Meet Your Surgeon: Dr. Malena M. Amato MD FACS
With over 15 years of experience. Dr. Malena Amato is a board-certified Stanford and Georgetown-trained Ophthalmic Plastic and Facial Surgeon who brings to Austin cutting-edge, minimally-invasive techniques in facial rejuvenation and reconstruction. As a leader in her field, she has performed thousands of eyelid tear duct and facial surgeries for all ages, including no scar and endoscopic tear duct surgery, laser surgery, as well as non-invasive facial fillers and Botox® treatments. Patients often comment that Dr. Amato’s personable approach combined with her qualifications and experience is the reason they have chosen her as their surgeon.
Dr. Amato completed a 2 year accredited ASOPRS fellowship in Austin, TX and at MD Anderson. She returned to Austin in 2013 after practicing in California and in Annapolis, MD. Dr. Amato has earned the respect of her patients and peers not only in her community, but also as an international speaker, educated and surgeon on several medical missions. She has taught dozens of students and fellows, contributed to research, and authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed papers. She has served as president of the Austin Ophthalmologic Society and is currently an adjunct faculty at Dell Medical School. She is the founder of Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates.
Meet Malena Amato MD FACS
Learn more about the Georgetown and Stanford alumna and why you should visit Dr. Amato for your next procedure.
What is Oculoplastic Surgery?
Oculoplastic Facial Surgery covers a broad scope of aesthetic and reconstructive facial procedures from infants to adults. Oculoplastic surgeons such as Dr. Amato are board certified Ophthalmologists who complete a rigorous 2-year accredited ASOPRS fellowship. Dr. Amato completed a Stanford General Surgery internship followed by Ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University before she went on as a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons at Texas Oculoplastic Consultants in Austin, TX and MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is currently adjunct clinical Faculty at Dell Medical School. She brings to Austin her qualifications and experience of over 15 years with a personalized woman’s touch. Oculoplastic services include:
- Ptosis Repair (congenital or acquired)
- Eyebrow ptosis or Forehead lift
- Blepharoplasty (saggy eyelids causing visual obstruction)
- Eyelid laxity from aging (entropion, ectropion)
- Misdirected eyelashes irritating the eyes (trichiasis)
- Trauma (facial fractures, facial scarring)
- Tearing problems (tear duct obstruction, dry eye)
- Enucleation (removal of blind painful eyes)
- Eyelid cancer
- Orbital tumors
- Thyroid Eye Disease
- Inflammatory disorders of the eyelid and orbit
- Congenital Defects (eyelid ptosis, blocked tear duct, tumors, congenital facial malformations)
- Facial spasm or paralysis
- Abcess or Chalazion treatment
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What’s New: A Doctor Who Cares
Dr. Amato is committed to providing the highest level of skill, compassion, ethics, and safety, but nothing is more important than being a good listener and addressing each patient’s individual concerns.