MODA Makeover

MODA Makeover – Richmond, VA

MODA stands for “Minimally Operative Directed Aesthetics.” It’s a treatment that promises minimal incision, minimal recovery, and maximal results. This method was devised by Dr. Steve Montante in Richmond for patients in Virginia who are interested in minimally invasive anti-aging procedures that are more long-lasting and aggressive. By combining appropriate procedures for you, he is able to provide a dramatic but natural outcome that will allow you to look younger longer.

“Moda” is the Italian word for fashion and is derived from a Latin word for “way or method of doing something.” The word perfectly captures the essence of Dr. Montante’s MODA makeover, which uses the most current or “fashionable,” advanced techniques. It is highly customized for each patient – far from a “one-size-fits-all” procedure.

What can a MODA Makeover do you for?

While this method can correct a number of signs of aging, most patients wish to correct the following:

  • The appearance of jowls
  • Tired-looking eyelids
  • Loose neck skin
  • Tear troughs under the eyes

Your Consultation for a MODA Makeover

Dr. Montante will spend time with you during your initial consultation to hear your concerns and goals, as well as answer your questions. He will take your medical history and examine the areas that concern you in order to devise a customized plan for your MODA Makeover, which he will discuss with you in detail.

Most patients who are good candidates for this method are aged 35-55. Dr. Montante will also advise you of all preparations to take prior to your procedures.

Before & After

View a selection of Before & After photos of procedures performed by Dr. Montante and the skilled team at Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. These photos provide actual results achieved to get a better sense of the possible outcomes following your procedure. 

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What should you expect from a MODA Makeover?

The procedures are performed on an outpatient basis using sedation. Occasionally, general anesthesia is recommended. Typically, procedures take about 2 hours.

Depending on what you wish to achieve, your MODA Makeover may include liposuction on the neck and cheeks, fat grafting, a neck lift using minimal incisions, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and/or laser resurfacing. All procedures are minimally invasive with low risk, and they require little downtime.

Dr. Montante’s MODA Makeover can address some of the early signs of aging on the upper face, such as deepening tear troughs and excess skin on the eyelids (both upper and lower).

Injectables can target these issues, but the results last only a year or two. Dr. Montante recommends facial fat grafting for a longer-lasting non-surgical solution that adds volume to the eye area. In some cases, eyelid surgery may be necessary, but this can be done in a minimally invasive way to remove the slight excess skin on your eyelids. This procedure is sometimes called “pinch blepharoplasty.”

For loss of volume in the cheek area, Dr. Montante often recommends facial fat grafting, as this method lasts longer than dermal filler injections.

Signs of aging like fullness at the jowls/jawbone or under the chin, as well as loose skin on the neck, can be addressed with a MODA Makeover. Dr. Montante frequently uses neck liposuction to address excess fat bulges in this area. It requires only small incisions.

A minimal incision neck list can address excess skin and tighten the area with a shorter recovery period than after a conventional neck lift. Most patients are ready to return to normal activities within a week or less, but the results can be dramatic.

Recovering from a MODA Makeover

Most of Dr. Montante’s patients are able to return to work within 10 days or fewer after a MODA Makeover. Patients report that their discomfort after these procedures is surprisingly mild.

Still, some minor swelling and bruising are to be expected, especially if surgical procedures are included. Cold compresses and elevating the head during sleep can help to speed the healing process.

Sutures are removed in about a week, and exercise can be resumed in about a month.

If you’re looking for a long-term but minimally invasive solution to the signs of aging, a MODA Makeover may be ideal for you. Contact our office at (804) 325-4795 in Richmond for a consultation to find out more about this innovative solution.

Dr. Steven J. Montante

Dr. Steven J. Montante has many years of experience in the field and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his plastic surgery residency at Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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