Dr Jacob's Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

Dr. Jacob is a Fellow of The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), which is the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery. The Academy represents more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck.

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Fall & Winter Are Prime Times for CO2 Laser at Dr Dan Jacob's Office

The fractional CO2 laser is heralded as the most advanced laser for facial rejuvenation. In this practice, Dr. Jacob himself performs the procedure. Not only does it resurface the skin, it also stimulates the formation of elastin and collagen, improves skin irregularities, reduces pore size, diminishes uneven pigmentation, treats sun damaged skin, reduces wrinkles and acne scarring, tightens loose skin, and lightens dark under-eye circles. Dr. Jacob uses this laser on the face, eyelids ( “The Madonna Lift”), neck and décolletage areas.

Dr. Jacob and Medical Mission

Dr. Jacob is a founder and the president of NOMMS (New Orleans Medical Missions Services) which began in 2001. To date, 32 Medical Missions to Latin America have taken place where 37,562 eyeglasses have been dispensed and 1,510 surgeries have been performed. Additionally, NOMMS has made 114 shipments of medical supplies and equipment to various Latin American destinations.

Dr Jacob's Recent Mission Trip to Matagalpa Nicaragua

Dr. R. Daniel Jacob (Board Chairman, President, and a founder of New Orleans Medical Missions Services – NOMMS) completed a medical mission to Matagalpa Nicaragua on Saturday March 12, 2016. Accompanying him was his son, Dr. Christian D. Jacob, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The five surgeons on the mission, of various specialties, successfully performed 90 surgeries. The volunteers in the eye clinic dispensed glasses to 1600 patients. All attest that it is in giving that we receive.

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The Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Mission

Dr. Jacob recently completed a mission trip to Matagalpa, Nicaragua with New Orleans Medical Mission Services (NOMMS). Dr Jacob, along with the rest of the plastics team and the ENT team, completed 27 surgeries. One highlight was the case of Jorge Medina Lanzas. Mr Lanzas came to the hospital with restricted breathing and a "saddle nose" and a boxing injury. Dr. Jacob decided to perform 3 procedures to give Jorge relief. First he harvested cartilage from Jorge's ear. Then he repaired the interior and exterior of Jorge's nose so he'd leave with better breathing and a straighter nose.

Bring out the beauty of your eyes

Your eyes are the focal point of your face and droopy eyelids often convey that you are older, tired, and sad. While puffiness under your eyes makes you look fatigued. Dr. Jacob can bring out the beauty of your eyes with blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, for a more youthful, rested, and naturally refreshed appearance. Often this can be done in the office, making the procedure far more affordable.

Surprising Trends in Face Lifts

Aging of the face is inevitable. As we age the skin begins to loosen on the face and neck. The jawline softens into jowls, and beneath the chin, another chin or vertical folds appear at the front of the neck. As the aging population grows, it is obvious why facelift (rhytidectomy) has become the third most desired facial plastic surgical procedure.

Photodamage and Skin Aging

As your skin ages and is exposed to UVA and UVB rays, the turnover of skin cells slows significantly, throwing off the balance between the growth of healthy new cells and the sloughing of old, damaged cells. Additionally, collagen and elastin begin to break down, causing the skin to lose resilience resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.

Some signs of photodamage and aging are:
  • Age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough skin
  • Lax skin
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)

Care and Recovery after Otoplasty Surgery

Immediately after otoplasty surgery Dr. Jacob wraps a large protective dressing around the head and ears. He removes this dressing in 24 hours. The sutures are to be cleansed twice a day with hydrogen peroxide followed by an application of either Neosporin or Bacitracin. The sutures are removed one week after the procedure.