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Dr. Mark Checcone

Facial Plastic Surgery
Sarasota, FL
20 years experience male

Locations

RejuveFace

Sarasota, FL

Address

1958 Prospect St, Sarasota, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

941-953-4600

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

Tricare

Aetna

CIGNA Health Care

UnitedHealthcare

RejuveFace

Bradenton, FL

About

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Facial Plastic Surgeon

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Facial Plastic Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

65 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Clean is key. : Any liquid soap will work. The important thing to focus on is keeping it clean. Rubbing alcohol is recommended for the first 1-2 weeks. Piercings of t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Scar revision: If you see an obvious scar in the columella (the column of skin between the nostrils), there is likely a misalignment of the skin edges, which can be ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
More on external: The other answers address differences between open and closed (endonasal) approaches. The open or external incision is shaped like an inverted "v" or ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Consider botox: Wrinkles along the sides of the bridge of your nose which are made when you flex the muscles along the nasal sidewall can be treated with botox. Somet... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Here's some guidance: Blocked nasal passages can be from a mechanical obstruction or the lack of sensed airflow. Examples of an obstruction include a septal deviation, enla... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Voice box swelling: You ask a good question about laryngeal pharyngeal reflux. This problem of acid spilling from the esophagus to the voice box (larynx) causes swelling ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Return to your ENT: Sharp pain around the ear can be from the ear or referred pain from the jaw or throat. Since you had a tube placed recently, it would be best to see y... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Ideally, one: Skin resurfacing with fractionated lasers attempts to balance between treating enough surface area to rejuvenate your skin and leaving untreated skin ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Thick nasal skin: Having thicker skin on the nose is a blessing in the long-run, but can make for a slower recovery because of greater swelling. An appropriate facial a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
A common safe combo: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (fess) and rhinoplasty are both commonly performed under general anesthesia. If you are undergoing a fess, it is a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
1-2 weeks: Eyelid lift surgical procedures can involve upper lid blepharoplasty (removing excess skin), lower lid blepharoplasty, brow lifts, or a combination of... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes.: Although colds can certainly linger for more than a week, age 2 is an age where foreign bodies have a tendency to find their way into the nose. At le... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Chin surgery: Mentoplasty, genioplasty, and chin augmentation/reduction are all common names to resize or reshape the chin.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Which pigment?: Extra pigment outside the pink part of the lips can usually be lightened with topical bleaching medications or with intense pulse light (ipl) treatmen... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Silicone gel sheets: Face scars look better after compression with a silicone gel sheet which can be worn nightly. The compression helps to remodel deep scar tissue making... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Cover-up. : The best home remedy for acne scars is makeup to cover up the depressed skin "pockmarks". Acne scarring has many different types, sizes, and appearanc... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Useful resource.: Fees vary widely in different regions of the country and around the world. Here's a cost guide to help serve as a frame of reference while you inquire... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Silicone gel sheets: Scars look better after compression with a silicone gel sheet which can be worn nightly. The compression helps to remodel deep scar tissue making it f... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Sensitive lips: Oratane is a retinoid which increases epithelial cell turnover to help acne. On your lips, this rapid turnover means your lips get drier and chapped. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Septal perforation: Whistling from your nose is often a sign of an anterior septal perforation. The septum divides the 2 sides of your nose and separates the airflow thro... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Change shape of ears: "oto" means ears, and "plasty" means to change the shape or form. Otoplasty changes the size, prominence or shape of the ears. It is most commonly per... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Maybe 2 issues: Try to focus on caring for the sun burn first. Use moisturizer with aloe and wait some time for the sun burn to improve. If the bump persists without ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Common combo. : A septoplasty is indicated when your septum is deviated in order to create a better nasal airway. In the course of doing a rhinoplasty, a septoplasty ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Good Question: You are going to get many opinions on this controversial topic. The goal of your doctor is to do no harm: operating too early can disrupt the growth p... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Compare injectables: Botox is a type of neurotransmitter blocker, a class of medicine including Dysport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a). They all temporarily block muscl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Several options: Lightening brown spots can be done with topical lightening creams such as a hydroquinone or with ipl (intense pulses light) treatments. Both of these ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Get them checked : Moles or nevi are usually benign but should be biopsied if they are changing rapidly in size, shape or color. If what you are describing is changing o... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Nasal airflow : If you have a new change in nasal airflow that was not there before, and you aren't sick or recently injured in the nose, you may want to see an ENT t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Nasal septum surgery: Septoplasty comes from the latin word "saeptum" meaning fence or divider combined with the greek word "plastos" meaning molded or formed. The nasal se... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
It could be.: Deviated septums can cause unequal airflow through the nose. If more air flows through the wider passage, you can get drying of the mucus membranes mo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Normal nasal cycle: Your nose is meant to filter the air you breathe. The normal nasal cycle describes an alternating congestion of each side of the nose every 90 minutes... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: Rhinoplasty results can take a long time to see due to swelling and contracture of the wound. This time varies depending on many factors like extent o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Cartilage damage: Damaged cartilage of the ear creates the appearance of a cauliflower ear which can be repaired in some cases by removing certain components of the irr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Congratulations: Smoking cessation is the best first step! now you can rejuvenate the skin with a facial, peel, microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing treatment to exf... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Bleeding risk: Exercise restrictions following septoplasty depend on the procedure performed. It's possible to perform a closed septoplasty and have no restrictions;... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Not directly: Forehead winkles come from the muscles that raise and lower your eyebrows. With aging, the wrinkles become more permanently ingrained in the skin from... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Dried out mucosa: The lining of your nose, or mucosa provides moisture to the dry air you breathe to condition the air before it reaches the lungs. When the air is real... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Cosmetic or medical?: Nose surgery comes in many varieties. You may want to start with an ENT (ears nose and throat doctor) to discuss your concerns. For changes to the app... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Anesthesia safety: The type of anesthesia to sedate patients can vary. It is most important to protect the airway during a patient's altered consciousness. If the nasal ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Shave or excision?: Moles are either shaved so that no sutures are used, or excised in order to prevent recurrence but will require sutures. In both cases you want to avo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Good ? Tough answer: Scars are disruptions to the skin's normal layers, thickness, color and contour. They change through your lifetime due to the normal scar remodeling p... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
They are safe: Botox is not absorbed but binds to the nerve-muscle junction to decrease muscle contraction and prevent wrinkle formation. It lasts 3 mo before your b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Breathing problems: If you break your nose multiple times without having it realigned, you could end up with breathing obstructions from a more narrowed nasal airway. If ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes.: Crooked noses are either congenital (you're born with uneven nasal bones) or acquired (after a broken nose or other trauma). In either case, the degre... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Bleeding from drying: Nose bleeds often come from turbulent airflow in the nose that dries out the mucus membranes leading to bleeding. Nose surgery that corrects the airfl... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Ideally, one: Skin resurfacing with fractionated lasers attempts to balance between treating enough surface area to rejuvenate your skin and leaving untreated skin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Scars or sores?: You can clear open sores faster with an antiviral like acyclovir. Scars left behind cannot be removed any faster than any other scar. To evaluate the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
It's your call. : You are embarking on an elective procedure which is orders of magnitude more complicated than your first rhinoplasty. Take your time doing your homewo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Many answers. : A good rhinoplasty or nose job creates balance and harmony of the nose and face. Wide nostrils may be improved with more tip projection or a simple "b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Common question: Was your initial surgery for cosmetic concerns, for a breathing problem or both? If your breathing got worse, it's likely a revision may help and shou... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Checcone is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Checcone is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 4, 2013
Highly!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSPITAL

Awards

2012 Fellow American College of Surgeons
Top Doctor, Second Place, Bradenton, FL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Bradenton, FL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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