The signs of aging are often the first reason why patients consider facial plastic surgery. Double board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), Dr. Fernando Burstein performs facial cosmetic procedures to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. Many patients pursue facial plastic surgery beginning in their 40’s to remain competitive in the workforce or to restore their self-confidence. However, many patients desire to eliminate the signs of aging, but they do not want to appear completely different or it to be evident that they had surgery.
With over 25 years of surgical experience, Dr. Burstein often hears patient’s concerns about scarring especially when it comes to facial procedures. To minimize scarring, Dr. Burstein has developed innovative techniques for specific procedures. When performing facelift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Dr. Burstein hides incisions within the natural folds and creases of the face. Specifically, incisions used for facelift surgery are carefully made along the hairline and eyelid surgery incisions are carefully placed within the eyes’ natural creases.
To further camouflage scars for other procedures, Dr. Burstein may also perform endoscopic procedures which use a small camera to assist treatment. With an endoscopic technique, Dr. Burstein is able to make smaller incisions and minimize visible scarring. He often uses a minimally-invasive endoscopic approach for brow lift surgery and muscular torticollis treatment. During consultation, Dr. Burstein meets with each patient to discuss treatment plans for natural-looking results. While facial cosmetic procedures do not stop the aging process, patients can benefit from a natural, rejuvenated appearance so their appearance can reflect their age.
Since many older professionals choose plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Burstein also provides minimally- invasive facial rejuvenation for patients who are not yet ready for surgery or can afford downtime away from work. Cosmetic injectables and facial fillers such as Botox®, Juvéderm®, and Perlane® are available to smooth wrinkles and restore areas of lost volume. Laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels are also other non-surgical options to treat surface skin issues in addition to the signs of aging. These procedures are also treatment options to maintain plastic surgery results or slow the aging process.
If you are interested in a surgical or non-surgical facial procedure, contact us at our Atlanta office to schedule a consultation. For more news and updates on plastic surgery, follow Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.