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Facial Plastic Surgery Center holds open house to welcome Dr. Newlon

Surgeons teaming up to raise funds for Captains for Clean Water

August 1, 2018
Special to The Eagle ( , Pine Island Eagle

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville welcomed Dr. James L. Newlon to the Facial Plastic Surgery Center on Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers during an open house July 19. The facial plastic surgeons also announced that they are teaming up to raise money to support Captains For Clean Water, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for and protecting South Florida's water resources.

Patients and friends attended the open house to meet Dr. Newlon and hear about their efforts to help Captains For Clean Water. Both physicians and the Assuage Luxury Spa will donate 10 percent of their income from injectables and filler sales to the non-profit for the entire month of August. The offer will be extended to Assuage Luxury Spa locations in both Fort Myers and Naples, where Dr. Prendiville serves as medical director.

The surgeons are issuing a challenge to other businesses to also dedicate a portion of their revenues during August to help Captains For Clean Water save our waters. Businesses that wish to join the challenge should contact Captains For Clean Water at

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Dr. James Newlon and Michelle Newlon of Pine Island.


"We are disheartened to see the damage caused to our rivers and estuaries by the unnatural discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Our fish and seagrasses are dying, our shorelines are caked with green algae, and our decaying water quality is impacting everyone," said Drs. Prendiville and Newlon. Both are avid fishermen and supporters of Captains For Clean Water.

"The solution is to restore the natural flow of the water by purchasing land to treat and convey Lake Okeechobee water south. Funds to do this are already available through Amendment 1, but our legislature is slow to act to implement this long-term solution," they said.

"We believe strongly that we must put pressure on our legislators and the Army Corps of Engineers to save the fisheries and coastal communities of south Florida. It starts with just a few of us stepping forward to say 'enough is enough' and we ask others to join us in this fight to protect our waterways, and ultimately, our way of life," said Drs. Prendiville and Newlon.

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The two facial plastic surgeons share space at Dr. Prendiville's offices at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers.

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.

Dr. Newlon has more than 12 years of experience as a facial plastic surgeon and is the current chairman of otolaryngology for the Lee Health system. He is board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngol-ogy Head and Neck Surgery.

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