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Dr. Stephen Prendiville Is Featured Presenter at National Symposium

FORT MYERS, FLA., June 12, 2019 – Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville was a featured presenter at the 15th Annual Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology symposium in Las Vegas June 5-8.

Dr. Prendiville was the only Southwest Florida physician to speak at the educational conference which brings together nationally recognized physicians and educators in the fields of facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery dermatology and oculoplastic surgery.  Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology is the largest event of its kind in North America.

Dr. Prendiville spoke on the topic of minimizing bruising and bleeding in facelifts using tranexamic acid, which is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine.

“Our practice has seen a marked reduction in the amount of bruising and bleeding in facelifts when we use tranexamic acid,” said Dr. Prendiville.

The human body naturally dissolves blood clots, according to Dr. Prendiville.  “Antifibrinolytics such as tranexamic acid prevent the body from dissolving the blood clot to avoid excessive bleeding,”

Dr. Prendiville is the only Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  He has performed more than 4,500 surgical procedures during his 15 years of practice in Fort Myers.

He is recognized nationally as a facelift expert and is named as a Top Doctor again this year by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for the fifth consecutive year.

Dr. Prendiville is one of only 10 doctors in the U.S. to be honored as an Elite Inductee into the RealSelf 100 and RealSelf 500 Hall of Fame for excellent patient service and his willingness to answer patient inquiries on the RealSelf website, which is the leading online community that helps people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures.  To achieve Elite Inductee status, surgeons must be among the top 1 percent of more than 1,000 surgeons reviewed.

He also serves as the Medical Director of the Assuage Luxury Spa in Fort Myers and Naples.

Dr. Prendiville has authored more than 20 articles published in medical journals and he has served as guest editor for Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America.

He is the past president and secretary/treasurer of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, an association consisting of 250 facial plastic surgeons in the state.

Dr. Prendiville graduated with his M.D. degree with high honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and served his residency at Georgetown University.

He was awarded a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University in Missouri, where he was a clinical instructor in the St. Louis University Department of Otolaryngology.

All surgeries are performed at Dr. Prendiville’s state-of-the-art Surgical Center adjacent to his office in South Fort Myers at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive, Suite A.  The Surgical Center is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF), which is the largest accrediting body for outpatient surgical facilities in the United States. For more information about Dr. Prendiville, please visit his website at