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Fernando Burstein MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fernando Burstein MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fernando Burstein MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon

Patient safety is always the biggest concern with any type of surgical procedure, especially in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. In a previous plastic surgery blog, we discussed the importance of examining a surgeon’s certifications, training, and experience. Patients must ensure their plastic surgeons are board certified and that their surgeries are performed in an accredited surgical facility. When it comes to facial and craniofacial surgery, it is especially important to check the surgeon’s experience and credentials since the majority of head, face, and neck procedures are highly complex.doctor fernando burstein

Atlanta facial plastic surgeon Dr. Fernando Burstein is double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology. In addition to his certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burstein is also certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Burstein also completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery, which focuses on the reconstruction of facial bones and maxillofacial surgery. Specializing in surgery of the head and face, Dr. Burstein’s certifications reinforce his expertise in specialty procedures related to the ear, nose, and throat (ENT). He is also an active member of multiple professional medical societies such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Since the head and neck contain very important functional features, Dr. Burstein encourages patients to choose prospective surgeons who have extensive experience and board-certified training. Board certification in otolaryngology and additional fellowship training are voluntary for surgeons to improve their performance and demonstrate precision and skill during facial surgery. Additional certifications better ensure patient safety, optimal results, and appropriate care.

In addition to a surgeon’s certifications, Dr. Burstein also recommends that patients ask thorough questions and gain a level of comfort and understanding prior to choosing a procedure. Patients should also conduct research on the procedure and view their plastic surgeon’s before and after photos to better understand the surgery and potential results. If you are interested in a cosmetic or reconstructive facial procedure, schedule a consultation today. Also, connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to stay up-to-date with the latest facial plastic surgery news.

Facial plastic surgery provides a solution for patients seeking to change their appearance due to aesthetic reasons or to address anti-aging concerns. However, many patients also require facial reconstructive surgery to correct abnormalities that can cause functional challenges. Double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology, Dr. Fernando Burstein operates on patients of all ages to resolve defects caused by congenital disorders or trauma. Often, multiple surgeries are required to fully restore functionality and aesthetics.

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One of the most common birth defects in pediatric and adult facial reconstruction is cleft lip and/or cleft palate. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 2,651 U.S. babies are born each year with a cleft palate and about 4,437 babies are born with a cleft lip. A cleft lip is a separation of the lip, which can sometimes include the gum and base of the nose that causes both functional and aesthetic concerns. Dr. Burstein reconstructs small tissues of the lip and nose to enclose the separation of the lip and to reconnect the nose. Often, the columella and nasal base are affected. Depending on the patient’s needs, reconstructive rhinoplasty may be performed to improve breathing and aesthetics.

A cleft palate is the separation of the soft palate located within the roof of the mouth. Both of these birth defects can have debilitating effects on a patient’s ability to eat, hear, speak, and breathe. While this surgery is often performed during infancy, other surgeries often follow the initial procedure to maintain results as the patient continues to grow and develop. To correct a cleft palate, Dr. Burstein reconstructs the roof of the mouth to restore function of the palate. While these defects are resolved with an initial procedure, additional surgeries may be required to address speech or maxillary problems that can develop as the patient grows.

For patients who have not yet undergone surgery or for those who require further treatments, adult cleft lip and palate reconstruction can fix late cleft deformities such as misaligned jaws or teeth, speech problems, and asymmetrical lip and nose appearance. Cleft lip and cleft palate reconstruction can be performed regardless of the patient’s age. Dr. Burstein maintains a relationship with cleft surgery patients to ensure their aesthetic and reconstructive results remain consistent throughout their life.

If you are interested in learning more about reconstructive procedures, or the variety of cosmetic procedures Dr. Burstein offers, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery news.

Now through March 31st, 2013, Dr. Fernando Burstein and his Nurse Practitioner Debi Cooper are offering discounts on select facial rejuvenation treatments. TCA chemical peels will be available for $400 for the full face and $200 for under the eyes. Chemical peels are non-surgical facial treatments that even skin tone and exfoliate damaged skin cells. Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) serves as the main ingredient in chemical peels to promote collagen production.injectables on sale atlanta ga

Cosmetic injectables, Restylane® and Perlane®, are specially priced as well. Patients can purchase a syringe of Restylane® for $400 or a syringe of Perlane® for $450. Both injectables are facial fillers to reduce the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and lost volume. Restylane® and Perlane® contain hyaluronic acid (HA) that naturally fills areas of lost volume. Each injectable has shown results lasting up to 6 months. Restylane® has also been FDA approved for use as a lip enhancer for patients over the age of 21.

If you’re interested in one of these facial rejuvenation procedures, contact our office today and schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more facial plastic surgery updates and news.

Maintaining Facelift Results After Surgery

January 17th, 2013 | Posted by drburstein_marketing in Blog | Face Lift - (Comments Off)

One of the most effective facial anti-aging procedures is facelift surgery (rhytidectomy). Patients who have sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and deep creases can benefit from a facelift because it provides overall rejuvenation to address both sagging skin and loose muscle contributing to other signs of aging. A facelift removes excess tissue and tightens the underlying skin and muscle to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Although facelifts provide effective results, this procedure cannot stop the aging process. With over 20 years of experience specifically performing facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fernando Burstein offers minimally invasive treatments to help patients maintain their facelift results.Atlanta Facelift Gallery - Dr. Fernando Burstein

After comprehensive procedures such as facelifts or rhinoplasty (nose surgery), Dr. Burstein often recommends chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing to improve skin texture and appearance. Depending on the patient’s age, skin condition, and needs, there are various strengths of treatments to resolve other skin conditions. Chemical peels remove dead, damaged skin cells to reveal new, healthy skin underneath. This procedure improves acne, hyperpigmentation, scars, and fine lines. Also, this can be performed in combination with a facelift or done as a maintenance procedure in-office.

Laser skin resurfacing utilizes heat energy to induce the body’s natural wound healing response. Like chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing improves skin tone and removes acne, scars, and mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines. This procedure is often performed after surgery, and anytime in-office as well. However, most patients have multiple treatments for optimal results.

Dr. Burstein also offers cosmetic injectables and facial fillers to address the signs of aging and enhance facelift results. Cosmetic injectables such as Botox® and Dysport® relax muscles to smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, and furrows. Facial fillers such as Juvéderm® and Restylane® fill areas of lost volume where deeper lines can appear. These facial rejuvenation treatments are also effective options for patients who do not yet require a surgical procedure.

Along with these treatments, it is also important to protect skin from sun exposure and maintain a healthy lifestyle to optimize your facial plastic surgery results. If you are interested in facelift surgery or other facial rejuvenation options, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. Also be sure to connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery news.

The FaceTime Facelift: The New Face of Cosmetic Surgery

December 7th, 2012 | Posted by drburstein_marketing in Blog | Facelift - (Comments Off)

As discussed in previous blogs, anti-aging facial procedures have significantly increased in response to the competitive job market and a struggling economy. However, recent research has shown video chat technology as another influence on patients seeking facial plastic surgery. The term “FaceTime facelift” has been coined in reference to procedures that target the chin and lower facial areas. With various video applications such as FaceTime, Skype®, and Google hangouts, more people have been increasingly concerned about their appearance because most computer and Smartphone devices are situated at a lower angle, creating a view that reveals wrinkles, sagging skin, and the appearance of a double chin. Dr. Fernando Burstein offers various facial rejuvenation treatments to help patients who are unhappy with their appearances, on or off screen.double chin surgery atlanta ga

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been a 71 percent increase in the number of chin procedures in 2011. Genioplasty, or surgery of the chin, is performed to augment or reduce the size of the chin and achieve a more proportional, slimmer facial appearance. Over time, skin loses elasticity and creates a “turkey waddle” appearance. Patients with smaller chins choose genioplasty to reposition or improve the contour of their chin. Instead of using “chinplants,” Dr. Burstein employs a more natural technique that utilizes the patient’s own tissue and bone to reduce the risk of post-surgery complications.

In addition to genioplasty, patients can opt for neck lift or facelift surgery to tighten loose skin and remove excess fat. Facelift surgery provides a full, comprehensive facial rejuvenation.  Patients wanting to target areas such as the forehead or cheeks may be more suitable candidates for partial facelifts such as a brow lift, upper, lower, or mid facelift.

Dr. Burstein also offers minimally invasive treatments for patients not yet ready for a surgical procedure. Chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing may be used following surgery to even skin tone, but they can also be used for patients looking to revitalize skin. These treatments can improve acne, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, and scars while encouraging cell production for younger, undamaged skin. To help produce or maintain a more youthful look without surgery, Ultherapy® uses ultrasound technology to tighten loose skin and stimulate collagen production.

For more information on these anti-aging procedures or if you are interested in other facial rejuvenation options, contact us to schedule a consultation today. Be sure to also connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery news.