Maria came to the United States from Vietnam 42 years ago. A homemaker and mother of two children, 22 and 26, Maria’s first procedure with Dr. Burstein was in fall of 2010. Since then, Dr. Burstein has performed several facial reconstruction procedures as part of her staged care plan to address the aesthetic and functional affects of the complete cleft lip and palate she was born with. This included moving the upper jaw forward so her teeth would meet, adding bone to the gum cleft, reconstructing her nose, and revising her cleft lip.
Maria was referred to Dr. Burstein by her oral surgeon, Dr. Christian Loetscher of Atlanta Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C., who completed Maria’s dental implant surgery and told her of Dr. Burstein’s excellent reputation for patient satisfaction and great results. As Dr. Burstein does with many reconstructive surgery patients, Dr. Loetscher and Dr. Burstein worked together to provide Maria with comprehensive care and produce natural looking reconstructive surgery results.
She was so pleased with Dr. Burstein’s bedside manner and warm personality after her first procedure that she continued to choose him as her plastic surgeon. Her most recent procedure was last year. In total, Dr. Burstein performed Maria’s cleft lip reconstruction and cleft nasal reconstruction to restore a normalized appearance as well as advanced surgery of the upper jaw to properly align her upper and lower teeth (malocclusion).
Maria mentioned that she loved how compassionate and easy to talk to Dr. Burstein was. She said he carefully explained her procedures and thoroughly answered all of her questions. Dr. Burstein’s staff and medical team also made an impression on Maria. She says each person in the office had a great sense of humor and made her feel at ease during every appointment. Along with Dr. Burstein and his team, Maria is also pleased with her results. She says the asymmetry in her nose has improved along with the feel and function in her jaw and sinuses.
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