About Us

Northwest Facial Aesthetic Center’s Philosophy

We believe there are no shortcuts to quality. Our philosophy is centered on enhancing the lives of our patients by achieving long-lasting, natural-looking results while using the safest, most advanced and reliable technology. This includes tailoring every patient’s treatment to his or her desires and expectations. In addition, our physicians make sure your care doesn’t stop following your procedure. They will follow up and educate you on how to enhance your skin in order to maximize your results. We believe that a comfortable, well-educated patient will achieve the most satisfaction.

Marcelo Antunes, MD

Dr. Marcelo AntunesOriginally from Brazil, Dr. Marcelo Antunes completed his residency in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. In addition, he completed a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, as well as ear surgery training in Switzerland. Dr. Antunes is well trained in all aspects of Otolaryngology ¬ Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

In addition to performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, he enjoys treating patients with a variety of problems such as nasal obstruction, sinus, allergy and ear conditions. He has extensive training in rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelid, reconstructive, sinus and ear procedures. During his residency, he trained and performed highly complicated procedures with the pioneer in sinus surgery in the United States. He is also well-versed in chronic ear infection and cochlear implant surgeries.

Dr Antunes is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Languages: Portuguese and Spanish.

Surgery or No Surgery?

It depends. There is a place for surgery and there is a place for non-surgical treatments. Over the past years there has been a trend towards minimally-invasive or non-invasive aesthetic procedures. They have brought significant improvements in our ability to rejuvenate the face. However, sometimes surgery is not the answer. In this case, our physicians will usually administer Botox or fillers. Unfortunately, sometimes there is a limit on what these can accomplish. At a certain point, the answer becomes surgery. When well executed, facial surgery looks very natural and is long-lasting. Many may ask if you’ve lost weight or changed your hairstyle, but will not be able to determine the subtle change you’ve made by having a procedure done