Sometimes the tiniest changes can make a world of difference. Just ask Lee, our September Spotlight Patient. When Lee, a twenty-six year old hairdresser from Ireland, came to our Atlanta plastic surgery office, he had been experiencing breathing difficulties all his life. He was extremely self-conscious about his facial profile and had wanted plastic surgery since his early teens.
“I always felt awkward and embarrassed in social situations,” he explained. “And I even actively avoided having my picture taken.”
Having only lived in the United States for two years, Lee was left to his own devices in finding a doctor. After having several unsatisfactory consultations with different referrals, Lee’s research led him to our office. “Everyone in his office was so friendly and helpful,” Lee explained. “I felt like Dr. Burstein really listened to what I had to say and understood what I wanted to accomplish. I finally felt like I had come to the right place.”
Lee’s nasal difficulties were addressed with rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, to repair his deviated septum and reconstruct the sinuses. Rather than significantly reducing the size of Lee’s nose, the tip was reshaped with a tip-plasty and then the size and definition of his chin was augmented with genioplasty in addition to liposuction of his lower face and neck. The final result was a more cleanly defined profile and an end to Lee’s breathing problems.
“I don’t snore anymore,” he happily related. “I sleep much better and I am less tired all the time. I’ve even lost weight because it’s so much easier to work out. Running and cardio training are so much more fun when you can actually breathe!”
Lee is extremely pleased with the cosmetic surgery results, but was immediately impressed by the post-surgery care that we were able to provide. “I only missed about a week of work and I hardly experienced any pain at all. I recovered so much faster than I had expected I would,” Lee explained.
Since then, Lee’s self-confidence has soared. “I couldn’t have imagined a better outcome,” he exclaimed. “Dr. Burstein is definitely the man to see!”
If you are interested in a cosmetic or reconstructive facial procedure with a double-board certified surgeon, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Additionally, some reconstructive procedures can be covered by insurance and we provide a variety of options for financing, including Care Credit®, in order to assist you. Be sure to also connect with me, Dr. Burstein, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery news.