs.  Along with targeted procedural options, this is an important decade to continue to support and sustain your complexion.

By this decade, you have earned the right to be truthful about your age, but to not to have to look it! Dermal fillers and injectables can help smooth away deep wrinkles, folds and creases. Dr. DeFatta specializes in helping you choose procedures that achieve those subtle changes that will go a long way.

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